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    Welcome From Aida Fraser-Hammer – Principal
    Posted on 08/23/2018

    August, 2018  (Letter in Spanish)

    Dear CSIHS Families:

    Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year! We at Chief Sealth International High School are eager to welcome each and every student to an exciting new school year. Whether you are new to our school or returning for another year, we want you to know that we welcome you as our partners in education. 

    At Chief Sealth International High School, we are committed to ensuring an excellent education for every student. Our dedicated staff hold students to high expectations and are committed to ensuring that every student experiences academic success in a safe supportive environment.  Upon graduation, our students will be prepared to succeed in the interracial, intercultural, interreligious and international 21st century society. 

    At this time, I want to remind you of several important items:

    • The first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 5th.  (See the back of this letter for the special schedule for the first 8 days of school.)
    • 9th grade (Freshmen) Orientation is on Tuesday, September 4th from 8:00 to 12:00.  All 9th graders are expected to attend this orientation.  
    • 10th – 12th graders are invited to Welcome Back Seahawks Day in the afternoon of September 4th. (See the schedule on the back of this letter.)  Students will take pictures for their school ID card, pick up their schedules and get a locker assignment. They can also pay for ASB membership and yearbooks.  Photos will be available for purchase through Lifetouch. Please check their enclosed flyer for pricing information.
    • NEW Students (10th – 12th) may come for an orientation and tour of the school at 1:00 on Tuesday, September 4th.
    • Normal school hours for 2018 – 2019 are from 8:55 to 3:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8:55 to 2:30 on Wednesdays only.
    • Parents, guardians and students can now use the online tool, SchoolPay to make payments to the school with credit/debit cards.  Look for the SchoolPay tab on your SPS Source Page. 

    The entire staff at CSIHS is excited for the start of the new school year.  In keeping with our tradition of excellence, we are planning many challenging and engaging learning opportunities for students.  We are especially proud about:

    • Our commitment to common core standards and high rigor for all.
    • Our International Baccalaureate Program which emphasizes relevance and academic inquiry.
    • Our award-winning band and music programs.
    • Our nationally recognized, award-winning Academies of Finance and Hospitality & Tourism.
    • Our International School designation and our focus on global competencies.
    • Our Spanish Immersion Program, Proyecto Saber Program and Native Heritage class - Šəqačib.  

    Again, welcome to the new school year. We look forward to working with you to provide a quality education here at Chief Sealth International High school.  Should you have questions, ideas or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at 206-252-8550 or email me at  

    Best wishes,

    Aida Fraser-Hammer – Principal
    Chief Sealth International High School

    Important Dates

    9/4/18 - Welcome Back Seahawks Day

    Freshmen (with Orientation) 8:00 – 1:00
    Sophomores – 1:00 – 2:00
    Juniors – 2:00 – 3:00
    Seniors– 3:00 – 4:00
    New students (Orientation) 1:00 – 1:45

    9/5/18 - First Day of School – 8:55 – 3:45
    Wednesday 9/5 - Tuesday 9/11
    1st  8:55 - 9:45
    Mentorship 9:50 - 10:40
    2nd  10:45-11:35
    1st lunch 11:35-12:05
    Class 3A 11:40-12:20
    Class 3B 12:10-1:00
    2nd Lunch 12:20-1:00
    4th 1:05-1:55
    5th 2:00-2:50
    6th 2:55-3:45

    CSIHS Contact Information
    Main Office

    Attendance Office

    Athletic Secretary