Weekly Newsletter for the Meadowdale High School Community
Friday, January 8, 2021
Message from Meadowdale Administration Regarding Riot at U.S. Capitol
Like many of you, I am deeply disturbed by the events that took place this week in Washington, D.C. What started out as a protest at our nation's capitol building, devolved into a riot and occupation. The rioters' criminal and seditious actions were a flagrant attempt to disrupt the constitutionally protected democratic process. Fortunately, the mob was unsuccessful in achieving their goal. Unfortunately, the mob's efforts resulted in the death of five people and numerous people injured. I would like to make three brief points in regards to this criminal incident.
First, Wednesday’s events highlight, yet again, that parts of our society have lost respect for our governmental institutions and the rule of law. The United States is a nation that believes we all have inalienable rights. The United States continues to strive toward ensuring all people have those same rights, especially people who are from traditionally marginalized groups. The flip side of having rights is responsibility. All citizens have the responsibility to exercise their rights in such a manner as to not cause harm or death to other individuals who have the same rights. Wednesday’s actions were beyond the pale of civility and were quite frankly, a poor example for our students.
Second, in times like these it is imperative that we provide a sense of stability for our students. Our students need to know that the constitution worked the way it was intended and that our government is secure. In the end, Congress accomplished their task, the courts followed the law and the election of 2020 has been certified. Our democracy is bent, but it is not broken. When something is bent, it can be repaired. I would like to reiterate what our Superintendent, Dr. Balderas said in his recent communication:
“We are aware of different political beliefs throughout the communities we serve in our school district and I anticipate those beliefs may be more apparent in the coming days. Leading up to Inauguration Day and beyond, I hope we can focus on the values of inclusion and the work we can control, which includes peaceful exchanges of ideas and opinions.”
We now need to move forward with hope and optimism. We need to listen to and support each other.
Finally, and most importantly, our students are no doubtily feeling a range of emotions (unsettled, fearful, anxious, etc). These feelings are normal and should be validated by staff, family and friends. The staff at Meadowdale High School are dedicated to helping our students through this difficult time. Our counseling staff is available to support our students.
If You or Your Student Needs to Talk to Someone: Reach out to your school counselor. Their contact information can be found here: Meadowdale High School Counselors
We can make it through this trying time.
David R. Shockley (Principal)
Kim Dreier (Assistant Principal)
Deann Anguiano (Assistant Principal)
Outdoor Sports Conditioning Begins Jan 19
We will be offering outdoor conditioning beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. In order to participate, you will need to complete the following before you attend your first outdoor conditioning session:
- Complete the Outdoor Conditioning Intent Form. This must be filled out by the STUDENT, not the parent, as an ESD email address must be used to submit.
- Complete all 3 eligibility forms via Rank One sports.
- Have downloaded, printed, read, and signed the COVID Assumption of Risk form. Please send an electronic/signed copy of this form to Pat Martin at email@example.com or fax it to her at 425-431-7655
Please note the following guidelines/info for Outdoor Conditioning:
- Must complete all of the above paperwork
- Masks required at all times
- Complete the Daily Screening Attestation Form for each day you are participating. This will be sent to the student via District email.
- Small pods of 5 will maintain 6' of distance between athletes at all times
- Once signed up, athletes will be assigned a specific pod with specific dates and times.
- Sessions will be 30-60 minutes in length (60 minute maximum)
- No fees are required to participate
PRG/Sports Booster Meeting - Jan 11
CLICK HERE for the Zoom link.
Leadership Students Create Mural For Class of 2021
Leadership students Cole Duncan, Akayla Moore, and Abbi Steen wanted to paint a mural for their school passion project. Tough to do when you can’t be on campus. . . but this doesn’t stop the Class of 2021! See their portable mural, which will permanently be installed once we are cleared to be back in our buildings. The mural (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) will be on display for drive-by viewings near the main office starting this weekend.
The title of the mural is “Some Have a Story; WE Made History” and includes the names of all the seniors in the Class of 2021 and their teachers.
Young, Gifted, and Black (presented by the Univ of Washington)
Young, Gifted, and Black utilizes African American history and culture in such a way that motivates and empowers attendees to take control of their future. This conference is to promote positive self-esteem, social consciousness, and cultural awareness, while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of higher education. We hope that the workshops and interactions with current African American UW students, staff, and faculty and the community will provide both the resources and role models to help students make a commitment to pursue higher education. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the UW and discover all the possibilities awaiting African American high school students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
CLICK HERE for more information and to apply for this event.
Latest Plan for Athletic Seasons
FALL SPORTS (February 22-April 2): Volleyball*, Football*, Girls Swim*, Girls Soccer, Cross-Country, Boys Tennis
SPRING SPORTS (Mar 29-May 8): Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Track and Field
WINTER SPORTS (May 3-June 12): Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Swim, Wrestling
*Due to the risk status of this sport, it may need to be offered in a later season.
We Want YOU In the Meadowdale Yearbook!
We need photos from YOU!!!
Yearbook staff is working to put together pages featuring YOU! Mavs, we need your pics! Please check out topics & access the google forms (for upload) here.
Thanks to those who have already submitted! Confirmation emails coming in January.
Grades 9, 10, 11 Missed Picture Day? No problem!
Power Outages and Snow Days!
SNOW DAYS: As a result of being in remote learning, we are much better equipped to deal with inclement weather (think snow, ice, etc.) than when we were in a full face-to-face learning environment. We anticipate days when snowy or icy weather might require the district to operate on a late start schedule or close, school can still take place. Sorry kids!
Well Child Care Note from the School Nurse
Well-child care is important even during a pandemic. Checkups are valuable for growth, development, early detection, immunizations, behavior support, and learning success! Many clinics have adapted visits to keep patients safe during the pandemic. If you need help connecting with a primary health clinic, don't hesitate to contact the school nurse SHERMIN DAVIDSON at DAVIDSONS837@edmonds.wednet.edu or (425) 431-3072.
After School Tutoring & Homework Help
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!
Financial Aid Webinars Coming Up
Here are the upcoming webinars...
For Families who HAVE NOT yet filed their FAFSA
For Families who HAVE already filed their FAFSA
Meadowdale Students of the Month!
November: Issabella Sandoval & Nicole Brunette
October: Eliza Moloney & Shannon Shaw
September: Elianna Lopez & Alex Hernandez Manriquez
Spanish Language Line Available
Sno-Isle Tech Center Virtual Open House
Take this opportunity to meet and speak to teachers, and get your questions answered. Displays and demonstrations galore! Application assistance will also be available.
Pre-Register Here: https://hopin.com/events/snoisle-open-house-2021