Friday 12/16 Message to Families
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I hope you are all looking forward to the much needed Winter Break. We have so much to be grateful for as we say goodbye to this year in preparation for the next. Thank you to all of our families who contributed the amazing breakfast items for our staff appreciation day this week. It was a delicious spread, one of the best ever! We are also grateful for the generosity of our families in our gift card drive and in our NHHS Foundation sponsored Giving Tuesday. The first half of the school year was successful due to the efforts of all of you, your students, our educators and our staff including our custodians and food service crew. The Nathan Hale community is strong and moving forward.
I look forward to coming back in our new year refreshed and energized. As a reminder, December 19th – January 2nd we are on Winter Break. School will start again on Tuesday, January 3rd.
All-School Events for your 2023 Calendars
Unity in the Community is coming Wednesday, January 25th. More information on this incredible day of workshops and activities planned and facilitated by our students will be coming your way after the break.
Bite of Hale, our all-school evening of food, fashion, families, fun, dance, and celebration is Wednesday, March 8th. We are excited to have our first Bite of Hale in-person since 2019 and we don’t want anyone in the community to miss out! Information on how families participate will be coming your way.
Last chance for Yearbooks at $65!
The yearbook is available for purchase through the end of December for $65. During Winter Break, yearbooks may be purchased through SchoolPay on the parent’s Source account. It will not be available for purchase after Winter Break in January but will be back on sale again in February for $70. And the price will go up again in the spring to $75. Order your yearbook now!
Upcoming District-wide Immunization Compliance Clinic, January 7th
Nathan Hale High School
10750 30 Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125
Date: Saturday January 7, 2023
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
Senior Information and Upcoming Deadlines
Senior families – stay out ahead of deadlines and “all-things-class of 2023”
Two Great Break Activities
Students can avoid building up fines by taking time during break to find books, uniforms or other materials that need to be returned to school. Fines build up quickly, and often can be avoided by doing a search at home, in cars and at friends’ houses. Another great break activity is to find any completed service learning forms at home that need to be turned in. We are asking all students to turn in any hours they have upon return to school after break.
Nathan Hale Theatre Spring Musical Signups
The Spring Musical is Hello, Dolly! Signups opened December 12th. No experience needed. There are lots of ways to participate! Auditions will be Tuesday, January 3rd. Sign up on the Nathan Hale Theatre website.
Office Closed During Winter Break
The building and office will be closed during Winter Break, though some winter sports teams will hold practices and games in the building with their coaches over the break. Check the Nathan Hale Metro League schedule website for game schedule; please check back often as schedules could change. The office and our staff look forward to seeing your students when we return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Have a restful break and a Happy New Year!
William Jackson, Ed.D. (he, him)
Nathan Hale High School