CSCA Publication
What's HOT the Week of April 5, 2020   
DISTRICT CLOSURE CURRENT NEWS
 
Governor Inslee made an emergency proclamation closing all public school districts and private schools in the state of Washington through at least May 4 to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Seattle Public Schools will be closed. 

On March 30, 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. 

Spring Break will still be happening April 13-17, but essential student services including child care and food distribution at the 26 school sites will continue.

Learn more at the district's COVID-19 hub  
IMPORTANT DATES 

APRIL 8 & 9
College Financial Aid Info Sessions

APRIL 13 - 17
Spring Break

MAY 4 
In School Classes Expected to Resume

JUNE 5
Annual Auction
 

Please check the Calendar and News section of the  school website regularly for complete schedule and updates!

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.

Check Schoology often for classroom instruction updates. 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.

Writers in the Schools (WITS), a program of Seattle Artists & Lectures, connects professional writers with public school classrooms throughout the Puget Sound region. Read more about this program .
TEEN HEALTH CENTER REMOTE SERVICES

While TCS is shut down,  Teen Health Center  services are still available! Services include consultation and refilling prescriptions.  Visits will likely be done via telephone. Your teen can reach out and arrangements will be made based on their needs.

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

Nurse Practitioner: 
Karen Boudour

You may also reach the Clinic Coordinator, Say, at 206 390-3355. (Text her at this number for the process to initiate services if you have not been seen in the Clinic before.)

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.
 
 
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. 
 

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.   
What's NEW with the Dragon's Fire?
The Dragon's Fire Newsletter is a time-honored tradition, published by the CSCA for the TCS community. We are now back to publishing on a weekly schedule, with regular updates on information critical to your student's continued education.

Check out the STUDENT RESOURCES section of the newsletter for links to new information from teachers, TCS and the School District. The section Communication From Teachers is especially crucial during this time, as it houses links, documents and announcements from TCS teachers. We update the contents on that link regularly so you'll want to bookmark it.

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.

This Week, on April 8th and 9th, there will be online information sessions to learn about College Financial Aid. To learn more, please read the flyer.
The Changemaker Project: A Social Justice Design Challenge



Would you like to change the world but don't know where to begin? Join The Changemaker Project and gain the tools, mentorship, and funding you need to make a real impact on an issue you care about. Join an online course with youth all over the world, work in a team to develop a creative project, and enter our design challenge where you can win seed funding for your ideas! 

Learn more at thechangemakerproject.org or email  hello@thechangemakerproject.org
for more information. What will you do to #bethechange you wish to see?

AUCTION NEWS

In support of CDC guidelines, the annual auction has been postponed until June 5th.

Early Bird pricing has been extended through May 15th. 

Ticket purchases and donations can be made through the official website:
 
TECHNOLOGY NEEDS SURVEY

TCS wants to make sure that all students have as equitable experience as possible in this time of coronavirus. 

Distance Learning for students will require the student to have remote access to lessons and school staff. We ask that a ll current TCS families fill out the following survey. Our staff will then follow up with those families who indicate a tech gap AND with families who do not respond at all. 

Even if you have your tech needs already met, please respond so TCS can focus our calls and outreach to those who need more support.



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.