March 2024 Bulletin

BCCS March Bulletin
Posted on 03/18/2024
BCCS Monthly Bulletin - Mar. IssueSpring Break Reminder
Spring Break is almost here! This year, Spring Break runs April 1st - 5th. For all three of our programs' students, we encourage you to enjoy your vacation time! Our staff will be doing the same and will not be accessible over the break.

Mark Your Calendars - SBA Testing
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) measures how well students meet state learning standards in Math and English/Language Arts. 

Students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 take the SBA in May at Barker Creek. Please note the testing dates below. Additional information will be sent out as we get closer to May.
K-8 Testing: Monday, May 6th; Tuesday, May 7th: Monday, May 13th; Tuesday, May 14th
9-12 Testing: Wednesday, May 8th; Thursday, May 9th; Wednesday, May 15th; Thursday, May 16th

Makeups will be scheduled for the week of May 20th through the 23rd.

Life Skills Survey
Thank you for being our valued partners in educating CK Schools students. As you may already be aware, students need specific relational life skills to help them succeed both in school and in life. We want to better understand how to best support those skills. In the Fall and Spring, students have an annual opportunity to self-assess their life skills and to provide us feedback on their school experiences. Later this month, students in grades 4 to 12 will participate in an online survey. Survey questions will prompt students to self-reflect on life skills such as: 
setting and achieving goals 
rising to challenges 
believing in themselves and their abilities 
their belief in their ability to grow and change 
managing their feelings so they can focus on school 
interacting and working with others 
finding support 

Student responses will provide invaluable insights how we can better support students’ strengths and needs. 

Students will be able to skip questions. For more information, please visit our Q&A on the life skills survey. 

Students in Parent Partnership and Virtual Academy can access the survey via Classlink now through March 29th. Classroom-based students will be offered the survey in their Thursday Advisories on March 21st.

If you have any questions about the survey, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].

If you would like to opt your student out of the survey, you can do so through PowerSchool Parent Access or by calling our main office.

Questions for grades 4 & 5 (about 6 minutes)
Questions for grades 6-12 (about 9 minutes)

School Support Levy Meetings
On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, voters in Central Kitsap School District will be asked to vote on a replacement school support levy to help us enrich educational programs and fund school district operations.

Our district is charged with making sure that our community has the information it needs to make an informed decision about this funding measure.

To learn more about what the levy currently funds and the anticipated impact of a failure at one of three in-person meetings:

Thursday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. at Olympic High School (Agora)
Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. at Central Kitsap High School (Commons)
Thursday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. at Klahowya Secondary School (Commons)

Graduation - Upcoming Events/Due Dates
Senior Meeting, Apr. 10, 2:30-3:30pm, BCCS & Zoom
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Due Date, May 1 end of day.
Senior Photo/Graduation Sign Up/Loved Ones Messages Due Date, May 20 end of day,
Graduation Sign Up Due Date, June 5 end of day.
Ticket/Gown Pickup Event, June 7, 9:00-11:00am, BCCS
BCCS Graduation Ceremonies, June 12, 11:00am & 2:00pm, Newlife Training & Events Center

Visit the Barker Creek Graduation page on our website for more graduation information!

Individual Program Updates
Classroom Based
Parent Partnership
Virtual Academy K-8
Virtual Academy 9-12