High School Weekly News | Oct 20

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

Mission Trips
Today during Chapel, we introduced the 2018 mission trips to our students. This year we have four trips planned for spring break and three trips planned for next summer. Brief information about each trip can be found on the application available here. More detailed information will be presented at the free Mission Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons for students and their parents. Trip leaders will be available to answer questions and provide details on each trip.

Operation Christmas Child is Back!
Last year, we packed a total of 653 boxes and raised over $4,500 for Operation Christmas Child! With your help, we spread God’s love and provided hope to children in desperate need all over the world. This year, let’s see if we can go above 700 boxes and $5,000. There will be a competition between Block 3 classes for the most number of boxes. Collection begins on Monday, October 16th and goes through Friday, October 27th. Want more details? Please click here. If you are new to Operation Christmas Child and want to find out more, take a look at this video from Samaritan’s Purse: https://video.samaritanspurse.org/making-disciples-among-the-nations/.

Attention Parents of Boys Basketball Players
There is a mandatory parent meeting for any parents of a boy who is trying out for basketball this year. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, in the High School Learning Commons (formerly known as the Library). Please make every effort to attend the meeting to learn more about the program and the tryout process.

Orchestra Concert
The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, in collaboration with the King’s High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Miss Eun Cho, will be offering a free concert on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th Street, Seattle. Please come and support the King’s High School orchestra class and enjoy a repertoire of classical music to include La Damoiselle Elue (The Blessed Damozel).

Important Final Exam Information
End-of-semester final exams are scheduled for Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th. School is dismissed at 12:30 on November 7th and there is no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Final exams need to be taken on the day and time scheduled.  Students are not permitted to take early or late finals except in cases of illness or exceptional circumstances.  Exceptions must be pre-approved by the principal.  Family vacations do not constitute exceptional circumstances.  Non-approved absences result in a “0” grade on the final exam.  During final exams, students are required to be in classes like regular school days.  The regular school attendance policy will apply to all absences. For planning purposes, the end-of-term final exams are scheduled for January 24, 25 and 26.

Parent Volunteer Opportunity for Student Final Exams
Please help support our students during fall Finals on November 6th & 7th by donating snacks (and/or money toward snacks/drinks).  Each year the Parent Council organizes the distribution of healthy snacks, smiles, and encouragement to our students during finals – it’s a great way to keep their bodies and minds focused. Signing up to help is easy!!… just click on the following linkhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45afab23a20-fall

Attendance Appeals
If you have received notification that your student has exceeded the number of allowable absences and you wish to appeal those absences, “Attendance Appeal” forms are available from Mrs. Kelly. The deadline to appeal absences for this semester is Friday, November 17th. Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered. You can find the KHS Attendance Policy in the KnightGuide.

More Important Attendance Information
Attendance is of vital importance to our students to be successful at King’s High School. Please take a moment to read the information below regarding attendance.

Missing School for Two or More Days?
As the holidays approach, or anytime that your student will miss two or more days of school, please remember to contact the main office so we can have them complete a Pre-Arranged Absence form. You can send a note in with your student, call the office at (206) 546-7241, or email nwhite@kingsschools.org. We will need the dates the student will be gone and the reason for the absence. We will prepare the pre-arranged absence form and get it to your student.

Feeling Ill?
Lately we have been experiencing a lot of illness in our community. If your student has a fever, or has been experiencing symptoms of the flu, please keep your student home from school. With the end of the term and final exams approaching fast, we would like to keep our community as healthy as possible. Please Note: students must also provide the office with a note from their parent/guardian within forty-eight hours (two school days) after their return to school to avoid having the absence considered unexcused.

Need to Leave School Early?
If your student has an early dismissal from school, please notify Mrs. White as early in the day as possible so she can alert the teacher to the time your student needs to be released. Advance notice will help us minimize interruptions to the classroom while the teacher is conducting class.

SCRIP NEWS:

  • Helper needed: The SCRIP program is looking for at least one helper to assist with filling orders, etc.  If you are available on Monday and Thursday mornings for a bit please contact Val at scrip@kingsschools.org
  • Gift giving/Stocking stuffers: Starting Saturday, October 21, we will have a limited number of special small denomination gift cards available, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gift-giving! These cards will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait to place your orders.
  • SCRIP Agreement Forms: If you have not turned in a current year SCRIP Agreement form your account is inactive.  Once we receive your form we can activate your account.