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    Weekly Bulletin for Nov. 9-13
    Posted on 11/09/2020
    Teachers Christine Allison and Jenn Kekuna cheer on seniors at the drive thru graduation in June.

    Save the date

    Monday, Nov. 9: Senior Class Meeting (details below)
    Wednesday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)
    Tuesday, Nov. 17: Virtual Picture Day (details below)
    Nov. 23-24: Student-Led Conferences
    Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)


    School's out!

    There will be no school this Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day. School will resume on Thursday with our regular schedule. Also, there will be no school on Nov. 26 and 27 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.


    Save the date for SLCs

    STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES are on the horizon. Advisors will communicate with students and families to set up conferences where students present to their families about their progress. These conferences will take place on Nov. 23-24. More details to come.


    Order a yearbook!

    2020 has been a year like no other, and Cleveland Publications is determined to capture all of it. Now, you can purchase this historic 2021 yearbook for just $50! We are keeping the theme under wraps until the spring, but this book will be more interactive (think activity book with the same great coverage of Cleveland students and staff). Seniors have the option to purchase a bundle package which includes a variation of the following: personalized yearbook, a senior salute, a Class of 2021 baseball tee and a set of colored pencils to match the theme of the book. Prices vary based on the size of the salute. Feeling generous? Buy an extra book for a senior in need! 

    Payment plans are available! You can pay for your book in three (3) installments! Be sure to check the box on SchoolPay when purchasing. If seniors need financial assistance, check with the school social worker, Trisa Ibarra, to see if you qualify.

    To order your 2021 yearbook, click here!

    Virtual Picture Day

    Since we will not be able to have our standard picture day, why not have a virtual one? Tuesday, Nov. 17, will be Virtual Picture Day where students will be able to submit their own portrait for the yearbook. Instructions and links on where and how to upload will be sent to students via email. We can't wait to see your faces!

    Get it in gear!

    picture of 2021 spirit gearWith a theme so nice, we had to use it twice! You can finally purchase your 2020-21 spirit gear online! These best-selling designs are back by popular demand! Go to SchoolPay and order yours today!

     Vintage Tee = $12
    Long Sleeve Tee = $17
    Crewneck = $22 
    Questions? Email clevelandjournal@gmail.com

     

    Rent Justice Campaign

    We want y'all to know about WA-BLOC and their upcoming RENT JUSTICE CAMPAIGN. There will be a meeting on December 5, AT 5 p.m. to start planning for what is going to happen when the Eviction Moratorium ends. Please complete the form below if you are interested in learning more AND/OR are behind on rent/mortgage payments and are willing to share your story. Sign up here.

    College Bound Scholarship

    Freshmen: Did you know you could still sign up for the College Bound Scholarship? The College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the scholarship pledge. This deadline has been extended to Nov. 30 due to COVID. Apply here! College Bound will be mailing home applications to all eligible students next week with a prepaid return envelope. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Sallee.

    Meal distribution

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended its flexible free school meals program through December. However, it is still important for families to complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application, especially during the COVID pandemic. Families must re-apply for meal benefits each year, using the online application or paper application. Families with students who qualify for free/reduced meals may be eligible to receive low-cost, high speed internet services through their home internet provider and reduced fees for a variety of programs. SPS is offering free student meals at 40 school locations and eight bus routes. Meal sites are open Monday-Friday from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

     Flu shot season starts now

    Flu Vaccine is even more important during COVID-19 pandemic. Cleveland School Based Health Center offers flu shots for any Seattle Public School students that register to our clinic. If students or their younger siblings need flu shots (or other immunizations), contact Cleveland School Based Health Center (SBHC) at 206-263-2608. SBHC is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We provide preventative health services: annual and sport physicals, immunizations, wellness/stress counseling, confidential teen health (sexual, reproductive, mental health). Visit options include Telehealth, phone visits and in-person visits by appointment only.

    • We can see any Seattle Public Schools (SPS) K-12 school students (if they do not have access to their School Based Health Center or if it is more convenient to get here). Parents may call our clinic to find out how to register.
    • Here are registration documents for our clinic
    • NO INSURANCE necessary! Health services are FREE for students!

    Information for seniors

    Senior Class Meeting
    There will be a meeting for the Class of 2021 to discuss all things graduation, senior portraits, yearbooks and more on Monday, Nov. 9 during advisory! A link to the Teams Live event will be sent to seniors via email. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO WATCH THE EVENT AS WELL. Click here for the link to the meeting.

    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. 

    Get help with college applications
    SENIORS! This Thursday from 5-7 p.m., come and get support with College Applications, Personal Statements, Financial Aid and more! Students can ask questions, get 1-on-1 support, and WIN gift cards in a raffle!! College Reps from Seattle Promise, Seattle University, UW Bothell, and UW Seattle will be there. Community partners from Upward Bound, STEM SUB, and College Success Foundation will be attending to support you as well! Use the link below to join.
    Cleveland STEM HS College Application and Financial Aid Live Event

    Seattle Promise Scholarship
    The application for Seattle Promise Fall 2021 is now open. The program provides financial support and ongoing college and career guidance for students to attend one of three Seattle Colleges. All graduating seniors are encouraged to apply.

    All Seniors are Eligible for Free Tuition for College through the 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
    Students and families are also welcome to attend an upcoming Seattle Promise scholarship workshop. For support in Spanish or other languages please email Lee.Westrick@Seattlecolleges.edu.

     Workshop Date Time Languages
     Monday, Nov. 9  6-7:30 p.m.  Amharic & English
     Tuesday, Nov. 10  6-7:30 p.m.   Somali & English
     Thursday, Nov. 12  6-7:30 p.m.  Vietnamese & English
     Monday, Nov. 16  6-7:30 p.m.  Tigrinya & English
     Tuesday, Nov. 17  6-7:30 p.m.  Cantonese & English

    Join the workshops online: https://zoom.us/j/4259992863
    Join the workshops by phone: Call 253-215-8782 Enter meeting ID: 425 999 2863
    RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/PromiseworkshopRSVP


    Clubs

    Join the Middle Eastern North African Exchange (MENA-X)
    MENA-X is a new club at Cleveland where people who identify as Middle Eastern and/or North African get to connect! The first meetings will be focused on getting to know one another and building community. After that, the club members can decide where to go from there. For example, invite guest speakers to learn from to meetings, research and raise awareness of various issues affecting our communities, and more. This club is intended to give MENA students a space to voice their interests and will follow what students wish to see happen. Meetings take place on Tuesdays, 4-5 PM. Contact Helin Taskesen if interested!


    Athletics

    Sign up for sports

    Students can sign up now for athletics at www.clevelandeagles.org and be prepared for their season. Also, WIAA has created an open coaching timeframe, Sept. 28 to Nov. 30 where student athletes can participate in controlled practices under COVID-19 restrictions and a safety plan (same as the summer). SPS facilities (like the gym) are not available, but parks department has given us use of the field. Go Eagles!


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