CSCA Publication
What's HOT the Week of May 31 , 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 yearIn response, all educators were asked to begin providing ongoing, remote learning for grades PreK-12.

Grading: SPS students taking high school courses will receive either an "A" or an "Incomplete" during the second semester of 2019-20 school year. The District has constructed a letter to students on grading and remaining engaged in their online learning experiences.

IMPORTANT DATES 

MAY 18-JUNE 30
Running Start Enrollment

JUNE 8, noon-3pm
Pick-up & Drop-off Day for Seniors. Return borrowed equipment and pick up artwork and classwork

JUNE 9, 1-3:50pm
Pick-Up & Drop Off Day for 9th, 10th and 11th graders
Return borrowed equipment and pick up artwork and classwork (see graphic inset for schedule)

JUNE 15
Senior Graduation 
Live Online Broadcast
( Download Info Packet-PDF)

JUNE 19
Last Day of School Year
 
REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE
Not sure when your class is meeting online? View the schedule on the  School Calendar
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. 

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

During the closure, grades will be either "A" or "Incomplete" 

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.   
Mayor Durkan Proclaims Civil Emergency

Seattle (May 30, 2020) - Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following Emergency Orders, effective immediately in the City of Seattle:
  1. An Order declaring a Proclamation of Civil Emergency following escalated violence and destruction stemming from downtown demonstrations; and
  2. An Order banning weapons, both formal and informal.
Read more from the Mayor's Office
Senior Pick-Up & Drop-Off Day June 8: Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer parents needed - and underclass parents are especially encouraged - to help cheer the Seniors at pick-up & drop-off day.

Normally, we would be asking underclass parents to help with the graduation reception so the Senior parents could enjoy the moment. Unfortunately, there will be no in-person graduation ceremony and reception this year. But there WILL be a time for Seniors to drop-off any school-owned property and pick-up their graduation cap, graduation t-shirt, yard sign and some other goodies provided by CSCA as well as a photo op. We need a few parents to help make it festive - cheer the seniors when they arrive - and help distribute their goodie bags. 

This event is scheduled for June 8 from 12-3pm at the roundabout between MOPOP and the Memorial Park Stadium parking lot. Students will have staggered arrivals. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided for volunteers and social distancing will be observed. Download the plans for the Drop-off (PDF File).

Can you provide some spirit and enthusiasm to help make it festive?! Please contact Senior parent/Graduation Committee member LuAnn Wangsness at lwangsness@yahoo.com . Thanks!

Pick Up and Drop Off 2020
RUNNING START ENROLLMENT FOR FALL QUARTER 2020

Registration for classes begins Monday May 18th and runs 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.

AN URGENT REQUEST FROM THE YEARBOOK TEAM

Dear parents of Center School seniors,
 
Because the school year was cut short, many of the photos for our yearbook had not yet been taken and cannot now be taken. Therefore the Yearbook Club, (student volunteers), is shifting toward a more seniors oriented yearbook. Since are no seniors in the Yearbook Club, our photos of seniors are currently very limited. We urgently need photos.
 
If you would like your seniors to have good, tangible memories of the school they had to leave prematurely, then we need your support in procuring any photos of seniors, taken before or during the lockdown. We want any group photos, individual photos, hobby photos, club photos, activity photos, Zoom call photos, doing homework photos, etc. PHOTOS!

We need these photos ASAP because graduation is very soon and the printing process will take some time after our crew has finished the layout. Our submission deadline is Wednesday, June 3rd.  Please have your senior submit photos to
TCSbook2020@gmail.com.
 
Also, Yearbook volunteers don't have access to the school computer files and therefore cannot check to see whether there were submissions received prior to the lockdown that are not in our current files. So even if your senior has sent in their choice of a senior photo/quote, please send them again.  
 
Yearbooks will be less expensive than usual this year and we are attempting to make them free to all students, but we can't yet guarantee that they'll be free.

Thank you!
 
Quillan Duniway
Center School junior and
Yearbook Chief Editor


CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES DURING SUMMER

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

High School Juniors and Seniors: take steps now to prepare for the future 

With all that's going on in the world, it's tempting to put off planning for the future. But there are steps you can take now to be ready when the time comes to continue your education. 

Class of 2020: 
  • It's not too late to apply or change your path. There are many options for college and career training after high school.
  • Heading to college in the fall? Remember to send in final transcripts, make deposits, and finalize paperwork. Don't worry, most colleges are being flexible about deadlines.
  • Double-check your FAFSA status-you may need to update your taxes or provide additional documents. If you filed a WASFA, check with the financial aid office to make sure your application is complete. And let them know if your family's financial situation has changed.
Class of 2021: 
  • Start looking into career paths and learn more about what kind of education you may need after high school. 
  • Senior year is a busy time! Working on application essays is a great way to get started on college applications during remote learning.
  • Consider dual credit programs, which allow you to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students who earn college credit are more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college, and complete college degrees. 
Learn more and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website. 

Update: College Bound Deadline
 
special exception to deadlines will be made for College Bound students who are required to sign a pledge to establish eligibility during 8th or 9th grade in the 2019-20 school year. Visit the  Counselor Resources  page for ongoing COVID-19 updates, deadlines, and more. 

Learn more and apply for financial aid on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.
IMMUNIZATION SUPPORT FOR SENIORS

We want to help prepare our seniors for life after high school by making sure they have received all the recommended vaccines.

If you would like to check your child's vaccine status using the Washington State Immunization Information System (WA IIS) please contact Karen Boudour via email at karen.boudour@swedish.org , or via text at 206 390-3355 .
 
You may also obtain the records yourself using the following link for the WA IIS Website:

 

Karen will be offering office hours in June to provide any missing immunizations for students free of charge.