BSD Parent/Guardian Updates

  • In December 2018, we updated our communication system for parent/guardian emails and "robo calls" and now offer text messaging.  With text messaging, we will include a link to this page where we will post the information that is shared in email.  If there is a situation where we may be sending updates on a single subject, we will create a page where updates on that issue or topic will be posted, such as the 2019 Measles Outbreak page.

     

  • 3/6/19:  Bremerton School District's plan to make up the snow days taken in February

     

    Greetings BSD Families!  Here is the update you've all been waiting for!

     

    While we missed a total of six days, we only have four to make up.  Fri., Feb. 15th was a scheduled snow make-up day which we don’t have to make-up, and we will make up one day on the scheduled May 24 snow make-up day.

     

    Due to the minimum number of instructional hours required per state law and in an attempt to balance important instructional time for our students--while also recognizing that nobody wants to be in school until late June--we have developed the following plan (which is pending board approval at the 3/7/19 school board meeting).

     

    1. We are not changing spring break.
    2. We are not changing the date of graduation. However, seniors will need to make-up some hours prior to graduation. Principal Monica Zuber will be communicating the plan for senior make-up hours at the class meeting on April 16.  

     

    We are applying for two waiver days from OSPI.  

    • If the waiver is approved, the last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 18.  We will operate on our usual end of year early release time schedule.
    • If the waiver is not approved, then the last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 20.

     

    We will provide an update once we have a response from OSPI.  

     

    Some other reminders:

    • No school Friday, March 22 (teachers are working but it is a non-student day).
    • No school Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 for student-led conferences.
    • Spring break is April 1-5, 2019.
  • 1/27/19

    Greetings BSD Families & Staff:

     

    On Friday, we sent some updates in a new electronic newsletter format called BSD News You Can Use.  The newsletter was embedded into an email (no "clicks" required to view). While everything worked splendidly during our many tests, it appears we caught the attention of some spam filters when we sent the email out more broadly--causing some of you to get a blank email from us! 

     

    We will continue to work through the technical issue, but wanted to re-send the information in text format, with a link to the newsletter. We hope you will check it out and let us know what you think! 

     

    The newsletter includes:

    • Details on a levy information session on Tuesday (see below)
    • Information about free & reduced lunches for furloughed federal workers
    • A link to the new Bremerton School District video

     

    We also sent an update (in a separate email) on the measles outbreak from the Kitsap Public Health District. This information is also posted on our website.

     

    We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.  We are working hard to improve our communication with families and welcome your feedback!  Thank you!

     

    Levy meeting

  • 1/18/19

     

    Hello BSD Families. 

    • REMINDER:  There is NO SCHOOL Monday 1/21 due to the holiday.  Friday 1/25 is a non-student day, so students will be enjoying two long weekends in a row!
    • The 2019-20 academic calendar has been approved by the Bremerton School Board and is posted on the District and school websites (look for the link in "quick links" on all home pages, and in the Parent Directory.)
    • The Bremerton School District has a proposed capital levy measure on the ballot February 12th. This capital levy will replace the current capital levy, tech levy and bond which all expire at the end of 2019.  We invite you to take a look at the 2020 Replacement Capital Levy Fact Sheet.pdf , and/or visit our website to learn more. Please remember to vote February 12th!
    • Math Blast STEM Family Night is next Thursday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. This is a District-wide event that includes FREE dinner and family photos for all attendees - plus - plus lots of hands-on activities and fun.  You must RSVP to attend.   
    • We are in the process of updating our student data/mass messaging systems to improve parent/family communication. Some of you may be receiving communication from us for the first time due to this change. Some of you may be getting duplicate messages. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration.  We will be sending out some information very soon about how you can log-in and update your contact information and choose how you receive information from us, including text messages
    • If you haven't already, we invite you to follow your child's school and the Bremerton School District on Facebook!  

    Have a great weekend!

    Karen Bevers

    Director of Communications & Community Engagement
    Bremerton School District

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    Hola familias de BSD.

    • RECORDATORIO: hay NO HAY CLASES Lunes 1/21 debido a las vacaciones.  Viernes 1/25 es un día sin estudiantes ¡Así los estudiantes disfrutarán de dos largos fines de semana seguidos!
    • los Calendario académico 2019-20 ha sido aprobado por la Junta Escolar de Bremerton y está publicado en los sitios web del Distrito y de la escuela (busque el enlace en "enlaces rápidos" en todas las páginas de inicio y en el directorio de padres .)
    • El Distrito Escolar de Bremerton tiene una medida propuesta de recaudación de capital en la boleta el 12 de febrero . Este gravamen de capital será reemplazar el gravamen de capital, el impuesto a la tecnología y la fianza actuales, que vencen a finales de 2019. Le invitamos a que eche un vistazo a la Reemplazo de Capital 2020 Hoja de datos.pdf , y / o visitar nuestro sitio web aprender más. ¡Por favor recuerden votar el 12 de febrero!
    • Noche familiar de Math Blast STEM es el próximo jueves, 24 de enero de 6-8 pm . Este es un evento GRATUITO en todo el Distrito que incluye la cena GRATIS y fotos familiares para todos los asistentes, además de muchas actividades prácticas y diversión. Debes RSVP para asistir .
    • Estamos en el proceso de Actualización de nuestros datos estudiantiles / sistemas de mensajes masivos. para mejorar la comunicación entre padres / familia. Algunos de ustedes pueden estar recibiendo nuestra comunicación por primera vez debido a este cambio. Algunos de ustedes pueden estar recibiendo mensajes duplicados. Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente o frustración . Muy pronto enviaremos información sobre cómo puede iniciar sesión y actualizar su información de contacto y elegir cómo recibirá la información, incluyendo mensajes de texto !
    • Si aún no lo ha hecho, lo invitamos a seguir la escuela de su hijo y Distrito escolar de Bremerton ¡en Facebook!

    ¡Ten un excelente fin de semana!

    Karen Bevers

    Director de Comunicaciones y Participación Comunitaria 
    Distrito escolar de Bremerton

     

     

Last Modified on March 12, 2019