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    Friday, 6/5 Message to Families
    Posted on 06/05/2020


    Dear Families,

    Let’s celebrate a few shining moments from school that are helping us navigate our days:  

    • "How Can I Keep From Singing"  from NHHS music students and staff.  Open this link to hear what is keeping us going and feeling a part of our community.

    • Film from our Saturday car, bike and foot parade for racial justice. We were overwhelmed by the hundreds of cars and families that took to Lake City Way to stand for justice. For almost two hours, 2,000 cars were bumper to bumper on both sides of Lake City Way with lights blinking and horns honking. Our gratitude to everyone who was one of the 2,000.

    • Happy Pride Month, Raider families!
    Students are welcome to join the Nathan Hale's Pride Club and Black Student Union for an online Zoom workshop aimed at tackling intersectional discrimination. Join us next Wednesday, June 10th, at 1:00 PM:
    Missed the Pride Assembly last Friday? Check out the recordings at:
    Missed the joint flag raising of the Pride flag and the Black Lives Matter flag last Monday? Check out the recordings at:

    You’re Invited to a Nathan Hale High School Virtual Meet and Greet Town Hall 
    When: Wednesday, June 17th from 7:00-8:00 PM 
    Information will be sent next week with the link to join the meeting. 

    Join the Nathan Hale community for our first ever Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17th from 7:00-8:00 PM. Students, families, alumni, staff and community members are all welcome to take part. 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 would like to understand what is important to our Nathan Hale community. If you would like to give input, suggest question or topic of interest, please submit using the following link [] by Thursday, June 11th. 

    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 are able to join us for this evening of celebration. 

    Senior Check-Out Day, Friday, June 12th
    9-11 AM          Last names A-J
    1-3 PM            Last names K-Z

    Senior students will need to turn in any borrowed laptops, textbooks or uniforms on Friday, June 12th.  They will also need to pay fees, fines and cost of missing books. Students not completing these activities will not be able to pick up their diploma in August so please try to complete these activities now while you can still find the books, etc.

    • 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.

    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. 

    If the hyperlink above does not work, here is the full link to the survey:

    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 Monday, June 15th for the Drive Through Graduation Experience. Remember the Virtual Graduation will be on YouTube on Tuesday, June 16th at 8:30 PM. More details will be sent out soon.

    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, etc.

    We have also purchased some back drops with the Nathan Hale logo and plan to have these back drops up during the day for photos. The back drops will be one of the stations during the drive through experience. Please be prepared to take a picture of your graduate. Please adhere to physical distancing requirements.

    Seattle Skills Center Summer Courses (incoming 9th grade to 12th grade)
    The Seattle Skills Center is preparing to offer a few remote learning courses from Tuesday, July 7th to Friday, July 31st in which students can earn a .5 HS Career and Technical Education credit. Since we won’t be able to provide the usual number and range of courses, we plan to prioritize space for 11th grade students who are not on track for graduation and who need CTE credits. Additionally, we may be able to offer credit earning internships and/or worksite learning experiences for students who have already taken qualifying courses, however, any in-person learning is contingent on many factors, and we are working with internal and external partners to determine if we can provide these kinds of learning experiences this summer. Registration opened on Wednesday, June 3rd. See this attached document, Skills Center 2 Page Informational, for class offerings and map of locations.

    Theatre next year at Nathan Hale!
    Signups for our Fall Play “Death by Dessert” by Nathan Hartswick will be posted beginning Wednesday, June 10th. You can sign up to act, paint, hang lights, bake stuff for concessions, design a poster, sew a costume, anything! Absolutely everyone is welcome to participate. No experience necessary. Signups will be on our website at, or reach out to Mr. Roby at Nathan Hale Theatre: Telling stories that matter…together.

    Be well,


    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, 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):