Bend Senior High School
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I hope you all had a fantastic summer.I am so excited for all of you to be a part of this amazing community and school culture. The Bend High story is powerful. We have assembled and retained an outstanding staff that is committed to making this year successful for you. NO LAVA BEAR LEFT BEHIND is our mission. Student engagement and attendance is of the utmost importance to make this work. We will do everything in our power to make this year as rewarding as possible given all of our circumstances. These are still unprecedented times and we are obligated to do the best with the hand we were dealt.Our students and families deserve our best.Thanks for your continued support of the Bend High story and being a part of the “Long Blue Line”.GO BEARS!
Calendar and Bell Schedule:
Please see above Blue/Gold/White Calendar and Bell Schedule for the 2021-2022 school year
First Week Back:
9/8/21 – 9th Grade Students Only – LINK Crew Day
9/9/21 – 9-12 Students return
Return to School Protocol:
Please see the recent district newsletter home to families (English, Spanish) with content about returning to school.You can access additional information using the following link: Return to School Information. This will take you directly to the Return to School section on the district website.
No Schedule Changes this school year 2021-2022.The only exception will be a true placement (level change) issue and/or open periods.“Why”?: We build our schedule based on forecasting data.We build a schedule that allows students to access classes and one that is balanced.I ask you in advance for your understanding, patience and grace.After you review your schedule on StudentVue or ParentVue, please ONLY contact your counselor if you believe there is a true placement (wrong level of class) issue, or if you need to fill an open period.Counselors have been instructed to not change schedules for any other reason based on this “why”.
Distribution of Materials:
We have a fantastic group of staff who are working on a process for distribution of materials (textbooks, iPad, etc.). If your student is new to the district, they can check out an iPad from our library from 8:00-8:20 a.m., during lunch or after school before 4:00 p.m. on September 9 and 10.
Parking has always been an issue during my 18 years at Bend High.In order to mitigate the issue, we are only going to sell parking permits to Juniors and Seniors.I truly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for families with Sophomores.Sophomore students will have an opportunity to purchase a parking permit 2nd semester if they are in good academic standing, have awesome attendance and are participating in an activity and/or sport.Juniors and Seniors must display a current parking permit in order to park on campus and in the designated spaces in the 9th Street Church parking lot for overflow.
Bend High is very excited about this fall and ALL of the athletic programs and activities we have going on.We are already off to an amazing start and we could not be prouder of our athletes, students, coaches, instructors and advisors.Please remember that we want your support!Sportsmanship is very important to us.We want you to be loud, be proud but also be classy!Thanks for taking ownership and pride in our school.Fall sports include Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Dance, Cheer and Water Polo.I’d like to encourage all students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Educational research is clear that students who participate in extra-curricular activities are more likely to be successful in school and in life.Please clear your student for their sport early as we have only one Athletic Secretary, Athletic Director and Accountant at Bend High School to clear our large student population. See the Bend High Athletics Page for details on clearing for sports and activities. Thanks for your patience, as we will utilize our resources to the best of our ability.
The following tools are going to become important to your success this school year – All of these tools can be accessed through the district provided iPAD.
Student Engagement and In-Building Attendance:
Again, I cannot stress enough how important student engagement and in-building attendance is going to be during this school year.Be prepared to hit the ground running on 9/8 through 9/10.Make sure you are in the game and not on the sideline.We have built in safeguards (CANVAS) for students who might find themselves in quarantine or isolation.
Student Handbook/Due Process:
On Thursday 9/10, ALL students will be required to review the student handbook.This is part of the student’s due process and will cover behavior expectations.We will specifically look at online bullying/harassment, plagiarism/cheating and WebEx behavior expectations.Please know that if a student becomes disruptive during a WebEx session (disrupts the learning of others), we will give students a warning and try to correct the behavior.If the behavior continues, teachers have been given permission to remove the student from the Live WebEx session and report the behavior to the appropriate administrator.We appreciate your understanding and support.
NO LAVA BEAR LEFT BEHIND DURING 2021-2022:
This is our order of priority for us at Bend High.In order to accomplish this mission, we are forming teams at Bend High.These teams will match the mission of Bend-LaPine Schools.
It is important that we stay connected to our families.We are here for you.However, we have many non-working email and phone numbers.Please make sure your information is up to date and confirmed in ParentVue.
Communication/Meetings with Staff:
Most communication and meetings between families and staff will happen remotely/virtually.The best communication tools will be phone, email and WebEx.It is important that we have those open lines of communication.
What Can You Do?:
1 – Make sure your contact information (phone numbers, email and physical address) is up to date in ParentVue.This is the #1 priority, and will be a necessity in communication and connections.
2 – Get up to speed with CANVAS
3 – Be ready to engage day one! – 9/9/21
4 – Review the attached poster about “What it Means to be a Lava Bear”
I realize that this is a lot if information.However, I wanted to get it out there for all Lava Bears to process.I hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend.I am so excited about the start of the school year.Much respect and admiration…..patience, grace and kindness…..Keeping the main thing, the main thing…….
Bend Senior High School is a comprehensive four-year academic high school designed to meet the ever-changing
needs of our students. This guide is designed to assist students, parents, teachers and counselors through the
The VISION of Bend Senior High School is of a people-centered community that celebrates a passion for learning
through challenge, growth, and success.
The MISSION of Bend Senior High School is to provide a secure academic environment in which all participants are challenged to reach their potential.
PHILOSOPHICALLY, we believe that positive relationships and a focus on character development foster
continuous academic achievement. We believe cooperation among students, staff, parents, and community is
essential. We believe in decisions based on what is best for students.
A lookup tool for the 2021-22 school boundaries is now available.
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