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Principal's Message (Nov. 7, 2020): Return to School Building Information and FAQ

Hello Bruin Families, 
The first year of high school is an important one so we’ve been working hard to reopen the school for our face-to-face 9th grade learners safely. We are looking forward to seeing our freshman this Friday, November 13th! Be sure to check out our website for a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding daily operations. Below is a highlight of information your student needs for a safe and successful Friday: 

Bus riders will be dropped off in the front of the school. Walkers or bike riders will enter through the doors at the entrance to the gym. Car riders should exit their cars between the corner of Easy street and our digital Bruin sign to stay clear of the bus lane. 9th grade students will enter and exit from these doors daily. 

Entering/Exiting the Building
Doors to the building open at 7:30am; 1st period begins at 7:45am (see bell schedule). Students must maintain 6 feet of distance between peers and wear a face mask both in the building and when waiting outside to enter. Blue bear prints on the sidewalk indicate safe distances and masks will be provided if students forget them. Late students will enter through the front lobby. All exterior doors will be locked during classes. 

When entering the building, students will be screened for illness, instructed to use hand sanitizer, and offered an optional grab-n-go breakfast to eat during cohort classes. Copies of each student’s schedule will be available and teachers will assist students in finding their classrooms. Any student who does not feel well or who exhibits symptoms of illness should stay home. See the exclusion criteria listed on our website for more information. 

Students need to bring their BHHS charged chromebook to class every day. To minimize the spread of germs, teachers will continue to issue assignments through their Google classrooms and may require students to submit digital work during class. Only school-issued devices are allowed on our network. 

What can students bring? 
Students are encouraged to use their Bruin bag or a nylon backpack when traveling between home and school. Students may bring food from home but cannot share it with anyone else. Students may also want to bring a water bottle as the water fountains have been turned off to prevent the spread of germs. 

Wednesday Learning
Students will attend face-to-face instruction on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, but on Wednesdays students will remain home and work virtually through their Google classrooms. Teachers will be available during virtual office hours.    

Contact Information
If you change your phone number, emergency contacts, or jobs, please notify us right away.  We are required to contact you if your student becomes ill, and in some cases, your student may have to return home. 
We are operating under a lot of new rules but we are grateful for the opportunity to see our students again. We continue to ask for everyone’s help and support as we introduce these new expectations. If we work together, we can keep everyone safe and remain open. 

We look forward to seeing you this Friday, Bruins! 

Yours in service, 
DeAnne Varitek, Principal
Brookings-Harbor High School

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About Us

  • 108 graduates in Class of 2018 Our district has increased the graduation rate from the 60th percentile to more than 80th percentile in recent years, above the state average. We work to keep our students on track to graduate at all grades levels and have intervention programs to help students who fall behind.
  • 3 types of professional certificates offered BHHS students can earn an Allied Health Certificate in partnership with SWOCC, CompTIA Professional Information Technology certificates, and numerous Graphic and Digital Media Art professional software certificates. We've also re-added numerous CTE courses, such as welding and construction trades in recent years to provide more "hands-on" vocational training opportunities.
  • 1,717 dual credits earned in 2017-18 Last year, 184 of our students completed college credits through high school classes. Southern Oregon University (SOU), Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and South Western Oregon Community College (SOCC) to provide these dual credit opportunities.
  • $4.5 Million in Seismic Safety Upgrades Our district earned three $1.5 million in grants from Business Oregon to retrofit the elementary, middle and high school for safety in the event of a major earthquake. Kalmiopsis Elementary and Azalea Middle School are complete. Brookings-Harbor High School is slated for construction as soon as summer 2019.