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    Friday, 5/29 Message to Families
    Posted on 05/29/2020


    Dear Families,

    We have a lot of information in today’s message so please make sure to read all the way through.

    Antiracist Car/Bike Parade - Tomorrow, 10 AM
    JOIN US SATURDAY, MAY 30th, 9:30AM – Car/Bike Parade Begins at 10:00AM
    To encourage our community to strive towards an antiracist mindset, to show our commitment to antiracist action and to demonstrate our solidarity with those who have been victims of racial injustice throughout our nation, the Nathan Hale High School Racial Equity Team invites you to join us for an informal car parade in the Lake City area this Saturday, May 30th. We will start congregating in the Nathan Hale staff parking lot (corner of 110th St and 30th Ave NE) at 9:30 AM and then begin our drive at 10:00 AM along the following route: from school we will drive north on Lake City Way, turn east (right) on 135th, south (right) on 35th,  west (right) on 130th, and then south (left) on Lake City Way to return to school. Click Antiracist Protest Map_5.30.20.jpg for a map of the route. We hope you can roll with us on Saturday. Bring your voice, your signs, and your commitment to justice for all people. Let’s make some noise. NOTE: We will be adhering to social distance guidelines during this event.

    Student building access to lockers and to return books
    Students will be granted access to the building this coming Monday – Wednesday, June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd per the schedule below to retrieve items from lockers and return books. Student need only return books they no longer need for continued remote learning. In addition:

    • Students should bring their own mask and wear it when entering the building.
    • Students must self-screen. If they have fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, they should not access any SPS building. 
    • Student must maintain physical distancing and hygiene guidelines provided by King County Public Health.
    • Students may have to stand in line as we will only be allowing 20 students in the building at any one time. We will have staff throughout the building to maintain physical distancing.
    • Students should enter and exit through the main entrance on the west side of the building by the main office and Performing Arts Center.  Staff will direct students in a one way pattern throughout the building.
    • Students should bring a bag to collect anything from their locker.  Students will drop off text books in the Activity Center on tables that are labeled.


    Student Building Access


    Mon, June 1

    Tue, June 2

    Wed, June 3


    9:00 -11:00 AM


    1:00 - 3:00 PM

    9:00-11:00 AM


    1:00 - 3:00 PM

    9:00 – 11:00 AM


    1:00 - 3:00 PM


    Last names A-G

    Last names H-O

    Last names P-Z


    May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
    Join me in celebrating the rich heritage of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and API Americans. This week we’re sharing API visual/multimedia and performing artists for exploring and learning!

    • Yuri Kinoshita, Kyoto-born Seattleite weaving paper lights -
    • Lauren Iida, a Seattle Native sharing memories and stories through papercuts. -
    • JooYoung Choi, a multimedia artist building worlds -
    • Yuko Miko, local artist and illustrator -
    • Malia Peoples, Seattle artisan, fashion/jeweler, and upcyler - 
    • Hanako O’Leary, Seattle mythmaker and ceramicist -
    • Ruth Asawa, nationally recognized multimedia artist -
    • Susie (SJ) Lee, local artist and entrepreneur -
    • Saya Moriyasu, Seattle artist, sculptor and multimedia artist -
    • Biography in Context, including a list of API artist biographies through the Seattle Public Libraries (log in with your SPS/SPL partner account) -

    LAST laptop distribution day this school year for Hale students!
    Thursday, June 4th from 12 – 3 PM
    Beginning in September 2020, all students who attend Nathan Hale High School will have laptop computers to use throughout the remainder of their high school career at Hale. These computers are ready for pick up. We will distribute laptops from the teacher/staff parking lot (closest to the Main Office) on Thursday, June 4th from 12 – 3 PM. This is the last opportunity this school year to secure one. Please bring a bag to take the computer and cords home in, and remember to practice appropriate physical distancing. Face masks are welcome but not required.

    Senior info
    Senior students will be given a special check out day on Friday, June 12th. This is the day we would like senior students who borrowed a district laptop to turn in that laptop and any other materials or textbooks. More details are forthcoming.

    Senior students and families are welcome to participate in our Drive Through/Walk Through Graduation on Monday, June 15th, from 5 PM to 8 PM. We will go in semi-alphabetical order with last names A-G from 5-6 PM, last names H-O from 6-7 PM and last names P-Z from 7-8 PM. We will be giving more details soon however this will be a time where we will give out awards, diploma covers, graduation programs and more. Mark your calendar for this special event!

    Also our virtual graduation ceremony will air on Tuesday, June 16th at 8:30 PM. Again more details will be sent out soon.

    Senior students, this is the last reminder you will get to ensure that your graduation picture is in the virtual ceremony. Please upload your picture using the link that was emailed to you on Monday, May 25th. Please upload your photo NO LATER than Monday, June 1st at 10 AM to be included in the ceremony. 

    Photo tips: 
    • Select a cap and gown, yearbook, or professional photograph if available
    • If not available, provide a “portrait” headshot or photograph from the waist up
    • Make sure that clothing, etc. is appropriate. Any photograph with imagery or behavior that doesn’t align with the values of our school or the district will be removed by school administration. Remember your parents, siblings, grandparents, extended family and all of Seattle will get to see this virtual ceremony. 
    Additional information and directions on how to upload your photo can be found in our school’s photo portal. If you need that link, please email Rae Keyes at

    Last Day of School
    Last day for 9th through 11th graders is Friday, June 19th. Students who have district laptop computers will be able to keep them over the summer.

    Friday Messages on NH website
    As a reminder, during these COVID closure days, all Friday messages are posted on the Nathan Hale website at If you happened to miss one and are wondering about past content, please go to the News section of our website.

    Have a great weekend!

    Take care,


    Jill Hudson, Ed.D., Principal
    Nathan Hale High School

    Ensuring that ALL students become honorable, thinking, skillful, global citizens


    Seattle Public Schools COVID-19 webpage with updates

    Need help with financial aid or college and career education? Text “Hi Otter” to 360-928-7281. This is a free 24 hour 7 days a week service that is designed to help students navigate these topics.

    A perspective on Learning from Home

    Stress and Mental Health Aid/Reminders

    10 Practical Steps for Dealing with Stress 
    50 Daily Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health 

    Numerous Community Resources -  constantly updated - check this out

    Social Care Network


    Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Health coverage

    Due to COVID-19 the Washington Health Benefit Exchange has opened a Special Enrollment Period for families who are uninsured (originally 03/10/2020-04/08/2020). On Wednesday, April 1st they extended the enrollment window until through Friday, May 8th. For Washington Health Benefit Exchange news updates:

    Seattle Schools Student/Family Portal - online resources for high school students.  

    1. Libby (use your library card or your SPS/SPL Library Link account)
    for all Seattle Public Library ebooks. 
    2. Many databases for research (Proquest, ABC-CLIO, Issues & Controversies,  eLibrary, Culture Grams.

    Nathan Hale High School Library (Online Catalog) Perform a search for ebooks.  Login using your SPS computer credentials.

    Seattle Public Library (Use your library card or SPS/SPL Library Link account) 

    Access many databases from newspapers to encyclopedias, WOIS (Washington Occupational Index Survey) to learning a new language. Download movies, educational videos, and music. See attached documents Library Link_March 2020.pdf and LibraryLinkInstructions_Mar2020.pdf .

    King County Library (Seattle residents can apply for a free KCLS card)   for Online tutoring

    Project Gutenberg ( Free eBooks, primarily classics in the public domain. Better for older students as there are not many picture books. 

    Free Online YA Books:

    Online Culture (largest source of free audio books, courses for every subject, movies, textbooks, ebooks, and languages:

    The Electric Typewriter (essays and articles by the world's best journalists and writers): 

    Loyal Books (public domain ebooks and audio books) :

    Guggenheim Museum (free art books online):