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Kamiak Bulletin September 20 - September 24

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Knight Families,

Once each year, the Kamiak staff pauses and devotes time to teaching students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. We have used the same curriculum for the last several years, a program called SOS (Signs of Suicide). This year, we will deliver the Signs of Suicide training through 3rd Period classes on September 22nd. Signs of Suicide gives students tools and resources they can use to navigate this challenging topic. Through the program, students learn:

  • that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help
  • how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend
  • to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend

At Kamiak, we use the same Signs of Suicide training used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk.

We encourage all our families to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources and some of the key messages students will learn.

After the training, visit our website for information families can use to reinforce healthy strategies at home as well as an information page with resources available in our community. Also, we encourage families to look at the list of available resources on the back of students’ ID cards.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation in this program please contact your student’s counselor at (425) 366-5400.

  • September 22: Signs of Suicide Training
  • September 24: Friday Early Release (12:45PM)
  • September 24: Freshmen Class Election Packets Due
  • September 28: Willamette University visits Kamiak CCRC @ 11:20AM
  • September 29: Curriculum Night
  • September 29: Final Homecoming Votes
  • October 1: Friday Early Release (12:45PM)
  • October 4-9: Homecoming Week
  • October 5: Oregon State University visits Kamiak CCRC @ 12:30PM
  • October 8: Friday Early Release (12:45PM)
  • October 11: Seattle University visits Kamiak CCRC @ 11:20AM
  • October 15: Friday Early Release (12:45PM)
  • October 22: Friday Early Release (12:45PM)
  • October 29: Photo RETAKE Day – for students requesting a new photo (Must bring the unsatisfactory packet to exchange for the same packet with a new photo), AND for students who have not had a photo taken yet.

bell schedules

Monday - Thursday:

Friday:

semifinalists

8 STUDENTS FROM KAMIAK HIGH SCHOOL HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS SEMIFINALISTS IN THE 2022 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Chris Choi
  • Chaitna Deshmukh
  • Aaron Lee
  • Edward Lee
  • John Lee
  • Angelique Nguyen
  • Lilian Nguyenphuoc
  • Claire Park

This honor is reserved for students who are the highest-scoring on the PSAT/or alternate entry SAT exam in each state.

Picture Day

Around 600 students had their photos taken on Friday. Not all who had their pictures taken were prepared to order photos if they’d wanted them. If you or your student would like to order pictures taken, please visit www.dorianstudio.com/prepayment. Search for “Kamiak” and follow the prompts on the site. The deadline for ordering photos is Tuesday, September 21.

WE ARE KAMIAK!

Hey, Knights! We are making a video that features our awesome and diverse student body. We want to include as many faces and names as possible. If you are interested please sign up using the link below. We'll begin filming at lunches next week (9/20-9/24).

credit for working

ATTENTION STUDENTS WHO HAVE A JOB AND WOULD LIKE CREDIT FOR WORKING:

See Mrs. Lane in Room 163 or email LanePA@mukilteo.wednet.edu for more information ASAP.

TRANSPORTATION safety PRECAUTIONS:

Those who ride buses will soon see changes designed to help with COVID contact tracing. The most noticeable change will be assigned seating. Our drivers will need to be able to depend on your cooperation and assistance. Thank you in advance for supporting one another’s health and safety.

LAPTOP FULLY CHARGED?

One thing every student can do to be successful at Kamiak is to show up each day with a fully charged laptop. Thank you to everyone who has worked on building a habit of charging their laptop at home and bringing it ready for school each day.

Parking Permits:

Seniors & Juniors may purchase and receive year-long parking permits from the bookkeeping office. The following requirements must be met for parking passes:

  • Obtain an ASB validation for the 2021-2022 school year (FREE this year)
  • Provide a valid driver’s license
  • Provide vehicle license plate numbers (2 vehicles maximum)
  • Provide proof of current insurance on the listed vehicle(s)
  • Parking agreement signed at the time of purchase, therefore a parent or other “representative” may not purchase the permit for the student
  • Have a separate check for $45 made out to Kamiak High School for a parking permit

parking tickets:

Please make sure your student has purchased their parking permit. Beginning Monday, September 13, security will begin issuing parking tickets to vehicles without a parking permit.

reset your password

Your Mukilteo School district password was reset at the end of August. If you have already reset your password you do not need to complete this step a second time.

Your Default Password for the 2021/2022 school year is: uppercase letter ‘P’, lowercase letter ‘w’, 8-digit birthdate. Example: Samuel L. Jackson’s password would be: Pw12211948

If you are having trouble with your password reset, please stop by the library.

EVERY knight gets a laptop!

Great news! As you have probably heard, Kamiak will check out a new, school issued Dell computer to every student for use this school year! If you have not checked out a computer and charging cord yet, please have a parent or guardian sign the Computer Checkout Form and bring it to school with you to check one out. You can pick up the form in the library if you don't have one. School-issued devices come pre-loaded with all of the necessary software needed for school and are supported by the District when problems arise.​

yearbook purchase

You don’t want to miss out on a Kamiak Yearbook. You can purchase your Yearbook through the Bookkeeping Office – before or after school or during lunch. The cost is $50 and payable by cash, debit/credit card (check payable to Kamiak High School). Note: Yearbooks are sold by pre-order and must be purchased before Winter Break in December.

ACTIVITY BUS

The Activity Bus will be available to students Monday through Thursday. Remember that you need a bus pass to ride the Activity Bus. Bus passes will be given by your activity advisor. Bus leaves from the Bus Zone at approximately 4:05 P.M.

PSAT @ Kamiak

OCTOBER 16TH @ 7:45 AM

This year, Kamiak will host the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on Saturday, October 16th @ 7:45AM. The PSAT prepares students for the SAT and gives students an idea of what they need to study for the SAT. For grade 11 students, the PSAT is the determining factor for National Merit Scholarship nomination. The PSAT also identifies students that have the potential for AP course success. Priority will go to Juniors for taking this test. If we have extra tests available the weekdays prior to October 16, we will open it up for sophomores and freshmen on a first-come-first-served basis.

In English class, students will be given a brief overview of what the PSAT is, when and how to sign up for the 2021 PSAT, and a brief survey that will let us know if your student is interested in taking the PSAT this year.

If you have any questions, please email Bryan Stelling at StellingBC@mukilteo.wednet.edu or call (426) 366-5430.

Colleges Visiting the Kamiak CCRC:

  • September 28: Willamette University (11:20AM)
  • October 5: Oregon State University (12:30PM)
  • October 11: Seattle University (11:20AM)

Kamiak students are invited to attend.

CCRC Counselor: Mr. Stelling

Make an appointment with Mr. Stelling for help with:

  • Sno-Isle
  • Running Start
  • College Admissions
  • Scholarships
  • Post High School Plans
  • Career Exploration through Personality Traits
  • Anything else we can help you with!

athlete spotlight:

MUKILTEO BEACON ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:

Congratulations to Wesley Garrett and Chance Loudenback, our Mukilteo Beacon Athletes of the Week.

WIAA/GESA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:

Congratulations to Wesley Garrett for being named the WIAA/Gesa Credit Union State Athlete of the Week for the week of September 5-11, 2021.

spectator guidelines

  • Spectators are allowed this year for home Fall Sports
  • Visiting spectators are allowed at Wesco Sporting events
  • Social Distancing of at least 3 ft. recommended from non-household members
  • Face coverings required for spectators at ALL sporting events in the Mukilteo School District, indoor or outdoors (most Wesco schools will have the same requirement)

At all home events:

  • No open containers
  • No artificial noise makers
  • No backpack
  • No Re-entry
  • Be Loud, Be Proud, Be positive
  • No negative comments directed at officials, opposing players, coaches, and/or fans

face coverings:

Thanks for your help in keeping our school community safe by wearing your face covering appropriately. Here are a couple of face-covering reminders that will continue to keep us all safe:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while on campus that cover your nose and mouth
  • If you need a brief mask break, please let a staff member know so we can help with that.
  • You may remove your face covering when actively eating or drinking in our designated eating and drinking areas
  • After you are finished eating or drinking, then your face covering must be put back on especially when you are indoors
  • As much as possible, please maintain appropriate social distancing from others, especially when you are eating or drinking without a face covering
  • Face coverings and appropriate social distancing are required for all spectators at all indoor and outdoor athletic events

Thanks again for your help and Go Knights!

OPEN CONDITIONING

The Weight Room is open to all Kamiak students Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 3:45pm for Open Conditioning. Our activity bus arrives on campus at 4pm. Remember that face coverings are required in the weight room during Open Conditioning.

open gym:

open to all Kamiak students

Open Gyms will be hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on September 14th from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Main or Aux gym. Face coverings are required for open gyms by all participants.

Please follow kamiak athletics:

September sale

This month, Sideline Store is offering 15% off on your purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of September. This will end on 9/30/21 at 11:59PM EST.

Here are your next steps:

  1. Simply download the graphic below (on your mobile phone you can copy the image)
  2. Post the graphic to your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  3. Send announcement via newsletter, email or website newsfeed
  4. That’s it! You’re done!

For more information, contact SidelineSupport@BSNSports.com

Kamiak Counseling Office is located in the main building, across from the main office.

Who’s My Counselor?

Counselors are assigned based on the alpha of the student’s last name as follows:

Ms. Brittany Armstrong, RN, ARNP, Kamiak High School Nurse, (425) 366-5409

COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING AND RESOURCEs

If your child has a fever or symptoms of illness, please refer to the short checklist below for instructions. Report your child’s absence and expected date of return to Attendance: (425) 366-5460

If you have any questions or need help, please call your School Nurse, Ms. Armstrong, at 425-366-5409.

COVID Safety at Kamiak

Now that the school year has begun, we want to take the opportunity to share an update with our community regarding our COVID safety protocols. We are pleased to share some of what we have observed in the days since school started.

Our COVID site protocols are similar to what students experienced when they returned to in-person learning last spring. That means, for many students, the COVID protocols in place are familiar:

  • We are all required to wear masks at all times, unless taking a supervised mask break. Students have consistently met this expectation and we are all proud of them!
  • Social distancing requirements are enforced all around campus. Here at school, students must be no less than three feet away from each other whenever and wherever possible. This is measured “nose to nose” or “belly to belly.” We still continue to emphasize the opportunities to be further apart than three feet. Students and staff have done remarkably well with moving furniture so that we are maximizing safe distance in classrooms, where students spend the most time together.
  • We are mindful of time spent near one another, which is a factor in determining ‘close contact.’ Though students may pass closer than three feet, students are doing well at not lingering for long periods of time. Students take down their masks to eat/drink, and they are doing well with pulling masks back up when they are finished. Everyone is doing well with prompting each other regarding masking.
  • We have many layers of safety (for example: wearing masks, social-distancing, washing hands, and contact time). Our best defense is that students and staff stay home when they feel sick. Families are overwhelmingly supportive of this strategy. As yet we haven’t had COVID spread in the building.

It is not our practice to share information with the Kamiak community unless it directly relates to specific individuals. But, we think it is important that we tell you how we respond when concerns arise. We are thankful for our families who call and share information about their children so we can proactively work together. When you call, we will gather information and use county health guidance to determine when students can return to school. We will also collect information about close contacts so we can complete contact tracing. When a student comes to school and shows any possible COVID symptoms, we isolate and our school nurse evaluates the student, and families are contacted to come pick up their child. We are grateful to all have ensured we have updated contact information. If you need to update your contact information, pick up a Contact Information Form in the Counseling Office.

Brittany Armstrong-Hoss (Nurse, RN, ARNP)

Stephen Shurtleff (Principal, COVID Site Supervisor)

Join Kamiak PTO

Kamiak PTO would like to invite you to become a member. Click the button below to find out all the ways you can support Kamiak High School on our "Ways to Support PTO" tab.

become a kabc member

Kamiak Athletic Booster Club has been a tremendous partner over the years in providing our student-athletes with a great high school athletic experience and providing many College scholarships to deserving Senior student-athletes. Kamiak Athletics may need to rely more heavily upon KABC for financial support for our team budgets in the near future until we can return fully to normal operating conditions. We hope that day is coming soon! If you haven’t become a KABC member yet, then please consider doing so today. KABC is looking for people to get involved and volunteer on its Board of Directors. A few of the open positions available are General Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator, and Webmaster. For more information visit the KABC website.

We are so appreciative and grateful for your continued support of Kamiak Athletics and KABC.

For more information, contact: membership@kamiakathleticbooster.org

District mobile app!

The district mobile app is available in both Apple and Google play stores. Search for Mukilteo School District and download it for free.
  • You can select schools in our district to follow.
  • Easy access to the staff directory, Schoology, school calendars, news & school social media feeds.
  • Other frequently accessed webpages and tools.
  • Families require a separate login to access student-specific information.
  • Passwords were sent from a parentlink.net email address.
  • If you did not receive your login, please email communications@mukilteo.wednet.edu.

communication preferences:

Guardians will receive separate logins so they can manage their own app preferences independently, including message preferences of what kinds of messages you receive. Want to avoid non-emergency/attendance phone calls and just receive emails and texts? You can set those preferences in the app.

family messages:

Click the button below to view the history of family messages that have been distributed by the Mukilteo School District:

contact information:

Staying informed by the school and your student's teachers is essential during remote learning. If you have not been receiving communications from Kamiak High School, please ensure your information is correct in Family Access.

Mukilteo School District complies with federal and state rules and regulations and 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 a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle questions or complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer - Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), Section 504 Coordinator – Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), and the ADA/Access Coordinator – Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), all located at 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA 98204. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Mike Gallagher, Interim Director (425-348-2220) at 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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