Marauder Family Connect - March
Keeping you in-the-know at Mariner High School 2022/2023
Mariner High School Office Hours
200 120th St SW Everett, WA 98204
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
A Message From the Principal - Mrs. VanderVeen
Once again February was a busy month for the Mariner Marauders. Our Unified Basketball team traveled to Arlington HS to play in Arlington's first ever home Unified Basketball Game, it was a great setting, standing room only and the Marauders got the W. Our Unified team also beat Kamiak in the Unified Stinky Shoe game, which was very exciting. We saw the end of first semester and the start of second semester and Mariner hosted the Mukilteo Foundation Breakfast with our Fine Arts department performing, members of our football team serving as greeters and Mariner Culinary Arts students serving breakfast. Also our very own Stephanie Wilson talked about the importance of reading and books.
Jennifer Parker-Angelos was named the Boys 4A WESCO Swim Coach of the year and Tevin Dillon was named the Boys 4A WESCO Basketball Coach of the year, this is his 3rd time winning this award and the team was WESCO Co-Champs. Just before break, Mariner hosted over 300 students and families at Options Night whereby programs such as College in the HS, Advanced Placement, Sno-Isle, Running Start and ORCA all presented.
Finally, our boys basketball team keeps on winning and have moved on to the State Tournament at the Tacoma Dome, we had boys and girls wrestlers compete at the State Wrestling tournament, a swimmer at the State boys Swim meet, 4 cheerleaders advancing to state in March and fine arts students performed at WMEA All State Honor Band and Orchestra.
Every day is a great day to be a Mariner Marauder!
As part of our commitment to supporting the well-being of staff, students and their families, we will administer social-emotional well-being surveys to students. The spring Panorama survey window for students and families will be 3/13 to 4/8. Survey categories and questions have not changed from the fall administration. Information was sent to parents providing the opportunity for them to opt their students out of the survey on February 13. Families may preview the student questions and have the option for their child/children to participate in the survey. Parents will have until March 3 to opt students out of the survey.
Students in grades 3-12 will receive survey questions appropriate to their grade level. The questions differ depending on the participant role and cover several topics that align with the state social-emotional learning standards for students as well as cultural awareness, relationships and safety.
Family responses will be anonymous, but student information is identifiable so that teachers and school leaders can access student information to help support student needs by classroom or at an individual level.
Health and Safety Announcements
Students have been misusing the bathroom (a health and safety concern). To provide a safe place for all students to use the restroom, disciplinary actions will be assigned to students misusing the bathroom. We have communicated with students about our expectations regarding creating a safe environment for all students. Signs have been placed in student bathrooms reminding them of the bathroom rules.
Basic Social Media Rules for High Schoolers
A significant amount of time on behalf of students and staff is spent on issues that come from social media platforms such as Instagram, Tik Tok, and Snapchat. Below is an Article from CommonSense.org that gives information for families to help their teens be safe online.
High school teens have their own lives online. They're checking their friends' posts (and sharing their own), watching their favorite shows, uploading photos and videos, playing games, video-chatting, and exploring their interests.
By high school, parents and caregivers hope kids understand the basics of online etiquette, such as thinking before posting, being kind, and using privacy settings. You can also teach your teens to keep a few more things in mind:
- Anything on social media can be made public. Remind your teens that anyone can see what they post online -- even if they think no one will. Potential employers and college admissions staff often browse applicants' social media accounts. Ask your teens to think about who might see their profiles and how others might interpret their posts.
- Online posts can be cut, altered, pasted, and sent around. Once they put something online, it's out of their control, which means it can be taken out of context and used to hurt them or someone else. Tell them that stuff posted online can last forever. If they wouldn't put something on the wall of the school hallway, they shouldn't post it online.
- Avoid drama and hurting others. Help them think about the consequences of forwarding harmful messages or embarrassing photos. It's also hurtful to pretend to be other people by using their accounts or creating fake ones.
- Don't post your location. Many social media platforms allow kids to post their locations. Although it might be tempting to use these features to connect with friends, it's just not safe for teens.
- Watch the clock. It's easy to spend a lot of time on social media if you're not careful. Hours and hours can go by, which isn't great for getting homework done, practicing sports or music, reading, or spending time with others.
Social Media Basics for Parents
"What is social media and why are my kids constantly on it? What do I need to be aware of to keep them safe, especially when adults are not around? Join Common Sense to learn the basics of social media - we’ll cover the key differences between Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram and why kids love them. You’ll leave with manageable tips and strategies for staying on top of the latest trends because you can’t be there all the time.
This session is intended for a parent/caregiver audience and includes a 15 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute opportunity for Q and A."
Counselors’ Caseloads and Contact Information
A-Cr- Sockheng Centeno
Cs-Ho- Catherine Jeffcoat
Hp-MI- Jessie Townsend
Mj-Rt- Luisa Wilson
Ru-Z- Sandie Vea
Registration for the 2023/2024 School Year
The year is going by quickly! We will be preparing for 2023-2024 registration in mid-February.
Greetings from the Counseling Department!
2023-2024 Registration is upon us! Below is the Registration timeline:
February 27th- Students watched a Pre-Registration Video during SIT time. Some of the topics in the video include:
- Review of Graduation Requirements
- Transcript analysis
- Registration for 2023-2024 school year.
- Here is the link to the video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O5Yj996O5I4ct-iXX-LxGxlyfhBzduTQ/view.
- During this time students received their transcript and a copy of a 4-year plan they can use as a guide to sign up for classes next year.
The Week of March 6th- Registration window opens in Qmlativ. Counselors will visit English classrooms to assist students registering for classes:
- Monday, March 6th- Counselors will visit 9th grade English classrooms
- Tuesday, March 7th- Counselors will visit 10th grade English classrooms
- Wednesday, March 8th- Counselors will visit 11th grade English classrooms
March 20th- Registration Window closes in Qmlativ.
- If students need to adjust their request after this date, they need to meet with their counselor.
April – June: Counselors will hold individual meetings to review class requests and graduation plans for each student.
Note: All Registration materials can be found in our Mariner Website, under the Counseling Tab -scroll down to Counseling Services. Here is the direct link to the 2023-2024 Registration page.
*Important: We are directing students to be very mindful of the classes they pick for next year. They will have multiple opportunities to change their selection before school ends in June. Changes will not be allowed after school is out and student will be expected to attend the classes they picked for next year.
As always, let your student’s counselor know if you have any questions.
The Counseling Department!
Save the Date: March 15th, Incoming Freshmen Parent Night!
HS registration for current 8th graders....
- March 15th: Incoming Freshmen Parent Night
- Week of March 13-17th: MS counselors will show the registration video & hand out registration form to their students (I'll send this out soon)
- Week of March 21-24th: HS counselors will visit middle schools to help students register (*please remind students to bring their registration forms this day)
Note: All Registration materials can be found in our Mariner Website, under the Counseling Tab -scroll down to Counseling Services- on the right-hand side click on 2023-2024 Registration, THEN click on “current High School students”. Here is the direct link to the 2023-2024 Registration page.
Academic Supports at Mariner High School
The first semester ends on February 2nd, now is the time for students to finish strong! There are many academic supports at Mariner:
- Academic Support Center (ASC) in the Library: students, get permission from your teacher to access this resource during the school day and/or attend after school.
- Individual, pre-arranged appointments with teacher(s): students, make arrangements with your teacher(s) individually.
- Mariner Writing Center: See Mr. Tonahill in Room E272
- Study Hall in Library: Monday-Thursday, 2:00-3:30PM.
- Student Intervention Time (SIT): Tuesday-Thursday 10:11am - 10:35am. Students, ask your teachers to request you.
Family Engagement Liaison
What is a Family Engagement Liaison?
In district person to connect you to the right resources.
A few things that I can help families with:
- Help families use technology to track student work/grades, reach out to teachers
- Provide weekend/emergency food and clothing to families or to students directly
- Connect families with resources for academic help, community support, district programs
- Respond to parent questions and/or direct them to the correct person
Parents, do you want to be more involved in your students’ academic career?
Join Mariner City Families. This is a parent driven group and is a great resource for our parents. It is hosted by Belen Espinoza on the second Wednesday of each month at 10am in the Library.
For more information, please contact EspinozaBX@mukilteo.wednet.edu
Belen Espinoza, Family Engagement Liaison
Greetings from the Library!
As we are planning for the upcoming remodel and need to pack up the library, there are dates that are time sensitive. The last day of library checkout will be April 7th. All library items will be due on April 17th. Novels from English classes and textbooks are not impacted by these dates. To ensure that our students are reading during 4th quarter, students are signing up for library cards through the Sno-Isle Public Library. Presentations by the Sno-Isle staff will be made via Zoom in your child’s English classes in late March or early April.
I appreciate your flexibility during this time of transition.
Mariner Library Website
Mariner High School
If your student missed their in class library card sign up OR you would like to sign up for your own library card, use the link below to sign up!
Get a Library Card
Sign up online for a Sno-Isle Libraries Card and get immediate access to all digital materials and online services available through Sno-Isle Libraries, including ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies, and all the library databases and learning services. To enable physical material borrowing, visit any Sno-Isle Libraries community library and a staff member will help you complete the registration process.
News From the Career and College Readiness Center
Check out these links!
Financial Aid: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/4436
College Links: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15007
Military Links: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15014
Students, do you need a…
letter of rec? https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/4467
community service log? https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15015
Check out all the local scholarships on the Career & College Readiness page of our Mariner High School website. https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/4451
The Mukilteo School District uses the ParentSquare communication platform for district, school and teacher communications. ParentSquare provides a secure way for the district, school principal, teachers, staff and families to send and receive school and class information, share pictures and files, see calendar items, sign up to volunteer and much more ... all in one place!
Log in to the ParentSquare webpage here. You may also log in through the app on your mobile device (instructions to download the free app is at the bottom of this page).
Watch a ParentSquare overview video in English or Spanish to learn more about the platform. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using your preferred email address or phone number, so you will receive communications from your school and the district. However, you must “activate” your account to use the two-way features of the tool.
By activating your account, you’ll be able to:
- Choose to receive information instantly or once a day at 6 p.m. (digest setting)
- Communicate in your preferred language
- Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
- Direct message teachers and staff with translation support
- Sign up for family-teacher conferences
- Sign forms and permission slips ... and more!
Information and news about Mariner High School are available in a variety of formats. This year, you will receive a phone message and email from the district if we close or delay school. This helps ensure we reach everyone, including those without an email address on file, before students stand outside at a bus stop, and before parents leave for work. As usual, school delays or closures will be posted on the district website and posted through FlashAlert, which also feeds into mainstream local news feeds.
Check out the following sites and join us on social media to stay connected:
Mariner HS website: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Domain/530
Mariner Facebook: Mariner Marauders
Mariner Instagram: MarinerMarauders and MarinerCity
Mariner Twitter: @MHSEverett
Mukilteo School District e-newsletter: sign up here e-newsletter
Past Marauder Family Connect Newsletters: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/domain/2398
Parent Square Information: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/16164
Mukilteo 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 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 and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319), firstname.lastname@example.org, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), email@example.com, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) email@example.com. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.