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  • Announcing: BISD STRONG AWARD

    Bainbridge Island School District is filled with amazing students and staff and now there is a way to recognize and celebrate the many individuals who make our district strong.

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2017-18 School Hours

  • SCHOOL HOURS 

    BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
    Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
    Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
     
    WOODWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL 
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
     
    SONOJI SAKAI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 
    Hours: 8:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Early Release: 8:50 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
     
    EAGLE HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL 
    Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. 
    Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
     
    ODYSSEY MULTIAGE PROGRAMS 
    Hours:
    Gr. 1-6, 7:50 a.m. to  2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

    Gr. 7-8, 8:45 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
    Early Release: 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
     
    CAPTAIN JOHNSTON BLAKELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    Hours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
     
    ORDWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    Hours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
     
    CAPTAIN CHARLES WILKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    Hours 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    Early Release: 7:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
     
     
     

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  • A Message from BISD Administrators:

     

    Dear BISD Community,


    As parents, staff and community members, we are asking for your assistance in helping us reinforce the strong values our school district has surrounding equity, empathy, kindness and respect. To be transparent and to recognize that this a community-wide issue, not just a school one, we need to share with you that there have been recent incidents involving students making anti-Semitic remarks. It is important to note that in addition to the anti-Semitic remarks, we have also dealt with students making biased and hurtful comments toward other groups who are protected by Washington State Law.

    While these events are not rampant, BISD does not tolerate any example of hate or derogatory speech and these behaviors must be taken seriously. Every BISD student has the right to be accepted and feel safe.

    Although some of these unacceptable incidents have occurred on school campuses, others have occurred off school grounds, including on social media. This is where we truly need every person's support to uphold our responsibility to address hate and derogatory speech whenever we have the opportunity.

    We ask that parents and guardians speak openly with their children about how hate and derogatory speech is harmful, hateful or degrading in nature, and reinforce the important values of tolerance and acceptance. A great resource to help navigate your conversation is:

    When investigating the recent incidents, several individuals did not recognize the impact of their words. We repeatedly heard the phrase, "I was just joking around.” Any form of racism, hate speech, anti-Semitism or marginalization is unacceptable — even those under the guise of a joke. Unfortunately, this form of hate speech is widespread on television shows, in music lyrics and online memes that some students are viewing. We encourage you to monitor your student’s online behavior and actively discuss how jokes about one’s identity are hurtful, demeaning and isolating.

    Students who engage in harassment are held accountable with appropriate consequences as outlined in our district’s policies and procedures. As educators, we know that this issue cannot be solved by reactionary means alone. In fact, we know the most effective way to address these problems is through increased education and awareness on how hate speech impacts our school community. BISD is currently in the process of looking at our curriculum surrounding the topics of marginalized groups to see where additional lessons can be included. In addition, we are using our focus on social-emotional health as a starting point to address hate speech directly.  

    BISD is committed to making positive changes in our schools in order to provide a safe and supportive environment that is free of harassment. As we move forward together, if you hear about any instance of hate speech, exclusion, or persecution involving our students, please contact the school building administrator immediately. You can also alert us via the Report a Concern portal located on our website.

    Together, we can foster a community that is caring, compassionate and celebrates diversity.

    Sincerely,

    Peter Bang-Knudsen
    Superintendent

    Erin Murphy
    Assistant Superintendent

    Sheryl Belt
    Associate Superintendent and Interim Principal for Commodore Options

    Kristen Haizlip
    BHS Principal

    Mike Florian
    WMS Principal

    Jim Corsetti
    Sakai Principal

    Reese Ande
    Blakely Principal

    Melinda Reynvaan
    Ordway Principal

    Amii Pratt
    Wilkes Principal

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