• Class of 2020

    Overview

    Senior year is one filled with college and career preparation, acknowledgements, celebration, ceremonies and so much more. We understand the challenges that your class has now been presented due to the current health crisis, and we continue to make your health and safety a priority.

    In a joint statement from the Council of Presidents and Independent Colleges of Washington, the colleges made the following commitments for fall 2020 admissions:

    • Moving all activities related to admitted student programs, transfer advising, prospective student events and campus visitations to a virtual experience/ platform, or we have made the decision to cancel events.
    • Integrating flexibility into admissions processes to ease, to the extent possible, the disruption for fall 2020 applicants. Each university or college has institutional microsites dedicated to COVID-19 information, including details about fall 2020 admission decisions and deadlines.
    • Recognizing that while students must satisfy high school graduation requirements and meet minimum college admission requirements for freshman, our institutions will not disadvantage 2020 fall applicants due to the pandemic’s effects on education delivery. Identifying points of contact for each institution’s Admissions Office for further information.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    We will continue to update this page as we receive more information.

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Yes, the test is shifting to an online 45 minute free response test and material covered has been updated. Please check the updates (also posted on our website) here.

    Your AP teachers are continuing to work tirelessly to provide lessons, activities, and extension opportunities (there was no “pause” for new learning in AP and CiHS classes). Students and schools now have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.

    Students should reach out to their high school counselor or AP teacher ASAP. Students/families can also visit cb.org/tech by April 24, email techsupport@lkstevens.wednet.edu, or call (425) 335-1500 for help.

    AP testing is shifting to an online 45 minute free response test to be taken at home. Those dates are posted on our website and the College Board website. In addition, students and schools have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.

    Career & College Readiness

    Your High School & Beyond Plans were completed at your Senior Graduation Review BUT due to changes from the COVID-19 closure, seniors are now required to complete their online HS&BP.

    You will need to complete the first page "Who am I? What can I become? How will I become that?" under the “My Plan” tab, complete “My Goals” including career interest area and "What is your plan after you graduate high school?"

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Students should reach out to Ms. LaFortune to access the information.

    Counseling office staff are still hard at work serving students, though doing so remotely. Please contact your counselor for any needs regarding college applications and related documentation.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Yes! Counselors and Ms. LaFortune are available and standing by to assist students with questions and concerns regarding their post-high school plans.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Issues like these that are due to unforeseen circumstances should not affect students receiving their transcript. Schools will work with students on a case-by-case basis to resolve these issues. Suggestion: Put that library book in a safe place so you can return it when schools reopen! You should also send an email to your school’s librarian or the principal to let them know you have the book and will be returning it when you are able.

    College in the High School

    Continue to work with your teacher and follow guidelines. You are still on track to earn CiHS credit. If you are finding it difficult to complete the course, please reach out to your teacher and/or counselor; if your difficulty is connected to complications due to COVID-19, it may be possible to get a refund.

    We have been in contact with all of our College in the HS college partners, and teachers are assessing what requirements are remaining to satisfy the college requirements. Though the details vary between colleges, it is the intention of each college partner to work with teachers to complete the course and award the college credits earned to students who paid the tuition, if at all possible. If any students cannot complete the course due to complications related to COVID-19, refunds through Everett Community College and Bellevue College may be possible (more information to follow).

    Credit Requirements

    Yes, you will earn your diploma.

    Yes, you should continue to complete your coursework online or through learning packets as directed by your counselor.

    There are multiple options to meet the graduation pathway requirement. Counselors have been working with students individually who have not yet met this requirement. Students are encouraged to connect with their counselors if they have additional questions about this requirement.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Please contact your counselor right away if this applies to you.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Legislators granted the State Board of Education authority to administer an emergency waiver program to provide flexibility to ensure students who were “on track to graduate before the gubernatorial declaration of emergency” (February 29) are not negatively impacted by measures taken in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, teachers are working hard to provide you with opportunities to be successful; please let us know right away if there is something making this work unusually challenging for you. Your communication is essential to this process - emailing your teachers and school counselor is a great place to start.

    Counselors have been working with you during this school year to provide you with options to earn your graduation requirements (for example: credit retrieval or independent study classes). You should continue working on those options. If you haven't already been in contact with your counselor, please reach out to ask questions about next steps.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    High School Principals are working with your counselor to determine a course of action. Reach out to your counselor with questions.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Yes, please email your counselor for more information and to see if this is a good option for you. There will be an online testing window in May-June, and you will be able to take the test from home.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    We don't recommend this at this time. Please consult with your school counselor by phone or email for any questions.

    Counselors by student last name:
    A-C: Angela Riebli, angela_riebli@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    D-H: Emily Chilson, emily_chilson@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    I-M: Amy Wiklund, amy_wiklund@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    N-S: Tzel Hernandez, tzel_hernandez@lkstevens.wednet.edu
    T-Z: Dede Strong, dede_strong@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Grades

    Here is a link to OSPI’s rules and guidance for Washington State schools regarding grading for the current semester given the state school closure that will continue through June 19. To summarize the guidance, students are to receive either letter grades or an “Incomplete” and no child can fail or receive “no credit.” “Do no harm” is the guiding principle districts are asked to follow.

    Secondary Grading Plan (grades 6-12)
    Adhering to the guidance from OSPI, our students in our secondary schools will earn an “A” or “B” letter grade, or an “Incomplete.” Pass or C/D/F grades will not be issued. Currently, our Family Access program does not reflect these grade shifts. Thank you for your patience as we work to align our system with this new policy.

    What do the secondary grades mean?
    As a system, we have had to shift our thinking a great deal about what grades mean for students during the emergency closure. Below is our adjusted plan for guidance on letter grades:

    What an “A” represents:

    • The student has met or exceeded standard on the essential learnings prior to and during the closure.
    • The student has engaged in all/most of the learning opportunities provided by the teacher and has made a good faith effort in their progress toward learning the standards taught by the teacher and has demonstrated that in some way.
    • The student is mostly responsive to the feedback provided by the teacher.

    What a “B” represents:

    • The student was approaching standard on the essential learnings prior to and during the closure.
    • The student has engaged in most/some of the learning opportunities provided by the teacher. They have made an effort in their progress toward learning the standards taught by the teacher and have demonstrated that in some way.

    What an “I” represents:

    • The student either was not able to, or did not engage in the learning opportunities provided by the teacher during the closure, regardless of the grade that they had prior to the closure.
    • The student was not able to demonstrate that they were meeting standard or approaching standard, either prior to or during the closure.
    • Multiple, documented attempts were made by the teacher to the student and their family to engage in the learning.
    • For students given an “I” there will be an expectation and multiple options for them to convert the “Incomplete” into a letter grade. These could include continued work in the summer or at the beginning of next school year.

    The end of the 2nd semester reporting period for seniors is still being determined.

    We always encourage students to engage and continue in the learning process. Completing projects and tasks and getting feedback from your teachers is an important component of the learning process.

    Graduation & Senior Events

    At this time we are not sure what to expect for graduation ceremonies. We have been in contact with the venue and they will be following and adhering to state and local guidelines regarding group gatherings, etc.

    Administration will help guide this once graduation ceremony plans have been finalized.

     

    We are working with both the publisher, based in Texas. Once we know more we will update you with the most current information.

    Mental Health & Intervention

    Mental Health Information
    Contact: jennifer_hudson@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Intervention/Prevention Specialist
    Contact: steve_pitkin@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Substance Abuse treatment providers are providing Telehealth services. Go to SAMHSA’s National Helpline to find a provider. Using substances to cope with stress can lead to substance use disorders. Instead of going through this thing, one might be stuck with something. Additionally those vaping or smoking face additional risks with COVID-19. Health first!