Fife High News

Remote Learning and Shutdown Update Edition

FHS Info and News for the week of 5/18/20


Trojans we are on the home stretch. Finish Strong... you have an incredible opportunity to raise your grades... don't waste it. Engage! Remember all your assignments are due by 12PM Monday, and be checking for your new assignments from each class Monday as well... they will post by 12PM!

Missing Ms. Rathburn? Check out our 500 second interview, really fun talking with her!

The big news of the week is we are launching our Celebrating Seniors Website. This site will host the major celebration event videos and social media. Check it out below.

Also just a reminder we no school activities Friday or Monday for Memorial Day Weekend, except AP Stats exam.

Please scroll through Fife High News for all of this week's important reminders!

Get 'em-

Mr. Bakke

In This Edition-- Table of Contents

In this newsletter scroll down to:

1. Introducing: 2020 Celebration Website

2. Reminders for the Week

3. 500 Seconds with FHS Staff: Ms. Rathburn

4. Art Show Website Launches this week!

5. Shulapalooza Winners

6. Get your PC Library Card

7. Need Support?

8. In case you missed it...

Announcing: Senior Celebration Website!

Seniors, be sure to bookmark 2020 Fife Celebration Central. This website will serve as home base for our video celebrations. It also is the home for our calendar of events for seniors, and quick access to our senior FAQ. Be sure to the check out the debut of the Countdown to Graduation Video just released!

Senior Important Info This Week

Important Reminders and Info for Seniors!!!

  • Monday at 4PM be sure to checking your email for an important letter from Mr. Bakke regarding graduation prep!
  • Thursday at 2PM there is a senior class meeting. Seniors check your email Tuesday for the zoom link. It will also be "reminded" to you.
  • Be sure to check out the Launch of the senior celebration website. See link above!
  • Your Zello deadline is May 29... get this grad requirement done!
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If you missed senior sign pickup?

If you missed picking up your senior yard sign... or we didn't have yours... you can pick them up Monday 2-4 in the FHS staff parking lot!

Sports Uniform Turn in Monday 5/18

If you haven't turned in your Fife uniform from the sport you play, you can do that Monday 5/18! Athletes, please reference the email you got from Family ID for details!!

Reminder: Mondays are Assignment Day

  • Monday’s before 12PM all teachers at Fife will send out the work to their students (email or google classroom)

  • Students will submit the work sometime before the next Monday at 12PM.

Get your music audition video in by Tuesday!

Are you interested in being in Choir or Band? Click this link to get information on how to audition!! LINK

500 Seconds with Staff: Episode 5...Ms. Rathburn

500 Seconds Ms Rathburn

Be looking for the Virtual District Art Show Website 5/21!

Check out Santos Beltran (his art pictured) and all our amazing Art Students in the district Art Show, it debuts on 5/21! The Link will be sent out soon!

Updated Event Calendar for May and June

If you didn't see our announcement regarding graduation please click here:

Please click on the link to see the updated event calendar for May and June. This includes:

  • Graduation Dates and celebration events
  • Video Celebrations
  • Material Turn in
  • Yearbook Distribution Dates
  • Last days of instruction
  • Senior Checkout

Calendar Link

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Get your Library Card!

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Need Support?

Do you Understand Fife's Covid Grading Policy?

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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!

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Senior families we need your help!

"Hello Senior Families! As you may know our TDM crew is working hard to make sure that our 2020 Senior class gets the best Senior video that we can. There will be a 'Throwback' segment featuring students when they were younger (any age before high school) and TDM is in need of Senior's families to send in home videos of their grads as kids! Please send any videos you can to! Anything is appreciated!

Fife Athletics: Celebrating Signing Days

Fife Athletics is beginning a series of signing day recognition "tweets" celebrating our senior athletes who have signed to participate in college next year. Please check them out on Twitter! @FHSAthletics and @FifeHSTrojans

Special Olympics ESPN Recap Video

This video was recently published recapping the Unified Top 5 Champion Schools for 2019-20. Check it out!

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

Senior Decision Day 2020: Instagram Edition

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Announcing Emma Fualaau 2020-21 ASB President: Interview

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