Dear students, staff, families and community,
Daylight Savings Ends/Traffic Safety:
We have reached the time of year when daylight savings comes to an end, the days feel shorter and the mornings are darker. This Sunday, November 7th will be time to turn back our clocks by one hour. It’s also a good time to remind everyone to use extra caution in our school zones, as our students will be less visible to drivers during their morning walks to school. We have noticed a particular trend of concern for vehicles turning right onto Boblett from Mitchell Street (at the bridge) without always checking for pedestrians in the crosswalk and want to remind everyone to be careful there.
Conferences + Transportation Changes:
Next week is conference week for our K-8 families. This means early release at 12:50 for all students in those grades on Mon-Weds and Fri. Don’t forget, school will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. The early release schedule for K-8 means alternate afternoon bus routes for 9-12 grade students.
Congratulations to our BHS Girls Soccer team who plays tomorrow, Saturday, November 6th at 11:00 A.M. at Sammamish. If the girls beat the Bush Blazers tomorrow they’ll be headed to the State Tournament. Please purchase your tickets for the game online, as they will not be accepting payment at the gate.
Did you know you can now find schedules for all Middle School and High School athletics in one place. Check out www.goborderites.com for all the latest information.
Last night was a huge accomplishment for our 6-12 grade choir students and our BHS Jazz Band as they performed live for the first time since the start of the pandemic. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Mr. Andy Marshall, Mr. Bob Gray and Mr. Mike Dahl, along with all the administrators and staff who supported their efforts. We would all also like to extend our thanks to the families of the performers who were patient and flexible as we worked out all the details to make it happen.
What a joy it was to hear music filling the Performing Arts Center yesterday. It was a wonderful way to bring people together, and it filled me with hope for our community. It’s a great night to be a Borderite, and, as always, a great night to be your superintendent.
Dr. Christopher Granger
Every Student. Every Day. In a New Way!