• Fee Waivers/Scholarships

    Fee Waivers for Qualified Families

    Free and reduced-price meals may be obtained by any student whose family income falls within the guidelines set by the US Department of Agriculture. Applications can be made at any time during the school year. In addition to meals, those who qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for additional benefits such as waived fees for classes, athletics, ASB cards and testing.  

    Process to be eligible and receive those benefits:

    1. Fill out the Free & Reduced-Price Meals Application - instructions found here, on the BISD Food Services  page.  In order to receive benefits, this form must be completed every school year.
    2. If your family qualifies, you will be given access to a custom online form in Skyward Family Access. A link to this form will be posted on your Family Access message wall.  With this form, you will be able to indicate your interest in having a variety of fees waived, both for instructional and extracurricular activities.  Please feel free to contact studentrecords@bisd303.org if you have any questions about how to access this form.
    3. Select from the items listed to indicate which waivers you would like for your student(s).  You will then receive these benefits for the remainder of the school year.
    4. In order to receive the waivers you have requested, you must follow the payment instructions as if you are paying for the item.. If steps 1 and 2 have been completed correctly, the item will show up for $0 at checkout.  

    **You must go through this process and create a receipt for your students for them to receive the benefit.**

    Example: If you qualify for free meals and you fill out the form indicating that you would like the cost of a BISD Events Pass waived, login to the online payment site and purchase the pass (found under “Bainbridge High School”).  You will not need to use your credit card to check out but by completing this process, your family will appear on the list of paid pass holders.  For questions on the payment piece, please contact Sakai Office Manager, iwhite@bisd303.org.  

    Scholarships/ Financial Assistance
    In order to support families who do not qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch or do qualify but would like support with items that are not related to class, participation or testing fees, we encourage you to contact Sakai Counselor, ehebert@bisd303.org.  All requests are confidential.

    Thanks to funding and partnership with our PTO, we are able to provide scholarships for items that help enrich the school experience.  If your family is in need of financial assistance, please contact Sakai Counselor, ehebert@bisd303.org.

    Free & Reduced Price Meal Program
    For questions about the Free and Reduced Meal application form, please contact the Food Services Department via email at NutritionServices@bisd303.org or by calling (206)780-1844.
    REMINDER: You must reapply each school year to receive benefits from the free/reduced lunch program. Those who qualify for free and reduced lunch will automatically receive additional benefits if they provide permission for their status to be shared with the fee administrator. See above instructions on how this works.