Mav Connections

Weekly Newsletter for the Meadowdale High School Community

Friday, January 15, 2021

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Class Schedule Next Week

Monday Jan 18 - No School in observance of MLK Day

Tuesday Jan 19 - Normal 2-4-6 class schedule

Wednesday Jan 20 - Normal Wednesday of asynchronous learning

Thursday Jan 21 - Normal 1-3-5 class schedule

Friday Jan 22 - Normal 2-4-6 class schedule

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.


Sincerely,



David R. Shockley (Principal)

Kim Dreier (Assistant Principal)

Deann Anguiano (Assistant Principal)

Outdoor Sports Conditioning Begins Jan 19

We are excited to provide the opportunity for students to join us on campus for outdoor conditioning, beginning January 19th. For those students who have indicated an interest to participate, you must have all of your paperwork in before we can clear you. That includes Rank One Online Registration Forms as well as the Covid Assumption Of Risk waiver in a hard copy delivered to the Athletics Office, either by the Main Office Drop Box or a digital copy set to Pat Martin, Athletic Secretary, that has signatures and can be printed.


For those who plan to participate on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, look for a correspondence sent to your students email account with their coach and pod number as well as some reminders:


  • Daily ESD Attestation Forms must be completed by 12:30pm each day you plan to participate. These will be sent to the primary email in Skyward.
  • Students may not arrive early. If you do you must stay in your car until your session starts 3:15 or 4:15. For students walking to our conditioning, please plan to enter the campus no sooner than 3:10 or 4:10. Please watch for cars in the Parking Lot
  • Check in at the HUB located outside the Main Gym Entrance with either Robby Bissett, Athletic Trainer or Beth Marriott, Athletic Director.
  • Students are responsible for providing and wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Provide 6 feet of social distancing from coaches and other athletes.
  • It's winter, so please dress appropriately including a warm jacket, gloves, hats, socks, etc.
  • When your session is complete and you have been dismissed from your pod, you must leave our campus immediately.
  • If you feel ill, please stay home for the sake of EVERYONE.


We look forward to seeing you next week. Go MAVS!

Young, Gifted, and Black (presented by the Univ of Washington)

The University of Washington is organizing an online conference entitled "Young, Gifted, and Black" on Saturday, February 6th, from 11am-3pm.

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.

Order Letterman Jackets Virtually

Jostens has created a way for student-athletes to create and order letterman jackets this year online. Click here for more information!

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.

Latest Plan for Athletic Seasons

The Wesco League is moving forward with the following plan for sports seasons this year. All dates are tentative and subject to required benchmarks to be met.


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.


Senior Photos:

Thanks to those who have already submitted! Confirmation emails coming in January.

Deadline extended to Friday, January 15th, 2021. Details about senior photo guidelines here and step-by-step videos on using eShare here. Submit your Student Portrait here!


Grades 9, 10, 11 Missed Picture Day? No problem!

Please send in your own photo ~~ see English/Spanish details & instructions step-by step videos here. Submit your Student Portrait here by Jan 15!


Click here for more info

Power Outages and Snow Days!

POWER OUTAGES: Now that we are moving into the later fall and winter months, we can anticipate that utility outages will occur and this may interfere with remote learning. We have prepared a power outage plan that will be shared with our communities to let everyone know what to do in the event of electricity outages or network interruptions. Check out the plan by clicking here.


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.


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After School Tutoring & Homework Help

For students 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, and 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

Financial Aid Webinars Coming Up

During financial aid season, Whitworth University is offering multiple webinars to help students/families prepare for and understand the financial aid process. This information can help students and families at any college (2-year or 4-year) they plan to attend! You do NOT need to be considering Whitworth to access and attend these webinars.


Here are the upcoming webinars...


For Families who HAVE NOT yet filed their FAFSA

For Families who HAVE already filed their FAFSA

Introducing 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you in finding the help you need. Dial the three digit number 2-1-1 on your phone or FIND HELP HERE. If you are outside of Washington or have a problem dialing the number 2-1-1, please dial 1-877-211-9274.

Meadowdale Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our December Students of the Month, Allan Mbuthia and Katella Wright! See below for SOTM winners from previous months this year.
November: Issabella Sandoval & Nicole Brunette

October: Eliza Moloney & Shannon Shaw

September: Elianna Lopez & Alex Hernandez Manriquez

Spanish Language Line Available

The Edmonds School District offers a language line resource for Spanish speaking families. In order to use this resource, please call 1-844-373-1952. A Spanish interpreter will answer the call and automatically connect with the District office. From there, callers will be connected to the appropriate school or department. The interpreter will stay on the line with the caller throughout the entire call process.

Sno-Isle Tech Center Virtual Open House

January 14, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm

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

Check out Books from the Library

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