Mav Connections

Weekly Newsletter for the Meadowdale High School Community

Friday, March 19, 2021

Message from Principal Shockley Regarding Return to In-Person Learning

Greetings to the Meadowdale Maverick Community:


The staff and students are excited to return to campus on April 19th! Obviously, there is a great deal to do in order to get ready!! Undoubtedly, you all have a great deal of questions. Some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) are answered below, others will not be answered until later next week and as we get closer to April 19th.


  1. When does the tentative agreement between the Edmonds School District and the Edmonds Education Association become official? Tentative agreement or The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Edmonds School District and the Edmonds Education will be voted on at the Edmonds School Board meeting this coming Tuesday 3/23. Once the School Board approves the MOU, it becomes the guiding document for what the return to in-person learning will look like.

  2. When will we know what the new schedule will look like? Sometime after Tuesday’s School Board meeting the official “new school schedule” will be released at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

  3. We have already filled out our student intent form. Will we be able to change our mind once the schedule is published? Yes, there will be a window for students and/or parents to change their intent form.

  4. Will students be able to pick and choose which classes that they will attend in remote or in-person? At this point, the answer is no. Once the window closes and a student picks the remote or hybrid, they will attend all of their classes in the manner chosen. Regardless of whether a student picks hybrid or stays remote, they will be supported and encouraged to make academic progress.

  5. How will our students and parents receive updates about the move to in-person learning? I will be pushing out regular video updates to the students via their Advisory period. Those videos will also be loaded on to our YouTube channel and website. PLEASE ADD LINK here.

  6. Will transportation be provided for students opting for in-person learning? Yes. The transportation department will be providing information as we get closer to April 19th.

  7. Will meal service be provided? Yes.


Stay tuned for more information.


Enjoy the weekend! “We Are Mavericks”!


Meadowdale High School Statement on Racism Towards AAPI

Greetings to the Maverick Community,


We want to take the time to acknowledge the Anti-Asian violence and Georgia shootings that took the lives of 8 people, including 6 Asian-American women. We know that there have been people who have spent the past year scapegoating, dehumanizing, stereotyping and enacting violence against AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) communities for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. We may never be able to comprehend what drives people to such extreme measures, but we can strive to better understand and appreciate each other and our individual backgrounds.


Asian-Americans have a rich heritage in Washington State and have made and continue to make significant contributions to our community. We also know that people in the AAPI community have been subject to race based bias in our not so distant past.


While the pandemic and remote learning may keep us from physically gathering in support of one another, we see our Asian communities right now in the midst of the parallel pandemic of racism and denounce any form of racism that seeks to dehumanize and oppress members of our Meadowdale Community. There is no solidarity without a foundation of community support. There is no justice without care, so please take care of yourselves.


We commit to contributing to education that strives for racial justice and for solidarity. We will continue to provide guidance for interrupting racism and bias and signaling inclusion.


Sincerely,


Maria Serka MHS Equity Team Co-Chair

David Shockley MHS Equity Team Co-Chair

Spring Sports Paperwork Due Monday March 22

Student-athletes who are interested in participating in a Spring Sport must have their RankOne Paperwork completed online by Monday, March 22nd at 11:59 PM. For more information and links, CLICK HERE.


Physicals and Covid Assumption of Risk Forms must be turned in prior to the start of Spring Sports on Tuesday, March 30th. Please do not wait until the last minute to get these turned in.

Young Executives of Color Program Information

Applications are open for the Young Executives of Color (YEOC) program for the 2021-2022 year. This University of Washington and Foster School of Business program is to cultivate the academic potential of underrepresented high school student leaders in WA through college prep, mentorship, networking, case competitions, and development of real life business skills. Those entering grades 10, 11, and 12 with a strong interest in business and community leadership should apply. 3.0 GPA and above is preferred, but not required for application.


Applications due May 31, 2021

http://tinyurl.com/YEOCApp


More info at foster.washington.edu/diversity or email Program Manager Damariz Ibanez (dvibanez@uw.edu)

Watch Meadowdale Sports Online

Kick back, relax, and enjoy Meadowdale sports from the comfort of your home for free. If you come across a site that's asking you to pay, it is not legitimate.


Click here for information on streaming across Wesco. Make sure you're accessing the correct link based on who the home team is.

President's Volunteer Service Award

Congratulations to Nicole Martinez Hernandez! Nicole was selected as Meadowdale's local honoree for the 26th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, and qualified for the President's Volunteer Service Award - job well done. Thank you for making the Meadowdale Community a wonderful place to live, work, and learn!

2020-21 Yearbooks on Sale Now for only $50

Purchase your copy online today through the InTouch Payment System. Limited copies are available, so please don't delay!


Did you buy a yearbook already? Verify your purchase:


The 2020/2021 book went on sale starting in January 2021. Log into the InTouch Payment System & select student. Under "Reports" select "Purchase History." A pop-up "Customer Ledger" will come up. Your most recent purchases will be at the top. Verify "20/21 Yearbook" purchase at $50. Yearbooks purchased at a different price point (e.g. $65) were previous years' books.

Unmasked 2020 Call for Submissions

The Unmasked Magazine is by, for, and about students at MHS. Freedom of expression isn't just nice, it's essential! Click here for more information about Unmasked and for directions on how to submit work. Deadline to submit is March 31.

Expanding Your Horizons STEM Conference 2021

You're Invited! Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.



Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) STEM Conference is a national conference that encourages girls, grades 8-12, to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.


The event will be virtual, and free to attend this year! Registration is open up until the day prior to the event. Register at edmonds.edu/eyh.

Meadowdale Choir Resilience Project

In response to these challenging times, we are all asked to demonstrate resilience in different ways. Since our choirs first gathered together online in the fall, we have been exploring, discussing, and creating music to strengthen our own resolve in the face of these difficult circumstances. Please take a moment to check out our work at meadowdaleresilience.org and feel free to share it with anyone that might benefit from a little musical inspiration these days. Thanks!

2021-22 Calendar Call for Art!

Please CLICK HERE for information regarding Art submissions, since the 2021 Edmonds Arts Festival has been postponed.

After School Tutoring & Homework Help

For students who are interested in after school tutoring or homework help, Peer Tutors are available (virtually) to provide academic assistance in all subject areas. Bilingual Peer Tutors are also available to assist in Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese & Korean.

Peer tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:00 to 2:30pm; no sign-up is required! Drop-in and let us know how we can help!


ZOOM LINK TO TUTORING SESSIONS

LINK TO AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING/HOMEWORK HELP ON CANVAS

Check out Books from the Library

You can now check out books from the MHS Library. Click here for details.