MARINER MEMO

11/18 - 11/24/2022

PRINCIPAL'S LETTER

Dear Sehome Community,

It has been an exciting week at Sehome. Fall sports are wrapping up and our winter sports are starting up. We have lots of opportunities for students to find ways to connect and engage. If you have questions about what is available in terms of activities and athletics, please reach out to our administrative assistant, Kristen Cerenzia. She can help get you connected with all the things happening within our school community.


Next week, we will be sending out a survey to students and staff to get feedback on how the one lunch pilot has been going. This feedback will guide our student and staff leadership teams as we determine the next steps.


Grades for the first quarter are now finalized. If you have questions about the grades posted in Skyward, we encourage students to reach out directly to their teachers with any questions or concerns. It can be helpful to have the student cc the parent or guardian in the email so that all parties are on the same page and have the same information.


This is a great time to access our Learning Center. For more information or to sign up for a tutor, please click here.


We are in the final push of our PTSA fall fundraiser. This money is used to fund activities and events for Sehome High School 2022-2023 students. The PTSA has been a huge supporter and has made lots of fun things happen for our students and staff. Please consider donating by clicking here to help reach the goal!


Sonia Cole

Principal

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IN THIS WEEK'S MEMO

1 – WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK

2 – CURRENT EVENTS

3 – CAREER CENTER

4 – COUNSELING

5 – GENERAL INFORMATION

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ONE LUNCH BELL SCHEDULE

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CONGRATULATIONS ROBERTO GUZMAN LOPEZ ON EARNING MOS CERTIFICATE!

Roberto Guzman Lopez has earned the trifecta of MOS certificates: he successfully passed the MOS exam for Word, Excel and PowerPoint and then received a fourth certificate for being a Microsoft Office Specialist – Associate.

Congratulations to Rigo!

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GIRLS SOCCER

Our soccer team won their match in the state quarterfinals on Saturday and are advancing to the Final Four on Friday and Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. We play Enumclaw in the 2nd semi-final with a 7 pm start time on Friday.
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SEHOME GIRLS STATE SWIN AND DIVE

Sehome placed 16th overall at the 2A State Championships. We had nine swims, and one diver in the meet with five coming back for Saturday’s finals.

The following athletes made it to the finals and scored points for the team:

  • 200 Medley Relay: Luna Lee, Kat Isakova, Addi Getz and Jaeli Tilley placed 12th with a season best time.
  • 200 free relay: Kat Isakova, Laurel Hirsch, Mara Brogan, Priyanka Costanzo placed 14th with all swimmers doing best splits.
  • 400 free relay: Kat, Addi, Jaeli and Luna combined to finish 8th in the A finals heat.
  • Laura Webb placed 13th in diving, her first time making it to the finals.
  • 100 fly: Luna Lee placed 16th in the 100 fly and won the B final to place 9th in the 100 back.

All in all a great meet for Sehome Swim and Dive.

Boys season begins this evening and we have a record number turning out this season!

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SEHOME LEARNING CENTER

Schedule a tutoring appointment in the Learning Center at Sehome Learning Center

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

Emergency and Weather Procedures

It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations. Depending on conditions, school could close for the day; open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes; or open on time with snow bus routes.

How can I get weather/emergency information?

Changes to the school schedule are usually announced before 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:

  • To receive email and/or text alerts you need an email address and cell phone number in Skyward. We send updates through our notification tool, ParentSquare, which receives phone and email contact information data from Skyward, our student information system.
  • Tune to local media or check bellinghamschools.org and the district’s social media accounts: @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
  • Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message or 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.

Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at bellinghamschools.org/weather and we encourage families to know their bus snow route
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AFTER-SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

After-school dinner program begins for all kids in Bellingham; onsite at Shuksan Monday through Thursday

Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under and to those served in the Community Transitions program. These meals are offered from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday now through June 15, 2023. Dinner is served in the Shuksan Middle School cafeteria, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood). It does not matter what school you attend in the district.

Accompanying adults are charged $4.75 per meal — please bring cash or check. Please plan to eat onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria.

The daily Monday through Thursday dinner menu is listed on the school menu webpage by day after the lunch listing.

Please note: Dinner will not be served on school holidays or on the following all school early dismissal days: Nov. 3, Nov. 25, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 27.

MESSAGE FROM HEALTH SERVICES

Dear Families

We are all hearing about the high cases of RSV, flu and other respiratory illnesses including COVID-19 nationally, regionally, and now locally. This is concerning for young children and those with certain health conditions and for the strain on our health care system. Across the district, we are learning of students absent with RSV, flu and other respiratory illnesses. We want to remind families to talk with their children about following these recommended public health measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Stay home when ill. Return when 24 hours fever free and symptoms have improved or as directed by your health care provider. Consider wearing a mask for 10 days after symptom onset. Masks are available at the front office.
  • Wash your hands. Use hand sanitizer when hand washing isn’t available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cough into your sleeve or a tissue. Consider wearing a mask.
  • Stay up to date on vaccinations. Get your flu shot and COVID-19 booster.
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JOIN OUR TEAM! BPS LOOKING FOR GREAT PEOPLE TO WORK IN OUR SCHOOLS!

Bellingham Public Schools continues to need staff and substitutes across our schools and needs your help in finding great people to fill these vacancies.

If you or someone you know are looking for a new opportunity on a school year schedule, we encourage you to apply.

We are looking for paraeducators and substitutes, as well as classified and certificated staff. Paraeducators work one on one or with a small group of students in a school. They often assist teachers and support students in classrooms and at recess.

Please review the Human Resources webpage or click on “jobs” in the top row of quick links off our district homepage for a list of current openings.

If you have questions, please contact us at 360-676-6400!

FRED MEYER REWARDS ACCOUNT CAN BE LINKED TO SEHOME FOR FUNDRAISING


How to sign up:

Web link: https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4

Click on “re-enroll” or “link your Rewards Card now.”
Our organization number is: SF659


Dear Sehome High School (SF659),

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. Our stores are on a mission to not just part of, but to help create a stronger community. We recognize that every community has unique causes that need support. Thank you for being such an important organization in our community.

We encourage you to ask your supporters to link their rewards card to your organization. Community Rewards is easy to use, The more your supporters shop with us, the more money your organization will earn!

We are committed to carefully protecting our customer's personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer's personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well.

Thank you for being such an important organization in our community,

Community Rewards Staff

01-Jul-2022 to 30-Sep-2022

137

Households

$ 438.52

Total Donations

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF CD'S AND DVD'S

The Science Department is hoping to put your old CDs and DVDs to use. Please send in your CDs and DVDs you no longer need. We are looking for a large quantity and will take any you are looking to get rid of. We do not need the cases- Discs only. These can be dropped of at the main office or to any science teacher.

GRAD ADS ORDER FORM CLASS 0F 2023

Sehome High School Grad Ad Order Form - Class of 2023
New this year… all seniors are being provided a quarter-page grad ad free of charge! Simply provide the photos and the text and our designers will create a fabulous ad for you! The deadline for submission is Dec. 2, 2022.

Before you get started, here are our ad guidelines:
-We are only accepting digital images.
-Make sure digital images are high-resolution scans or files of 1MB or larger.
-Student editors reserve the right to request replacement photos or text if the content is inappropriate for a student publication.
-No copyrighted images or text will be reproduced unless complying with Fair Use copyright law. This includes song lyrics.
Tips for success:
-Let us do the hard work… creating collages is not necessary.
-4 photos maximum.
-Please avoid pictures with a significant other… because you never know what might happen in a few months.

Here is the link to the submission form:

SHS Senior Grad Ad Order Form


We are only offering 1/4 pages at this time. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any upgrades in size for any student. If you have any questions, please email: sehomeyearbook@gmail.com

SCHOOL PICTURES

Previously ordered pictures can be picked up in the ASB office. If your student had their picture taken but you have not ordered, please send your student to ASB office to pick up the sample picture/packet that will have their individual student order number on it with instructions for ordering.

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YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT

Click on the link to read about Youth Philanthropy Project

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HOT JOBS LINK

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering opportunities are available through Career Center.


VOLUNTEERING

CAREER CENTER

Resources for Students:

· Field Trips to local colleges and local employers and training centers
· College Visits and local tours

· College Fair (fall at Sehome)

· Teen Job Fair! (spring at BHS)

· Résumé help

· Volunteer Opportunities

· Scholarships and financial aid

· Sumer camp opportunities

High School and Beyond Support!


Students sign up in the Career Center


Contact:

Martha Zender
High School and Beyond Coordinator
martha.zender@bellinghamschools.org

SENIOR MEETINGS

We are in the middle of Senior Meetings, a requirement for graduation, where we meet with seniors individually for 30 minutes to talk about:

  • Remaining Credits
  • 2nd Semester Classes
  • Post-High School Planning (including College/Career planning)
  • Final Graduation Requirements

Students should have signed up for their 30-minute meeting in the counseling office or by emailing Kendra.Simpson@Bellinghamschools.org.

We encourage you to talk with your child about their meeting and make sure that they have signed up.

Families are welcome to reach out for more discussion around the senior meeting topics, or to set up a time to meet.

We also wanted to share some resources for families as you are talking with your child about their plans for after high school:

SHS Class of 2023 Page

Financial Aid Info

College Search

Scholarships

If you have questions, please reach out to Kendra Simpson or your child’s counselor.

BUS LOOP & DROP OFF

Please do not use the bus loop to park, drop off, or stop. There is also no parking in the bus loop at any time. This includes after school hours.


Please use the main lot for drop off and pick up of your child. We ask that you pull all the way forward and do not park in the fire lane.

OPEN CAMPUS

All Sehome students 9th - 12th grade can leave campus for lunch. If students have a difficult time returning to campus on time each day, off-campus privileges may be revoked for a period of time. We ask that all of our students are respectful to our neighbors and community by being respectful, picking up their trash, and leaving spaces better than when they find them. Please review your personal expectations for your child at lunchtime.

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 Library Updates

Librarian: nicky.cook-desler@bellinghamschools.org

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Sehome PTSA

Sehome Points of Contact

Sonia Cole, Principal: sonia.cole@bellinghamschools.org

Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K mike.couto@bellinghamschools.org

Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z bethany.barrett@bellinghamschools.org

Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: colin.cushman@bellinghamschools.org


Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: amy.hjelt@bellinghamschools.org

Gwen Fetherolf, Counselor E-K: gwen.fetherolf@bellinghamschools.org

Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: hana.schutz@bellinghamschools.org

John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: john.vandermolen@bellinghamschools.org