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    IHS Bulletin Oct. 30, 2020
    Posted on 10/30/2020
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    If you still need a laptop, please go to:

    John Marshall Alternative School
    520 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98115
    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Closed for Lunch 11 - 11:30

    Laptop tech help

    Ingraham Virtual Curriculum “Open House” – November 5th

    Our Curriculum Open House will be virtual this year.  Teachers will be posting pre-recorded videos in Schoology, which will be available for viewing on November 5th by 6:00pm.  Watch for an email on November 5th with links to all of the videos, including a message from Principal Martin Floe.

    Notice for Parents/Guardians of Students Taking AP Courses

    We appreciate your flexibility as we work to navigate logistics surrounding the AP Program at Seattle Public Schools. We are writing to inform you of important and time sensitive updates for your student who is currently enrolled in one or more AP courses. Please review the following information:

    Exam Registration:

    All students who wish to take AP exams must register by the end of the school day on November 12, 2020. Please contact your AP Coordinator, Susan Knutsen at if your student has questions about how to register.

    Testing Options:

    At this time, the expectation of the College Board is to have students test in-person, and there is not an option for online exams. The College Board may decide later to offer an online testing option, but we have no information about that at this time. As you know, Seattle Public Schools are operating 100% remote right now, and we do not know if Seattle Public Schools will be open for in-person learning when tests are administered in May. If we are not open, and the College Board does not offer an online option, students will likely not be able to take the AP exams.

    Payment & Refunds:

    In previous years, we have collected AP exam fees during the registration period.  However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided not to begin collecting exam fees until February. Our collection window will run from February 1 through March 5, 2021.  We hope that there will be more information available by February, so that you and your student will be able to make an informed decision on whether to pay for AP exams or not.  If you do pay for the exam but decide later to cancel the exam, you will receive a full refund.  Please note that refunds take time to process and will likely not be available until summer of 2021. The fee is $102 per exam; however, students who receive Free or Reduced Lunch do not have to pay this fee.

    We realize that the uncertainty around whether or not students will be able to take AP exams is difficult. We will provide more information as it becomes available.


    The PSAT scheduled for January 26th has been cancelled.

    Library Books

    Ingraham library now has “grab bags” of books on a variety of topics like Fantasy, Football, Black Lives Matter and Mysteries.  Each grab bag has a fiction, non-fiction and graphic novel.  No need to reserve online, just come by on Thursday to check them out.  We also have some free books to give away!

    Curbside checkout is held Thursdays 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    At 135th Street near the flagpole.

    Put items on hold and pick them up Thursday.

    Student Photos Needed for the Yearbook

    Please submit individual student photos for publication in the 2020-21 yearbook.  This is our only way to get class photos this year, and we don’t want to leave anyone out.  Use this link to find out all the details:

    PLEASE NOTE:  We do NOT have a contract with Yuen Lui Photographers at this time.  They will not pass photos on to us.  If they take your student’s photo, you will need to upload them to eShare following instructions at the above link.    Please contact Yearbook Advisor, Sharon Peaslee, if you have questions.

    2020-21 Yearbook Sales

    The first sales window has closed.  Stay tuned for the next sales window and price to be announced. 

    ORCA Cards

    There are no more pickup days scheduled.  If you did not pick up an ORCA card and need one, please contact Dana Williams

    Please go to the Ingraham website for more information if you need to replace a lost or stolen card.

    IHS Needs YOU!

    Are you interested in helping students achieve higher grades and giving staff and educators more time to support students? If your answer is YES, then consider becoming a volunteer.

    There are new volunteer requirements this year based on the supervision setting of the volunteer role. If you have volunteered in the past two years you may update your registration online. You may not participate in volunteer activities unless you have completed the registration. Please see below for a description of the two categories.

    Category A Volunteer: All school and remote volunteer roles that support the school, staff or families; can include direct student contact if the volunteer is supervised. District personnel must be on site and within view if the volunteer will interact with students. Alternatively, another adult approved SPS volunteer must participate in the activity and be present at all times. Examples: classroom or library assistance, field trip planning, office or recess support, school newsletter editor, family tech support volunteer. 

    Category B Volunteer: All school and remote volunteer roles that involve unsupervised contact with students. Examples: math club coach, breakout room facilitator (in a virtual classroom), one-on-one tutor (including remote/virtual), mentor. 

    Please sign up to be a volunteer at and choose the applicable category. If you have volunteered at SPS within the past two years, you may update your registration online. Please note that Category B volunteers must complete the national background check. When completing your volunteer application, select "2. I have lived in Washington State for the past 3 years but would like to purchase a national background check." There is a $21 fee associated with the background check. If the fee is a barrier to participate as a Category B volunteer, please let us know. There is an urgent need for Category B volunteers to assist with tutoring.

    Thank you for supporting students, staff and educators in a year like no other. Please contact with any questions.

    Rams Unified Soccer

    Hi everyone,

    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 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.

    Rams Unified Soccer has their competitions in the Spring.  Normally they play games in a tournament style format on Saturdays from March until May. 

    Starting November 5th, we will have online practices (fitness, ball control and socialization) from 4-5 pm every Thursday via MS Teams.  Email Heidi Leyton if you are interested in playing.

    From the Counseling Office:

    FAMILIAS UNIDAS. Noche de Información. 4 de Noviembre, 7:30PM. ATENCIÓN PADRES. Familias Unidas estarán alojando un ayuntamiento donde podemos discutir sobre los recursos y ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a tener éxito en la escuela. Se unirá a la reunión a través de la computadora de la escuela de sus estudiantes. Si le gusta el enlace a esta reunión, por favor envíe un correo electrónico. Juan Zavaleta:; Karen Patino:; Marbi Becerra:

    The Ingraham Teen Health Center is open and available to support Ingraham students for medical and/or mental health needs.  Currently services are primarily via telehealth (phone or video), with some medical services available in-person by appointment only.

    To schedule appointments:

    Medical services - 206-205-0430

    Mental Health counseling - 206-252-3903

    Here is the link to the Teen Health Center for additional information, a link for the registration forms, and a welcome video from the staff:

    Seattle Public Library and (a Service of The Princeton Review) are partnering as of NOW. has over 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, who can help students with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. 1-1 help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more. In fact, Ms. Brennan, Ingraham’s librarian, said you can even “upload an entire research paper so that the tutor can look it over and make suggestions for improvement”. 

    • Service is available 7 days a week, 2-10 p.m. in Spanish/English and 4-7 p.m. in Vietnamese
    • Students can use their microphone to communicate with tutors, we hope this will be easier for English language learners
    • Teens and adults can use this service to get help with filling out job applications and writing a cover letter and resume

    Log in with your SPL Library card and PIN or Library Link number and PIN to request a tutor. Visit  to find out how to log in with your student ID number. And learn more about virtual tutoring powered by at 

    Veteran’s Day is around the corner and the US Army is holding a virtual presentation for all Seattle high schools on November 10th, 10:00AM-12:00PM. During the presentation they will talk about service in the US Army & Army Reserve, the process of becoming a full-time or part-time soldier, careers and jobs, and benefits including education assistance. The presentation will be held on Microsoft Teams. Students and parents who are interested can sign up in advance via the link below:

    The morning of the presentation they will send out all Teams invites and will publish a link to their Teams Channel via their station's Facebook page (


    Do not fret if you missed Ingraham’s Financial Aid Night last week. It was recorded! Download and watch the recording of the Financial Aid Night

    November 4 SPS Virtual Financial Aid Filing Support Events:

    Wednesday, November 4, 4 - 6 p.m. (Languages: Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese)

    Statewide Financial Aid Filing Support Events: The 12th Year Campaign is partnering with high schools and colleges to provide virtual events to help students take the first steps to fund post-secondary goals.


    Please remember to sign up to attend the visit through Naviance!

    Thomas College  Mon, Nov 2 from 9:30-10:00AM   College Rep Mark St Vincent

    DigiPen Institute of Technology  Tue, Nov 3 from 10:00-10:30AM   College Rep Michelle Cooper

    University of Massachusetts-Lowell  Wed, Nov 4 from 10:00-10:30AM   College Rep Joanne Germano

    Western Oregon University  Thurs, Nov 5 from 10:00-10:30AM   College Rep Kristin Mahoney

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  Thurs, Nov 5 from 3:00-3:30PM   College Rep Bethany Kanda

    University of California-Davis  Fri, Nov 6 from 10:30-11:00AM   College Rep Devon Bohart


    Los estudiantes de último año que estén por graduarse pueden obtener una matrícula gratuita para la Universidad!

    Conozca cómo la promoción de graduados de 2021 de las Escuelas Públicas de Seattle pueden postularse a la beca Seattle Promise. Invitamos a los estudiantes y a sus familias a asistir al próximo taller sobre la beca Seattle Promise.  

    Fecha del taller



    Jueves, 5 de noviembre

    De 6 a 7.30p.m.

    Español e inglés

    Lunes, 9 de noviembre

    De 6 a 7.30p.m.

    Amárico e inglés

    Martes, 10 de noviembre

    De 6 a 7.30p.m.

    Somalí e inglés

    Jueves, 12 de noviembre

    De 6 a 7.30p.m.

    Vietnamita e inglés

    Lunes, 16 de noviembre

    De 6 a 7.30p.m.

    Tigriña e inglés

    Martes, 17 de noviembre

    De 6 a 7.30p.m.

    Cantonés e inglés

    Participe en los talleres en línea a través de este enlace:
    Participe en los talleres por vía telefónica: llame al 253-215-8782 e ingrese la ID de la reunión: 425 999 2863
    Confirme su asistencia aquí:

    Seattle Promise Scholarship Workshops. Graduating Seniors Qualify for Free Tuition for College!

    Learn how Seattle Public Schools 2021 graduates can apply for the Seattle Promise scholarship. Students and families are welcome to attend an upcoming Seattle Promise scholarship workshop.  

    Workshop Date



    Thursday, November 5


    Spanish & English

    Monday, November 9


    Amharic & English

    Tuesday, November 10


    Somali & English

    Thursday, November 12


    Vietnamese & English

    Monday, November 16


    Tigrinya & English

    Tuesday, November 17


    Cantonese & English

    Join the workshops online:   
    Join the workshops by phone: Call 253-215-8782 Enter meeting ID: 792 536 1900  

    RSVP here:  

    Questions?: Email 

    About the workshops:
    We will give an overview of the Seattle Promise scholarship, which provides up to two years or 90 credits of tuition at the Seattle Colleges. All Seattle Public School graduates from the class of 2021 are eligible for Seattle Promise, regardless of GPA, income or country of birth. We will help students to complete the first steps in the scholarship process. We will also describe the required program milestones, and answer any questions that you have. These are evening workshops with interpretation, and are open to the whole SPS community.

    For more information about Seattle Promise, visit 


    Can’t attend a workshop?
    If you cannot attend a workshop, you can visit for additional workshop opportunities. You can also watch the Seattle Promise application video here:

    College Application/Admission Seminar (Free Virtual/Zoom Class) sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association:

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Do you know a teen preparing for college?  Dr. Mark Hofer helps students find, get admitted to, and graduate from great colleges and universities that will best serve their academic, social, financial, and personal needs.  He guides students and their families through the application and admissions process to identify the best colleges while maintaining a focus on graduating with as little debt as possible.  Join Dr. Hofer at this free introductory talk for parents and college-bound high school juniors and seniors.

    Dr. Hofer received a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University.  He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s College Counseling program and is one of only four Certified Educational Planners (CEP) in Washington state.  Mark was also the college admissions advisor and taught leadership for ten years at the Bezos Family Foundation in Seattle. With other degrees in the sciences, Mark has also worked in psychology, physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and aerospace research labs and has taught high school science and psychology.

    This is a free class is sponsored by the PNA. To register, email Mark Hofer at


    Many scholarship opportunities are listed in Naviance. Check it out.

    Hispanic Heritage Scholarship. Deadline: December 6, 2020. Award: $3500. The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA minimum; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory

    Ron Brown Scholar Program. Deadline: January 9, 2021. Award: $10,000/year for 4 years. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and Black/African American to apply. Must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, and participate in community service activities. Demonstrate financial need.

    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington students earn degrees, certificates or apprenticeships in high-demand trade, health care or STEM fields and launch careers in Washington state. The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, Scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. WSOS accepts applications for the CTS (Career and Technical Scholarship) three times each academic year.

    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship award. Deadline: November 15, 2020. Award: $1000. The Ballard Elks Lodge awards three local girls and three local boys $1,000.00 each to be used towards college tuition. This scholarship is available to high school seniors.

    For more information and to apply online go to: 

    Be sure to select “Ballard Elks” during the application process. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.  Applicants may also advance and be considered for state and National Elks scholarships. Questions? Please contact

    the Ballard Elks office at 206-784-0827.


    Air Force ROTC Scholarship & Admissions Adviser, Sarah J. Boggins, 2d Lt, USAF will be hosting two Q&A sessions on Thursday, November 5 from 4:00-5:00PM and on Thursday, November 12 from 4:00-5:00PM. Find out the answers to any and all questions about the Air Force ROTC program. Please RSVP on this link

    Interested in going into premed? Sign up for the Pre-Med Academy Level I, a virtual intensive medicine course offered by the Harvard Student Agencies! The program is led by current Harvard students on the pre-med track, and it will also feature guest speakers such as Harvard professors or professionals in the medical field! 

    Course overview:

    • Investigates modules on genetics, complex immunology, and viral diseases
    • Explores case studies on various diseases, poses medical ethical questions, and offers an opportunity to dissect scientific papers
    • Prepares students for a career in medicine by providing an overview of the MCAT process. 

    Date/time: November 28-29 and December 5-6, from 10am-2pm PST each day 

    Program cost: $200/person 

    Registration link: (registration deadline is Nov. 22!) 

    Contact Estella Kim ( for any questions regarding the pre-med academy!"