Fife High News

2020-21 School Year: Remote Learning Edition

September 28-October 2, 2020

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Remote Learning Week 4

Construction has begun! We had a little excitement this past week as the site for our new STEAM Center began preparations for construction. Behind the scenes we've been working hard to design this new edition for three years, so we are thrilled to actually see physical progress on site! The STEAM Center will be the home of a new Art room, Student Store/Cafe, Video Productions Lab and Studio, Science Labs, Robotics Lab, Graphic Design Lab, and a few general classrooms. The timeline right now is for this to open next year following winter break!

Hybrid Schedule Preparations

Thank you for getting your survey completed last week indicating your plans for either staying online or returning to campus for Hybrid. If you haven't done this yet, the deadline was extended through Monday so please get that submitted for every student in your household:

  • This link will take you to Skyward, where each family will need to login and complete the survey for each child in your household.
  • Here are step by step instructions for accessing Skyward and the survey.

There a lot of questions surrounding the timeline for this big transition and subsequent details. This week we begin analyzing the survey responses and developing subsequent plans to accommodate each students needs while the district continues to develop return timelines in conjunction with local health authorities.

Have a great week!

Mr. Bakke

Important Events and Dates This Week

Mon Sept 28

Tues Sept 29

  • Regular schedule: 1st period 8:30AM, 2nd Period 10:15AM, 3rd Period: 12:15PM

Wed Sept 30

  • Regular schedule: 4th period 8:30AM, 5th Period 10:15AM, 6th Period: 12:15PM

Thurs Oct 1

  • Regular schedule: 1st period 8:30AM, 2nd Period 10:15AM, 3rd Period: 12:15PM

Fri Oct 2

  • Regular schedule: 4th period 8:30AM, 5th Period 10:15AM, 6th Period: 12:15PM

Reminders and Info for this Week!

Club and Activity Info: Get Connected!

Last week we sent club and activity information for the various options we have currently available to students. If you haven't seen it yet, click this link!

Student Athletes!

If you plan to participate in any sports in season 2, 3 or 4 we would like you to sign up for the "extended summer period" from September 28-November 30th. Coaches want to get connected with athletes during this timeframe! During this period coaches may want to conduct team zoom meetings, Senior, Junior, Sophomore or Freshman meetings, and more. Signing up does not require ASB purchase, but for in-person training when we get that opportunity will require an up-to-date physical. The link to FamilyID is and remember to use previous years logins with parent emails. Select all the sports that you will play when you register, one registration is all that is necessary!

Look forward to getting active again! Get'em Trojans!

Technology Update: Camera issues?

No Camera Icon in Zoom:

Students, if you are not seeing the camera icon in Zoom and cannot get your camera to work, please take your device to the District Office and drop it off to get fixed. We have loaner Chromebooks in the main office at the high school after you drop it off. Once yours is fixed, please bring your loaner back to the high school main office.

Tech Support Options:

  1. Drop Chromebook off at the district office for repairs (their goal is 24hr turnaround)

  2. Call and leave a message 253-517-1000 (provide email as it is the best form of communication)

  3. Reach out to Ms. Fowler who can submit a ticket (

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed?

FHS Counselors aren't just a few steps away like they would be during a typical school year, so they wanted to give you a resource for easy access to support at any hour of any day. The Crisis Text Line will connect you anonymously to a trained Crisis Counselor. (See image below)

If you or a loved one are in need of immediate urgent help, call the emergency Crisis Line for assistance: 1-800-576-7764

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Seniors! Graduation Ordering...

Seniors, be on the lookout for a mailer from Jostens next week. They are sending ordering info for graduation, including things like caps and gowns, invitations, etc. Please be aware this is NOT junk mail, you will want to be sure to take note of ordering deadlines. We will be sure to keep you informed with deadlines as well.

Good To Know Info

Need Support?

Follow the steps outlined on this link.

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Parents and Students Get Signed up For FHS Remind!

Parents and students, we invite you to opt into our school wide text messaging system so you can get reminders and important info SPECIFIC TO YOUR GRADE LEVEL conveniently texted to you. This is especially important during Remote Learning. Junior and Seniors we are getting you new codes this year, so if you are already signed up you will need to re-join using the links below:

How do you get signed up?

Sophomore Parents and Students click this link:

Junior Parents and Students click this link:

Senior Parents and Students click this link:

Be Logged Into your Fife Account to access zoom!

If you are on your chromebook, you will NOT have an issue getting into our zoom classes. If you are on a different device, remember, if you are not logged into your Fife Account, you will not be admitted into class. Best way is to:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Google Sign in Button
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World Language Proficiency Testing for Credit

Students can earn up to a maximum of 4 high school World Language credits. These credits will apply toward World Language high school graduation credits. Two (2) or more credits earned meet the college entrance requirement of most universities for the two years of world language.

Registration form due to counselor: November 2, 2020

Testing date: November 23 with the time & location to be determined.

Tests are provided during the school day and may take up to 3 hours to complete.

Put the following link in your browser for registration & testing info:

Helpful Info and Links

How do you get Breakfast and Lunch?

Fife Public Schools will be providing our regular lunch program for the 2020-2021 school year. During remote learning, meals will be provided at several locations throughout the district delivered by our transportation department.

Link to Bus Stops and route times for Food delivery

For further information about the Free & Reduced Food Program contact Toni Barnett @ or call (253) 517-1000 ext. 25121.

For information regarding bus routes, contact the Transportation Department at (253) 517-1060.
Catherine Bowman Director of Transportation @
Elaine Lee Assistant Director @

Free & Reduced Meal Application Information

Both new and returning students who wish to apply for free and/or reduced meals should click the link to the application below. Completed applications must be either scanned and emailed back to Toni Barnett at or mailed or delivered to Fife School District office.

  • The English & Spanish version of the Food Program application and the household letter can be found @, Departments, Food Service, Free and Reduced Lunch Info

Returning Students

Returning students maintain their prior year’s free or reduced eligibility for the first 30 school days, or until a new application is processed. If a returning student does not have a new application processed by October 15, 2020, they will automatically be transferred to a paid account on the next school day. Families are responsible for any charges incurred.

Please notify Toni Barnett, Manager of Food Services (253.517.1000) if a returning student has a newly enrolled sibling so that we may extend the 30 school day eligibility to the new student. Families will still need to complete a new application to avoid any unnecessary charges.


The Webstore is still an option to take care of any outstanding fines or fees your student may still need to take care of. ASB will not be an option at this time. Click the link below to access the Webstore.

Fife Transportation

For any questions regarding bus routes, bus stops, etc. please contact Fife Transportation at 253.517.1060.

Student Accident & Sickness Insurance Plans

Each school year the option to purchase student school time insurance plans for sickness, accident and sports coverage is included in our summer news letter. By clicking here: Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co Inc you can access all of their information, plans, enrollment forms, payment options and their contact information.

Fife "Bell" Schedule- Remote Learning (click image below)

Fife High School

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