ANNOUNCEMENT: April 6, 2020 @ 4 p.m.
Dear BISD Community,
Earlier this afternoon, Governor Inslee announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Without restrictions like this, public health authorities have told us the rate of infection will overwhelm the healthcare system and endanger lives.
I fully support Governor Inslee’s decision, and it was made in the best interest for the health of our state. Still, this decision has a significant impact on our students and our community, and we should collectively acknowledge these challenges. To all the students who miss their friends and their teachers…To all the staff who miss their students and their colleagues…To all the families who miss the routine and structure that school provides…please know that BISD is with you. Now more than ever, it’s important to remember that BISD nurtures strong minds, strong hearts, strong community, and we will continue to do so through our continuous education model. We are in this together.