BSD Family Update

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Choose your student's learning pathway!

Greetings, BSD Families:


As you know, the Bremerton School District will begin the 2020-21 school year on September 2nd with virtual learning. We will continue to rely on public health guidance in monitoring community health and reassess the situation in November.


Once it is safe to open our school buildings, we will implement our three learning pathways we shared with you earlier this summer, which include:


  1. Hybrid Learning: Students in all schools will be split into two groups (A,B) and will attend school in-person two days a week and have continuous, virtual learning with teacher support the remaining days of the week.

  2. Virtual Learning: All learning is conducted virtually using consistent digital learning platforms throughout the District. This is an improved model over the distance learning implemented on an emergency basis in spring 2020, incorporating more accountability, robust learning, individualization, and teacher support.

  3. Home Link: Our existing parent partnership (alternative learning experience) for students in grades K-8.


To help us in our planning process, please choose a learning pathway for your student. This would be the learning pathway for your student(s) once we can offer some level of face-to-face learning.


We invite you to view our Learning Pathways Comparison for information on each of the three models.


We realize that there are many unknowns and this is a difficult choice to make now. Due to staffing requirements, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to change your student’s learning pathway later in the year.


Response requested

Please log-in to Skyward and choose the pathway for each of your students enrolled in the District. Please make your selection by midnight on Sunday, August 16.


Thank you for your assistance!


Aaron Leavell, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Help with Skyward

If you (or another parent/guardian in your household) do not currently have a Skyward Family Access log-in, we we invite you to obtain a log-in by:


  1. Calling your student’s school **
  2. Calling the District office at 360-473-1076 **

** If you call to request your log-in, you will need to answer some security questions about your student(s). If you are unable to answer the security questions, you will be asked to come into District Office with your photo ID to obtain a log-in.


While you are in Skyward, we encourage you to review and update your student’s information. updates.


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Need a Chromebook?

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.


If your student(s) needs a Chromebook, we invite you to stop by the District Office (134 Marion Avenue North in Bremerton) during the months of August on:


  • Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m

  • Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


A few other important details:


  • Students must be enrolled in the Bremerton School District to receive a Chromebook.
  • Parents will be asked to review and sign paperwork before the student is assigned a Chromebook.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when picking up your child's Chromebook.
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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 Family Updates newsletter (Distributed 8/11/2020)