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Friday 1/6 Message to Families

Beloved Community,

I hope you had a great Winter Break and are feeling rested as we start our new year, 2023! It was a great first week back from break, and we are excited to build on this strong start as we close out our semester. Next Wednesday, January 11th, we have our Martin Luther King Jr. assembly, which will honor the legacy of Dr. King and the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, January 16th in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

IMPORTANT Yearbook Info for Seniors

Last call for senior portrait submissions! Portraits that are not submitted by Monday, January 16th will not be in the yearbook. To submit a senior portrait:

  • Visit hjeshare.com 
  • Type in the school code “nathanhale”, all lowercase with no spaces  
  • Fill out the contact form, then select “Upload Your Portrait”

Students who don’t submit a senior portrait will have their school ID photo published in the yearbook instead. If they also didn’t take a school ID photo this year, they will be listed under “Not Pictured”. January 16th is a hard deadline and there will not be an extension. If you have any questions, please contact: yearbooknathanhale@gmail.com.

The Heritage yearbook staffers are accepting senior baby pictures until Friday, January 13th for their annual yearbook spread. To submit a baby picture of your senior, email yearbooknathanhale@gmail.com with the subject line “Senior baby pictures” and attach a photo. Please include the student’s full name with your photo.

District-wide Immunization Compliance Clinic, January 7th

This clinic is for any SPS student who needs their vaccinations for school. Please enter through doors on west side of the building closest to the Staff/Visitor Parking lot. 

Nathan Hale High School
10750 30 Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125
Date: Saturday January 7, 2023
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Medical Provider: Kaiser Permanente

Vaccines Offered: Tdap/Td/DtaP, IPV, MMR, Var, Hep B, Hep A, MCV, HPV, flu, Pfizer Bivalent Booster 5-11, 12+

Clinic open to all SPS students (ages 5-19) regardless of immigration status. Students must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Please bring: immunization record if available.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Winter Ball

Come chaperone Winter Ball! Friday, January 27th at the Leif Erickson Hall in Ballard.

To volunteer, send an email to  nhhs2024asb@gmail.com with your contact information. If you have not yet filled out the SPS required volunteer paperwork, there is time before the ball. For forms and details, go to https://halehs.seattleschools.org/get-involved/volunteer/. This is a fun, dress up night for students and chaperones alike.  

Senate

The NHHS Senate is our building leadership team. Senate is looking for a ninth grade representative and a tenth grade representative. The commitment is attending two meetings a month in person at NHHS from 4 – 5pm. Consider being a part of our student, staff and parent/guardian decision making body. For more information or to volunteer as a Senate representative, please contact Senate Chair Tony Renouard at twrenouard@seattleschools.org.

From the Counseling Office

Second semester schedules are now on the Source. Please review the second semester schedules and if there you are missing a class, or want to change an Elective course, your student should visit the counseling office during drop-in hours (before/after school or lunch time) or email their counselor. Counselors are determined by your student’s last name.

Kristen Patterson: A-Gom, kvpatterson@seattleschools.org

Kristie Thompson: Gon – N, kcthompson@seattleschools.org

Kelly Creech: O-Z, klcreech@seattleschools.org

It was nice to have a short week to ease us back into the routines of school. Enjoy the weekend!

With love,

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