Have a Great Summer!
School Resumes September 2

Back to School
Welcome Back Borderites!

The start of the new school year (September 2) is just around the corner, following what has been a sensational summer from the context of perpetual warmth and sunshine. We trust that our staff, students and families have found multiple opportunities for fun and relaxation. It has been an incredibly busy summer on the Blaine School District Campus, as many of the construction projects targeted with recent passage of the capital projects bond are just being completed, or are about to commence. We hope that you will take a moment to check out the numerous photos on the District's construction update page, intended to keep our parents and patrons informed of the progress that is being realized relative to the commitments that were made during the Bond campaign process. We are indeed excited about the breadth of work that has already been done.


Please note a few key dates leading up to the first day of school...

August 24, 8:00am: Middle and High School offices open

August 26, 8:30am: Primary and Elementary School offices open

August 27, 5:00pm: Middle School "Prep Night"

August 28: New Staff Orientations at District Office

August 31: All Certificated Staff Day

August 31, 5:00pm: High School Freshman Orientation

September 1: All Staff Day

September 2: First Day of School (except Kindergarten)


Enjoy the last days of summer. We are looking forward to a great year!

Summer Lunches
Did you know that if you are 18 or younger that you can receive a free lunch Monday through Friday at the Blaine Boys and Girls Club? You do not have to be a member. Lunch time is at 1:30 p.m.  For further information, please call the Boys and Girls Club at 332-3078.


K12 Alerts Information
School Calendar


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

School Calendar

Board Approves Final 2015-16

School Year Calendar

At the April 27, 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the final calendar for the 2015-16 school year (available here). This final calendar includes a "Late Start" schedule and K-8 conferences.

Blaine School Board Endorses Two Key Resolutions

On January 24, the Blaine School District Board of Directors passed two resolutions, addressing expectations for the State Legislature, as well as Congress at the Federal level.  The first resolution, which can be accessed for reference here, is in support of the position of the Washington Association of School Administrators, which sends a clear message to the State Legislature that full funding of Basic Education, as directed by the State Supreme Court, needs to be addressed prior to any new initiatives or mandates being put in place. 

The second resolution, which can be accessed for reference here, is in support of the Washington State School Directors Association in directing Congress at the Federal level to move forward with the reauthorization of ESEA/No Child Left Behind.  As it now stands, ESEA/No Child Left Behind is viewed as limiting the work of local school districts in addressing the learning needs of all students.  Nearly 200 School Boards from across the State of Washington have passed a similar resolution.


At the June 22, 2015 meeting, the Annual Summary Report was presented to the Blaine School District Board of Directors detailing Comprehensive Plan progress for the 2014-15 school year. 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 a new Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project, presented some 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 2014-15 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 initial steps of 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
GET Offender Nofication OSPI Common Core

College Bound

State Report Card

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.