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What's HOT for Summer Break  2020    

Happy Summer Vacation!

This is the final issue of the Dragon's Fire Newsletter for the 2019-20 school year. 

To stay informed, please check the school website for news. Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a wonderful summer break!  

Last day of school!


First day of the 2020-21 School Year

LABOR DAY: No School

TCS Auction


The following resources are available for you and your students during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Email and profiles of TCS Staff

A resource for students and their families with shortcuts to the Source, Schoology and other online tools.  To learn more about Schoology, read the Schoology Parent Guide .

Learn more about how the district is rolling out distance learning during CV-19. 

SPS has published guidance for families in the IEP and Evaluation Guidance for Families 


During the summer, Teen Health Center MEDICAL services are still available! Services include consultation and refilling prescriptions. Visits are via telephone or video. 
Nurse Practitioner: 
Karen Boudour ARNP
206 390-3355
Our Mental Health team is not available during the summer.  If this is a mental health emergency please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room. For short term crisis counseling and support getting connected with ongoing counseling you can contact the Children's Crisis and Outreach Response Service (CCORS).
To find a private therapist in the community you can try the following resources:
Edward RhoCareer Center Specialist for TCS, has created Instagram and Zoom accounts to connect with students. Please follow "tcscareers" on Instagram for career opportunities, scholarships, internships, and financial aid posts/updates. 

You can also check out the Career Center page on The Center School website. And if your students need to speak with Edward about their career choices after high school, please email him to schedule a Zoom appointment.
The CSCA is our PTA. Our purpose is to work for the betterment of Center School for all students. 

2019-2020 Executive Board

Christina Hill
Co-Vice Presidents
Christine Heckman
Erika Borges
Frank Lockhart Open

The Center School Parents is a closed group.
Join CSCA 

Amazon donates 5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases  to the CSCA which funds the programs that make The Center School what it is. 

For the first time you can pay your membership fees online via the new membership portal.  This is a brand new tool to us and we look forward to adding features in the coming weeks and months on this platform.
PLEASE NOTE:  Only individual memberships are available via the online portal.  All Center School students are automatically honorary members and do not need to buy a membership.     

Dragon's Fire wants to hear about what's going on in our school community.

Please submit articles and pictures to Dragon's Fire to be included in the following newsletter.   
SPS 2020 Graduates on the Space Needle
Valedictorians from all Seattle area high schools joined together at the top of the Space Needle to share an inspiring message on behalf of all graduates. Please enjoy this moving video, featuring our own Valedictorian, Adam Billen.

Congratulations, Class of 2020! We're proud of you!

The summer learning program will take place from July 6 - August 7 All enrolled students will have access to summer learning  opportunities and enrichment provided by community partners. In addition, teachers will help identify students who might need more personalized academic support. Instruction will be focused on the content covered this last school year and the skills and concepts students need to make a successful transition to the next grade. 

Students currently in grades 9-12 who need credit recovery for a course they previously did not pass or who have received an "Incomplete" during the school building closures will have the opportunity to recover up to 1.0 credits (two 0.5 credit courses) this summer from the available courses. Students will have access to the online learning system, Apex Learning, and will be assigned a teacher who will provide live instruction and one-on-one sessions.

To register for classes, or to get more information, please contact Karen Brookman at  kabrookman@seattleschools.org

Red Comet also provides an option for students to retrieve or make up credits during the summer. Students who get an "Incomplete" on any of their spring semester classes can enroll in the same class with Red Comet and have the credit made up before the start of the next school year. They are  offering a $75 discount (only $175 for a 0.5 credit CORE course, instead of the regular tuition of $250). To find out more go to https:/redcomet.org/partner  and pick our school name or "2020 Graduation Special -WA".  Once the student completes the course the transcript is sent directly to school.

SPS Skills Center programs offer a large variety of courses open to all students for high school CTE (Career Tech Ed) credits. Including incoming 9th graders! July 7 through July 31 (19 days total), 11:00-3:15pm. Two remote lessons per day at the beginning and end, with 2 hours of independent work in-between. 
Classes limited in number (20 students per class), and priority to 11th and 12th graders who need HEALTH or CTE credits to be on track to graduate.
Registration form available at:  http://skillscenter.seattleschools.org
Resources for Graduating Seniors

Class of 2020, set aside time this summer to consider options and prepare!

It's common for graduating seniors to lose momentum during summer break, and with all that's going on in the world, this year will be even more challenging than usual. But don't let uncertainty about the coming months derail your hopes and dreams for the future. Take time this summer to reflect on what you want life to look like down the road.
Stay on track and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council 

One-Time Payments Going to Students on Free/Reduced (F/R)!
DSHS is issuing checks of $399.00 to each student eligible this year for free/reduced lunch, as compensation for all the meals missed due to the school closure. Called P-EBT, Pandemic- Emergency School Meals Program.


Note: Families currently receiving Basic Food (SNAP) benefits from DSHS do not need to apply. P-EBT benefits will be issued automatically.
P-EBT applications open June 28, 2020


Running start registration for returning 10th & 11th graders is now closed. 

New or returning Running Start students may start the enrollment process again after Aug. 17th, through the Counselor's office.