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    Friday, 3/26 Message to Families
    Posted on 03/26/2021

    Beloved Community,

    As we close out our final week of March, I want to share my appreciation to all of you for your patience through this time of transition. It has been quite the school year, and your connection to us has kept us focused on providing the best learning environments, whether remote or in-person, for all students. With recent announcements by the governor and Seattle Public Schools, we know families have many questions about both in-person learning and remote learning for the students who will continue to learn from home. We have questions too! We are navigating the uncertainties together, but know that as we receive in-person learning information, we will share it with you. For those interested in supporting the return to in-person teaching in learning, please join our Technology Task Force 2.0. 

    Technology Task Force 2.0 

    Are you interested in supporting the return to in-person learning at Nathan Hale? Please join the technology task force 2.0. This time around the task force will work collaboratively to ensure the needs of all parties are met as we return to in-person learning. We will start with technology then work to support needs as they arise. Our group of students, educators and parents will meet weekly to help guide the direction of technology use, adoption, and regulation for the remainder of 2020-2021 school year....and beyond! 

    C89.5 Spring Membership Drive 

    recording booth at c89.5 radio station at Nathan Hale HS 

    C895 is having our Spring Membership Drive! This is your opportunity to support Nathan Hale’s Public Radio Station. C89.5 celebrated 50 years on air and on our campus this past January. If you haven't listened, check us out on 89.5 FM. To make a contribution, go to c895.org/donate. Also, students interested in learning podcasting and broadcasting should enroll in Introduction to Digital Media. Any student who has taken Introduction to Digital Media should enroll in Digital Media Advanced classes.  

    From the Hale Library

    Students are invited to join the Library Advisory Club in playing Spring Book Bingo! Pick up a Bingo card at Wednesday materials distribution, or print one out from the Program Support Schoology page. Complete all activities and log them on the card to receive a prize! Be sure to check out the Spring Book Bingo folder on the Program Support Schoology page for suggestions for completing each square. Students have through the end of April to complete their cards, and prizes will be distributed in mid-May. Please reach out to Ms. West with any questions: dgwest1@seattleschools.org. And don't forget to check out the latest episode of Raiders Reading Rainbow: Women's History Month edition!

    From Leland Swarts, Coalition of Asian and Pacific Students Adviser: Addressing racism, hate crimes, and harassment in our community and nation.

    Please explore these resources as we seek to self-educate, take action, stop hate crimes, and dismantle xenophobia and stereotypes within our community and nation. As you read and watch please consider:

    • What is xenophobia? How is xenophobia impacted by current events and economic and international relations?
    • What is a stereotype? How are stereotypes perpetuated by media portrayal?
    • What is a hate crime? What are barriers to the reporting hate crimes and how can allies help communities overcome these barriers?

    Watch - Eugene Lang explains the history of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander sentiment and where we find ourselves today. https://youtu.be/14WUuya94QE (content includes minor depictions of drug use, descriptions and images of hate crimes and violence, and some strong language)

    Read - NPR, How to Start Conversations about Anti-Asian Racism With Your Family. https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2021/03/24/980942013/how-to-start-conversations-about-anti-asian-racism-with-your-family

    Join - The Worldwide Vigil today, March 26th, and throughout the day on social media. See 'Day of Action Toolkit'. https://www.asianamericandayofaction.com/

    Make - Dumplings as part of the dumpling-making fundraiser and community event from chef Jannell Lo. https://www.mybfisgf.com/dumpthehate

    Yearbook

    Yearbook Pre-Orders are live! The yearbook staff is breaking down barriers to commemorate the ups, downs, and moments worth celebrating about Nathan Hale's 2020-2021 school year. Follow the instructions below to secure your copy for $60. The price will increase to $75 on April 19th!
    To order online: 

    • Login to the Source with a parent/guardian account
    • Open the tabs on the left and click on the SchoolPay icon
    • Scroll down until you see the yearbook (or type "yearbook" in the search bar)
    • Then click "add to cart"
    • Cash or check:
      • Bring cash ($60) or checks to the main office (checks can be mailed / cash is drop-off only)
      • Check amount is $60 / made payable to Nathan Hale High School, with "yearbook" in the memo line ($75 starting April 19th)
      • Provide a written note including what the payment is for, the student's name, and where to email your receipt

    End of year pick-up requires a photo identification. (Receipt is not necessary for pick-up, but we strongly recommend saving it in case of errors within the SchoolPay system.)

    PSAT & SAT Information

    SPS will be offering the School Day PSAT/NMSQT free of charge to all sophomores and juniors October 13, 2021. Seniors will also take the School Day SAT that day!  Students can find preparatory materials on the College Board website. 
    PSAT practice: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10  
    SAT practice: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice  
    The Nathan Hale Counseling Office web page has additional resources: https://halehs.seattleschools.org/services/counseling_office/counseling_news  Please contact Ms. Greene (msgreene@seattleschools.org) with questions.

    Have a great weekend!

    Love,

    William Jackson (Black| he, him)
    Principal
    Nathan Hale High School