EBE Home Connections

April 10, 2022


Weekly Message from Mr. Hanzeli

Hello Elger Bay Families,

It is my sincere hope that you were able to use at least some of the Spring Break time to connect with family and friends. It is classic that spring brings with it renewal as we watch the many colors of our area grow and bloom in slightly more frequent sunshine :-)

Here are a few quick items as we gather back together on a beautiful Monday in April.

  • Congratulations to Mr. Tim Dickinson on being named the principal of Elger Bay. His first official day with our school district will be July 1, but I am excited to meet with him in advance and begin the process of letting him know all that is great about Elger Bay and our wonderful community.

  • Class Photos: On Thursday, Firefly Studios and Bob Riner will be here to take the class group photos.

  • PTA on Tuesday: On Tuesday, 4:00, The EBE PTA will hold their first in school meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. It is great to walk many things back toward a more normal experience and I know the PTA would love to have you join us for that meeting in the EBE library.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 29, 2022

EBE True Compass / Character Strong Virtual Recognition Assembly

Monday, June 20, 2022

Currently the "official" last day of school,

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Friday Family Message, April 1, 2022 (Repeat)

Hello Families,

We wish to convey our profound sadness at the senseless death of Officer Dan Rocha of the Everett Police Department on Friday, March 25. Officer Rocha was a husband and father of two children in our district, his immediate family includes district employees, and we join with our community in grieving for them. No words here can relieve their pain, but we want them to know that we are here to support them during this time.

Our Stanwood-Camano community includes many first responders like Officer Rocha, and they are true heroes. Our counselors are available to support any students, staff, and families needing help dealing with this unimaginable loss.

The memorial service for Officer Rocha will be held on Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Angel of the Winds Arena (2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA 98201). The service will be open to the public. Please see the Everett Police memorial page for Officer Rocha for complete information.

New Principals at Cedarhome Elementary and Elger Bay Elementary

We are proud to announce our new principals at CES and EBE starting with the 2022-2023 school year.

Kimberly Caldwell has been selected as the new principal of Cedarhome Elementary, and Tim Dickinson has been selected as the new principal of Elger Bay Elementary.

Caldwell is currently the principal of Lakewood Elementary in the Lakewood School District, where she has served since 2018. We appreciate Kimberly’s positive attitude, her leadership skills, and experience building relationships with students, families, and staff.

Dickinson is currently principal and director of teaching and learning at Conway School in the Conway School District, where he has served since 2018. Tim is a strong, inclusive instructional leader and effective communicator in his current school and has built a positive culture there with both families and staff.

The process for selecting a new principal for both schools included surveys of families and staff on the characteristics and traits sought in a new building leader. Staff and families were included on the interview team and finalists were presented at a community meeting.

Levy Video
This is our ‘why’ for placing the Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy on the ballot for a second time on April 26. Please click HERE or on the picture to watch the video on our YouTube channel to learn more about how this levy truly impacts the education of our students at every level and maintains our facilities to serve them and our community. Ballots will be mailed to Stanwood-Camano voters on April 8, please return yours by mail or in the dropboxes in Stanwood and on Camano Island. For complete information about the levy, visit www.stanwood.wednet.edu/levy.

Superintendent Listening Session April 12
I will be holding a Superintendent Listening Session on Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please join me to share your thoughts on what is going well and what are opportunities for improvement - the link is HERE.

Last Day of School is now June 20, 2022
The school calendar has been updated to reflect the last day of school is now June 20, 2022. This reflects the three make-up days due to inclement weather this past fall and winter. The last day of school will be an early release at 9:40 a.m. for grades 6-12 and 11:00 a.m. for grades K-5.


Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.


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EBE Absence Excusal Procedure Options (REPEAT)

It is very important that you excuse your child’s absence(s) within 24 hours of returning to school.

Excusal Method OPTIONS

  • Call our office line (360) 629-1290 and leave a message or talk with a secretary. This line will take your calls and voice messages 24/7.
  • You will receive a Daily Attendance Email whenever your student is marked with an unexcused absence. Click on the absence form link in the email and fill out the details.
  • Send in a written note or email to the office that includes the students full name (first and last), dates of absence(s), and signature. If emailing, please send to both of the following addresses: kfay@stanwood.wednet.edu OR swark@stanwood.wednet.edu
  • Drop by the office in person and communicate the absence information to one of the secretaries.
  • Establish a Stanwood Camano School District Family Access account and go online to excuse each absence.


If you have a child to register for next year, you may stop in to the office. Please bring:

  • Registration Forms
  • Copy of their birth certificate (or other age verification document, as noted)
  • Immunization records.

For enrollment purposes, we accept birth certificates, adoption decrees, baptismal certificates, immunization records, previous school records, or entry in a family tree. Other documents not outlined here may also support age verification.

Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31, 2021.

Please call us at 360-629-1290 if you have any questions.

REGISTER ONLINE: New Student and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Elger Bay Elementary PTA Facebook Homepage LINK

This button is here if you need to quickly connect to the Elger Bay PTA Facebook Homepage.


Following are the contact information for the president, treasurer, and secretary of the Elger Bay Elementary PTA.

ebeptapresident@gmail.com (Suzanne Twining)

ebeptatreasurer@gmail.com (Elizabeth Butler)

ebesecretary@gmail.com (Roxanne Cardon)

SCSD Non Discrimination Statement

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.

El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.