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    Friday, 9/11 Message to Families
    Posted on 09/11/2020

    September 11, 2020, 

    Beloved Community, 

    I would like to take the time to share my appreciation to all of you for your patience and care as we worked through our remote Strong Start. Through this we learned a lot about our collective capacity, as educators and students. It is also important to share with you the hard work that our Nathan Hale teachers are doing to make the Team's remote classrooms work well. Next week, we begin our Academic Curriculum start, and we hope that this message gives you information needed to support in our transition from Strong Start to Academic Curriculum. 

    Remote Learning Schedule
    You will find our academic schedule at this link on our Nathan Hale website and included at the end of this message. This schedule will begin on Monday, September 14th.
    https://halehs.seattleschools.org/about/bell_schedule

    Remote Connectivity – Very Important to do this weekend!
    1. Restart Your Computer this Weekend:  Don’t forget to plug in your computer and restart your computer this weekend for important updates.  This should help your computer run faster. 
    2. Technology Support For Families:  Videos in various languages explaining how families can use Schoology, the Source, Teams and more...
     https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families 

    Student Laptop Service Center at Nathan Hale
    Starting next week, the district will begin staffing the Student Laptop Service Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 2:30pm. The door to the service center can be accessed from 110th at the end of the walkway located just west of the library. There will be maps on the doors to help orient you to the right door. No appointments necessary; it’s first come, first served.

    Schedules
    We continue to work through schedule issues. Counselors are working non-stop to get schedules resolved as quickly as possible. We are experiencing unprecedented scheduling issues which is frustrating for all. 

    We are also experiencing a Power School & Schoology situation beyond our building control for the following classes: Running Start for all periods, Humanities 10 with Mr. Mulder, Early and Late arrival for students, Native Education and all Japanese language courses. Tech support at the appropriate level is working on this high priority issue. 

    Low-cost Internet Services and Public WiFi Hotspots 
    ·        Comcast is providing low fee internet now to families qualify. 
    ·        Wave Internet: Eligible for those who qualify for assistance. 
    ·        Read about low-cost internet options for Seattle residents on the City of Seattle website
    ·        Public free hotspot locations: FREE around city of Seattle hotspots

    Student Identification  
    Normally, at this time of year, we would be working with our photographer to photograph our students for yearbook photos and student IDs. At this point, students are not able to enter the building for activities, including picture taking. We are working to resolve yearbook photos and will share information for how we will proceed once we have figured that out. 

    For students who need an official photo ID, we recommend that students locate ID cards from last year with the understanding that students nationwide are dealing with this issue and hopefully, there will be leeway in situations where photo ID is required. Another option is to consider getting a Washington State ID. The link for information is here https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/gettingidcard.html. There is a cost associated with this option.

    ORCA Card and Material Distribution
    All students enrolled at Nathan Hale High School receive an ORCA card free of charge. ORCA cards will be distributed at school on Wednesday afternoons at the front of the building. Please encourage your student to pick up their ORCA card.  We appreciate this city funded program and want to be sure we are not returning cards that have not been picked up. We want the city to know we don’t want this program to go away! 

    Wednesday afternoons will also be when teachers will distribute textbooks and other materials. Please only come to pick up class materials if instructed to do so by your teacher. 
    - Wednesday, September 16th, 1:00-4:00pm 
    - Wednesday, September 23rd, 1:00-4:00pm
    - Wednesday, September 30th, 1:00-4:00pm 

    Yearbook Distribution 
    2019-2020 Yearbooks will be distributed at the main west entry to students who purchased them as follows: 
    - Wednesday, September 16th:  Seniors from 1:00-4:00pm 
    - Wednesday, September 23rd:  Juniors from 1:00-4:00pm 
    - Wednesday, September 30th:  Sophomores from 1:00-4:00pm 

    Students should bring photo ID (photo ID from previous years is fine).

    Requesting Name and Gender Changes
    Students, parents or guardians may request a change of student gender and name by contacting the Seattle Public Schools admissions team. To change the name and/or gender of your student in our systems and records, please contact Faauu Manu, manager JSCEE services, fmmanu@seattleschools.org or 206-252-0205.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    William Jackson (Black|he,him)
    Principal
    Nathan Hale High School

    ACADEMIC SCHEDULE STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th

    Grade 9

    Mondays & Thursdays
    Morning Synchronous Learning Times (live instruction/blended learning)
    9:00-9:15 Check in with Mentorships
    9:25-10:45 Block 1
    10:55-12:15 Block 2
    12:20-1:10 Lunch and Enrichment
    Afternoon Asynchronous Learning Times (small group or independent work)
    1:15-2:30 Block 1
    2:35-3:50 Block 2
    4:00-4:50 Zero Period

    Tuesdays & Fridays
    Morning Synchronous Learning Times (live instruction/blended learning)
    9:00-9:15
     Check in with Mentorships
    9:25-10:15 Period 4
    10:25-11:15 Period 5
    11:25-12:15 Period 6
    12:20-1:10 Lunch and Enrichment

    Afternoon Asynchronous Learning Times (small group or independent work)
    1:15-2:00
     Period 4
    2:10-2:55 Period 5
    3:05-3:50 Period 6
    4:00-4:50 Zero Period

    Wednesdays
    9:00-9:50 Support 1-6
    10:00-11:00 Mentorship
    11:10-12:15 Support 1-6
    12:20-1:10 Lunch and Enrichment
    1:20-2:35 Support 1-6

    Grades 10 to 12

    Mondays & Thursdays
    Morning Synchronous Learning Times (live instruction/blended learning)
    9:00-9:15
     Check in with Mentorships
    9:25-10:15 Period 1
    10:25-11:15 Period 2
    11:25-12:15 Period 3
    12:20-1:10 Lunch and Enrichment
    Afternoon Asynchronous Learning Times (small group or independent work)
    1:15-2:00
     Period 1
    2:10-2:55 Period 2
    3:05-3:50 Period 3
    4:00-4:50 Zero Period

    Tuesdays & Fridays
    Morning Synchronous Learning Times (live instruction/blended learning)
    9:00-9:15
     Check in with Mentorships
    9:25-10:15 Period 4
    10:25-11:15 Period 5
    11:25-12:15 Period 6
    12:20-1:10 Lunch and Enrichment
    Afternoon Asynchronous Learning Times (small group or independent work)
    1:15-2:00
     Period 4
    2:10-2:55 Period 5
    3:05-3:50 Period 6
    4:00-4:50 Zero Period

    Wednesdays
    9:00-9:50 Support 1-6
    10:00-11:00 Mentorship
    11:10-12:15 Support 1-6
    12:20-1:10 Lunch and Enrichment
    1:20-2:35 Support 1-6

     

    Resources:
    HOW TO ACCESS YOUR CLASSES on SCHOOLOGY:  Log in as a Student
    Please visit www.seattleschools.org/StudentPW for detailed STUDENT log in steps. 
    Schoology Student Guide

    HOW TO ACCESS YOUR SCHEDULE on THE SOURCE
    If you haven’t located your class schedule yet, please be sure to login to The Source
    Information about The Source can be found here.
    Technical Tips about The Source can be found here

    HOW TO CONTACT YOUR TEACHER 
    If for some reason you are having trouble locating your teacher’s Schoology page, please email your teacher directly. You can find staff contact information on the Nathan Hale Website

    HOW TO ACCESS YOUR STUDENT EMAIL
    To better support remote learning, Seattle Public Schools is enabling student Microsoft Outlook email accounts. Please take the steps to access your student email account as this is where school and course related information for students will be sent!