Squalicum High School

Storm Forecast for March 26 - April 2

Spring Break and mid-semester

With the beginning of Spring comes new athletic seasons and new courses. The B-day rotation of classes ends on Friday, April 2 and then we are off for Spring Break. When students return on April 12, we will begin our final A-day rotation and we encourage everyone to focus on finishing the A-day classes well. We will have supports available to help students with tutoring every day. Just check out The HUB information below.

SQHS Pick up and Drop off: Please remember that our student pick up and drop off happens in our upper lot. Please refrain from dropping off and picking up students in the lower lot as that is designated for our busses only.

Governor Inslee held a press conference on Thursday, March 25th. School districts can work to modify distance between students in classrooms to 3 feet. There are many variables to consider, develop, and manage in order to move to that. Our district will work to understand the guidance and determine what actions we take next. Stay tuned - there's more to come.

Graduation Gowns will be provided again this year. Please reserve the second weekend in June for ceremonies. We are working to decipher the capacity and ceremony options as well as a deciding on a location. Again, stay tuned - there's more info to come.

the hub = student support

Virtual Tutoring.

Click here to schedule an appointment with a tutor or drop in for general academic support.


Heidi Covington- Student Success Coordinator Heidi.covington@bellinghamschools.org

Erin Neisinger- Class GEAR UP Coordinator erin.neisinger@bellinghamschools.org

CALL/TEXT 360-746-9106

Cam Retherford- GEAR UP advocate cameron.retherford@bellinghamschools.org

9th Grade Webinars

Our 9th Grade Counseling Team (Debra Smith-Hicks and Sierra Truesdale) continues to provide critical support to all students every week. This past week, they helped students learn about some graduation requirements including the High School and Beyond Plan.

Please remind students to watch this if they missed it and join us again this Wednesday as we continue this lesson on Career Clusters.


A message from Food Services

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Pandemic EBT 2.0 is now here!
If you haven't already done so, families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced priced meals, making them automatically eligible for P-EBT 2.0. This EBT program provides additional support during the pandemic. Go to bellinghamschools.org/food-services for the free and reduced price meal online application.

If you have questions about the free/reduced price meal application, call 360-676-6572. All questions related to the P-EBT should be directed to 833-518-0282

¡Ya está aquí el EBT de la Pandemia 2.0!

Para más apoyo durante la pandemia, invitamos a que las familias apliquen para el lonche reducido o gratuito si es que aún no lo han hecho para este ciclo escolar, haciéndolos elegibles para el P-EBT 2.0. Vaya a bellinghamschools.org/food-services para llenar el formato en línea de la aplicación de lonche reducido gratuito.

Para asistencia con la aplicación del lonche reducido o gratuito, por favor llame al 360-676-6456. Todas las preguntas sobre la elegibilidad para el P-EBT pueden ser dirigidas al centro de contacto de P-EBT al 833-518-0282.

Music in our schools month

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Wednesday Workshops

The Wednesday workshops in the flyer above will occur at 8:30 During Advisory

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Hybrid High School schedule

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Weekly Covid Updates

Please remember to do your part. Please remember to wear your mask, physically distance, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are sick. Please visit our site for more information.

Student surveys in March and April

A Message from the Department of Teaching and Learning

Dear families,

We will be giving two different student surveys in March and April to better understand how to meet the needs of your children.

  • From March 22 to 26, students in grades 6, 8, 10, 12 will be asked to fill out a completely anonymous survey from the state that asks questions about student’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey is sponsored by Washington state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Health Care Authority and the University of Washington.

  • From April 14 to 21, students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be asked to fill out a survey from Bellingham Public Schools that focuses on student outcomes of The Bellingham Promise, as well as feedback on instruction, school climate, belonging and student safety.

Both surveys will be optional assignments given by teachers for students to do online during asynchronous time. Parents/guardians and staff may not be able to view student sessions via apParent or ClassPolicy while students take the survey. Grade 3 teachers have the option to do the district survey during live learning since they meet four days a week in-person.

We will be sending a survey to families in May to get feedback on school culture, family engagement and instruction. Your feedback will help us determine what we are doing well and areas for improvement. Please watch for that survey later this spring.

You and your child’s feedback is important to us, and we encourage all to participate. If you have questions, please contact Carol Stewart in educational technology.


Keep checking the Scholarship Bulletin for local scholarships!

Students, looking for work?

Are you looking for work? Check out the newest listing of HOT JOBS This job list is updated monthly and can be found on the School website-counseling page-College/Career Page

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Links to other supports

Librarian: tracy.shaw@bellinghamschools.org

SQHS Counselors: https://squalicum.bellinghamschools.org/counseling/

District Help technicians: help@bellinghamschools.org

Resouces (meals, childcare, mental health and more) : https://bellinghamschools.org/resources/