The Eagle Eye - October 23, 2020

The Eagle Eye - October 23, 2020
Posted on 10/23/2020
The Eagle Eye
 

 

A Message from Principal McDaniel Go Eagles

Hello Klahowya Eagles and Families,

As we conclude conference week, we would like to thank you for your involvement in your student's education. This week our staff held close to 1000 family/student conferences where we learned more about your student and their learning needs. Our staff appreciated the opportunity to meet with you and we look forward to supporting your family for the remainder of the year.

If you were not able to attend a conference, please know that we value your input and would like to support you and your student this year. Although conference week has ended, if you have any questions or would like to talk with us, we would love to hear from you! Our school community is unified by strong family and teacher connections.

One last bit of new information.....I want to let all families know that during this week we were able to add a wireless access point to the front of Klahowya. This means that we now have WIFI available in our front parking lot!

Thank you again for partnering with us!

Scott McDaniel
Principal

 

Tech Talk Tech Talk

Parents, did you know that there are two places to check on student progress?

PowerSchool is our official gradebook and is the location where teachers post grade and attendance information for students. If you are looking for current grades and want to see if students have turned in assignments, PowerSchool is where you want to look. This is the official location where we track academic progress for students. You can locate PowerSchool HERE

Google Classroom is where we post academic content for students to access. This may include questions, materials, and videos and serves as the location where students turn in completed assignments. ( Please note: students can click the "Turned In" box for an assignment without actually turning in the work.) If you would like to sign up for periodic email updates regarding assignments in Google Classroom, please email the classroom teacher with a request to have your email added to the parent section of Google Classroom.


Counselor's Corner Counselor Corner

Welcome to conference week. I hope you and your parents will take this time to regroup, take a break and focus on you. Self care is so important during this unforeseen time of COVID-19. Staying healthy is our own responsibility. In this Google site, Calm Space, there are many different resources. Pick one resource to focus on this week. My favorite is the journaling one. Mindfulness and color pages help with the journaling process too. Gratitude prompts are great for resetting the perspective in life. Enjoy taking care of yourself and others this week. Who knows... you might develop a Calm Space habit that becomes a part of your daily habits. 

This week's Counselor Drop In focus will be Strategies to Get Caught Up on School Work. Join the counseling team. Middle school Google Meet at 11:00 on Tuesday 10/ 27. High School Google Meet at 11:00 on Thursday 10/29. Use the Google Meet Code: CounselorDropIn

Financial Aid Informational Night - Thursday, November 5, 2020  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Zoom ID-995 8996 4473  Zoom Passcode-123456
Learn valuable information regarding requirements for federal and state aid, the types of aid out there, wat the FAFSA is, what you need to know about it, and the steps to getting financial aid and scholarships.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions through the chat during the Zoom presentation.

Career CenterCareer Center

"It's Your Future" Virtual College & Career Fair   

  • Grades 9-12
  • Look in you English "Classroom" for more info
  • Watch Intro video
  • Visit our webpage
  • Will be updated throughout the year

bit.ly/KSSCareerFair


Family Tip of the Week Family Tip of the Week

Get help when you need it.

  • You won't always know how to help your kid. Think about who could help fill in the gaps -- look to family, friends, teachers, and others for help. Sometimes having another adult take over removes the tricky parent/kid homework battle dynamic and lets you go back to just being a parent.
  • Communicate with the school about how things are going, leading with positives first. Everyone's doing their best, AND it's important for teachers to know what's working and not working for your kid so they can get the help they need.

Wellness

Wellness

Proper nutrition is important for our body and brain to function efficiently and effectively.  The added stress that comes from having to breakdown too much food and digest foods that lack (or are unbalanced) in the nutrients our brain and body needs can increase irritability, emotional sensitivity, and mental fog AND decrease memory function and ability to focus.  Maybe try some of the suggested tips to make small, positive nutritional changes.

Brain Food

National Red Ribbon Week

October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon week. This campaign started in 1985 after DEA agent Kiki Camarena was killed by drug traffickers and has grown into the largest and oldest drug prevention program in the nation.

Here are a few things you can do to promote drug prevention in your home:

1. Talk about it with your child: parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.i Drugfree.org has examples on conversations: 

Prevention tips for every age.

2. Give encouragement and praise to your child when they are successful. This will help encourage them to engage in positive activities and strengthen your relationship.ii

If you want to learn further prevention strategies, you can contact the Klahowya Secondary School’s Student Assistance Professional, Alixaundrea Poli (360-519-4133/alixaundreap@ckschools.org)

[I] Red Ribbon Week Planning Guide, 2020, ii Teen drug abuse: Help your teen avoid drugs(Mayo Clinic, 2019)


Seniors Class of 2021

If you haven't received your graduation gear packet from Jostens, go to  rrgrad.com to get all of the information.

Senior yearbook photo deadline has not been set.  Please turn photos in to LaurieSh@ckschools.org as you get them.

 



Did you get your Flu shot yet? It’s not too late!

 FREE Drive-Thru Flu Shots for Kids and Adults

·         When:  Saturday, October 24th and Monday, October 26th

·         Who:  Kids and Adults-- Everyone! Do NOT need to be a PCHS patient.

Link to sharable Peninsula Community Health Services Flyer

 

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