Klahowya News - December 11, 2020

Klahowya News - December 11, 2020
Posted on 12/11/2020
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A Message from Principal McDaniel

Hello Klahowya Eagles and Families,

As we near winter break, thank you for your efforts and persistence as we work together through the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that virtual learning is difficult, and the Klahowya staff has a strong desire for us all to return to school soon.

As we approach winter break, I encourage all students and families to look carefully at student progress. While winter break is a great time to relax and refresh with family, it is also an opportunity for students to get caught up. With the end of 1st semester quickly approaching on January 28th, we want all students to end the term on a successful note. Even if students have not yet turned in much work.... there is still time to make a big impact on final semester grades. If you have questions regarding what your student should focus on over break, we encourage you to reach out to individual teachers.

Unlike last spring, our school will be issuing A's, B's, C's and Incompletes as final semester grades. If a student receives an incomplete in grades 9-12, the student will not get credit for the class and the incomplete will remain on the transcript until the student can resolve the incomplete. This will impact grade progression and eventually may impact a student's ability to graduate. If a student receives an incomplete in grades 6-8, the incomplete will show as a final grade and students will not be able to resolve the incomplete once the term ends.

We truly thank you for partnering with us to help your student find academic success and we hope ALL students will end the term in a successful manner.

Scott McDaniel


Winter Wonder Week

Monday, December 14 Ugly Sweater Day
Tuesday, December 15 Dress like a holiday character
Wednesday, December 16 An Aloha Winter
Thursday, December 17 Holiday Headwear

Friday, December 18

Class Colors Day
  6/9/12 Green & red
  7/10  Black & Red
  8/11  Blue & White

Send us your pictures: Mr. Backlund 

Counselor's Corner

Juniors who have registered for the PSAT may pick up a hard copy of their Student Guide with Practice Test at Klahowya between the hours of 8 – 3. (School will be closed during winter break.) They may also study online at https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/new-sat-tips-planning/new-sat-how-to-prep/a/full-length-psat-nmsqt .



If health conditions in our county allow, current CKSD juniors have the option of taking the PSAT test at their high school on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The test is free to CKSD students. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 18, 2020.

Register for the PSAT

We are able to offer this opportunity if Kitsap Public Health District reports that it is safe to bring students in for testing. If not, we will cancel this test and notify the College Board we are unable to proctor. Students will complete a health attestation and temperature check before entry, wear masks, and sit at least 6 feet from other students while taking the exam. The PSAT is a national test students take to practice for the SAT. A student's score, in combination with their GPA, could qualify them for entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program and possible scholarships. Students should plan for 3 hours of test taking time. If you have additional questions about the PSAT please contact your high school counselor or review information at the College Board website .


Teen Vaping Epidemic

A recent study done by the Truth Initiative discovered that teens ages 15-17 are 16 times more likely to be JUUL users than 25-34 year old adults. In the study, it was found that many of the teens surveyed were found to be regular users. There are many more popular e-cigarettes among youth, but JUUL owns 72 percent of the e-cigarette market. Common vaping health risks: lung irritation, lung disease, damage to immune system cells, heart rate and blood pressures issues, and increased circulatory problems. It is extremely addictive and can alter a teens brain to be more susceptible to habitual drug and alcohol use. ( Childmind.org )

If you are concerned about your teen vaping, want to learn more about symptoms, or want to learn more about the common devices please contact the Student Assistance Professional, Alixaundrea Poli ( alixaundreap@ckschools.org/360-519-4133 )

Peninsula Community Health Services

Peninsula Community Health Services is operating a clinic at Klahowya Secondary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Services include both Physical and Behavioral Health. If you would like to contact them to set an appointment or find out more about their services, please call 360-377-3776 or email at sbhc@pchsweb.org or find more information on the web www.pchsweb.org

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