Fife High News

Remote Learning and Shutdown Update Edition

FHS Info for this week 4/20/20

Hey Trojans,

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!

Get 'em-

Mr. Bakke

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:

Each week Mr. Bakke will do a short interview with a staff member, find out how they are doing, and get some needed inspiration! This week's guest: Mrs. MacKinnon!
MacKinnon 500 Seconds

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

Nomination Form Link

Connect w/2020 ASB Activities Coordinator: Ryan Moreno

An interview with Class of 2020 Senior Ryan Moreno, Fife High school ASB Activities Coordinator

Phase 3 of FHS Learning Plan: Info

Office Hours: On going schedule

Need to ask a teacher a question and get quick response? Here is the ongoing office hour schedule. Each teacher has shared with their students how they are available during this time slot. Remember, you can always email your teacher!
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A note about Phase 3

Students will be assigned aprox 90 minutes of learning tasks outside of their designated class meetings. When adding class meeting time and the 90 minutes of learning tasks together over a 5 day week, it averages out to 3 hours of school time per day, which is the state OSPI target amount of hours per day.
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Be The Light 2020

Managing Covid-19: Advice from Fife students

Mrs. Rathburn's students provided us with with great advice during these historic times, take a minute and check it out! LINK

How are Fife Students Helping the Community? Check out Rafferty Escame!

Rafferty Escame has been rallying to community making Do It Yourself Face masks for his Eagle Scout project. He will be handing them out in front of Safeway in Milton tomorrow Sunday, April 19 from noon until gone, check out his video below to see what he has been up to!
DIY Face Masks

Trojan Bracket: Historical Team Champions

Have some fun voting on twitter in our historical team championship bracket!

Want to buy a yearbook?

1. Click this link:

2. Login

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

Seniors interested in being a graduation speaker?

If you are interested in trying out to be a graduation speaker please click on this link for info and application!

Info and Application Link

Need Support?

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?

We have set up a phone line, which is being answered 8-3 from a staff member working from home. You can call 253-517-1100.

Seniors! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website for you!!!

Here is a link to a support Website we built just for you. It has a Frequently asked question section that might be helpful.

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:

Understanding FHS Remote Learning V 2
A Message from State Superintendent Chris Reykdal During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.


Mr. Bakke

Fife High School

Our Mission: To be a school that prepares all students for life beyond high school by developing their mind, body, and character

Teacher "office hours" this week

All teachers communicated to students when they are available this week for immediate response. Teachers also let students know the method to which they would be available, like email, or google chat.. or zoom... etc. Be sure to take note of when and how your teachers have their office hours this week. Below is a matrix of our teacher office hours for this week.

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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!