CSCA Publication
What's HOT the Week of May 17 , 2020    
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.


MAY 18-JUNE 30
Running Start Enrollment

May 20
Deadline to take the Family and Caregiver Survey

MAY 22

MAY 25
Memorial Day
No classes

MAY 29
Deadline to register for 2020-21 classes

Last Day of School Year
Not sure when your class is meeting online? View the schedule on the  School Calendar

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.


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

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.)
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.
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.
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.   

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 @ 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.


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 as soon as possible.  

The Deadline for registration is Friday, May 29th, 2020
Take the College and Careers Survey

Attention Current Juniors:
Edward Rho, TCS Career Center Specialist, has created a survey for you! The purpose of this survey is to see what kind of college and career support you may need before your senior year starts. 

Here is the survey link:

Please have it completed by Friday, May 22nd.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Rho at

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  or learn more in a  webinar .

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. 

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

Be safe! Stay healthy!

Rosina & Angie
Auction Co-Chairs
Colleges May Adjust Financial Aid Based on Change in Circumstances

If someone in your family has lost a job or is working less, colleges may be able to provide more financial aid.

Colleges may adjust financial aid  based on a student's or parent's job loss, reduced income, loss of benefits (like child support), or even extraordinary medical or dental bills. Each situation is different, and colleges' requirements vary, so students should contact the financial aid office to talk about options: 
  • If you've already filed a 2020-21 FAFSA or WASFA, talk to the financial aid office about your situation. 
  • If you haven't applied for financial aid, it's not too late. Submit your application, then follow up with the college to discuss changes. 
Learn more about financial aid appeals and planning for the future during COVID on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.


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 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.

The HSBP Graduation Requirements have 

changed. In order for you to graduate this June, 

you must complete the following tasks in 


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