BSD Staff Updates
2021-22 Issue #10: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Congratulations RHS Class of 2022!
Congratulations Open Doors graduates!
View the highlights slideshow from the Retiree Celebration:
BHS Graduation to be broadcast on the YouTube Blue BHS channel.
The link for the graduation ceremony will be on the YouTube Blue BHS channel. The "live" link will appear on that page when we are live on YouTube.
If for some reason the stream crashes and we restart, simply go back to the YouTube Blue BHS link and click on the updated live link.
New before- and after-school childcare coming to WHSA and AJ this fall!
In case you missed the email.... an important update from Technology Services
We wanted to let everyone know that due to ongoing student safety and management issues the district will be removing and blocking student level Zoom access on district devices next year and begin using Google Meets exclusively for online meetings with students. Zoom will still be available for staff to use to schedule and attend meetings and webinars, including things like IEP meetings with parents.
If there are any sponsored events for students that utilize Zoom (i.e. the recent Migrant-Inclusive Youth Conference) we will have an accomodation to temporarily allow specified students access to Zoom meetings.
If anyone needs additional training on using Google Meets for classes, you can reach out to Kati Carthum or Lisa Casey.
Highlights from June 2nd, 2022
Policy 3515; Student Awards and Prizes was presented to the Board for adoption on final review. This policy was requested by the ASB earlier in the year, and the policy, new to the District, helps address how district or ASB funds may be used, within limits, to purchase student awards or prizes.
The Board had the opportunity, along with Mayor Wheeler and Chief McGanney and Assistant Chief John Payne from the Bremerton Fire Dept. to honor two BHS juniors, Asher Steinback and Robert Ungren, who took quick action when spotting a house fire near the high school. Their action helped to slow the fire down until the Fire Dept. arrived on scene.
Led by BHS Athletic Director Amber Plummer, the Board also took time to recognize Bremerton High School’s Fall Student-Athletes and the coaches. The school had a very successful season and enjoyed many team and individual awards (including numerous Sportsmanship and Scholar Awards).
Continuing with Sports, the high school is ready to kick off its Fall Season with an overnight Football Camp approved by the Board for this July in La Grande, Oregon.
The Board approved a new contract with Right at School to provide before and after-school childcare and enrichment opportunities for students at Armin Jahr Elementary and West Hills STEM Academy for 2022-23.
Bremerton High teacher Elise Erickson presented proposed revisions to the school’s ASB Constitution, recently voted on by their student body at the May 18th Constitutional Convention. The Board also approved these changes.
The Board took action to hire an Interim Superintendent to begin August 1, 2022 (and continue through June 30, 2023). Donna Dearin-Colosky was present at the meeting to be introduced to those in attendance.
Written Reports provided to the Board included a review of the Summer/Extended Learning Programs that will be available to students, current Enrollment, as well as the Enrollment Projection for the upcoming school year.
To view any of these documents, you may also visit https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/wabrsd/Board.nsf/Public#.
Collective Bargaining Leave Cash Out Requests
Per your collective bargaining agreement, you may be able to cash out personal or vacation days. Employees are encouraged to be proactive in knowing their own leave balances, how much leave they have used during the school year and how their balance is affected by their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and District policy.
Please review your CBA to determine the leave balances that can be rolled from one school year to the next. Excess balances will be forfeited on September 1st each year (July 1st each year for Administrators). Some groups may be able to cash out Personal and/or Vacation days. If, after consulting your CBA, you determine you are qualified to cash out part of your leave balance please click on the following link for your Union and follow the instructions to fill out the form. Your responses will be collected and used in our approval process for issuing cash out payments. Each group has their own deadlines outlined in their CBA and/or in the form with the first deadline of July 1st.
If needed, please consult the "EA+ Quick Start Guide" (link: https://www.bremertonschools.org/Page/8792 ) to learn how to view your leave balances.
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Bonuses for substitutes
The Bremerton School District, in an effort to increase the number of substitutes, has recently enacted bonuses for classified and certificated substitutes for the 2021-22 school year. This information is available on our website at www.BremertonSchools.org/Bonus.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Leesa Bowie: email@example.com. Please help us spread the word. Thank you!
Gaggle Teletherapy: confidential, free online therapy
New! Free online tutoring for grades 3-12!
We are pleased to offer free online tutoring through TutorMe for all Bremerton School District students in grades 3-12. Students can access TutorMe through Clever.
More information is available on the District's Family Technology Support website.
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!)