Sehome High School Mariner Memo
Week of October 26 - 30
Dear Sehome Families,It is hard to believe that we are reaching the end of October. Last week Thursday, we launched our Internet Cafe where students are able to come in and work from our Commons. We know that remote learning is challenging for all students, but if you feel that your child is having a particularly challenging time accessing remote learning and having the ability to work in the Commons daily might address those challenges, please reach out to Bethany Barrett, our assistant principal, at Bethany.Barrett@bellinghamschools.org. Our seats are very limited at this time, but we are hoping to continue to grow this program. It was SO incredible having students back in the building for the first time since March 13. What a huge energy boost to all of us to get to see our students again!
We are also excited to start our fall workouts today and to have students back on campus this afternoon. There is additional information about this opportunity below. If your child is participating in these workouts, please remind them to wear a mask as soon as they get out of their car or come on campus. We cannot have students congregating in the parking lot. They need to go directly to their assigned field for practice and then return to their cars. We know this will be very challenging because they want to see their friends, but we want to be able to get this program launched well, so we ask that everyone follow the safety guidelines that Mr. Cushman sent out.
We are also excited to provide students with a way to quickly contact their teachers and other students. Starting this week, we will have the chat feature turned on in Microsoft Teams. This will allow students to direct message their teachers with questions they have. It keeps everything within the Teams platform. Please remind your child that everything they say on this platform is attached to their school login and is searchable if needed.
As the month of October comes to a close, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for each parent, student, staff member, grandparent, neighbor, and community member who is helping to educate our students. It truly takes our entire community to make this happen. This has been true forever, but we feel it so acutely right now. Thank you for the part you play!
I hope you have an incredible week and find joy in the small things!
Sehome High School
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Technology Help
- Career Center Updates
- Library Book Check-out
- Meal Box Pick Up
- Schedules- Weekly and Rotation
- PTSA Updates
- Learning Center
- Yearbook information for senior families
- Jobs for HS Students
- Supply Pick Up
- Student Update Information
Seniors who need to complete their FAFSA can receive help during these events.
WCC FA event (open to all students – not just those attending WCC)
November 12th 5-7:00pm Registration: https://www.whatcom.edu/get-started/tour-the-campus/outreach-events
12th Year Campaign Statewide FAFSA Event
Register in advance
12th Year Campaign Statewide FA Event
Register in advance
3 - LIBRARY BOOK CHECK OUT
4 - FOOD SERVICE UPDATE. Free meals continue for all students!
Every Wednesday, free meal boxes will be distributed from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 15 school locations and six community locations.
For more information on locations, click the link below.
5 - High School Draft Schedules
6 - Fall Back to Spring Giving Campaign
Fall Back to Spring Giving Campaign
Hello Sehome Families!
We are half way through the Fall Back to Spring Giving Campaign, and thanks to your generous contributions we have raised $5,180.00 of our $10,000 goal!
If you haven’t already, please consider donating now.
ANY AMOUNT HELPS!
Funds raised will support important programs for Sehome High School students and teachers.
Some of those students are featured in this NEW VIDEO.
Sehome High School PTSA
7 - Learning Center
8 - Senior Yearbook
Hi seniors and senior parents!
Now is the time to submit your senior quote and photos! You can do that here:
Make sure to get them in by October 30th
Parents! We are taking Parent Ad order forms online; you can submit them in this form.
The early bird discount deadline is: December 4th
Guaranteed proof: January 22nd
The late fee deadline: February 19th
10- Supply/Textbook Pickup
We are open from 8am - 4pm daily. Please contact the school prior to coming in so we can have your packet ready.
11 - Annual Student Info Updates
Sehome Face Masks Are Here!
Students looking for a community service opportunity:
WECU is supporting, "Dear Friend, Pen Pal Project," a letter writing campaign where community members are invited to write letters to seniors that are facing high levels of isolation due to Covid-19.
All WECU Locations, with the exception of Bellis Fair, The Home Loan Center, and the Business Loan Center are participating as drop-off spots for letter writers. WECU is requesting letter writers to use the Night Drop. Letter writers are asked to put the card/letter in an envelope with “Dear Friend, Pen Pal Project” written on top. If you would like to participate, please do! Make a card, write a letter with a child, create art, or just say "hi." The Aging Well Whatcom website goes into further detail. https://www.agingwellwhatcom.org/pen-pal-project
Multi-Language Message Line
Sehome Points of Contact
Sonia Cole, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K email@example.com
Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Kirk, Dean of Students: email@example.com
Jeff Smith, Counselor 9th Grade: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - G: email@example.com
Hana Schutz, Counselor H - M: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Vandermolen, Counselor N - Z: email@example.com