Different Ways BISD Communicates

  • The Ways BISD Communicates

    Emergency situations occasionally arise which may require school delays, closures, or changes in transportation. Most frequently, these changes are related to inclement weather.

    To alert families to changes made to the regular schedule, we will utilize a range of communication tools.


    • BISD’s website at www. bisd303.org
    • Email/phone call/text through our messaging system. Please make sure your information is current in your Family Access / Skyward account, as the messaging system pulls contact info from Family Access / Skyward. (https://bit.ly/2KDblWT)
    • Emergency broadcast stations for pertinent information (local radio and television stations)
    • Social media (primarily Facebook and Instagram)
      *If the District Office is without power, some forms of these communications may not work.


    We use a system called ParentSquare to push out time-sensitive messages such as school closures (as well as school and district newsletters and other communications). The system sends messages via email, phone, text and the ParentSquare app. 


    The goal is to notify you beginning around 5:30 a.m. but Mother Nature isn’t always cooperative. Radio and television stations will announce school closures by name and district number — listen and look for Bainbridge Island School District #303.
    Schools will either be closed or delayed with a late start:

    CLOSED means all BISD public schools are closed for the day. All activities are canceled. If conditions change during the day, special arrangements may be made for some activities.
    LATE START means schools are open but will begin at a later time; there is no preschool or out-of-district transportation
    Use of Emergency/Snow Routes—Buses will run on limited service/snow routes. See the limited routes listed on the website. 

    Updated August 2023