BSD Staff Updates
2021-22 Issue #10: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
New before- and after-school childcare offers 50% discount for BSD staff
- Right At School will be located at Armin Jahr Elementary and West Hills STEM Academy.
- There are bus routes to transport students from schools without childcare to our schools with childcare on site. Please visit our website for details.
Policy News & Highlights from August 18th Board Meeting
Today the Board adopted the two revised policies presented for second reading. These are attached for staff to review and share.
· Policy 2140, Comprehensive School Counseling Program - During the 2021 legislative session, the legislature passed SB 5030. This legislation resulted from a multi-year effort by the Washington School Counselor Association and other statewide advocates to clarify the role of school counselors that align with the best practices found in the national model.
· Policy 2410, High School Graduation Requirements - These changes reflect the transition to 24 credits and remove the distinction that existed in the past between Bremerton High School and Renaissance High School.
After reviewing the draft 2022-23 budget at its last meeting, the Board had a second look at the proposal, along with the 4-year budget plan and enrollment projection. It is the Board’s responsibility to balance the needs of the district against the available resources. BSD develops and utilizes budget assumptions that are current and based on data and information available at the time the budget is formulated. The Board voted to adopt the $97.4 million budget as proposed.
A new intergovernmental agreement with the Washington Military Dept. was signed to start off the 2022-23 school year. This agreement allows the District to provide staff to support the Washington Youth ChalleNGe Academy program for students across the state.
The Board reviewed and approved the annual Minimum Basic Education Requirement Collection report that assures the state that our District is compliant in providing students with the minimum basic education requirements as directed by OSPI and the State Board of Education.
The HVAC Replacement Project at West Hills STEM Academy has hit a few obstacles which has increased the cost of the original contract approved by the Board (4/14/22) by approximately $44,000.
The Board voted to task staff with establishing a request for Qualifications in order to solicit bids from professional consulting firms to provide a comprehensive long-range Facilities Master Plan.
The Board received the following reports from the district office:
- · An update on the sports and fitness Complex to be built at MVMS
- · Cooling Capacity Study – system improvements throughout district buildings
- · Professional Learning (Summer 2022)
- · Safety (Accident) Reports – students and staff
To view any of these documents, you may also visit https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/wabrsd/Board.nsf/Public#.
Teacher Google sites should be updated by the end of the first day of school!
Returning teachers: Please update your Google sites (public-facing for parent/guardian communication) by the end of the first day of school! If grade bands share a Google site that is A-OK, as long as the content is updated!
New teachers: Please complete your Google teacher websites by the end of the first day of school!
All teachers: please check to make sure your site is viewable to non-BSD viewers!
1. Open the editable site.
2. Click on the "plus head" icon.
3. Change the access settings for published site (below the "General Access" header) to "public".
4. Click "done."
5. Click on the link icon and copy the link.
6. Open an incognito window and paste the link in the URL bar to verify that it can be seen by people outside the district. Check any embedded documents/links/etc to ensure they can be seen by everyone.
All BSD staff are welcome to create a Google site - you don't have to be a teacher (but teachers are required to have one set up to communicate with students' families).
Teachers! Please consider adding these graphics to your Google sites/Classrooms
You can right-click on the graphics below to download, or access them in a variety of sizes and in Spanish using the link provided.
Your feedback is requested!
The City of Bremerton is creating a wayfinding signage plan to help residents and visitors navigate Bremerton. The signage will direct people to important destinations around the city including museums, parks, and schools. Participate in the survey linked below to give your feedback on draft sign designs. The survey is live until September 2, 2022.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
On July 16, our country transitioned to 988 as the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) and an unprecedented opportunity to expand and strengthen crisis care nationwide. Learn more:
Teacher Appreciation: discounted Husky football tickets
Take a couple of Saturdays to enjoy some discounted Husky Football Tickets for the following games:
- Kent State
- Michigan State
Questions? Please contact:
Garret Cardines Febre Jr.
Pac-12 Sales | University of Washington Athletics
Office: (206) 543 - 1922 | Text ONLY: (206) 752 - 5405
Stop by the BSD / Naval Avenue Elementary School booth at the Back-to-School Night at the market on Thursday, August 25!!
Kitsap County Resources: HEAL Coalition
Did you know the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition (one of the five networks of Kitsap Strong) created a webpage with an interactive map of resources for transportation, health care, food banks, clothing, free wifi, and other services? Check it out (and share!)