DON'T FORGET . . . Thursday, September 22 is a MINIMUM DAY and Friday, September 23 is a NON-ATTENDANCE DAY (California Indian Day). Bus schedule will be modified on the Minimum Day.
Thanks for such a great start to the 22/23 school year! Please click here for the 9/2/22 BUSD Community Letter - https://5il.co/1hi5y
2022 BUHS Senior Walk - so great to see this annual tradition brought back!
Mrs. Magan's 5th grade class joined Mrs. Taylor's kindergarten class to work on Character Strong "Cooperation" activities in the month of March. The pictures here are of these classes working together to create arthropods. Students absolutely LOVED getting together to complete this project.
Annual Notice of Parent Rights have been updated to include information about the district's English acquisition program offerings. Click here for more info - https://5il.co/18df7
(en español - https://5il.co/18df8
To update your family's Schooling Preference Post COVID Exposure due to vaccination status or otherwise, please take the following survey -
TikTok Post/Threats for December 17, 2021
Dear Bishop Families,
The Bishop Unified School District has become aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17.
The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district. We have heard reports from other districts that the same post is circulating in their schools. While we do not believe the threat to be credible, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking it seriously.
Additionally, the district has been in contact with the Bishop Police Department regarding the post. We will have an increased police presence surrounding our campuses on Friday as an added precaution.
This situation serves as a good example of why it is important to avoid sharing posts online that refer to school safety threats. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for our students, families, and staff. We ask our families to monitor their children’s social media activity and speak with them about proper behavior online.
If you or your child become aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else, please notify a school staff member or trusted adult right away.
As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students.
Dear Bishop Families,
We are mourning the loss of three Bishop youth were involved in a car accident last night and lost their lives. This is a terrible tragedy for these families and their loved ones and our hearts go out to everyone impacted. Our community will step up to be here for each other during this difficult time. Counseling and support services for students, families, and staff will be widely available at each school site. More details will be shared in the coming days. Immediate counseling support is being offered on the BUHS Front Lawn at 12pm on Saturday 10/30 for anyone who would like to attend.
Below are several crisis response resources we encourage you to use or share with those who may need them. We are deeply saddened by this loss to our community. Hold the ones you love close and know that our community and our trained county crisis team are here for support.
Local Crisis Hotline:
Inyo County: 1-800-841-5011 (24/7 Crisis)
The Trevor Project
Text "Start" to 678-678
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text Hotline: 741741
Other On-Going Support:
Toiyabe Family Services: 760-873-6394
NorthStar Counseling: 760-873-4206
Katie Kolker, BUSD Superintendent
Did you know... short term Independent Study contracts can be developed for students who are out for a minimum of 3 days now instead of 5?! Just give your school/teacher(s) at least 5 days notice.