The date for the Board's Meeting at Point Roberts Primary School
has been changed to Tuesday, March 27.

Link to Superintendent Letter


Special Election

Technology & Capital Projects Levy Initiative

Following a review of Blaine School District's facility and technology needs, the Board of Directors took action, at their meeting on January 22, 2018, to submit a Technology & Capital Projects Levy Initiative for voter consideration in the April 24, 2018 Special Election. If approved, the levy would collect $2 million per year for six years for the purposes of district-wide capital improvements, acquisition of a future school site, and technology needs. Click on the links below to access resources providing detailed information about this initiative. Additional questions may be addressed to Amber Porter, Director of Finance and Operations, at the School District Office.

Documents posted here, specific to the Capital Levy Initiative, are not considered to be proprietary and may be utilized by the public in any manner considered to be of interest. If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact the Blaine School District Office and we will attempt to accommodate.

School Retirees Appreciation Week
Education professionals don't stop caring about kids after retirement. Many school retirees continue to support education in a variety of ways. Retired educators in the Blaine School District continue to fill many critical roles in our school system from substitute assignments at both the certificated and classified levels, to volunteer work, to service on the Board of Directors. School Retirees Appreciation Week, March 19-25, is a time for us to recognize the continuing contributions that school retirees make in support of our youth.

Asahikawa Band Concert

Japanese Band Students to Perform
Free Community Concert on March 26

Asahikawa Commerce High School Band is a gold medal band in Japan. They will be visiting our area in the last week of March, providing many unique opportunities for cultural exchange. During their stay, Japanese band students will be hosted by families in our community. They will visit local area attractions and perform music concerts at multiple venues in Whatcom County.

On Monday, March 26, the Asahikawa Band will provide a concert for the Blaine community at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Center. Community members are encouraged to attend and enjoy hearing this amazing group play, sing and entertain. Concert admission is free and Blaine High School is collecting donations for the Blaine Food Bank.

Committed to Excellence
School Highlights

Click on the link(s) below for featured highlights from our schools:


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. Due to schools being closed on Friday, February 23rd, the last day of the 2017-18 school year will now be on Friday, June 15.



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

2018-19 School Calendar
At their March 27 meeting in Point Roberts, the Board will take action on adoption of the 2018-19 school calendar. Click here to access the draft 2018-19 base school calendar which is pending Board approval. Late Start dates will be added to next year's calendar in the coming weeks.


Welcome to Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year began on March 15th. Your child is eligible to enter kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year if he/she is turning five years old on or before August 31, 2018. A copy of the child's birth certificate and updated immunization records are required for registration. Families with new kindergarteners are encouraged to enroll their child at Blaine Primary School as soon as possible for the next school year. The earlier that we can get the process underway, the smoother the transition will be for students, families, and staff in September. We look forward to meeting our new fall kindergarten families. If you have any questions or concerns about kindergarten registration, please call the Blaine Primary School office at 360-332-1300.


SafeSchools Alert

Report it!
SafeSchools Alert Tip Reporting Service Now Available

Safety is one of our district’s top priorities. To help safeguard our school community we’ve taken an important step that we want to share with you. Blaine School District is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration via phone, text, email, or web.

Parents and students can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any concerning safety issue through SafeSchools Alert.

Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is logged in the system and our administration will review these tips during normal school hours of operation. Tips may also be submitted anonymously if prefered. Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to work and learn!

SafeSchools Alert is not intended to be an emergency response system. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis and require immediate assistance, here are a few resources available to you:

  • 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line…………………......................…. 1-800-584-3578
  • 24-hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services…….…… (360) 715-1563
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline………………………… 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Attendance Matters

Truancy Boards Implemented

This year Blaine School District continues to focus on reducing or eliminating chronic absenteeism. Good attendance helps children do well in school and eventually in the workplace. Excused and unexcused absences quickly add up to too much time lost in the classroom. Students are at risk academically if they miss 10 percent of the school year (about 18 days excused or unexcused).

The Washington State Legislature passed into law Second Substitute House Bill 1170, amending attendance and truancy laws (RCW 28A.225). The new law clarifies the responsibilities of schools and courts and adds new reporting requirements for school districts. The Blaine School District began implementing these changes in the 2016-17 school year and continues to work toward full implementation of the amended law.

The 2017-18 school year introduced Truancy Boards in Blaine School District, now required by the amendment. As we continue our focus, we will review and change our Board Policies to reflect our commitment to reducing or eliminating chronic absenteeism. Our ultimate goal, as it always has been, is to partner with families and the community to educate all students in a safe environment that continually inspires, empowers, challenges, and prepares students to become productive citizens. We believe reducing absence rates will help us achieve that goal.

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.

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.

Bus Drivers Needed


Links to Additional Information


Offender Nofication


City Of Blaine



Common Core




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.