Monday, September 21, 2020 we will move to Phase II of our re-opening plan and welcome our first Borderites to the buildings. We encourage those with students returning on Monday to visit our 2020 - 2021 School Year section at www.blainesd.org
Dr. Granger's weekly message can be viewed on the district's YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/H-o3KfgvmKs
K-5 Virtual Orientations are being held Tuesday, August 25th. Read our news article for details on times and for meeting links. https://www.blainesd.org/article/292667?org=blaine-school-district
Dr. Granger's weekly message is now on the website. https://www.blainesd.org/article/292670?org=blaine-school-district
For all of our families who live in Pt. Roberts - chromebooks and supplies are on their way to you. Items can be picked up this evening, Wednesday, August 19th, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. It will be a contact-less delivery process, and we ask that social distancing rules are respected. Thank you, we miss you and hope we can see you soon!
Wednesday (8/19) and Thursday (8/20) all returning students, letters A-Z are welcome to come to the school to pick up their chromebooks. New students' devices will be ready soon, and we will send a message as soon as that happens. See our news article for details on pick up times and locations. https://www.blainesd.org/article/285923?org=blaine-school-district
Dr. Granger's weekly message has been posted on our website. The Skyward system is currently down for maintenance, so we are unable to send the message via email this evening. https://www.blainesd.org/article/287729?org=blaine-school-district
Chromebook pick up begins tomorrow, Thurs. Aug 13th. New message from Dr. Granger about 2020-2021 school year. Visit our website for more details on both.
Join Dr. Granger for a virtual Community Q & A this evening, August 11, 2020, at 6:00 P.M. https://www.blainesd.org/article/284778?org=blaine-school-district
Read Dr. Granger's message regarding the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year at www.blainesd.org.
Dr. Granger's weekly message will be delayed until tomorrow, Saturday, Aug 8, 2020, following the Special Board Meeting at 6:30 P.M., so it can include details from that meeting.
Blaine School District's Board of Directors met this evening to discuss the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year, in light of recent recommendations from Whatcom County's Department of Health and new information from Governor Inslee. Read more here; https://www.blainesd.org/article/281810?org=blaine-school-district
Visit our website for new information from the Whatcom County Department of Health regarding school reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. https://www.blainesd.org/article/281062?org=blaine-school-district
Join Dr. Granger for a virtual community question and answer session on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/95157353698?pwd=YURXN2QybWVtOVQxaFFLV0t4MEFydz09 Passcode: 411754 Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 951 5735 3698
Dr. Granger's weekly message has been posted on our website and includes new information for families who might be considering home schooling for the 2020-2021 school year. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
BSD 2020-2021 Schedule Attestation has been posted and will remain open through 5:00 P.M. Thursday, July 30, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMIUjD4TGfftj52uMnkzWpSnKiYC9gecz5FASDdfZywlKLnA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Visit our COVID-19 Info & Updates page for Dr. Granger's Community Message for July 24, 2020. Tonight's message includes some childcare resources, including a link to a survey from the Boys and Girls Club of Whatcom County's Blaine club. https://www.blainesd.org/o/blaine-school-district/page/covid-19-info-and-updates
Dr. Granger has issued a new community message regarding the 2020-2021 school year. Visit our COVID-19 Info & Updates page to read his message. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Dr. Granger has delivered a new message regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. https://www.blainesd.org/article/268677?org=blaine-school-district
Welcome 3rd graders to BES! Join us for a virtual tour and introduction to your new school! https://youtu.be/dnrWBswW9HY
Please visit our website to view a message from Dr. Granger and an important new family survey for 2020-2021 school year. If you did not receive his email, please call your school's office Monday to update your email in Skyward. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Dr. Granger's final weekly update for the 2019-2020 school year has been posted to our website, where translation to Russian and Spanish is available. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
We are pleased to announce the commencement of the Blaine High School Class of 2020, airing on our YouTube channel tonight, Friday, June 12, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. PST. https://youtu.be/19jfcycXE5s
Please complete our Family Survey for Re-Opening Schools in 2020-2021, and join us for a Community Q&A tonight, June 3, 2020, at 6:00 P.M. Links for both are on our home page at www.blainesd.org
Dr. Granger's weekly message has been posted on our website's COVID-19 Updates & Info page, under Health Services. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Please help us create a gift for our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 - 8, by emailing pictures of your student(s) learning at home to email@example.com. (Sending pictures gives implied consent for their use in any and all publications by the District.)
Dr. Granger's weekly update has been posted to our website. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Friday, April 17, 2020, the Superintendent's Weekly Update has been posted on the website. http://blainewa.apptegy.us/o/blaine-school-district/page/covid-19-info-and-updates
Family Service Center staff are working remotely and here to help and support you. If you have a need, please reach out to them. If they can't help you directly, they will do everything they can to connect you with someone who can. Call (360) 332-0470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A new message from the superintendent has been posted to the website. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Visit our website for a new message from Dr. Granger for students, staff, families and the community. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
PK-5 Families: A message from your principal regarding learning is now available on our website. https://5il.co/e18r
Meal Delivery Routes were updated again today. We continue to adjust as we perfect the process. Be sure to check the website for current times and locations. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-nutrition-plan
Some of our Meal Delivery Routes have updated times and locations based on what we learned today. Visit our page for more information. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-nutrition-plan
Visit our YouTube Channel at Blaine School District, WA for a COVID-19 closure update from Dr. Granger. https://youtu.be/JY5NomdJzPE
Our COVID-19 Nutrition Plan begins with the weekday distribution of meals tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Visit our new COVID-19 Nutrition page for more details, including maps and addresses for the delivery routes. All children, regardless of student status, will be fed.
STUDENT MEDICATION PICK UP TODAY (3/16) 10:30 am to 12:30 pm & 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Primary and Elementary School students' meds can be picked up at the Primary School and Middle and High School students' meds at the Middle School during these hours.
All Blaine Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Please see our website for more information. https://www.blainesd.org/article/208653?org=blaine-school-district
Please see our new Communicable Disease Information web page for a message from Dr. Granger as of 11:35 March 11, 2020 https://www.blainesd.org/communicable-disease-information
Tune in to our YouTube channel, Blaine School District, WA, tonight at 5:30 for the debut of our new series Bedtime Stories for Little Borderites https://youtu.be/si5dam8Wwww
All Blaine Schools will be closed Friday, February 14, 2020 for Mid Winter Break and Monday, February 17, 2020 for President's Day. There is also no Blaine Thrives after school program these days.
Reminder Blaine Thrives Families: The family meal is tonight from 4:30 to 5:30 (This is a time change from previous family meals.)
Blaine Thrives after school program is cancelled today, Tuesday, February 4, 2020, due to weather.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, February 3rd. Have a great weekend Borderites!
Blaine Schools and all school related activities are canceled for Friday, January 17, 2020.
We are continuing to monitor weather and road conditions and will make an announcement at 5:30 am regarding school for Friday, Jan 17th.
All Blaine schools and related activities are canceled for Thursday, Jan 16, 2020, due to weather. No out of district transportation will be provided.
Due to current weather conditions there will be no school today, January 15, 2020, for students in Blaine School District. All campus activities are also cancelled.
Blaine Thrives after school program has been canceled for the remainder of the week, 01/14/20 through 01/17/20, due to projected winter weather.
School will begin two hours late tomorrow, 1/14/20, due to icy road conditions throughout the county. Buses will run 2 hours late, and morning preschool will be cancelled. Should a change in conditions require a change to this plan, an update will be sent at 8:30.
The buses for route 12 and 13 are currently stuck at the Bell Rd. and Peace Portal Dr. intersection. Families should expect these buses to be running late.
Blaine Thrives after school program has been cancelled today due to projected low temperatures. Students will go home at the end of the school day today, Jan 13th, as outlined in their inclement weather plan. Please contact your child's school if other arrangements are needed.
We wish you a safe and happy Winter Break! School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, December 9. Have a great weekend!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: No School on Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day) and No School on Friday, November 15 (Teacher Workday).
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, October 28. Have a great weekend!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, October 7. Have a great weekend!
Hello Blaine School District Families. This is a friendly reminder to all families. Please turn in your free and reduced application as soon as possible to avoid a lapse in qualification. You may turn it in to your child's school or the Blaine School District office.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, September 16. Have a wonderful weekend!
OSPI News Release - Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Programs: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAOSPI/bulletins/25b7b9f
Blaine School District Transportation Department posted updated bus routes Wednesday evening, August 28th. They can be found here: https://www.blainesd.org/o/blaine-school-district/browse/32299
The Back to School Fair takes place today (8/21) from 4-7pm in the High School gym. Click here for details: https://www.blainesd.org/article/123754?org=blaine-school-district
We hope to see you at our Back to School Fair from 4-7pm on Wednesday, August 21, in the High School Gym. Click here for details: https://www.blainesd.org/article/123754?org=blaine-school-district
Best wishes to all of our families for a fun summer break! We hope you will join us on August 21st for our Back to School Fair from 4-7pm in the High School Gym. Click here to view the flier for more details: https://5il.co/84fp
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Tuesday, June 18, is the last day of school. Students will be released early at 12:50pm.
Early this morning, the Blaine Police Department notified Blaine School District Administration of a post to Snapchat, by a Middle Student, that depicts an abstract character holding a weapon with the caption "Enough is Enough" The Blaine Police Department has met with the family of the student and at this time does not consider the post to represent a credible threat against a specific individual, or the school in general. That being said, this student will not be permitted to return to school until an extended investigation into this matter can be conducted. At this time there is not a projected timeframe for the student to be allowed to return to school. The safety of students and staff remains our highest priority.
Join us for a Community Focus Group session to provide input on the superintendent search criteria: Tonight (May 29) at 7:00pm in the District Office boardroom. Visit our news feed for details: https://www.blainesd.org/article/113228?org=blaine-school-district
SURVEY CLOSES TODAY (May 28): The School Board's Stakeholder Input Survey will close today. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in the superintendent search process by providing their input. Here is a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlaineWA - There will also be a Community Focus Group session at 7pm on May 29. Visit the District's news feed for details.
Schedule Reminder: No School on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
An online survey will be open through May 28 for all stakeholders to share input on the Board of Directors' search for a new superintendent. Visit our News Feed for additional information. Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlaineWA
The Blaine Police and High School administration have surfaced evidence of threats to the school. The individual accused of making threats is currently in custody. Please follow this link to read full details on the District's news feed: https://www.blainesd.org/article/112104?org=blaine-school-district
Schedule Reminder: No School on Monday, May 6 (LID). For information on Blaine High School's makeup day for seniors, please visit the High School's News Feed article: https://www.blainesd.org/article/107671?org=blaine-high-school
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, April 22
Have a great Spring Break! School resumes on April 8.
Just after 3pm a staff member inadvertently entered the campus lockdown code into an office desk phone which activated an announcement campuswide. Students and staff who were still within buildings were moved into a safe location, and those exiting campus continued their exit. It took approximately 5 minutes to clarify that it was a false alarm and the lockdown was lifted.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, March 18
K-8 Conferences scheduled on March 7 will be postponed due to today's school schedule adjustment.
LATE START: Due to icy conditions, all classes will start 2 hours late (10:20am) on March 7 and there will be no morning preschool. There will be NO EARLY DISMISSAL FOR K-8 STUDENTS. All students will be dismissed on March 7 at 2:50pm.
Schedule Reminder: K-8 Early Release - Students in grades K-8 will be released at 12:50pm during Conference Week, March 4-8.
With the extended number of days lost to inclement weather during the month of February, five (5) to date in our case, Whatcom County districts are starting the process of projecting calendar implications. Our 2018-19 calendar calls for the first three days lost to be made up on June 14-17-18, and that is what we anticipate at this time. As the additional two days are eligible for waiver application to OSPI, we are in the process of considering recommendation of said application to the Board. Once approved by OSPI, and provided that there are no additional days lost, we can move forward with formal designation of June 18 as the final day of the current school year.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, February 25
BES Families: Class Picture Day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 27.
Schedule Reminder: No School on February 15 (Mid-Winter Break) and February 18 (President's Day)
Blaine School District is cancelling school on Thursday, February 14. Our maintenance and grounds staff have done an incredible job of removing 12-14 inches of snow off of campus parking lots and sidewalks over the past three days. We also greatly appreciate the efforts of both the City of Blaine and Whatcom County road clearing crews. However, there remains too much compact snow and ice across many areas of the District to be able to run our busses safely, especially on secondary roads. Once school resumes next week, we will start the process of determining the impact of this extended storm on the school calendar. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
Due to ongoing winter weather conditions, all schools will again be closed on Wednesday, February 13. All campus activities are also cancelled.
All schools will again be closed on Tuesday, February 12, due to continuing winter weather conditions. Also, all campus activities are cancelled.
Due to weather conditions, school is cancelled in the Blaine School District Monday, February 11th, and all activities are cancelled as well. (previously posted to BSD main Live Feed)
Blaine School District intends to operate on a regular schedule on Tuesday, February 5. If a schedule modification becomes necessary, details will be communicated through a notification from the Blaine SD mobile app, as well as on the District website's Live Feed.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, February 4. Have a great weekend!
A campus-wide lockdown DRILL was completed this morning, and all systems functioned smoothly. Classes have now resumed per regular schedule.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: No School on Monday, January 28 (Teacher Workday)
SCHEDULE REMINDER: No School on Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, January 14. Have a great weekend!
Happy New Year! School resumes on a regular schedule on Thursday, January 3rd.
Have a great Winter Break! School resumes on January 3, 2019.
We hope to see you tonight at the Family Resource Fair in the high school cafeteria from 5:00-7:30pm. Free pizza, raffle prizes, and over 50 local organizations available to connect with families. Visit our News Feed for all the details.
Free Dinner for the family! The Family Resource Fair is tomorrow night (Dec. 5) in the high school cafeteria from 5:00 - 7:30 PM. Parents bring your family and enjoy a pizza dinner! Two presentations will be available addressing the important topics of Suicide Awareness and Teens and Social Media. Over 50 local resources that are available to you in our community will be in the high school cafeteria. All in one place at the same time! See what is out there and ask any questions you may have. Raffle prizes will be given out and younger kids will receive a Hot Wheels car while checking out the Scouts' derby race track. Face painting by our cheerleaders will also be available. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start Day (10:20am) on Monday, December 3. Buses run on normal routes two hours late and all morning preschool classes are cancelled on late start days.
All K-12 students will be released at 12:50pm on Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be no school Nov. 22-23 for the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: K-8 students will be released at 12:50pm during conferences November 15, 16, 19, 20, & 21.
BES Conference Week is coming! Please sign up for your child's conference using Skyward Family Access. Students were sent home with a bright yellow paper on Monday with instructions. That letter is also posted on the BES Webpage under the "News" tab.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start Day (10:20am) on Monday, October 8. Buses run on normal routes two hours late and all morning preschool classes are cancelled on late start days.
Staff, parents, and patrons are encouraged to attend today's Community Discussion on the new High School Grandstands, beginning at 5:30pm, in the District boardroom, at 765 H Street. See the article in our News Feed for additional information.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start Day (10:20am) on Monday, September 17. Buses run on normal routes two hours late and all morning preschool classes are cancelled on late start days.
BES Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Parents and staff will start in the PAC at 6:00pm. BES doors open at 6:30pm for families to visit classrooms.
Hello, BES Families! Please check your child's backpack today for a packet of district required forms. Please complete the forms and have your child return them to their teacher. Thank you!