Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, February 8


Celebrating Our School Counselors
February 8-12 is National School Counselor Week. This week provides an opportunity for school districts across the State of Washington, as well as the Nation, to recognize the incredible work that takes place, through our School Counselors, on behalf of students and families at all levels of the program. We are very fortunate in the Blaine School District to have such an incredibly skilled and dedicated group of School Counselors and we want to take this opportunity to thank them for the wonderful work that they do in the interest of all kids!

Click here to view an informational video.
Maintenance and Operations Levy INITIATIVE for February 2016 ballot

Voters in the Blaine School District are asked to renew a four-year Maintenance and Operations Levy. The levy currently in place expires at the end of the 2016 calendar year. In the Blaine School District, the Maintenance and Operations Levy supports 25% of the day-to-day operations of the overall program. As such, it is an essential resource in making sure both classroom and extracurricular activities for students remain intact. While the levy amounts to be collected will increase by 2-3% annually to account for inflationary variables, the effort of the Board has been to sustain a relatively stable tax rate for our patrons. At the Regular Meeting on November 23, the Board approved a resolution setting parameters for the ballot measure to be placed before our voters in February.

Summary information can be accessed here. If you have additional questions about the Levy, please contact the Blaine School District Office.


Late Start Schedule

During the 2014-15 school year, in conjunction with the extension of the K-5 student day schedule, the Board of Directors initiated a Monday morning late start (10:20am) schedule for students in the Blaine School District. The purpose of this adjustment to the school day schedule was to assure for time for teachers to be trained in a number of mandated initiatives, including the new teacher evaluation program (TPEP), the Common Core State Standards, and the new State Assessment Program (SBAC). Over the course of the school year, there were a total of nine (9) late start Mondays, or approximately one each month.

The same format will continue in the 2015-16 school year. A full school year calendar, including reference to the applicable late start schedule, can be accessed here.


K12 Alerts Information
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Capital Projects work is underway
Click on the picture below for updates on current construction activity.

Blaine High School Borderite Athletics

Blaine High School is a member of the Northwest Conference and all 13 schools in the conference follow the same set of event rules. Skateboards, Noisemakers, Play Balls, Non-Approved Signs, etc. are NOT allowed. Animals will NOT be admitted to any Blaine athletic events, (except service dogs). Consistent with all conference schools general admission ticket prices are as follows. Only U.S. currency is accepted.

• $6 for adults & any high school students without ASB cards

• $3 admission for visiting students with ASB cards/& senior citizens

• The admission price for Middle School students without adult supervision is $6.00 or $3.00 with appropriate adult supervision.

• The admission price for Elementary and Primary students with adult supervision is $3.00.

Elementary and Primary students will NOT be allowed admission without an accompanying adult.

Additional information, including schedules and scores, can be seen on the NWC website (www.nwcathletics.com). Click on the Orange “B” for Blaine Borderite athletic information.

Good Luck Borderite Athletes!

board approves 2015-16 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The Blaine School District Board of Directors took formal action on the 2015-16 Comprehensive Plan during their October 26, 2015 regular meeting. The Comprehensive Plan represents both District and individual Building/Department work slated for the program year. The integration of Common Core State Standards, new State Assessments, and the new Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project presents uniquely complex challenges across the system. The staff of the Blaine School District will continue to strive for maximum efficiency in this work, while committing to making those decisions that best assure for higher levels of overall student performance.
Long Range Plan

Community Fliers Available Online

Blaine School District works with community nonprofit organizations and government entities to provide information to families about not-for-profit services for students. These include sports programs, youth organizations, youth-oriented activities, etc.

Informational fliers, which were previously distributed during classroom time, will now be available at the new Community E-Fliers web page.  E-fliers give families ready access to a variety of local resources that have social, recreational or educational value for students. Hard copies of these fliers may also be available to pick up in school offices. The Community E-Fliers web page can be accessed using the link in the left column or by clicking here.

Standards, Assessment and Evaluation Planning Continues

Expectations remain high for 2015-16 to be a productive year for the students and staff of the Blaine School District.  Specifically, we will continue to see three significant state directed initiatives take shape at the building and classroom levels.

1.  The integration of the highly rigorous "Common Core State Standards" at all grade levels in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts.  To learn more about the Common Core State Standards please visit: http://k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/default.aspx

2.  The transition to a new State Assessment System ("Smarter Balanced Assessment") which will align with the new "Common Core State Standards", while placing a higher level of emphasis on incremental measures of student progress.  To access information about Smarter Balanced Assessments please visit:  http://k12.wa.us/SMARTER/default.aspx

3.  The implementation of a new evaluation system for both teachers and principals, with accountability to the verification of consistent academic growth for all students.  Blaine School District has selected the "CEL 5D Framework" evaluation model for teachers and the "AWSP Leadership Framework" model for administrators.  More information about teacher/principal evaluation models can be accessed here:  http://tpep-wa.org/

This overall body of work has easily represented one of the most ambitious (collective) undertakings being assumed by school districts over multiple decades.  The staff of Blaine School District remains up to the challenge, as we continue to aspire to do all that is possible to assure for the highest possible level of positive impact on the academic progress of all students.

Community Information
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Blaine School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 coordinator. Our Title IX Officer, Christine Anderson, and the Section 504 Coordinator, Randy Elsbree, can be reached at 360-332-5881 or 765 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230.  Policy #3210.