Friday 1/14 Message to Families

Beloved Community,

I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to some dry weather for the long weekend. In the message below, we include a “Respect The House” YouTube video made by our students, information about Yearbook Grad Ads, and our FAQ for COVID and it’s impact on teaching and learning at Nathan Hale High School. Lastly, as a reminder, there is no school this upcoming Monday, January 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I think of Dr. King and his work each week when I begin our Friday Message with Beloved Community.

Respect the House

Our ASB has relaunched our “Respect the House” campaign. Please remind your students pick up after themselves and to help keep up a safe, clean and healthy learning environment. Watch and share this student produced short video: https://youtu.be/9NqGqDrJ360.

Student Rally

A student-led rally was held this morning in front of the John Stanford Center focused on COVID safety and gun safety. Our students decided not to hold a walkout today. Instead, they wrote and read an announcement at 11:00am as an act of solidarity.

Senior Grad Ads

Senior families! Yearbook Grad Ads are on sale from now until March 11th, 2022. What is a Grad Ad? It is a way to honor your senior in the yearbook with a fun message and photos. Space is limited, so purchase now to guarantee a spot for your senior. Follow the instructions below:

•             Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/
•             Type in the school code “7408”
•             Click “Start Your Ad”

Updated COVID FAQ

Other SPS school buildings are experiencing COVID related closures. Will Nathan Hale be going to remote learning? We are all starting to see more building closures. For SPS up-to-date school closure information, see the District News page on School Changes: https://www.seattleschools.org/news/school-changes/.

At this point, instruction at Nathan Hale is in-person. If we are notified we are moving to remote instruction, we will notify you. We do request that students keep their laptops accessible and updated by restarting them frequently in the event that instruction becomes remote.

What determines the closing of a SPS school building? Read the factors and data points that officials are monitoring on the district COVID-19 January Update page: https://www.seattleschools.org/news/covid-19-update-january/.

Finals Schedule for Semester 1

All families should have received an email from the school on Monday with the finals schedule for Tuesday, 1/25 through Thursday, 1/27. It is available on the Nathan Hale website calendar (click on the “Finals” entry for each date and you will see the schedule for that day). It is also included with this message below my signature.

With love,   

William Jackson, Ed.D. (he,him)
Principal
Nathan Hale High School   

TUESDAY, 1/25 – PERIODS 1 & 4

Grades 10 – 12

Tutorial                8:45 – 10:15
1st period            10:20 – 12:20
Mentorship         12:25 – 12:55
Lunch                  1:00 – 1:30
4th period            1:35 – 3:35

Grade 9

Tutorial                8:45 – 10:15
Block I                10:20 – 11:20 *
Block II               11:20 – 12:20
Mentorship         12:25 – 12:55
Lunch                  1:00 – 1:30
4th period            1:35 – 3:35

*students travel quietly from block classes

WEDNESDAY, 1/26 – PERIODS 2 & 5

Grades 10 – 12

Tutorial                8:45 – 9:35
2nd period           9:40 – 11:40
Lunch                 11:45 – 12:15
5th period           12:20 – 2:20

Grade 9

Tutorial                8:45 – 9:35
Block I                 9:40 – 10:40 *
Block II                10:40 – 11:40
Lunch                  11:45 – 12:15
5th period            12:20 – 2:20

*students travel quietly from block classes

THURSDAY, 1/27 – PERIODS 3 & 6

Grades 10 – 12

Tutorial                8:45 – 10:15
3rd period            10:20 – 12:20
Mentorship          12:25 – 12:55
Lunch                   1:00 – 1:30
6th period             1:35 – 3:35

Grade 9

Tutorial                8:45 – 10:15
Block I                10:20 – 11:20 *
Block I                11:20 – 12:20
Mentorship         12:25 – 12:55
Lunch                  1:00 – 1:30
6th period            1:35 – 3:35

*students travel quietly from block classes