Community Message Nov. 10th

Dear students, staff, families and community, 

As this week winds down we wanted to extend a few thank you’s. First, we would like to thank all of the families and teachers who had the opportunity to connect this week for conferences in grade K-8. Partnership with our students and their families is important to meeting the needs of each student in our district. Time is valuable and we appreciate you taking the time to meet with us. 

We would also like to thank all of those in our community who have served our country in the Armed Forces. I personally am incredibly grateful for their service to our nation.


On Tuesday morning of this week we have a period of time in the morning through approximately 10:45 am when emails were not being delivered. If you happened to send communication to a district staff member we recommend resending the email or reaching out to them directly. 

In addition, due to recent storm damage we are currently unable to make long distance calls from district landlines. The provider is working on a resolution but at this  time, does not have an estimated repair date. 


The district will be holding its annual “Blaine Gives Back” campaign to support the Blaine Food Bank next week, November 14th-18th. Our coin drive and monetary donation collection will coincide with student food drives across the district, so we can make the biggest impact possible to help our community members experiencing food insecurity. 

Students, staff and visitors can watch for our orange coin collection buckets in offices around the district, as well as food collection information from their campuses. On Monday students in grades K-5 will be bringing home grocery bags for food collection, along with a list of suggested donation items.

Donations can also be made directly to Blaine Food Bank online at their website Please add a note “Blaine Gives Back”, so we can help our students track their efforts. We look forward to all coming together to give back.   


As we wrap up this week, the rest of November will certainly fly by. We have one full week of school next week and then Thanksgiving Day on the 24th and Native American Heritage Day the 25th the following week. As a reminder, all students K-12, will have early release at 12:50 on Wednesday, November 23rd. 


November 14th - 18th - Blaine Gives Back Food Bank Campaign
November 17th - 19th @ 7 P.M. - The Little Mermaid in PAC (tickets at door)
Sunday, November 20th @ 2 P.M. - The Little Mermaid in PAC (tickets at door) 
Wednesday November 23rd - All students early release @ 12:50 pm
Thursday November 24th - Thanksgiving Day - No School 
Friday November 25th - Native American Heritage Day -  No School

It’s a great night to be a Borderite, and as always, a great night to be your superintendent. 


Dr. Christopher Granger
Each Student. Each Day.