Fife High News
Remote Learning and Shutdown Update Edition
FHS Info for this week 4/20/20
It's go time! This week things are going to pick up, the learning schedule for the rest of the year begins. Please be sure to attend your class period meetings each week, and get your assignments completed and submitted.
The main update is in regards to grading. Starting Tuesday (Phase 3) we will again begin entering grades for student work! We want you to earn credit for your classes!
Note to seniors:
Finally, I just wanted to just say to our seniors, we are currently working hard to re-do the May and June calendar with our senior activities and end of the year events. Some of these will be cancelled, some will be re-imaged to be done in a different way, some will be added, and some will get rescheduled. We will announce a new calendar and arrange for a senior Zoom meeting as soon as we can. It takes a little time to work through two months of re-planning so hang tight while we finish this work.
The hope right now for graduation if we can't have it in June, is to find a reschedule date later in the summer should the distancing rules change. We will simultaneously be working on a backup plan for another version/mode for the ceremony that would be allowable under current social distancing rules should this end up being needed.
Thank you for reading Fife High News Trojans, make the most of your opportunities this week!
In This Edition-- Table of Contents
In this newsletter scroll down to:
1. 500 Seconds with FHS Staff: Mrs. MacKinnon
2. Heart of the Trojan Award Nomination Form Now Open
3. Interview with Senior Ryan Moreno
4. Phase 3: Teacher Office Hours and schedule
5. Seniors: Be the Light!
6. The Historical Team Fife Championship Bracket
7. Advice from FHS Students!
8. Need a Face mask? Get one tomorrow! Find out How are Fife students helping the community? Rafferty Escame
9. Need to buy a yearbook? Info
10. Seniors: Interested in being a graduation speaker?
11. How to get support reminders and Question website for Seniors
500 Seconds with Staff:
Heart of the Trojan Award Nomination Form Now Open... Due May 5!
Last year we debuted our Heart of the Trojan Awards. We are excited to continue this powerful tradition. Five Awards, presented in front of the entire school, given to people who exemplified aspects of the Heart of the Trojan. The Awards:
1. Community Support (given to a community member)
2. Staff (FHS staff member)
3. Commitment (given to a senior)
4. Courage (given to a senior)
5. Kindness (given to a senior)
Students and Staff, we need your nominations! Please include first and last name of individual nominated (who you want to win the award) and why you've nominated them. You do not need to nominate someone for every award. Please submit your nominations by Tuesday May 5th
Connect w/2020 ASB Activities Coordinator: Ryan Moreno
Phase 3 of FHS Learning Plan: Info
Office Hours: On going schedule
A note about Phase 3
Managing Covid-19: Advice from Fife students
How are Fife Students Helping the Community? Check out Rafferty Escame!
Want to buy a yearbook?
1. Click this link: https://wa-fife.intouchreceipting.com/
3. Select student's name
4. Under "Shop" select "Items at your students school"
5. The Yearbook button is the Last item to the right
Need Tech Support?
If you need help with a student Chromebook or with one of the online services being used for learning, you have several options to request help:
- Visit the Fife Technology Dept website and fill out an online form to request help (this is preferred). - or -
- Call the district at 253-517-1000 and leave a message with contact information and a description of the problem. - or -
- a member of the technology team will contact you.
- FHS staff will be calling or emailing those families who we have heard need tech support to follow up with you as well and can assist you with submitting the request form
Do you need to call to speak to a staff member?
Seniors! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website for you!!!
In Case You Missed IT!
Help an FHS FFA student
The cancellation of the Puyallup Spring Fair has added to the difficulties caused by COVID-19. For our Fife FFA members that have been working hard since November, raising a pig, this outbreak could not arrive at a more difficult time.
Selling animals for profit becomes very difficult when there is no livestock show, no livestock judging competition, no interaction with the public, and no livestock auction at the Spring Fair. Members are now relying on you to help! Feel free to take a look at our STUDENT PROJECTS page to see what students have been working on all year.
To learn how you can help, Click Here!
Help scholarship a student using this link: https://wa-fife-lite.intouchreceipting.com/FFAPigSponsorship
In case you missed it... a letter to our students from Mr. Bakke
Dear Fife Students,
You are facing truly unprecedented events, and this will be something you will never forget for the rest of your life. I am so sorry you are going through it. I’m sorry that for so many of you, the rewards from the hard work you have put into your sports, concerts, and productions is being taken from you. I’m sorry that your education is getting temporarily compromised. I’m sorry for all the special events that were scheduled that have been canceled. These are memories you won’t get back. I am sorry if you are feeling fear. I know these events are going to impact us all in a lot of scary ways.
But to our beloved FHS students, do not lose hope! My grandparents generation was called, “the greatest generation.” A lot of people think this is simply because of the extreme sacrifice they made during World War II fighting for the freedom of the world, but that is only part of the story. This was the same generation that grew up in the depression, during the worst economic times in our history. They suffered tremendous loss and faced incredible adversity, when terms like “rationing” were everyday vocabulary. They never lost hope, and in spite of those hard times they went through, they went on to save the world.
Fife students, this is your time to show that you have the makings of also being a “great generation.” You are going through historic adversity, which means it's your opportunity to shine bright. Shine by showing others how you care, by your resilience, by being extra helpful with your family, and by showing empathy and encouragement with your peers, and community. Even yesterday you put together a rush food drive and collected hundreds of items in just one day. We continue to be so proud of you!
I want you to again be reminded why we say “Get ‘Em Trojans.” In Fife it means that we will not back down, that there isn’t a challenge, adversity, competition, or tough test that will sway us...there is no such thing as insurmountable odds; in Fife we do not lose hope, and we do not quit. We Get ‘em Trojans!
I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks, when we finish the school year the way we are supposed to... together. Make good decisions today and in the few weeks ahead. And Get ‘Em Trojans.
Teacher "office hours" this week
This is Optional for students.
Rafferty is organizing an effort to make and distribute DIY masks. To date he has cut more than 750 masks worth of materials, he is doing this as a part of his Eagle Scout project. Interested in helping? Check his video where he shares information about this project!