Jan 18th: MLK day, no school.
Jan 25th: No-School/Grading Day
4 Day School Weeks. Due to non-student days on Monday January 18th (MLK Holiday) and Monday January 25th (teacher work day - end of Semester), we will have a 1-7 schedule on both Tuesdays 1/19 and 1/26. Classes will be 30 minutes in length, and there is a virtual MLK Assembly for all students on 1/19.
Feb 15th-19th: Mid Winter Break
Check Out GMI: these are the student announcements from our Video Production and Broadcast class!
From our Administration Team:
To the Families of Inglemoor High School,
We hope that this message finds you all safe and with a healthy outlet to process your feelings and emotions regarding last week's events at our Capitol Building in Washington D.C. We highly encourage students to discuss thoughts and feelings with a parent, trusted adult, or friend.
There are many repercussions that will come out of what occurred at the Capitol Building. Some of those include the feeling that our Government and buildings aren’t as safe or secure as we may have thought, recognition of the inequities in how this event was handled in contrast to last spring and early summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, or uncertainty of what the future holds. We may be feeling scared, angry, frustrated, unvalued, anxious, or isolated. We want you to know that those are all valid and justified feelings right now and you are not alone.
We also want to make sure that you know no matter how you’re feeling right now, that at Inglemoor, you’re valued, cared for, loved, and embraced. To ensure that all members of our community feel that way, it is important that we do establish norms before discussing a topic or events that may solicit so much emotion. It is also important that we have avenues to escape or detach or process. Here are some example norms that could help, followed by strategies for stepping away, processing, or reducing anxiety that you may be feeling.
Here is a link to discussion norms and strategies for processing and coping.
If You Need to Talk to Someone:
If you don’t have anyone to talk to, please reach out to your guidance counselor. Their email can be found here. We also have a Mental Health Specialist available to talk, and your Guidance Counselor can put you in contact with him.
Overall, keep in mind that we are all in this together, and we need to make sure we practice healthy processing and de-escalation strategies. So let’s join together and make sure that we take care of ourselves and each other during such a time. Please remember that if you need help or someone to talk to, you have it at Inglemoor. We all are here for you.
The Inglemoor Administration Team
Adam Desautels, Erica Hill, Shawn Rainwater and Joe Mismas
Annual Required Forms Available on ParentVUE
Annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:
State Attendance Letter
Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
Student Housing Questionnaire
Immunization Record Sharing Form
Typically, these forms are included in welcome back packets, but because of COVID-19 they have been moved online to ParentVUE. We ask that you login to ParentVUE to view these forms. If you’ve never logged into ParentVUE, you will find instructions on how to do so when you click the link above. Please know that when you next login to ParentVUE, you will be prompted to download, read, and take action for each of the forms listed above. Additionally, secondary students will be prompted to download, read, and acknowledge the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook when they login to StudentVUE. Please complete these forms ASAP. Learn more by visiting our District website.
Parent Education Resources: End of Semester Study Tips for Students.
Hello Inglemoor Families!
We hope you feel relaxed and rejuvenated as we head back to school just in time for wrapping up our first semester and diving into finals week. By now students should have a good idea of what to expect as we reach the end of the term and students should be working with teachers to turn in any outstanding assignments. Remember, communication with teachers is key to make sure that everyone is on the same page and up to date with academic expectations.
Below are some additional tips for students preparing for finals. Spending a little extra time for personal care and organization will help reduce anxiety and stress related to finals and we are all here to help our Viking Family on the path to success this semester and this school year.
Study Tips for Success:
REVIEW - Reiew the weekly Study Guides and Notes from Class. Check for any recorded lessons or PowerPoint presentations to help you study. Set small specific goals to help you achieve success in your classes such as study for a set amount of time each day. Turn in missing assignments with the biggest impact on your grade and ask questions!
CREATE - Create a designated study area. It should be a quiet and comfortable location. Do not study where you have distractions (i.e. near tv, video games, noise etc.) and turn your phone off for a designated amount of time to avoid distractions and interruptions.
MANAGE - Manage your time well. Make schedules and a to-do list and stick to it! Cross those assignments and study sessions off your list! You will feel more accomplished when you can physically see the completed tasks on your list!
BE POSITIVE - Develop a positive attitude toward your schoolwork. School is important for achieving your long-term goals. Find practical applications in what you learn. Get to know your teachers - They want to get to know you too! This relationship building will help in so many ways, so give it a shot! What do you have to lose?
We wish all of our Vikings the best of luck finishing off this semester and please don't hesitate to reach out to teachers and counselors with any questions or concerns.
Because of the importance of student attendance, Inglemoor will now be notifying parents/guardians of daily absences using our Robo Call system. If your child is going to be absent, please email the attendance office prior to the absence or no later than 48 hours after the absence.
If your child engages asynchronously, the Robo Call will be a reminder that your student has work to complete and after completing the work, they should email the teacher confirming that the assignment was completed asynchronously.
Wednesdays are still school days. Even though there are no live sessions for students, they are expected to work asynchronously on homework or other assignments. Teachers still take attendance on Wednesdays, and the only way a student can be marked absent is if they miss their scheduled office hours meeting with a teacher. If you receive a robo call about your student on Wednesday evening, it is due to them missing this scheduled office hour meeting.
Just a friendly reminder that Parents/Guardians need to excuse their student's absences within 72 hours (this has just been changed from 48 hours) of the absence occurring. To excuse, please call 425-408-7210 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your students first and last name, ID # and what periods/days they will be missing so our attendance secretary can correctly code it. Thank you!
Also, Teachers can mark students absent if they are not participating and there is a blank screen. Please email if you have any questions regarding this process. Thank you for your continued support through these unprecedented times.
Cookie Raffle. PTSA is starting a monthly cookie raffle for Seniors. Please click this link to enter.
This is a reminder that we are asking for verification of your Senior's name for their High School Diploma. The senior can access the form needed via this link using their Inglemoor Google account.
Scholarship Foundation of Northshore scholarships close February 16th, 2021. Scholarships are for Northshore School District students only. Scholarships are based on a wide range of criteria, all seniors who are planning to go to any type of higher education next year should apply HERE.
College and Career Planning Resources: HERE
Virtual College Visits:
IHS students can sign up for Virtual College Visits in Naviance. This is a great opportunity to talk to college admission representatives!
If your student is thinking about going to college, talk to them about what schools they think may be a good fit for them. For a COMPLETE list of college visits, please go to Naviance.
When you click on the Naviance icon/button it will go directly into the student's Naviance account.
Once you are signed in to Naviance:
You will find a WHAT’S NEW section on the bottom right of the page.
Click on SHOW MORE for a complete list of college visits.
Click on MORE INFO & REGISTER in order to register for a college visit.
On the day of the visit, log-in to Naviance and the virtual link will be active at the scheduled time.
Class of 2021: High School and Beyond Plan is due at the end of January.
COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP drop-in sessions! Mr. Allen will be available every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am to help answer college application questions. Just go to Allen's Zoom Room and he’ll get to you as soon as he can!
News From the School Nurse:
Changes in Immunization Requirements:
Starting August 1, 2020, all immunization records turned in to schools or childcare centers are required by state law to be medically verified. This means immunization records turned in to the school must be from a health care provider, or you must attach paperwork from a health care provider to your handwritten form that shows your child’s records are accurate. In addition, a complete immunization history is required prior to school attendance – there is no longer a 30-day grace period to submit missing vaccination dates.
Only health care provider verified vaccination records are accepted; we can no longer accept parent reported vaccination dates.
We can no longer grant a 30-day grace period to assemble missing records.
Parents and guardians of students whose records are out of compliance will be notified by the school nurse. Please follow up with your health care provider and submit updated records by email or fax (contact info below).
Please know that students will be unable to receive in-person instruction until their required immunizations are completed and appropriate documentation is submitted.
If your child already meets immunization requirements and has records on file with the school, you do not need to do anything. If you aren’t sure, compliance can be checked online or by checking with your health care provider.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the Inglemoor High School Nurses.
Carol Ward, RN and Masumi Rinaldi, RN
Fax: 425 408-7356
News from the IB Coordinators:
For the Parents/Guardians of the Classes of 2021 & 2022
The end of the semester falls on January 22 and your student may have some finals and some Internal Assessment deadlines. Students will also have diploma-related responsibilities related to the TOK Essay, the Extended Essay and CAS. It can be a stressful time especially for students who tend to "put off" this work. Students may also be stressed due to the fact that the first semester grades will be the last marks many colleges will see before they make admission decisions.
For students who need help with prioritizing their academic responsibilities, encourage them to speak with their teachers, their counselors or one of us.
We're here to help.
Chris McQueen and Amy Monaghan
Extended Essay and CAS Coordinator
Counselor Contact Information:
Counselors are available to help and would love to hear from students and families.
Jennifer Orhuozee (Works with students with the last name starting with A-Ek)
Lettie Hobbins (Works with students with the last name starting with El-KL)
Ruth Krochmalny (Works with students with the last name starting with Kn-O)
Loni Tighe (Works with students with the last name starting with P-Sa)
Jessica Parrott (Works with students with the last name starting with Sc-Z)
From the Registrar:
Semester 1 Final Marks
The last day of first semester is January 22nd. Families can expect their student’s report card to be arriving home approximately the first week in February. Please note if you have moved and need to update your address you will want to contact our office as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding address changes or updates, please contact the Counseling Office at Mholladay@nsd.org or Rgoodman@nsd.org.
From Our Mental Health Counselor Caleb Visser:
I am expecting January and February to be difficult months for students and for parents. One of my main concerns as a clinician who cares for teens is to open compassionate spaces. Internally in the form of more generous and caring self-talk, also externally, in relationships between friends and family members.
Nearly all of us are more agitated and anxious at baseline than we've been (I include myself here), and that can hurt our capacity for empathy and understanding. I made some videos over break, and my aim is to help teenagers and parents understand more about why this year is so hard on students. I use knowledge mostly compiled from Daniel Siegel's wonderful book "Brainstorm", which is helpful both for its scientific rigor and its accessibility.
Here's a link to the first of a series of four videos on the ESSENCE of adolescence, from this link, you should be able to find the other three I published at the beginning of January.
I hope this helps a little, and I hope we all find extra compassion for our teenagers and ourselves. I care about you all! We'll make it through this together.
If you or anyone you know would like to consider donating to our InvestEd Fund, we can assure you that all money goes directly into the school's account, which is managed by the counseling department. InvestEd has very defined standards for how they allow us to use the money, but it always goes to individual students to support their basic needs or engagement with school. The best part about this fund is that it does not require any student to jump through hoops or fill out paperwork, it is simply a request that goes through the counseling department and we take care of it from there.
So far this year, we have used the money to support families with utility bills, warm winter clothing, groceries, and most recently, tutoring supports for our most at-risk students. If you would like to know more, you can read information about the program on their website. Families that are interested in having their money go to Inglemoor students directly can currently send a check to our bookkeeper, with a note that they would like the funds to be distributed in our InvestEd account. There are no fees associated with the account and our bookkeeper, Lesley Clawson is always sure to get the funding to us asap. Feel free to connect with her directly.
Is your student interested in reading and competing against other schools with a group of friends or other Vikings? The Northshore School District high school librarians would like to invite students to form a team to compete in this year's all-district Battle of the Books. They can gather together four friends who like to read and sign up to be a team or sign up as an individual to be placed on a team! The booklist is finalized so they can now begin to read! In the spring, all the district teams will compete to see which team knows the books best and is the district champion!
Curbside Materials Service and Deliveries!! Every Wednesday from 11-2 we are in the back of the library/outside the Little Theater for curbside pickup of library and classroom supplies and a school bus is also providing a limited delivery of items to four stops within our service area.
Please go HERE for the Library and Classroom Supply information, request form, and bus route.
Book Drive info: The book drive is still happening! If you'd like a book (or to make a request) please click here.
This is the final chance to buy a senior ad for your senior student.
We need all purchases made as well as photographs and messages submitted before January 31.
Visit our website for information or search for “Scandia yearbook” or contact Senior Ads Editors Tenny Larsen and Misato Okamoto or call adviser Zane Mills at 425 408 7251.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Student Financial Resources Available: If students are in need of financial assistance with any school costs (e.g., lunch, field trips, etc.) please have students reach out to their counselor or administrator.
From the ASB:
Many students and families have reached out to us about purchasing ASB cards. Currently, ASB cards can only be purchased for students who are involved in a club that is attending conferences or competing. ASB card fees will be assessed to individual student accounts as the club member names are provided to us from the advisors. This year, cards will be broken up into semester 1 and semester 2. Each semester will have a $30 ASB card. This means that if a club or activity only competes during one semester the student will only be charged $30 for the semester that their club or activity is competing in. This formula will also be applied to sports when they begin as well.
As we enter different stages in the Northshore Learning Model Status, ASB cards may be available for purchase by all students. We will continue to update you as we enter new stages.
Clubs and Common Interest Groups:
Club & Common Interest Group meetings are starting! All Vikings are encouraged and welcome to join any of our 40+ student organizations. Here is the full list of IHS student organizations meeting times & days: 2020-2021 Club Info. Students, don't worry if you missed any information sessions, you can watch Club Information Session Recordings by signing in with your student email and contact advisors with questions.
You are also welcome to form your own club or Common Interest Group! Just follow the steps outlined on the ASB Website.
From Design for Change Club:
Fill out a short survey about your experiences in quarantine!
At Design for Change, we wanted to research about how COVID-19 has impacted students at Inglemoor, so we would like to learn about how COVID-19 and quarantine has impacted YOU during this difficult time. Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out this short and anonymous survey, and for more information, please check out our Instagram @ihsdesignforchange or visit our website!
For any questions around ASB cards, activities or clubs please contact Elisabeth Kowalski.
Nordic News is continuing to publish our work online at nordicnews.net! We have multiple articles a week, and we now have a podcast, a review web show, and a photojournalism page.
Follow us on Instagram @ihsnordicnews! We thank you for your support!
PTSA needs you! We welcome everyone to join the PTSA. School looks different this year, and the needs are different. PTSA is actively responding to the different needs, finding new ways to support students, their families, and teachers. We would love your help and input.
Join PTSA today, membership is $15 for an individual, or $28 for a family membership.
Cookie Raffle. PTSA is starting a monthly cookie raffle for Seniors. Please click to enter.
Thank You and Celebrations:
Congratulations to Ellis Evans, who is the Viking of the Month for December!
Huge Kudos to Feeding America Club! They dropped off about 700 pounds of food to Woodinville Foodbank and 700 pounds of food at Lifeline in Seattle. Thank you to all of the families that donated!
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