Social Emotional Learning

    The most effective social and emotional learning requires a strategic, systematic approach that involves everyone, from district and school leaders to community partners to family members, working together to ensure students receive the support they need. Successful SEL is not a standalone program or add-on. It is central to how schools, communities, and families value and support the social, emotional, and academic development of their children.

    -Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

    BISD’s District Improvement Plan

    Mission Statement: As a community, we collectively commit to honoring and nurturing the unique skills, talents, and passions of every student. We provide a welcoming and respectful environment where students flourish and forge a life-long love of learning through relevant, engaging learning experiences. We empower our students to find purpose and contribute to a more just and equitable world.

    Health, Well-Being, and Safety Goal: Bainbridge Island School District will focus on and develop students' social and emotional skills to lead positive and healthy lives with strong connections, feelings of belonging, and a sense of hope throughout their time in the Bainbridge Island School District. 

    WA SEL Standards

    The Washington Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards and benchmarks were adopted in January 2020. The standards and benchmarks were developed through the lens of four guiding principles: equity, cultural responsiveness, universal design, and trauma-informed practices.



    Social Emotional Learning Contact:

    Annalisa Sanchez- Director of Student Services

    • asanchez@bisd303.org
    • 206-780-1069


    Related Policies and Procedures:

    Policy 3112 Social Emotional Climate

    Procedure 3112P Social Emotional Climate