AIM High School News
January 14, 2021
Upcoming Dates for your Calendar
Monday January 18 No School. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday January 26 100% work drop off day 8a.m.- 2p.m. Full Details to come next week.
Thursday January 28- 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. Parent/Guardian Zoom group meeting
Monday February 1 - Non student day. No classes
Tuesday February 2 Second semester start and work pick up day 8a.m.-3:30p.m.
Friday February 12- Monday February 15 Mid Winter Break
Message from Principal Doug Plucker
Greetings AIM students and families,
There is no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday and MLK Day of Service. I would like to share one of Dr. King’s most famous quotes: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." This National Holiday is not only an excellent opportunity to focus on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King and the many other leaders of the civil rights movement; it is also a time to focus attention on the power of social activism and social justice. Each year on this day there are so many ways to honor the work and legacy of Dr. King. Many schools, cities, and organizations hold events and activities. I would love to hear how you honored Dr. King and his work. Doug.email@example.com
AIM Spirit Week!
Monday – Pajama day
Tuesday- 90's dress up day
Wednesday- Bad hair day
Thursday- Formal Wear day
Friday- Sports Day
AIM Student Section
What study/school habits have you changed since the beginning of the year? Are they a change for the better?
It makes some things easier but it is also harder to get help
it makes school easier and more organized. but not being in school and in a class removes some of the motivation
Just harder to ask questions when your only sending emails.
I start work right after all my classes so that way I won't be late for work and so that I can do my homework at home with better wifi
I have been able to manage my life and time better
I have anxiety so I really don't mind being at a distance
I like it but no motivation
I don't like online but it is manageable
It is easier for me to get work done when I am in a learning environment, not in an area where I have so many distractions
I have more time to get my work done, with less distractions
It's not hard for me to get up and attend class, its just difficult to have motivation to do any work assigned.
its a bit difficult but I'm trying my best.
Sno-Isle TECH Center Virtual Open House January 14, 2021!
Visit the Sno-Isle Tech Virtual Open House on January 14th!
If you are current Sophomore, Junior, or a Senior planning to return next year, consider visiting the Sno-Isle virtual open house. Learn about the various classes offered, and ask the instructors questions in real time, safely from the comfort of your home. This is an exciting opportunity where you can access training and special instruction in areas such as Business/Marketing, Human Services, Info Tech, Science/Health, Trades/Industry and more.
To Register visit this link: https://hopin.com/events/snoisle-open-house-2021
Sno-Isle Tech will begin taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year beginning January 14th!
Counselors Corner-Derek DeGroot AIM School Counselor
EvCC Foundation Scholarships | Application Opens January 15, 2021
A variety of scholarships are available for students attending Everett Community College through the EvCC Foundation. Awards are based on academic performance, potential to benefit, program of study, and in some cases, financial need. Students (including current HS seniors who are starting at EvCC in Fall 2021) can learn more and apply on EVCC's Foundation page.
Sno-Isle Tech has a limited amount of openings for students who wish to apply for second semester, beginning this school year (2nd Semester). The 3 programs that have openings are:
- Translation Interpretation
- Culinary Arts
- Construction Trades
All three of these programs have openings and classes will start in the first week of February. If you have interest in one of these programs, January 22nd is the deadline to apply for 2nd semester. Please contact Derek if you are interested (360-563-3408 or via email). They are only accepting applications from current Juniors or Seniors who will return next year.
The 2020-2021 Local Scholarship Program (LSP) is now live! Visit Derek’s Canvas page for instructions:https://sno.instructure.com/courses/20771
You will access these scholarships through the Washboard website. If you have questions, Book an appointment with Derek (links to an external site)
If you prefer to view the scholarships in a spreadsheet format, please view our master scholarship list. You can download a PDF with the link below. Or view it on our website at: https://www.sno.wednet.edu/Page/3271
Note: All Scholarships will be listed in Washboard under the Snohomish Education Foundation and “LSP” (Local Scholarship Notebook).
Book an Appointment with Derek (AIM School Counselor).
I now have a page where you can book an individual appointment with me for a specific date and time. I look forward to seeing you, and I encourage you to reach out. Please visit the following link to do so: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AIMCounselingCareerCenterScholarships@SnohomishSchoolDistric.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/
Please join my AIM Counseling, Career Center & Scholarships Canvas course.
Here you will find valuable information on several helpful topics, including: Local Resources (Clothing/Food & More), Mental Health, College, Scholarships, Internships, Apprenticeships & Jobs. I plan to continually add to this throughout the year.
Please enroll by using this link: https://sno.instructure.com/enroll/G4B7GH
Note: This is not a course with assignments or additional work. It is a voluntary resource for you.
Master Local Scholarship Spreadsheet
Information about upcoming Internet Cafe's for students
Snohomish School District Middle and High Schools have been given permission to allow a small number of students on campus starting Monday January 11th. Students that have no/poor internet or other circumstances that make doing remote learning at home a challenge are eligible to be selected to participate. Eligible students will contacted by phone regarding coming to the internet café. The number of available spots is small in order to facilitate the health and safety protocols set by health and district officials. There will not be direct access to teachers but academic support will continue to be available through ZOOM during teacher open periods.
The following are general principles for Safety-
- Participation is limited to specifically identified and approved students (no random/drop-in appointments)
- Attestation/Health Screening for staff and students must be completed prior to entering the school building.
- All staff connected with the Internet Café will be trained in COVID-19 safety protocols
- Buildings will be stocked with PPE such as masks for adults and children (face shields as necessary), hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, gowns, and disinfectant sprays/wipes.
- 6-foot physical distancing is the goal at all times. We recognize there may be times when students or staff are closer for brief periods of time (i.e. bus dismissal, hallways, exit/entry of doorways).
- Masks will be worn at all times around campus (with the exception of outdoor mask breaks during transitions) .
- Students and staff will not be closer than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes of total time throughout the day.
- Snohomish School District policy for COVID case procedures will be used at all times for the purposes of communicating with Snohomish County Health Department, staff, and community regarding COVID cases and determining close contacts.
- Students will be managed in cohorts whenever possible (AM/PM students, assigned work spaces, etc.)
- Students will wash hands, or use hand sanitizer, whenever they return to their classroom (including school arrival, bathroom use, after transitions)
- Appropriate signage is displayed throughout the campus indicating walk routes, physical distancing, proper handwashing, and required face coverings.
- Enhanced cleaning, disinfection, and sanitizing of facilities will be conducted.
- Air ventilation/circulation and air filter upgrades have been implemented.
- We have eliminated the use of water fountains and adjusted classroom and restroom procedures to promote physical distancing recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Snohomish County Health Authorities. (Students are encouraged to bring an individual water bottle each day that clearly has the student’s name displayed)
- School visitors, parents, and volunteers are not permitted on campus at this time (unless to attend a pre-arranged meeting or invited for a specific purpose).
- All questions about health/safety protocols can be directed to COVID Supervisor (Elizabeth Harms), Nurse (Brittany Magiba/Chelsea Sherard) or administration (Doug Plucker)
If you have challenges that impact your ability to access remote learning at home and would like to be considered as a candidate for the Internet Café, please email Principal Doug Plucker firstname.lastname@example.org
Second semester class schedule & class registration
Poetry, Psychology, Science Fiction, Mythology, Modern Fiction, Art Classes and P.E. are elective choices. Class schedules for second semester will be emailed to your student email address. Once received, if you have questions call 360-563-3401.
Students who plan to attend college next year – it’s time to begin reviewing scholarship opportunities!
Recommended Scholarship websites/databases:
FAFSA you can't receive financial aid if you don't apply!
Click on the FAFSA logo to go to their webste
List of Scholarships
Click on the Gear up logo to go to their website
Click on the photo to see a list of College application deadlines
Staff & Teacher Emails:
Doug Plucker Doug.Plucker@sno.wedne.edu
Linda W. Linda.Wetherald@sno.wednet.edu
Linda H. Linda.Hardy@sno.wednet.edu
Derek D. Derek.email@example.com
Anja L. Anja.Lapier@sno.wednet.edu
Dara D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan S. Dan.email@example.com
MaryAnne J. MaryAnne.Jones@sno.wednet.edu
Courtney P. firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather H. Heather.Hunsberger@sno.wednet.edu
Elizabeth H. Elizabeth.email@example.com
Thom E. Thom.Engel@sno.wednet.edu
Below please find information and links to help with technology questions
Technology help line: 360-563-3000
The district has a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday
Click here to be taken to the District resource page for computers, laptops & devices
Students: Many of you have asked to be emailed at your home/personal email addresses. Please see the following link to forward your school emails to your preferred email address:
Students: HelloID is the recommended way to sign in to all online resources:
click here for link to hello id . Here you will have access to Canvas (where all of your assignments and coursework will be posted), your email, Office 365, Zoom, and many other helpful resources.
Students: If you have forgotten your password and need a reset, please call Technology at 360-563-3000 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Notice of Non Discrimination
The Snohomish 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 a 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, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7314, email@example.com.