Kulshan Connect

March 27: Weekly Newsletter during School Closures

In our Kulshan Community, we are courageous, kind, and committed!

Kulshan Library is Online!

Our library has gone virtual! Use this link to access the Library OneNote. In this notebook you will find a variety of how-to videos, links to activities, podcasts, virtual field trips, and more. I am also reading a poem every day on FlipGrid. Find the link in the OneNote, or click here. Comment on the poem, share one of your own, or just check in! I would love to hear from you, either on FlipGrid, email, or Instagram (@kulshanlibrary)! I miss you and love you. I hope you are finding things to read, chatting online with friends, and getting fresh air. Email me about anything. I’m here for you. Mr. Shaffer

Kulshan Daily Announcements!

Thanks to the beautiful and talented Ms. Bachman, our Morning (Daily) Announcements have gone online! YAY! Check them out here and watch for a new Morning (Daily) Announcement every day! This is a great way to get news during our extended break and it gives you a chance to stretch your legs and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Free School Lunches - ages 0-18

Our district is serving free lunches at these school sites: Alderwood, Carl Cozier, Cordata, Geneva, Happy Valley, Parkview, Roosevelt, Wade King, Shuksan, and Options. We are also serving at these neighborhoods: Eliza Court, Evergreen, Regency Park, Sterling Meadows, Sudden Valley Community Center, and Villa Santa Fe. Any student can pick up food at any location. Several KMS staff members are helping at these sites and we hope to see you soon!

Bellingham Food Bank Locations

Tuesday, March 31: Shuksan Middle School from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1: Christ the King on Meridian from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 2: to be determined

Check out the Bellingham Food Bank to learn more or to make a donation.

High School Registration Process

Attention 8th grade Parents: Most of our 8th grade KMS students were able to complete the high school registration process before we headed off into this extended COVID break. If you would like to view the Course Catalog , feel free to check out course offerings for next year. (Spanish version of Course Catalog) Do you have questions about high school registration? Please contact one of our Kulshan counselors with your questions. Thank you!

Kulshan Book Club

On March 19, Kulshan was scheduled to host local author Christine Day, who wrote I Can Make This Promise. Day is a member of the Upper Skagit tribe and the book takes place in both Seattle and the Suquamish ancestral lands. This book has been read aloud and discussed in 6th and 7th grade Social Studies and Language Arts classes. We will work behind the scenes to make a connection with this local author via online platforms. If you are interested, you can purchase this book or check it out via Libby. It makes a great family book club!

Did you know that April 1 is Census Day?

In the midst of COVID, the U.S. Census is still happening. In fact, it is more important than ever to be counted. Census data guides how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year for schools, health care facilities, roads, transportation, recreation centers, social services and more. The U.S. Census Bureau will send you an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census between March 12-20. Responding to the Census helps our community get its fair share of funding. Your responses are safe and secure. The law requires the U.S. Census Bureau to keep your information confidential, and your responses cannot be used against you in any way. Learn more about how you can shape your future at 2020census.gov.

Kulshan Office Hours

Our school building may be closed, but we are available everyday! Please email us if you have questions during this COVID school closure:

Meagan Dawson, Principal

Kevin Terpstra, Assistant Principal

Aaron Tiger, Counselor

Jen Newbauer, Counselor

Viry Ferriera, Registrar

We love you and we miss you and we hope you are staying safe and healthy!

Kulshan Middle School 1250 Kenoyer Drive Bellingham, WA 98229 360-676-4886