Bainbridge Island School District


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  • Announcing: BISD STRONG AWARD

    Bainbridge Island School District is filled with amazing students and staff and now there is a way to recognize and celebrate the many individuals who make our district strong.

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2017-18 School Hours


    Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
    Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
    Hours: 8:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Early Release: 8:50 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. 
    Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    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.
    Hours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
    Hours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
    Hours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.


  • Attention parents of five-year-olds (and those whose children will be five-years-old by Aug. 31): It’s time to discuss kindergarten!


    It's time to discuss kindergarten.


    Your child is about to embark on a wonderful milestone and BISD is proud to be part of this momentous event. Kindergarten sets the foundation for your child’s school career and puts him or her on a lifelong path of learning. Come learn all about it!

    Kindergarten Information and Registration Night

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    Wilkes Elementary School Commons
    12781 Madison Avenue NE

    6 p.m. — Doors open to pick up registration packets
    6:30 p.m. — Presentation on kindergarten programs (including the Mosaic Home Partnership Program)
    7:55 p.m. — El Velero, Spanish Immersion, kindergarten information


    Come visit!

    School visitations are an opportunity for students and parents to visit a kindergarten class, tour the school, learn more about the school and program, and take a bus ride around the neighborhood with a parent / guardian.

    Blakely Elementary
    Tuesday, February 13 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.

    Ordway Elementary
    Thursday, February 15 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.

    Wilkes Elementary
    Friday, February 16 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.

    To learn more about BISD's kindergarten program, download this brochure. 



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  • WMS Survey

    Woodward Middle School Principal Mike Florian is retiring at the end of the school year. To help guide the search in finding the next WMS principal, BISD is surveying staff, students, parents and community members to find out what people would like to see in the next principal. The responses gathered will help guide the interview process.

    Click the link below to participate in the short survey. All interested parties are encouraged to participate —  even if they aren't directly tied to WMS.  The survey will be open through Friday, February 16, 2018. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent Erin Murphy at



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  • Skyward

    Are you having difficulty logging in to check your students' grades or schedule a conference?
    It could be that you're logging into the wrong portal. Since we’ve updated our website, some of the log-in links have been rearranged. 
    Log-in to Skyward from any of these options on our homepages:

    • Scroll to the middle of the page where it says POPULAR LINKS and select the Skyward/Family Access button (near the center of the page).
    • There’s also a Skyward/Family Access on the left-hand side of the page, under SITE SHORTCUTS.
    • And at the bottom of every page (in the footer region) there is a Skyward/Family Access login.

    If you still aren't able to sign-in, please contact the office manager at your child's school. 


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  • Stop watch
    What’s faster than a speeding bullet? The answer used to be Superman. But now thanks to new tools, the answer is communication. One text, post, tweet, or Snapchat moves faster than Clark Kent changing in a phone booth — and kryptonite doesn’t slow it down!
    When an emergency occurs at our schools, oftentimes the messages that are first circulated come from non-official sources. For example, a student texts a parent about an emergency and then the parent posts the text on Facebook, and then the post is shared by other parents, etc. So why does it take longer for the school district to send out an official message? Read below to learn what is happening behind the scenes.

    1. Gathering facts: When an emergency happens, the school(s) and the district strive to communicate factual information to the public as quickly as possible. But, as no two situations are alike, oftentimes there are details we need to verify. This can involve talking to multiple parties (such as the police or fire department, or families directly involved with the emergency) and this information-gathering phase takes time. Please know we’re working hard to get an accurate account of the situation.

    2. Limited on what we can share: Depending on the situation, there are times we are limited on the details we can share. This could be due to privacy laws or due to an active law enforcement investigation. It is not our intention to seem vague when we say “We are unable to share specifics regarding XYZ.” Please know that we strive toward proactive communication while balancing the privacy of others.

    3. Getting the message out: Once we have the message ready to send, we activate various communication channels. The most used channels are email and text.
    Email: This is an efficient way to share information; the system takes about five to ten minutes to send out the email message.
    Text: This is the quickest way to send out messages and takes about five minutes to implement. We are limited to character counts when sending texts, so often the text is an abbreviated version of the email. NOTE: the system requires people to OPT-IN to receive texts. OPT-IN by texting Y to 67587. As long as your cell phone number remains the same, you only need to do this once during your student’s career at BISD.
    Phone: This is the least efficient mode of communication because it takes time for the system to call the thousands of numbers in our database. It can take up to two hours for people to receive the call.
    Website: We post timely messages on the district’s homepage.
    Social Media: We post timely messages to the district’s Facebook page.

    What can you do during an emergency situation?
    1. Follow the instructions given in our message. This might include an alternate pick-up location for your student, or a change to the schools’ dismissal times.

    2. Help keep the schools’ phone lines open by not calling in and asking for additional information. We will send updates through the above channels.

    3. To help cut down on misinformation in the community, share the district’s message with local friends and neighbors who aren’t in the district’s communications database (those who don’t have students enrolled in the district).

    Lastly, please make sure your contact information is always up to date in Skyward/Family Access. Your email address and phone number listed in Skyward/Family Access are the ones we use when sending out our messages.
    While we hope emergency messages are an infrequent occurrence, it’s important for you to know the steps involved. Thank you for doing your part to keep the communication lines open and for sharing accurate and factual messages to those around you.
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