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Facility Committee

In February of 2015, the communities of Blaine, Birch Bay and Pt. Roberts voted to support improvements to Blaine High School, Blaine Primary School and Blaine Elementary School, as well as selected improvements to parking lots, roofs and outdoor play structures. Blaine School District is actively engaged in completing these targeted projects, some of which have been impacted and subsequently modified by recent, regional acceleration in overall construction costs. At this time, the Board has directed the Superintendent to move forward with the facilitation of approximately two months of committee work for the purpose of surfacing facility-related projects that should be addressed within the next five years. To be discussed are projects that were represented in the 2015 Capital Bond and cannot be completed to original specifications due to cost increases, or projects on the immediate horizon that were not included in the 2015 Capital Bond and are too large to be addressed through the General Fund.

Projects for potential consideration will include, but not be limited to, District Stadium improvements, property acquisition for a future school, larger scale roofing and painting needs, and heating and ventilation system upgrades. Once again, we would anticipate other considerations to surface through the committee process.

To assure for a balance of staff and community representation in this process, the selection of the committee's members is impacted by the objective of assuring that program and constituent groups are indeed represented on as equal a basis as possible. The Facility Needs Review Committee will meet three times between late October and late November, with the preliminary objective of each meeting to be stated as follows:

  • Meeting 1: Identification of Needs
  • Meeting 2: Preliminary Cost Analysis
  • Meeting 3: Surfacing of Timelines, Project Priorities, and Logistical Implications

At this time, there have been no formal discussions specific to options for ultimately funding identified needs. The initial objective is to identify the scope of the priority work, and to then come back to the Board in an open work session format, likely in December, for further discussion.


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.



 

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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

Capital Projects Update


Blaine High School Construction Progress
(click on photos for link to the Capital Projects update page)

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. Crews worked diligently over the summer months on the foundation and utilities, and work is now going vertical as wall framing is underway. 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. Lower cost alternatives are being considered to address facility needs, however 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.



SUMMARY REPORT ON 2016-17 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROGRESS
At the June 26, 2017 meeting, the Annual Summary Report was presented to the Blaine School District Board of Directors detailing Comprehensive Plan progress for the 2016-17 school year. The Comprehensive 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.
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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.

 

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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.