BSD School Closure Updates

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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We will continue to serve meals to our families, even during the Governor's "Stay home, stay healthy" order

Changes to the Grab-n-Go Meal program

The Bremerton School District is committed to providing meals to all children in Bremerton throughout the school closure. However, we are making some changes to our Grab-n-Go meal programs to support the social distancing of staff, students, parents, and volunteers in accordance with guidance and directives from federal, state, and local authorities.


Beginning Monday, March 30:


1) We will be distributing meals on Monday and Wednesday only.

  • Students will still receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per week as they will get 2 days of meals on Monday, and 3 days of meals on Wednesday.


2) Meals will only be available for pick-up at the following schools:

  • Bremerton High School

  • Armin Jahr Elementary

  • West Hills STEM Academy


Families can visit any of these locations to pick up meals. All locations are open to all children!


3) Some bus routes will be combined to minimize the number of bus drivers needed for delivery.

  • Buses will be going to most of the same stops, but times may be changing.

  • A few bus stops have been added.

  • New bus routes are posted on our website by noon tomorrow.

Some important reminders about our FREE Grab-n-Go meal program

  • Daily meal distribution at all schools and by bus will continue through Friday, March 27.
  • Meal distribution on Monday and Wednesdays will begin next week (week of March 30).
  • Families can wait at any bus stop or visit any of of our three schools distributing meals to pick-up meals. We encourage families to do what is most convenient for them.
  • All children are welcome to participate in our program. There is no income requirement and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced lunch to participate.
  • Meals are available for any child under age 18, including younger siblings who may not be enrolled in school. Lunches are also available for any currently-enrolled student up to age 21 (such as special education or Open Doors students).
  • With our combined bus routes serving more families, our buses may be running late. Please plan on the possibility of buses running 10-15 minutes late. Thank you for your patience.
  • Since children will be receiving multiple meals at a time, families might want to consider bringing bags, boxes or a wagon to carry food home with them.
Get more information on BSD "Grab-n-Go" Meals

View the revised bus routes & estimated stop times for meal delivery.

It is Conference Week!

You will be hearing from your child's teachers (if you haven't already) about connecting for your student's conference by phone or online!


IMPORTANT: You may get a call from an unrecognized or unlisted number - and it could be your child's teacher! If you miss a call from a number you don't recognize, please check your voice mail and/or email! Our teachers are looking forward to talking with our families!

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Our next Fun Friday is: Thank your Transportation and Child Nutrition Services staff!

We've got a lot of staff working hard to serve our families during this school closure. This week, we want to give a special "shout out" to our Child Nutrition Staff (CNS) and our bus drivers! We invite you to bring notes or signs to the bus stop or to your school when you pick up your meals and we'll make sure to share them with all of our CNS and Transportation staff! It was so great seeing all of your photos on Facebook last Friday. Watch for our post this "Fun Friday" and be sure to comment with your photos and notes of "thanks" to our CNS and transportation staff!


We also want to say thanks to all of the other staff who are working hard every day in our buildings during this closure including our security staff, the District technology team, our custodians, and our maintenance staff. We'll be highlighting some of these staff members and their work in the coming weeks!

www.BremertonSchools.org/BSDFamilyResources

This site was developed for families and students with learning resources that can be used at home during the school closure.

Sitio web de recursos y actividades para familias

Este sitio fue desarrollado para familias y estudiantes con recursos de aprendizaje que pueden usarse en casa durante el cierre de la escuela.

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 garth.steedman@bremertonschools.org or the Section 504 Coordinator, John Welsh, at 360.473.4400 or john.welsh@bremertonschools.org. Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.

BSD School Closure Updates (Distributed 3/24/2020)