Principal Message: Encouraging Returning Students

Principal Message #35
Posted on 04/03/2021

2020-21 Update from CKHS #35

Dear Central Kitsap High School Students and Families,

 On behalf of all CKHS Cougars past and present, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!

 Class of 2021 Seniors

We are in need of a Senior Speaker for your Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on June 11. Please email me at on or before Monday, May 10 if you are interested in giving a speech at graduation. We will be conducting auditions of the first draft of your speech on Wednesday, May 12 at 11:00 AM via Google Meet. 


Central Kitsap High School will be hosting a Class of 2021 Senior Night on Friday, May 21st! Senior Night will be from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM on campus at CKHS. Class of 2021 Seniors are eligible to purchase tickets and they will go on sale for $15 from Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th. Please see our website for more information.

Our CKHS Senior Scholars Awards Night will also be a special occasion! June 1st The Senior Drive Thru Celebration, Cougar Cruise will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 PM followed by our online Senior Awards Night Show that will be posted at 7:30 PM. During the Cougar Cruise, students accompanied by their loved ones will receive their senior awards and celebrate these accomplishments during a campus parade. Seniors are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for this fun celebration. We are limited to one vehicle per senior during the Cougar Cruise.

We are excited to announce that our Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony is on! Please mark your calendars for Friday June 11 for our in-person Commencement ceremony to honor our class of 2021 Seniors. We are planning our ceremonies within the DOH and CDC guidelines for COVID safety.. We are able to offer two tickets for in-person attendance per graduate at this time, and will be live-streaming the event for all others to watch remotely. We anticipate we will hold multiple identical graduation ceremonies to accommodate for safety guidelines.


Highlights and celebrations

Please help us congratulate our SkillsUSA State champions for 2021!


Clair Atkinson in Computer Programing 

Isabel Fleck and Jack Strickland in 3D Animation 

Ashley Christman in Information Technology Services 


Jack Strickland, Grant Largey, and Amaya Saunders in Engineering Design 

Clair Atkinson in Extemporaneous Speech 

Karsten Onarheim in Related Technical Math 

Clair Atkinson, Rosalia Colozza, Roger Eagan, Victor Gutierrez, and Karsten Onarheim for Quiz Bowl  


Clair Atkinson for Related Technical Math


Yearbooks still for sale

If you have not purchased a Yearbook, you are in luck.  Yearbook has some extra books that have not been sold yet.  If you are interested, you can purchase this online.  We are limited on extra copies, act soon before we sell out.  

How or purchase a Yearbook or Yearbook Donation 

 Yearbooks are $40.00 (COVID SPECIAL)

 Go to: 

 The username is the student ID number.  

The password is the last name (first letter needs to be capitalized) 

To make a payment click on, “Items at Student’s School including Food Service”.  Then click on the Yearbook tab and select Yearbook or Yearbook Donation.  You can enter in the quantity then click on Buy.  Then click Checkout on the top right.  The rest should be straight forward.


PTSA information

E-mail us at; visit and “like” our NEW Facebook page: ; visit our website ; follow us on Instagram @CKHSPTSA

We HOPE the teachers enjoyed Teacher Appreciation Week! We provided small gestures of gratitude in their mailboxes all week long. Visit and “LIKE” our FB page to see photos.

We HOPE to keep building our Cougar Community via social media. Please help us out- no need to be a member. And, please reach out so we can connect and get to know one another so we can help our community flourish together.

Finally, we HOPE that you can join us at the Silverdale Waterfront Park on Sunday, May 16th @ 5:30 pm- outdoors and IN PERSON (following social distancing guidelines) for a May general membership meeting and Cougar Community Social. Details are on our CKHS PTSA FB and Instagram accounts- and a PEACH JAR Flyer. We will have door prizes, vote for next year’s PTSA leadership, and seek input for potential programming for next year. We invite members, non- members, CKBOBs, Boosters, ASB, STUDENTS, teachers, and all interested parties to attend.  Let’s connect, Cougs!!!


Returning to in-person information and schedule

For your information we have put together our Reopening Plans 2020-21 information page hub. This page includes several resources to inform you and your students about many components of our reopening plans for April 19. 


Please use the CKSD Bus Stops and Times page for transportation information.


COVID information and vaccine availability

As of April 15, everyone age 16 or older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Here is a link to more vaccination information from Kitsap County.


For those of you looking for local county updates on COVID and safety guidelines, this Kitsap Health District site is updated daily. 


ASB and extra-curricular

The school day will end at 1:15. However, CKHS will run an activity bus that leaves at 2:15. This extra hour will allow students to access their teachers for extra support and potentially attend club and activities meetings held after school. Please visit our CKHS Clubs page for information on clubs and their meeting dates/times. This page will be updated as meeting times are added.


Here is the link to the 2:15 Middle and High School Activity Bus Schedule Stops

 Please contact our Activities Coordinator/ASB Advisor, Daniel Sullivan ( with any questions.


SAP corner

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), compiles data from over 100,000 inquiries from teens of the most common questions on a teens mind about drugs and health. An informed parent that has brave conversations with their teens about drugs and health greatly reduces the likelihood of their teen engaging in substance use. 

 To be informed and know what questions are likely on your teens mind about substances check out this article: Start A Conversation: 10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health.

 If you believe your teen is using substance, is having mental health challenges, or needs additional support. Feel free to contact the Student Assistance Professional, Alixaundrea Poli (360-519-4133/


Guidance counseling corner

Counselors are available for appointments through their BookMe appointment calendars and Counselors will hold Office Hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. They are now holding this through individual Zoom meetings.

Go to and join with the following Meeting ID’s and passcodes. If counselor is with another student, you will wait in the "waiting room" and when they are finished you will be admitted in to meet with your counselor.

Mrs. Orando- Meeting ID: 858 2577 9688    Passcode: Orando

Ms. Sotelo-    Meeting ID: 833 6105 8010    Passcode: Sotelo

Mrs. Martin-   Meeting ID: 840 6992 7600    Passcode: Martin

Mr. McMinds- Meeting ID: 412 199 3000        Passcode: McMinds

Are you unfamiliar with how to join a meeting on Zoom with your Chromebook? Go to for a how-to video.


Textbook and instructional materials pick up

To pick up new materials this week, you may stop by the main office during regular school hours (7:30-4:00). You may also contact our Librarian Mr. Trunkey ( for additional pick up/drop off needs.


If you need to request additional materials, have a special request, or received incorrect materials please use our Special Requests-Textbooks and Library Books form.


Do you need a tutor, or want to be a peer tutor?

Sarah Wood, our building math paraeducator is available for Algebra 1 and Geometry online tutoring.  She will have flexible times between 9:00-3:30, Monday-Friday, depending on the day and in class needs. , she will also be available in person from 1:15-2:15 during on campus days.


For students interested in receiving peer tutoring support OR for students interested in being a tutor, check out the CKHS Peer Tutoring webpage.


There is also tutoring support still available through Brainfuse & Academic Anchor (for military families), find more information on our Formal Tutoring Services page.


Chromebook repair or requests for returning students

If you are in need of chromebook repair please contact Steve Trunkey at 360-662-2420 or  If the Chromebook is broken it may become necessary to complete the Chromebook Repair Request form.


As always, if we can help you in any way please reach out to us: 


Principal:                     Craig Johnson               

Assistant Principals    Miranda Smallwood        

Scott Wilson                    

Office Manager           Susan Hicks                 

Dean of Students        Mark Keel                       

Attendance                  Patty Aflleje                   

Counseling Secretary Melissa Snyder             



Thank you, take care, and Go Cougs!


Craig Johnson


Central Kitsap High School