Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen

A Letter from the Superintendent


    Welcome to the start of a new year in the Bainbridge Island School District! 

    Whether you are new to our district or have been with us for years, we are excited to begin a new cycle of learning and growth with you and your child. I also recognize that in addition to excitement, there can be some nervousness and jitters about the new school year. To every student and parent, please be assured that our staff members are here to ensure that students and families feel welcomed and respected.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s experience, I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher, counselor, or principal for assistance. If, after reaching out at the school level, you believe you need further support, do not hesitate to contact my office at 206-780-1052. 

    This annual handbook outlines some important district policies and serves as a resource for essential details such as school hours, food service, transportation and the measures BISD is taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.   

     I look forward to working in partnership with you this year and providing our students with the best education possible. 


    Peter Bang-Knudsen



    Do you have something you’d like to discuss? Peter is available most Wednesday afternoons and welcomes the opportunity to hear from students, staff, parents and community members.

    Contact Lani Chaffee for an appointment at 206-780-1052 or email


     Updated August 2022