October 21st is Unity Day!

Unity Day is a day where we encourage students to stand together against bullying and be united for kindness, inclusion and acceptance. The official color for unity day is ORANGE and all students & staff are encouraged to wear orange to school. As as schoolwide project, we will send out a Flipgrid where each student can record how they can stand up against bullying and how they can show kindness and acceptance of others. Bullying can be prevented when we all come together – united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. For any questions about this event, please contact the school counselor Marissa Krauskopf at Krauskopfm@bsd405.org.

Message from your School Nurse, Amy Borberg, RN!

We know that this year has been a very challenging one for everyone.  COVID-19 has changed how we access health care, and we understand that last spring it may have been difficult to get the needed immunizations or signatures on your student’s Individual Health Plans.

Although we are beginning the school year with at-home/virtual learning, we are still collecting student’s proof of immunizations and signed IHPs in hopes that we will soon return to in-building learning.  Student’s medications can stay at home until we return to buildings.

REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS Medication Authorization, Immunization Requirements, CIS Forms and Exemption Forms (in all languages) can be found here.

IMMUNIZATIONS ~ Make sure you’re up to date!   Find a list of resources:

Highland Health Center Vaccine Clinic

If your BSD student is due for immunizations, we want to help them get caught up!  The Highland Health Center will be at Stevenson Elementary has a no-cost service for BSD students. A parent/guardian needs to be present. Please call the Highland Health Center at 206-503-3132 for more information. Se habla Español.

Need help finding a doctor or clinic, or other health resources? Call the Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 1-800-322-2588.

Not sure if your child is up to date on their vaccines? Access their immunization record for free here

For additional information and resources about immunizations during COVID-19, click here.

Attendance Matters

attendance At the beginning of this school year, we continued with use of the Remote Learning Absence (RLA) coding, that was utilized last spring when students were absent from a virtual class.  Use of the RLA coding aligned with guidance from the State, however this was a temporary provision ending September 2020. Beginning Monday, October 5th, absences from remote learning will be marked excused or unexcused and we will be using the attendance codes that we have used in the past.

If your child is going to be absent or arrive late (for an early morning dental appointment, for example) , please email our attendance office by 8:00 AM at cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org with the child’s first and last name and the reason for the absence or late arrival.