A CSCA Publication
What's HOT the Week of June 7 , 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

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)

Deadline to sign up for TCS Virtual Talent Show!

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

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

If you would like to check your child's vaccine status or schedule an immunization, please contact Karen Boudour via email at  karen.boudour@swedish.org , or via text at  206 390-3355 .
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.   
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
SENIORS: Make sure we have your current mailing address!

Important documents and information packets will soon be mailed to senior students, and we want to make sure you receive this information. 

If you have moved or updated your mailing address during the school year,  please email Ms. Tracey (tlott@seattleschools.org) and Ms. Kathy (kawebb@seattleschools.org) with your updated address right away.

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.


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

Summer Skills Center programs now open for registration!
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

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.
Home Meal Delivery for Families 

United Way of King County, Food Lifeline, the City of Seattle, and Metro Access are now offering home delivery of emergency food boxes across Seattle, North King Country and East King Country during COVID-19. This resource is available to anyone who
  • Lives in Seattle, North King County, or East King County
  • Is unable to access their local food bank in person
  • Is unable to afford groceries
To order a food box, fill out this online form, or call toll-free at 833-540-0800, Mondays to Fridays from 11am-4pm. At this time, households can order up to three food boxes per delivery. More information is available Online.

Families are encouraged to visit their local food banks if they are able: in addition to on-site food distributions, many local food banks also operate home delivery programs, and may be able to provide a more customized food selection to clients. Families can find a nearby food bank at foodlifeline.org/need-food.