Campus Security: Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures
Please take note of these important procedures for picking-up and dropping-off during the school day.
If you need to pick-up or drop-off an item for your son during the school day, please do so on Jacob Lane through the Dean’s Office, and not from the Fair Oaks entrance near the Gym/Harris Center area. Our Campus Security Team works hard to identify people who are coming onto campus during the course of the school day and your attention to this drop-off/pick-up procedure will help them to maintain the safety of everyone on campus. If you would like to have your son come out to the car to pick-up an item so that you do not have to get out of the car, please have him check
2020-21 Calendar Update: Student Mid-Semester Break
Significant change for next year's school calendar
This message aims to explain one relatively significant change to the calendar. For the 2020-21 school year, we are introducing a Student Mid-Semester Break from Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19. One main consideration behind adding this break to the schedule is the concern for the long stretch of class time between the start of the Spring Semester and Easter Break. This long stretch can create fatigue for both teachers and students, which we are sensitive to for both populations.
Beginning January 17 until March 6, students will meet with their counselors during Collaboration Periods to make scheduling requests for the upcoming school year courses. After Collaboration, students should go over their requests with their parents. Following Collaboration, counselors will begin meeting with students one-on-one to finalize their course requests. At the individual student meeting, students will be handed the Graduation Progress and Course Selection sheet.
Senior Christian Service Independent Study Eligibility
Info on Mandatory Meeting and Proposal Deadline
If your son is considering Independent Study for his Senior Christian Service requirement, please take note of the information below.
In order to be eligible for Independent Study, interested students must:
Semester 1 Final Grades Now Available
Final grades are now available on PowerSchool - click here to request a paper copy
Your son’s 1st Semester GPA and grades are now final and can be found in PowerSchool. To access 1st Semester grades, please use these instructions:
Browser Version: Under Navigation, select Grade History and 2019-2020. The final semester grades can be found in the column identified as S1.
24hr National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
(a caring professional will text you back immediately)
The holiday season, including weeks where your son is not in school, is an opportunity to listen for clues indicating that he needs help with mental health concerns. Being even more attentive or intentional during these “breaks” is also great practice for when your son leaves home for pursuits after high school and returns home for holiday gatherings. Holidays are a golden opportunity to take notice.
These guidelines suggest best practices regarding the publication of commentary on social media by students.
Helping families help their students
To keep parents and guardians engaged and informed, Common App developed a new set of resources designed to help families. These downloadable tools include a checklist for families, information about financial aid, and fast facts about application fees, fee waivers, and scholarships.
All of this information can be accessed at https://www.commonapp.org/family
Discover how a panoramic playground of mountains, rivers, and forests plays an important role in student life — academic and otherwise– as students visit colleges and universities across the Pacific Northwest. This is an excellent opportunity for your son to visit a wide variety of schools and explore what the “right fit” for him will be. Traveling with a group removes the headache and expense of your family planning a trip across the country, buying multiple plane tickets, renting a car, finding hotel rooms, and designing an itinerary.
Click on the link for the 2019 College Financial Aid Night presentation.