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    Weekly Bulletin: Feb. 8-12, 2021
    Posted on 02/08/2021
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    Save the date

    Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

    Monday, Feb. 8: PTSA Meeting (Information below)
    Wednesday, Feb. 10: Supply Distribution Day
    Friday, Feb. 12: Last Day to Purchase Yearbooks for $50
    Feb. 15-19: Mid-Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)


    PTSA Meeting TONIGHT!

    Next meeting: Monday, Feb. 8

    PTSA meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Meetings are open to everyone. 
    Meeting Link: Click here.
    Meeting ID: 881 4928 0984
    Passcode: 98108


    Supply Distribution & Spirit Gear Pick-Up

    There will be a supply distribution day on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main parking lot. Students can also pick up library books that have been reserved online. Check with your teachers to see if you need to pick up any classroom materials. Juniors and seniors who are enrolled in Graphic Design will need to trade in their old laptops for a new one.

    Also, seniors who ordered bundle packages and students who ordered spirit gear can pick up their items at the event. Simply drive up and your items will be waiting for you. Extra spirit gear and senior shirts have been ordered. Email Ms. Scribner for information on available sizes and how to pay.


    Last chance to buy a $50 yearbook!

    If you haven’t purchased a yearbook, don’t complain when the price goes up on Saturday. Right now, the book is only $50, but the price will increase on Feb. 13 to $65! If you can’t afford the full balance, payment plans are available. If seniors need financial assistance, check with the school social worker, Trisa Ibarra, to see if you qualify. Contact Ms. Scribner if you have any other questions. To order your 2021 yearbook, click here!


    Schedule change procedure

    New 2nd semester schedules can be found on The Source. 

    • Students will have until Feb. 11 to drop or add a class without penalty. After that date, students will receive a W on their transcript for dropping or switching a class.
    • If a student wants to change their schedule, fill out the schedule change form (found in ECHO advisory Schedule change procedures) fill out electronically and have parental guardian sign it.
    • Students email the completed schedule change forms to their assigned counselors
    • Counselors will then meet with assistant principals to review requested schedule changes
    • Students stay in their original schedule until they receive a new schedule

    Information on testing

    Below are some testing updates from the district. If you have any questions, contact Jenn Kekuna.

    SATs: There will be no in-school SAT offered this year. However, students can still sign up to take the SAT on their own. Students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch can qualify for an SAT waiver. The Class of 2022 will be given the opportunity to take the in-school SAT next fall.

    Advanced Placement: These exams will occur in May or June. Students should check with their AP teacher for exact testing date/time for their course.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for English Language Arts & Math: OSPI is currently working with the federal government on what testing will look like this year. More information from the district will be announced soon.

    Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS): OSPI is currently working with the federal government on what testing will look like for us this year. More information from the district will be announced soon.

    English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21): Currently still scheduled to occur this year. Testing window will be from March 22 - June 4.

    Assessment for Students with Cognitive Disabilities (WA-AIM): Appear to be a go at this time. IEP teachers should be communicating with the SPS WA-AIM coordinator. 


    Get your sports physical

    If you are planning to participate in Cleveland’s up-coming school sports, you can get a sports physical in the Teen Health Center. Please call 206-263-2608 to schedule your appointment. No Walk-ins are allowed. The Teen Health Center is taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of COVID. You will hear more about it when you call to schedule an appointment.


    Opportunities for students 

    College Success Foundation Wants YOU!

    The Achievers Program of the College Success Foundation (CSF)! CSF is an on-site school partner that supports cohorts of juniors and seniors through one-on-one meetings, group workshops, and field trips. The cohorts are predominantly first generation, low-income students who aspire to attend a technical, 2 year, or 4 year college after graduation. The Achievers Program recruits students who are on track to graduate and to attend 2 or 4 year college, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, fits the income criteria, and are not a part of another college support program (students can still apply but will be waitlisted). They urgently need eligible juniors to join as this is their ONLY chance to join.

    Final Deadline: March 1, 2021 (Application may close earlier if all spots are filled).
    Online Application: bit.ly/achieversapplication2020


    Upward Bound meeting datesUpward Bound Seeks Freshman Applicants

    Hey Eagles! Do you want help getting ready for college? Come to an information session. Final Application Deadline is Feb. 15. 

    Meeting link: https://washington.zoom.us/s/97167205276
    To access the application, please visit uwtrioub.smapply.org
    Priority Deadline: Monday, Feb. 1 (TODAY!)
    Final Deadline: Monday, Feb. 15


    UW Enrichment Courses available

    The University of Washington is excited to announce their spring evening enrichment courses for high school students. Online classes starting in late March include:

    • Build an App: Android Development Fundamentals
    • Digital Photography
    • Screenwriting Workshop
    • Natural Science Illustration Studio
    • Sharpen Your Writing Skills

    The registration deadline is March 15 and courses begin the week of March 22, 2021. For details visit us on our website.


    Become a college student while in high school

    The UW Academy is an early admission opportunity at the University of Washington. Students apply to the program during their 10th grade year, and if accepted withdraw from high school, enrolling as first year students at the University of Washington the following fall. At the Robinson Center, Academy students find a community of like-minded peers and an experienced staff who can help them make the most of their time at the UW.

    KEY APPLICATION DATES
    March 8 - Deadline for UW Academy Applications

    TESTING DEADLINES
    The UW Academy will be following the University of Washington’s testing guidelines for this application cycle. Applicants are not required to take the SAT or ACT. If you decide to take the exam, scores must be received by the application deadline. Please ensure that applicant scores arrive in time for admissions
    consideration. Questions? Contact us at (206) 543-4160, uwacad@uw.edu, or visit us online 


      Information for seniors

      Save the date

      Wednesday, Feb. 10: Senior Class Meeting
      Friday, Feb. 12: Last chance to submit senior pics and baby photos
      Friday, Feb. 12: Last day to purchase cap and gown

      IMPORTANT CLASS MEETING 
      There will be a senior class meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. during advisory. This important meeting will cover graduation, cap and gowns, scholarships and more. If seniors are unable to attend, the information will be emailed out to all seniors and their families.

      Senior Portraits Deadline Extended
      If you have not submitted your senior portraits, you have one last chance to do so! Upload images to https://tinyurl.com/chs21seniorpics by Friday, Feb. 12. Baby photos are also due that same day. Use the same link. PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!

      Scholarship opportunities

      Yuri and Tatsuo Nakata Scholarship
      The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to students of Asian heritage currently enrolled at Roosevelt, Cleveland, or Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. This $2,500 scholarship can be used for public and private universities and colleges across the country. Application on: theWashBoard

      Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Scholarship
      Scholarships will be awarded to qualified high school seniors of African American descent who reside in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallum and Jefferson counties, are U.S. citizens and demonstrate exemplary leadership in their family, school and the African American Community. Scholarship awards up to $15,000. Deadline is March 1. Application on: SurveyMonkey Apply

      Paula Moore Memorial Scholarship
      The purpose of the Paula Moore Memorial Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to graduating African American high school seniors currently enrolled in high schools located in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in Washington State. Scholarship awards up to $2,500. Deadline is March 1. Application on: SurveyMonkey Apply

      Seahawks Players’ Equality & Justice For All Scholarship
      Preference will be given to students of color and first-generation college students. Deadline is March 15. Application on: SurveyMonkey Apply

      Nora Stone Smith Scholarship
      This scholarship is available for all ESL/ELL students, regardless of their citizenship status. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply. This scholarship ranges from $1,000 - $2,000 renewable for 2 or 4 years. Deadline to apply is March 31. Application on: theWashBoard

      Seattle Promise Scholarship
      The application for the Seattle Promise Scholarship for Fall 2021 is now open. The program provides free college tuition for 2 years (up to 90 credits) and ongoing college and career guidance for students to attend one of three Seattle Colleges (Seattle Central, South Seattle, or North Seattle Colleges). Apply here

      Senior Class Info
      Download the PowerPoint slides and the Class of 2021 Checklist to make sure you have all the information you need.

      Order Your Graduation Gown
      Seniors, did you sign up for your cap and gown? The deadline to buy one is approaching. Click here for the link. You will have until Feb. 12, 2021 to purchase the gown. That is the Friday before Mid-Winter Break. The cost is approximately $73. Payment assistance is available. Questions about cap and gowns can be directed to Ms. Scribner

      Class of 2021 Web page
      The counseling team has created a webpage dedicated to information for seniors. They will post a calendar of senior-related events and requirements. Check back frequently to see what is added to the calendar. 


      Athletics

      Softball team wins Mariners Grant
      Cleveland’s Softball team has been selected as one of the winners of the $5,000 Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant. The organizers received over 45 applications from high schools across the state. Cleveland was one of just 10 schools to receive the award.

      Sports set to begin
      Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Road map to Recovery metrix, athletics are slated to begin in February. Our region needs to be in the new Phase 2 in order for competitions to take place. Based on the information in Governor Inslee’s plan, the Metro League adopted a two-season sports model for this year only.

      Season 1 begins Feb. 22: Football, Bowling, Girls Soccer, Slowpitch Softball, Girls Swim & Dive, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf
      Season 2 begins April 19: Baseball, Basketball*, Boys Soccer, Boys Swim & Dive, Basketball, Fastpitch Softball, Tennis, Track, Wrestling*

      *Basketball and wrestling are still to be determined, as they are high risk indoor sports. There will be more on this topic as the start date nears.


      PTSA

      Next meeting: Monday, Feb. 8

      PTSA meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Meetings are open to everyone. 
      Meeting Link: Click here.
      Meeting ID: 881 4928 0984
      Passcode: 98108

      We Need Volunteers!
      If you have time and skills, please consider volunteering. We especially need help with the following:
      Webmaster - to update & revamp the website
      Fundraising - to brainstorm creative ideas in these socially distant times to ensure important programs continue
      Grant Writer - to apply for any grants that become available


      Clubs & Organizations

      2020-21 Clubs & Organizations
      Due to the school's closure, club activity is completely virtual. Some clubs have opted not to run this year. Here is a list of active clubs. These clubs are ASB-sponsored organizations. Click on the advisor name to email them with questions or concerns or to find out meeting times.

      Club name Advisor
       African Student Association (ASA)   Trisa Ibarra
       Black Student Union (BSU)  Cyprus Richardson & Nakeya Isabell
       Business Club  Ashley Benmouffok
       Debate Club  Clare Sobetski
       Filipino Club  Greg Kowalke
       Green Team  Steve Pratt
       Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)  Robert Gandy
       Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)    Grant Storey
       Key Club  Lynda Hoang
       National Honor Society (NHS)  Francis Lin
       Super Smash Bros.  Francis Lin
       Vietnamese Student Union (VSU)  Paige Wakamatsu Wilson
       Literary Magazine  Sam Cristol
       Mixed Student Union  Natalie Lopez & Kacey Campbell
       Chinese Student Association (CSA)  Lynda Hoang
       Athletes for Social Justice  Jon Hughes
       Programming  Dan Hamilton
       K-Pop Dance Club  Francis Lin
       Middle Eastern/North African Exchange (MENA-X)  Chloe Kimiai & Natalie Lopez

      Contact Activities Coordinator Kacey Campbell if you are interested in advising or starting a club at Cleveland.


      Ms. Scribner is on leave Feb. 22 to March 22.