Good evening students, staff, families and community,
We have one more full week of school before winter break arrives. There’s a lot happening across our campuses this week, and then it will be time to slow down and enjoy the winter holidays and celebrations.
SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOLS
Speaking of celebrations, we’ve fielded some questions recently about snacks at school. Healthy bodies support healthy minds, which is why district policy reflects our commitment to nutrition and exercise for students. This includes our efforts to meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks Standards, not just in the food we serve but also for school and classroom celebrations. You can read more about what this entails and find a link to a smart snacks calculator on our Wellness Committee page.
Our IT Department puts a lot of time and effort into caring for and keeping track of our 1:1 technology for students. There’s always a normal amount of wear and tear that’s to be expected when every student has access to their own chromebook, but they’ve asked us to remind you about their care. Please make sure your student uses the carrying case provided to them and carefully stores it at the end of each use. We want to be able to continue to provide these tools for all of our students, so we all have to take a part in their care.
UPDATE ON AUTOMATED CALLS
As mentioned in a previous message, some people have reported not receiving automated calls from us in the very recent past. We are continuing to research this issue, but it has not proven to be a quick or easy fix. Now that we are in the midst of wintery weather, please make sure you are following us on social media or through our app “Blaine School District, WA”. If you download the app, make sure to subscribe to alerts for your student’s school in order to receive push notifications. Weather related schedule changes are also recorded on our “Snow Line”, (360) 332-0789. While we continue to work through the issues with our automated alert system, please make sure you are also using one of these alternate ways to get information as well.
TSA ANNUAL CANCER AWARENESS WEEK
Next week the BHS Technology Student Association (TSA) will sponsor their annual Cancer Awareness Week. The National TSA has partnered with the American Cancer Society for many years. Students in TSA will be raising money to donate to the American Cancer Society during the week. On Monday there will be an assembly to remember and honor former BHS math teacher Christy Massman, who we lost to cancer. During the assembly the student body will get all the details of how the week of competitions and fundraising will work. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during BUILD time, TSA members will give updates during a live Broadcast to the student body. By the end of the day on Thursday a winning class will be announced.
Monday, December 12th @ 6:30 PM - Supper with Superintendent (Boardroom)
Tuesday, December 13th @ 7 PM - 7th & 8th Grade Winter Concert (PAC)
Thursday, December 15th @ 6 PM - Pt. Robert’s Primary School Winter Concert
December 19th - 30th - Winter Break No School
January 2nd - New Year’s Day Observed 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.