MARINER MEMO

2/28/2022-03-04/2022

IN THIS MEMO

1 - WRAP UP OF LAST WEEK’S EVENTS

2 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH

3 – STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

4 – STUDENT MARKET

5 – PTSA INFO

6 – SAFETY TIP LINE

7 – CAREER CENTER

8 – LEARNING CENTER

9 – AP EXAM INFORMATION

10 – AFTER SCHOOL DINNER

11 – EMERGENCY AND WEATHER PROCEDURES

12 – SCHOOL NURSE

13 – COVID-19 BSD UPDATES

14 – SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT

1 - WRAP UP OF LAST WEEK'S EVENTS

SEHOME ROBOTICS

Sehome Robotics had a big day at the Whatcom League Championships on Friday!

4 Sehome teams are moving on to the State Competition!

Isaac Parsons, Nathan Eisses and Addi Getz were the League Champions!

Frank Purpura and Yi Chiu made it to the finals!

Matthew McGregor, Luke Bryngelson and Cole Johnson, Simon Smith were runner ups to the finals.

All 4 of these teams qualify for the State Championships, March 12/13th in Seattle.

Congratulate these kids if you see them!

2 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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SHS LIBRARY CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH


To celebrate Black History Month the library will publish a list each week of books celebrating Black history and Black writers.


Click here for list #1

Click here for List #2

Click here for List #3

Click here for list #4

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TRAFFIC SAFETY

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TRAFFIC SAFETY THROUGH SHS

Do you have a 15-year-old or soon to be 15 year old that is interested in driving and getting their license

They can take TSE through the school; classes will start September 2022 and February 2023. The only requirement is that your student is 15 before the first day of class. And to sign up with registration happening now.

Not in the class yet and still want to get a permit, students as young as 15 can take the knowledge test, successfully passing the knowledge test will allow them to obtain a permit. To get a license they will still need to complete TSE or wait until they are 18 years old. The knowledge test is offered for free from BSD link with policies included. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/stateknowledgetesting

If you have other questions you can refer to the DOL for steps of obtaining a driver’s license. https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/steps.html

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Sehome High School PTSA would love for you to join the crew!

So, why should YOU become a member? Membership and dues support your student(s) by:

  • Funding educational and curriculum needs
  • Advocating for students and teachers at the local, state, and national levels
  • Building an inclusive school community for all families

Increasing PTSA membership, even by one, make it possible to provide educational resources, speak up on important issues, and create a stronger school community.

Join today!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Military Careers Week

During lunch in the cafeteria

Monday, March 14th

U.S. Air Force (MSGT Luckert, Anthony)

Tuesday, March 15th

U.S. Army (SSG Hartzel, Kevin)

Wednesday, March 16th

WA National Guard (SFC Decker, Rob)

LATEST HOT JOBS

The latest Hot Jobs has been posted. We are receiving listings from local businesses regarding some great summer jobs as well! We will have a list of jobs for our graduating seniors too.

Hot Jobs – Sehome High School (bellinghamschools.org)

Here are a couple from the City of Bellingham:

“Thinking about summer? We are too! We are hiring now for summer help with our Maintenance and Operations (15 positions), and Shop/Stores division (1 position)”

👉 Road job details: http://ow.ly/hXMB50HTo5q

👉 Stores job details: http://ow.ly/CiUt50HTo5t

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SAT/ACT TUTORING GRAPHIC
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TUTORING/LEARNING CENTER

The tutoring center offers help with most subjects taught at SHS…Contact the Learning Center and we will try to find you the help you need.

About the tutors:

They work with students 1:1 or in small groups in their content areas of expertise

· Answer questions on course content

· Aid in comprehension of course material, review, and test preparation

· Patient, dependable, and responsible when working with students

· Friendly, flexible, and sensitive to demands of high school students

Schedule a tutoring appointment
https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/schedule-tutoring-appointment/

Visit the learning center website
https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/students/learning-center/

Questions?
theresa.wines@bellinghamschools.org

AP EXAMINATION INFORMATION

AP Exams 2022 – Payment Information

Payments can either be made at the ASB Office with Cash/Check or Credit Card or online.

Payment for AP exams must be made between Oct. 12 – Apr. 2, 2022 online here.

  • Full payment fee = $43.50 per exam
  • Qualify to receive free/reduced lunch? If so, your fee = $0 per exam. You must submit a Low-Income Student Verification Form. (also available at the ASB Office)
  • Late registration fee (after 11/15/20) will incur an additional $40 charge.
  • Cancellation/Unused exam fee is $40.

For questions/assistance with payments please contact the ASB Office at (360) 676-4971 or e-mail Catherine.Moran@bellinghamschools.org

After School Meal Program

10 - AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

After-school dinner program free for all children 18 and under

Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under. These meals are offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday through June 16, 2022. 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. 4, Nov. 24, Dec. 9, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 28.



Programa gratuito de cenas después de la escuela para todos los niños de 18 años o menos

Las Escuelas Públicas de Bellingham sirven cenas calientes sin costo alguno a todos los niños de 18 años o menos. Las cenas se ofrecen de las 5 a las 6 de la tarde de lunes a jueves hasta el 16 de junio de 2022. La cena se sirve en la cafetería de la Escuela Secundaria Shuksan, ubicada en el 2717 de Alderwood Avenue (en la esquina de Northwest y Alderwood). No importa a qué escuela asista en el distrito.


A los adultos acompañantes se les cobrará $4.75 dólares por comida - sólo en efectivo o con cheque. Todas las comidas deben ser consumidas en la cafetería de Shuksan.


El menú diario de la cena se encuentra por día en la página de internet de los menús escolares después del listado del lonche o almuerzo.

Por favor, tenga en cuenta: La cena no se servirá en los días festivos de la escuela o en los siguientes días de salida temprana de la escuela: 4 de noviembre, 24 de noviembre, 9 de diciembre, 10 de febrero, 10 de marzo y 28 de abril.

11 - EMERGENCY AND WEATHER PROCEDURES

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 (which could include snow, flooding, power outages, etc.), school could:

  • close for the day (in the case of widespread power outages),
  • open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes,
  • open on time with snow bus routes.

How can I get weather/emergency information?

Changes to the school schedule are usually announced by 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:

  • Sign up for alerts: To receive email, phone, and/or text alerts, set your communication preferences on the Skylert tab within Skyward Family Access. (Need help? go here for step-by-step directions or contact 360-676-6520.)
  • Tune to local media: 790 AM, 96.5 FM, 104.1 FM or Seattle media.
  • Check bellinghamschools.org
  • Check @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
  • Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message.
  • Call 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.

How to find your snow bus route: www.bellinghamschools.org/snow-routes

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12 - MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

When a student requires medication at school, either prescription or over the counter (OTC), parents/guardians must return a completed medication authorization form with directions from a licensed health care provider (LHCP) to Sehome. One exception is that certain OTC medications that are self-administered do not require LHCP instructions, but they do require a parent/guardian to complete the medication authorization form. There is no situation that a student taking medications at school does not need a medication authorization on file.


The privilege of students self-caring their medications, whether prescription or OTC, requires students to take their medication as instructed on the authorization and being aware that they may not share their medications with anyone. Medications brought to school must be in the original prescription container or manufacturers labelled OTC container. Medication authorizations expire at the end of the current school year, or sooner as per LHCP instructions.


Link to Medication Authorization Form can be found here

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SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT

Sonia Cole, Principal: sonia.cole@bellinghamschools.org

Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K mike.couto@bellinghamschools.org

Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z bethany.barrett@bellinghamschools.org

Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: colin.cushman@bellinghamschools.org


Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: amy.hjelt@bellinghamschools.org

Jeff Smith, Counselor E-K: jeffrey.smith@bellinghamschools.org

Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: hana.schutz@bellinghamschools.org

John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: john.vandermolen@bellinghamschools.org