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    UPDATE! Important information you need to know
    Posted on 05/07/2020
    Bald eagle overlooking Boeing Field

    Hello, Eagle Families!

    We wish all Eagle families continue to be safe and healthy while practicing social distancing. Remember that this too will pass, and we must hold on and continue to support one another during this storm.

    Governor Inslee has extended the “Stay Home order” until May 31, 2020. Although, school buildings will continue to be closed for the remainder of the year, the learning and teaching will continue. Below are some important reminders and updates.

    High School Grading

    • Students taking high school courses will receive either an "A" or an "Incomplete" for the duration of the COVID-19 related school closure. They will be asked to remain engaged in the standards-based activities or learning assigned by their teacher(s) to the extent possible. This change applies to all high school students, including those receiving specialized services.
    • Every effort to engage students in learning will be made.
    • Please note that receiving an "A" does not necessarily indicate that students were able to access all the support outlined in their IEP or 504 plan or receive the language support they need, nor does it indicate that they are no longer in need of these services.
    • In the rare case that a teacher thinks a student should receive an "Incomplete," the teacher will need to follow a multi-step process before submitting the final grade. The steps include the following:
    o By May 15, the teacher will provide the documentation to the student and their family, notifying them that the student is being considered for an "Incomplete."
    o By June 12, if a final determination has been made, the school will send a letter to the student’s home explaining the decision for an “Incomplete” along with an individual learning plan for the student to receive an "A".
    • Students who receive an "Incomplete" will have an option to appeal this decision and will be able to complete work through summer and fall semesters of 2020. If progress is demonstrated, a student’s transcript will be adjusted to reflect an "A".

    This policy is consistent with the guidance OSPI released on April 21. Read the OSPI guidance.

    OSPI’s guidance indicates that:
    • Teachers will assign grades or assign an "Incomplete."
    • Districts can develop their own scales between A-I.
    • No student will receive a "pass," "fail," or "no credit" grade for any course.
    More information on grades during the COVID-19 school closures is available in the High School Grading FAQ.

    Registration

    The counseling department has been sending information in email and robo-calls to students and families about online registration for next school year. Attached are items that may help students in the process at home. If you have not registered for next year’s courses, please reach out to your Counselor for support. Register Online @ The Source

    Building Access for Students: We are still waiting on official word from the district as when this can happen. We recognize that students and families have been asking when they will be able to access the building to retrieve personal belongings from lockers or other spaces.

    Graduation: A Graduation survey should be coming to Senior families this week seeking your feedback and ideas concerning graduation celebrations. Please fill out the survey. OSPI has given the district guidance on graduation waivers for Seniors. Please contact your Counselor ASAP if think you might need a graduation waiver

    Food distribution will continue for the remainder of the school year. For specific information check out the link to SPS meal sites.

    Laptop Distribution: We have been fielding many questions regarding laptop distribution. If your student is need of school issued laptop, please have your student let their advisory teacher know and the advisory teacher will pass this information onto an administrator. Tentatively it is looking like, three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), 9am-12pm. An administrator will be facilitating the hand off. If families/students have questions regarding pick up, please have them call 206-252-7813 (Ray’s office phone) and an admin will get right back to them.

    Laptop Repair: Advisor emails tech-ticket, cc’ing family and student. Currently, family must then make an appointment at the John Marshall repair depot to swap broken laptop for new loaner. If family communicates to advisor that this is a significant barrier, advisor consults with administrator. John Marshall is open over spring break. The district is discussing plans for a south end location for swapping a broken laptop. Please email laptops@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0100 with questions regarding repairs or if the device is lost or stolen.

    If you need assistance here are the email addresses of staff for support:
    Counseling
    Avery Kamau (ajkamau@seattleschools.org) SOLS
    Claire Abe (cwabe@seattleschools.org) SOED
    Napsiyah Salle (nssalle@seattleschools.org) 9th grade

     Technology
    Ken Blaszak (krblaszak@seattleschools.org) Technology Support Specialist
    Logan Reichert (lmreichert@seattleschools.org) Academic Intervention Specialist/Echo support

    Secretarial
    Kelly Tagupa (katagupa@seattleschools.org) Registrar
    Dreena Clark (ddclark@seattleschools.org) Fiscal Specialist
    Fely Regan (fregan@seattleschools.org) Head Secretary

    Administrators
    George L Breland (glbreland@seattleschools.org) Principal
    Catherine Brown (cmbrown@seattleschoools.org) Assistant Principal-SOLS
    Ray Morales (ragarciamora@seattleschools.org) Assistant Principal-SOED