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    IHS Bulletin May 4, 2020
    Posted on 05/07/2020
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    Laptop Tech Help
    Students: If you have received a district laptop and are having technical issues, you can get help by contacting the following:
    Phone: (206) 252-0100

    Yearbooks are for sale at $65. This book is awesome from cover to cover.
    You're in it. Don't miss it!
    Click this link to order on School Pay:

    From SPS nurses:

    How do you recognize COVID-19 symptoms, where to get tested, and what to do if you or a loved one becomes ill? This page offers information on how to care for yourself and others:

    Most people with COVID-19 have milder illness and are able to recover at home without medical care.

    For testing and medical advice, connect with your healthcare provider or a nurse consulting line.

    If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the King County COVID-19 call center between 8 AM – 10 PM PST at 206-477-3977.

    If you or someone you are caring for is experiencing a medical emergency 9-1-1. You can also call the King County 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1-866-427-4747 for professional mental health services and support.

    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 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:

    SENIORS with FINES from previous schools. Please contact the elementary, middle school or high school librarian of the school where the fee comes from to see what to do to about it. If you opt for #3 or #4 options below, please let the librarian know that this is how you will “pay” the fine if they are agreeable. Please note that only the school librarian where the fine had incurred can remove this fine.

    Current options for paying fine(s) are:

    • Pay for the book--parent can pay online in SchoolPay.
    • Replace the lost book with the same book.
    • “Read” the book off – If you are unable to replace a lost book or pay for it, then this is the preferred way to deal with the fine. To determine how much you would need to read or work (option #4) use the following calculation. Rate of pay is equal to minimum wage so you would take the value of the book and divide by 12 (since $12.00 dollars is the current minimum wage) and that would give you the number of hours of reading/work that you need to do to replace the book.
    • Work off the book—see option #3 on how long you need to work.
    With options #3 and #4 students need to bring a note from an adult (or the adult sends an email to the librarian) saying what they read, how long they read, and how many pages they read if they were reading a physical book. The reading must take place outside of school hours. When the note is received, the fine is forgiven.

    AMERICORPS Summer Job. AmeriCorps through United Way are seeking 100 full-time AmeriCorps members to join their COVID-19 HungerCorps team, working to combat hunger in King County as a result of the pandemic.

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW: COVID-19 HungerCorps members will be assigned to a food bank or meals site, where they will prepare and serve meals, pack boxes of food, engage with community members, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out about available resources. They will deliver meals to families’ doors at an apartment complex, serve Grab and Go meals at a park or community center, or distribute groceries to families at a neighborhood food pantry.

    • Candidates currently living in the King County region
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Available 40 hours per week
    • Self-starters who are passionate about supporting people
    • Experience working independently in high-energy environments
    • Willingness to engage stakeholders and design programs
    • Strong communication & outreach to families and community members
    Creativity and cultural humility in working with vulnerable populations

    START/END DATE: 5/26/2020 - 8/3/2020 OR 6/17/2020 – 8/25/2020. For further information and to apply, go to Applications must be completed by May 12th.

    The Rainier Beach Youth Stewards program is currently hiring! RBYS is a youth employment program of Tilth Alliance for youth ages 14-18 to gain job experience through wetland restoration and farm education. Participants will spend 15 hours a week at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands engaging in weekly themes that range from field management, food distribution, and wetland restoration. Youth will participate in different aspects of a farm operation, learn about wetland restoration at RBUFW, and build relationships with peers, adult staff, and volunteers. Additionally, there will be opportunities for professional development through team building and job skills training.

    We are currently offering temporary summer positions. Summer crew members will work 15 hours per week for six-weeks as part of a cohort of 12 young farmers. To download the application form, please go to:

    COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY JUNE 5TH, 2020* Please send completed applications to

    *Due to COVID-19, interviews will be held over zoom video chat or by phone. 2020 programming and/or start date are both subject to change based on government guidelines in regards to large gatherings.

    Schedule: Starting July 7th for six weeks, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Location: The farm is located Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands 5513 S Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118
    Please be sure you will be able to consistently make it to and from work in a timely and safe manner.
    Pay: Youth will be paid $15/hr and will receive checks bi-weekly.
    Qualifications: You must be 14-18 years old and have interest in learning about urban farming and/or wetland restoration.

    The Experiment ( is offering a fully funded (free) virtual summer exchange program called The Experiment Digital ( for high school students this summer.

    They write: “A pioneer in the field of online exchanges, The Experiment Digital is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. After successfully implementing the program since 2016, we are now scaling up The Experiment Digital so that hundreds of students will have the opportunity to take part in a virtual exchange during summer 2020.”

    “The Experiment Digital uses a student-to-student, rather than a classroom-to-classroom, model, which makes it a great option at a time when most students around the world are learning from home. We invite teens ages 14–19 from the U.S., Algeria, Iraq, and Yemen to apply online ( by May 15th. The program does not have a highly competitive application process and is open to motivated students who will complete the program and meet the admissions criteria (”

    “The Experiment Digital prepares youth to be more civically engaged by teaching them how to design and implement a service project for their local communities. For eight weeks (four hours per week) from June 22 to August 16, 2020, students log on to an interactive platform to learn about leadership, civic engagement, and interact with their peers through videos, chats, webinars, and games.”

    2020 The 18th CIE/USA- Seattle APA Youth Scholarship. Deadline: June 19, 2020. Award: Varies—depends on type of award (see below). This scholarship is focused on promoting career interests of Asian Pacific American (APA) youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as to encourage their continued contributions to the community and society, CIE/USA-Seattle chapter organizes scholarship opportunity annually. There are various award categories:

    a. CIE Scholarship Award:
    i. 7th to 9th graders $300 per award
    ii. 10th to 12th graders $600 per award
    iii. Undergraduate Students $800 per award

    b. CIE Special Award:
    i. Academic Excellence Award $50 per award
    ii. Community Service Award $50 per award
    iii. Extracurricular Excellence Award $50 per award

    The grade is determined by the incoming quarter/semester as in fall 2020.

    The awards will be announced on August 2, 2020. There will be an Awards Ceremony Fall 2020 (CIE/USA-Seattle Annual Gala Award)


    a. Must be enrolled in accredited public or private schools as a full-time student in the Washington State as of June 1st 2020 and continuously study in Washington as full-time schedule in the fall semester 2020.
    b. Must come from a family with ethnic Asian Pacific background.
    c. Must not be a previous awardee in the same award category

    Selection Criteria: Applicants are graded based on:

    a. Academic achievement 25%
    b. Volunteer and community services 25%
    c. Extracurricular activities or accomplishments 30%
    d. Essay 20%

    A panel of independent judges will be appointed by the CIE/USA-Seattle. The panel will score the applicants based on the criteria listed above. Scores will be tallied to determine the final scholarship award winners.

    To apply: For more information and to apply please go to An application package consists of the following:

    a. Application form online: (including essay).
    b. Copy of current and previous year transcripts in .jpg or .pdf formats uploaded thru online application process. CIE/USA-Seattle reserves the right to request a hard copy of transcripts in a sealed envelope provided by the applicant’s school.
    c. One recommendation letter sent directly by recommender to CIE/USA-Seattle via email ( Please use the recommendation letter template as provided here.
    d. Optional for other applicable national or Washington State test score sheets (such as ITBS, WASL, PSAT, SAT, ACT…)

    Other than the recommendation letter emailed directly to CIE/USA-Seattle, all application material must be compiled online during the open application period. CIE/USA-Seattle reserves the right to validate the submitted content. Online submission and recommendation letter are due June 19, 2020 (5pm PDT). Application materials received after the deadline will be discarded without notification. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) prior to emailing with any additional questions.

    Benefits in Addition to the Scholarship Award

    a. One-year complimentary CIE/USA-Seattle student membership
    b. Volunteer opportunities to support CIE/USA- Seattle professional and community events
    c. Opportunities to participate joint-events organized by CIE/USA-Seattle and partners

    If you have questions, there is a Q&A email: