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Bridgeway Island K-8
Elementary School

3255 Half Moon Bay Circle
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-7778
(916) 375-7794 Fax

Grace Chin

Tim Grisaffi

Monica Magaña
School Secretary

Susan Lee
Attendance, Secretary I

Attendance Procedure

Effective January 7, 2012, when your student is absent you will have up to 72 hours after your child has been absent to verify/clear your student’s absences (via note, email-, phone call to school, or submit a doctor’s note).  If absences are not verified within the 72 hours, the absent/absences will be considered unexcused.  Note: Once our attendance month accounting cycle closes due to non-verification we cannot overwrite or change that absent/absences.

 Please read Frequently Asked Questions regarding Attendance

Children's Author Erin Dealey

Author Day is Thursday, December 3rd.  We will have Erin Dealey returning (Goldie Locks has Chicken Pox and Little Bo Peep Can't get to Sleep with her new book Deck the Walls

Bridgeway Spelling Bee 3rd -8th grade

3rd-5th grade Spelling Bee will be on Monday, November 16th at 8:30 a.m.

6th -8th grade  Spelling Bee will be on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00 a.m.

Final Spelling Bee will be on Monday, December 7th at 8:30 a.m.

Welcome New School Site Council Members

Brian Russ                            Sonny Ali
Deo Santos                    Evelina Sanchez

WUSD School Board Vacancy

The school district is seeking applicants for the position of Trustee on the Washington Unified School District Board of Trustees to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Trustee Mary Leland.  More...

Student Led Conferences for grades 6-8

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                       September 28, 2015


It is time again to get together to discuss your child’s academic progress.  The district has scheduled five minimum days for fall conferencing:  October 12th-October 16th.  Again, conferences will be student-led, where it is the student who is communicating their progress to you.  It is our belief that lifelong learners accept responsibility for their work.  This includes student involvement to make learning active, to self-reflect and evaluate their performance, and to discover who they are as learners.  It is for these reasons that parent and student attendance at student-led conferences is a requirement.

At student-led conferences, students present work from the first quarter of the year, representing their growth as learners.  During the week before conferences, teachers will discuss with students how to select representative work from each core subject area, reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses, and how to report their progress to you.  Students will be responsible for bringing selected work from each class to their conference.

We hope that you truly become partners in learning with your child when you participate in these conferences.  Students’ comments consistently point to the importance of having parents care and inquire about classroom work.  We find when students have a meaningful audience in addition to the classroom teacher; their work takes on increased importance and relevance.  In student-led conferences, parents provide reinforcement, encouragement, and praise.  They also ask probing questions, help students look realistically at the quality of their work, and facilitate deeper student self-reflection.

In order to accommodate all families and students, and to give you the opportunity to meet with each teacher on your child’s assigned conference day, we will be meeting in a round table format in the cafeteria.  Because most of our teachers teach multiple grade levels, we ask that you find an available core subject teacher to begin conferences with, and plan to spend seven minutes with each teacher.

Conference times have been scheduled by your child’s last name.  Please arrive within the allotted time, with plenty of time to see all core teachers before 3:15 pm.  Teachers will be leaving at that time. (Plan to spend approx. 45 minutes total time.)  We have scheduled one time slot for evening conferences, in the event you missed your child’s scheduled daytime slot.  We ask that you make every effort to attend at your scheduled time however, so that the evening time is not overwhelmed, and to ensure a smooth and positive conference experience.

Monday, 10/12

Tuesday, 10/13

Wednesday, 10/14

Thursday, 10/15

Friday, 10/16

A-C: 1:15 – 2:15

G-I: 1:15 – 2:15

M-O: 1:15 – 2:15

S-T: 1:15 – 2:15

No conferences.

D-F: 2:15 – 3:15

J-L: 2:15 – 3:15

P-R: 2:15 – 3:15

U-Z: 2:15 – 3:15





Make up: 5-7 pm


If you would like to review your child’s grades and/or missing assignments prior to conferencing and throughout the year, you can do so via Homelink.  Visit for instructions on how to set up an account.  You can also contact your child’s teachers by phone or email.

Thank you for your participation in student-led conferences.

6th – 8th Grade Teaching Team

Walk To School Day

Meet us at

 Sunset Vista Park on Oakland Bay Street at 7:30 a.m.

October 7, 2015

Welcome Back

Welcome to the Bridgeway Island School Family! I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and returning students. The Staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. We are committed to continuing the excellent educational program for every child at Bridgeway. MORE...


Pick-up / Drop-off

For the safety of your child, please follow the
pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Be a courteous driver
• Be alert for children walking and biking to school. ...more

Digital Citizenship

Click here for information about some common concerns parents have about kids' technology use.

Not sure how to decode your teens’ shorthand in the digital world?   We've got you covered with the
Common Sense Digital Glossary FTW.

Visit Common Sense Medias Connecting Families page for more resources.

Homelink Access

Homelink gives you the opportunity to keep track of your child's progress from your computer.  Please see the school secretary to receive a user name and password to access your account.  We have a computer available in the school office that parents may use to access Homelink .

2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration
Click HERE for more Information


Questions or comments about Bridgeway's web site?

Contact Peter Folks

Help Stop Bullying!

What is Bullying?

  • It is a specific type of aggression
  • Can be verbal, physical, or psychological
  • The behavior is intended to harm or disturb
  • It is carried out repeatedly and over time
  • There is an imbalance of power, either physical or psychological

What are We Doing?

  • We take every report of bullying seriously
  • We interview students and conduct an investigation
  • If the bullying report is founded we submit a formal report to our district office as directed by AB 9
  • Students involved will receive consequences based on our progressive discipline policy

Calendars for 2015/2016

Parent Handbooks

Bridgeway Island
Fall Festival

Friday, October 9th

Click HERE for more info.

Bridgeway PTO and AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile ...more

Education Apps

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

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