Raider Record

November 25, 2020

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Asynchronous Time

Do you need:


  • Extra tutoring?
  • To pass your class?
  • Access to a content expert?
  • A way to extend your learning (e.g. "that was easy, I'm interested in learning more!")?



After lunch you should spend 30 minutes of time per class to finish up and continue learning. Students have access to content experts (your teachers) who know exactly what needs to be done for you to pass your class and extend your learning.


School does not end at 12:50, so students should be working using the following schedule as a guide:

Period 1/5: 1:30-2:00

Period 2/6: 2:00-2:30

Period 3/7: 2:30-3:00

Period 4/8: 3:00-3:30


Teachers are eager to support your learning. Please take advantage of this time to grow with your teachers. Teachers will communicate how to access their office hours in Teams.

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Engage with your Synchronous Classes!

Your engagement is contagious. There has been a strong call for students to turn on their videos during class. However, video is not the best thing for every student. So, figure out how you can engage best with your teacher and your classmates and start today. Be part of the movement!


Engagement Ideas:


  • turn on video if it feels right
  • ask at least one question every class
  • share your voice with your microphone
  • email your teacher for individual questions
  • create content with peers (sharing an O365 document)
  • use chat to give your teacher feedback that you are listening
  • draw a picture on paper and upload for your class
  • be creative in anyway you like
  • Don't forget to visit your teacher during asynchronous time!

Student/Parent/Community Feedback on Remote Learning

If you have an opinion, please click this link. Share your experience with on-line learning and help us improve what we offer. We are here for you and are eager to improve!

BHS Student Technology Support

Mr. Bachmeier and Mr. Balsiger meet every afternoon to look at this form and help support students with their on-line learning. If you need replacement parts, see below.

District Technology Request

The district educational technology department works tirelessly to make sure your technology is up and running. If you need any hardware or replacement parts, please click this link and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

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COVID-19 Resources

  • State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline is a general information line related to COVID-19. If you need information or have a general question, call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.

  • Washington Listens helps people manage stress and anxiety they may be experiencing because of COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is having difficulties managing stress, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method. Resources and self-help tips are available on walistens.org.

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Donate today to the BHS PTSA Fall of Thanks Campaign. We're all in this together and your donation allows us to say "Yes!" to more requests.


If you are able to give this fall, please consider making a $25 donation and know that any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

100% of your contributions are tax deductible and directly support our BHS community by funding:

  • teacher grants to enhance online and classroom learning
  • the Principal's Discretionary Fund to allow discrete and confidential support of students in need
  • COVID safe community building activities
  • Senior graduation celebration activities
  • college scholarships
  • and so much more


Make your gift today via PayPal or by check made out to the Red Raider PTSA and dropped off in the PTSA box next to the ASB office or mailed to:

RRPTSA
2020 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham WA 98225

Career and Community Events

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Washington College Grant

More Students Are Now Eligible for the Washington College Grant


The new Washington College Grant (WCG) gives more money to more students for more kinds of education after high school. Whatever you want to do next—from welding to nursing, from English to computer science—WCG can help you pay for college and training.


Washington College Grant can help you access many types of education and training:

  • Public and private colleges and universities
  • Workforce and training programs
  • Approved apprenticeship programs

WCG is not reserved for valedictorians or athletes. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you have money waiting for you. An eligible student from a family of four making up to around $97,000 per year can receive some money for their education.


Amounts vary based on income, family size, and the school or program attended. Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WCG award, but the only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to apply for financial aid. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.


Washington College Grant makes education and training beyond high school affordable. Learn more at wsac.wa.gov/WCG.

Career Center News

Scholarships 101 Workshop December 16 at 10:30am email connie.kelly@bellinghamschools.org for more information.


The Canadian Colleges are coming!


  • Tuesday, Dec 1 - University of British Columbia 1:00pm (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Tuesday, Dec 1 - Kwantlen Poly Tech 2:00pm (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, Dec 2 - Simon Fraser University 10:30am (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, Dec 2 - University of Victory 11:30am (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, Dec 2 – Trinity Western University 12:30pm (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Thursday, Dec 3 – Academy of Interactive Entertainment 2:00pm (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Thursday, Dec 3 – Northwest College of Art and Design 2:00pm (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)
  • Tuesday, Dec 8 – Seattle Film Institute 1:00pm (send me an email I will send a Zoom link)


The Career Center webpage has been updated.

Take a look at the new scholarship bulletin and virtual college and career events.

https://bellingham.bellinghamschools.org/students/career-center/