November 11th: Veterans Day, no school.
November 26th and 27th: Thanksgiving Break.
PSAT testing will be offered January 26, 2021. More details will be coming in December.
Check Out GMI: these are the student announcements from our Video Production and Broadcast class!
This election is one that is garnering significant attention and unusually high levels of participation. That is what a healthy democracy does; we participate and care deeply about what is best for each member of our community. Regardless of how it goes, we need to make sure to use respectful language, process verbally with our families, and always focus on non-violence. We must be kind to one another and thoughtful about the example we are setting for the next generation, those young and watching. As we traverse the coming week of votes and decisions; words matter and perhaps our actions matter even more.
Voter Registration Information. The PowerPoint below has information about voter registration. All students who are seventeen and a half years old or older may register to vote. Voting is so important and is how we let our elected officials know what we need.
Parent Education Resources of the week - Topic: Mental Health:
From our Mental Health Specialist Caleb Visser
I have a young nephew, he’s 3, who plays hard. He sprints around on hardwood floors, throws himself off couches, and often falls and runs into things. He’s doing something new these days, shouting “I’m OK! I’m OK!” right after he hurts himself. He’ll squirm away from any attempt to help or console. He’s trying to be independent, which is great. He also has me thinking of how hard it is to ask for help or receive it. Most of us would much rather say “I’m OK! I’m OK!”, even as we’re on the floor in pain.
Of course, we’re mostly not OK much of the time. We need help. Famous psychologist Brene Brown has a brilliantly titled book “I Thought it was Just Me (but it isn’t)”. The problem with “I’m OK!”, is it keeps us from connecting with people around us who are also feeling afraid or desperate. It’s not just you. We all need help.
The school asked me to offer some mental health resources to families. So keep reading if you need some help, and please know you’re not alone.
If you need help maintaining structure and balance in your life, or in your teenager’s life, look at Daniel Siegel’s “Healthy Mind Platter”. Siegel offers a daily brain “diet”, encouraging activities in 7 areas. This is a practical way to move toward increased emotional well-being. https://www.drdansiegel.com/resources/healthy_mind_platter/
If you need help slowing down or feel like you spend your days in “fight or flight”, please look at the increasingly popular app Headspace. Personally, I’ve had a full subscription for several years. Headspace could not make meditation any simpler. There are cute animations that introduce certain concepts. Start with the introduction class and set the timer for 2 minutes. Just start! https://www.headspace.com/.
If you need help working through panic, or negative thought patterns, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that continues to be popular. If you go to your doctor with mental health concerns, they are likely to refer you to a CBT-practicing therapist. There are several apps which make CBT easily accessible. Read about some here.
If you’re a parent who needs help, and want to connect with a therapist, just call your insurance and ask to be referred. Look for someone with experience! It’s my own belief that experience is everything in mental health. If you don’t have insurance and are worried about cost, check out OPEN PATH collective, which works to make therapy affordable to everyone. https://openpathcollective.org/.
If you need a few strategies for chilling out, please check out my youtube channel. It’s not highly produced (I just barely know how to turn on my computer), but it’s heartfelt, and I’ve made it with IHS students in mind. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsONAHY5kYc8Kk2Dh8fa2eg.
Mostly, if you need help, please be courageous and tell someone. It’s a harrowing time, and many of us are maxed out, chronically worried, and trapped in a home with people we love who also drive us crazy. People often come to therapy looking for “coping skills”, and I always tell them their best coping skill is their people. Reaching out is a (sometimes excruciating) exercise in vulnerability. Still, when we finally say “I need help”, we often find that it isn’t just us.
IHS Robo Calls Starting 10/26/20
Because of the importance of student attendance, on Monday, 10/26 Inglemoor will notifying parents/guardians of daily absences using our Robo Call system. If your child is going to be absent, please email the attendance office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Just a friendly reminder that Parents/Guardians need to excuse their student's absences within 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!
Class of 2021 webpage is up!
Please check out the Senior Parent Information Night presentation that is on the Class of 2021 link above. It's a 45 minute explanation of everything parents need to know about Senior year!
FAFSA and WSFA
Are students feeling overwhelmed with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Washington State Financial Aid applications? Cascadia College Financial Aid office is here to offer some support. Whether students have a quick question or would like to have a 1:1 walk-through, we are here.
Thursday, November 5 - 6:00p-8:00p
Friday, November 13 - 10:00a-12:00p
Link for FAFSA/WASFA Drop-in
Meeting ID: 823 3742 4861
Please note this is open to the community - current or prospective Cascadia students or anyone in the community looking for support with the applications. We do not have a limit or registration required, so it will be first-come, first-served.
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.
Students register for visits through their Naviance account. Naviance is now part of the Clever Portal.
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: COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP drop-in sessions! Mr. Allen will be available every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am through December to help answer college application questions. Just go to Allen's Zoom Room and he’ll get to you as soon as he can!
AP Exam Registration starts for Inglemoor
Advanced Placement (AP) exam registration is now underway for Inglemoor students. This is a group of optional exams that our students generally take at the end of an advanced course such as our AP and IB classes. Students are able to earn college credit at many colleges. On time exam registration ends on November 13th at 9 pm. More information and directions about how to register for exams is found on the Inglemoor school site on the Advanced Placement (AP) page below.
https://inglemoor.nsd.org/academics/ap If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ashley Crisp at email@example.com.
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 at MyIR.net 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
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Fax: 425 408-7356
News from the IB Coordinators:
Learning about the 2021 IB Exams
If you have a student in one or more IB classes, we urge you to watch one of the following three presentations. In it, you will learn about;
The 2020 Exams & Results
College Credit Opportunities
The 2021 Exams and their importance
The Registration Process
One presentation is directed to parents/guardians of full IB Diploma Seniors. The other presentation is directed to IB Course Seniors. An IB Course student is a student sitting for one or more IB exams. The third presentation is directed towards parents/guardians of IB Juniors.
Exam Registration Presentation – Senior Diploma 2021
Exam Registration Presentation – Senior Course 2021
Exam Registration Presentation - Junior 2021
Registering for IB Exams
After watching the presentation, have your student complete either the Senior Diploma Google Form, the Senior Course Google Form or the Junior Google Form. The IB Coordinators will use the information collected on these forms to register students for exams. Note: Students must use their NSD Google emails to complete registration forms.
Exam Registration Google Form – Senior Diploma 2021
Exam Registration Google Form – Senior Course 2021
Exam Registration Google Form - Junior 2021
Paying for IB Exams
When your student completes the Google Form, your student will find out how many exams they will sit for and the costs for these exams. Families can pay for IB exams in one of two ways. The first way is to send a check payable to IHS mailed to:
Inglemoor High School
c/o ASB Bookkeeper
15500 Simonds Rd NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Another way to pay for exams is by credit card. To pay by credit card,
Go to schoolsales.nsd.org
Log in using your Touchbase username and password. If you need these credentials, please email Lesley Clawson. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on student’s name.
Click on Items at Student’s School.
Tests are listed under the “category” IB Assessments.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are the exams?
The IB exams are scheduled from April 29th to May 20th. Copies of the exam schedule will be posted to teachers' Schoology classes. A copy will be available on Inglemoor's IB web page soon.
Does my student have to test?
If your student is a diploma candidate, then yes. If your student is not a diploma student then the answer is “it depends." We urge you to watch the informational video.
Who can register for exams?
Seniors and Juniors
Can sophomores take IB Exams?
My student has an IEP/504
Students requesting extended time for tests should have an IEP or a 504 on file with the school. These plans should allow for extended time. These plans must be supported with medical documentation. If your student is seeking testing accommodations, please indicate so on the Google Form. The IB Coordinators will submit requests with supporting documentation to the IBO.
Financial Assistance for IB Exams
Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch are eligible to receive financial assistance for exam fees. Students should contact the IB Coordinators or their Counselors for more information.
How will we know if our student registered for the right exam/s?
During the first two weeks of November, the IB Coordinators will distribute lists of registered students' teachers. Students should check to make sure their names are on the lists. Parents can contact an IB Coordinator to confirm their student’s exam registration information as well.
What if my student opts not to take an exam?
If a student contacts us before January 10th, we can refund exam fees. No refunds are available after January 10th.
Chris McQueen, Amy Monaghan
CAS & EE Coordinator
Inglemoor High School
15500 Simonds Rd NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Counselor Contact Information:
Jennifer Orhuozee (Works with students with the last name starting with A-Ek): email@example.com
Lettie Hobbins (Works with students with the last name starting with El-KL): firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Krochmalny (Works with students with the last name starting with Kn-O): email@example.com
Loni Tighe (Works with students with the last name starting with P-Sa): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Parrott (Works with students with the last name starting with Sc-Z): email@example.com
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:
Veterans Day Assembly
This year we are seeking faculty, parent, and family participation for our Veterans Day activities. We are planning an online assembly honoring each generation of service members and veterans. We humbly ask two things: First, we will be putting together a slideshow of photographs of service members. If there is a veteran or currently serving military member in your family you would like to honor, please send a photograph with name and approximate dates of service to https://firstname.lastname@example.org. And second, we are looking for a few speakers to talk about what the military and life as a veteran is like who have served anytime from World War II to the present. If you or someone you know might be willing to speak for 5-10 minutes on video recording about your or their experience in the military, please reach out to Elisabeth Kowalski (email@example.com).
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.
For any questions around ASB cards, activities or clubs please contact Elisabeth Kowalski firstname.lastname@example.org
"This is the final chance to order a yearbook!"
Yearbook orders for the 2020-2021 school year open on Friday, November 6 and end Friday, December 4. You may not order a yearbook after this date. Do not miss this important deadline! We will finalize our order of yearbooks now.
Order online through NSD parent TouchBase schoolsales.nsd.org. The price is fifty dollars ($50).
Please disregard if you already ordered a book in October.
Visit our website for information (https://sites.google.com/apps.nsd.org/scandia-yearbook or search for Scandia yearbook) or contact Zane Mills at email@example.com or 425 408 7251.
Every year, the Scandia Yearbook Staff at Inglemoor High School offers the parents of seniors an opportunity to purchase personal ads for their student(s). It is a special way to congratulate your senior and send them a personal message from not only you, but also grandparents and close friends.
Reserve Senior Ad space for your senior student(s) in the yearbook today. Ads are on sale now for the lowest price of the school year. See all the details on the flyer or on our website.
There are 64 dedicated pages meaning SPACE IS LIMITED! Because of this, we will be operating on a first-come, first-serve basis. The final deadline to purchase ads is Sunday, January 31st. However, if you submit your message, photos and payment before November 30 all ads are sold for discounted prices (prices vary based on size). If you have any questions about the ads please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 408-7251.
Senior ads are cherished when the book comes out - do not miss this opportunity.
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.
General Members meeting. Our next PTSA General Meeting is Thursday, November 19th at 7:00PM, via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted on the PTSA Calendar page on Nov. 19th.
Reflections is still on!
Art is not cancelled! 😊 Fortunately, creativity is still possible in 2020 and the Reflections Program is still happening, and will be virtual.
PTSA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate by submitting original pieces of work in 6 categories: Dance, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Film, Literature and Photography.
Students create a work of art and write a short artist statement. Judging is based on both the artwork and artist statement. Students artwork will be judged at the Local Council level, and may continue on to the State level, and even the National PTA level. Regardless of where a student places, our PTA will celebrate any student artist who submits a piece of art for Reflections.
Students create an artwork inspired by this year’s very fitting theme - “I matter because…”
Thank You and Celebrations:
Thank you to ASB and our Counseling Team for all of their work on the
Inglemoor Gives Back and Halloween Promo.
Kudos on the Drama Performance Radio Show! Our amazing Drama Department put together their first show of this school year. It was outstanding!
Congratulations to ALL for making it through the 1st Quarter of a school year during a Pandemic!!!!!!
If you are an Inglemoor related group and want information to go out to the parent community, please email email@example.com.