BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT MAKES THE CASE FOR SAFE IN PERSON LEARNING

Bainbridge Island School District Return to Learn Handbook Cover BlurredIt's day 2 with some of the youngest students on Bainbridge Island headed back to school for their return to hybrid model learning. This is the first time some of these kiddos have seen their friends, teachers (in real life) and the inside of a classroom.

Back on January 8th, Bainbridge Island School District Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen released a five and a half minute video making the District's case for their decision to begin the return of students coming back into classrooms.

The decision was set into motion at the January 14th Board meeting where they the Board voted 4-1 to return to a hybrid model. You can see that meeting in it's entirety here:

The statement accompanying the video message reads:

"In the message, he references the revised metrics set by the state to help inform school districts’ decisions regarding in-person learning. In addition, he walks through a graph by the Institute for Disease Modeling which indicates that when schools implement COVID-19 health and safety measures (mask-wearing, social distancing, screening, etc.), the community spread of COVID-19 remains relatively similar in the hybrid learning model as a fully remote learning model. Leading to the finding that hybrid learning isn’t much riskier than full remote learning. (See PDF of the graph.) Safety is BISD’s highest priority and it will continue to be as we move forward through the school year."

Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen Message 1/8/21 from BISD #303 on Vimeo.

The District is employing the following precautions and safety measures as the standard upon which they will re-open safely. Each bullet point is a hyper link to a video on the District's website explaining the topic.

 HELPING TO KEEP YOU SAFE:

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