Fife High News

10th Grade- Sophomore's Edition

1st Day of School Info For 10th Grade Students

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Not a Sophomore?

The 1st Day Is Unique!

Dear Sophomores-


I am excited to welcome the class of 2024 to the campus of Fife High School! The 1st day of school is Thursday September 2nd, and it is a day designed primarily to welcome to the Trojan Family incoming Sophomores and new to Fife School District students. For much of the 1st day the only students on campus will be our 10th graders and Blue Crew leaders. We stagger our start with each grade level reporting at different times to slowly acclimate everyone to being back on campus.


In person!

I'm so thankful that we will be seeing you in person. While we will not be able to do some of our traditional first day activities due to COVID rules, like an all school assembly, for example, we will still make the most of what we can do to make it a great first day experience. That said, I can tell you that this year's first day will be better than last years, which was spent in a 3 hour zoom session!


Nervous?

It is very normal to feel anxious for the first day, I actually still get nervous for the start of every year too. On the first day we will help you find your classes and important places on campus, meet your teachers and staff, and begin meeting some new friends.


Please read all the information in this newsletter carefully so you have a complete understanding of what your first day will look like! I am beyond excited to get to meet you and welcome you to your high school adventure.


Get 'em Trojans!


Brandon Bakke

Principal

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What time do I start School?

10th Graders begin school on Thursday, September 2nd and 7:40am.


Where do I go when I get to school? When you arrive just head through the red gates and you will see people greeting you and pointing you in the right direction. When you arrive you will head to your Family class where you will get a copy of your class schedule, meet your Family teacher, and learn about the rest of the day. Look in Skyward to see what your Family teacher and room number is before you arrive, but don't worry we will have people helping you out if you don't know that prior to coming.


What is Family class? Family is simply what we call our advisory period. You will have this same teacher for the next three years, which really helps you get to know this teacher really well!

Transportation, how do I get to school?

Transportation. Buses will be running on our normal bus schedule. Press this Link For Bus Route INFO.


Student Drop Off: if you get dropped off it is important (especially with construction and with the new Elementary school now on site) that you drop your student off in the correct parking lot. See the image below.

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What should you bring?

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Your lunch (unless you plan to get it from the school cafeteria)
  • The only other school supply you need for day 1 is something to write with.

What should I wear the first day?

  • We will be outside quite a bit, so be prepared for the weather.
  • Please meet dress code:
  1. Undergarments must be covered at all times.
  2. Clothing will cover torso, midriff, chest, and backside, and have sleeves or straps;
  3. Drawings, tattoos, and accessories that display or promote negative messages (such as drug, gang, weapon, alcohol or drug, etc) are not permitted.
  4. Skirts, shorts, and holes in jeans/pants must not be any higher than the middle of the thigh

At Fife We Say Hello!

1st lesson about how to be a Fife Trojan... say hello! At Fife we say hello, as you come to school each day there will someone out at our front gates greeting you, say hi back!


Before COVID the greeting would have been accompanied by a hand shake or fist bump, while that will look different, you will still be welcomed each day as you enter school and as you arrive at each class. Do your part and look people in the eye and say hi!

Lunch on the first day

Only the 10th grade and our Blue Crew leaders will be eating on campus on our first day of school Thursday 9/2. If you plan to get your lunch from the school, remember that school lunches are free this year for all students.

Will I get a copy of my schedule?

Yes! 10th graders and new students will get a hard copy of their updated schedules. Remember you can also see this in Skyward.

Who is my counselor?

Counselors are assigned by your last name:


  • A-G John Weyerhaeuser
  • H-O Miranda Partridge
  • P-Z Lisa Hope

COVID Info

Click on the image below to see our Fife High School COVID protocols and regulations. Things like rules on masks, passing period, how class works with COVID, etc. The slides with the shield on them are the most pertinent for FHS students!

Meet Mrs. Greene, Sophomore Class Advisor

If you happen to see Mrs. Greene on campus, she is a social studies teacher and the Sophomore class advisor. If you are interested in getting involved helping lead the Sophomore class please chat with her at school or drop her an email! bgreene@fifeschools.com

Meet Mr. Peterson- Campus Safety

Fife High School has a new staff member this year, Mr. Peterson. Mr. Peterson is a Campus Safety Officer. He is someone who will be present on campus each day working with our students proactively helping us prepare and respond to any safety or security issues. Mr. Peterson will help monitor the campus, assist students, and help make sure everyone is going where they are supposed to go. When you see him, be sure to say hello!

Who are the Blue Crew?

The Blue Crew are 11th and 12th grade student leaders that will be helping you get to know the school and each other. You will be assigned a few leaders that will be working with you in a smaller group and with your Family.
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When do I arrive on Friday 9/3?

Friday 9/3, your second day of school, we begin our normal daily bell schedule. You will arrive on campus in time to get to 1st period by 7:40AM, the day ends at 2:20PM.

Friday Night Lights Back To School Night Date Change:

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