SCHOOL HOURSBAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOLHours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.WOODWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Early Release: 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.SONOJI SAKAI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLHours: 8:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Early Release: 8:50 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.EAGLE HARBOR HIGH SCHOOLHours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.ODYSSEY MULTIAGE PROGRAMSHours:
Gr. 1-6, 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Gr. 7-8, 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.CAPTAIN JOHNSTON BLAKELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLHours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.ORDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLHours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.CAPTAIN CHARLES WILKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLHours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Dear BISD Community,
From The Seattle Times to The Kitsap Sun, news stories from across the region highlight the challenge of housing affordability. I have heard first-hand accounts from BISD staff members who can’t afford to live in the community they serve, and have learned of families forced to move off-island due to rising rents or lack of housing inventory in their price range.
There is strong reason to believe that the housing issue is negatively impacting BISD’s enrollment — our enrollment numbers were lower than expected this year and we believe next school year, our numbers will continue to decline. I have learned from my superintendent colleagues that school districts located in more expensive real estate markets (such as Seattle Public Schools) are experiencing declining enrollment, while districts in more affordable areas are experiencing enrollment booms (such as Enumclaw School District).
Housing affordability is a big problem and one that will take a community-wide effort to solve. To help engage the community in well-rounded conversations regarding the housing issue, I am working to create a coalition with other on-island governmental agencies whose workforce would benefit from additional affordable Bainbridge housing opportunities, as well as include representatives from the City of Bainbridge Island, interested non-profits and real estate experts.
As BISD superintendent, I am committed to advocating in favor of housing affordability, and I am committed to share how the current lack of housing is hurting our students, staff and district. If you have a story you would like to share, please email me.
As a longtime resident (and Bainbridge High School graduate), I have experienced first-hand what makes our community special. My hope is that our community grows in diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility. I believe housing affordability is one element to this vision.Sincerely,Peter Bang-Knudsen
BISD wants your opinions!BISD is currently updating the District Improvement Plan, which helps set long-term district goals. Part of the planning process is to hear from you! You are invited to share your opinions about which focus areas we should prioritize and help us set our core values. The survey is brief and your input is valuable! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bisd303.Thank you for helping guide and shape the district's efforts.
The Annual Back-to-School Check In (ABC) process is now open for the 2019-20 School Year.The ABC process allows us to collect information about students returning to the district for the next school year. Having an accurate understanding of the number of returning students helps us determine staffing, class size and building capacity to better serve the needs of our students.
- All current BISD parents: Access the ABC process on your computer through Skyward, or on your mobile device by choosing "Desktop" access in the Skyward mobile app.
The ABC process also allows the district to fulfill annual notification requirements for public schools in Washington State in an efficient manner.IMPORTANT: The ABC process must be completed and submitted to the district in order to access your student's class placement for next year. Class placements and schedules will be available in late August.If your student is not returning next year, please let the office manager at your child's school know.
- BISD parents of new students to the district for the 2019-20 School Year (kindergarteners, transfer students): Access the ABC process after July 25, 2019. (That's when new students are added to our system.)
CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT: Last Day of School now is June 21, 2019
February's snowstorms closed BISD schools for three days. And at the March 14th School Board meeting, the directors voted to implement the three snow days built into our calendar for the days missed in February.
The last day of school is now Friday, June 21, 2019.
Things to note:
- Lunch will not be served
- It will be a half-day with dismissals as follows:
Blakely, Ordway, Wilkes, Odyssey (Grades K-6) - 10:50 a.m.
BHS, EHHS, Odyssey 7-8 - 11:45 a.m.
Sakai - 11:55 a.m.
- WMS - 12:05 p.m.
Isaac Ziemba was one of eight students from across the country who won the What Matters Most in Life writing competition sponsored by YES! Magazine. Isaac’s essay focused the similarities he shares with with Glen Tyrell, retired Washington state trooper and current BISD Small Works & Facilities Coordinator.
Change and transitions can be exciting -- but also challenging. There are many ways parents and teachers can help children have an easier time managing transitions, but it may take a little experimentation to find out what "clicks" with each particular child. Here are tips on how to help children navigate change.
Bainbridge Island School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark D. Emerson to the position of School Board Director for District 5 following Sheila Jakubik’s recent resignation.
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