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    Friday, 9/25 Message to Families
    Posted on 09/25/2020

    Beloved Community,

    This week, Mentorship teachers launched the first of our Digital Citizenship lessons. The purpose of this work is to establish safe classrooms for all, students and teachers alike, and to build awareness of the reality and responsibilities of having and managing a digital presence. Attached is the Student Learning Digital Agreement students will be signing and will be presenting to you for your signature. Thank you for going over this with your student. We will soon be establishing a link on our website to the Digital Citizenship lessons our students will be working on over the next several weeks. This is work that would have served us well to do from the earliest days of social media and cell phones as gradually, our students started navigating worlds beyond our reach. Now, school is a part of their digital world and we will be supporting them as they build skills that will last long into their future.  

    Join Our School Senate!
    The Nathan Hale Senate, our building leadership team is currently looking for parents and guardians to fill representative positions. Our mission is to provide for a school and community wide collaborative decision-making process that develops and sustains an organizational structure for the effective management of Nathan Hale High School in the service of our community.

    We currently have four open positions, for parents/guardians/students’-adults of 10th grade, 11th grade, Special Education, and English Language Learners. Please consider becoming a voting member of our team. We need to hear all of your voices!  

    If you are interested in getting involved and having your voice heard, please contact Rebecca Padilla (rmpadilla@seattleschools.org). And remember, while there are specified voting memberships, everyone is welcome to attend Senate meetings and participate in the conversations! 

    The Senate meets in the afternoon twice monthly.

    Career Connected Learning
    Nathan Hale students can earn high school credit for their current job.

    Student Requirements:
    • At Least 16 years of age
    • Taken or are enrolled in a CTE course (Career Connections works)
    • Employment relates to HSBP (High School and Beyond Plan)
    • Demonstrates maturity and specific skills to be successful in the workplace
    • Work 180 hours per semester to earn .5 CTE credit.

    Enrollment Forms need to be completed before Thursday, October 1st so students can get enough hours to earn credit for Fall Semester. For more information please contact Cindy Jamieson, Career Connected Learning Coordinator cljamieson@seattleschools.org.

    College Possible at Nathan Hale! 
    College Possible is an AmeriCorps program and provides 100% free college preparation for low income students.

    They are currently in the middle of our recruitment process for Juniors and Seniors this year. Eligibility criteria include:
       -2.0 GPA or higher
       -Family/support system income below $75,000 annually or 200% of the federal poverty level. Students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch or College Bound would also meet this guideline
      -Students who will be committed to participating in College Possible programming
    The priority deadline for application is Wednesday, September 30th. You can apply at https://collegepossible.org/programs/student-resources/join/ and contact Rachel or Caleb with any questions:
        Juniors: Rachel Johnson (she/her) rjohnson2@collegepossible.org
        Seniors: Caleb Tizon (he/him) ctizon@collegepossible.org

    Club Fair
    Club Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 7th during Mentorship on MSTeams.  If your student is a part of a club and wants to participate, have them contact Mr. Renouard, twrenouard@seattleschools.org.

    Associated Student Body
    Welcome your new ASNH officers for 2020-2021! President Christa, Vice President Felix, Secretary Simone, and Treasurer Johnny.

    National Honor Society (NHS)
    Students are invited to attend our information session on Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00pm to learn about NHS and what we do. NHS is a great way to participate in community service, learn leadership skills, and prepare for college or a career. Check out our website (halenhsclub.godaddysites.com) and instagram (NHHS.NHS) for more information. Info session: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75491588221?pwd=T2dKRWhxTnQzdnV3aHExODRoZ0RmQT09

    Hot Spots 
    Students can come to Technology Resource Center at Nathan Hale and get hotspots issued if they meet the basic eligibility i.e. eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program/ Free or Reduced Lunch, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.   

    Entrance to the Tech Resource Center is accessed from NE 110th Street closer to the athletic fields – the walkway just west of the library. There are maps on doors to help direct you. Parking is available on 110th. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am - 2:30pm. Closed for lunch 11:00am - 11:30am.  

    Material Distribution
    This is happening Wednesday, September 30th from 12:00 – 4:00pm. Please let your students know they can pick up the following items:

    • Orca Cards
    • 2019-20 Yearbooks for all grades
    • Diplomas 
    • Textbooks (please only come if your student was instructed to by their teacher)
    • Library book check-out

    Start of School Forms and Information 
    Last week families should have received an email from our school titled NHHS Start of School Forms: Due 9/30. This email has links to important forms for families to complete including the FERPA form and the Free & Reduced Lunch Application. Both the FERPA form and the online Data Verification Form accessed through the Source are due Wednesday, September 30th. Also, families need to submit a new Free & Reduced Lunch Application every year even if they were approved last year. If you did not receive the email, it is also posted under News on the Nathan Hale website. If you have any questions about forms, please contact Rae Keyes at rkkeyes@seattleschools.org.

    The Teen Health Clinic  
    located inside Nathan Hale high school is open!  The clinic has a mental health therapist, nurse practitioners, and a clinic coordinator.  In person appointments are available for sports physicals and vaccines.  You can schedule phone visits to discuss health concerns, or to connect with our mental health therapist. Please call 206-302-1840 to access services at the Teen Health Center. 
    Do you want to know more?  check out this link: https://youtu.be/bT_ZvbDP-B4   

    Drive Through Flu Clinic at Nathan Hale
    Seattle Visiting Nurses and Seattle Public Schools has one more Drive Through Flu Clinic this year for Nathan Hale on Monday, September 28th, 9:00am – 5:00pm. This clinic will be held in our West parking lot. Go to the Flu Clinic webpage to sign up for an appointment time.  

     

    Raider Gear 
    Soon to be announced – how to purchase NHHS sweatshirts and other Raider Gear. Our Raider Gear coordinators are putting together a plan for online sales. Information will be found in the bulletin and on the NHHS Sports Boosters when sales are launched. 

    Senior Photographs for Yearbook 
    Senior families- time to upload senior portraits for yearbook!

    Deadline: Senior photos are due November 20th, 2020
    Photo size: Photos must be either 1.5 x 2" or 3 x 4.5"
    Resolution: Minimum resolution is 300 DPI
    File type: Photos must be submitted as JPG files

    How to submit your senior portrait:
    • Go to HJeshare.com
    • Type in the school code "nathanhale"
    • Fill out the form thoroughly and accurately
    • Select and upload your photo
    Questions may be directed to: yearbooknathanhale@gmail.com

    The fall rainy weather has arrived…at least for now. We’re grateful since it's a tremendous improvement over last week! Enjoy the weekend!

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