CSCA Publication
What's HOT the Week of May 10 , 2020    
DISTRICT CLOSURE CURRENT NEWS
 
Governor Inslee made an emergency proclamation extending the closure of all schools through the end of the school year. As a result, Seattle Public Schools will not reopen school buildings for the 2019-20 school year.

In response to revised guidance from OSPI, the state education agency, all educators were asked to begin providing ongoing, remote learning for grades PreK-12. You can view the schedule for TCS remote learning on our school website. 

REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE
The weekly schedule of remote learning events and instructor office hours on the  School Calendar  has new updates!
IMPORTANT DATES 

MAY 25
Memorial Day

JUNE 18
Last Day of School Year
 

STUDENT RESOURCES

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. 

This link to the At Home Learning page contains useful information for continued learning. At the bottom of the page you will find a document folder called  Communication from Teachers to Students, where we are posting all relevant news for continued learning opportunities.

TEEN HEALTH CENTER REMOTE SERVICES

While TCS is shut down,  Teen Health Center  services are still available! Services include consultation and refilling prescriptions.  Visits are via telephone or video. Please reach out and we will make arrangements based on your needs .

Mental Health Counselor:
Chelsea Clark MSW, LICSW
206-321-4373

Nurse Practitioner: 
Karen Boudour ARNP

Substance Use: 
text/call at 206-488-2795

Urgent Dental Care

You may also reach the Clinic Coordinator, Say, at 206 390-3355. (Call or text her at this number for the process to initiate services if you have not been seen in the Clinic before.)
COLLEGE AND CAREERS 
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.
ONGOING SPECIAL SERVICES 
During these extraordinary times, SPS has stepped up to offer information and services for families who need assistance. All the services are listed on the COVID-19 Resource Page.

Meal Service
SPS is providing meal service for students via 26 school sites across the city. Student meal sites will operate from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Locations are listed on the Student Meals resource page.

Mental Health Services  
If you or your family needs emotional support during this time, the district has shared a list of agencies that provide crisis support. To view the complete list, please click here.
CENTER SCHOOL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (CSCA)
The CSCA is our PTA. Our purpose is to work for the betterment of Center School for all students. 

2019-2020 Executive Board

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

 
The Center School Parents is a closed group.
 
 
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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. 
 

ONLINE MEMBER PORTAL   
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.   
RUNNING START ENROLLMENT FOR FALL QUARTER 2020

Registration for classes begins May 18th through the end of June.

Returning already-enrolled Running Start students should e-mail Ms. Karen @ kabrookman@seattleschools.org to receive a signed Enrollment Verification Form.

New students to Running Start should go to the website of the college campus they wish to attend - Seattle Central, North Seattle, South Seattle, Bellevue, or Shoreline. Each college has basically the same process for enrollment but with a few variations. After clicking on "Academics" (or "Programs") -> High School Programs -> Running Start, all the college's steps to enroll are there. Students will need to take an online assessment, one for all English/Writing/History courses and one for Math if students want to take Math or Science at the college. Running Start math courses start at Pre-Calculus level.

After enrollment is completed, students should contact Ms. Karen for course advising and to receive an Enrollment Verification Form. They will then receive an appointment from the Running Start office for online advising and to pick out their classes and schedule.

New students who are attending Running Start part-time will need to work their schedules out for both college and Center School carefully to avoid conflicts.

COURSE REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21

We are excited to have you as part of the Dragon Community! 

Registration is now open for the 2020-21 school year. Please utilize the documents that are provided for your reference and guides as you decide on what to register. You can also have the option to register for classes in paper form. 

Students should head over to the  Course Registration Webpage and get started. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tracey at tlott@seattleschools.org as soon as possible.  

The Deadline for registration is Friday, May 29th, 2020
GIRLS WHO CODE - Summer Program

Apply to  Girls Who Code's Virtual Summer Immersion Program  for an unforgettable summer experience! 

During this  FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood -- all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Disney, and more. Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is FREE and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but classrooms are filling up fast! Apply today at  girlswhocode.com/virtualsipform  or learn more in a  webinar .
AUCTION RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 17

Please mark your calendars. Our annual school auction is postponed to October 17th, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back to our 2020-2021 school year with this fun event hosted by the CSCA!

If you have already purchased tickets to the auction, your ticket will be valid for the auction on October 17th. If you still need a ticket, ticket sales will open ag ain at the beginning of September 2020. 

Did you already purchase tickets to the auction AND your student is in the senior class of 2020? Your tickets are valid for the auction on October 17. If you cannot attend, we can convert the ticket into a direct donation, and the entire price of the ticket will be tax deductible. Or, if you would like a refund, contact Rosina at RosinaAuction@gmail.com.

Be safe! Stay healthy!

Thank you, as always, for your support of The Center School.

Rosina & Angie
Auction Co-Chairs
Explore Washington Careers in Online Discussion Series for Students

May is Career Connected Learning Month in Washington. Every school day at 3:30 PM, students can go to CareerConnect@Home and hear from people doing different types of jobs in our state.

Imagine your future at leading organizations like Seattle Children's Hospital, public radio station KUOW, Spokane's Avista energy company, superfast superstar Mod Pizza, and more. Learn about companies and careers linked to each weekly theme: 
  • May 4-8: Technology & Innovation 
  • May 11-15: Manufacturing, Trades & Energy
  • May 18-22: Startups, Small Business & Entrepreneurship 
  • May 26-29: Education, Health Care & Government 
Head over to CareerConnect@Home to find out what the lineup is each day and join the conversation! Follow or ask questions on Instagram

FINANCIAL AID INFO FOR SENIORS

It is still not too late to apply the FAFSA/WASFA application! 
If you're intending to go to college or a technical/ vocational school, you need to fill out your Financial aid application to receive aid. The deadline is June 30! For Seniors who applied for Seattle Promise, even though the deadline is April 15, you are still able to submit your FAFSA before June 1st to receive the Seattle Promise Scholarship.

OTTERBOT

Otterbot is a free texting service provided by the Washington Student Achievement Council designed to help Washington high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education.
  • Students can access Otterbot via text message 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by texting "Hi Otter" to 360-928-7281.
  • Otter sends periodic messages with financial aid information, resources, and deadlines.
  • Students can text Otter with questions about financial aid, college planning, and more.
NEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The HSBP Graduation Requirements have 

changed. In order for you to graduate this June, 

you must complete the following tasks in 

Naviance: 

  • "Do What You Are" Survey
  • Create or Upload a Resume
  • Senior Graduation Survey 
For links to these tasks, please visit our TCS website.
Immunizations: Information For Graduates

Graduating from high school will bring enough challenges. Don't let missing vaccines and getting a vaccine-preventable disease add to them. Planning now allows you to be ready for your new life at work or college. 

As a new graduate why do you need to care about your immunizations?
 
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Don't assume that you have already had all of your immunizations just because you were attending a public high school. Even if your parents or guardians had been following the standard immunization schedule, state vaccine laws do vary, so you may have missed some.

Download the SPS Immunization Information Sheet for Graduates and find out more!