Red Raider Alert

June 7, 2019

Student Computer Check-In Information

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Seniors are encouraged to check in the laptops and components now through Thursday, June 13th. They have been given a clearance form and information about this.

9-11th grade Students will get a chance to check in their laptops on Tuesday, June 18th, during our Computer Check-In period which will occur at their normal Raiderade location. This will be the most convenient time to check in their computers as they will be turning it in at their Raiderade classrooms in small groups and won't need to navigate the line for checking in at the library.

Some students will need to hold on to their computers longer for some classes. These students will need to bring their computers to the library for Computer Check-In when they are completed with their computing prior to summer.

Although we suggest that all students keep their AC Adapters (chargers) at home throughout the school year, they will need to bring their "chargers" with them when the turn in their computers.

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There are 4 components that students will need to bring with them during Computer Check-In.

  1. Laptop
  2. Stylus
  3. Sleeve
  4. AC Adapter (Charger)

All Items must be turned in or a fine will be placed on the student's account upon Check-In. If items are lost or damaged due to negligence, students must either pay the fine or work with the administration to mitigate the fine amount.

Laptop ($650-800) and Stylus ($28.50).

Notice that this laptop is sticker free. Students are expected to keep their laptops sticker free and should turn in their clean computers with no stickers on the lid in working condition.

Students are expected to keep their stylus free from damage. Notice the stylus is attached to the computer. (Although we can replace the tip, battery, lanyard and stylus loop, we will not be able to provide these at Check-In time. If your Stylus, or any part of your computer, needs maintenance please visit the library prior to Check-In.)

Sleeve ($15.75)

Students are expected to turn in a clean computer sleeve at the end of the year. If yours is dirty or smells funky, please clean it prior to turning it in to avoid the replacement cost.

AC Adapter ($30)

Notice this AC Adapter has its cord wrapped using the attached Velcro strap. Students are required to wrap up their own AC Adapters prior to turning in their computers. Don't wait in line then have to step aside to wrap your cord.

AC Adapters are unmarked. That means that there is no way to tell one AC Adapter from another. This was one of the reasons we suggest students keep them at home. When they bring them to school for Check-In, please by careful not to lose it or leave it lying around.

Look at that Velcro Action!


Please email questions or concerns to our Educational Technology Instructional Coach:

Mr. Balsiger

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2019 Summer Athletics Registration & Clearance

To participate in 2019 Bellingham Summer Programs the student and parents must complete the following 2 steps, even if the athlete has “already been cleared for a sport”.

Step 1. Registration -

Students and parents must complete an “Online Registration” each year through the Skyward Family Access.

You must log in under the 1st Family’s - Parent Access login & password

Click on the “Online Forms” tab to the left of the screen and complete the Activities/Athletics Registration.

This registration will be good for the 2019-20 school year.

For assistance with your log in, contact your current school’s Registrar or Athletics Secretary: #360-676-6470

WMS Registrar: Nancy Howell: ext. 4351 WMS Athletics Secretary: Beth Pelto-Fishbeck: ext. 4348

KMS Registrar: Viry Ferreira: ext 4705 KMS Athletics Secretary: Lacey Bachman: ext 4707

SMS Registrar: Catherine Roosma ext 4860 SMS Athletics Secretary: Annalisa Fox: ext 4816

BHS Registrar: Jeanne Bach: ext 7110 BHS Athletics Secretary: Ann Vallee: ext. 7168

Step 2. Clearance -

Once you have completed the skyward online registration, the parent/student must contact the Bellingham ASB Office to be CLEARED for their individual sport and that clearance slip is then taken to the Athletic office. The Athletic Secretary will check to make sure the Online Registration is complete and that the student has a current sports physical on file.

Copies of incoming 8th grader’s physicals will be sent to Bellingham by May 15th.

Please check with your middle school secretary on your student’s current physical status.

Clearance for summer sports will TENTATIVELY start Monday, May 20th at Bellingham High School’s Athletic Office and continue until Wednesday, June 19th.

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Whatcom County Youth Pride Week includes Pride Parade and Festival on June 9

The first annual Youth Pride Week of Whatcom County will take place the first week of June, culminating on Sunday, June 9 with a Youth Pride Parade and Festival.

Whatcom Youth Pride activities throughout the week include:

  • Queer Youth Karaoke from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at the Make.Shift Art Space;
  • Screening of “The Most Dangerous Year” at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at the Pickford Film Center;
  • Poster-making and Parade Prep Party at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at the Ground Floor at First Congregational Church;
  • Community Pride Picnic for Whatcom County LGBTQ+ youth, families and community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Squalicum Creek Park; and
  • Youth Pride Parade and Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Bellingham High School.

The June 9 parade begins at the corner of Cornwall and Halleck near Bellingham High School. If you want to join the parade, arrive at 9:45 a.m. in the Habitat for Humanity parking lot on the corner of Cornwall and Halleck.

Adults and community members are invited to volunteer or “adopt a block” as spectators. Families of LGBTQ+ identified youth are invited to march with their children in the parade.

After the parade, all Whatcom County families and community are invited to a kid-friendly festival in the Bellingham High Commons.

Sign up to participate, volunteer or sponsor the parade today! Additional information is available at

Whatcom Youth Pride Week and the parade was made possible with a Project Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

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Have you purchased a yearbook? If you aren’t sure, take a look at the list posted outside the ASB Office.

If you haven’t purchased one yet, it’s not too late! With limited quantities available and nearly 75% of the yearbooks sold, don’t delay…order yours today!

Cost is $65 and can be purchased with cash or check at the ASB window, or online here:

Yearbooks will be distributed the week of June 10.

Career and Community Events

  • Students looking for a summer job or permanent career check out the Job Table outside of the Career Center, or see Ms. Kelly with questions. Applications are available for Rader Farms.

  • Undecided Seniors if you need assistance with Whatcom, Skagit, BTC or other college applications, financial aid or other questions come to the Career Center for assistance.
  • Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Training Summer Camp (Updated information)
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