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    IHS Bulletin Mar 26, 2021
    Posted on 03/26/2021
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    Ingraham High School Bulletin 

    March 26, 2021                        


    Attendance Office:  Please email

    Student Laptop Tech Help: 206-252-0100 or

    If you need laptop tech help, please find more info including locations at this link

    Note: The John Marshall location has closed. 

    Graduation Update!

    A message was sent to Senior families earlier this afternoon to announce that the Senior Class will have an in-person graduation.  The date and venue have been changed to accommodate parents and guests.  The preliminary date and time for the Ingraham graduation will be Saturday, June 12th at 8:00pm at Memorial Stadium.  More details to come soon!

    Teen Health Center Announcements

    The Teen Health Center at Ingraham is still providing some services even while school is closed.

    Please, plan ahead and don’t wait till the last minute to schedule an appointment for your sports physical exam.  Please call us at 206-205-0430.  

    Season 2 Sports Start in April 19 – June 12

    Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swim/Drive, Tennis, Fastpitch, Track & Field, and Wrestling 

    For counseling call 206-252-3903 for Ms. Elenora

    ATTN:  The Ingraham Teen Health Clinic is CLOSED during Spring Break!!!

    • These are confidential voice mails so please leave a message with the best phone number to reach you.
    • If you are in crisis call 911 or text 741741
    • If you have questions about Coronavirus illness call your regular clinic or 206-477-3977

    Thank you,

    Teen Health Center

    Ingraham Tutors Available!

    Students, are you looking for some support in a difficult class? We have tutors who can work one-on-one with you to help you make the grade! Please contact Susan Knutsen: or you can sign up here Sign up for a tutor

    Questions about becoming a tutor? Please contact Elizabeth Hudd:

    Yearbook Sales

    The Yearbook sales window has closed until late May. Stay tuned for the next sales window to open.  Updates will be posted in the bulletin. 

    Cascade Leadership Challenge

    Cascade Leadership Challenge is an outdoor organization run for and by teenagers in Seattle. It provides outdoor adventures and leadership opportunities to kids ages 14-20. It is a great opportunity to begin to learn outdoor skills, and we welcome all experience levels, including youth who have no experience in the outdoors. We offer no (or very low) cost trips throughout the school year, such as hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, climbing, and more. We provide all you need to participate and have a lot of fun! 

    During COVID, we are still running socially distanced trips so, if you are interested, fill out this google form to get info about an interest meeting in the next couple of weeks. Parents are welcome to attend and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Youth Advisor, Geoff Burg at

    Ingraham High School and Class of 2023 Spring Food Drive!

    Ingraham Key Club and Class of 2023 is inviting the Ingraham community to donate food to the Ballard Food Bank between March 17 and March 31st! Ballard Food Bank is feeding double the number of families during the pandemic, and they can use all our support!

    The drop-off location is Ingraham's EAST entrance, where you can drop off your food items in rectangular white bins. You can drop items off ANYTIME between 9:00 and 4:00 on weekdays, and we are accepting the items listed below!

    Canned soups/chili, peanut butter, canned tuna, chicken, or salmon, Top Ramen or Cup-a-Noodles, pasta or pasta sauces, mac and cheese, instant or ground coffee, tea bags, granola bars, and individual oatmeal or cereal. 

    If you have any more questions, email us at!

    Household Supply Drive

    Ingraham's National Honor Society is holding a household supply drive to benefit Mary's Place from March 22nd-March 31st. Donations will be accepted from 12-4:30 on the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, and 31st by the East entrance. We are collecting unused/packaged dish soap, sponges, kitchen paper towels, garbage bags, detergent, dryer sheets, shower curtains, toilet paper, plungers, toilet brushes, hand soap, tupperware, ziploc bags, brooms, dust pans, dusters.

    The Cascade – Student Newspaper

    The Cascade has recently published new articles. Here’s the link:

    WAGIN Conference

    The WAGIN 2021 conference is a one-day, youth-led virtual conference on topics related to global issues, taking place on Saturday, May 22nd. If you would like to be a part of the organizing team, reach out to Mr. Zeichner ( and attend the Global Issues Club meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 3:15 pm to learn how you can get involved. It’s a great way to earn service hours and to learn about the world at the same time.

    Youth Led Events

    There are two youth-led events taking place the weekend of March 26-28. The first is a Youth Climate Action Summit, organized by students from 14 different high schools in the Bay Area. The second is a Global Water Summit, led by the Youth Board of Water 1st International, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization. Five Ingraham students currently serve on the Water 1st Youth Board. Click on the links below for more details. All interested students are welcome! If you have questions about either event, please contact Mr. Zeichner (

    The Youth Climate Action Summit

    March 27-28

    Global Water Summit

    March 26-27

    Botany Club

    Students:  Do you like growing plants, learning about plants or making new friends who also like plants?  Come join botany club!  We watch fun videos about different greenhouse designs, learn about different plant species, and give each other gardening and plant-care tips.  Once in-person school resumes, we are planning on updating the greenhouse in the Science Building and starting an outside school community garden.  Botany club meets on Wednesdays at 1:45 to 2:15 pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Contact Advisor Matthew Perez for Teams link info:

    Update from the Attendance Office – URGENT!

    Effective immediately… all parent/guardian emails excusing absences must contain contact information of the sender in the email, in order for the request to be processed.  The Attendance Office will no longer update student records from email with no contact information included.  (EX:  sender/parent/guardian name, phone number (matches student record)).  Please contact if you have any questions.

    There seems to be some confusion with some attendance issues.  Here’s a recap and please send updates to

    • Notify attendance via email if you have connectivity issues that lead to absences – they can be excused.
    • If your student was marked absent but was “logged in” – please be aware, login does not necessarily mean “present” – student must participate – see each class instruction from teacher. Contact teacher first, they clear discrepancy.
    • Parents have two (2) days to update attendance.
    • Family travel is unexcused.
    • Missed morning class? Participate in afternoon work session and not be marked absent.
    • Students can be dropped for 20 consecutive days of non-participation, unless documentation is on file.
    • Need assistance  – contact student counselor or Assistant Principal working with your student.
    • Class of 2021 seniors – if you haven’t met with your counselor yet – DO IT NOW!
    • Class of 2021 seniors – you must have 24 credits to graduate.

    Preplanned Absences (in lieu of form) During Remote Learning:

    Instructions – Emails must be provided at least three (3) days in advance of absence.

    • Review the Preplanned Absence form - absence must meet one of categories listed (college visits, sports, volunteering, etc.)
    • Submit one email to all your teachers, cc: attendance – Subject:  Preplanned Absence (state category from form)
    • Dates of absences
    • Explanation to teacher – per form what kind of absence are you taking, what volunteer organization, what sports event, etc.
    • State if you will have internet connectivity – do you plan to log in over the absence
    • Request teachers if work can be done in advance or suggestions for making up work (excused absences do not exempt students from turning in work; the work is allowed late per teacher discretion)
    • Each teacher will need to respond acknowledgement and cc attendance

    The Attendance Office will communicate with the Principal for final sign off, per usual process.

    World Language Credit Testing

    There are only two more district-wide sessions for World Language credit testing this school year. Please encourage students to sign up here.

    • Saturday, March 27
    • Saturday, April 24

    If you have questions about registration, please contact

    Coaching Opportunity

    Track and Field Throws Coach needed.  Contact 206-252-4000 if you are interested in hearing more information. 

    Rams Unified Soccer

    Are you interested in playing soccer for Ingraham’s Special Olympics Unified Soccer Team?  The goal of Unified Sports Special Olympics is to create a pathway of friendship and inclusion for athletes with special needs and their partners in a fun way.  Special Olympics Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition.  We need both partners and athletes for our Unified Soccer Team.

    Presently, we will have online practices (fitness, ball control and socialization) from 4-5pm every Thursday via MS Teams.  We also practice in person from 4-5pm on Fridays at Ingraham’s large field.  We would love to have more athletes and partners.

    Email if you are interested in playing. 

    Spring Sports Sign Up Now (Season 2)

    Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Swim and Dive, Girls Softball, Tennis, Co-Ed Track & Field, Co-Ed Wrestling, Cheer.

    Season is April 19 thru June 12. Sign up now at

    Questions?  Contact Athletics Secretary, Maria Medina

    Class of 2021 Cap & Gown – Direct Link – ORDER NOW!

    Attention Ingraham High School graduating Class of 2021. You are almost there!

    Questions?  Contact Senior Class Advisor, Dana Williams

    Students: Get High School Credit for Working at Your Job

    Did you know you can earn high school credit for hours worked at your job?  You can earn .5 credit for 180 hours or 1 credit for 360 hours in one semester.  Join this upcoming meeting to learn how to complete the forms you need and the additional requirements.  If this time does not work for you, reach out to Ingraham’s Career Connected Learning Coordinator, Catherine Smith at

    When:  Tuesdays in March at 12:30pm

    Microsoft Teams Meeting:  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    ORCA 2020-21 – Valid through 8/31/21

    Did you pick up your SPS ORCA card this year?  If not, it is still available – just send an email to and your card can be ordered.  If you picked up your card, and it has been lost, stolen or damaged – you can replace it the first time for $5.50 (via SchoolPay link) – also send an email to

    Library News

    Curbside checkout is held Thursdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm

    At the Ingraham main entrance on N. 135th Street near the flagpole.

    Put items on hold and pick them up Thursday.

    Happy Reading, Mrs. Brennan

    Counseling Office Bulletin

    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS - There are no college visits currently scheduled.

    NEW!  Attention all Seniors! Please complete the PE Competency Test by Thursday, April 1st, 2021. This is a 10-question test that you need to attempt to take. ALL Seniors must attempt this test. You will also receive a message with the link to the test to your district email address as well as Schoology message. If you have any questions or need help with your test, please email Kathryn Feder 


    Demystifying the College Process Workshop Webinar - April 1st from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

    Featuring owner of Kussick College Coaching, LB Kussick, Founder/Executive Director of Liddane Tutoring & Learning Services, Andrea Liddane and the LTLS Director of Test Prep and College Admissions, Marie Harang - In this online workshop, high school sophomores, juniors, and family members will learn about: 
    - The current college admissions landscape 
    - What to look for when building a college list 
    - What does it mean to be "Test Optional" and the impact of COVID 
    - Testing: SAT vs. ACT: which ones to take, when to take them and how to prep 
    - What a student can do to make their application shine without a test score 
    - Timelines for 10th, 11th and 12th grade 
    - Money: Financial aid vs. merit aid 
    register and join us for this free online webinar, where we discuss how to plan for your student's educational future. (3/5) 

    The FAFSA/WASFA deadline for Seattle Promise students is April 15, 2021. You and your parent/guardian are invited to get support completing this process from your Outreach Specialist Kelsey Peronto and the rest of the Seattle Promise Outreach team.  Visit the Seattle Promise website for recorded video walk-throughs and scheduled workshops that will be translated to Spanish, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Amharic, and Cantonese. Reach out to Kelsey Peronto with any questions!  (3/19)

    STEM-Focused College Webinar Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 4:30pm - 6:00 pm  Many students pursue STEM majors in college for the wrong reasons and are often unaware of the specific skills and experiences to cultivate in order to be competitive for college admission, internships, and jobs in these areas. Join Dr. Mark Hofer for an introductory talk on the STEM college application and admissions process. This seminar is most helpful for parents of freshmen and sophomores, but families of juniors will find it useful, too.  Contact Mark for webinar link and password.  This is a free online class sponsored by the Ingraham High School Counseling Office.  (3/12)

    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  -  View the full list in Naviance

    NEW!  The Foundation 649 Scholarships are available to students whose parent(s) have immigrated to the US from East or Southeast Asia, have demonstrated financial needs, and have a track record of involvement and interest in Asian American communities, issues, or causes.  Apply by April 1, 2021 at Foundation 649 Scholarship . (3/26)

    NEW!  The local PEO Chapter G has scholarship opportunities for senior high school women in the amount of $1000-$2500.  Applications are available by contacting the counseling office,, and are due April 19, 2021. (3/26)

    NEW!  Still looking for scholarships?  Here are some places to search! (3/26) - Developed by a UW student. Provides free support for finding and applying to scholarships as well as college application essay help. - Local organization that prioritizes supporting youth to reach their highest potential and increase access to higher education for students pursuing a variety of education paths, whether it be universities, community colleges or technical schools. This site features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. The goal is to help students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests and career goals. - Scholarship search engine specifically for Washington State students. - Scholarships for STEM and Health Care - More scholarships

    The Friends of Seattle World School Scholarship application is currently open. Any student who previously attended SWS is eligible to apply Contact Nancy Peterfreund,, the director of the scholarship program with questions. To apply Click HERE  (3/12)

    The Shelby Tiffany Arts Foundation Scholarship program offers twelfth grade students enrolled at Ingraham High School in Seattle the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in design/visual arts. Please email Ingraham Counseling office at for an Application Form.  Additional information may be obtained from Dale Tiffany, (3/12)

    Many more scholarship opportunities are available in the SPS March Scholarship Bulletin and in Naviance.


    NEW! Experience an interactive, collaborative summer internship opportunity with Launch206! Internships provide $1000 stipend and .5 CTE credit.  Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior students (age 16+) who have taken a CTE course are eligible to apply.   Launch206 Application is due May 1st. Apply now! (3/26)

    NEW!  Hello Students! You are officially invited to attend this year's virtual Youth Resource Fair on April 14th from 3:30-5:00 to learn about internships and the career-readiness program! This virtual event is limited to those ages 14-21. We expect 20-30 companies and organizations to participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities! Sign up now! If you have any questions, reach out to We look forward to seeing you there! (3/26)

    The Seattle Skills Center is many .5 credit classes for this summer, including: Family Health: Intro to 360 Video; Intro classes to: Aerospace Technology, Automotive Technology, Computer Animation (Cyber Camp), Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services, Graphic Arts, Horticulture, Interpretation/Translation, Maritime Vessel Operations, Medical Careers, Molecular Biology Research Techniques, Multimedia Broadcasting (radio), Teaching Academy/Careers in Education, Video Production, and Virtual Reality. Classes are scheduled for M–F, July 6 - July 30, 11:30am - 3:30pm (tentative). Register for more information.  (3/19)

    Volunteer with Student Connection! If you are a high schooler looking to make a change in your community, sign up to become a tutor for an underserved student. There’s a quick application process and then you will be matched with a K-12 student in need of a tutor. Tutoring occurs in 1-hour sessions, once or twice a week on Zoom after school. We are accepting applications until March 28th(3/12)

    Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is offering two internship groups this summer:  Opportunity Promise Internship for Seattle Promise students, working with Seattle’s top employers like Amazon and Kaiser Permanente, and Summer Internship working the City of Seattle and non-profit organizations. The program will include virtual, in-person and Hybrid activities. Apply through April 2nd. (3/8)