June 17, 2022
8th Grade Celebration
Library + Laptops + Lost & Found
Now is the time to track down anything that might be at home-- library books, laptops, loaner laptops, laptop bags, chargers, styluses. If you find that there are extras laying around your house, please send them. Also - we still have about 100 items in our Lost & Found. Please stop by and grab your water bottles, sweatshirts, and clothes. We would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
Kulshan Summer Office Hours:
Monday, June 20, closed
June 21 - 24: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
June 27 - Aug 15 - KMS office is closed
Tues, Aug 16, Open Daily from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 - 3:30 PM
District Summer Office Hours:
Mon, June 20 - Fri, August 12: Open daily Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Starting Monday, Aug. 15: Regular hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
KMS Summer Garden Update
We need a few Kulshan families to help with summer garden care. Please email Common Threads with “Summer Garden Volunteer” in the subject line if you are interested in helping and let us know your availability.
2022-2023 District Calendar
We thought it might be helpful for you to have a list of key dates and trainings for the 2022-23 school year. Please mark your calendars as needed. Online School and District Calendars: https://bellinghamschools.org/calendars
BPS + COB Summer Camp Opportunities!
Bellingham Public Schools and the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up to offer a wide variety of fun athletic camps and activities this summer. In most cases, these are opportunities for students in grades 3 to 12. These summer camps are an opportunity to connect with high school coaches and athletes. Camps run throughout the summer with a variety of start and end dates. Click here for a complete listing of BPS-related camps or go directly to the registration site and search for listings. Please call 360-778-7000 with questions. Inquire about scholarships.
Summer School Opportunities!
Did you know that incoming 9th graders can take high school classes this summer? They can choose between health and/or tech literacy. Students just need to fill out a summer school application. They will then give their application to Mr. Tiger or Ms. Newbauer to sign and turn in. The classes will be in-person at Options High School from June 27 - August 4, Mondays through Thursdays. Students can choose to attend first morning (8:30-10:00 AM) or second morning (10:30-12:00) sessions. Please reach out by email to Roni Weston, Summer School Principal or phone: 360-647-6871.
Bellingham United Debate Team is hosting a weeklong workshop for middle school and incoming high school students to learn and practice the basics of competitive debate. This will be a fun, engaging, and exciting summer opportunity that will give you lasting memories and valuable skills. Monday June 27th - Friday July 1st from 9:00am - 12:00pm, all 5 days at Bellingham High School. For more information about the Bellingham Summer Debate Workshop or the Bellingham United Debate Team, please email Coach Nick Phillips.
Mental Health for Teens
Social Media Accounts
Have you seen concerning social media pages related to Kulshan students? Please report accounts to Instagram if the accounts are bullying or harassing or otherwise violating Instagram terms of service. This step is easy and anonymous. Send information, tips, or concerns regarding a safety issue in our schools by texting or calling 844-310-9560 or by visiting bellinghamschools.org/safe for confidential, anonymous, two-way communication with our safety staff.
Safe Schools Zone
This fall, contractors installed security cameras inside and outside of several of our schools, including KMS. This project was approved by voters in our community as part of the 2018 school facilities bond. Security cameras will help us maintain the health, welfare and safety of students, staff and visitors. For more information, see policy 6610.
Support for Tribal Affiliated Students
Did you know we have over 400 students in our district with tribal affiliation? Lummi Behavioral Health can serve students with ANY tribal affiliation/status. Here is the interest link for starting MH services with Lummi Behavioral Health. If you are interested or have questions please talk to your school counselors:Michelle Strobel, Lacey Bachman, or Aaron Tiger.
College Bound Application
Did you know college is free for qualifying families? Middle school is the only time that families can sign up for the College Bound Scholarship Program. The College Bound Program covers the average cost of tuition, some fees, and a small book allowance at over 65 Washington State colleges, universities and technical schools. Please fill out our district Free and Reduced Lunch Form to apply. Please let your KMS counseling team know if you have any questions.
LGBTQ Support for Families and Youth
Tatiana Samora, Registrar Я говорю на русском языке.
Elsa Powell, Family Liaison Hablo español.
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