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    Friday, 6/12 Message to Families
    Posted on 06/12/2020

    Dear Families,

    Wow, what a whirlwind of a finish for our seniors.  We have been gathering all the awards for this esteemed group and will be sharing these at our drive through graduation event.  This group of seniors has also decided to host a protest prior to their graduation experience.  I could not think of a better learning experience to cap off their senior year.  I am proud and hopefully you all will help us keep everyone safe from 2-4 PM on Lake City between 110th and 125th.

    Again, here are the Drive Through Graduation Experience details:

    Nathan Hale High School, Class of 2020
    Drive Through Graduation Experience
    Monday, June 15th, 5-8 PM

    5-6 PM  Graduates with last Names A-G
    6-7 PM  Graduates with last Names H-N
    7-8 PM  Graduates with last Names O-Z

    We know that this is not what we had hoped for with graduation, however we want this and the online Virtual Graduation to be memorable experiences. We miss our seniors and look forward to celebrating on June 15th for the Drive Through Graduation Experience. Directions for having a smooth experience:  Please try to drive through the graduation parade in a vehicle, one vehicle per family. If you do not have access to a vehicle you may walk, however we must maintain 6 feet physical distance and this will be difficult with a lot of people walking so please try to be in a vehicle with your family.

    We would like to encourage you to have the graduate sit in the front seat on the passenger side unless the graduate is driving. On the rear window on the passenger side, please display an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with the graduate's full name clearly written in large letters.

    There will be approximately 10 stations for cars to pass by and pick up such things as graduation program, awards, diploma cover, pictures (taken by family), etc.

    We have also purchased some back drops with the Nathan Hale logo and plan to have these back drops up during the event for photos. The back drops will be one of the last stations during the drive through experience. Please be prepared to stop, get out of the car and take a picture of your graduate in front of the backdrop. Please adhere to physical distancing requirements.

    Remember the Virtual Graduation will be on YouTube on Tuesday, June 16th at 8:30 PM. Please click on this link to view it live at 8:30 PM:

    Senior Final Transcript Requests
    Seniors wanting transcripts sent to college and universities, please fill out the Final Transcript Request to provide us information on where to send your final transcript. After this form is complete, we will send your final transcript. Please note: this is the only way to get your final transcript sent. 

    If the hyperlink above does not work, here is the full link to the form to fill out:

    High School & Beyond Plan
    We need your help. We have over 80 students that have not yet completed their state graduation requirement, called the High School and Beyond Plan. This was originally a task with 4 components, and due to the closures, the district has reduced the requirement to just one component, called Naviance “Senior Graduation Survey”. This is not the survey that was sent several weeks ago about graduation ceremonies. This is a questionnaire that asks students about their post-secondary plans. The “Senior Graduation Survey” is on Naviance which is found by logging into the SPS student portal.

    Seniors received help with this during Senior Check-out today. Please ask your student if they have logged into Naviance to do this survey. If not, have them look at this website for instructions:

    If you are having trouble logging in to the SPS Student Portal, please use this back-up link to complete the survey without having to log in to the portal:

    Email your school counselor ASAP if you need help: for last names A-G; for last names H-N; for last names O-Z. This must be completed in order for your student to graduate. 

    LAST Locker Clean Out and Book Drop Off Day
    Did you miss the last locker clean out day and book drop off? Well, you are in luck! We will host our last one of the school year. The date will be Wednesday, June 17th from 12–3 PM only. Please make arrangements to drop off any overdue library books, return laptops (borrowed) and clean out your lockers. Whatever is left in the lockers will be emptied by our custodial staff. 

    You’re Invited to a Nathan Hale High School Virtual Meet and Greet Town Hall 
    When: Wednesday, June 17th from 7-8 PM
    (You do not need Microsoft Teams to view this live event, click ‘Watch on the Web Instead’ when prompted.) 

    Join the Nathan Hale community for our first ever Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17th from 7-8 PM. Students, families, alumni, staff and community members are all welcome to take part. You can join the Meet and Greet Town Hall using the following link:  

    The Meet and Greet Town Hall will give us an opportunity to thank Jill Hudson for her years of service as principal of NHHS and to welcome William Jackson in his new role as incoming principal.   

    We are all learning new ways to keep communication alive within our community and we are excited to give this one a try. We hope you join us for this evening of celebration. 

    Happy Pride Month! 
    This week, we invite you to celebrate with us by exploring LGBTQ books and movies. Here are some suggestions available through Seattle Public Library. If you have questions regarding access to your SPL/SPS partner account, please contact Nathan Hale Librarian Liz Crouse at or see this webpage for more information.  

    • SPL List of LGBTQ Fiction for Teens:
    • Hoopla LGBTQ Graphic Novels (always available):
    • Hoopla LGBTQ Movies (always available):

    Career Connections Information
    Launch206 Summer 2020 Internships - OPEN NOW

    Are you interested in technology, cooking, woodworking or engineering? Have you taken CTE courses in high school in one of these areas? Want to earn $1000 this summer? Then apply for the Launch206 internship program now and work from July 6 - 31, 2020 at an internship with exciting companies and organizations in Seattle! Applications due TODAY, Friday, June 12th.
    » Info and Apply

    Take care,


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



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    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, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. See here for login directions and top resources:  

    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):