Sehome High School Mariner Memo
Week of August 10 - 14
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I hope that you have made the most of this crazy summer and found unexpected silver-linings. I know that I have come to appreciate being able to spend time with my family and to enjoy the small things in life. We still have a month of summer left! I hope that you enjoy the sunshine and all of the beauty of Bellingham!
On Wednesday we learned from Dr. Baker's announcement that we will be starting the school year remotely. While this is certainly not the way that we hoped to have our 2020-2021 school year, we will certainly make the most of this situation. We have been busy working on the bell schedule, class rotation schedule, and redefining what remote learning will look like. Our district instructional work teams have been meeting regularly to determine the key standards for each content area and to develop learning units around these standards.
Below there is a link to the video we sent out with a review of the information. There is also a link to the Zoom meetings on Monday in case you have additional questions.
We are excited to begin planning our Freshmen Virtual Orientation, as well as our New Student Orientation. See below for additional information.
There is so much that we do not know, but we do know that we are looking forward to starting the school year, meeting our new students, and creating an even more robust remote Sehome community. We miss you! We are here for you! We cannot wait to start to the new school year very soon!
Questions About the Upcoming School Year?
Sehome Admin Team will be available to answer student and parent questions about the upcoming school year.
Monday, August 10 from 8-9 AM
Monday, August 10 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday, August 10 from 6-7 PM
Here is the Zoom link: https://bellinghamschools.zoom.us/j/96716168658
If you need immediate assistance, please contact Sonia on her district cell phone at (360)325-3453.
Our counselors return to work on August 24 and will be processing student schedules and begin responding to emails. Please do not think that they did not receive your email. They will get to them as quickly as possible. Multiple emails about the same issue only makes it take longer.
If you have general questions about what might be the best option for your child, please reach out to their assigned assistant principal. They are happy to talk you through the options as we know them right now.
Mike Couto (Last Names A-K)at (360)305-6094 or mailto:Mike.Couto@bellinghamschools.org
Bethany Barrett (Last Names (L-Z) at (360)746-5839 mailto:Bethany.Barrett@bellinghamschools.org
Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. A convenience fee is attached to online purchases.
This service is offered by a third-party provider and a processing fee is included with your payment(s), similar to other online banking services. Your credit/debit card will be charged at the time of checkout. The district does not request or keep records of family credit card account information. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox as your browser. ASB online payment is available at: https://wa-bellingham.intouchreceipting.com
All returned, refunded, or canceled transactions will be handled in accordance with off-line purchase policies unless otherwise noted on the web store. Neither the district nor PayFlow Pro keeps or stores credit card information. Please remember to print out your receipt.
For questions regarding Bellingham online payments, please contact your ASB Office. For general questions, call (360) 676-6544.
Multi-Language Message Line
Sehome Points of Contact
Sonia Bell, 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: Kimberly.email@example.com
Jeff Smith, Counselor 9th Grade: Jeffrey.Smith@bellinghamschools.org
Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - G: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Schutz, Counselor H - M: email@example.com
John Vandermolen, Counselor N - Z: firstname.lastname@example.org