Questions about fall

General Questions Regarding 2020-21 Plans


    Updated August 28, 2020

  • How can my student access online learning when our home internet is spotty or non-existent?

  • Do you have any tips on setting up my student's home work space in order to be most successful?

  • Does learning models (Hybrid and 100% Online) offer the same course selections?

  • If a family chooses the hybrid model and then would like to switch to the 100% Option because COVID/flu risks increase, is this a possibility?

  • Will a normal school schedule resume if the threat of COVID decreases?

  • What are BISD's parameters for closing schools again? Do you follow OSPI guidance only or are there plans for Bainbridge schools specifically?

  • Did you consider delaying classroom instruction until a vaccine becomes available?

  • Why is the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District (BIMPRD) able to hold child care at BISD schools?

  • As a precaution, will students and staff be frequently tested for COVID?

  • What happens if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?

  • How will families be asked to report positive COVID-19 tests? Example, if a parent is in contact with someone who ends up testing positive, does the school need to be notified?

  • In the in-person Hybrid Model, why did BISD decide on four half-days rather than alternating two full days/week like other districts have selected?

  • Please explain the differences between the terms Distance Learning, Continuous Learning 2.0 and 100% Online Home Learning & Continuous Learning.

  • Schools need to prepare for a temporary or long term closure of buildings due to increased COVID-19 cases. What is being done to improve upon the Continuous Learning that was implemented Spring 2020?

  • In Continuous Learning 2.0, will teachers be required to provide more coursework, online forums, Zoom lessons and improved participation?

  • Will grading practices return to how they were prior to COVID? Is it the same for both learning options?

  • My kids both have 504 plans and need access to counselors and check ins with general ed teachers but in person is not an option. How will they be served in the 100% online option? Will my students be assigned a case manager?

  • I would feel more comfortable if my student attended school every other week. What are the attendance requirements for the hybrid model?

  • How will you account for the increase in traffic to/from schools?

  • What advice do you have for working families who rely on the schools to care for children while parents are at work?

  • What options are there for preschool students?

  • My student is an out-of-district transfer student. Will he be approved to attend BISD this year?