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    Friday 6/4 Message to Families
    Posted on 06/04/2021

    Beloved Community,

    Time is flying, and we’ve completed our first week of June! I hope you had the opportunity to step outside and enjoy some of the sun with your loved ones. June marks the celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, where we promote the beauty of self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identifying individuals who stand for justice, equality, strength, and love. In this Friday Message, we have a reminder about the second COVID vaccine, information about senior check out & graduation, as well as yearbook distribution. Have a great weekend! 

    REMINDER: Students getting their second COVID-19 vaccine at Nathan Hale next week on Monday, June 7th and Thursday, June 10th, should bring their vaccine card from their first vaccination. Having vaccine cards ready will make the check-in process much quicker and smoother. The hours for the Monday clinic are 2:00 – 5:30pm and the hours for the Thursday clinic are 9:00am – 12:30pm. Please go to the East Entry by the football field. Complete your online COVID Health Attestation before arriving if you are coming on your remote instructional day.

    Seniors

    Senior Check-out – Wednesday, June 9th
    Seniors with last name starting from A-L: 11:00am – 1:30pm
    Seniors with last name starting from M-Z: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

    All seniors should come to the Nathan Hale Main Entry area to complete the following:

    • Counseling Verification: Confirm that you have completed all graduation requirements including the High School & Beyond Plan and PE Competency Test. Also, we will confirm your Post High School Plans.
    • Pick up other miscellaneous items: Seal of Biliteracy Award, Senior Letters (written to yourself in 9th grade), Senior Sign.
    • Return books & textbooks and pay any outstanding fines
      If paying fines in person, please bring check or cash. If paying by cash, please bring the exact amount for fines (change cannot be given).
      Credit card payments can be made from the parent’s Source account.
    • Return your laptop and charger
    • Pick up graduation tickets and wristbands
      A detailed graduation email went out to all seniors and senior families yesterday. Please check your inbox for that message if you haven’t seen it.

    Graduation Tickets
    Again, detailed graduation information was emailed out to seniors and senior families yesterday. The four tickets per family policy is set by the Governor's office. To have in-person graduation this spring, Seattle Public Schools is following Washington State rules for in-person graduations. In years past, when we oversaw our own graduations, families were able to get additional tickets. This year, that will not be possible. The tickets will be printed with student name and assigned seat numbers, and we will be sent four tickets per family. We know this is causing difficulties and we wish we could provide more tickets. We are still grateful that an in-person graduation is being allowed.

    Wheelchair Access at Graduation
    Please email Rae Keyes at rkkeyes@seattleschools.org as soon as possible if you have a guest attending in a wheelchair.

    Advanced Placement Testing

    AP students will be taking their exams over the next two weeks. A qualifying score of 3 or above is accepted at many colleges and universities for credit. Check with your school’s admissions office to verify. All AP exams are digital, at-home, tests with the exception of AP Spanish Language. It is important that students have set up the app on their district laptops to practice. Students using their own device should go directly to the College Board website to set up the application. There is troubleshooting support available from the College Board. Students should have received step by step instructions for set-up and a tip sheet from Ms. Greene (msgreene@seattleschools.org) through email to review. Because of the digital format, the app must be set-up three days before each exam. The day of the exam, students must check in a half hour before the exam begins. The program will precisely time the test including the short breaks. Students with accommodations will receive them pre-programmed accordingly. Students who are taking AP Spanish Language will take their exam in-person on June 4th. They will need to bring their district laptops, #2 pencil, and a pen with dark blue or black ink. Students must report to the Nathan Hale Library at 8:00am. All safety protocols will be followed. As always with an important exam, students should get a good night’s rest and have breakfast. We wish them the best of luck!

    Yearbook Pick-Up

    The 2021 yearbook has landed and we can't wait to share it with you! Below are the scheduled pick-up times for students of all grade levels:

    • Tuesday, June 8th, 3:30 – 5:30pm
    • Wednesday, June 9th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
    • Wednesday, June 16th, 1:00 – 4:00pm (**LAST DAY OF DISTRIBUTION**)

    Photo identification is required for yearbook pick-up, no exceptions. Photo identification can include any kind of government-issued ID or passport, a school ID from the 2019-2020 school year, your 2021 yearbook portrait (if you submitted one), or you can show us the picture that appears on your Source account. Alternatively, a parent or guardian who purchased your yearbook can show their photo ID for pick-up.

    Lastly, it's not too late to purchase your yearbook! Click here or copy and paste the URL to buy your copy: https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/20202021-Yearbook75/Sef21Eg

    Special Education Community Forums

    For the Seattle School District’s third and final round of community forums this year, they invite families to join virtually to share their experiences. Special Education department leadership and staff will be present to provide information, listen to feedback, and answer questions. All sessions will be facilitated, and language supports will be available. Specific links to each session can be found below (click on the title of the event you wish to attend at the time the meeting is scheduled):

    Somali and Oromo-speaking Community Forum: Friday, June 4, 6:30 – 8:00pm
    Native American and Pacific Islander Community Forum:
    Thursday, June 10, 4:00 – 5:00pm

    Please contact spedcommunications@seattleschools.org if you have questions or need information on how to join a meeting via phone.

    Ninth Grade T-shirts

    Ninth graders who do not have a Class of 2024 red t-shirt yet are welcome to come to the main entry on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00pm to pick up their shirt.

    Save the Date! October 1, 2021

    The NHHS Foundation is holding an appreciation event welcoming the community back in the fall on October 1st, 2021 at the Magnuson Hanger. Details will follow but mark your calendar now!

    Again, have a wonderful weekend!

    With Love,

    Principal Jackson