Fife High News

Remote Learning and Shutdown Update Edition

FHS Info and News for the week of 5/11/20


It was touching to see so many seniors and staff yesterday. Thank you all for a great turnout in a truly beautiful day. In this episode there are important updates regarding our calendar, graduation, and a truly inspiring conversation with Coach Nevin I'd encourage you to check out!

Get 'em-

Mr. Bakke

In This Edition-- Table of Contents

In this newsletter scroll down to:

1. Kick Off To Graduation Celebration!

2. Calendar for May and June Updated!

3. 500 Seconds with FHS Staff: Coach Nevin

4. Miss the recently released SO/ESPN Top 5 Recap Video?

5. Important Xello deadline for seniors!

6. Understanding the Fife Grading Policy

7. Fife Athletics: Celebrating Signing Day

8. Want to be a class officer?

9. Senior Video: Families we need your help!

10. Seniors: FAFSA and WASFA Zoom Meeting Support Dates!

Kick Off To Graduation!

Updated Event Calendar for May and June

If you didn't see our announcement regarding graduation please click here:

Please click on the link to see the updated event calendar for May and June. This includes:

  • Graduation Dates and celebration events
  • Video Celebrations
  • Material Turn in
  • Yearbook Distribution Dates
  • Last days of instruction
  • Senior Checkout

Calendar Link

500 Seconds with Staff: With Coach Nevin!

500 Seconds with Mr. Bakke and Mr. Nevin

Special Olympics ESPN Recap Video

This video was recently published recapping the Unified Top 5 Champion Schools for 2019-20. Check it out!

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Do you Understand Fife's Covid Grading Policy?

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Fife Athletics: Celebrating Signing Days

Fife Athletics is beginning a series of signing day recognition "tweets" celebrating our senior athletes who have signed to participate in college next year. Please check them out on Twitter! @FHSAthletics and @FifeHSTrojans

Class of 2021 & 2022, Interested in Being a Class Officer?

We'd love to have you apply if your interested in being a class officer for next year! Here is the link to the application! They are due by May 15th!

Senior families we need your help!

"Hello Senior Families! As you may know our TDM crew is working hard to make sure that our 2020 Senior class gets the best Senior video that we can. There will be a 'Throwback' segment featuring students when they were younger (any age before high school) and TDM is in need of Senior's families to send in home videos of their grads as kids! Please send any videos you can to! Anything is appreciated!

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Need Support?

Need Tech Support?

If you need help with a student Chromebook or with one of the online services being used for learning, you have several options to request help:

  • Visit the Fife Technology Dept website and fill out an online form to request help (this is preferred). - or -
  • Call the district at 253-517-1000 and leave a message with contact information and a description of the problem. - or -
  • a member of the technology team will contact you.
  • FHS staff will be calling or emailing those families who we have heard need tech support to follow up with you as well and can assist you with submitting the request form

Do you need to call to speak to a staff member?

We have set up a phone line, which is being answered 8-3 from a staff member working from home. You can call 253-517-1100.

Seniors! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) website for you!!!

Here is a link to a support Website we built just for you. It has a Frequently asked question section that might be helpful.

In Case You Missed IT!

COVID can't stop Shulupalooza 2020!

Trojans, this year's Shulapalooza is being streamed, part live, part recorded, check it out together Friday May 8th 6:30PM at

You can view using this blue banner button below!

Want to buy a yearbook?

1. Click this link:

2. Login

3. Select student's name

4. Under "Shop" select "Items at your students school"

5. The Yearbook button is the Last item to the right

Senior Decision Day 2020: Instagram Edition

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FFGNN Episode 1
Announcing Emma Fualaau 2020-21 ASB President: Interview
Be The Light 2020

Phase 3 of FHS Learning Plan: Info

A note about Phase 3

Students will be assigned aprox 90 minutes of learning tasks outside of their designated class meetings. When adding class meeting time and the 90 minutes of learning tasks together over a 5 day week, it averages out to 3 hours of school time per day, which is the state OSPI target amount of hours per day.

Office Hours: On going schedule

Need to ask a teacher a question and get quick response? Here is the ongoing office hour schedule. Each teacher has shared with their students how they are available during this time slot. Remember, you can always email your teacher!
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In case you missed it... a letter to our students from Mr. Bakke


Dear Fife Students,

You are facing truly unprecedented events, and this will be something you will never forget for the rest of your life. I am so sorry you are going through it. I’m sorry that for so many of you, the rewards from the hard work you have put into your sports, concerts, and productions is being taken from you. I’m sorry that your education is getting temporarily compromised. I’m sorry for all the special events that were scheduled that have been canceled. These are memories you won’t get back. I am sorry if you are feeling fear. I know these events are going to impact us all in a lot of scary ways.

But to our beloved FHS students, do not lose hope! My grandparents generation was called, “the greatest generation.” A lot of people think this is simply because of the extreme sacrifice they made during World War II fighting for the freedom of the world, but that is only part of the story. This was the same generation that grew up in the depression, during the worst economic times in our history. They suffered tremendous loss and faced incredible adversity, when terms like “rationing” were everyday vocabulary. They never lost hope, and in spite of those hard times they went through, they went on to save the world.

Fife students, this is your time to show that you have the makings of also being a “great generation.” You are going through historic adversity, which means it's your opportunity to shine bright. Shine by showing others how you care, by your resilience, by being extra helpful with your family, and by showing empathy and encouragement with your peers, and community. Even yesterday you put together a rush food drive and collected hundreds of items in just one day. We continue to be so proud of you!


I want you to again be reminded why we say “Get ‘Em Trojans.” In Fife it means that we will not back down, that there isn’t a challenge, adversity, competition, or tough test that will sway us...there is no such thing as insurmountable odds; in Fife we do not lose hope, and we do not quit. We Get ‘em Trojans!

I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks, when we finish the school year the way we are supposed to... together. Make good decisions today and in the few weeks ahead. And Get ‘Em Trojans.


Mr. Bakke

Fife High School

Our Mission: To be a school that prepares all students for life beyond high school by developing their mind, body, and character

Teacher "office hours" this week

All teachers communicated to students when they are available this week for immediate response. Teachers also let students know the method to which they would be available, like email, or google chat.. or zoom... etc. Be sure to take note of when and how your teachers have their office hours this week. Below is a matrix of our teacher office hours for this week.

This is Optional for students.

Rafferty is organizing an effort to make and distribute DIY masks. To date he has cut more than 750 masks worth of materials, he is doing this as a part of his Eagle Scout project. Interested in helping? Check his video where he shares information about this project!