BSD Staff Updates

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Fall 2020: Reunite. Re-imagine. Relaunch.

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Please help us get the word out about the new meal distribution times with your families. Thank you!
www.BremertonSchools.org/Meals

Information on our fall 2020 school meals program (including bus routes) is on our website at www.BremertonSchools.org/meals

Board Highlights - September 17, 2020

Policy News

To go along with revised Policy 5010, Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination, that was adopted at the September 3rd Board meeting, HR brought for the revised procedures, 5010P (see below).


At our regular meeting, the Board received an update on the modernization plans for West Sound Technical Skills Center. The State Legislature provided $500,000 for Pre-Construction Stage funding in the 2019-2021 Biennium to cover current pre-design efforts. Additional Construction Stage funding has been requested for the 2021-2023 Biennium to cover design and construction costs associated with an expansion and modernization of the facility. A legislative decision regarding the 21/23 funding request will be determined no later than July 2021.


The Board welcomed our student representative, Rodgie Oliver, who will represent Bremerton High School for the 2020-21 school year.


Other Written Reports: Dr. Steedman presented the enrollment report for the first four days of school. As is true around our region, our student enrollment is down. Director Bevers provided the Board with the 2020-21 Holidays and Recognition Schedule that will be shared with administrators.


The Board is continuing its book study on How to be Less Stupid about Race by Crystal Erin Fleming. They will finish the book and have their follow-up discussion at an October meeting.


Study Session

The Board held its first in a planned series of study sessions on the topic of Equity. Patricia Beuke, Director of Learning Support at the OESD, led this discussion and helped us explore the topic, including a review of the language and considering what it means to have an equity lens. We hope you’ll watch for and join us at our upcoming sessions regarding educational equity.


To view any of these documents, visit https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/wabrsd/Board.


Compiled by Ioanna Cossack, Board Secretary

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www.bremertonschools.org/Jumpstart

The English and Spanish Flyers are available on our website.

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The District Cafe is OPEN!

You can place your order using The District Cafe Order Form. We have added a few new items and are planning some delicious seasonal specialties. Take a look at the updated menu!


We ask that you order at least one day ahead, and please no special orders at this time.


Your orders will be charged to your Skyward food service account. Please see the instructions below for adding money to your account online. Or, you can make a payment at any school and avoid the fee!


We are looking forward to serving you lunch!


Sincerely,

Child Nutrition Services

Central Kitchen Staff

BSD in the news!

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The Washington Youth Academy has launched a new outreach campaign

Washington Youth Academy - Youth Video Version 30

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Consider adding this graphic to your Google site and/or classroom

Please consider posting this graphic with a link to www.BremertonSchools.org/TechHelp on your Google Site and Google Classroom.


1) Click on image to enlarge it

2) Right click on "save as"

3) Save image to a location of your choosing

4) Upload image to your Google Site or Classroom.

5) Link image to www.BremertonSchools.org/TechHelp


Thank you!


Interested in other graphics, photos or clip art for your Site or Classroom? Feel free to use anything in this folder.

A few important tech tips/reminders:

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Download the flyer in English or Spanish flyer at www.BremertonSchools.org/Clinic

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Graduate Strong has a new website!

Check it out to learn more about the network's "cradle to career" initiative to ensure all children and youth have the capabilities, connections and credentials to flourish!

The financial aid filing season begins October 1st.


The financial aid filing season begins October 1st. Filing should occur as soon as possible, even if a student does not know whether or where they plan to go to school.

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Remote FieldSTEM and Schoolyard Investigations

Hello educators,


I hope this email finds you well! Pacific Education Institute is excited to announce Remote FieldSTEM and Schoolyard Investigations for Grades K-1(October 5th) and Remote FieldSTEM and Schoolyard Investigations for Grades 2-3 (October 7th). Both workshops include:


  • Access to a schoolyard investigation for your grade level
  • 3 Washington State Approved STEM Clock Hours
  • $75 participation stipend


To register for the K-1 workshop, please visit: https://www.tfaforms.com/4850959


To register for the 2-3 workshop, please visit: https://www.tfaforms.com/4850877


For more information on either workshop, see the fliers attached below.


Have a great day,

Karen Lippy (she/her)
West Sound FieldSTEM Coordinator

Upcoming Learning Opportunities from Pacific Education Institute

The Pacific Education Institute (PEI) strives to advance science literacy and deepen student engagement by empowering educators to teach real-world science outdoors. PEI has a robust suite of online resources and provides high quality STEM clock hour learning opportunities.

Check out https://pacificeducationinstitute.org/ to access resources and professional learning calendar for details and registration links as they become available.


  • October 19-22: Solutions Oriented Storylines: Renewable Energy- Solar
  • October 27-29: FieldSTEM Notebooks and Observation Tools for Middle & High School Teachers
  • November 2-5: Project Learning Tree
  • November 9-12: FieldDesign: Engineering Design for Field-Based Application K-5
  • November 16-19: FieldDesign: Engineering Design for Field-Based Application 6-12
  • January 11-14: Designing Field Investigations and Community Science

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BSD Staff Updates Newsletter 2020-21/ Issue #2: 9/23/2020