We had a great week last week. It has been great being able to throw open the garage doors in the Commons during lunches. Students are eating outside, throwing the football around, playing soccer on the lower field, and enjoying some sunshine on their faces during lunchtime. I am so thankful for our beautiful building in such an incredible location. We are learning to take advantage of it whenever possible.
Below, you will see several activities for this week and the coming weeks. Thursday, we have an early release. There will be a Teen Job Fair set up in the Sehome Auxillary Gym that day from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. There will be several employers set up looking for people to hire. Goodwill will also be there helping high school students with their resumes. This is an incredible opportunity if you know of any high school-age people looking for work! A huge thank you to Martha Zender, our High School and Beyond Coordinator, who put this event together!
Friday, there is a Cultural Night at Bellingham High School. It is open to everyone and will be a great celebration of different cultures. There will be food, music, and dancing. It should be a great night!
Today is the last day to donate to the PTSA fundraiser- April Ask. I want to thank our PTSA for all of their work coordinating this event and to each person who donated. I am excited to see what opportunities we can provide for our students next year with these funds! Know that I greatly appreciate your generosity.
Let's make it another great week!
IN THIS MEMO
1 – WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK
2 – UPCOMING EVENTS
3 – CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES
4 – STUDENT MARKET
5 – SAFETY TIP LINE
6 – TRAFFIC SAFETY THROUGH SHS
7 – CAREER CENTER
8 – LEARNING CENTER
9 – AP EXAM
10 – AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM
11 – PTSA INFORMATION
12 – EMERGENCY INFORMATION
13 – SCHOOL NURSE
14 – COVID-19 BSD UPDATES
15 – SHS POINTS OF CONTACT
1 - WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK
BOY'S GOLF GAMBLE SANDS TOURNAMENT
We shot 304 beating all 23 other schools at the Gamble Sands Tournament in Brewster, WA. April 13th, and it was Snowing!
Wes Bothel 72
John Kummer 72
Gabe Quick 78
Jack Kuntz 82
Mo Kuntz 91
BOYS GOLF WIN AT LAKE PADDEN
The Boys Golf team won our Match at Lake Padden yesterday. Read about it here if you are interested:
PTSA APRIL ASK FUNDRAISER RESULTS
2 - UPCOMING EVENTS
Teen Job Fair set for next Thursday, April 28
Looking for a summer job or some cash for college? Bellingham Public Schools will host a Teen Job Fair for district high school students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Sehome High School. Use this early dismissal afternoon to advance your job prospects this summer and beyond.
Participating employers in this job-hunting opportunity will come from a variety of industries — everything from grocery stores, manufacturing and health care, to parks, recreation and local farms.
The confirmed businesses include the following in alphabetical order: Andgar HVAC, Barron Heating, Birch Equipment, City of Bellingham, Common Threads Farm, Eden Health, Enfield Farms, Futures NW, Goodwill, Haggen, Hoagland Pharmacy, Lions Club Camp Horizon, Lithtex NW printers, Marathon Cleaners, North Cascades Health and Rehab, Northwest Berry Coop, Pacific Northwest Autism, Rader Farms, Rice Insurance, San Juan Sailing, Silverado Memory Care, WECU and WorkSource.
During the fair, Goodwill employment specialists will also be onsite to provide assistance with your resume. If you are interested in this opportunity for help, send the resume you have started to email@example.com. The Goodwill team will review it ahead of the April 28 event and set up a time to meet with you during the job fair. To get started on a resume, there are many excellent resume templates online or click on this one for a sample.
Notes on getting there
The event will take place in the Sehome auxiliary gym and there is an exterior door directly into the space. Park in the main parking lot and look for the signs leading you in.
CULTURAL NIGHT AT BHS
OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT | MAY 13 | SEHOME LOWER FIELD | 9 PM
PROM 2022 THEME IS DISCO FEVER
3 - CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES
CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Click CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITES PLAYBOOK to find summer activities/camps for your family. Page 24 of the City of Bellingham playbook lists camps that are led by High School coaches and are an awesome opportunity for students and families to get to know the HS programs, coaches, and athletes. In addition to this, camps serve as fundraisers for our programs.
Here is a link to register for camps CAMP REGISTRATION
COB offers various scholarships under the Pass Program and Blue Skies for Children. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Bellingham Schools Foundation also offers some scholarship opportunities for summer programming. Email email@example.com for further information.
6 - TRAFFIC SAFETY THROUGH SHS
Do you have a 15-year-old or soon-to-be 15-year old that is interested in driving
and getting their license?
They can take Traffic Safety Education (TSE) through the school. Classes will start September 2022 and February 2023. The only requirements are that (1) your student is 15 before the first day of class and (2) to add TSE to course registration happening now.
Not in the class yet and still want to get a permit? Students as young as 15 can take the knowledge test. Successfully passing the knowledge test will allow them to obtain a permit.
To get a license, they will still need to complete TSE or wait until they are 18 years old.
The knowledge test is offered for free. To sign up, use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/stateknowledgetesting
If you have other questions, you can refer to the Department of Licensing for steps to obtaining a driver’s license. https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/steps.html
LATEST HOT JOBS
The latest Hot Jobs has been posted. We are receiving listings from local businesses regarding some great summer jobs as well! We will have a list of jobs for our graduating seniors too.
Here are a couple from the City of Bellingham:
“Thinking about summer? We are too! We are hiring now for summer help with our Maintenance and Operations (15 positions), and Shop/Stores division (1 position)”
👉 Road job details: http://ow.ly/hXMB50HTo5q
👉 Stores job details: http://ow.ly/CiUt50HTo5t
The tutoring center offers help with most subjects taught at SHS…Contact the Learning Center and we will try to find you the help you need.
About the tutors:
They work with students 1:1 or in small groups in their content areas of expertise
· Answer questions on course content
· Aid in comprehension of course material, review, and test preparation
· Patient, dependable, and responsible when working with students
· Friendly, flexible, and sensitive to demands of high school students
Schedule a tutoring appointment
Visit the learning center website
AP EXAMINATION INFORMATION
ALL REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS IS NOW CLOSED
AP Exams 2022 – Payment Information
Payments can either be made at the ASB Office with Cash/Check or Credit Card or online.
Payment for AP exams must be made between Oct. 12 – Apr. 2, 2022 online here.
- Full payment fee = $43.50 per exam
- Qualify to receive free/reduced lunch? If so, your fee = $0 per exam. You must submit a Low-Income Student Verification Form. (also available at the ASB Office)
- Late registration fee (after 11/15/20) will incur an additional $40 charge.
- Cancellation/Unused exam fee is $40.
For questions/assistance with payments please contact the ASB Office at (360) 676-4971 or e-mail Catherine.Moran@bellinghamschools.org
10 - AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM
After-school dinner program free for all children 18 and under
Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under. These meals are offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday through June 16, 2022. Dinner is served in the Shuksan Middle School cafeteria, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood). It does not matter what school you attend in the district.
Accompanying adults are charged $4.75 per meal — please bring cash or check. Please plan to eat onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria.
The daily Monday through Thursday dinner menu is listed on the school menu webpage by day after the lunch listing.
Please note: Dinner will not be served on school holidays or on the following all school early dismissal days: Nov. 4, Nov. 24, Dec. 9, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 28.
Programa gratuito de cenas después de la escuela para todos los niños de 18 años o menos
Las Escuelas Públicas de Bellingham sirven cenas calientes sin costo alguno a todos los niños de 18 años o menos. Las cenas se ofrecen de las 5 a las 6 de la tarde de lunes a jueves hasta el 16 de junio de 2022. La cena se sirve en la cafetería de la Escuela Secundaria Shuksan, ubicada en el 2717 de Alderwood Avenue (en la esquina de Northwest y Alderwood). No importa a qué escuela asista en el distrito.
A los adultos acompañantes se les cobrará $4.75 dólares por comida - sólo en efectivo o con cheque. Todas las comidas deben ser consumidas en la cafetería de Shuksan.
El menú diario de la cena se encuentra por día en la página de internet de los menús escolares después del listado del lonche o almuerzo.
Por favor, tenga en cuenta: La cena no se servirá en los días festivos de la escuela o en los siguientes días de salida temprana de la escuela: 4 de noviembre, 24 de noviembre, 9 de diciembre, 10 de febrero, 10 de marzo y 28 de abril.
12 - EMERGENCY AND WEATHER PROCEDURES
Emergency and Weather Procedures
It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations.
Depending on conditions (which could include snow, flooding, power outages, etc.), school could:
- close for the day (in the case of widespread power outages),
- open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes,
- open on time with snow bus routes.
How can I get weather/emergency information?
Changes to the school schedule are usually announced by 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:
- Sign up for alerts: To receive email, phone, and/or text alerts, set your communication preferences on the Skylert tab within Skyward Family Access. (Need help? go here for step-by-step directions or contact 360-676-6520.)
- Tune to local media: 790 AM, 96.5 FM, 104.1 FM or Seattle media.
- Check bellinghamschools.org
- Check @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
- Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message.
- Call 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.
Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at bellinghamschools.org/weather.
How to find your snow bus route: www.bellinghamschools.org/snow-routes
13 - MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
When a student requires medication at school, either prescription or over the counter (OTC), parents/guardians must return a completed medication authorization form with directions from a licensed health care provider (LHCP) to Sehome. One exception is that certain OTC medications that are self-administered do not require LHCP instructions, but they do require a parent/guardian to complete the medication authorization form. There is no situation that a student taking medications at school does not need a medication authorization on file.
The privilege of students self-caring their medications, whether prescription or OTC, requires students to take their medication as instructed on the authorization and being aware that they may not share their medications with anyone. Medications brought to school must be in the original prescription container or manufacturers labelled OTC container. Medication authorizations expire at the end of the current school year, or sooner as per LHCP instructions.
Link to Medication Authorization Form can be found here
SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT
Sonia Cole, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Clarke, Sub Assistant Principal for Mike Couto: A - K email@example.com
Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z email@example.com
Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: email@example.com
Jeff Smith, Counselor E-K: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: email@example.com
John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: firstname.lastname@example.org