BSD Family Updates

Friday, September 11, 2020

2020-21: Reunite+Reimagine+Relaunch

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Regional Air Quality is Currently Unhealthy for Everyone

Regional air quality continues to be affected by wildfire smoke and is currently "Unhealthy/Red" for everyone.


Everyone can reduce their exposure by avoiding strenuous outdoor activities and keeping outdoor activities short. To learn more about outdoor air quality, visit the Washington State Department of Health and/or the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency websites.

We made it through the first two weeks of Connected Learning together!

We appreciate all of the support and patience from our families! Together - we've got this!

Important update about our school buildings

Beginning on Monday, September 14, for health and safety reasons, in-person visits to schools will be by appointment only. Please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment or for assistance.


  • If you have a scheduled appointment, please remain in your car until the office releases you to come to the building.

  • Anyone entering a BSD facility is required to sign in, to wear face coverings, and maintain social distancing (6 feet).

  • A health screening must be performed (including temperature check with a touchless thermometer) on any parent, guardian or visitor entering a Bremerton School District building.

  • If a person answers yes to any of the health screening questions listed below, that person will be asked to remain outside the facility.


HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS


1. In the last 24 hours:


  • Have you had a temperature at or above 100.4° or the sense of having a fever?
  • Have you experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  • Have you experienced new shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  • Have you experienced a new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  • Have you experienced a new headache that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  • Have you experienced new muscle aches/pain that you cannot attribute to another health condition or a specific activity such as physical exercise?
  • Have you experienced chills or repeated shaking with chills that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  • Have you experienced a new loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?


2. Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact, without the use of appropriate PPE, with someone who is currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 6-feet for at least 15 consecutive minutes).



Click here to view the District’s COVID-19 safety guide.

Reminder: Our fall School Meal Program is up and running!

Meals are available at no cost for all children beginning September 2.


Breakfast and lunch will be distributed:

  • From 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at all** Bremerton School District schools and
  • By bus on all elementary school bus routes Monday through Friday


Important details:

  • Children age 18 and under (or up to age 21 if enrolled in the Bremerton School District) are eligible to receive meals.
  • Families can go to any bus stop or school that is convenient for them.
  • Students do not need to be present for a parent/guardian to receive a meal.


**Students who attend Renaissance High School or Open Doors may pick up meals at any other school as meals will not be served at those locations.


To view lunch menus and bus routes, please visit www.BremertonSchools.org/Meals.

Pandemic EBT

Please note that TODAY (Sept. 11) is the last day for eligible families to apply for Pandemic EBT benefits to buy groceries. This and other benefits are available to families who qualified last school year for free and reduced price meals. Please note that this is the same program offered this summer, and many families have already applied. Apply here: https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/
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Peninsula Community Health Services school-based clinic at Mountain View Middle School

The Peninsula Community Health Services school-based health clinic located at Mountain View Middle School will be open to provide primary medical care, behavioral health services and substance use counseling this school year.


Clinic hours:

The clinic is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The clinic serves Bremerton School District students (preschool - 12th grade) and staff. Learn more here.

Memorial Stadium track resurfaced

This summer, the Memorial Stadium track at Bremerton High School was resurfaced over the summer. This work was paid for with capital levy funds. Thank you, Bremerton, for your continued support!

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

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A reminder about Remind - a classroom communication tool

We wanted to share some information about Remind -- one of our core communications tools in our Continuous Learning System.


As a district, Remind has been an approved communication tool and used by many teachers for several years. If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!


If your student's teacher is using Remind this school year, you will soon receive an email or text message from Remind - if you haven’t already. If you would like to utilize Remind and do not have an existing account, you can follow the steps in the message to finish setting up your account.


If you have already set up your Remind account, no action is needed!


Below is a quick video about getting started with Remind.

Getting Started for Parents

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: https://youtu.be/ScSYg-9ForI

Do you need a Chromebook for your student?

Our goal is to provide a Chromebook for every student that needs one for remote learning.


We've got additional Chromebooks available for:


  • Students who had to share a device with a family member(s) in the spring.
  • Students who weren't previously assigned a device.
  • Any newly-enrolled student in the Bremerton School District.


Please visit our BSD Family Technology Support website for details on picking up a Chromebook or assistance with internet connectivity. Questions about your Chromebook? Call the Tech Helpline at 360-473-1065.

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Updated 9/11/2020