Pirate Newsletter

February 2023 ~ Edition 22-23~ Vol. 23

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Upcoming Events

Senior Boards

Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 7pm

Lower Gym

Tillamook Co. Job Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 10am-2pm

4301 3rd Street

Tillamook, OR

WorkSource Oregon and the Economic Development Council of Tillamook County have partnered up again this year to hold the Tillamook County Job Fair. The event starts at 10am and goes until 2pm at Tillamook Bay Community College, upstairs in rooms 214/215. There will be 16 businesses at the event. Each one looking to hire for multiple positions. Everything from cashiers, gas station attendants, to manufacturing, education, childcare, law enforcement, and medical positions! Potential for on-the-spot interviews! Bring your resume and find a job today!

ASVAB Testing

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 9am

24705 U.S. 101

Rockaway Beach, OR

State Testing

NKN participates in many activities to prepare our students for success on the required state assessments in science, math and language arts. At the high school state testing occurs in 11th grade starting in April.

Not only are the results an important indicator of a student's knowledge and skills, we use consolidated data to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.

All students will participate in state assessment unless there is an opt out form signed by parents prior to the testing window. For science, there is no opt out option, however there is an exemption form. All forms are available on the school district website under parent resources.




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Oregon College Savings Plan

The Oregon Treasury Savings Network (OTSN) want to make sure parents are aware of the benefits the Oregon College Savings Plan (OCSP) can provide in helping offset some of the costs associated with attending a post-secondary institution. Whether a child is starting their academic career in kindergarten, or getting ready to graduate high school as a senior, we believe having an OCSP account can help.

Smart Start Sweepstakes

With that in mind we launched our latest Smart Start Sweepstakes today, giving parents a chance to win $250 in an OCSP account. We encourage you to share the link with your electronic networks/social media so parents can visit the website and enter the Sweepstakes. People can enter the sweepstakes by visiting our website at: https://www.oregoncollegesavings.com/smart-start-sweepstakes , the Sweepstakes ends February 28, 2023

Eugene Schmuck Manzanita Open

The Eugene Schmuck Foundation is proud to announce that we will host the Manzanita Open this spring - May 19, 20, & 21, 2023.

To our Golfers - We encourage you to plan on attending the Open to play or just have fun and support the community. The Open is a four-person, 9-hole scramble, $50 per player. Tee times can be reserved beginning Feb 1st at 8am. Organize your teams of 4 and go to our website to reserve your spot and pay. Our website www.eugeneschmuckfoundation.org will have details and rules for the tournament. You'll get a phone call, text or email to confirm your spot.

To our Sponsors - You are the reason we can do so much good in our community; you are the fundamental reason we touch the lives of so many! Thank you for your continued donations and support.

As we move into 2023, we are thankful for our blessings, but aware that there are so many folks who count on us. We are reaching out again to ask for your support through a sponsorship. Information packets have been dropped into the mail as well. Our website offers credit card payments for both sponsorships and tee times.

If you are a business owner, we again offer the "Diamond Plus" sponsorship level which displays your name on our Sponsor board, a Tee sign on the course, and your logo/link to your own site displayed on our ESF website for the entire year.

To our Volunteers - We love you, and the Manzanita Open just would be impossible without your help! If you are interested in volunteering during the Open, please let us know. Check the website for details and drop us an email with your interest and contact information.

To All in Our ESF Family - Thank You from our hearts. Your faith and trust make us strong. The Manzanita Open has always been a way to help others and we appreciate your support!


Troy Bowers, Board President

NKN Health Fair 2023

You are invited to the Neah-Kah-Nie HS Health Fair on March 3rd. Students in Mr. Douma's Health Classes along with Rockaway Beach Fire, NKN Health and Wellness, and Tillamook County Health will be hosting information and activity stations on a wide variety of health topics:

Stress Management

Immune System/ Germs and Diseases

Dental Health

Exercise and Heart Health

Workout Supplement Safety

Healthy Friendships and Dating Safety

Hydration and Waterborne Diseases


Substance Abuse

First Aid

Body Image


Vision Screening

Mental Health

Vital Sign Checkups

From the District Nurse:

As we move into the winter months, please help us keep our school community healthy by following the guidelines on when to stay home when sick. Thank you!

Please see attached link

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Free and Reduced Price Meal Income Guidelines Announced for 2022-23 School Year

Free and Reduced Price Meal Income Guidelines Announced for 2022-23 School Year

If you have not already completed your 2021-2022 Meal Time application for free and reduced lunches it is important that you do so now. By completing this now will give you a 30 day grace period in the till October 17. Otherwise, you will need to be prepared to pay full price for all breakfast and lunches until your 2022-2023 application is approved in the fall.

For the 2022-2023 school year there will no longer be free meals for all as we have had the last couple years with COVID.

If you need help or need to know the income qualifications for Free and Reduced Lunches please reach out to the office.


Meal Time application is below \/

Note from Family Resource Coordinator:

If you have any needs such as school supplies, backpacks, PE shoes etc... Or for students who would like to receive a weekend food bag, please contact Jen Hopkins, Family Resource Coordinator at hopkinsj@nknsd.org or at (503)355-3607. You can also catch her at school in her room between the Library and the art room.

Pirates athletics is wrapping up our winter sports seasons. Wrestling will be heading to districts to qualify for state in the next couple weeks. Currently both our Girls and Boys Basketball teams are in 4th place in the league, which would qualify them for the district tournament. With a win at the district tournament, they would qualify for the state playoffs! Good luck to all of our Winter Sports Athletes.

Speech and Debate and Unified Basketball are beginning their seasons, and Spring Sports is just around the corner. Students that are interested in playing Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, or Golf need to make sure they have completed their FamilyID with all of the required forms and documents.

This week in Pirate Sports

Check here for sport updates and streaming


The FNRL (future natural resource leaders) club is selling long sleeve shirts.

Shirts are $28. If you would like one please email stephena@nknsd.org


Student Council is selling long sleeved black pirate t-shirts and they will be available to pre-order during school time at lunch and at home basketball games. Each shirt is $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go directly into student body activities.

In light of the pandemic and issues some students have faced with meeting their graduation requirements, the Neah-Kah-Nie school board has decided to reduce graduation requirements to 24 credits. This is a reduction of elective credits needed for graduation for the classes of 2023 and 2024. Those students who have completed graduation requirements are encouraged to stay and explore additional classes, take college courses or participate in job shadows and internships. We thank the school board for providing an equitable option for our struggling students and celebrate those students who go above and beyond to prepare for their futures!

Having a diploma is an important step in preparing students for future success. The knowledge, skills and habits a student develops while being in school, help to prepare them for success as an adult.

Developing good study habits and working on self-management skills are an important piece of being successful, both at school and at work!

Be on time to class…turn in assignments on time…phones off and away during class - these are all expectations teachers have of students that directly relate to the world of work.

Students who are struggling or are not currently on track to graduate should be encouraged to stay for after-school study hall to complete homework assignments or to make up classes needed for graduation. A little bit of work now can have some huge payoffs for the future!

Counselor's Corner

Link to Resources

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Winter is upon us! Make sure you are signed up for Flash Alert to keep you up to date on school closures and delays.


To keep up on weather alerts you can sign up for messages from Nixle on the link below.


To make a donation to Mudd Nick Foundation ~Click Here

Every year the Mudd Nick Foundation provides funds to fur there the education to our students through field trips, supplies, and so much more

Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, Neah-Kah-Nie School District has contracted with ESS for our substitute services. To become a substitute for the District please go to ESS.com, click on the Job Seeker tab and type in Neah-Kah-Nie School District to begin the application process.

If you have questions about the application process, or becoming a substitute, please contact ABrueske@ess.com or our Human Resources office at 503-355-3506.



Neah-Kah-Nie School District Job's listing


Life can be stressful and overwhelming daily for adults and children/teens alike. Tillamook County residents have access to a 24-hour crisis response mobile unit:

Tillamook County Mental Health Crisis Line 503-842-8201

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

In Crisis? Text 741741