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    Welcome Back, Rainier Beach Students and Families!
    Posted on 08/25/2020
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    Dear Families of Rainier Beach High School,

    We hope this letter finds you well, safe and healthy!  This has been an interesting year filled with anxiety and uncertainty and we understand the hardships many of our families are facing.  With that said, we want to reassure you that our entire staff at Rainier Beach is here to support you and our scholars in receiving a high quality education through remote learning, eliminating barriers including access to technology and basic needs, and providing you the care and love you deserve during these unprecedented times.  Our commitment to equity and antiracist practices will be at the forefront of everything we do!

    Below, please find important information you will need to know to ensure your scholar is prepared for a successful start to this school year.  This is a lot of information, so you may want to pull out your calendar to plug in these dates.  Please note all the online links on this document so that you can easily complete forms and join meetings.

    We know communication with our families will be even more important in a virtual environment, so we are asking you to complete this needs survey that gives us updated contact information, technology and basic needs requests (food cards, rent support, mental health, etc.).

    Update Contact and Needs Survey

    Laptop Distribution

    On September 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., we will be checking out laptops ONLY to scholars who are new to RBHS from out of district or incoming 9th grade scholars that did not pick up a laptop in the Spring.  We will set up a drive-thru and walk-up stations in our parking lot.  Please practice safety guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing.

    All incoming 9th graders who received a laptop from their SPS middle school can use that device to begin school.  We will set up a time to switch out those laptops at a later date.

    Please follow designated times by the scholar's last name to pick up your laptop:

    • Last Name A-G: 9 – 10 AM
    • Last Name H-M: 10 – 11 AM
    • Last Name N-S: 11 AM – 12 PM
    • Last Name T-Z: 12 – 1 PM

    9th Grade Virtual Orientation

    9th grade virtual orientation will be held on Thursday, September 3. We will send out the links to all 9th grade scholars and their parent/guardian by August 28th.  Please make sure you complete the “Update Contact and Needs” survey link above so that we have the most current contact info.

    On Friday, September 4, we will host a 9th Grade drive-thru BBQ from 11:30 am– 2:30 pm for 9th grade scholars only in our school parking lot to distribute supplies, RB swag, and a delicious meal for our newest Viking scholars and their families.  Please make sure you follow COVID-19 guidelines by wearing a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands.  There will also be a system set up to receive scholars who need to walk to orientation.  Please see the schedule below for your designated time.

    10th-12th Grade Orientation Drive-Thru

    We will host a drive-thru orientation for 10th-12th grade scholars on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. to pick up supplies.

    Virtual Parent/Family Cafe Hour, September 3, 2020 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Welcome to the Beach!  We are so excited to meet our new scholars and families.  This is for all new parents/guardians and families for 9th grade and scholars new to RB from outside of the District.  You will have an opportunity to hear from our administration team, 9th grade transition team, counseling team, and ask any questions you may have.  Please click on this link to join us online for the café meeting on September 3rd @ 3:30pm:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    +1 206-800-4125   United States, Seattle (Toll)

    Conference ID: 160 376 675#

    Course Schedules

    Schedules will be finalized on Thursday, September 3rd.  Please log into your Source page to see your scholar’s schedule.  If your scholar is new to RB (outside of District) or you have any questions, please contact your counselor:

    Annie Zhou (last names A-K) ayzhou@seattleschools.org

    Savali Taamu (last names L-Z) sptaamu@seattleschools.org

    First Day of School, September 4th

    All scholars will begin the day in Advisories (listed as Mentorship) at 9 a.m. by logging in to Schoology to access the Advisory (Mentorship) course for the TEAMS links and follow the schedule below. Please let us know if your scholar has any issues logging in to Schoology by emailing your scholar’s advisory teacher or admin at alpatu@seattleschools.org.

    9th Grade:

    9:00-10:00 Advisory (Mentorship)

    11:30-2:00 9th GradeDrive-Thru BBQ at

    Beach! Pick up SWAG and supplies and meet the RB staff

    9th grade scholars and their families will drive through our stations in the parking lot to pick up their items in accordance with the schedule below by student last name. We also have a walk-up station.

    • Last Name A-G 11:30am – 12:30pm
    • Last Name H-O 12:30pm-1:30pm
    • Last Name P-Z 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Please practice safety at all times by wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands often.

    10th Grade:

    • 9:00-10:00 Advisory (Mentorship)
    • Community Circles
    • 10:00-10:10 Break
    • 10:10-11:00 Advisory “How to” Tech Lesson

    September 8 will be drive-thru for 10th-12th grade from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Athletics

    Please visit this link to register your scholar for athletics: https://rainierbeachhs.seattleschools.org/student_activities/athletics/athletic_registration

    Recently, the WIAA has made significant changes to the season structure and accompanying rule changes for this 2020-21 school year.  The WIAA has developed three shortened seasons beginning December 28, 2020 and concluding June 27, 2021. Within these seasons, there may be a need to changes a sport(s) or dates depending the Governor’s and other state agency guidelines.  Below you will find the planned tentative sport seasons and dates as currently planned:

    WIAA Season 2 (Traditionally Winter Sport Season) – December 28, 2020 to February 28, 2021

    • Boys and Girls Basketball
    • Girls Bowling
    • Boys Swim and Dive
    • Girls Gymnastics
    • Wrestling

    WIAA Season 3 (Traditionally Fall Sport Season) March 1, 2021 to May 1, 2021

    • Football
    • Girls Volleyball
    • Girls Swim and Dive
    • Girls Soccer
    • Cross Country
    • Co-Ed Golf
    • Slowpitch Softball
    • Competitive Cheerleading

    WIAA Season 4 (Traditionally Spring Sports Season)– April 26, 2021 to June 26, 2021

    • Tennis
    • Fastpitch Softball
    • Boys Soccer
    • Baseball
    • Dance and Drill
    • Co-Ed Track and Field

    Please contact our Athletic Director, George Foster if you have any questions:

    gefoster1@seattleschools.org

    Food Distribution

    Rainier Beach High School will continue to be a food distribution site for our community.  Lunch and additional snacks and meals will be available daily.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at 206-252-6350.  Thank you!

    Sincerely,

    Ivory Brooks, Interim Principal
    Rainier Beach High School