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    IHS Bulletin April 20, 2020
    Posted on 04/20/2020
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    Laptop Distribution:

    SPS are continuing to connect students with devices. Please consider volunteering:

    Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Hudd at if you have any questions.

    From SPS nurses:

    Hello families! We hope you are staying healthy and making the best of this time during this stay-at-home mandate. We know it is a challenging time for many, so we wanted to share these health/medical-related resources with you.

    If you or your family members need insurance, Open Enrollment for Apple Health (state medical insurance) has been extended until May 8, 2020. You can enroll over the phone by calling 1-800-756-5437.

    Drive-thru/walk up testing at Public Health, downtown Seattle. No appointment needed, M-F 8:30 am to 4 pm. Downtown Public Health Center at 2124 4th Ave:

    Drive-thru testing at PacMed for registered patients who qualify. To qualify and reserve your test, you must call in advance at 1-888-4PACMED (1-888-472-2633).

    Drive-thru testing at The Polyclinic. You have to have at least have mild symptoms or be a health care worker to be tested.

    Drive-thru testing at ICHS by appointment only. You do not need to be a current ICHS patient, but tests are limited to those with symptoms.
    International District: call 206-788-3700
    Shoreline: call 206-533-2600

    MultiCare offers free virtual visits with code Covid19. You do not need to be a patient of MultiCare.

    Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network self-swab at home:
    Testing people who are healthy and who are experiencing symptoms.
    Registration for test kits opens at 7 pm daily and is done through online form.

    King County Call Center for COVID is also open for questions from 8am-7pm daily at 206-477-3977

    If you need additional information about these or any other community resources, please contact us at We are always happy to help!

    Resources in King County:

    King County resources. We hope that this could be helpful.

    Website updates: Pages are continuously getting updated so check back.

    DCHS COVID-19 Response page short(er) url:
    Page highlights: Links to DCHS, PH, DOH news; quick links to various KC COVID pages, blog feed, family resources, link list to COVID related resources

    Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers
    Page highlights: Downloadable guide, info on how to apply, FAQ, related links. Coming soon: Info for providers.

    Isolation/Quarantine and Assessment/Recovery Facilities
    Page highlights: Overview of AC/RC and I/Q facilities, “info card” opens to one-pager on each location—some have photo galleries and related video, other videos about related efforts, links to Public Health, Healthcare for the Homeless Network and related work.

    COVID-19 PSA: Stay Home and Slow the Spread
    Page highlights: Your awesome DCHS coworkers on camera! YouTube gallery of 18 1-minute videos + links to shorter 30-second videos for social media, behind-the-scenes gallery. Multiple language translations provided.

    In the works: DCHS Homeless shelter de-intensification/homeless response

    Also, some information on SCAN in case you want to get tested or know someone that wants to get tested for COVID 19 via home test kit.

    From the Ingraham Counseling Office:

    STRIVE VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION EVENT (We just received info on this, so apologies that it is too late to participate in today’s meetings, but there are still three days left!)


    Four days of virtual presentations targeted at juniors, (but open to all students), to explore college opportunities.

    Strive Scan partners with the large Seattle NACAC Fair, the local PNACAC fairs such as the one which took place at Lynnwood HS this year, and the Spring PNACAC Fairs. This is a reputable resource.

    This fair will be a little different than the typical virtual fair where you would speak to one college at a time. This fair is broken up into SESSIONS. Colleges have opted to participate in which session or sessions best match what they hope to share with future students.

    Experienced Admissions Officers will share tips on what you need to know. There will be over 96 different presentations on a variety of topics, and reps from hundreds of colleges from more than 40 States and 10 Countries. Sign up for one session, or many sessions.

    Examples of Sessions: (double check times – when I view the sessions they are listed ONLINE as Central Time, which is 2 hours ahead of our time (Pacific Time). So if it says 5pm, then for us it actually will begin at 3pm. I’ve listed times below in OUR time. Here are just a few of the sessions, of the 96 sessions offered. You can explore sessions by SESSION topic, by COLLEGE name, by STATE, or by COUNTRY:

    • Washington State Public Universities: April 20th, 3:00pm
    • Spokane-Area Four-Year University Options: April 23rd, 10:00am
    • 2 Year Community and Technical Colleges: April 20, 3:00pm
    • Colleges That Change Lives: Selecting the Right Fit: April 21, 2pm
    • Explore the Pac-12: April 20, 5pm
    • Love Might Be Blind, But finding your college match shouldn’t be: April 22, 8:00am
    • The Liberal Arts: How the Liberal Arts Defeated Voldemort: April 23, 6:00pm
    • International European Colleges: April 22, 1:00pm

    Students should register for each panel that they want to attend. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your unique link to join the Zoom webinar.

    (Students will also receive a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.) When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with colleges presenting on that particular panel. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties.

    Parents should register their students using their student’s information.

    REMINDER about the upcoming free online Careers in Clean Water events for youth ages 14-18. These are taking place on Saturday, April 25th and Saturday, May 9th from 10am - noon. Participants will get to meet in small groups with three different professionals to learn about their jobs, including tips of how to get into the field. To register go to

    IMPORTANT UPDATE on the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Conservation Leaders in Training program. Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and their commitment to putting students’ safety first, the Greenway Trust made the difficult decision to cancel the Greenway Trek this summer. This means that they will put the Conservation Leader in Training program on hold for one year. It will be rescheduled for summer 2021.

    Below are some resources for other opportunities until this program is revisited:

    Join an Environmental Board:
    The Issaquah Alps Trails Clubs has teens on their non-profit board. If you want to learn more email and cc

    Green Team Support:
    If your school is not already connected to Y earth service corps (YESC) reach out here at or 206-587-6116. They can help you start an environmental club at your school or give you resources for current clubs. Right now they have lots of fun online resources and have been doing video conferencing with green teams.

    Search and Rescue:
    Teens are allowed to join the local search and rescue team. Learn more here and email questions to

    The Greenway Trust hosts volunteer events throughout the year. Once it is safe to gather again these are a great way to give back.
    Further Questions?
    If you have any additional questions please reach out to Val Watson at

    Summer Adventures:
    The Boys and Girl Outdoor Leadership Program (BOLD AND GOLD) is another great way to explore the natural world and gain leadership skills. They have awesome programs and scholarship so anybody who wants to join can participate. Learn more at

    Yearbooks are on sale. $65. Use SchoolPay. This book is awesome from cover to cover. Yearbook students have crowd sourced a special supplement on COVID-19. You're in it. Don't miss it!