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1st Day of School Info for 11th and 12th Graders who are NEW to the Fife School District

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The 1st Day Is Unique!

Welcome to Fife!

I am excited to welcome you to Fife High School! The 1st day of school is Thursday September 2nd, and it is a day designed primarily to welcome to the Trojan Family incoming Sophomores and new to Fife School District students... that's you!

For much of the 1st day the only students on campus will be our 10th graders, student leaders, and new to district students. We stagger our start with each grade level reporting at different times to slowly acclimate everyone to being back on campus.


It is very normal to feel anxious for the first day, I still get nervous for the start of every year too. I can actually relate to our situation, I moved my senior year to a new school myself, and I know how hard that can be. So on the first day we will help you find your classes and important places on campus, meet your teachers and staff, and begin meeting some new friends. I actually get an hour with you myself simply getting to meet you, so hopefully that helps relieve some stress.

Please read all the information in this newsletter carefully so you have a complete understanding of what your first day will look like! I am beyond excited to get to meet you and welcome you to your high school adventure.

At Fife we say, Fife For LIFE... this means that the day you walk on our campus, even if you are just moving to our school, you are part of our Fife family forever.

I look forward to meeting you!

Brandon Bakke


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What time do I start School?

New students to the district come to school on Thursday, September 2nd and 7:40am.

Where do I go when I get to school? When you arrive just head through the red gates and you will see people greeting you and pointing you in the right direction. When you arrive you will head to your Family class where you will get a copy of your class schedule, meet your Family teacher, and learn about the rest of the day. Look in Skyward to see what your Family teacher and room number is before you arrive, but don't worry we will have people helping you out if you don't know that prior to coming.

What is Family class? Family is simply what we call our advisory period. You will have this same teacher for the next three years, which really helps you get to know this teacher really well!

Transportation, how do I get to school?

Transportation. Buses will be running on our normal bus schedule. Press this Link For Bus Route INFO.

Student Drop Off: if you get dropped off it is important (especially with construction and with the new Elementary school now on site) that you drop your student off in the correct parking lot. See the image below.

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What should you bring?

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Your lunch (unless you plan to get it from the school cafeteria)
  • The only other school supply you need for day 1 is something to write with.

What should I wear the first day?

  • We will be outside quite a bit, so be prepared for the weather.
  • Please meet dress code:
  1. Undergarments must be covered at all times.
  2. Clothing will cover torso, midriff, chest, and backside, and have sleeves or straps;
  3. Drawings, tattoos, and accessories that display or promote negative messages (such as drug, gang, weapon, alcohol or drug, etc) are not permitted.
  4. Skirts, shorts, and holes in jeans/pants must not be any higher than the middle of the thigh

At Fife We Say Hello!

1st lesson about how to be a Fife Trojan... say hello! At Fife we say hello, as you come to school each day there will someone out at our front gates greeting you, say hi back!

Before COVID the greeting would have been accompanied by a hand shake or fist bump, while that will look different, you will still be welcomed each day as you enter school and as you arrive at each class. Do your part and look people in the eye and say hi!

Lunch on the first day

Only the 10th grade and our Blue Crew leaders will be eating on campus on our first day of school Thursday 9/2. If you plan to get your lunch from the school, remember that school lunches are free this year for all students.

Will I get a copy of my schedule?

Yes! 10th graders and new students will get a hard copy of their updated schedules. Remember you can also see this in Skyward.

Who is my counselor?

Counselors are assigned by your last name:

  • A-G John Weyerhaeuser
  • H-O Miranda Partridge
  • P-Z Lisa Hope


Click on the image below to see our Fife High School COVID protocols and regulations. Things like rules on masks, passing period, how class works with COVID, etc. The slides with the shield on them are the most pertinent for FHS students!

Meet Mr. Peterson- Campus Safety

Fife High School has a new staff member this year, Mr. Peterson. Mr. Peterson is a Campus Safety Officer. He is someone who will be present on campus each day working with our students proactively helping us prepare and respond to any safety or security issues. Mr. Peterson will help monitor the campus, assist students, and help make sure everyone is going where they are supposed to go. When you see him, be sure to say hello!
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When do I arrive on Friday 9/3?

Friday 9/3, your second day of school, we begin our normal daily bell schedule. You will arrive on campus in time to get to 1st period by 7:40AM, the day ends at 2:20PM.

Friday Night Lights Back To School Night Date Change:

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Our Mission: To be a school that prepares all students for life beyond high school by developing their mind, body, and character