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    Friday, 5/8 Message to Families
    Posted on 05/08/2020

    Dear Families,

    Congratulations to our FFCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students as they participated in the Virtual State Conference all online this year. Many winners and gold awards to our students, and Cindy Jamieson, our FFCLA advisor, won the Advisor of the Year. Congratulations!

    May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 
    Join us in celebrating the rich heritage of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and API Americans. You can learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/asian-american-pacific-islander-heritage-month.htm. It is never a better time to learn more about API history and continue the fight against racism and xenophobia in the wake of COVID-19. The Nathan Hale Coalition of Asian and Pacific Students (CAPS) club is hosting an online Q&A forum via Instagram on Thursday, May 14th, 12:00 PM - please tune in @caps_nhhs.
    Opportunities for learning and exploring:
    • The Wing Luke Museum is currently screening Gum Saan to Golden Spike: https://digitalwingluke.org/programs
    • On Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th, PBS will be premiering Asian Americans, a five part documentary: https://www.pbs.org/show/asian-americans/
    • Find a mindful moment with the Smithsonian APA’s Care Package: https://smithsonianapa.org/care/

    Laptop Distribution
    We have been given some laptops to hand out to students at Nathan Hale. If you have not been able to make it to Ingraham to pick up a laptop, they will be available at Nathan Hale in the main entrance or west staff parking lot on Wednesday, May 13th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  Bring a bag to take the laptop home with you. We ask that if you are driving, to stay in your car and we will come to you to give you a laptop and cord. If you are walking up, we will have a separate line and ask that you practice physical distancing.  

    Senior Info 
    On Thursday, May 14th, all seniors should plan on coming to Nathan Hale between 10:00 AM and Noon to pick up graduation announcements and/or caps and gowns. Remember, stay in your car and drive through the student parking lot. If you do not have a car, you may walk through the parking lot to pick up your goodies. Last names A-L from 10:00-11:00 AM and last names M-Z from 11:00 AM – Noon please. Orders can still be placed through Wednesday, May 13th at Jostens.com or for caps and gowns only by clicking
    https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productDetail/1118532/Nathan-Hale-High-School/-/1299863625/CATALOG_REPOSITORY/Cap-and-Gown-Unit/1299863678/. Seniors, if you have any Nathan Hale textbooks, novels (specifically Dawn, or other titles from previous years), or equipment that you need to turn in, you can do this as well on Thursday.

    Senior students, if you have not already completed the survey about graduation, please do so before 5:00 PM TOMORROW, Saturday, May 9th. Thank you. For the graduation survey link, click here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WNEx1HRgMkiHg1Hqb23SJ2_G3eXwBmlErcKbqMsOLINUOE5HNVlTNjdITThSTjNLWEwyUE45QjlZSS4u

    NNHS seniors will soon have incredibly awesome signs to put in their windows or yards celebrating the NHHS Class of 2020! Thanks go out to Class of 2020 parents Meg Angell (organizer), Chris Settle (designer) and The NHHS Foundation and NHHS Community Organization for providing funding. Stay tuned for details about distribution.

    Advanced Placement Exams
    Join us in wishing our 141 Advanced Placement students good luck on their exams over the next two weeks. Preparation has been difficult under the circumstances, and the exam itself has changed drastically. Yet, so many of our Raiders persist despite obstacles! It is recommended that students check their technology and take a practice exam on the new online platform to get ready. For more information on the changes to AP exams due to school closures, please visit https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams or the Seattle Schools site, https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/faq/high_school_faq.  

    Returning school books, team uniforms and other materials
    For all students, if you find that you have Nathan Hale library books, team uniforms or other things that you need to turn in, we will have a turn-in box available for you Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the south entrance where Food Support is distributed to families.

    Take care,

    Jill

    Jill Hudson, Ed.D., Principal
    Nathan Hale High School
    206-252-3685

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

    Resources

    Seattle Public Schools COVID-19 webpage with updates
    https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update

    A perspective on Learning from Home
    https://www.heatheranneworld.com/post/homeschooling-is-not-the-same-as-crisis-schooling-advice-during-coronavirus-covid-19-shut-downs?fbclid=IwAR3jYbFKFyXenCENJ0txZ-YdXIsZV5nrZzCjiwiHHDZUCAIJbn224gTVKPM

    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
    http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19

    Social Care Network 
    https://www.auntbertha.com/

    Internet
    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). 
    https://www.internetessentials.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=IEHSI&utm_medium=Search&utm_content=IEHSI&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwZPJ5cuX6AIVwh6tBh3K-gC4EAAYASAAEgIW_vD_BwE

    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. https://www.wahbexchange.org/washington-healthplanfinder-extends-current-special-enrollment-period-gives-extra-month-for-uninsured-to-secure-health-coverage/. For Washington Health Benefit Exchange news updates: https://www.wahbexchange.org/category/in-the-news/

    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.
    https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=15858

    Seattle Public Library  spl.org (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) https://kcls.org/resources-types/databases/   for Online tutoring

    Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/) Free eBooks, primarily classics in the public domain. Better for older students as there are not many picture books. 

    Free Online YA Books: https://rivetedlit.com/free-reads/?fbclid=IwAR3cFH7MjgakBIfwtm4xT-TflbLkpNTEalfJEjwKRQ1LAPtAnS3P4jL4CZI

    Online Culture (largest source of free audio books, courses for every subject, movies, textbooks, ebooks, and languages:  http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

    The Electric Typewriter (essays and articles by the world's best journalists and writers): https://tetw.org/?fbclid=IwAR2A9mQipEuTEGkhKw11WBPiB0FruvzyBtfhh7gLUms2STyHecvwicBudwY 

    Loyal Books (public domain ebooks and audio books) : http://www.loyalbooks.com/?fbclid=IwAR2zMOVZ3iWWv00mhm6IItbZHBep-If8DOO4HppBXP6k-AW1vfbPeAnxU3I

    Guggenheim Museum (free art books online): https://mymodernmet.com/guggenheim-museum-free-books-online/