Kamiak Weekly Update
May 6th, 2022
From the Prinicpal
On behalf of the Kamiak staff, and especially our classroom teachers, thank you for your generosity and kind recognition during Teacher Appreciation Week. It is indeed our honor to serve the Kamiak community. Your children – our students – are our favorite source of joy and pride. Still, it’s nice to be spoiled every so often. Thank you!
Earlier this year, our students picked their classes for next year. If students have changed their minds about the classes they want, there is one last opportunity to make a change. The schedule change window is May 9th to May 20th. We recommend that all students double check their course requests in Qmlativ during the schedule change window. If they have changed their minds or see an error, they will need to set an appointment to meet with their counselor or visit during lunch when counselors hold drop-in appointments. (Note: Only incoming ninth grade students may make course change requests by email. All other students complete their course change requests using in-person meetings. After May 20th, no schedule changes are made and we respect your course respects as your final decision.
Athlete of the Week
Aidan will be receiving his 4th varsity letter this year. So far this season, he has scored 6 goals and had 3 assists. To go along with his amazing on field production, Aidan is a leader off the field as well. His tireless commitment to improving his soccer skills has afforded him the opportunity to play in college. He has committed to attend and play soccer for Seattle Pacific University next fall. Congratulations on a fantastic high school career, SPU is fortunate to receive such a fine player and person in their program!
Kamiak Athletic Booster Club (KABC)
2022 Athletic Scholarship Application
TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 12AM TO FRIDAY, MAY 20TH, 11:45PM
THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT.
The scholarship application deadline is May 20, 2022. All applications must be received by mail or email by that date.
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Congratulations to Kamiak State Musicians
Congratulations to the Kamiak Barbershop Groups and the Kamiak Orchestra Uber Kammerstreich for their success at the Washington State Solo and Ensemble contest held on April 29-30 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA The Starry Knights took 2nd place in the Large Soprano/Mezzo/Alto Category, the Tune Squad took 3rd place in the Large Tenor/Bariton/Bass category Kammerstreich placed 2nd in the Large String Ensemble category. Congratulations to all.
Kamiak Theatre Arts Department Presents CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION
BOOK BY FRED EBB AND BOB FOSSE
MUSIC AND LYRICS: JOHN KANDER & FRED EBB
Directed by Bryan Sullivan, Music Direction by Nancy Duck-Jefferson, Orchestra Direction by Brian Steves
May 6, 7, 13 at 7 pm May 14 at 2 pm
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
$10.00 Students & Seniors
All Seats are General Admission
Kamiak students and pass holders please pre-purchase tickets from the bookkeeping office.
Community members can come to Kamiak bookkeeping between 7 am – 2 pm on school days or purchase below.
This play may not be appropriate for all ages due to mature themes.
ATTENDANCE REMINDERS FOR FAMILIES
PLEASE call or email ONE DAY IN ADVANCE (if possible) when you need your student dismissed early from school. Our campus is HUGE! We have multiple buildings with almost 2,400 students. Students may be off campus for aerobic walking, in one of two lunchrooms or in East Campus. We will get a pass to your student, they will sign out in Attendance and meet you at your vehicle in the roundabout at the time you indicate. Thank you for your help with this.
For ANY absence, please email (in your native language is fine) KAAttendance@mukilteo.wednet.edu or call 425-366-5460.
Student First and LAST NAME
DATE of absence
REASON for absence
TIME for dismissal (if applicable)
VOICEMAIL or EMAIL RESPONSE: We will only return your call or voicemail if we have questions but will always respond to email.
PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES: please have your student pick up a pre-arranged absence form (#1 on the purple wall) in Attendance, fill it out in ink, have their teachers and parent/guardian sign it and return to Attendance. Each student is allowed 5 Excused pre-arranged absences per year.
SPRING ATHLETE REMINDER: Your student may NOT participate in practice or competition on a given day if they have ANY unexcused absence OR miss more than 3 periods of the day EVEN IF the absence is excused (exception: school-related absence such as class fieldtrip). Please note that if your student misses more than 25% of class, they will be marked with an Unexcused Absence rather than a tardy (i.e., depending on the day of the week and the class period, arriving more than 10-13 minutes into a class will be an unexcused absence). Visit the Athletics page for eligibility info or email the Athletic Department at KAAthletics@mukilteo.wednet.edu with athletics questions.
Special Olympics Washington - Volunteers Needed!
We are hosting regional competitions in the next few weeks and we are extremely short of volunteers, especially on May 1st! If at all possible, would you be able to get the word out to your students, athletes, coaches, teachers, parents, families, etc.? Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide.
On Sunday, May 1st, we still need approximately 200 additional volunteers in order to put on a quality event for the athletes! They’ve been training so hard for the first full season of competitions since March 2020 and in order to do that, we need volunteers! Volunteers do not necessarily need to know anything about the sport but it would be helpful in some roles. There are All Day and AM or PM shifts available.
This would be a great opportunity for families to volunteer together or for high-schoolers to get their service hours in - the minimum age to volunteer is 11 (youth ages 11-13 must volunteer with an adult), and teens ages 14-17 may volunteer on their own but in select roles. We will be happy to sign any paperwork needed by students to submit their service hours.
Notes on the individual sports:
• Soccer – we need OFFICIALS! Any coaches available?
• Athletics (track & field) – we need over 200 additional volunteers
Please check your calendars and register as soon as possible for the following events (click on the red link to register):
• Saturday, May 7 – NW Regional Soccer Competition, Lynnwood High School, (Bothell / Lynnwood). To volunteer register at https://sowa2022nwregionsoccer.my-trs.com/
KAMIAK HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
Policies & Procedures Effective Immediately
ALL volunteers must be vaccinated, no exceptions
- ALL volunteers must have current* volunteer paperwork on file with the district, and be cleared prior to volunteering
- *Forms were updated as of MARCH 2022, and include a new vaccine verification form
- All volunteer paperwork submitted prior to March 7, 2022 is no longer valid
- Once cleared, forms are valid for 2 years
- ALL volunteers that are on-campus during school office hours (7am – 3pm) must sign in and out at the main office
- ALL volunteers must wear a volunteer badge for the duration of event/activity (more information below)
How do I meet these requirements?
- Submit completed forms to the Kamiak main office and present a government issued photo ID, proof of vaccination status (physical vaccine card, photo of card, digital confirmation of vaccination status), and if applicable, a food handlers card
- Electronic version of volunteer paperwork is available at https://www.mukilteoschools.org/domain/957
- Blank volunteer paperwork is available in-office
- After completing paperwork, you may be directed to the Mukilteo School District Transportation office to get a photo ID volunteer badge, or you may be assigned a temporary Kamiak volunteer badge (more information below)
For security purposes, ALL volunteers are required to wear a volunteer badge for the duration of Kamiak-sponsored activity/event.
- REGULAR classroom volunteers, and/or any volunteer who will be left unsupervised with students, must obtain a Mukilteo School District-issued photo ID volunteer badge
- To obtain a District-issued photo ID volunteer badge, please go to the Mukilteo School District Transportation Office, located at 8925 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
- The District-issued volunteer badge will be mailed to the Kamiak main office for you to pick up
- ONE-TIME volunteers will be issued a temporary Kamiak volunteer badge upon arrival when checking in at the main office or with the coordinating Kamiak staff member overseeing activity/event, which must be returned prior to leaving when you sign out
- AFTER-SCHOOL volunteers will be issued a temporary Kamiak volunteer badge after checking in with the coordinating Kamiak staff member overseeing the activity/event, which must be worn for duration of event/activity, and must be returned to the Kamiak staff member prior to leaving
- Examples of after-school volunteers include athletic event volunteers and performing art event volunteers
What if I was already cleared to volunteer this year?
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REAPPLY- THIS IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
Questions? All athletic-related volunteers should contact Michele Shigematsu (ShigematsuML@mukilteo.wednet.edu). All non-athletic volunteers should contact Trina Huschka (HuschkaTL@mukilteo.wednet.edu), or the Kamiak main office at (425) 366-5400. Thank you!
Summer program registration is open!
This summer, programs will be in-person from July 5 through July 29. High School Summer Learning is open to any high school student currently enrolled in the Mukilteo School District and need to recover credit or need extra time to develop academic skills or enrichment. There is no cost to take these courses and students may earn a 0.50 credit for successful completion of their course. All courses are for students that have previously taken the course and did not earn credit, except for the Language Acquisition, College & Test Prep and Elite Fitness. Find more information check out the Summer Learning website. If your student is ready to register, use this link to go directly to the registration forms.
Sno-Isle Summer School is Back!
Sno-Isle is offering free summer school from June 27th - July 15th (no school on July 4th). 14 programs will be available. Applications for summer school start at 4 pm on May 2nd. First come first served--it will fill up quickly so set your calendar to apply early on Sno-Isle Tech's website.
Updates for Seniors
Caps and Gowns
Senior caps, gowns, honor cords, and announcements were distributed during lunches and after school on April 7th. All items' not picked up on April 7th can be picked up from the front office during regular business hours from 7am-3pm. Still looking to purchase your cap and gown? Please go to this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1016233/Kamiak-High-School/
Tickets for Graduation
This year, Kamiak High School will hold the 2022 Graduation Ceremony at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. Like in years prior to the pandemic, we anticipate one ceremony on June 10th at 4pm. We also anticipate unlimited seating for the families coming to watch their seniors walk across the stage. This means you will not need tickets. But, recognizing the unpredictability of the COVID-19 Pandemic, things can change uncontrollably. We look to regular guidance from the Snohomish Health District, and will let our Kamiak community know if/when there is a change regarding our plans for Graduation.
Cap & Gown
Round two of cap and gown distribution is happening on Tuesday the 17th of May right outside the counseling office. Seniors can come during lunch from 11:15am- 1:15pm, or right after school from 2pm-3pm.
Reminder to Seniors
If you are reporting a scholarship or award and would like it recognized at Senior Recognition Night, make sure to send verification of that award or scholarship to email@example.com asap!
Prom & Senior Breakfast Tickets
Prom tickets go on sale Monday 5/9 in the Bookkeeping office. Senior Breakfast tickets go on sale the week of 5/9 as well for seniors only. Remaining Breakfast tickets will be sold the following week to seniors and families on a first come, first served basis. Get your tickets...cash, check, or credit card in person at the Bookkeeping office!
Senior breakfast: $13 for seniors, $15 for everyone else
Seniors, there are scholarships up for grabs!
We have a number of scholarships listed on the CCRC web page that are still available. A couple were just posted this week, so make sure to check the CCRC web page today!
Grad Night needs YOU!
Parents: We need a few more seniors to sign up for Grad Night this year to make it happen. It's a parent-sponsored event that is safe and super fun and occurs the night of graduation, June 10th. If you and your senior are still deciding, what are you waiting for? Sign up!
Forms can be found on the bulletin board outside of Counseling or in the Attendance office, links are above. It only takes $100 to reserve your spot, payable by Venmo @kamiakgradnight or by check made out to Kamiak Grad Night with the Senior's name in the memo line. Don't wait, sign up!
Edmonds Community College will be at Kamiak
Edmonds Community College will be here Tuesday, May 10th at the CCRC during all lunches. They will be helping students submit applications. Make sure to bring your laptop!
Students! Be sure to check out the CCRC News
You will find information on career fairs, college fairs, college outreach opportunities for students of color and much more.
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At Kamiak High School, we value the involvement of our whole school community at various activities and events. In this ongoing Covid pandemic, we recognize that some may want to be involved even if attending in-person is not in their own best interests.
Kamiak High School may choose to live stream activities and events to our social media and/or YouTube channel. This notification serves as official notice to all parents and guardians that your student’s participation in activities outside the regular school day may be identified and published and/or live streamed.
If you have concerns related to your child about the live streaming of activities or events, please contact your child’s principal.
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Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Dan Dizon (425-356-1319), firstname.lastname@example.org, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), email@example.com, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) email@example.com. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.