06/06 - 6/10/2022
Dear Sehome Community,
Last week, we had our 7 Arts Celebration. There are several photos below celebrating the incredible work of our students, guided by our staff. We had a clay rodeo in the Commons during lunch. It was so fun to see students create incredible art while not being able to see or while using their feet! It was truly impressive. We also had a staff competition on the potter's wheel. There were a lot of laughs by all.
Thursday, we had our tie dye event. It was well attended. Students and staff had a great time creating festive Sehome gear. There were some really creative techniques used and pieces made.
Saturday, we had about 400 students at the Fisherman's Pavillion for Prom. It was such a fun evening. Students were all dressed up and ready for a good time dancing, laughing, and enjoying lots of food and drinks. A huge thank you to our PTSA, parent volunteers, staff chaperones, and the students and staff who planned and executed this huge event. It was great to have prom once again.
It is an exciting week here at Sehome. It is the last week with our senior class of 2022! Seniors and their families will be receiving an email with detailed information for the week. Please make sure you review all the details so you don't miss out on anything. If you have questions about check out or the graduation process, please reach out. Our entire team is here to support you.
This week, we have our orchestra (Tuesday), choir (Wednesday), and band (Thursday) concerts at 7:00 pm in the Theater. It will be a great final performance from each to wrap up the school year.
We look forward to a great graduation week! As always, reach out with any questions, comments, or feedback. I love hearing from you!
IN THIS MEMO
1 – WRAPPING UP THE YEAR INFORMATION
2 – WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK
3 – UPCOMING EVENTS
4 – SUMMER ACTIVITIES
5 – CAREER CENTER
6 – LEARNING CENTER
7 – SAFETY TIP LINE
8 – AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM
9 – PTSA
10 – EMERGENCY AND WEATHER PROCEDURES
11 – SCHOOL NURSE
12 – SHS POINTS OF CONTACT
1 - WRAPPING UP THE YEAR INFORMATION
SENIORS: TURN IN COMPUTERS TO THE LIBRAY JUNE 6-9
This week, June 6-9, Seniors will turn in their devices to the library as part of their checkout process before graduation. We will have an official device turn in day on June 9th for Seniors (see schedule below), however, Seniors can turn in their devices earlier in the week if their teachers have communicated with them that they do not need their devices to complete their schoolwork prior to June 9th.
June 9th SENIOR Device Collection Schedule: (9th – 11th Grade Students will turn in June 16th)
All 12th 3:15-3:30
Library Times for Device turn in before June 9th: Monday – Wednesday 8:15am – 3:30pm (except for Anchor and 5th Period)
Device Items Seniors Turn In:
There are 4 components SENIORS will need to bring to the library this week for device collection. Please bring these items together at the same time as we cannot accept them one at a time. (9th – 11th Grade students will turn in their computers during Anchor on June 16th.
Laptop and Stylus
Laptop is sticker free and has been cleaned (Seniors will clean and remove stickers in Anchor on Tuesday and Wednesday this week)
Stylus attached to laptop (if stylus is no longer connected, that is ok. Just bring as is to the library when you turn in all your other components.
Please make sure your case is clean and cleaned out of any papers, pens/pencils, etc. in the case pockets prior to turning it in.
When turning in your charger please make sure the cord is wrapped. A video will be shown in Anchor to help Seniors see how to wrap their charger correctly.
DIPLOMAS FOR THE CLASS OF 2022
FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Thursday, June 9
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bellingham Public Library - downtown, lower level near Children’s library
210 Central Ave
All are welcome! Sign up for an appointment online, walk-ups will be accepted as well. Vaccines will be free for everyone and health insurance is not required. Please bring documentation of any previous doses (photo of vaccine cards OK). These clinics will have Moderna and Pfizer available including boosters. Parent/guardian consent is required for vaccinations for ages 5-17.
A $25 Fred Meyer gift card will be provided to those who get a first or second dose, courtesy of the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation.
This is our final clinic of the school year and it is open to anyone. Please share with your friends and family!
Questions? Contact Jennifer.email@example.com.
2 - WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK
Spring Athletics results
- Boys Track:
- State Academic Champions
- 2A Team Champions;
- 1st in 100 m Carter Birade;
- 1st in 200m – Jake Andrews
- 1st in 400m – Jake Andrews
- 1st in 3200 Zack Munson
- 1st in 4 x 400 Mason Hill, Carter Birade; Jon McCarty; Jacob Andrews
- 2nd in 1600 Zack Munson;
- 2nd in 110 hurdles Carter Birade;
- 2nd in 100 m Jacob Andrews;
- 2nd in 4 x 100-Mason Hill, Bennett Reichart, Jon McCarty, Carter Birade;
- 3rd in shot put- John Dawson;
- Girls Track:
- State Academic Champions
- 2A Team 3rd Place
- 1st in Discus-Virginia Arthur
- 1st in the 400m-Jayda Darroch
- 1st in Shot put-Dawson Rothenbuhler
- 2nd in the 200m-Jayda Darroch
- 3rd in 4 x 100 Sara Mayr-Sheriff; Jayda Darroch; Bella Connell; Triya Mitchell
- 8th in 100 Hurdles-Bella Connell
- 11th in 200-Triya Mitchell
- 13th in 100-Triya Mitchell
- 13th in 3200 Marcella Leita
1st place 400: Jada Darroch
3 - UPCOMING EVENTS
Sehome’s Peer Centered Outreach Club is excited to share “Let’s Talk About IT!”
In February PCO hosted an informational event for parents and guardians. Topics included Mental Health, Substance Use, Gender Identity/Pronouns, Healthy Relationships, and Sexual Health. We had guests from DVSAS, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Teen Council and more helping create the content for this event. There were many requests from families who could not attend to have the content shared. Here are the slides we created with student voices sharing important information that impacts all students. We hope you enjoy the slides.
PTSA LOOKING FOR SENIOR FAMILIES TO HELP WITH SENIOR CELEBRATION!
“Senior Families!!! Email Jo Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marid Hendrickson at email@example.com if you can help with the Senior Celebration on Fri. June 10 from 10:00 - 2:00 (set up and clean up included in these times). We’ll be celebrating with food, sweets, dunk tank, and yearbook signing!”
BLOCK PARTY GEAR SWAP
Jennifer Gaer is hard at work planning for the Back to School Block Party at BHS on August 20th 10am-2pm. One piece of the block party will be a gear swap. Starting later this month (after spring sports wrap up) we are hoping to put boxes in a spot in each school to collect gently used athletic equipment/gear. Many of our athletes and families struggle to outfit themselves for sports each year, and we see this as an opportunity to help our families get the gear they need before next year. Jennifer and I will be in touch with each MS and HS school individually to ensure we have this box in a spot that works for you all; we will drop it, pick it up, and hopefully not create any additional work. I will send advertisement info as we get closer to donation phase of this project.
Senior Celebration on Fri. June 10, 2022 from 11AM to 1PM
Senior Celebration on Fri. June 10, 2022 from 11AM to 1PM
Food trucks, music, a photo backdrop, and yearbook signing!
We need volunteers for the day of to help make this event a success! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4da4a92aa2f94-2022
Due to limited funds and increase food costs,, the PTSA is unable to cover all of the costs. We’re including a donation link and we’d be so grateful for your support.
Questions about the event or how to make a donation, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much ~ PTSA Senior Celebration Committee
BAND AUCTION AND CONCERT THURSDAY, JUNE 9
Sehome Mariner Band Auction and Concert
Thursday June 9, 2022 at 6:00pm
Please join us for a fun filled evening with your talented Sehome High School band and their director, Mr. Rose. The concert is FREE for everyone to enjoy great music and there is no obligation to participate in the action.
Would you like to WIN BIG and help support the band? How about $2,800.00 worth of premium Seahawks tickets for the cost of a $5.00 raffle ticket? Tickets are to the season opening game vs the Broncos and the two seats are located in the club house level.
*Thank you, Jonathan Rands for your generous donation. Must be present to win prize.*
4 - SUMMER ACTIVITIES
ONLINE COURSES FOR SUMMER SCHOOL
Students in Bellingham Public Schools who will be in grades 9-12 in fall 2022 may take free online courses for summer school using the Edgenuity platform for credit retrieval or credit ahead.
Please note: students entering ninth grade are limited to Computer Applications and Health for credit ahead.
Summer school courses are accelerated, completing an 18-week class in a compressed 6-week time frame. For this reason, although the coursework is completed online, students need to attend in person at Options High School Monday through Thursday from June 27 to August 4, 2022. This ensures they have quick access to academic and/or technical help.
For more information about high school summer school through Edgenuity, please see the summer 2022 registration form. If you have additional questions, please contact your high school counselor or secondary summer school principal Ronni Weston via email or at 360-647-6871.
GET REGISTERED FOR SPORTS PLUS SPORTS PHYSICALS
- Families and students can get connected with middle school and high school sports for next year on finalforms now. Most families received email communication about this through school messenger, but a number of our emails don’t work and a few students who haven't been assigned a school next year didn’t hear about registering for sports/clubs for next year. Please share this information with families:
- Sign up for athletics and activities for the 2022-2023 school year now!
- To get signed up and learn more, head to our school's activity and athletics site: https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/activities/
- If your student is interested in participating, sign up now to learn about camps, workouts, and connection opportunities over the summer.
- All students interested in participating in a sport, need a valid sports physical. Make an appointment with your primary care provider for a well child check, and ask for a sports physical to ensure your student athlete can start right away next year.
CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES
CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Click CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITES PLAYBOOK to find summer activities/camps for your family. Page 24 of the City of Bellingham playbook lists camps that are led by High School coaches and are an awesome opportunity for students and families to get to know the HS programs, coaches, and athletes. In addition to this, camps serve as fundraisers for our programs.
Here is a link to register for camps CAMP REGISTRATION
COB offers various scholarships under the Pass Program and Blue Skies for Children. Email email@example.com for further information.
Bellingham Schools Foundation also offers some scholarship opportunities for summer programming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND PLAN
Monday, May 16th Juniors were handed their High School and Beyond Plan report so they could see what activities they need to complete and to give them designated time to work on them.
The goal is to get our Juniors to check off as many of these requirements as they can before their Senior Meeting with their counselor in the fall.
A video with a helpful tutorial was emailed to each student to guide them through the completion of each activity which includes:
Career Surveys (3 different ones: Preferences, Interests, Skills) Career Research (research and favorite a couple careers), enter career and educational goals, read a section on financial aid, complete and upload a résumé (academic or job).
Please encourage your Junior to complete these. Additional help or copies of their report are available from Martha Zender in the Career Center. Running Start students, with no classes at Sehome, will be given their report when they come in for their fall EVF this spring.
High School & Beyond Plan
The High School & Beyond Plan, a graduation requirement, helps students get the most out of high school and think about their future. Students work with school counselors and advisors to create their own individual plan, the “personalized pathway", throughout high school and revise their plan annually to accommodate changing interests or postsecondary goals on what they expect to do the year following graduation from high school.
The postsecondary aspirations may include pathways for application to four-year colleges or universities, two-year community or technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, industry standard certificate programs, military training, or on-the-job training.
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.
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
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
Visit the learning center website
8 - 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.
10 - 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
11 - 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
SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT
Sonia Cole, Principal: email@example.com
Steve Clarke, Sub Assistant Principal for Mike Couto: 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
Jeff Smith, Counselor E-K: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: email@example.com
John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: firstname.lastname@example.org