The Ways BISD Communicates
Communicating with families and the community is important to BISD's mission. There are a number of ways you can stay informed!
PARENTS & GUARDIANS:BISD uses contact information obtained from Family Access. Please make sure your contact information is up to date by logging into your Family Access account.
School / District Newsletters:
Emergency Alerts & Messages:
- As a parent/guardian of a BISD student, you automatically receive eNews from the district office as well as eNews from your student(s) school(s)
- We use a system called ParentSquare to push out time-sensitive messages such school closures. We use the system to send messages via email, phone and text. While you do not have to register to receive BISD and school communications, you are encouraged to do so as it allows you to update your preferences on when/how you are notified and if you would like the communications to be sent in a language other than English. And in some situations, only those registered with ParentSquare can engage in two-way communication. Parents/Guardians Instructions for Activating ParentSquare
COMMUNITY MEMBERS:Stay up to date with BISD happenings! Community members can subscribe to newsletters from the district office and the schools and also enroll to receive time-sensitive alert emails (such as school closures). Click here to select which news sources you would like to receive. This is a great way for prospective families, grandparents and community members to stay informed.
OTHER COMMUNICATION TOOLS:District Newsletters:Click here to read past issues of our newsletter.Social Media:A Closer Look:A Closer Look is a publication of BISD that is inserted into The Islander (a weekly newspaper mailed to each household on Bainbridge Island).Click here to read the Winter 2024 issueClick here to read the Fall 2023 issueClick here to read the Spring 2023 issueClick here to read the Spring 2022 issueClick here to read the Spring 2021 issueClick here to read the Winter 2021 issueClick here to read the Fall 2020 issueClick here to read the Spring 2020 issueClick here to read the Fall 2019 issueClick here to read the Spring 2019 issueClick here to read the Winter 2019 issueClick here to read the Fall 2018 issueClick here to read the Winter 2018 issueClick here to read the Summer 2018 issueOpenBook:OpenBook is a publication of BISD. It was mailed to every household on Bainbridge Island.Click here to read the Winter 2017 issueClick here to read the Fall 2016 issue