STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22, 2021
SHS VISION STATEMENT
Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.
On behalf of the faculty and administrators at Stanwood High School, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support this year. We appreciate you being a part of our educational family and helping to support your children in their endeavors at SHS!
NEW: STATE VOLLEYBALL
The volleyball team competed at state this past week. Students were able to watch some of the matches during lunch time in the commons (see photo below).
Congratulations to the team.
NEW: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH EARLY RELEASE (NO LATE START)
NEW: LAST CALL FOR SCHOOL PHOTOS - DECEMBER 2ND - CEDARHOME ELEMENTARY
Did you miss picture day at your school? Or maybe you missed retake day and you really wanted a better shot. Perhaps you need a better retake. Or maybe you just like having your picture taken and want an awesome photo of you in the yearbook!
We have the answer!
On Thursday, December 2nd from 4pm to 6pm, we have scheduled a Community Picture Day open to everyone in the community who needs a school picture. It is being hosted by Cedarhome Elementary this year and we thank them for helping us provide this picture taking opportunity.
This is by appointment only so please don't show up without one! The link below will allow you to select the time that works best for you! We of course will be following all safety protocols so come ready to go and don't leave your smile at home!
NEW: HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 11TH
NEW: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP INFO
REMINDER: THANKSGIVING RESOURCES
REMINDER: STANWOOD-CAMANO AREA FOUNDATION (SCAF) SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR SENIORS/FAMILIES
REMINDER: SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS RESOURCES
November 19, 2021
Thank you for your patience earlier this week when we closed schools due to downed power lines and closed roads. We know that bus disruptions and school closures can cause stress for students and families. We communicate about these types of events in a variety of ways. You can look for information on school delays and closures on our website at stanwood.wednet.edu and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
We Want You to Get Our Calls!
To ensure that you receive our calls about important school information, please help us by keeping your emergency contact information current in Skyward Family Access.
Your contact information, including your phone numbers and email addresses, are synched with the School Messenger notification system we use to send out emails and phone calls in emergency situations.
Another great way to receive notifications is to sign up for FlashAlert. This is the system that media uses to create the “crawl” on TV stations for school districts in the region. Visit https://www.flashalert.net/id/StanwoodSD to receive notifications of closures or late starts. The FlashAlert app is available free for iPhone or Android mobile devices.
Open house at Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus Saturday, Dec. 11
With the pandemic, many in our community have not had the opportunity to see inside the new Stanwood High School and the Church Creek Campus, home to Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy and Saratoga School. We are so incredibly grateful to our community for its support of the 2017 bond that funded the construction of both campuses.
Both sites will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 11:
Stanwood HS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Church Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Following a brief opening ceremony, both buildings will be open for self-guided tours.
Superintendent’s Listening Session
I will be holding a second Superintendent Listening Session on Tuesday, November 30, 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.
Therapeutic Health Services Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) is planning their next round of Parent Coaching Groups
This free 4-week workshop is open to caregivers of youth with mental health and substance use concerns. Families can expect to learn about the developing brain and why we need a different set of strategies when our teens are experiencing mental health challenges. They will also talk about skills to help develop healthy household rules, reduce conflict, build relationships, and maintain safety in the home.
Parents who are interested in this opportunity should fill out this form so that classes will be scheduled at convenient times for families.
Reminder, please join us in creating a District strategic plan!
The strategic plan acts as a roadmap for our school system. Its primary aim is to create a shared vision, common goals, and unified direction for our district’s educational efforts. Families are asked to please complete a brief survey about you and your child’s experience in the Stanwood-Camano School District. The survey link is HERE. Please watch a brief video from me describing the strategic planning process.
Community members are invited to serve as members of the five planning teams. The teams will include students, parents, community representatives, teachers, administrators, and staff. If you are interested in joining one of the strategic planning teams, please complete a registration form here.
Have a great weekend,
Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.
The library hours will open from 7:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can visit the library website for more information or check out the Destiny Discover catalog for the latest books. If you still have any library or textbooks checked out from last school year, please return them to the SHS Library as soon as possible.
Students, please remember to bring your chromebooks and chargers to school each day. If you have an issue with their school-issued chrome book, please return it to the library. We have a form for students to fill out (student name, ID#, and issue). Our building tech coordinator will pick up the chrome books to get them fixed.
If your student needs any tutoring support, please check with Sno-Isle Library. Here is the link to their Brain Fuse site.
NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22ND
Monday - Regular Schedule
Tuesday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Early release, no late start
Thursday - No School
Friday - No School
Do you have questions and are not sure who to contact? Here is the breakdown by counselor and administrator based on student last name.
Paige Watson A – Em
Maren Holzinger En - K
Tricia Tayon L - Rh
Emily Elde Ri - Z
Carolyn Coombs A – I
Tom Wilfong J – R
Denise Eichler S - Z
COVID INFORMATION ON DISTRICT WEBSITE
November 23 - ASVAB test in the morning
November 24 - No late start, early release day
November 25/26 - No School/Thanksgiving break