April 12-16: Spring Break
Check Out GMI: these are the student announcements from our Video Production and Broadcast class!
Parent Education Resources: Concert Hall
Although Inglemoor has been closed to the public, construction on the new Music Performance Hall has continued to transform the IHS campus throughout the months of February and March. The gas line connection from the existing site to the new facility was completed and we are well on our way to completing the project by the end of 2021.
With conditioning and sports starting for student athletes, the project team made modifications to the construction site to create a safe path for students to access the athletic facilities. Ample lighting was added to the path too. The new concert hall will accommodate approximately 750 seats and add classroom and instruction space to Inglemoor High School. You can follow our construction progress and see updates here.
Students and staff are eagerly awaiting the completion of the new facility, which is scheduled to open sometime next winter. You can view time-lapse photos of the construction progress here.
Throughout this year our Music Department has continued to amaze us with online performances showcasing the talents of our students. Charlie Fix, our band and orchestra teacher, has continued to engage students with new challenges, and even some distanced marching band practices! Our IHS Chamber Orchestra students presented another outstanding recital performance last week, and I wanted to share the performance with all of you. Here is a link to the Chamber Orchestra's virtual performance of Bach’s Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 - commonly known as “Air on the G-String.” It's a beautiful piece of music, and the students’ performance is fantastic. You can view the entire recital here - which includes the Bach as well as some smaller ensembles and an outstanding cello solo by Eric Schindler. Our IHS choir also performed an incredible performance of the National Anthem that is not to be missed! Nathional Anthem Performed by IHS Choir.
For more information on how your student can join the IHS Music programs, check out our website for opportunities to register to learn piano, guitar, drums, violin, sign in our choir and so much more. We are excited for what the future holds for our talented IHS students and we look forward to sharing a concert in person in the new Music Performance hall when it is completed!
Hello IHS Families and Students,
Registration is upon us! The Counseling team is excited to be registering students for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. We realize there will be so many questions this time around, and we are doing our best to put out as much information as possible in the coming weeks!
Although we do not know the status of in-person/hybrid schooling for the fall, we will still be registering students for the standard 7 period day.
Here is a PDF of upcoming key dates and guidance related to your student’s registration.
We want you to be proactive in the registration process! You began by watching a registration video on our return from mid-winter break, Monday (2/22) during your morning classes. If you do not attend morning classes at Inglemoor, don’t worry, we will have you covered! All of this information will be recorded for viewing on our website under the Course Registration tab. You will receive a detailed explanation about our course options so you are able to make good and accurate decisions on your course selection.
To find more information:
· Please visit the counseling website regularly! We will be posting updates often, including any recorded sessions.
· All Webinars and FAQ Friday sessions will be recorded and posted to the counseling website, as well as Schoology.
· Consult the Course Description Catalog found on our Counseling Website
· Attend an information session:
*IB Information will be prerecorded and posted online. It will be available to access throughout the registration period.
* WANiC Information Session - Wednesday, March 17th online from 10:00-11:00 am
* Running Start Information Session - Wednesday, March 17th online from 1:00-2:00 pm
*IHS Electives- Please take a look at our thorough presentation on the various options.
* Ask your teachers for recommendations- they can point you in the right direction!
Please be sure to go through all of the many resources we have online and attend any relevant information before contacting your counselor with questions. To make sure that everyone receives this important information, we are dedicating the majority of our 1:1 time to our students in specialized programs.
We respectfully request that any necessary individual student meetings with counselors wait until the end of March when our class registration visits have concluded.
FREE Parent Education Series for all Inglemoor Parents & Caregivers
· 5 online video modules (watch at your convenience)
· Twice monthly live coaching zoom calls (optional)
“As a parent of multiple teens, I thought that I knew most parenting tricks and tips. However, after learning and practicing “The 5 Must Have Parenting Tools”, our family is much more capable of managing during this stressful and unpredictable time. I have the skills to support my children, and they have learned skills to help themselves. I am so thankful for this parenting series.”
Program for Parents/Caregivers. Anchored Families is founded upon the principles of joy, connection and trauma informed practices. How we show up for ourselves and our kids impacts our ability to experience joy and true connection. Now, more than ever, is the time to deepen adult well-being and confidence by focusing on creating trauma-informed environments for families through a holistic approach that includes considerable and sustainable care for the adults. To support parents in doing just that, Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC has created an innovative online course composed of five asynchronous modules accessible any time throughout the subscription year, a workbook and twice monthly live online coaching where parents can dive deeper into implementation and practice of the 5 Must Have Tools In Your Parenting Toolbox. By intentionally practicing these tools, we can learn to model the very skills we want our kids to emulate. The course was created using concepts from evidence-based practices such as Positive Discipline (a parenting approach that is culturally responsive and mutually respectful of kids and adults) and social and emotional learning competencies from The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Please see this flyer for more detailed information.
We are bringing this program to our parent/caregiver community because of expressed need for Parent Education during remote learning. This program was created because many of you expressed that you want to connect with other parents and they are open to trying new programs. We realize parents and caregivers are now taking on more roles in the household, and we want to help you develop some new ways to structure your home environment so that everyone in the household feels as fulfilled and successful as possible. This course will give everyone an opportunity to learn new tools that can be introduced into the home that create a better home and remote learning environment for your teen.
Participation in this program is free of cost, and all parents/caregivers can join by contacting email@example.com for the information to sign in. You can complete the course at your own pace now through the end of the current school year. It is just for Inglemoor families. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.
Hello Senior Class Parents and Students!
A tradition at Inglemoor High School is to create a slideshow for the seniors to celebrate our K-12 years. The slideshow is usually shown at the end of the senior assembly. We will be showcasing this video at our Senior Breakfast on June 14th. We want to collect photos now to be prepared. Starting now (3/15) until 4/30 we need you to submit pictures of your student. These pictures need to show groups of 3 or more, be school appropriate and cannot be selfies.
Please submit the pictures with the subject line: Senior Slideshow picture to https://firstname.lastname@example.org
To Inglemoor High School Seniors,
We are excited to announce that we have received approval for an in-person on campus activity at IHS. Over the past couple of years students have been painting the concrete pillars on our campus as a way to transform our campus and make sure our student voices and talents are on display at IHS. This also will make our school feel more welcoming when we do return in person and will give students a chance to leave a legacy on our campus.
Pillar painting will be open to Seniors only until Spring Break. Beginning after Spring Break, we will open this up to all students.
Here is the process if you are interested in painting a pillar.
Email a draft, design or sketch to Mr. Rainwater.
Once approved, arrange with Mr. Rainwater for the location of materials, time you'll be painting, and other details.
Please ensure your pillar is completed within the timeline set by Mr. Rainwater.
Note: Designs that are Inglemoor-specific (i.e., black & gold; Vikings, etc.) can be featured on the pillars in front of the school (top of the main staircase) and other designs will be featured elsewhere on campus.
Students may participate in this activity individually or in groups of up to 3. All students who participate must stay at their selected pillar for distancing purposes, wear a mask while on campus, and follow all other health and safety protocols. Further details will be shared with individuals who choose to paint a pillar.
Please stay tuned for more information on other on-campus Senior activities that are currently being planned.
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.
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.
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:
New Immunization Laws:
Revised immunization laws went into effect August 1, 2020 for childcare, preschools, and K-12 campuses. New students must have medically verified documentation of required immunizations on file the first day of in-person instruction. (Parent reported vaccination dates and the 30-day grace period to report vaccination dates are no longer accepted).
Medically verified includes one of the following:
A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (available on MyIR or through your health care provider) · A hardcopy of a CIS form with handwritten vaccination dates AND healthcare provider signature · A hardcopy of a CIS form AND immunization records from a healthcare provider attached
Families can check immunization status, identify missing vaccines, and print the Certificate of Immunization Status using MyIR, a portal of the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS).
Please know that students whose vaccination status is “Out of Compliance” will be unable to receive in-person instruction or participate in activities on campus (including athletics) until required immunizations are complete and medically verified documentation is on file with the school nurse.
Please help ensure that your school community is protected from vaccine preventable diseases during the pandemic. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse or your health care provider.
Carol Ward, RN and Masumi Rinaldi, RN
Fax: 425 408-7356 Washington State Immunization Requirements for School Attendance
News from the IB Coordinators:
MAY 2021 EXAM SESSION UPDATE:
In the last few weeks the IB Coordinators and Inglemoor and Northshore Administrators have been seeking input from all stakeholders to determine the feasibility of holding in-person IB Examinations in May. After careful consideration we have determined that we would be unable to assure that we could provide a testing environment in an equitable manner in which all students would feel safe.
Inglemoor High School WILL NOT be holding in-person (or remote) IB exams in May of 2021. This decision was made in the interests of safety and equity, as well as in the interest of providing our students the surest beneficial route to positive assessment outcomes. Instead of in-person exams, IBO is allowing schools the option to use a slightly modified version of the assessment model from May 2020. In this model, students will still submit Internal Assessment (and if their subject requires it, External Assessment) work. IBO will evaluate this work, along with Predicted Grades for each student as submitted by their teachers. IBO has created an algorithm based upon the last 22 years of Inglemoor results in order to determine and award accurate scores. Last year, Inglemoor scores were slightly above our historical averages. We expect a similar outcome this year.
Students should look for guidance from their teachers as to what work will be submitted to IBO as well as any deadlines for the submission of that work. These deadlines have already been provided to the IB teachers and they are already in the process of supporting students to complete this required work.
Thank you all for your patience about this matter.
For the Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023
We encourage interested students and parents to watch our IB Information Video for the Class of 2023.
Students interested in pursuing the full Diploma Program should complete the 2023 IB Diploma Class Statement of Interest. We recommend that you complete this form with your parent or guardian. Please understand that this form does not register you for classes. It’s simply a way for you to plan for your diploma and it helps the IB Coordinators plan for the 2021-2022 academic year.
To register for IB classes, go to the Counseling page.
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 Our Mental Health Counselor Caleb Visser:
I am expecting March to be a difficult month 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 previously (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.
I've recently been reading Dr. Lisa Damour, a psychologist who has authored two brilliant books about the stressed facing teenage girls. Under Pressure and Untangled are both highly recommended and very affordable. I recently stumbled on her podcast for parents, and an extraordinarily helpful episode released last week, where she chats about navigating the challenges of online education with teenagers. If you've not heard of Damour, I think you will find her very practical and helpful. You can check out the episode here: and subscribe to her podcast "Ask Lisa: The Psychology and Parenting".
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.
TOOLS FOR TEENS: See flyer below this section.
STRESS MANAGEMENT & EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE
About this Event
Based on evidenced-based curriculum, this 8-week experiential program for teens ages 14-18 provides practices and tools to manage stress, increase feelings of happiness and well-being, and promote emotional resilience. Sessions include discussion related to well-being, mindfulness and other practices, intentional movement, and creative projects.
Instructors: Kim Armstrong, Kara-Lee Ruotolo, Tai Velasquez
Cost: $245-355 (Scholarships available)
More info here.
Did you leave behind an ASL 3 Ring Binder at IHS last March?
If you would like to pick it up, please come by the library back door during any Wednesday 11am-1pm, or let email@example.com know that you will want it saved for you, but you can't make it in to pick it up on Wednesdays.
Sign up form for Curbside Materials Service and Deliveries!!
Every Wednesday from 11-1 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.
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:
ASB Exec Election Timeline
ASB Executive Applications now open
Are you interested in making a difference at IHS? Do you want to utilize your leadership skills to change the climate and culture of Inglemoor High School? Consider applying to be an ASB exec officer for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are now open.
Application (Application Questions & Leader Code) Due March 19 by 3 PM Completed via google forms.
Teacher Recommendations Due March 19 by 3 PM Completed via google docs
Interviews Week of March 22 Via zoom
Social Media post & flyer doc Due March 26 by 3 PM emailed to Mrs. Kowalski
Election Video Due March 26 by 3 PM
emailed to Mrs. Kowalski
Speeches & flyer doc as well as an election link emailed to students March 31
Election Day! March 31
Voting online 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Did your student have a class fee or an ASB club fee during first Semester? To see if your student has an outstanding fee, please take a moment to log into your family's TouchBase account. To access your account online, you need an official parent TouchBase login (this is different from ParentVue). Email Mrs. Clawson to obtain your family's username and password.
A fee that has not been paid or cleared does become a fine--there is no late fee added, but any fines that are still unpaid at the end of the school year will limit your student's ability to receive a yearbook or transcript copies for colleges. Financial assistance is available. Please contact your guidance counselor if you need help covering the cost of your fees. If you have any questions about your account, please contact Mrs. Clawson or your counselor who are happy to help.
Seniors, are you interested in joining a IHS seniors only Minecraft world? Check your student email for information on how you can join the IHS seniors Minecraft server. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Kowalski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
From Design for Change Club:
Hello IHS Vikings!
We are Design for Change, a new club at Inglemoor this year! Our club is currently holding a project that involves collecting short videos or audio files of a wide array of people answering the question, "What are you most hopeful for in your future?" The goal we have in mind is to help students connect with family and friends to learn about their stories, or learn more about themselves. If you are interested in helping us with our project, here are the requirements of the video!
1. Must be a video file. If you are not comfortable with showing your face, a high-quality audio file is acceptable as well. The video is preferred to be under five minutes long, although we would be happy to accept any longer videos you may have!
2. Some of the suggested prompts you may answer in your video include the following:
a. What are you most hopeful for in your future? This can be in the
near future, or much later, such as hopes for future careers and jobs.
b. What is something that motivates or drives you?
c. What is something you would like to achieve?
d. What advice would you have for the younger generation?
e. What is something you have learned about yourself during quarantine?
f. What was the first thing you wanted to be in your future? How is this different from what you want to be now? What inspired you to change your mind or stick to that goal?
g. What is something you are proud of yourself for?
h. What has made you laugh recently?
i. What is one goal you have right now?
j. Who is someone you look up to?
k. What is something you have learned about yourself?
If you have any other prompts you would like to answer, please include them in your video, we would love to hear it!
3. The video can be your own responses to prompts, or you may interview family members or friends. People of all ages are welcome, so please feel free to interview your grandparents, parents, or siblings!
4. Please keep the video school-appropriate.
5. The video must be a high-quality video with a clear view of your face and no distracting background noises or scenes. Responses must be clear and audible. We may contact you if the responses are not clear.
6. Please submit your video to this Google Form. You will need to sign a video and photo consent form to acknowledge your participation in our project.
Thank you so much for your participation!
Inglemoor Design for Change
Inglemoor's Multicultural Club would like to invite students to open discussion sessions on sensitive and culturally-relevant global topics, or join cultural education seminars! These will be separate from regular club timings, and everyone is invited regardless of being a club member.
If interested, please fill out the following Google Form :
🌍 We hope you will take this opportunity to experience Multicultural Club!
From Inglemoor's Feeding America Club:
Come Donate to the St. Patrick Day Food Drive at Inglemoor! It will be on Wednesday, March 17th from 11 am-1 pm. 4 cans/food items equals 1 hour for honor society, and you can earn 2 hours max. Hours work for both individual and Valhalla. You can donate canned tuna, canned chicken, beans, peanut/nut butter, canned fruit or vegetables, rice, pasta, boxed/canned meals, baby food, pasta sauce, cereal, etc. Donations will go to Northwest Harvest and Woodinville Storehouse and you can drop off your items in the bus loop. We hope to see you there!
Athletics have started!
The district has created a page on their website to view streaming events for athletics:
Check out Nordic News where you'll find this article on paid internships for students. At the bottom of the article are links to 11 paid opportunities your student might be interested in!
Inglemoor's award-winning Nordic News is excited to accept applications for next year's class! This class is for 10th-12th graders who are excited about newswriting, photography, graphic art, layout, and design. Students will spend time outside of class to complete issues, and they have the opportunity to attend conferences and competitions. Our application can be accessed HERE.
News sent out a link that doesn't work for non-nsd accounts. We'd love for you to still access and read our latest issue using the new link.
Nordic is writing articles about student experiences and opinions regarding the COVID vaccine, hybrid learning, and in-person IB/AP exams, and we'd love your input! Please click on and complete each survey if you'd like to help.
COVID Vaccine Survey
Hybrid Learning/In-Person IB/AP Exams Survey
The Nordic Staff
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.
Thank You and Celebrations:
IHS wants to congratulate our 2021 National Merit Scholarship Finalists:
He, Margaret C
Kolde, Sebastian Z
Leotta, Sofia J
Roberts, Dace K
Wijeratna, Kimaya A
Great job on this significant accomplishment, we are proud of you!!
Congrats to Girls Soccer on the 4-0 win over NCHS!
Please join me in congratulating our DECA SCDC winners highlighted below in the next level DECA announcement!! We are proud to have 17 students qualified for the Virtual International Career and Development conference in April.
Also, a big thank you to all our SCDC competitors for their hard work and dedication!
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