LETTER FROM MR. COUTO
First off, I want to thank our leadership students for all of the work that has gone in to making our Winter Spirit week a great success. Seeing so many students and staff participate in the dress up days and lunch activities has brought positive energy into the end of the semester. We will finish off the week with the Winter Informal which is another example of our leadership students designing an event that has options that go beyond just the dance, but creates multiple spaces for dance goers to share in community.
As we head into the final week of the semester I am amazed by the learning that students have engaged in throughout the semester. Students have grown in so many ways this year. I have seen in Strength Interval class students, actually grown both physical muscle and mental toughness. In so many of our English classes students have become more confident readers and writers, with a greater ability to express their thoughts in more sophisticated ways. The creativity that has been demonstrated in science, art, and CTE classes keeps me in awe of the diversity of our community.
We are headed into our last week of the semester which brings some final moments for students to demonstrate their learning either through presentations, papers or assessments. I hope that you will find moments to celebrate with you child the many ways that they have grown in this first half of the year. It has been a great first half and we are looking forward to a great second semester.
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IN THIS MEMO
2 - CURRENT EVENTS
3 - CAREER CENTER
4 - GENERAL INFORMATION
BELL SCHEDULE FOR FINALS WEEK
ANIMALS AS NATURAL THERAPY VISITING NEXT WEEK
SHS MUSIC CONCERTS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK
Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m.: Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m.: Choir ConcertWednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.: Band Concert
JANUARY CALENDAR REMINDERS
No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service: Monday, Jan. 16
No School - Semester Break: Monday, Jan. 30
2023 DIPLMA ORDERS - CHECK YOUR EMAILS
Please check your school email for a message about your name printed on your diploma.
Responses DUE JANUARY 25, 2023
Compensated Youth and Family Engagement Opportunity
Are you a young person interested in sharing your opinions on school-based mental health supports in Washington? Are you a parent, caregiver, or loved one of a young person with lived experience receiving mental health supports in Washington schools?
The school-based Behavioral Health & Suicide Prevention Subcommittee is looking for community members interested in engaging with system partners across the state on improving school-based behavioral health supports through resource sharing and the creation of policy recommendations.
Payment (called a stipend) of $45 per hour to a daily maximum of $200 is available to subcommittee members who have experience as a youth or a parent/caregiver in the behavioral health system. Reimbursement for childcare or elder care is also available.
Meetings are bi-monthly (every other month) and take place on the first Friday of even-numbered months, from 9 am - noon. The first meeting will be Friday, February 3rd, 2023.
Interested in engaging with us but not able to attend meetings?
No problem! We'd love to work with you to identify forms of engagement that work for you, your family, and your schedule. If this is the case, please check "Unable to attend meetings" in response to Question 10 and we'll follow up with you to chat about options for engagement. Have questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out to Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
*The Subcommittee is a subgroup of the Children & Youth Behavioral Health Work Group (CYBHWG). See the introduction of the application for more information on our group and this opportunity.
SEHOME LEARNING CENTER
AFTER-SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM
After-school dinner program begins for all kids in Bellingham; onsite at Shuksan Monday through Thursday
Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under and to those served in the Community Transitions program. These meals are offered from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday now through June 15, 2023. Dinner is served in the Shuksan Middle School cafeteria, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood). It does not matter what school you attend in the district.
Accompanying adults are charged $4.75 per meal — please bring cash or check. Please plan to eat onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria.
The daily Monday through Thursday dinner menu is listed on the school menu webpage by day after the lunch listing.
Please note: Dinner will not be served on school holidays or on the following all school early dismissal days: Nov. 3, Nov. 25, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 27.
Barron Trades Scholarship
YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT
Click on the link to read about Youth Philanthropy Project
Resources for Students:
· Field Trips to local colleges and local employers and training centers
· College Visits and local tours
· College Fair (fall at Sehome)
· Teen Job Fair! (spring at BHS)
· Résumé help
· Volunteer Opportunities
· Scholarships and financial aid
· Sumer camp opportunities
High School and Beyond Support!
Students sign up in the Career Center
High School and Beyond Coordinator
SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
Emergency and Weather Procedures
It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations. Depending on conditions, school could close for the day; open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes; or open on time with snow bus routes.
How can I get weather/emergency information?
Changes to the school schedule are usually announced before 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:
- To receive email and/or text alerts you need an email address and cell phone number in Skyward. We send updates through our notification tool, ParentSquare, which receives phone and email contact information data from Skyward, our student information system.
- Tune to local media or check bellinghamschools.org and the district’s social media accounts: @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
- Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message or 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.
Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at bellinghamschools.org/weather and we encourage families to know their bus snow route
FRED MEYER REWARDS ACCOUNT CAN BE LINKED TO SEHOME FOR FUNDRAISING
How to sign up:
Web link: https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4
Click on “re-enroll” or “link your Rewards Card now.”
Our organization number is: SF659
Dear Sehome High School (SF659),
The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. Our stores are on a mission to not just part of, but to help create a stronger community. We recognize that every community has unique causes that need support. Thank you for being such an important organization in our community.
We encourage you to ask your supporters to link their rewards card to your organization. Community Rewards is easy to use, The more your supporters shop with us, the more money your organization will earn!
Thank you for being such an important organization in our community,
Community Rewards Staff
01-Jul-2022 to 30-Sep-2022
JOIN OUR TEAM! BPS LOOKING FOR GREAT PEOPLE TO WORK IN OUR SCHOOLS!
Bellingham Public Schools continues to need staff and substitutes across our schools and needs your help in finding great people to fill these vacancies.
If you or someone you know are looking for a new opportunity on a school year schedule, we encourage you to apply.
We are looking for paraeducators and substitutes, as well as classified and certificated staff. Paraeducators work one on one or with a small group of students in a school. They often assist teachers and support students in classrooms and at recess.
Please review the Human Resources webpage or click on “jobs” in the top row of quick links off our district homepage for a list of current openings.
If you have questions, please contact us at 360-676-6400!
BUS LOOP & DROP OFF
Please use the main lot for drop off and pick up of your child. We ask that you pull all the way forward and do not park in the fire lane.
MULTI-LANGUAGE MESSAGE LINE
To join the Sehome PTSA: https://www.memberplanet.com/packetview/sehomehighptsa/sehomehighschoolptsamembershippages
Sehome Points of Contact
Sonia Cole, Principal: email@example.com
Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z email@example.com
Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: email@example.com
Gwen Fetherolf, Counselor E-K: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: email@example.com
John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: firstname.lastname@example.org