Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - August 26, 2022

Message from the Principal - Mrs. Nielsen

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Happy Friday! I am on my way to Spokane to drop off my daughter at Gonzaga for her Senior year! I thought it would get easier each year, but it hasn't yet!


This week we welcomed almost 80 Kindergartens on Wednesday and Thursday for our Kindy Camp. It was wonderful getting to meet all of them. We are so excited to have them on campus starting on September 12th.


Thursday, September 1st is Meet the Teacher. I can't wait to see all of our Wolverines- I have missed them all! As always, please email me if you have any questions: anne.nielsen@sno.wednet.edu


Anne Nielsen

Principal, Little Cedars Elementary

Placement Information

Log on to Skyward/Family Access to see the name of your student's teacher for the 2022/2023 school year on September 1 starting at 12:00 p.m. Please note that our enrollment is still fluctuating and there is always a possibility of adding students or even staff to balance classrooms. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


If you need help logging on to Skyward/Family Access please visit the Snohomish School District help link: Skyward/Family Access Login & Password Help

Important Event: Meet the Teacher - Thursday, September 1, 2022

We are looking forward to having students come to meet their teachers on Thursday, September 1. This is a great opportunity for students to find their classroom, briefly meet with their teacher and drop-off their school supplies. After meeting your student's teacher the PTA will have popsicles for the students on the playground.


So that we can limit the number of families and students at one time, PLEASE COME AT YOUR SPECIFIED TIME:


  • 1:30- 2:15 p.m. - Last name beginning with A - L
  • 2:30- 3:15 p.m. - Last name beginning with M - Z

Bus Transportation

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your student’s eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate. Please use the eLink/Verstrans online tool.) 2022-2023 routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Verstrans after Monday, August 29. After that time, please call the Transportation Office at 360-563-3525 if you don’t see route/schedule information available for your student.


The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. After Monday, August 29, click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021

After school parent pick-up form

If you plan to pick up your child from school every day we ask that you fill out an After School Pick up form and return it to the office.


We ask that if there are any changes to the way your child will be going home after school to please call the office at 360-563-2900 and let us know as soon as you know of the change.


Also, please make sure that you have the sheet of paper with your child's name and grade in the dashboard so that we can quickly bring your child to you.

Attendance Reminders

Please call the school office 360-563-2920 daily to inform staff of your child’s absence. Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. For our students’ safety and for their parents’ peace of mind, a Call Alert Program has been set up to notify parents if their child does not arrive at school. The program operates as follows:


If a student is going to be absent or tardy from school, the parent should call the school’s absentee message line (360-563-2920) before 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Messages may be left on this message line at any time night or day. If we have not heard from you, we will attempt to call you to verify your student’s safety. This takes a great deal of staff time because of our large enrollment, so please try to notify the office before school starts in the morning. Also, for safety reasons, no student may leave the school campus during the school day without being signed out in person by his/her guardian or a designated adult.


According to Snohomish School District policy, absences due to illness or a health condition; a religious observance when requested by the student’s parents; a school approved activity; a family emergency; a school disciplinary action or short-term suspension as required by state law, are excused. When a student returns to school after an absence, according to state law, they must bring a note from their parent(s) verifying the reason for the absence.


If an absence is excused, the student can make up all missed assignments outside of class under reasonable conditions and time limits established by his/her teacher(s), except that in participation-type classes, a student’s grade may be affected because of the student’s inability to make up activities conducted during a class period.


Classes start promptly at 8:10 a.m. Students arriving between 8:10 -10:10 a.m. will be marked tardy. Students arriving after 10:10 a.m. will be marked as half-day absent. Any student arriving after 8:10 a.m. should sign in at the office before proceeding to class.


ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Law requires all parents to have their children enrolled and attending school full time in the district in which they reside. Washington State Law requires us to schedule a conference with the parents of any child with two unexcused absences in a month. After the fifth unexcused absence, we are required to meet with you and establish an agreement for attendance. At the seventh unexcused absence in a month or the tenth unexcused absence in the school year, we are required to file a petition for a hearing in juvenile court.

Medication at School

:Medication is defined as all drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter. The school is authorized to administer oral medication by RCW 28A.210.260 and 28A.210.270 to students during school hours or while students are in the custody of the school only when necessary to permit the student to attend school. The staff does NOT administer medication by injection at school. Neither can they administer over the counter medication without the approved paperwork from your child’s healthcare provider (doctor).


Oral medication will be administered only when the school office is in receipt of a current, written request from a Licensed Health Care Provider and parent/legal guardian. Medication request forms are available in the school office and must be completely filled out. Medication must arrive at school in the original pharmacy container and delivered by an adult.

For more information please contact our Nurse Rose Flaherty

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Note – All school websites include Food Service info. Info is located:

  • Front page – There is a Menu icon.
  • Quicklinks on front page – There is a quicklink for Food Service (Including Free and Reduced Meal Information).
  • Departments & Programs channel – There is a section noted as Food Service.

Food Service

Important Food Service Links - www.sno.wednet.edu/foodservice

Free/Reduced Meal Applications

Each student household in the Snohomish School District will receive a free and reduced-price meal application in the mail in August. Forms can be found at your child's school or online at www.sno.wednet.edu/freereducedmeals.

Who should fill out an application?
Fill out the application if:

  • Total household income is the same or less than the amount on the chart.
  • You receive Basic Food, take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your children.
  • You are applying for foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court.

Applications

Turn in the application to Snohomish School District, Attn: Meal Applications, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Be sure to submit only one application per household. We will notify you if the application is approved or denied. If any child you are applying for is homeless (McKinney-Vento), or migrant, check the appropriate box.

What counts as income? Who is considered a member of my household?
Look at the income chart below. Find your household size. Find your total household income. If members in the household are paid at different times during the month and you are unsure if your household is eligible, fill out an application and we will determine your income eligibility for you. The information you give will be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.

Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals regardless of personal use income. If you have questions about applying for meal benefits for foster children, please contact us at 360-563-7314.

USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines

  • Household is defined as all persons, including parents, children, grandparents, and all people related or unrelated who live in your home and share living expenses. If applying for a household with a foster child, you may include the foster child in the total household size.
  • Household income is considered to be the income each household member received before taxes. This includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. If including a foster child as part of the household, you must also include the foster child’s personal income. Do not report foster payments as income.

Picture Days for 22/23 School Year

Calendar Information

Stay up to date on Little Cedar, PTA and district events by checking our school calendar by clicking on Calendar.

Little Cedars PTA News

We strive to benefit all students at Little Cedars Elementary in their education, health, safety and welfare as we connect with each other in our community.

Please see our website for more information.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.