Sehome High School Mariner Memo

Week of May 24 - 28, 2021

Principal's Letter

Dear Sehome Community,

It was so good to see our seniors coming through the cap and gown pick-up line! If you did not have a chance to come through and get your cap and gown, they are now available for pick up at the ASB office daily from 8 AM - 4 PM.

The PTSA Auction is in full swing. If you have not had a chance to check out the great items, please use the link below. We have an incredible group of sponsors and supporters. We are so thankful for our community for all their support throughout this year.

We do not have school next week Monday in observation of Memorial Day.

If you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations, please reach out.

Sonia Cole


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Hello Mariners!

The PTSA’s All Hands on Deck virtual auction ends tomorrow, May 25, at noon. Have you had your eye on a specific package? Now is the time to get in those last-minute bids! If you prefer to make a direct donation, hit the “ Paddle Raise!” button.

Help us reach our goal of $20,000! All funds directly help our students and teachers. If you haven’t already, check out this video of our own SHS staff!

Thank you for continuing to support Sehome High School!

With gratitude,




Facebook: SehomeHighSchoolPTSA

Instagram: @sehomehsptsa

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Graduation Cap Guidance

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Decorating your cap? Graduation caps will be reviewed/approved in the staging lines (at Civic) by our school staff.

Here are some good options for your cap:

  • Thank a parent, grandparent, family member, teacher, friend
  • Recognize the college, tech school, or apprenticeship attending next fall
  • Graduation year
  • Branch of the military
  • Cultural or traditional family symbols

Words and symbols must be consistent with our key strategies that create a safe and engaging learning environment.


Graduation will be held at Civic Field on Saturday, June 12.

Tentatively, each senior will be given 2 tickets for their family. The ceremony will be live-streamed and the link shared so that other family and friends can view the ceremony.

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No Bus Loop Parking

Please do not use the bus loop to park, drop off, or stop. There is plenty of parking in the lot and you can use that loop to pick up or drop off your student. Please only use appropriate parking spots.

Thank you.

Reminder: Register now for fall 2021

Registration for fall 2021 is still open for kindergarten and all grades. Families can register students via this webpage. Registering now helps us hire staff, balance our classes, connect with families and ready our schools to welcome our students.

Registration is for students new to our district or who want to return after transferring to a school or program outside our district. You do not need to register current students; we automatically re-enroll them.

A special note about kindergarten: All children who will be 5 before Sept. 1, 2021 can be registered for kindergarten. We plan to start in-person learning at every school this fall with strong safety protocols in place.

To find out more about attendance areas, registration and childhood immunization schedules, please visit or contact our elementary schools directly. Feel free to let a friend or neighbor with a future kindergartner know the registration window is open and ready for them!

Daily Lunch Menu

Grab and Go lunches are available daily for free. Students can exit through the main doors and grab lunch on their way out.

Remember to Wear Your Mask at ALL Games Inside & Outside

Medication at School

If your student requires medication at school please provide a complete Authorization for Medications at School. Students may self-carry some medications with physician, parent/guardian and school nurse approval. Any medication that a student brings with them to school, must have a medication authorization form complete and on file at school. If you have any questions about your student’s health needs while at school please contact your School Nurse, Alyssa Johnson at 360-201-8766 or We are looking forward to welcoming your student(s) back to Sehome!

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Student Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service is the criteria for many scholarships and can build a resume with the skills and experience gained. Colleges and employers like to see students who are active in their community.

Love to walk dogs? Help a senior in your community!

Do you love to walk dogs? Interested in helping Seniors and people with disabilities in need in Whatcom County? We need dog walkers that are interested in helping out on a weekly basis. This is a no-contact volunteer opportunity open to all ages of volunteers. Sign up today at

Help a Senior with Yard care!!

Volunteer with the Chore program and help a senior with yard care! Just a couple of hours a month could be a huge source of support for someone in our community. Timing is flexible according to your schedule. Have a group or team who would like to help? Even better! Yard work is always more fund when it is shared! Sign up today at

Friendship Bracelets needed for Camp Korey!

Create friendship bracelets we can give to campers – both at camp, through the mail, or at hospitals! Check here for tutorials on some of the main types of friendship bracelets, or make your favorite style.

Sign up to donate at

Painted Rocks needed for Camp Korey

Find some small rocks and paint them for us to distribute throughout camp – this makes walking around the property more fun and exciting!

Bellingham Park Department Work Parties

These Saturday work parties are on-going. Check the link for dates and to register. Tools and gloves are supplied.

Check out more volunteer opportunities for teens at the Whatcom Volunteer Center website

Multi-Language Message Line

Families whose first language is not English can leave a message on our multi-language message line at 360-647-6816. Families dial 2 for Russian, dial 3 for Vietnamese, dial 4 for Punjabi or dial 5 for any other language (say name of language at beginning of message). Please call 360-676-6456 for Spanish.

Sehome Points of Contact

Sonia Cole, Principal:

Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K

Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z

Kimberly Kirk, Dean of Students:

Jeff Smith, Counselor 9th Grade:

Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - G:

Hana Schutz, Counselor H - M:

John Vandermolen, Counselor N - Z: