Welcome

Schedule Reminders:
K-8 Early Release (12:50pm) on November 16, 17, 20 & 21
K-12 Early Release (12:50pm) on November 22
No School November 23-24 (Thanksgiving Break)


Director Mike Dodd

 

 

Thank you Mike Dodd

On Monday, November 27, Mike Dodd will complete 40 years of service to local education as a Board Director in the Blaine School District. The Board of Directors will pause at the start of this meeting to acknowledge Mike's impressive and invaluable tenure in this vitally important role. The work of volunteers is so important to the overall strength, integrity and success of any community. Four decades of direct service to the education of our youth arguably sits at the pinnacle of commitment.

Thank you, Mike, for your thoughtful, measured and tireless leadership. We wish you and your family the very best in the years ahead!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Conferences for K-8 students and families are scheduled for November 16-22. Meeting with teachers provides students and parents with an important opportunity to communicate any key concerns, as well as goals for addressing individual student learning needs. On conference days, K-8 students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 22, all students (K-12) will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday.



 

K12 Alerts Information
School Calendar

17-18 Calendar

School Calendar &
Late Start Schedule
The 2017-18 school calendar can be accessed by clicking here or on the image above. This calendar includes late start days which provide teachers with time for training and professional development. On late start days, buses run 2 hours late and the school day in Blaine begins at 10:20 a.m. This calendar also includes fall and spring conference weeks during which K-8 students are released at 12:50 p.m.

 

Borderites

Click Here to visit the NW Conference athletics website for all Blaine Borderite Athletic information, including ticket pricing, schedules, and scores

Winter Weather

Weather Related School Schedule Changes

Sometimes weather conditions create the need for a late start or for cancellation of the entire school day. There are a number of ways that you can access school schedule information on inclement weather mornings. Seattle television stations, KGMI, and the Blaine School District website will have updated details no later than 6:00am. Parents may also call the Schedule Hotline at 360-332-0789 for school schedule information. Schedule changes for severe weather bus routes can be linked from the top of this page.

When school is closed, all school and district activities are cancelled. This includes athletics, mandatory or voluntary practices/rehearsals, activities (including field trips and school/district facility rentals), and all meetings and events previously planned for before school, after school, and evening.

Student and staff safety remains our primary concern.


Capital Projects Update

Visit our Capital Projects Update page for
additional construction details and photos.
Blaine High School Construction Progress

The first of a three-phase construction project at Blaine High School was ready for the arrival of students on August 30. This new facility includes a high school cafeteria, a small theatre, CTE shop, and additional classroom space. Staff and students had a front row seat watching this new building take shape last year, and we all look forward to the expanded educational opportunities that will now be available in the new facility.

Phase II, which includes a two-story classroom building connecting Phase I to the Science Building, began in early July and crews are continuing to work diligently on framing the new building. Phase III, which includes renovation of the library and office areas, is scheduled to begin in June of 2018.

The timeline for future construction of the BHS stadium is not currently defined, but would likely represent a 4th phase in the high school’s capital improvements project. The District is reviewing options for funding, and the availability of contingency funds will not be known until 2019.

We continue to look forward to students and staff being provided with a safe, responsive, adaptive, and inspiring facility that ultimately serves to support both individual and collective teacher and learner needs and interests.


Attendance Matters
Attendance Matters

This year the Blaine School District is focused on reducing or eliminating “Chronic Absenteeism”. Attending school has a huge impact on the academic, social, and emotional success of all students. Students are at risk academically if they miss just 10% of the school year, regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

We realize some absences are for health or other reasons. But when students are absent 2 or more days per month (or 18 days over the course of the school year) they can fall significantly behind. “Chronic Absence” is a problem we can solve when the overall school community (staff and parents) work to assure that we share common expectations for students to be in school on a daily, consistent basis.

Collectively we can make a difference by helping to create a positive school climate and set the expectation that attendance matters. When students are chronically absent the teaching and learning process is impeded, as material has to be reviewed so that returning students can get back on track.

Reducing chronic absence can help close achievement gaps and you can help! Please join others in making conversations about the importance of being at school every day an expectation. Parents are asked to help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep. Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Encourage meaningful school activities like clubs or sports. Help send the message that going to school every day matters for success in learning and in life.


Comprehensive Plan
Program Improvement Plans Approved by Board
At the meeting on October 23, the Blaine School District Board of Directors adopted the 2017-18 Comprehensive Plan which outlines goals for program improvement at both the district and school levels. This Plan addresses specific on-going academic goals and related action plans as well as the issues of student discipline and attendance, graduation rates and the new 24-credit requirements, and our current construction work. The staff of the Blaine School District continues to strive for maximum efficiency in this work, while committing to making those decisions that best assure for higher levels of overall student performance.

Community Information for Students & Families
Blaine School District partners with community nonprofit organizations and government entities to provide information about not-for-profit services for students and families. These include sports programs, youth organizations, youth-oriented activities, etc. Informational fliers, which were previously distributed during classroom time, will now be available at the District's Community E-Fliers web page.  E-fliers give families ready access to a variety of local resources that have social, recreational or educational value for students. Hard copies of these fliers may also be available to pick up in school offices.

 

Links to Additional Information

BoardDocs

Offender Nofication

 


City Of Blaine

OSPI

TPEP

Common Core

SBAC

 

GET

College Bound

State Report Card

Blaine School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 coordinator. Our Title IX Officer, Christine Anderson, and the Section 504 Coordinator, Randy Elsbree, can be reached at 360-332-5881 or 765 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230.  Policy #3210.