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Dear Lancer Families,

Although we have come to the end of this most unusual school year, I am closing the year excited, energized and confident in the bright future that lies ahead for Kennedy Catholic. This is in large part due to the students and families I have met throughout my first year and because of the dedicated faculty and staff we have to teach, guide, and support them.

As we look toward the next school year, we are planning on Kennedy Catholic opening 2021-2022 as close to "normal" as possible. My true hope (and expectation) is that next year will mirror, in most ways, that of a usual school year. I do not believe we will be freed entirely from all of the restrictions that we have become overly accustomed to, but it is too early to predict what may be required as it pertains to masking, social distancing, athletics, and assemblies...

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It's time FORE golf!

Join the Lancer Communi-Tee and celebrate the summer by playing in our 3rd Annual Lancer Golf Classic on Friday, August 13 at the Washington National Golf Club. Shotgun start is at 7:30am.

Whether you're an experienced golfer, or simply driven by your love of the game, this is the perfect opportunity to play one of Washington's premier courses while supporting student scholarships at Kennedy Catholic.

Foursomes and individual golfers looking to make new friends are encouraged to swing by and enjoy a day of golf and giving!

REGISTER TODAY!

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Let's share how great it is to be a Lancer for Life! Review Kennedy Catholic High School and tell the world all about your experience at our school. You can even register on Niche to be added to a drawing for a $1000 Niche Scholarship.

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Athletics

Thank you to the amazing student-athletes who weathered the uncertainties of this unprecedented year with grace, perseverance and hard work. Our athletes turned out, continued to work out and kept the faith, not knowing if they would have the chance to compete. Thankfully, all of our 35 teams were able to play, make memories with their teammates, find success and have fun!

Special thanks to our stellar coaches, assistants and volunteers for their time and dedication – we could not have pulled off three sports seasons in three-and-a-half months without you. As we bid farewell to coaches Mary Margaret Pless (Girls Golf), Gina Martin (Girls Cross Country), Natalie Merrill (Girls Lacrosse) and Lisa Jandusay (Cheer) who are moving on, we thank them for their many years of service and commitment to bringing out the best in our student-athletes – we wish you well. Next fall, there will be some new and familiar faces on the sidelines and we are excited for what comes next!

Our Season 3 student-athletes are still competing through the end of June. We wish them luck!

Have a terrific summer, Lancer Nation, we look forward to seeing you in August!

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Summer is a great time to get an updated sports physical, especially if you are new to the school/athletic program or yours has expired. Physicals are good for two years from the date of the exam and must remain valid throughout the sports season. We encourage all freshmen to start high school with a brand new physical. Fall student-athletes will need a current physical on file in the athletic office in order to try out/practice on the first day.

Sports physical forms may be downloaded here. You may scan/email each page of the completed sports physical to Tracey Umeda or mail a hard copy to: Kennedy Catholic Athletics, 140 S 140th Street, Burien, WA 98168-3496.

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Beginning Monday, August 2, all new and returning students interested in participating in a fall sport will need to register through FamilyID, our online registration system, and have a current sports physical on file.

Lancer Football starts on August 18; Boys & Girls Cross Country, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive and Girls Volleyball will begin on August 23. Sport-specific information, including voluntary summer workouts and tryout schedules can be found on the individual team pages on our League Website as it becomes available.

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For sports registration, general info about programs, and to keep up with News and Events, visit the Athletics homepage on our School Website.

For tryout information, game and practice schedules, rosters, and team-specific information, head to our League Website. To find your sport, select the season at the top of the homepage, then sport and level.

Follow us on social media @OurLancerNation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, for announcements, photos, achievements, updates, and more!

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In order to cover this year as comprehensively as possible and include as many activities and athletics events as we could, we needed to push the normal spring deadline to mid-June. As a result, the books will not be shipped from the publisher until early August. We plan on distributing the yearbooks to returning students during registration/orientation events in late August. For seniors, please look for an announcement of some sort in late August regarding how we plan on distributing the books to you.

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Please consider hosting an international student. You would be providing an important and valuable experience by offering a true glimpse into an American family's life. A generous stipend is provided. If you are interested in learning more about being a host family, read more then fill out this inquiry form. Our housing coordinator will contact you to answer any questions you may have. You may also send inquiries directly to housing@kennedyhs.org.

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In August, all families will receive a mailer with comprehensive information about the start of the school year. But here is a summary of August events:

Friday, August 27 | Back to School Day - Students will take ASB photos, pick up handbooks, parking passes, buss passes, locker assignments, and lunch cards. See below for start and end times for each class.

Freshmen, New Transfer Students, and New International Students - 8am-2pm. Orientation led by Link Crew and meals provided. There will be no bus transportation.

Sophomores and Juniors - 8-10am. Students may leave after they finish their tasks.

Seniors - 9-11am. Students may leave after they finish their tasks.

Monday, August 30

Freshmen Mini Schedule and Roller Skating Event - 8am-2:45pm. Students will attend their classes to meet their teachers. After a provided lunch, students will be transported by bus to the Roller Skating Event. Students will return to campus by bus at 2:45pm.

Senior Kick-Off - 9-11am. All seniors are welcome to celebrate the start of their final year! Come for team bonding activities and to be part of the Senior Yearbook Class Photo.

Tuesday, August 31 | Classes Begin

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Campus Ministry

Counseling

The Counseling Center has found two opportunities open to High School Students:

Part Time Host | Vince's Italian Restaurant, Burien

Must be able to work nights and weekends. Employee must have great customer service. Duties include greeting customers, seating, cashiering, answering phones, and taking to-go orders. To apply, please contact Eleanor: 206.246.1497 or e.ramirez@vincesitalian.com.

Warehouse Associate or Food Production Worker | Plymouth, Auburn

Must be 18 years or older for either position. Basic math skills required. To learn more please contact Maddy: 206.676.6385 or Maddy.Kristjanson@plymouthinc.com.

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Fine Arts

Fernando R., Benjamin W., and Saleayah W. along with Mr. Larkins and Miss McKamey had the honor of playing their instruments during the graduation celebration at St. Paul School on June 6. We are proud to recognize our talented students!

Young musicians from several Catholic schools will be attending our Elementary Summer Band Program in July! This eight-day event will be in-person, and musical fun is a promise!

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Senior News

Seniors who have completed all coursework will be able to pick up their diplomas starting Tuesday, June 15. Please see the Highlights Section above for the Main Office's Summer Hours.

If the graduate will not be picking up their diploma in person, they must email Katie Burns to let us know who will be picking it up in their place.

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