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    Friday, 4/2 Message to Families
    Posted on 04/02/2021

    Beloved Community, 

    I hope you had a good month of March and excited to welcome the month of April. We have one more week until the end of Quarter 3, and Spring Break begins! This message includes information about next week. I appreciate your patience and grace through this transition. As a reminder for next week, though we do have asynchronous learning for much of Monday-Wednesday for teachers to prepare for remote and in-person learning, Unity In The Community will still be held next Wednesday, April 7th, from 10:00am-12:00pm.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please be on the lookout for the Seattle Public Schools 2020-21 Intent to Return to In-Person Survey Information, set to come to you via email this afternoon. It will provide general schedule information and ask you to decide whether your student will remain in remote learning or choose to return to school for in person learning. You will have until 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 6th to submit your response. If you do not submit a response, you are opting out of the in-person return to school and will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the school year.

    Unity In The Community 

    This Wednesday, April 7th, Unity In The Community will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm during Mentorship. Students will check in with their Mentorship teacher remotely where they will join our all school event! 

    Disregard email sent regarding return of laptops & materials

    We apologize for the confusion caused by an email sent yesterday morning  indicating that all school materials need to be returned at this time. This was the result of an unchecked box in our library resource manager system. Please do not worry about returning laptops at this time. The only items that need to be returned and/or renewed are books that you have checked out from the Hale library or books that are no longer needed for classes. The only students who will be returning laptops at the end of the school year will be seniors. Ninth through 11th graders will keep their laptops for use next school year. More information will be coming about returning textbooks and other materials at the end of the year to avoid fines.

    Library Check-Out and Material Distribution will continue for the rest of the school year on Wednesdays (including April 7th) from 1-4pm at our Main Entry.

    School Day Changes for Students in Grades 9-12 

    On April 5th, 6th, and 7th, all general education students and students in our Resource and Access programs in grades 9-12 will be learning asynchronously (learning independently on planned learning activities) so that teachers can take training and prepare for the return of students to the building on April 19th. Students in our Special Education Moderate/Intensive, Distinct, SEL and Medically Fragile programs will either be receiving in-person services or engaging in remote learning.   

    Educators will begin health and safety trainings and preparing classrooms for students. During the days the educators are in training, there will be no live instruction for general education students and students in our Resource and Access programs, except for Wednesday, April 7th from 10:00am-12:00pm for Unity In The Community. 

    Students in grades 9-12 will return to remote learning on Thursday and Friday, April 8th - 9th, unless they are in a special education program receiving in-person services. 

    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!  

    FCCLA  

    Nathan Hale’s chapter of FCCLA has been busy these last few weeks attending the State Leadership Conference (virtual). The nine students who participated were responsible for leading state-wide meetings, evaluating projects, and competing in events. Our Hale team earned gold and placed 2nd in the state for their Entrepreneur project, presentation and portfolio. Congratulations to these leaders on a successful event. 

    Invitation from our Neighbors

    Our community has received an invitation from a neighboring Asian community church in Pinehurst to a "Get to Know You" event in their parking lot on April 4th, noon to 2:00pm. Address is 12345 8th Ave NE, 98125. This is the church that recently experienced racist graffiti along with another North Seattle church. Neighbors in the community are invited by Pastor Ngadisastra to come together in solidarity in our community to know each other and create awareness of our diversity

    With love,

    Love,

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