BSD Family Updates
Friday, September 11, 2020
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.
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).
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
- 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.
Peninsula Community Health Services school-based clinic at Mountain View Middle School
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
September is Attendance Awareness Month!
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.
Do you need a Chromebook for your student?
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.