Ingraham Weekly Bulletin

Summary: Week of November 15, 2021

Ingraham Weekly Bulletin – Week of November 15

Attendance Office

Please email absences, late arrivals and early dismissals to: ingrahamhs.attendance@seattleschools.org

See the school attendance webpage for Frequently asked Question, Attendance Guidelines, Absences, Definitions Valid Excuses, Early Dismissal, Unexcused Absences, and Tardy-Late Arrivals

School Attendance

School Calendar

Ingraham Early Dismissals

Written or electronic notice by a parent/guardian must be in the Attendance Office before a student may be notified to leave class by Attendance.

Students leave class at designated time and must leave the building as soon as feasible. No sign out at the Attendance window. Absences remain unexcused if parent/guardian notice of dismissal is not received in advance.

Early dismissal due to illness (while at school) requires a release from the school nurse. The school nurse will contact and receive release authorization. If another individual is picking up the student, that person must be listed as contact in the student record and must have proper identification. The students’ safety is our first concern.

Important COVID-19 Reminder

Masks are required in all Seattle Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year, whether you are vaccinated or not.

Responding to Cases or Symptoms (calling out sick)

More information about responding to cases or symptoms (calling out sick)

Student Laptop Support

Students, if you need tech support for your district laptop, go to Room 202 during lunch. 

Visitor Policy

Parents/Guardians are asked to wait outside the building when picking up your student this year.  There are no visitors permitted inside school buildings, other than approved volunteers who have been vaccinated.  This is a District policy this year.  Thank you for understanding.

Ingraham Theatre is Back!

Our fall play, “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen opens on December 2 and runs for two weekends!

December 2 – 4, and December 10 – 11 at 7 PM

Tickets are $10.

Audiences can purchase tickets in socially distant pods, must be masked at all times, and 18+ must have proof of vaccination.

Plus, there will be a health attestation for all.

Please purchase tickets in advance to be sure you have seats with your pod.

“She Kills Monsters” Synopsis:  Agnes Evans is a completely average woman who strives to be nothing but average until the day she wishes her life was a little less boring. Her wish unfortunately comes true when her family, including her younger sister Tilly, dies in a car crash. As Agnes is cleaning and packing Tilly’s room to move everything to her place, she finds a module Tilly had written for Dungeons and Dragons.  In order to get closer to the sister she never really knew, Agnes embarks on her own adventure with the help of Dungeon Master Chuck to play the game as Tilly designed. As she delves deeper into her quest, the fantasy world and reality begin to collide and mix as Agnes searches to connect with Tilly and realizes how much of her sister she never knew.

Play is rated PG-13 for slightly suggestive content and strong language.


Winter Wreaths

SENIOR HOLIDAY WREATH PICK-UP

Thank you all who purchased a wreath for the Senior class. They raised $3,315 in profits!  Pick up will be Saturday, Dec. 11th from 10am-1pm and Monday, Dec. 13th from 4pm-7pm

No School

Thursday and Friday, 11/25-26 for Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day. We are sure Thankful for our RAMILY! 

Toiletry Drive

Sponsored by our amazing Girls Swim Team, Nov. 1 – 30th. Please drop off items in the main office in the blue bin.

Clothing Drive

To Support MARY’s PLACE Shelter will begin Dec. 6th-17th. Warm clothing, children’s sizes and larger adult sizes are needed. Gloves, hats, socks, etc. are appreciated. Drop off will be at the East entrance near the gym.

Athletics

Congratulations to our RAM SWIMMERS: Placing 14th overall at State! School records were broken, Erika Carlson took 2nd place in the 500 Free and made the All-American consideration time. Our relay team came in 9th! Congrats: Abby, Ellie, Nadia, and Erika. 

Congrats too for Erika who was named: WIAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK! This is for the whole state of Washington!

Workers for the Clock, Shot Clock, and tickets are needed! ($16/hour). Basketball and Wrestling Officials are desperately needed. Please see AD Huffer.

Community service hours are also available. Please email: Thuffer@seattleschools.org if you are interested. 

Spring Sports

Registration for SPRING sports is OPEN.

Spring Sports Season begins Feb. 28th.  Registration should be completed by Nov 1.  We are still accepting forms.

Girls and Boys Track and Field

Co-ed Tennis

Baseball

Fastpitch

Boys Soccer

Girls LAX

Girls Ultimate

PLEASE register at Final Forms: seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com.

Have your registration completed and submitted by Nov 1 or shortly thereafter. One Sport per season.

Schedules for all winter/spring sports are posted at: Metroleauguewa.org

Activity Card Stickers

If students purchased an ASB card and don’t have their sticker, please stop by the Activity Center.

ALL SPECTATORS MUST WEAR MASKS FOR BOTH INDOOR & OUTDOOR EVENTS – No Mask, No Entrance to games. Thank you!

GO RAMS!
Traci Huffer
Activity/Athletic Director

Language Credit Testing at Ingraham on Wednesday, December 1 

We will be offering in-house world language credit testing on Wednesday, December 1 at 2:45 PM in the Ingraham Library. Students can earn up to four high school credits and if they do get four, they qualify for the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy.

The Ingraham student registration is online: https://bit.ly/languages2021

Students need to register by Monday, November 22nd.

If they are testing in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic, they will use the STAMP Test (usually takes about 2 hours).

If they are testing in Somali, Amharic, Vietnamese, or Tagalog, they will take the STAMP WS (WorldSpeak) test. WorldSpeak is Writing and Speaking only.

If they are testing in Tigrinya, Oromo, Swahili or other lesson common languages, they will most likely take the ALTA test. This is a timed one-hour writing test. Those that score high enough to move on (they need to show that they will likely earn at least one credit), will take a speaking test by phone. We will schedule those after we get the writing test results.

For less common languages, there is a custom test that we can offer. We should be able to test almost any language.

If students qualify for 4 competency-based credits, that means they are considered “Proficient” in their language and they meet the language criterion for earning the Seal of Biliteracy. Their transcript will be updated to reflect that fact after testing is complete. When they graduate, their transcript will be updated to show that the Seal of Biliteracy was “Earned” for their language. IB world language students can also earn the Seal by getting a 4 or higher on IB exams. More info about the Seal of Biliteracy is online: http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/SealofBiliteracy.aspx

More information on the tests, including a list of languages and test prep tips, can be found on this OSPI site.

STAMP also has some practice items that students can try out: https://stamp4s.avantassessment.com/avant/do/samplelogin And STAMP WS sample tests can be found here: https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests#worldspeak

If students want to test, but they cannot do it on December 1, they can also take their test remotely through the district. They are testing on December 11, January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30th. More details here.

Questions? Contact Noah Zeichner (nczeichner@seattleschools.org)

Attention 10th Graders – NEW LGBTQIA+ World History III Course

Second semester Ingraham will be piloting a new LGBTQIA+ World History III course. This class can be taken as your World History III credit or as an elective. See your counselor ASAP to sign-up or Ms. Peck in room 130 for details.  alpeck@seattleschools.org

Senior Photos and Quotes

Senior Photos and Quotes are due by December 31, 2021- Happy New Year!

You may submit only ONE photo, and please use the largest file size possible. A high quality, full resolution photo should be at least 1MB. If it’s less, the file size and resolution have probably been reduced. Please send the original photo in the original size.

No symbolic hand gestures. Your senior quote must not contain offensive language, acronyms, phone numbers, or social media contact info. Keep it sweet.

If you have questions contact Ms. Peaslee, sdpeaslee@seattleschools.org

Senior Ads for the Yearbook are due by March 1:

¼ page: $70

½ page: $130 

Full page : $250

Use SchoolPay at this link.

Student Parking Reminder

Students, please do not park in the Visitor/Staff parking lot near the upper gym entrance or in the Helene Madison Pool parking lot. Students should park in the student lot only off Meridian Ave N.

If you will be driving to school, you will need a parking pass displayed in your car to park on campus. 

Parents/Guardians – Parking Around Ingraham

Parents, please do not park and wait for your students in nearby business parking lots. We have received phone calls about cars waiting at a nearby business, with very limited parking for their customers. Please be courteous to our neighborhood businesses and arrange to pick up your student at another location.


In-person tutoring

Are you interested in helping students with homework support? You do not need to be a subject matter expert or experienced teacher!  Sometimes students just need help organizing their work, or somewhere quiet to do their homework after school. If you are available from 4-5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays please consider signing up here. You can sign up for just the days you would like to come, no long term or regular commitment required. If you have questions please contact Nicole Hawkinson nrhawkinson@seattleschools.org.

Bright Futures donation pickup from University District Food Bank

(Thursday afternoons): Looking for a simple way to make a big impact? Bright Futures is looking for people to pick up food donations from the Food Bank and bring them to IHS on Thursdays. For more details and to sign up for slots, click here. Note, volunteers for this job do not need to be registered with SPS. 

Auction Volunteers Needed

Friends of Ingraham is looking for a few folks to organize the annual auction!

The auction is our primary source of income, which we use to support programs like Bright Futures and give grants (and more grants) to teachers, coaches, and clubs to enhance the excellent programs that all of our students benefit from.

And if that’s not enough, volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and get involved in the school community. The event is happening online this year, though we’re gearing up for one great event when this pandemic ends!

If you are interested in learning more, or would be willing to help organize this event as a chair, co-chair, or committee member please email ingrahamvol@gmail.com.


After-School Tutoring and Saturday School are Back!

No need to sign up… just show up!  Snacks are provided.

After School Tutoring is 4pm-5pm

9th grade:

  • Monday – Room 78
  • Tuesday – Room 182
  • Thursday – Room 125

10th – 12th grades:

  • Tuesday and Thursday – Library

Saturday School – All Grades Welcome! 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • January 22
  • April 2
  • June 11

Questions about Tutoring and Saturday School? Contact Nicole Hawkinson nrhawkinson@seattleschools.org

Counseling Office Bulletin

Please read the counseling bulletin for important Counseling news.