Mount Rainier High School
November 9, 2020
Monday, November 9 First Day of 2nd Quarter
Tuesday, November 10
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day Holiday-No School
Thursday, November 12
Friday, November 13
2nd Quarter Virtual Open House: Thursday, 11/19 Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 26-27
Mount Rainier High School promotes the growth of every student and seeks to create principled, knowledgeable, and inquisitive graduates empowered to lead productive and caring lives in a global society.
Covid Rates are up in King County and even higher in our Highline area. Please use preventive measures to help to help our students and families be safe.
Drive Thru Pick Up and Return: Do you have items to pick up for 2nd Quarter? Have a Pre-paid Yearbook or Spirit Wear to pick up? Need to return books or equipment from last year and 1st Quarter?
Wednesday, Nov 18 we will have staff to meet you at the curb and help you 9am – 2pm!
Items may also be returned or picked up Mon – Fri 8am – 3pm by appointment, just call 206-631-7000 to schedule.
Mount Rainier Offices & Building Open by Appointment only. Call Main Office to schedule: 206-631-7000.
Attendance: Attendance is Important in Distance Learning and we are taking attendance! If your student is going to miss a class period or all day please notify the Attendance Office by phone 206-631-7004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
within 24 hours.
Superintendent Susan Enfield gives an update on Distance Learning. "After much careful deliberation, the board and I have made the decision that Highline will remain in full distance learning for the first semester of this year." See the full statement at: Highline Schools.org
2020 YEARBOOKS – DID YOU MISS OUR PICKUP DAY? Here is how you may pick up your pre-paid yearbook:
Email or Call Pat Thomasson, Bookkeeper, at 206-631-7008 or email@example.com to arrange for pick up (generally 8am – 2:30pm)
Can’t remember if you bought one? Check @ Touchbase USER Name: Student ID #; PASSWORD: Last Name (capitalize 1st letter)
Haven’t bought one? EXTRAS will be on sale on Touchbase website while supply lasts. Email or Call Pat Thomasson after online purchase to arrange pickup.
Highline Public Schools is continuing to offer free meals to all Highline students and anyone 18 and younger.
However, some education programs are funded based on free and reduced approval rates as of the end of October. Also there is a possibility that families who are approved for free and reduced meals will receive additional Pandemic EBT food benefits from the federal government. And some ASB and Athletics fees are waived for students who are approved for free or reduced-priced meals.
Library: MRHS Library is now checking out books! Find out all the awesome information the MRHS library has to offer at:
Zoom with a Librarian: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Librarians will have Homework & Tech help or discuss a book with you from 2 – 3pm. Get Zoom information at: Library Help Zoom
Now Checking Out Books!!
Parents: Please be sure your email, address & phone numbers are up to date so we may be in contact with you! Changes may be made in ParentVue under Online Registration.
Withdrawing from MRHS? Have you moved, decided to Home School or attend a different school? Let Us Know!! Please email Rachael Sita, Registrar: Rachael.Sita@highlineschools.org
Online enrollment is now open to all students, including returning students and non-resident students. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students can also update emergency contact information online. See HighlineSchools.org or ParentVue for more information.
Mount Rainier’s school nurse, Karrin Johnson, is available for questions or concerns about student health during regular school hours, 8:00 am-3:30 pm Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri at (206) 631-7007 or by email at Karrin.Johnson@Highlineschools.org. For basic questions about COVID 19 please first visit the district website https://www.highlineschools.org/coronavirus
Jostens Senior Graduation Information: Seniors were mailed Graduation Order Packets from Jostens! If you did not receive your packet email Jostens @: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: www.RRGrad.com.
Latino Club: On our Thursday, Nov. 12th meeting we will be holding elections. Don’t miss it.
“High School Fall Out of Season Coaching” has begun! Extended through December 18!
High School Athletics Registration is Now Open
High school athletics registration for WIAA high school fall out-of-season coaching is now open and Virtual Coaching has begun for some sports. We cannot allow in-person coaching yet, however, signing up for a sport will allow Highline Public Schools coaches to communicate with cleared students through Zoom meetings and the Remind App.
Register today to be part of Virtual Coaching, the first stage of a return to sports for high school.Please note: some coaches may not be available for Out of Season Coaching
Clubs Starting soon with zoom meetings in the next few weeks! Students Sign Up to receive club updates and meeting information (do not need parent to sign up for clubs). Register for as many as you are interested in. Not all may be active during Distance Learning. Information will be sent through FamilyID information so you Must Be Registered! Details will be added to Club information as they are finalized but Sign Up!
Sign up on FamilyID (if you already have an account for sports, you may use the same log-in and change to “Mt Rainier HS Activity Registration” by drop down menu in blue bar across top”)
GSA/LGBTQ: Want to be involved in Gay Straight Alliance (LGBTQ) Club? Please email the advisor directly to help get things going this year with virtual meetings! Advisor: Mr. Coraggio; Thomas.Coraggio@highlineschools.org; or leave him a message at 401-307-3924. (for this club you do not sign up on FamilyID)
Black Student Union will be zoom meeting on Wednesdays @ 3:30pm- Sign Up to attend!
Drama Club: Our Spring 2020 Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has been postponed until May 2021. Current cast members should retain their rehearsal materials. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Thumim at email@example.com.- Sign Up!
***Please note, we will hold auditions in the Winter to fill roles previously held by graduating seniors.
National Honor Society: Sign up on FamilyID by September 30 and application will be sent to you. Meetings begin in October. Sign Up!
Pacific Islanders Club: Meetings (zoom) will on Fridays but you must be registered on FamilyID to attend. Sign Up!
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
CCC Office Hours/Appointments/Support
The College and Career Readiness website is now live! Check it out for updated details regarding college and career. Check it out here!
Office Hours-We are here to help!! Drop in office hours are available Monday-Friday 2-3pm
Meeting ID: 995 5452 3425
Need additional help. Make an appointment with us. Appointment times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-6pm. Please use the link below.
Team Read-Team Read is hiring new coaches for this school year. If interested please see details below.
- Team Read will be online for the school year so a strong Wi-Fi connection is needed
- 2 hours per day for 2 days a week
- One school will be Monday/Wednesday and another would be Tuesday/Thursday
- Apply here: http://www.teamread.org/new-coaches/ (select Highline)
Questions or concerns please contact Alicia Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
College Success Foundation- Recruitment Open
Are you currently a junior who wants to go to college after high school? Would you like help navigating the college planning process? Join the CSF Achievers Scholars Program to help make your post-secondary goals become a reality. Want more information? Please contact Mr. Quadelle @ email@example.com for more details. Apply here http://bit.ly/MRHS-2020
College Virtual Admissions Visits- Sign up for virtual college visits to get more information on college, military and trade programs that you’re interested in. Visits will be held on Wednesdays from 12:30-4:30pm. See below for upcoming visits. Register Here
No College Visits this week
Workshops and Senior Support-Seniors!! Need more direction on planning for college? Check out the College and Career Readiness Webpage! See below for the types of workshops being hosted weekly.
College application help
Senior Scoop Newsletter
Financial aid- FAFSA and WASFA are now open! Need more support? Drop in to our weekly workshops. For zoom links and more details please check on the College and Career Readiness website.
Financial Aid 101: workshop to learn about the financial aid process for FAFSA and WASFA. This workshop will ensure you are prepared to file financial aid.
Mondays 3:00-4:00PM & Wednesdays 6:00-7:00PM
Financial Aid Completion: Work with financial aid professionals to get assistance with completing your financial aid.
Mondays 6:00-7:00pm & Fridays 3:00-4:00pm
Scholarships- See below for scholarships and the top 5 scholarship banks.
- Naviance.com- https://student.naviance.com/MRH
The Highline Challenge is a scholarship initiative to encourage students to take 10 steps towards their college goals. Students will complete 10 tasks that will support them in enrolling into the post-secondary program they choose; including 4 year colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, apprenticeships, and trade programs. Students that complete the Highline Challenge will be entered into a scholarship lottery by school. For more details on how to get started look here.
Complete November "First 5" Challenge
Seniors!!! Win a $50 Gift Card for Completing The First 5 Steps of the Highline Challenge
That's right! By getting a jump start on the Highline Challenge you can win a $50 gift card & prizes donated by Naviance. It's simple, complete the first 5 steps of the Highline Challenge and complete the "First Five" Survey and you're in! Winners will be notified via email and featured in an upcoming Senior Scoop Newsletter. Get your "First 5" Completed by November 20 to be eligible. Check out the Highline Challenge website for additional information!
Act Six scholarship- fall 2020 Act Six application is open!
Students can apply here