BSD Family Update

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Planning for Fall 2020: Parent/Staff Survey

As the Fall Start 2020 Work Group moves forward with developing the District's plan to reopen our schools, input from parents, staff, students and community partners is essential.

We invite you to take a moment to participate in our brief parent/staff/community survey to share some of your thoughts and concerns about returning to school in the fall.

We will be reaching out for additional feedback in the coming weeks as we work evaluate the three options presented by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Reopening Washington Schools Planning Guide, and finalize many important details of our plan. We appreciate your continued support and participation in these important surveys.

Secondary Student Survey

All students going into 6th through 12th grade next year should have received a link to a student survey in their BSD student email today.

Please encourage your student to check his/her email and complete the survey because input from students is critical to our planning. If your student did not receive an email, please have them to to for access to the survey. Student input is very important in our planning process.

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Check out the great photos in the Kitsap Sun!

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View staff photos from Graduation Gauntleet

Thanks to all the staff who shared their photos from Friday's Graduation Gauntlet!

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Congrats to all of our West Sound Technical Skills Center Seniors!

Last week, West Sound Technical Skills Center (WST) held a drive-through event to celebrate seniors. Congrats to all of our WST graduates! Check out more photos of the event here!

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MVMS 8th Grade Promotion 2020

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Guidance from the City of Bremerton on parks use

Before you plan to enjoy your lunch at a city park, please consider the following. As of June 11:

  • Picnics are allowed in city parks, but park picnic tables are currently off-limits.
  • Only a limited number of parks restrooms are open.
  • The next stage will allow for additional access to parks.

For the latest information on City of Bremerton parks, visit:

Washington families get help to buy food during school closures

Dear Families,

Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling 360-473-4717 or go online to

Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:

See the flyer below for more information about P-EBT.

We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.


Lynn Johnson


Child Nutrition Services


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West Sound Technical Skills Center Summer School

Click here to learn more or sign-up!

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The 2020 Census Explained By Puppies And Kittens // Presented by BuzzFeed and the U.S. Census Bureau

Need help with your Chromebook?

Call the BSD Tech Hotline at 360-473-1065. The line is staffed Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Special Education hotline

Do you have questions or concerns about your students special education services during the school closure? Call our special education hotline at 360-473-1007 (Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

Educational resources & activities for families

Looking for some extra activities for your kids? Check out our Family Resources website!

Student learning & grading quick links:

2020-21 kindergarten registration open!

Visit for information, to register online, or to download registration forms.

Social Distancing guidelines remain in place

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines when picking up meals or waiting at the bus stop! Thank you!

Playgrounds are still closed

Playgrounds are closed until further notice.


Bremerton School District Non-Discrimination Statement

The Bremerton School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participation in educational programs and/or extra-curricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and ADA Coordinator, Garth Steedman, at 360.473.1031 or or the Section 504 Coordinator, John Welsh, at 360.473.4400 or Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.

BSD School Closure Updates (Distributed 6/16/2020)

Background photo: Graduation Gauntlet (photo by Larry Steagall)