Sehome High School Mariner Memo
Week of May 24 - 28, 2021
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.
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!
Graduation Cap Guidance
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.
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.
No Bus Loop Parking
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 bellinghamschools.org/kindergarten 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 email@example.com. We are looking forward to welcoming your student(s) back to Sehome!
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 WhatcomVolunteer.org https://whatcomvolunteer.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=560827
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. https://theneonteaparty.com/friendship-bracelets/
Sign up to donate at WhatcomVolunteer.org
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! https://whatcomvolunteer.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=533298
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. https://cob.org/gov/public/volunteer/parks-volunteer/volunteer-work-parties
Check out more volunteer opportunities for teens at the Whatcom Volunteer Center website
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