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Dear Lancer Families,

I hope everyone has shaken the cobwebs off their winter coats as Octobrrrr is here. With the falling leaves and dropping temperatures, the time has come to enjoy a few Lancer fall activities.

Tomorrow, Parent Club is hosting the Father-Daughter Scavenger Hunt, in lieu of the annual dance. I will be competing with my daughter and hope to have many father-daughter teams join us.

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Academics

Activities

We've planned a Virtual Spirit Week October 26 to 30. Join the fun and send photos of your students decked out in their spirit gear to the Kennedy Catholic Instagram/Facebook account, or email them here.

Encourage your Lancer to take part in each day!

Monday, October 26 | Lancer Spirit
Tuesday, October 27 | Sport Jersey
Wednesday, October 28 | Pajamas
Thursday, October 29 | Halloween Colors
Friday, October 30 | Halloween Costume

Read more about October Spirit Week!

Admissions

Advancement

Save the date! Bring your little Lancers to Kennedy Catholic on Thursday, October 29 from 3-4pm for a safe and socially-distanced event full of spooky surprises! Drive through our parking lot Trunk-or-Treating line in costume, collecting Halloween goodies from our faculty and staff. Vote on the best decorated mask and enjoy some community spirit! Alumni, parents, and members of our community are all welcome! For any questions, please contact Rebecca Nuffer.


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Athletics

As we navigate the COVID-19 rules and regulations, I want to thank all our student-athletes and coaches for being diligent in following the protocols we have in place. It is of the utmost importance to stay home if not feeling well.

The current guidelines for activities and athletics are available on the WIAA website.

We are maxing out the time slots for Open Coaching Period workouts available in our facility.

As we approach the end of the year, many conversations are being had regarding the upcoming, first sports season. It is the hope of the WIAA and League ADs that we will be able to proceed as scheduled. When new information is available, I will share it with our community through the eNews. At this point, the season will consist of Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Swim and Dive, Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Wrestling, and Girls Bowling, and will run from December 28-February 28.

Please email me if you have questions.

Don Hoffman, KCHS Athletic Director

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Business Office

Campus Life

Assistant Dean of Students and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator, Derek Sparks, better known to Lancers as "Coach," is putting on a pot of coffee and inviting families to join him Wednesdays for a cup along with a side of real conversation. These informal meetings are an opportunity for Coach to connect with Lancer families, especially those who might feel disconnected right now, and introduce his new DEI office. Anyone interested is welcome to schedule a time with Coach so that we may begin the meaningful conversations needed for everyone to feel welcome and move forward. To schedule a time, please email Coach.

Read more about Introducing Wednesday's Coffee with Coach

To excuse an absence, a parent/guardian must contact the Campus Life Office at 206.246.3787 or attend@kennedyhs.org before 9am, the day of the absence. When contacting the Campus Life Office, please provide your student's name, year in school and reason for absence. Students who are absent without a phone call or email will be considered truant.

Read more about Attendance Reminder

Campus Ministry

As we celebrate the Year of the Eucharist as an archdiocese, we are grateful to Archbishop Etienne for prioritizing livestream mass opportunities for all our Catholic schools. We are thankful for the high school campus ministry teams' engagement as mass ministers for each celebration. Currently, the next three masses with the Archbishop have been secured.

Please select "Read More" for upcoming mass dates.

Read more about Upcoming Livestream Masses with Archbishop Etienne

As part of the Sophomore Solidarity Retreat on November 9, students will be collecting donations to support Catholic Community Services of Western Washington's Thea Bowman Apartments. If everyone donated one item, we could make a huge difference in welcoming residents who are moving in with nothing more than the clothes on their back. Donations will be accepted from 8am-8pm on November 9 at the main entrance to Kennedy Catholic. Parents, students, faculty - everyone is encouraged to support the Sophomores in their efforts! Click here to see the list of needed items. For questions, please email Jenny Farrell.

Read more about Support Our Sophomores

During this pandemic, it is difficult to get together and do things in person. One thing we can do with safe distance is go on a walk around our track! Campus Ministry invites you to go on a weekly Friday morning walk to be in conversation with classmates and journey with a Saint for six weeks. Just 30 minutes a week of Spirituality, Fellowship, Competition, and Commitment on Friday mornings before school, rain or shine! Students can sign up HERE with their school email.

Please select "Read More" for further details.

Read more about Lancer Camino - Sign Up Now!

Campus Ministry is pleased to offer Solidarity Has No Limits, a virtual sophomore retreat. This one-day, virtual retreat will take place on Monday, November 9 from 2pm-8pm, and will include some on-campus activities. This is a great opportunity to engage in dialogue, hear from guest speakers, and serve one of our partner service agencies. Attendance will count for this semester's Sophomore ISLE Hours.

All sophomores are welcome and encouraged to sign up with their school email using this form by Friday, October 30. You don't want to miss this opportunity to grow in faith, act in justice, and serve our community. Help us to show our community that Solidarity Has No Limits, and sign up today!

Read more about Sophomore Retreat - Sign Up Now!

Counseling

Forefront in the Schools (FIS) is an initiative of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington designed to guide schools through a collaborative, comprehensive process of policy development and curriculum improvement with customized support to build upon existing student mental health and suicide prevention efforts.

We have a Forefront Club that students can join. As part of their involvement, students learn the Suicide Prevention Curriculum (LEARN) and teach the curriculum to their peers. We also offer the LEARN training to staff and parents. Our first parent LEARN training will occur in November. If you are interested in learning more about Forefront or volunteering, please contact your student's counselor.

Please select "Read More" for further information.

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