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    Friday, 5/28 Message to Families
    Posted on 05/28/2021

    Beloved Community,

    Happy start to your Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you had a good month of May and are excited to transition to June, where we will focus primarily on our senior graduation and the close out to our school year. In our close of May into June, I want to share my appreciation to all students and educators who participated in creating our first annual Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Assembly, hosted by our Coalition of Asian and Pacific Students. So much to celebrate and be proud about at Nathan Hale! In this message, you will see more information about senior assembly, graduation, AP testing, and our schedule change that will impact our students next week. Have a great weekend!

    Seniors

    Patriot Assembly
    Seniors, please come to your outdoor senior and Patriot Assembly on Wednesday, June 2nd, at 11:00am on Raider Field. You will be sitting on our football field, socially distanced, so bring something to sit on. Yearbook distribution will follow this event.

    Our first day of yearbook distribution will coincide with the end of Patriot Day. We'll be distributing yearbooks to seniors at the east entrance on June 2nd from 1:30 – 3:30pm.

    Senior Signs
    Senior signs for windows and yards are available for Cohort C pick-up on Wednesdays at the main entry of school from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Students in Cohort A or B may pick their signs up after school in the main office next week.

    Graduation Speech Auditions
    Do you have something to say in a speech at graduation? Can you articulate what your time at Nathan Hale has meant to you? Are you the voice of your class? Do you have some insights about the world you will create in our post quarantined world? If so, consider becoming a graduation speaker. Speeches should be significant, thoughtful, well prepared and connected to your class. Speeches should 4-5 minutes in length. If you are interested in auditioning, please email Mr. Renouard at twrenouard@seattleschools.org to get a spot for auditions.

    Graduation Tickets
    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 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.

    Tuesday, June 1st Schedule

    There is no school on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Tuesday, June 1st we will follow a slightly different schedule. The morning remote/synchronous classes will follow a typical Monday schedule and the afternoon schedule from Mentorship on will follow a typical Tuesday schedule.

    • Morning, 9:00 – 11:10:     Grade 9 – Blocks 1 & 2, remote instruction
                                                Grade 10 – 12 – Periods 1-3, remote instruction
    • Mentorship, 11:55 – 12:05:         Unchanged
    • Afternoon, 12:10 – 3:35:              Unchanged – All Grades – Periods 4-6, in person for Cohort A/remote for Cohorts B & C
    • Specific schedules for Grades 9 and Grades 10-12 are at the end of this message after Principal Jackson’s signature.

    Run for Student Leadership Positions

    Calling our student leaders and potential leaders! Positions for ASNH, class officers and Leadership Commissioners are all open. We are looking for great candidates to run for the 2021-22 school year. Nathan Hale is dedicated to creating a diverse, spirited and justice minded leadership group. Contact your Mentorship teacher or Mr. Renouard (twrenouard@seattleschools.org) for more information. Follow the links below to register to run.

    Commissioners - https://forms.office.com/r/B5ikFNjEdD

    ASNH and Class level positions - https://forms.office.com/r/3RBiVZkgSq

    Nathan Hale Theatre Spring Musical

    What if life were a mixtape? This past Friday, Nathan Hale Theatre presented their musical review "The Night of Your Life: The Mixtape" featuring songs from a wide range of musicals. It was an incredible celebration of the talents of our Nathan Hale Theatre students. You can still witness the magic of their performances and be inspired, because you can purchase access to the link to watch it whenever you wish! You can buy your ticket any time from now until June 3rd.

    • Tickets and info available on our website (www.nathanhaletheatre.com)
    • Feel free to check out our Instagram @nathan_hale_theatre

    Walk with us through the journey of our lives experiencing all the wonderful changes each phase in life brings: childhood and its wonder and dreams, adolescence and its romance and identity exploration, adulthood and its commitments and path-finding, and old age and its reminiscence and fulfillment. Transitions are part of life. So, join us as we flip the tape over and keep on listening.

     

    Virtual Job Fair – Tuesday, June 2nd

    There is a virtual Job Fair on Tuesday, June 2nd for youth 16-24 years old. Below is the link to the Eventbrite page. The job fair is free.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-n-the-hood-virtual-resource-and-job-fair-for-16-24-year-olds-tickets-154770068441

    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:

    • Seniors -- Seniors may pick up their yearbook on Patriot Day - Wednesday June 2nd, 1:30 - 3:30pm at the east entrance near the football field
    • Cohorts B and C -- Students of all grade levels may pick up their yearbook on Thursday 6/3, 3:30 - 5:30pm at the main entrance. This day is primarily for students in Cohorts B and C, but students in Cohort A may also pick up.
    • Cohorts A and C -- Students of all grade levels may pick up their yearbook on Tuesday 6/8, 3:30 - 5:30pm at the main entance. This day is primarily for students in Cohorts A and C, but students in Cohort B may also pick up.

    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 this link to buy your copy: https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/20202021-Yearbook75/Sef21Eg

    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.

    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):

    Black Community Forum: Tuesday, June 1, 6:30 – 8:00pm
    Tigrinya and Amharic-speaking Community Forum:
    Thursday, June 3, 6:30 – 8:00pm
    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.

    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!

    Have a wonderful, long weekend!

    With Love,

    Principal Jackson

     

    GRADE 9, TUESDAY, June 1st

    8:15-8:55
    Zero Period –
    Live remote

    9:00-10:05
    Block 1Live remote

    10:10-11:10
    Block 2
    Live remote

    11:10-11:40
    Travel to school/ Break/Lunch

    11:40-11:55
    Passing period

    11:55-12:05
    Mentorship
    Check-in

    12:10-1:20
    4thperiod

    COHORT A: In-person
    COHORT B & C: Live remote

    1:25-2:35
    5thperiod
    COHORT A: In-person
    COHORT B & C: Live remote

    2:40-3:50
    6thperiod
    COHORT A: In-person
    COHORT B & C: Live remote

     

    GRADE 10-12,
    TUESDAY, June 1st

    8:15-8:55
    Zero Period –
    Live remote

    9:00-9:40
    Period 1Live remote

    9:45-10:25
    Period 2
    Live remote

    10:30-11:10
    Period 3
    Live remote

    11:10-11:40
    Travel to school/ Break/Lunch

    11:40-11:55
    Passing period

    11:55-12:05
    Mentorship
    Check-in

    12:10-1:20
    4thperiod

    COHORT A: In-person
    COHORT B & C: Live remote

    1:25-2:35
    5thperiod

    COHORT A: In-person
    COHORT B & C: Live remote

    2:40-3:50
    6thperiod
    COHORT A: In-person
    COHORT B & C: Live remote