Squalicum High School
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Save the Dates
Homecoming Dance Info
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SQHS Save the Dates
Oct. 23rd - Homecoming Dance
Oct 23rd - Make a Difference Day, 9-3pm
Squalicum High School Homecoming Dance 2021
Where: SqHS Softball/Fastpitch Field
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Gates Open at 6:45pm
Dance from 7:00-8:00pm
Vaccinated Students, student returns the completed dance contract/form to Shawn Flaherty in the ASB Office and shows their vaccine card to receive their dance ticket.
Non-Vaccinated Testing option (testing is open to any unvaccinated SQHS student for the Homecoming dance).
- Only students with a dance ticket and their ASB card will be allowed into the dance. Students will not be allowed in if they have not shown vaccine status prior to the event or tested with a negative test result.
- Students will park in the upper or main parking lot. The lower parking lot will be closed and chained off. Police officers will be monitoring the upper lot, and our campus, to ensure the safety of our students and their cars.
- Chaperones will also be located at several locations on campus, and at the dance location, to direct students and ensure safety.
- After parking, students will walk to the field by going around the west (or left side) of the building. Once around the building students will be directed by chaperones to the field access road next to the softball/fastpitch field. The stairs to the fields will be closed.
- Students will proceed to the marked entrance along the first base fence.
- Students must present both their ticket and their ASB card to gain entry
- Once checked in, students with any type of bag (purse, backpack, etc.) will be directed to the bag check area located in the first base dugout. The bag check is dry and secure. A chaperone will check in the bag.
- Clean, portable restrooms will be available. Those will be located next to the third base gate with chaperones monitoring the gate.
- After the dance, chaperones will open additional gates so that students can exit without collecting at one gate. Those students with bags will collect them from bag check after the dance.
- Chaperones and police officers will monitor students to ensure a safe exit from the field and parking lot.
City of Bellingham and NSEA volunteer opportunity for Make a Difference Day 2021
All ages, abilities, and experience levels welcome! Participants under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We will provide tools, gloves, and instructions, as well as free Tony’s coffee and Papa John’s pizza that are being generously donated. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and a face mask.
This event will follow current Health Department guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols. To learn more and register for this event, please visit www.cob.org/madd2021
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Tutoring Info from Gear Up
Tutoring is Back!
After-school STORM tutoring starts on 10/4 and runs from 3:20pm until 4:15. We can help you with all subjects! Transportation and brain-fuel (AKA snacks) are provided. Interested students need to sign up in advance, you have time until 12:00PM on the-day-off. Sorry, no drop-ins welcome this year due to COVID-19 protocols. For booking please, click HERE. For more information, contact Heidi Covington, Student Success Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Erin Neisinger, Class 2023 GEAR UP coordinator Cell: 360-746-9106 Email: email@example.com. Para ayuda en español comunicarse con Laura Nunez, GEAR UP advocate email: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 360-746-9106.
Covid-19 Safety Protocols & 2021-22 Handbook
We have refined our protocols since the spring, and I encourage you to review our COVID-19 Handbook for more information.
To prioritize health and safety, we will take a layered approach to mitigate the risk to COVID-19. This means we will minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools in lots of different ways: masks, vaccines, handwashing, staying home while sick, testing, ventilation, distancing as able, cleaning, contact tracing and others. These layers, especially masking and vaccinations for 12 and older, are especially important as we learn more about the Delta variant and rising cases. We will continue to watch for changes in guidance and modify our approach as needed.
Here is the current guidance that we will follow:
- Masks are required inside schools for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
- Masks are optional outside but recommended for crowded events.
- Physical distance should not be a barrier to in-person instruction. Our goal is to have a distance of 3 feet between students in the classroom.
- We will not be doing health attestations for students. We ask that everyone stay home when they are sick.
- We are hoping to expand testing access to every school.
- We will continue to do contact tracing.
- We will continue to focus on handwashing and sanitizing.
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Join our team in Bellingham Public Schools
Parents and guardians! Be a part of The Bellingham Promise in a new way…as a staff member! Bellingham Public Schools is hiring now for regular and substitute positions.
Current vacancies include paraeducators, office staff and bus drivers, as well as coaching and teaching positions. Most positions are on a school year schedule making this a perfect fit for your family.
Learn more about working for us at bellinghamschools.org/jobs.