Squalicum High School

Weekly Storm Forecast for September 25 to October 2, 2020

Storm Family Night

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

6:30 - 7:15


Please join us for our first ever Virtual SQHS Family night.




You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Sep 29, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Squalicum Family Night

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://bellinghamschools.zoom.us/j/82025811660

Hispanic Heritage Month

We hope you enjoy some informational flyers created by our students.
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Hispanic Heritage Month Video Selection


Our students have also vetted several video. Here's this week's selection:


Video 1

This video talks about a more diverse selection of the Latinx history and culture. It also speaks about how the Latinx community is an essential backbone for our country and how they should be valued as they do a lot for US Citizens. There is also a lot of representation of how traditions from their culture were carried on in their own family.


Video 2

This video explains a lot on the topic of young Latinx influence on the US. The younger participants in this video also talk a lot about identity and just wanting that sense of belonging both in the US and with their own Latin culture in their homes. The main topic for this video is talking about inclusion in the Latin community and how no matter what your skin tone is or how “Latin” you are, you should still be accepted in your culture and in both the Latin community and the US.


Video 3

This video is more talking about the facts of celebrating the month. This includes when the month starts, how it began, and even who started the celebration of the Latin culture.

storm hub: academic support

This is an opportunity for free tutoring provided by our Gear Up Coordinator, Student Success Team, and volunteers.


Here's what to Expect…

Bring a friend or come solo. When you enter this virtual space, Ms. Neisinger or Ms. Covington will be there to greet you and find out how we can support you best. Based on your needs we will either pair you with a subject specific tutor and/or give you a virtual space to study.


Check your e-mail for zoom links.


Questions.

Heidi Covington- Student Success Coordinator Heidi.covington@bellinghamschools.org

Erin Neisinger- Class GEAR UP Coordinator erin.neisinger@bellinghamschools.org CALL/TEXT 360-746-9106

textbooks + supplies + materials

Our next 22-day rotation starts October 12th.


On October 7 we will host another distribution event. Teachers will be communicating with their classes regarding any items to pick up. Stay tuned for details.

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Clubs and Activities

HEY STORM NATION!!! It’s time to get involved at Squalicum High School!

We are launching our club fair link today. Click on the Club Fair Questionnaire below to see what clubs that we offer at Squalicum High School. If you are interested in joining a club simply type your name in the box and hit submit at the bottom of the page! This a great opportunity to get involved in academic, social or community service clubs. It is also a great way to meet new people and make friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved!

Also, if you have an idea for a new club please contact our Activities Coordinator at patrick.brown@bellinghamschools.org.

You can also reach out to your ASB Executive Officers with new club ideas.

Ian McDevitt-President

Chris Lann-Vice President

Truc Ho-Secretary/Treasurer

Nathan Berg-Public Relations


Club Fair Video

Club Fair Questionnaire

ATTENTION SENIORS

We are here to help you answer all your graduation and post high school questions. Please join us Wednesday, Sep. 30 at 11:00 AM or 4:00 PM for our first of several information sessions!


Our first session will be all about $$$ financial aid.


We will send you a zoom invite soon.

FAFSA/WASFA virtual filing event on October 13, 2020 (5-8 p.m.) for our 2021 graduates.

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College Prep Update for Seniors! It is that time of year!

It’s very important our families begin filing their financial aid forms starting October 1, 2020. October is a crucial month to get these completed, especially for our College Bound students.


Watch your emails for the zoom links...


Evening Event for FAFSA/WASFA Filing: Tuesday, October 13, 5-8pm

Daytime Event for Error Fixing: Tuesday, November 17, 11am-2pm

ASB Cards

At this time ASB cards are not required to participate in activities. We will continue to update you on the status of ASB cards as we get closer to in-building contact and in-person activities.

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Census closes soon

It’s important for all residents in Washington state to be counted. Go to 2020census.gov today!

Register to vote or update your registration today

Registered to vote in the state of Washington or update your voter registration now in time for the November 2020 election. With a Washington state driver’s license or state identification card, it is quick and simple at VoteWA.gov. VoteWA allows you to register to vote, update your voter registration, view voters’ guides, check the status of your voter registration and get election results. If you do not have a driver’s license or state ID, please register using your Social Security number and a paper registration form.


If you prefer to register by mail, pick up a Washington State Voter Registration Form at the county auditor’s office or download one here https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/print-voter-registration-forms.aspx and mail it to the county elections office at: Whatcom County Elections, P.O. Box 398, Bellingham, WA 98227-0398. You may also drop off your registration form at the Elections Division of the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office located in the Whatcom County Building located at 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham.


For eligibility to be a voter, visit the Secretary of State website at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/.


If you need additional voter registration information or assistance in Whatcom County, contact the county auditor at 360-778-5102 or visit http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/auditor/index.jsp.

Stop by Wednesday for your meal box: free to all students

Every Wednesday, free meal boxes will be distributed from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 15 school locations and six community locations. Each box contains a scratch-made entrée out of the Central Kitchen of Bellingham Public Schools. The Good Food Project is alive and well. Try an adventure bite today with chickpea curry masala, vegetarian chili, homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, chicken tortilla soup or other exciting recipes. (Entrées rotate weekly.) Any updates will be posted at bellinghamschools.org/food-services or shared on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to follow @BPSCentralKitchen for photos and news.


The school locations are as follows:
Alderwood Elementary School, 3400 Hollywood Avenue
Birchwood Elementary School, 3200 Pinewood Avenue
Carl Cozier Elementary School, 1330 Lincoln Street
Cordata Elementary School, 4420 Aldrich Road
Geneva Elementary School, 1401 Geneva Street.
Happy Valley Elementary School, 1041 24th Street
Northern Heights Elementary School, 4000 Magrath Road
Roosevelt Elementary School
, 2900 Yew Street
Wade King Elementary School, 2155 Yew Street Road
Fairhaven Middle School, 110 Park Ridge Road
Kulshan Middle School, 1250 Kenoyer Drive
Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Avenue
Whatcom Middle School,
810 Halleck Street
Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Avenue
Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway


The six community locations are:

Evergreen Ridge Apartment Complex, 3451 Woburn Street;
Regency Park Apartment Complex, 2050 Fraser St.;
Sterling Meadows Apartment Complex, 512 Sterling Drive;
Sudden Valley Community Center, 8 Barn View Drive;
Villa Santa Fe Apartment Complex, 804 West Bakerview Road; and
Bakerview Mobile Park, 4015 Eliza Avenue

Reminders

Yearbook 20/21

Below are some important links regarding this year's SQHS Yearbook.


PORTRAIT GUIDELINES:

  • a head-and-shoulders portrait
  • taken straight-on, not at an angle; your face should be recognizable and not obscured by make-up or accessories
  • a digital image (JPEG format; 300 dpi preferred)
  • a reasonably current image (no baby pictures)
  • school-appropriate
  • prop-free (this includes food, pets, musical instruments, friends, etc)


If you have questions, contact: SQH.Yearbook@bellinghamschools.org

Attendance reminder

Parents - please contact Joanna Cooper by phone or email with any attendance updates.

Joanna.Cooper@bellinghamschools.org

360-647-6844


SQHS students, be sure to attend all classes and engage in learning activities. We cannot emphasize this enough…please also reach out, connect, and take advantage of the afternoon and Wednesday asynchronous time with all of your teachers!

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Technology

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Links to other supports


Librarian: tracy.shaw@bellinghamschools.org


SQHS Counselors: https://squalicum.bellinghamschools.org/counseling/


District Help technicians: help@bellinghamschools.org


Resouces (meals, childcare, mental health and more) : https://bellinghamschools.org/resources/