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Dear Kennedy Catholic Community,

The traumatic and unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and many others throughout the history of our country have made evident again the need for ongoing daily conversion, both personal and institutional, to protect all life and the common good, seeking justice and peace for all. Within our country, the history regarding racial issues is filled with immense wounds and sufferings but when at our best is a source of great opportunities and blessings through richness in diversity.

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Academics

Course verification forms for the 2020-2021 school year are now available in Skyward. Students can view these in Skyward by selecting the "schedule" tab and choosing "requests for 2020/21." Please note the academic office has done their best to honor each request, however, students may see changes due to scheduling conflicts and staffing.

Please contact your counselor with questions.

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The Batterberry Book Fund will continue to support the needs of Lancers in the 2020-2021 school year. Books will be available in either hard copy or E-book versions. Applications and information regarding book distribution will be sent out in August. Thank you for your patience!

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Activities

Cheer tryouts for the 2020-2021 school year will tentatively take place from July 7-9. To be eligible for tryouts please email your application and signed contract form to Lisa Jandusay no later than Friday, June 19.

After submitting the required forms you will receive an invitation for the New Prospective Parent Zoom Meeting on Monday, June 22 at 6pm. During the meeting coaches will go over the contract and answer questions.

Save these dates

July 7-8 | 12-2pm
Tryouts will take place in the Kennedy Catholic gym. Please wear shorts, t-shirt and comfortable tennis shoes.

July 9 | 10am
Judged tryouts will take place in the Kennedy Catholic gym starting at 10am. Please wear all black to your judged tryout.

Read more about 2020-2021 Varsity Cheer Tryouts

Admissions

Please mark your calendars and join us for the following events:

  • Class of 2024 Bowling at HiLine Lanes | August 18 from 6-8pm
  • New Family BBQ & Orientation | August 26 from 5-7pm
  • New Student Orientation | August 27 from 8am-12pm
  • Freshmen Orientation Full Day | August 28 from 8am-2:45pm
  • First Day of school | August 31

Please contact Wendy Byrd with questions.

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Athletics

The athletic department will collect all uniforms and team-issued gear/equipment from the winter and spring sports seasons at your scheduled appointment during Locker Cleanout week, June 15-19.

For safety reasons, please bring your CLEAN uniform (including all team-issued pieces like warm-ups, shooter shirts, etc.), sealed in a bag and labeled on the outside with your name, sport, jersey number or size. Equipment such as helmets, lacrosse sticks and team backpacks/bags must also be returned during your appointed time.

Winter student-athletes will also have the opportunity to pick up their varsity and participation certificates (from their canceled banquet) at the same time.

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Summer is usually a good 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 entire sports season. Fall student-athletes will need a current physical on file in the athletic office in order to try out/participate.

A copy of the Pre-Participation History and Physical Examination Form can be downloaded here. Completed physical paperwork may be scanned and emailed to Tracey Umeda or mailed to: Lancer Athletics at Kennedy Catholic, Attn. Tracey Umeda, 140 S. 140th Street, Burien, WA 98168-3496. All paperwork should be received by August 18 in time to be cleared for football and August 21 for all other sports.

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If your son or daughter plans to do a fall, winter or spring sport during the 2020-21 school year, please plan on attending our informational All-Sports Parent Night scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 from 7-8:30pm. Meet new Athletic Director, Don Hoffman, and hear important information about the upcoming sports seasons. You will also have the opportunity to meet our coaches and ask questions about their programs. Attendance is expected of all parent/guardian(s) of student-athletes.

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All new and returning students interested in participating in a fall sport will need to register through our online registration system beginning August 3 and have a current sports physical on file to participate on the first day. Lancer Football is scheduled to begin on August 19; Boys & Girls Cross Country, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive and Girls Volleyball are set to begin August 24 (depending on the state/county reopening guidelines). Sport-specific information, including potential voluntary summer workouts and tryout schedules may be found on the individual team pages on our website as they become available.

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Due to changing guidelines and uncertainties about what the fall sports season might look like, we invite you to check the following online resources for information as it becomes available:

  • Athletic department news can be found on the Kennedy Catholic website under Athletics or you may refer back to this eNews
  • Check out our social media over the summer for updates – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram – all @OurLancerNation
  • The most current competition schedule for each fall sport may be found on the NPSL Athletics website. Click on Kennedy Catholic and the sport of your choice.
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Business Office

The main school office will be open during the following summer hours and subject to current and continuing social distancing guidelines.
Summer 2020 Main Office Hours

June 8 - June 19: (Monday to Thursday) 9:00am to 3:00pm. Fridays - Closed
June 22 - June 25: (Monday to Thursday) 9:00am to Noon. Fridays - Closed
June 29 - July 1: Office Closed
July 6 - July 31: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to Noon. Closed Friday.
Aug 3 - Aug 6: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm. Closed Friday.
Aug 10 - Aug 14: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm.
August 17: Normal operating hours.

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Campus Life

Beginning the week of June 15 Lancers will be able to return materials and cleanout their lockers by appointment only. The following procedures will ensure the health and safety of all:

  1. Students will sign up for their appointment via sign up genius here.
  2. Students will pull up to the curb in front of the gym. Please ensure your Lancer is wearing a mask.
  3. Students will check in and be escorted into the building to clean out lockers - a bag will be provided.
  4. Once students have cleaned out their PE lockers and school lockers, they will have the opportunity to drop off additional materials (Batterberry books, library books, athletic uniforms, music materials, etc.)

Safe distancing will be strictly enforced – there are four appointments per ten minute time slot and students will be asked to immediately leave campus once they have completed the appointment. All materials not retrieved will be donated.

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The Campus Life Office is responsible for attendance, supporting the Kennedy Catholic culture, establishing and monitoring school-wide expectations for behavior and ensuring the safety and security of our students and the greater Kennedy Catholic community.

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Parking in the Kennedy Catholic lot is free. Students must register their car and obtain a parking pass in order to park in the lot. There will be a registration booth during back to school orientation. Registration may also be completed through the Campus Life Office.

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Campus Ministry

The formal, written I.S.L.E. Paper, traditionally completed by seniors in the first month of their senior year, is cancelled for the 2020-2021 school year. The I.S.L.E. Presentation will occur in March 2021. Students will receive specific instructions on creating the presentation in their social studies classes this Fall.

Please contact Ms. Lopez with any questions.

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Counseling

Fine Arts

The Fine Art Department would like to thank all senior vocalists who have served our community and represented our school through singing in choir over the years. It takes great dedication, teamwork, and confidence to lead your peers in singing at all-school liturgies, assemblies, concerts, games, etc. The Lancer Family has benefited time and time again through your sharing of gifts and talents and we appreciate you.

Please select "Read More" for a complete list of senior recognitinos.

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Parent Groups

Dear Lancer Family,

The Parent Club sincerely thanks you all for your support during the final months of this school year. We have been honored to be part of sending off our seniors with blankets and t-shirts to commemorate their final year at Kennedy Catholic. We are also gathering some mementos to thank our Teachers and Staff for rising up to meet the challenges that this year has brought our community.

Looking ahead, we are working to create an online ordering option for the Knight Stand - to enable ordering Lancer gear with curbside pickup before next fall. Stay tuned for more details!

Finally, we want to wish our departing senior parent Board members all the very best—Cheryl Anderson and Marti McGaughey have provided much more than can be described here - they will be missed!

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