April 12-16: Spring Break
April 19th: Hybrid Learning Begins
Hello Viking Families!
As we prepare for students to return to campus, we are in need of every parent to fill out the below linked form stating if you intend for your student to return to in person learning, or continue with remote learning from home. We are asking all parents to thoughtfully consider your choice and complete the form sharing your choice as soon as possible.
We hope to have all responses documented by March 30th at Noon. Thank you in advance for your time.
If your student is struggling with low grades in school, missing work, low attendance, or struggling with mental health challenges or anxiety, we recommend that your student come back to school in person beginning April 19th.
If your family is unsure whether or not your student is going to come back in person, our recommendation is that you select yes to in-person hybrid learning. At worst, this will cause us to overestimate the number of students coming back in our planning, which is a more manageable situation for us than if we underestimate. If you select yes to coming back in person, we anticipate it being okay to return to remote learning if that works better for your child.
Also, please know that we are currently working on the following regarding re-opening:
-An FAQ document,
-A description of what a "day in the life" of an in-person hybrid student will look like
-Orientation for our Freshmen and new students who've never been on campus
-A webpage that will store all of this above information along with the link to the health check form, maps, and other important information.
Check Out GMI: these are the student announcements from our Video Production and Broadcast class!
Parent Education Resources: Student Success Strategies
As parents and educators we are always searching for ways to help our students to be successful. The tricky part is that teenagers are still maturing and adapting to everyday stressors and sometimes life gets in the way of finding a success strategy.
As some of us transition back onto the IHS Campus, and some of us continue to learn remotely, we are surely going to face some stressful days and confusing processes. We found this article to be very helpful in guiding techniques to improve executive functioning in teens (and to be honest, they are great tips for grownups too!). We hope you find the time during the upcoming spring break to be restful and to connect with your teen. We are all looking forward to finding great success and connections with our students in the coming months!
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.
To Inglemoor High School Seniors:
We are so excited to invite you all to the Senior Picnic on the IHS football field from 1-3 PM on Wednesday March 31st.
Here are the details:
What: Senior Picnic
Where: IHS football field
When: 1- 3pm
What to bring: a blanket (you will use this to sit on) & a snack if you want.
This event is for IHS Seniors only.
For seniors to Sign up for this event, please click on this link.
Here are a couple other things about how this will work.
Seniors who want to attend will need to get to IHS campus around 1pm bringing a regular to large sized blanket (4-5 feet in size, larger than a towel). Those driving will need to park near the IHS bus loop.
All students that attend must wear a mask at all times. Students may take masks off when eating and/or drinking.
Prior to arrival, Seniors will need to fill out the IHS attestation form. This form will be sent out prior to the event.
When Seniors leave their car, they must bring their blanket with them to the football field. Students will enter the field area through the single person entryway nearest to the bottom of the stands. Once through the gate, student temperatures will be checked and attestation forms confirmed.
Once on the field, Seniors will find a spot of their choice on the field, lay out their blanket, and will sit on the blanket.
Note* the blanket denotes boundaries for social distancing. Students are not to share blankets.
Students are to stay in the field area the entire time. If you need to use the bathroom during this event, you may use the bathrooms near the little theatre.
This event is for IHS seniors only. Guests will not be allowed.
Students will not be allowed to wander the campus during this event. It must be contained to the football field and track so supervisors can ensure health and safety guidelines are being followed.
If you want to get up and walk during this event, please use the track and keep 6 feet of distance from others.
Students are welcome to bring food and beverages but must be mindful to eat only on their blanket and not spill onto the turf. Additionally, our Parents of Graduating Seniors group will be providing small snacks and Jones Soda during this event.
Further details, including the attestation form will be sent out 1-2 days ahead of the planned event.
Please don’t forget to sign up, and we look forward to seeing you on March 31st at 1pm!
The Inglemoor High School Staff
Cap and Gown Distribution: See flyer below this section.
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.
Important Graduation Requirement - High School & Beyond Plan Overdue
Many seniors have finished their High School & Beyond Plan, however we still have students who need to finish a few tasks. Please check in with your senior and encourage them to finish as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Allen, College & Career Counselor or Mrs. Allen, College & Career Secretary.
Jim Allen - email@example.com
Lisa Allen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Need More Help? High School & Beyond Task Videos
Join Mr. Allen's zoom room on Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 AM. Allen's Zoom Room
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
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 whose vaccination status is “out of compliance” will be unable to receive in-person instruction or participate in activities on campus until required immunizations are complete and medically verified, OR laboratory evidence of immunity is received, ORl a signed exemption form is on file with the school nurse.
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 at MyIR.net.
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 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 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 logging in with their student email address. We recommend that you complete this form with your parent or guardian. Please understand that this form does not register you for classes. It is 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.
From the IB Booster Board
Dear IB parents and guardians,
Thanks to everyone who responded to the call for CAS volunteers at the beginning of the year. Elizabeth Lund now has the entire class of 2021 covered, as well as the diploma class of 2022.
IB Boosters continues to support student learning in IB English classes and foreign languages with classroom grants. If your workplace offers matching grants, please consider filling out the form for company matching. It is easy to become a member at the IB Boosters website.
To those families who have already become members, thank you so much! Your support, particularly this year, has provided consistent financial support to our IB staff.
We know that as the Class of 2021 brings their high school career to a close, there is a desire to recognize their many achievements. At the district level, planning for year-end activities is underway. The IB Coordinators are tracking this process very closely and as soon as these plans begin to take shape, they will communicate that information to the Boosters and the parents. We appreciate your patience as we await direction from NSD.
Wishing you all continued health and resilience,
The IB Booster Board
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 April 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.
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.
Curbside Materials Service!!
Library books and class/school materials will be available for curbside pick up/return each Wednesday from 11:00-1:00 outside the Little Theater at the Library back door. There is also limited home delivery of items by librarians. As of 3/17/21, there are no more bus deliveries or collection.
Is your student done with a book/textbook? You can return it on Wednesdays, or wait until June for the school materials collection days. Your student should use this link for the Library and Classroom Supply information and request form.
READING: Visit the catalog for materials in both print and digital formats. KCLS has a vast collection of digital materials available for students at kcls.org/students. Use the OverDrive app to access both KCLS and Northshore’s digital collections: Directions Also, a Northshore Foundation Books Group has a garage full of free books for students. Lots of high school titles. Click here to request books delivered by parents to students’ porches!
RESEARCH: IHS librarians are here to help students with their RESEARCH needs. They can use the links on the Library page to find resources and to contact us for help and support.
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.
Help us re-stock our Viking snack cupboards:Teachers and staff would be delighted to have easy to grab-and-go items for students who are hungry at school.
We will need items kids can eat easily passing between classes or standing outside the classroom door for a couple minutes. We need to avoid items that require cooking, utensils, or slow eating.
Requested items: granola bars, meat sticks, dried fruit, nut, or trail mix packs, cracker bags, bottled water, etc.
Donations can be dropped off at the Library back door any Wednesday 11am-1pm, or at other times as arranged.
Contact Julie Westerbeck, Librarian, with questions.
From the ASB:
ASB Exec Election Timeline
Election Day! March 31
Voting online 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Link Crew: Attention all current Sophomores and Juniors! If you are interested in being a Link Crew Leader for next school year, we would love to have you apply. We are looking for kind, helpful students who want to contribute to welcoming the incoming Freshman class to IHS next year. Applications will be sent out via email and posted on the IHS homepage on April 5th. Please check your student NSD email or see the IHS homepage for the link to the application. Applications are due by no later than 3pm on April 26th, which is after Spring Break.
Class Office Positions: Hey Viks! 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 class officer for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications will open on April 1st. Students click here to review the Class Officer packet and deadlines. Click here to complete the online Class Officer application. All applications need to be submitted by students via this google doc by April 23rd at 3 pm. Please email Mrs. Kowalski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a current ASB executive officer for more information.
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.
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.
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 by students HERE.
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:
Congrats to Senior Julianna “Juju” Barker. She is a member of the G02 ECNL team at Sounders FC youth affiliate PacNW. Juju will be graduating from Inglemoor High School in 2021 and has committed to play soccer for Oregon State next year.
As the youngest of four children, Juju has learned that everyone can make an impact in their community no matter what age they are. Over the past year, she has volunteered at the Northwest Harvest food bank, St. John's preschool, and The Gymnastics Connection in her community. She also participated in the Inglemoor Gives Back food drive at her high school. Juju is an exemplary person on and off the field, and Sounders FC Academy partners are proud to have her as their Community MVP.
Way to go TSA! (Technology Student Assoc.) they just completed their Virtual State Competition & here are the results:
1st: Kelly Leong, Nadia Teng
3rd: Margaret He, Abby Reed, Grace Shen
2nd: Julie Aldar, Lilllian Han, Grace Liu, Sydney Nielsen
CAD 3D, Engineering
3rd: Rishi Roy
1st: Josephine Anderson
Data Science and Analytics
3rd Tie: Rohan Simha
Debating Technology Issues
4th: Margaret He, Aditi Saraf
Digital Video Production
2nd: Kylie Chang, Yoshi Li
Essays on Technology
3rd: Katie Li
Future Technology Teacher
5th: Ishita Jain
3rd: Aditi Saraf
3rd: Cathy Zhao
5th: Eleanor Lynch
2nd: Justin Chae
Technology Problem Solving
3rd: Aditi Saraf, Jenny Shyu
2nd: Lillian Han, Sydney Nielsen
5th: Aditi Saraf, Siddharth Saraf
Please join us in celebrating all 50+ members who participated in Washington TSA States this weekend! We are so proud of each and everyone who competed and want to wish a special congratulations to those who were finalists in their events and placed! Congrats everyone - time for nationals!
If you are an Inglemoor related group and want information to go out to the parent community, please email email@example.com.