Emergency situations occasionally arise, which may require school schedule delays, closures, or changes in transportation. These are most frequently related to weather. Please see the Emergency Communications Bulletin sent home in the packet of emergency information each fall. You also may access this online at www.bisd303.org
. Under Quicklinks, click on Emergency Information. Finally, we may communicate through our voice notification system, which is a recorded phone message from someone in the district.
Media announcements commonly include the following phrases:
Schools Closed-— All Bainbridge Island public schools will be closed for the day.
Late Start— Schools are open and late start times will be announced. Buses will run on norm, which are identified on the Emergency Communications Bulletin and online as directed above under “District Emergency Communication Bulletin” in the right column on the Emergency Information webpage.al routes, unless Limited Bus Service is noted. Information about specific programs, i.e. kindergarten, preschool, out-of-district, or special education, may also be announced.
—Schools will run on normal schedules. When emergencies occur, you may also check the front page of the district website at www.bisd303.org
, call the district emergency message line at 206-780-1556, or go to www.schoolreport.org
For information about releasing students to parents in an emergency situation, see the packet of information sent home each fall, which includes the Emergency Student-Release Procedures, Emergency Student-Release Permission, and Talking About Family Emergency Plans . . . Questions to Consider.
For other details about district and school emergency plans and responses, contact your child’s school, call the district Community Relations Office, 206-780-1398, or check online at www.bisd303.org
Please remember that under some emergency conditions, telephone service may be unavailable for outgoing or incoming calls. At times, the local radio stations may be the only available means of communication. Therefore, we encourage you to have a battery-operated radio in your home and to listen to the designated stations listed in the Emergency Communications Bulletin.
Families can prepare for emergencies by:
- Creating a family plan covering actions to take in emergency situations.
- Having current emergency information on file at their child’s/children’s school(s).
- Going to the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management website at www.kitsapdem.org.