High School Weekly News | Feb 10

Please contact Judy Kelly jkelly@kingsschools.org if you have any questions!

Brrr, it’s cold out!
We’ve had a few snowy days this school year. As we’ve experienced, inclement weather or unexpected events can cause school closures or late starts. When a decision is made to close school or to schedule a late start, that information is disseminated to the King’s Community as soon as possible via the following methods:

  • The Public Schools Emergency Communication System (PSECS) – this service allows us to broadcast late starts or closures on most local TV and radio stations. On TV, these messages are usually scrolled across the screen during local programming.
  • Parent Alert text message to King’s families.
  • Email message to King’s families.
  • Our information line 206-289-7997 – the message on this line will be updated, typically by 6:00 a.m., if there is a change in the normal school schedule.

Information will include any changes in bus routes and whether school is two hours late or closed. If school begins two hours late, all programs – King’s Preschool, King’s Kids Club, Elementary, Jr. High and High School – will begin at 10:10am. Please note that if the school is operating with a late start due to weather conditions, any King’s student may use the school’s bus system on a one-time basis (at no charge), even a student who is not a regular subscriber to this service. If no announcements are made, please assume that school is in session as normal and that buses are on their regular routes.

Attached is the school’s Snow/Ice Bus Route Information sheet for those interested.

If you have any questions about our process or the services available, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Jo Keeley, at 206-546-7211 or the Director of Transportation, Stan Bear, at 206-546-7278.

Tennis Anyone?
There will be a meeting for all girls who are interested in playing tennis this year and their parents. Please join Coach Kalei in the Library Commons on Sunday, February 12th at 5:30 p.m.

NHS Blood Drive
On Wednesday, February 15th, the King’s High School National Honor Society will hold their annual blood drive. Due to the snowy weather, many Bloodworks NW drives were cancelled over the past few days. In fact, over 500 donations were lost due to the snow. There is a critical shortage of blood in the Puget Sound area and the donation of one pint of blood can save up to three lives (parents and students are able to donate). To set an appointment time, please email Nancy White at nwhite@kingsschools.org or call (206) 546-7241. Appointments are available between 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. and again from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

PIN is Thursday, February 16th
Our second term PIN (Parent Information Night) is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th  at 7:00 p.m. Parent Information Night is an opportunity for you to meet the second term teachers and get a brief overview of their classes. You will receive more detailed information early next week but for now, please mark your calendar.

While You Have Your Calendar Out…
…be sure to save Friday, March 3rd for parent teacher conferences. More information about how to schedule conferences will be coming soon.

Boys Soccer
Interested in playing soccer this spring? If so, please join us on Saturday, February 18th at 9:00 a.m. at Woolsey Stadium for an open training session. Tryouts will be held on Monday, February 27th. There will be a fitness test on the first day of tryouts and the expectation is that athletes will be able to run 2 miles in 14 minutes. All athletic paperwork needs to be completed and turned in before being allowed to participate. Athletic forms are available on line at http://www.khsathletics.com/information/1-athletic-forms or they can be picked up outside of Mrs. White’s office. A parent meeting will be scheduled once the teams are set. Questions can be directed to  Jill Morehead, Varsity Team Manager at sjgm1@comcast.net.

Practice ACT and SAT Tests
King’s has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to offer three more practice tests on our campus this year. The April and May tests are ideal for sophomores but open to any student who would like to take a free practice test. Tests run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 202 in the Bundrant Ness Center. Space is limited. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Lewis at klewis@kingsschools.org.

Junior High Drama
King’s Junior High Drama will present Annie, Jr. on Thursday, February 23rd at 3:30 p.m. and Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Schirmer Auditorium.  Tickets are on sale now at brownpapertickets.com; limited tickets will be sold at the door. For more information or questions, please contact mhudon@kingsschools.org.