August 28, 2020

START OF SCHOOL UPDATE

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The countdown is on! 

We know you are likely feeling anxious about what to expect next Wednesday ~ we feel those nervous jitters too! Thank you for your patience as we spent the week in professional learning while also fine-tuning the complexities of our new scheduling model.  Student schedules will be visible in Skyward Family Access at 5pm on Monday, August 31st.
As usual, we will not make preferential schedule changes for students this Fall.  We created the master schedule with information from Spring student course requests and do not have capacity to make changes due to our tight scheduling parameters this year.  Thank you for your understanding.
To help get prepped for the first day of class, check out the BHS Student Portal with your student this weekend. We will be adding information to this site early next week, and will use this portal as a key communication platform during remote, hybrid and in-person learning throughout the year. Click the "Get Ready for School" image (like the one above) on the Student Portal and take a look around.  Additionally, please consider reading these steps to get you and your technology ready for school, as well as this letter from our Library staff. 
We can't wait for Wednesday!   ~ Bainbridge High School Staff

Bainbridge High School PTSO

The Bainbridge High School PTSO welcomes you to the 2020-2021 school year! The PTSO’s mission is to facilitate communication between home and school and to support and assist the BHS community of students and educators. With the unconventional start to this school year, this mission has never been more important. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We will do everything we can to support/facilitate any questions, concerns or ideas you might have. We operate on the generous donations from our parent community and we thank you for your support! Click here to read more.

It's time for lunch!


During at least the first nine-weeks of school (and all year for the students in 100% Online Learning), BISD is offering WEEKLY meal kits for all students district-wide.
Orders are placed by Monday for the following week’s meals. Meal kit pick-up is on Fridays at Sakai from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s important to note that meal kits are ordered by the week; we cannot offer students the option of “picking and choosing” their days. The meal kits include breakfast and lunch. 
The following options are available:
  • Meat Meals (Meal Kit A)
  • Vegetarian Meals (Meal Kit B)
  • Gluten-Free Meat Meals (Meal Kit C)
  • Gluten-Free Vegetarian Meals (Meal Kit D)
  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free with Meat Meals (Meal Kit E
  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Vegetarian Meals (Meal Kit F)
Click here to view the MENU for the first three weeks of school. Place your order by completing this Google Form.
A HUGE thank you to ~
Sheryl Belt, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction! We are grateful the work Sheryl has done to support teaching and learning over her years in the Bainbridge Island School District. Happy retirement!

BHS Athletics

Welcome to Mr. Corsetti in his new role as Grades 7-12 Athletic Director!  As you can imagine - we are navigating a athletics programming in a new way this Fall - stay informed about the latest updates at this link.

Chromebook Info

New to BISD? 
Pick up your Chromebook on August 31st if you have not already.  Click this link for info.
All 10th & 12th graders ~
You may also exchange Chromebooks for a new model on this date.
Purchase Insurance!
Insurance costs $35 and covers accidental damage and theft but not unexplained loss. For more information and to purchase, click here. This window will be open until October 1st. 
Questions? Contact Kathy Ellison at kellison@bisd303.org

Welcome to our new Freshmen!

Our ninth grade and new student orientation, Spartan Startup is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st. All ninth grade and new students will be contacted by their assigned Link Leaders with information about how to join the 90 minute orientation session on Tuesday. Students will also receive info via frogrock email accounts on MONDAY - so be sure to check youre email!

Family Handbook 2020-2021 

Includes helpful information about who to contact and descriptions of our learning models this school year.
Link:  https://bit.ly/33GwwQa

Applying for Free & Reduced Meals

Free and reduced-price lunches may be obtained by any student whose family income falls within the guidelines set by the US Department of Agriculture. We encourage everyone to apply — it’s quick and easy. In addition, students can apply at any time during the school year, and applications are reviewed as quickly as possible. 

If you qualified last year, eligibility carries forward for the first 30 days of the new school year. After 30 days, school meals revert to the full price unless a new qualifying application is submitted. Charges that accrue before a new application is approved are the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pay.

NEW! You can APPLY ONLINE through Skyward Family Access - click on the Food Service tab and then Applications to begin. Questions: NutritionServices@bisd303.org

New 2020-2021 School Immunization Rules In Effect

New immunication rules go into effect for the 2020-21 school year. However, the Department of Health has updated its recommendation that proof of compliance is necessary only when students are attending school in-person. Proof of compliance isn't required during Continuous Learning or 100% Online Learning.
These changes for 2020-21 include: 
  • Tdap vaccine will be required for entry into 7th grade instead of 6th grade. 
  • Immunication record turned in to schools are required to be medically verified.
  • The definition of conditional status has been clarified.
Please click here for more information on immunization requirements and changes or visit the Washington State Department of Health website.
Nondiscrimination statement: Bainbridge Island School District School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions, please contact Civil Rights Coordinator, Erin Murphy at emurphy@bisd303.org.