2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

WELCOME TO THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Welcome back Borderites! The administration and staff are here for you every step of the way as we prepare for the 2022-23 year. This year, as every year, we commit ourselves to providing the very best educational experience possible as we return back to school. As our students move through their final years in the Blaine School District we want them to be ready for the world they are about to enter. Similarly important are the attitudes and behavioral attributes that students who succeed in school must demonstrate. Among these are study skills, time management, awareness of one’s performance, persistence and the ability to utilize collaborative groups of study and structure. These are specific skills and more general attitudes, but all of them require high degrees of self-awareness and intentionality on the part of the students as they are in high school and in preparation for life and education thereafter. As they graduate they will be college or career prepared with many opportunities for success in their futures. 

Our focus is on continuous improvement and communication. We will update you often through our district and school websites, emails, social media outlets, as well as updates via Dr. Granger’s community question and answer sessions. Parents - make sure to verify and update your student’s information and have an accurate parent email, as this is how we will continue to communicate with you regarding your student and with school news and updates. 

There are a few things we will never change, such as our belief and our mission that:

WE ARE BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL

We foster RESILIENCE

We model RESPECT 

We practice RESPONSIBILITY

We demonstrate COMPASSION

I would like to expand on fostering Resilience.  Resilience is a precious skill. People who have it tend to also have three underlying advantages: a belief that they can influence life events; a tendency to find meaningful purpose in life’s turmoil; and a conviction that they can learn from both positive and adverse experiences. Students - know that your teachers care about you and your education. Work hard under difficult circumstances and push through adversity knowing that good things will be there for you.

Please feel free to contact our administrators  via email at scott_ellis@blainesd.org and eeide@blainesd.org.  We are here to help you and your students with any issues that may occur during the 22/23 school year.

Scott Ellis, Principal

CHROMEBOOKS FOR ALL STUDENTS:

All students in grades K-12 will be issued a chromebook for the new school year. A parent or guardian will be required to be present at check out to sign for the device. Visit our Tech Help page for details about pick up.

ALL THINGS GOOGLE:

Blaine Schools will be continuing to utilize Google Classroom.

Accessing your student’s Google Account:

  • Logging in: Open a new browsing window. Visit www.google.com and locate the sign in button at the top right corner.

  • Username: your student’s login is their first.lastname@stu.blainesd.org (nospaces). Example~ harry.potter@stu.blainesd.org

  • Passwords K-12: Blaine# + Student PIN. Example: Blaine#1234 (students receive their PIN in person from their teacher or school librarian)