August 20, 2020

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
The "magic of new beginnings" is palpable as the long summer days come to an end and the crisp cool nights begin to roll in. Every August since Kindergarten I have felt the nervous anticipation for the start of the school year, either as a student or an educator. And in that way, this year is no different despite all of the uncertainty locally, nationally, and globally. The seasons will change. The school year will start. It's time to trust the magic of a new beginning.
Although this is not the way we want to start the school year, the Bainbridge High School staff is excited to welcome high school students "back to school" in a few short weeks. We have been working all summer to prepare for the shifting landscape of teaching and learning and will be ready to launch on Wednesday, September 2nd. 
To help you conceptualize what school will look like for high school students this Fall, we are sharing the weekly academic schedule for remote Continuous Learning with you today. The weekly schedule is linked here for your reference and will be sent to students via frogrock email.
More details about individual student schedules and the month of September will be provided in a newsletter by the end of next week ~ stay tuned. We appreciate your patience as we work to schedule 1300 students into hybrid AM/PM  and 100% online schedules on a tight timeline. We continue to place students at the center of our work and this individual care takes time. Thank you for your partnership.
~ Kristen Haizlip, Principal
Main office   206-842-2634        Counseling office   206-842-2913
Bainbridge High School staff members have been busy this summer working to  prepare for the unique school year ahead.
We extend our gratitude to:
~ BHS custodians and the whole BISD facilities crew that have cleaned and prepped all buildings campus-wide
~ Teacher leaders that spent countless hours on planning and implementation teams throughout July & August
~ BHS staff that have stepped into new roles since March, pitching in wherever help is needed 
~ Our registrar and counselors that are working to build schedules for students under completely new parameters
And thank you to BHS families for your trust in us, as we re-envision high school and continue to place your students at the center of our work. 

Welcome to our new Freshmen!

Take note ~ Spartan Startup (ninth grade orientation) will take place on September 1st ~ stay tuned for more details next week! 

Calling all 10th & 12th grade students! Trade in your old Chromebook TODAY & TOMORROW

Click this link for info.
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.
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