Return to Learn Handbook
In preparation for bringing students to school, BISD has created a Return to Learn Handbook with a high-level overview of the many ways BISD has modified operational practices to keep schools as safe as possible.
The handbook was developed using the guidance outlined in the Washington State Department of Health's K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year, dated Oct. 27, 2021. BISD believes in following the science related to COVID safety protocols. We are confident in the recommendations from our Washington State and Kitsap County Health Departments, and we have incorporated their mandates and recommendations into our district's reopening plan.
Spanish translated document: Volver a Aprender
Attestation FormThe Centers for Disease Control recommends that schools do not conduct daily symptom screening for K-12 students due to the ineffectiveness of on-site screening. Instead, the CDC encourages guardians to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening prior to sending the student to school.
GUARDIANS: Please complete this form attesting that you will monitor your child(ren) daily for symptoms of illness (including taking their temperature) and not send them to school when ill.
PLEASE NOTE: School health rooms are very diligent and will send students home if they are exhibiting signs of illness.
Getting off to a good start for a new school year can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are excited to return to class must adjust to greater levels of activity, structure, and, for some, pressures associated with school life. Below are some tips to consider as you ease into the school year:
Do you have an hour a week to volunteer to help a child develop their skills? Become a mentor or docent! We are looking to develop a small army of volunteers to actively support Wilkes students in developing world class math, reading and writing skills. Contact Principal Whitney Skarbek -firstname.lastname@example.org We can likely arrange a volunteer opportunity to match your interests and schedule.