Squalicum High School

May 15, 2020

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On-site School Closed for remainder of the school year

Newsletter Content:

Resources and Information

The 4 Primary Goals

How to Pay for Yearbooks, AP Exams and Other Fees/Fines

Advanced Placement Exams

Storm Quarantine Happy Show Link

Storm Cheer Tryout Information

Comcast Wi-Fi Hotspots

College/Career Center Information

Resources and Information

Bellingham School District

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Many parents are wondering how to pay for yearbooks, AP exams ($47 each exam) and current fees/fines for their seniors so I have included the link and instructions below. The district has waived the fee for paying online for the remainder of the year.

Fees/fines letters have gone out to all the seniors so they can clear next month for graduation. Please email me if the information is not correct on the letter you receive. It is a computer generated letter that has limited information so I'm happy to help with any questions you might have (senior parents FYI - a fine is the same thing as a fee for SQHS, it's just a computer glitch in the wording).

You can also check your student's account with the link provided below to see if you purchased a yearbook at the beginning of the school year. They are $65 for the remainder of the school year.

To pay any fees/fines online, please click the link https://wa-bellingham.intouchreceipting.com/, follow the instructions and choose pay fees/fines. You can also mail checks made out to SQHS to 3773 E. McLeod Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226.

If you have any questions please contact Shawn.Flaherty@Bellinghamschools.org.



  • For Demos, Checklists and More Guidance CLICK HERE.
  • Please remember to login 30 minutes prior to the exam using your e-ticket which can be found in your email and your College Board online account.
  • Contact your AP teacher with any questions - they are awesome.


The Storm Quarantine Happy Show

Click here to enjoy the most recent episode!

2020 Storm Virtual Cheer Tryouts

Cheer Tryout Checklist:

  • Join the Storm Cheer BAND Group (see link on flyer)
  • Read Cheer Handbook
  • Watch Informational Video
  • Permission Slip
  • Final Forms
  • Application

Email Coach Jenovia with Questions: sqhscheer@gmail.com

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Comcast Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Students

Here is a link to a map of the Comcast wi-fi hotspots in our area https://hotspots.wifi.comcast.com/. Please use this link, type in your zip code and you’ll be able to find a hotspot near you if you are struggling with downloading assignments or communicating with your teacher.
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May is Career Connected Learning Month!

Are you looking to get your middle and/or high school students connected to something hopeful, inspiring and future-focused while they learn from home? Some incredible career exploration opportunities with Washington companies are coming this May!

Every day at 3:30 p.m., starting May 4th, students can engage in 30-45 minute live sessions hosted via Zoom and live streamed on YouTube. Students will hear about Washington-based jobs that might align with their interests and goals, and engage in employer-created challenges. Information and recordings of previous discussions will be posted at CareerConnect@Home.

Each week there is a different theme and different companies that will be sharing information about their jobs and answering students’ questions. Click here to read more about each week's theme.

Record Your Volunteer Hours Now!

You may already be helping neighbors, elderly relatives, tutoring classmates or siblings, or providing tech help to others. These would be perfect examples of volunteer hours. The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County has a listing of volunteer opportunities to help with community needs. A few needs from the community are: Virtual help with the Red Cross; Tutors; Food Banks; Sewing Face Masks.

Of course during this crisis any potential volunteers will need to follow all COVID-19 precautions and consider their own health first.

If you are volunteering and would like to RECORD your VOLUNTEER HOURS using this form, (also found on the SQHS webpage) or by keeping track at home, you can then turn those hours into Mrs. O’Brien. Your hours will be accumulated and can become part of your High School and Beyond Plan, help you with scholarships, college applications and job applications.

SAT/ACT testing and college admissions

Many Juniors were registered to take the SAT or ACT this spring and are now wondering now what? Will I still be able to apply for college in the fall? From many colleges, the answer is a resounding YES! Several colleges will not penalize students for not having taken these tests, in fact they are advertising their applications will be test optional.

The SAT has said when it is safe from a Public health standpoint, they will provide make up tests beginning in August, they will reach out to those students who had registered, and offer make up dates. The ACT is also reaching out to reschedule tests and set new test dates.

Please check websites for information on both of these tests and use their test practice to brush up on your knowledge!

The SAT site https://www.collegeboard.org/ The ACT site https://www.act.org/

Take a Virtual College Tour