Weekly Newsletter for the Meadowdale High School Community
Friday, January 15, 2021
Class Schedule Next Week
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.
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)
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.
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
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