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Principal's Message: Complete Registration Before Sept. 8; Attend a drive-thru mini conference and pick up supplies Sept. 8-10

 Aug. 28, 2020
 
Greetings, Bruin families!
 
This is a year like no other and we are committed to ensuring that our students experience a year filled with meaningful connections, engaging academic challenges, and compassionate support from every educator. 
We have been hard at work planning for Distance Learning and are following all health and safety protocols to prepare your school for the future return of students. We are excited and ready for a great school year! 
 
There are a few things that need to be done prior to the first day of school by all families. Below is the list of what needs to be accomplished before September 8, 2020.
 
ALL returning students -- Update and confirm student information through the PowerSchool Online Registration and Parent Portal. This is required and replaces the paper packets we usually ask parents to complete at the start of every school year. Visit https://www.brookings.k12.or.us/ and click the dropdown menu for “Family Resources” to find the “20-21 Online Registration” instructions and links to get started. If you need assistance with the online process, please contact our front offices at (541) 469-2108. Staff can help you over the phone as well as set up individual appointments.
 
Drive-Thru Distribution & Mini-Conference: Student schedules, textbooks, Chromebooks, and school-provided class supplies should be picked up during one of our “drive-thru mini-conference” events at the designated times below. Students will receive a reusable Bruin knapsack containing all of the items they need to work productively this year. 

- 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8: 9th and 10th grade
- 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8: 11th and 12th grade
 
-12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9: 9th and 10th grade
- 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9: 11th and 12th grade
 
- 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10: 9th through 12th grade 
 
If you have not already indicated that your students need a wi-fi hotspot, please email me (DeanneV@brookings.k12.or.us) with your request. Priority will be given to foster youth, homeless, and low-income families. 
 
First Day of Classes: Students will follow their individual AM/PM or Academy schedule of classes and the bell schedule every school day beginning with a virtual orientation for each class on September 11th.  

We ask families to conduct as much business as possible over the phone and through email, but if you need to come to the campus, please contact our front office to make an appointment. 
 
We are a learning and caring community and are committed to making this school a great one for all. Thank you for your continued flexibility, patience, and support!
 
Respectfully, 
DeAnne Varitek, Principal 
 
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Past message: Aug. 19, 2020
 
Good afternoon, Bruin Families, 
 
I wanted to reach out to you to thank you for your trust and patience as we’ve worked through our return-to-school plan. We all want what’s best for our students and health and safety is our first priority. 

We will begin teaching and learning virtually this September with two options for students. They may choose to stay entirely online for the year through our Online Academy or they may choose our Face-to-Face option which will begin online for the first quarter. If you have not yet communicated your choice to us, please call us this week. 

We are in the process of building schedules for students and continue to ask for your patience. Face to face students will be assigned to an AM group, attending periods 1-4, or a PM group attending periods 5-8. Those students will log into their Google classrooms every day at those designated times to receive instruction from their teachers and then work at home on their own for the other portion of the day. 

Our Online Academy students will be assigned four Edgenuity classes supported by highly qualified BHHS teachers for tutoring and support. While those students may work on their classes any time during the day they will be assigned a 1st through 8th period schedule so they know when they can connect with their teachers. 

Look for more information from me next week with details about our Back to School events and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Respectfully, 
 
DeAnne Varitek, Principal
Brookings-Harbor High School

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  • 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.