Communication to Families
How we Communicate with Ballard Students & Families
Welcome! Read the information on this page to learn how Ballard High School communicates with students and families to keep everyone connected and informed.
Schoology: Classroom Resources
Parents and students use Schoology to see assignments, teacher announcements, reminders and calendars. Schoology is the primary communication tool used for assignments and class details.
- Parents/Guardians if you don’t have a Schoology Account | To create a Schoology account, you will need your Schoology Access Code, found in the Source to get started.
- Visit the Schoology Information page for more details.
- Need additional help? Visit the Schoology FAQ page.
The Source Student & Family Resource
The primary way that parents and students can check on their grades, attendance, complete the online data verification form and the Source has a link as well to SchoolPay, which is an easy way to electronically pay for school-related fees (ASB fees, Yearbook).
Progress Reports/Report Cards
The Source is the online platform where families access their student’s daily attendance, assessment scores, and Secondary student grades. All Report Cards and Progress Reports will be available to families logging onto the parent or guardian Source account following the end of each term. Please reach out to your BHS Counselor if you require a paper copy.
Friday updates and other time‐sensitive, critical announcements are sent via School Messenger (Abby Hunt BallardHS@seattleschools.org) to Ballard HS Families. Note: All Ballard HS families are automatically on the distribution list for School Messenger (learn more about School Messenger).
If you are not receiving these messages from School Messenger please check your profile in SchoolMessenger as well as your spam folder. Call the Main Office at 206-252-1000 if you have any questions. If interested, download the School Messenger App, especially for additional languages.
Ballard HS Website News, Bell Schedules, Resources For Students & Families
The BHS website provides up to date news and information. Keep up with the latest announcements, bell schedules, calendar events, featured news by topic, as well as the daily school announcements/bulletin, BHS student clubs, performing arts events, athletics and sports clubs and resources conveniently from any desktop or mobile device. Email Diane Taylor, Ballard HS Website Editor at email@example.com with tips or updates for the Ballard HS website.
Ballard HS PTSA Weekly Newsletter
Update January: 2024:
- Please Note! Our email provider Constant Contact has begun rolling out new requirements and our “from” address has changed to: “firstname.lastname@example.org“. If you STOP receiving your newsletter, please check your spam folder. We will continue to post links to the PTSA newsletter on this page and on the Friends of Ballard Facebook group. Any questions please reach out to our PTSA Communication team.
The BHS PTSA Weekly Newsletter is a PTSA member volunteer-run informational newsletter that is emailed to current families with important upcoming information as well as athletics, sports clubs, library events, performing arts, student spirit weeks, club information, community news, and more! Read past issues of the PTSA Newsletter. If you are not receiving the newsletter or want to add additional emails visit the Newsletter sign up. Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Ballard Performing Arts Weekly Newsletter and BPA Website
The Ballard Performing Arts (BPA) Weekly Newsletter is a BPA member volunteer run informational newsletter that is emailed to subscribed families and students with important upcoming Performing Arts information. Read past issues of the BPA Newsletter. Visit the BPA Website or the Ballard HS Performing Arts page for event updates our performing arts calendar and more!
Performing Arts Remind App
The Ballard Performing Arts Boosters use the Remind App as it provides a one-way texting system to keep students and families in the loop for all activities and events. It’s easy to sign up for any and all groups you need to track during the school year, and receive important messages via text.
- Instrument Pick up, Uniform Fittings and Information, Concert and Event Locations, Call-times and Pick up times, Field Trip Deadlines and Information. Note: Codes are changed each year, so please be sure to update your info.
Ballard HS Athletics
Visit the Ballard HS Athletics pages for information on completing the online registration forms on FinalForms as well as the Coach Directory, digital ticket information and how to follow information about Athletic (Metro League) and Club Sports schedules.
The ABC Newsletter is a Athletic Booster Club volunteer run informational newsletter that is emailed to subscribed families and students with important upcoming Ballard Athletic information. Subscribe today! Learn more about the Athletic Booster Club and how you can get involved.
BHS School Social Media Accounts
Additional ways to connect are to follow us on our Social Media accounts to stay informed with the latest happenings. In addition, SPS, PTSA and Performing Arts each have a Facebook account. Note: Students are not required to have social media accounts to receive school information or participate in school activities.
Talking Points Text Messages: Important Announcements
Text messages can also be sent via Talking Points to Ballard HS families. Talking Points is a two-way translated texting option for schools to communicate with families.
Microsoft Teams Classrooms & Community
Students, teachers, and staff can interact in virtual classrooms using Microsoft Teams districtwide to support remote learning. A consolidated calendar is available to view as well. Teams integrates with our existing systems and learning platforms, including Schoology.
Seattle Pubic Schools (SPS) Communication
Seattle Public Schools knows timely, useful communication with families is important. Learn more about the tools that are the official means of communications from the district.
District Social Media, First Bell News Broadcast, SPS Newsletter: School Beat
Stay in the know with the district newsletter, social media, news broadcast and the district websites to get fresh news and announcements from across Seattle Public Schools! Have a story tip or question? Email us at GoodNews@seattleschools.org.
- Twitter @SeaPubSchools
- Facebook @SeattlePublicSchools
- Instagram @SeattlePublicSchools
- Sign Up for School Beat
Seattle Schools Family Resources
Seattle Public Schools publishes important information to help families support their students on key webpages with text that has been translated by a person rather than a computer.
Not all our webpages are published in this way. If you visit a webpage that does not have the language links, you may use Google translate, located in the top right corner.
Can’t Find What You Are Looking For?
Email me with tips on information you would like located here or better ways to support your searches on the Ballard HS website. Diane Taylor, BHS Website Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!