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Back to school 2020 Message

Blaine High School 

Back to School 

September 4, 2020




Blaine High School Families:

 

We would like to officially welcome you to the start of another school year at Blaine High School! Even though school will look different this year, what will remain the same is the strong commitment of our staff to support the learning needs of all students. We will show students what it means to Be a Bengal by teaching them the importance of integrity and how to be resilient, empathetic, and responsible learners. 

 

The school year begins with a Welcome Week for our students from September 8th through September 11th. Students, along with one parent or guardian, will have the opportunity to pick up technology and class materials, get their pictures taken for the yearbook, and walk through their schedules (Student View Login Instructions) for trimester one. Important note, once we begin using a hybrid learning model, students will need a device (Chromebook/laptop) that they are able to bring to school. We have enough Chromebooks for all of our students, so even if you indicated you will use your own device on the district survey, you can still check one out if necessary. Families were asked to sign up for a timeslot so we can support social distancing. Please click here to read the original message about this event that was sent to families on August 21st.  When you arrive next week for Welcome Week, please park in the north parking lots and enter at door 9 or 11 (Parking Map). 

 

Classes begin on September 14th in a distance learning format. This means all students will learn remotely. The current plan is to continue in this format until the week of September 28th when we will begin to offer a hybrid learning experience for students who indicated a hybrid learning preference. Please stay tuned for future communication as we approach the September 28th start date. 

 

Distance learning will look a bit different than it did last spring as Anoka-Hennepin will be using a synchronous format, meaning students will follow the regular bell schedule and do live check-ins with their teachers. Please click here for a visual of a typical week of distance learning in Anoka-Hennepin high schools. 

 

We understand the start of this school year is very different which can cause feelings of unease for students and families. Please know that our staff is willing and prepared to support you. Teachers will reach out to your student to share specific course information for them to review and complete on September 14th. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 763.506.6500.  We appreciate  your patience and support through this process. 

 

Thank you,

 

Blaine High School Administrative Team