On Tuesday, February 23rd MOD Pizza, 13030 SE Kent Kangley Road, will donate 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to New Horizon School. Please help us by RSVPing to save the date and inviting a friend (or 2) to eat with you! RSVP & details here: www.groupraise.com/events/179139
Please register 2 days prior to the event
Admin February 16th, 2021
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Hello NHS families, and congratulations to our students for making it through the school year halfway point. Second semester transitions are always a good time to reflect on what has been accomplished and prepare for what comes next.
Like many of you, I had the opportunity last week to attend the first family education night for high school students, and hear from several speakers on job coaching services and opportunities after high school. To be honest, I have been satisfied the last several years just to have found a school that works for our child. Thoughts of careers and/or post- K-12 education have been distant aspirations. Still, time marches forward and the transition to what happens after high school eventually comes.
We are all very fortunate that New Horizon not only helps our students succeed academically, but also prepare for them to reach their full life potential. Part of this is through connection to vocational service organizations like those that presented last week, but it also includes a range of other wraparound services including social service agencies, regional colleges, and our own transition extension program, THRIVE. If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to contact Marla or Christina Shaefer in our THRIVE program for more information.
As always, thank you to all of you for supporting your kids. I wish you all the best for the new semester, and please continue to stay safe and healthy!
2020-2021 NHS Board President and NHS Parent
Admin February 4th, 2021
Posted In: School News
Dear NHS Families,
Online Learning to Date: Overall, the NHS teachers and I believe that
things are going well so far this year. Most of our students are making
progress, attending their classes, turning on their cameras so that teachers
can see them/engage with them, and doing their assignments. Many are
increasing their independent work skills as well as organizing and managing
their work on Schoology. Many are also improving their ability to ask their
teachers for help when they need it by requesting 1:1 time. Aside from the
occasional technology glitch (power outage, internet disruption, or minor lap
top problem), connectivity between students and teachers has been very
We know that online learning is hard, much more difficult than in person
learning. The teachers and I are continuously looking for ways to make
online learning more accessible to all of our students, and we hope that you
will join us in that effort.
Ways to Support Your Student in Online Learning: In the meantime, I
am reattaching some information that I sent to all families at the beginning
of the school year about ways you can support your student in the remote
learning model (Click Here). This excerpt was part of a document that
I sent to parents in September, titled “Parent Guide: Re-opening NHS in the
Remote Model, September, 2020”. Please let us know if you would like
another copy of the complete document.
We appreciate your partnership as we all work together to provide continuity
in educational programming.
1st Quarter Report Cards/Next Progress Reports: You should have
received your student’s 1st Quarter report card on November 12th. Please
watch for your student’s progress report, which should be sent to you this
coming Friday, December 11th. Please contact Vikki Colson (email@example.com)
if you have any questions.
Facilities: In preparation for the day when public health officials might
allow us to resume in person learning in the Hybrid Model, we are in the
process of completing some facilities maintenance: work on our fire
sprinkler system and work on our bridge outside of the Main Building on the
upper parking lot.
Welcome a Student Visitor: Please join us in welcoming Carter
Tuckerman, who began visiting in Mr. Hines’ homeroom this week. We hope
Carter and his family will enjoy visiting New Horizon School!
Community Outreach: Thursday, December 10th, several NHS teachers
and I will be attending the Renton Chamber of Commerce’s “Ahead of the
Care” awards ceremony. We nominated two health care providers for
awards, and we hope that the Renton Chamber will recognize our nominees
for their excellent work in the community.
Winter Vacation: Winter Vacation begins on December 21st and ends on
January 1st. School resumes on January 4th with our normal online learning
Science Club Starts in January: Science Club starts on Wednesday,
January 20th. Please contact Vikki Colson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ms. Hillman at email@example.com if your student is interested.
Space is limited!
Upcoming Zoom Meeting: I am planning to schedule another “Coffee with
Marla, BYO Coffee, LOL” Zoom meeting during 2nd Quarter in order to check
in with parents, provide updates, answer any general questions, and/or
listen to any general concerns that you may have. I am looking for a
weekday morning about 10 AM that might work shortly after the New Year.
I will keep you posted.
Please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I
can be of any assistance to you.
Stay healthy, and Happy Holidays!
Admin December 7th, 2020
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