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    Friday, 11/6 Message to Families
    Posted on 11/06/2020

    Beloved Community - 

    We are excited that we have completed quarter one. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through remote learning together. November is Native American Heritage Month and Nathan Hale’s Native Club is planning a video assembly that will be presented later this month during Mentorship class on Wednesday, November 18th. Stay tuned for more details! Please review this message for important information for the coming week, including a couple of fundraisers (one of them tomorrow!) organized by student groups.

    Veterans Day Closures

    Please note these closures on the NHHS Campus on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th.
    Food distribution, FamilyWorks Family Resource Center, Teen Health Center, Technology Resource Center, NHHS Library check-out and class materials distribution will all be closed this Wednesday. 

    Save The Date! Remote Community Connection on Monday, November 16th at 6:00pm 

    Please join us to hear from SPS staff Carri Campbell and Sherri Kokx as they share this year’s strategic plan goals and answer any questions families might have about the district’s strategic work during remote learning and beyond: : Click here to join the meeting 

    Join Our Community Voice Committee – Message from Senate Student Representative

    Hello, Hale Community! My name is Paul Yoon and I am currently the 10th grade Senate Representative. I am planning to start a subcommittee called Community Voice. This subcommittee is about working on current problems that many students face. Currently, I want to work with a variety of parents, students, and teachers to tackle the issue of student workload. Please if you are interested let me know by emailing here: by Friday, November 13th. Also, please reach out to Ms. Volkman at I want to plan quickly so we can make a proposal before we start winter break or at the latest early January (due to winter break). Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Yearbook Portraits - Deadline Friday, November 20th

    All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will take and submit their own yearbook portraits this year! Our video tutorial walks you carefully through each step of the process. Alternatively, the same instructions are also available in the form of an infographic.
    Video tutorial: Nathan Hale Yearbook Portrait Tutorial (2020-2021)
    Infographic: How to Submit Your Own Yearbook Portrait
    (Seniors have a unique set of instructions for submitting senior portraits. CLICK HERE to view them.)

    Submit your portraits before November 20th, 2020!
    Contact the Nathan Hale yearbook team if you have any questions.
    Instagram: @nhhs_yearbook2020

    Mock Trial Club Fundraiser TOMORROW, Saturday, November 7th

    Mock Trial Club is holding a fundraiser this Saturday, November 7th, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lake City Chipotle. All you have to do is tell the cashier that you are there in support of Nathan Hale Mock Trial and some of the proceeds will go towards the club. You can also use the promo code NXMKCVK for online orders. 

    November NHHS Distribution Days

    During November, our distribution of library books, textbooks and other materials will have an adjusted schedule to accommodate school holidays and professional development events. Here are the revised dates/times for library services in November:

             Wednesday, November 11th, CLOSED for Veterans Day holiday
             Thursday, November 12 from 1:00-4:00 pm
             Wednesday, November 18 from 12:00-3:00 pm
             Wednesday, November 25 from 12:00-3:00 pm

    Students and families are invited to browse the books on display, or log into the library catalog and place holds on the books they want to read. This month is Native American Heritage Month, and the Hale library added quite a few new books by Native authors to our collection. These books will be on display all month long. Additionally, Ms. West is also now offering online book recommendations. Students can fill out a short form at to get personalized recommendations of books currently available in the Hale library! To view the library catalog online and place books on hold for Curbside Checkout, please visit Students can log into the catalog with their regular SPS username and password. Ms. West looks forward to meeting students who come to check out books. There is always information about the library available on Schoology and on Instagram @raiderreaderslib. Please reach out to Ms. West at if you have questions about Curbside Checkout, textbook distribution, or anything else about the library!

    Dignity for Divas Sock Drive

    This year, National Honor Society is partnering with Dignity For Divas for their annual 10 for 10 Sock Drive! Dignity for Divas is an organization that supports homeless women and children in the Seattle area. Every year, they collect ten thousand socks to donate to Seattle homeless shelters because socks are the most highly requested item in shelters. NHS’ goal is to raise enough money to purchase 500 pairs of socks. Help us reach our goal by donating through SchoolPay (which can be accessed through a parent’s source account). Even though we aren’t able to accept physical sock donations, you can still donate them symbolically. We are accepting donations until Thursday, November 19th. You can also help us fundraise by eating at MOD Pizza in Lake Forest Park on Sunday, November 15th and saying you’re with NHS at checkout! If you order online, use the coupon code GR168694N to make sure 20% of your meal is donated!

    Parents of Seniors: NHHS 2 Part Financial Aid Workshop 

    Date: November 16th and 18th 
    November 16th: In this workshop there will be a financial aid presentation facilitated by the Seattle Promise Staff. The workshop will conclude with students and parents setting up their FSA IDs and WAFSA Accounts 
    November 18th: In this workshop students will complete their financial aid applications with possibility for further breakout room assistance with questions. 
    See the attached Financial Aid flyer for the QR code to easily RSVP, and for what to bring to the workshops.
    Where Zoom Meeting:
    M E E T I N G I D : 9 1 7 0 6 2 8 9 6 9 8
    P A S S C O D E : 0 3 7 1 5 6

    Seattle Promise Scholarship Workshops and Application Information - ALL Graduating Seniors Qualify for Free Seattle Colleges Tuition!

    Seniors are able to apply for up to two years (or 90 credits) of free college tuition plus support services to help with the transition from high school through college. All Seattle Public School high school graduates are eligible regardless of their grade point average (GPA), family income, test scores or country of birth.  The deadline to apply for the Seattle Promise scholarship is February 1st. Seniors interested in attending North, Central, or South Seattle College and receiving the Seattle Promise Scholarship can get support with the application by connecting Francisco Ramos from Seattle Promise. He will be assisting students with the application process and can also be reached by email at

    Seattle Promise Information Sessions 
    Learn how Seattle Public Schools 2021 graduates can apply for the Seattle Promise scholarship. Students and families are welcome to attend an upcoming Seattle Promise scholarship workshop.  

    Workshop Date



    Monday, November 9


    Amharic & English

    Tuesday, November 10


    Somali & English

    Thursday, November 12


    Vietnamese & English

    Monday, November 16


    Tigrinya & English

    Tuesday, November 17


    Cantonese & English

    Join the workshops online:
    Join the workshops by phone: Call 253-215-8782 Enter meeting ID: 425 999 2863
    RSVP here: 

    Washington State History

    If your student has not completed Washington State History (offered in 7th or 8th grade) please contact their counselor to take care of this graduation requirement. You can find your student’s counselor by referring to the NHHS Counseling webpage.

    Family Resource Center on NHHS Campus Now Open Wednesdays starting November 18th

    To meet the basic needs of Seattle Public School families across the north end, FamilyWorks and Seattle Public Schools are opening a satellite family resource center, located at the South side of Nathan Hale High School. FamilyWorks will be onsite at Nathan Hale High School each Wednesday from 12:45 to 3:00pm. The FamilyWorks Family Resource Center is a warm and inviting place that offers programs and services designed to support families. At the Center, families will be connected to knowledgeable and friendly staff who can assist with rental assistance applications, enrollment in public benefits, and will help families navigate a vast network of community resources. FamilyWorks offers a free diaper program, free clothing, books and toys for children of all ages, and weekly groceries at its food bank, available through its Wallingford location: 1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle. FamilyWorks also helps families to connect within their community by offering multilingual playgroups, parent support networks, and other enrichment activities for families. Services will be offered in English, Spanish, and Somali. To reach FamilyWorks outside of its hours at Nathan Hale High School, please call (206) 694-6727.

    Free Virtual Tutoring through Seattle Public Library

    With remote schooling in full swing, The Seattle Public Library is delighted to announce that it is now offering free, one-on-one virtual tutoring for Seattle youth in grades K through 12 through Seattle students can connect through the Library’s platform at to get instant access to expert tutors, who can help students with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in many subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. One-on-one help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more. You can connect to virtual tutors seven days a week from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm in English and Spanish and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Vietnamese. Many resources are available 24/7.  To access virtual tutoring through The Seattle Public Library, go to and log in with your Library card or Library Link number and PIN to request a tutor. Any student enrolled in Seattle Public Schools can log in with their student ID number through Library Link; go to to find out how.

    School-Day PSAT and SAT

    Seattle Public Schools has canceled the January administration of the school day PSAT & PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board will not be providing additional school-day administration dates for the PSAT/NMSQT during the 2020-21 school year. 

    The PSAT/NMSQT is the route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Since students were unable to take the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (offered in October 2020 and January 2021) due to school closures, students may use SAT scores as alternative method for entry requirements. Information can be found in the attached document - Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Please make sure to note all requirements and deadlines outlined in the document. Questions specific to National Merit Scholarship Program should be directed to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation or the College Board

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    With love,

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