Squalicum High School

Weekly Storm Forecast for October 9-16, 2020

SQUALICUM FAMILY NIGHT

Last Tuesday, we hosted our first virtual STORM FAMILY NIGHT. If you were unable to attend, we have attached a link to the recording for your convenience. Squalicum Family Night

B-day Classes

We just finished the first 22-day cycle of classes on Friday the 9th.


Monday, October 12th, is the first day of classes for periods 5-8. All students have the same Storm class at 8:30, then will start "day one" with periods 5-8. All class links can be found in students' Outlook calendar.

Daily student Attendance

We are tracking student attendance in every class, every day. For most days, this is not a problem since students are present in their morning classes with their teacher. But on Wednesdays, it's a little more complicated.


Please remind your child that they have tasks to complete every Wednesday for every class. Once those tasks are complete, then the teacher is able to mark the student as present.

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Associated Student Body Elections

It’s time to represent! If you are interested in student government, please keep reading.

ASB class officer elections are coming soon. If you would like to run for 2020-21 ASB class officer, you can sign up on the link below. The timeline for class officer elections is as follow:


  • Thursday, Oct. 8th--Sign-ups. Class Officer Election Sign-up Link--Active from 8:00 AM 10/8/20 to 3 PM 10/9/20 (when you sign up you will receive an election packet from Mr. Brown)
  • Monday, Oct. 12th--Completed packets due back to Mr. Brown.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13th--Candidates contacted by Mr. Brown about election videos.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14th--Candidates videoed & edited.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15th--Videos forwarded to Mrs. Behee.
  • Friday, Oct. 16th—Videos shown & Elections open with link in school emails. On-line ballots are made in Microsoft Forms and have security protections in place.


If you run for an office, and are not elected, you will still be a part of student government as a committee chair!

EXPLORE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

We hope you enjoy some informational flyers created by our students.

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Update from the Dude, Be Nice! committee

The Storm Leadership class has several committees. One of those is the Dude, Be Nice! team. These students have come up with a creative way to continue to support each other and our staff.



A “Lightning Love” is a note with a heart and a lightning bolt that you can fill in and send to someone you know at SqHS! Lightning Loves are a great way to spread Storm Love throughout the school. Especially with a worldwide pandemic going on, it’s important that we recognize people that mean something to us. Whether it’s a staff member or a fellow classmate, we all need to support each other through these challenging times.

PARENTS OF 9TH GRADERS

Hello 9th grade parents! We know this is not the year you planned for your 9th graders, but we are going to make it the best possible!! We have lots of supports in place to help your student be successful! In addition to our amazing freshmen teachers we have:


9th grade counselor Debra Smith-Hicks (360) 746-5103 )

I work with all 9th grade students and parents around personal/emotional supports, academic interventions, high school and beyond planning and scheduling.


Counseling Intern Sierra Truesdale joins the team to support students!

Over the next 5 weeks we will have brief individual meetings in the afternoons with all the 9th graders to make a plan for a great year!


Counselors will also teach in 9th grade Storm classes about SQHS supports, credits, grades and gpa, managing stress, and starting their High School and Beyond Plan.


Other supports to help your students have a great freshmen year include

9th grade STORM teachers who will see your student daily in STORM and will check Skyward weekly to monitor your student’s progress. Email if you need your login or password information. Contact teachers with questions or concerns.

Encourage your student to get involved.


Squalicum Clubs will be meeting online! More details to come


Encourage your student to talk to their teachers and use their afternoon time daily to connect with teachers if they need help. If you missed the 9th grade Parent meeting you can see it here!

ASB Cards

At this time ASB cards are not required to participate in activities. We will continue to update you on the status of ASB cards as we get closer to in-building contact and in-person activities.

News for Seniors

It’s very important our families begin filing their financial aid forms starting October 1, 2020. October is a crucial month to get these completed, especially for our College Bound students.


More details will come out soon, but please mark your calendars:

Evening Event for FAFSA/WASFA Filing: Tuesday, October 13, 5-8 pm

Daytime Event for Error Fixing: Tuesday, November 17, 11 am-2 pm


We also have several virtual college meetings and events coming up. Download the document below to access all the information and links.

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This year the Storm Student Store will feature All new logos and our favorite from last year. We will also be debuting several new items in the next couple weeks. To order your Storm gear follow this link


Customer portal:

https://wa-bellingham-ss.intouchreceipting.com

Yearbook 20/21

Below are some important links regarding this year's SQHS Yearbook.


PORTRAIT GUIDELINES:

  • a head-and-shoulders portrait
  • taken straight-on, not at an angle; your face should be recognizable and not obscured by make-up or accessories
  • a digital image (JPEG format; 300 dpi preferred)
  • a reasonably current image (no baby pictures)
  • school-appropriate
  • prop-free (this includes food, pets, musical instruments, friends, etc)


If you have questions, contact: SQH.Yearbook@bellinghamschools.org

Attendance reminder

Attendance is taken every day by teachers


We know this is an unprecedented time in remote instruction, and student learning is our primary focus. Being present in class is the first critical piece to the school day.


Be sure to be an ally for your children by encouraging their daily attendance and helping them engage in learning. Helpful parent/guardian tips are found on the Attendance Works website.


Parents - please contact Joanna Cooper by phone or email with any attendance updates.

Joanna.Cooper@bellinghamschools.org

360-647-6844


School staff is also there to help if you need family support around attendance. Reach out to your teachers, principal or counselor with any questions or concerns. Finally, you can review AttendanceWorks.org for helpful action plans and thinking on attendance and the COVID-era attendance tips for parents.

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Links to other supports


Librarian: tracy.shaw@bellinghamschools.org


SQHS Counselors: https://squalicum.bellinghamschools.org/counseling/


District Help technicians: help@bellinghamschools.org


Resouces (meals, childcare, mental health and more) : https://bellinghamschools.org/resources/