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    Brinnon School District Update for Parents and Families


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    School Plan for 2020 -2021 School Year

    • The Brinnon School will reopen on Wednesday, September 2. 
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are full school days.   School starts at 8:15 and students are dismissed at 3:20. Wednesday (starting on September 9) will be a remote learning day.  Students will be responsible for remote learning activities.
      • Parents may also choose a full remote learning option or work with us to tailor an option that meets your needs.
      • Our plan can change quickly, based on Health Department guidelines.


    • We have applied for a State program that will allow us to provide free meals for all students.  Income surveys to support this process will be mailed to your home.  Please return those in a timely manner.


    • In order to allow for a full return to school, a number of precautions will be in place, including:
      • Parents will need to send their student to school each day with the required statement of health.  This document is enclosed.
      • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival – bus or school.
      • Children who are ill need to stay home and call the school to discuss return to school guidelines.
      • Daily monitoring of data provided by the Washington State Department of Health.
      • Distancing between student seats in all areas of the school.
      • Rigorous cleaning protocols.
      • Frequent handwashing
      • Required face coverings for students, staff, and all visitors.  Students will be provided with 2 masks.  Some students may wear shields at some times at school and those will be provided and kept at school.
      • Fewer visitors to the building. We enjoy seeing our families, but we encourage you to call with questions when possible during this time.
      • Health screening

    Bus Transportation

    • At the start of the school year, our morning bus route will run approximately 25 minutes late.  We will notify parents when we return to an earlier bus time with breakfast served at school.
    • We will provide our regular bus transportation, including our Quilcene High School bus when needed.
    • Parents are encouraged to provide transportation during the first month or two of school, if possible.


    • When boarding the bus or arriving at school, all students must be wearing a cloth mask.
    • Car riders and walkers will enter the door by the flag pole. 
    • Students need to arrive at school or board the bus with their signed health confirmation each day.  This confirmation is a State requirement.
    • Temperatures will be taken as students board the bus or arrive at school using a touch-free thermometer.   Students with a temperature over 100.4 will be sent home in accordance with State guidelines.


    • Car riders – Staff will leave street parking open for parent pickup.  Please pull up in your vehicle on the street outside the exit door of your child’s classroom at 3:20 and a staff member will monitor your child as he/she walks to your car. 


    • On Tuesday, your child will bring home breakfast & lunch for Wednesday.
    • Your child will be completing remote learning activities.
    • In some instances, your child will be bringing home an assigned laptop.  Laptops and chargers need to be returned when your student returns to school.
    • Your child will be counted present for school on Wednesday based on the completion of assigned work.


    • Students who are 3 by September 1, 2020 are eligible for Preschool on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons starting on October 27th. The student registration packet is available on the school district website.  This packet needs to be submitted by October 23.
    • Students who are 4 by September 1, 2020 are eligible for full time school.  If your student was registered for preschool, he/she will be enrolled in that class.  Registration paperwork is required for students who were not in preschool last year.

    Wireless Internet Service at Home

    Please call the school right away to let us know if your Wi-Fi service or cellular service at home is poor or nonexistent.  We want to help you access one of the free options for the upcoming school year, if possible.


    Patricia Beathard - Superintendent

    Email:  pbeathard@bsd46.org

    Brinnon educators tapped for award

    Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:00 am

    Kirk Boxleitner

    The Brinnon School is one of more than 200 schools statewide, but the only school district in Jefferson County, to be recognized for its growth and achievement as part of an initiative to reward schools with low achievement that are rapidly improving.

    The new Washington School Improvement Framework puts a spotlight on schools that are making progress in closing opportunity gaps among student groups.

    “The new way we measure success is aligned with our mission, vision, values and commitment to equity,” said Chris Reykdal, superintendent of Public Instruction for the state. “Sixty-five percent of schools receiving awards this year have not been recognized in the previous three recognition cycles.”

    Recognized schools measure within the top 20 percent on the Washington School Improvement Framework measures and are making “significant” progress closing gaps among student groups.

    “There is incredible work happening in our schools every day,” Reykdal said. “Accompanied by unprecedented levels of support at the state level and a relentless focus on data, schools are viewing continuous improvement like they never have before. The educators, students and families of recognized schools have a lot to be proud of.”

    Brinnon School District Superintendent Patricia Beathard attributed much of Brinnon’s successes on this front to its staff’s efforts to create a “positive and productive” culture of learning, by examining all aspects of the school day, no matter how minor, to try and ensure each one would contribute to such a culture.

    These measures range from simple steps, such as making sure students have adequate supervision during their breakfasts, lunches, outdoor periods and dismissals, to building schedules designed to maximize student learning time.

    “We maintain high expectations for student behavior, and provide a variety of positive rewards for good attendance and behavior,” Beathard said. “It’s part of our mission to develop positive relationships with our students, parents, and community.”

    To that end, the Brinnon School’s recently forged partnership with 4-H for after-school programs was funded by several donors, including Jefferson Healthcare, to help keep students active, healthy and engaged.

    The Brinnon School likewise coordinates with the YMCA to provide full-day summer school for all students who wish to attend, which was extended and expanded this year, thanks to another round of funding from their partners at Jefferson Healthcare.

    This year’s Brinnon Summer School is slated to run eight weeks, with new features such as art instruction, field trips and outdoor activities, while still offering a strong focus on both reading and math.

    And while county-funded counseling has already been put into place at other school districts, Beathard noted the program is new for Brinnon, where it’s funded counseling through one-tenth of 1% of the sales tax.

    “Our early release Fridays allow time for staff collaboration and planning, and all our classrooms have instructional support staff,” Beathard said. “This allows our teachers to incorporate small-group instruction to address learning at the appropriate instructional levels, and we have a truly excellent staff.”

    As part of its focus on math and writing for improvement, the Brinnon School has adopted a new math curriculum that Beathard described as “complex and comprehensive.”

    Alternative Learning Environment

    • Do you want to teach your child at home?
    • Do you want your child to have a part-time school schedule, while learning at home part of the time?
    • Would you like to have your teaching materials provided at no cost?
    • Would your child enjoy participating in field trips, assemblies, and other school activities while you teach at home?
    • If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the Brinnon School District Alternative Learning Program might be perfect for your family.
    • Call 360-796-4646 for more information

    Brinnon School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

    Title IX Coordinator/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
    Patricia Beathard/Superintendnet
    46 Schoolhouse Rd
    Email: pbeathard@bsd46.org

    Section 504/ADA Coordinator
    Britney Edwards/Special Education Teacher
    46 Schoolhouse Rd
    Email: bedwards@bsd46.org

     In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


  • The Brinnon School District is providing a weekly food box to interested residents age 0-18. The delivery will represent the equivalent of approximately 5 breakfast & 5 lunch meals. Delivery or pickup of these boxes is scheduled on Tuesdays. If you are interested in this service, please call the school at 360-796-4646.

    Washington State Report Card

    A link to The Nation's Report Card can be found HERE.

    2019-2020 Budget

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