Stanwood Middle School
Family Message - September 24, 2022
Good morning Stanwood Middle School Families!
Empowering our Spartans to LEARN
This week we presented our School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the Stanwood-Camano School Board. You can look at the slides we presented by clicking this link Stanwood MS Board Report
We are very excited to begin working with our staff to develop universal language about how to work with students to become "unstuck" in their work. Helping students recognize that it is okay to be stuck and a normal part of learning helps students move forward in their learning instead of giving up or feeling like they don't know anything.
There are many other parts to our School Improvement/Annual Action Plan that we are looking forward to sharing with you in the coming weeks.
This week our Girls Soccer team hits the road, traveling to Mount Vernon and North Whidbey. Our Cross Country team has its first and only home meet at Stanwood High School on Friday.
It is never too early to think about getting a physical for your 7th or 8th grade Spartan if they plan on trying out for basketball or volleyball. Basketball starts in mid-October and volleyball starts after Thanksgiving.
This week two clubs are starting. Art Club (spots still available) begins Wednesday, September 28. It will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15pm. Students should have a ride home. Contact Mr. Randall at email@example.com with any questions about the Art Club.
Volleyball Club also starts this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30. Students need to return their permission slip in addition to having a ride home each time the club meets. Mr. Wall sent home information on Friday to all students about the Volleyball Club; there are still a few spots available if your Spartan is interested. Contact Mr. Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Volleyball Club.
All students participating in clubs need to have an ASB card. Please contact our office if you have any questions about ASB cards.
Coming soon: Gaming Club, Cooking Club, and hopefully more!
Students who purchased an ASB card can come at lunch to get the sticker for their ASB.
Please call the school if you have any questions, 360.629.1350!
Stanwood Middle School
Meet the Spartan Staff
Each week we would like to highlight different members of our Stanwood Middle School Spartan Staff. This week we will give you a two for one deal with our administrative staff, Tod Klundt and Holly Christmas.
With a combined six decades in education (shocking, as they are each still just in their 30's), Mr. Klundt is in his ninth year as the Stanwood Middle School Principal and Ms. Christmas is in her fourth as Assistant Principal.
Mr. Klundt tells everyone he has the best job in the district, and he is not wrong. With great kids and an amazing staff, our Spartan Pride is easy to spread far and wide.
Outside of school, Mr. Klundt enjoys golfing and Ms. Christmas spends far too much time following WSU football.
HOPE food bags
SMS and the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank understand this school year may be tough for families in our community, with the Universal School Lunch program ending and food costs skyrocketing. We want to encourage families to take advantage of the HOPE Backpack Meals Program to assist in feeding your child(ren) over the weekends throughout the school year.
A “backpack” is a grocery bag filled with non-perishable items and our cold packs include fresh fruit, cheese, and yogurt when available. Each student can receive 1 backpack and 1 cold pack to take home on Fridays. Students can also take extra backpacks/cold packs home for their siblings if so desired. For holiday breaks, students will be able to take 2 backpacks, and 1 cold pack.
Any child wanting a backpack/cold pack can receive one. There are no applications, documents, or income requirements needed for students to qualify.
School staff will distribute HOPE bags every Friday after school in the foyer outside the cafeteria. (This may change for holidays and/or conferences). Students can stop by and grab a bag before getting on their bus or heading to the parking lot for parent pick up.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the SMS Student Support Advocate, Amy Hart at: 360-965-8249 or email@example.com.
Operation School Bell
2022-2023 School Year
Our school district is fortunate to have access to Operation School Bell ®, a program offered by the Assistance Leagues of Everett ® for students who are in need of new clothes. To qualify for assistance, a child must be enrolled full time and qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. The process only takes a few minutes to get started and involves basic information.
In order to participate in this program, it is important that you complete the necessary forms for EACH child. Forms can be emailed to you or you/your student can pick them up from your child’s school.
There are options this year for how you would like to receive your clothing. You can choose to have a volunteer shop for you child and a bag of clothing will be delivered to your child’s school OR there will be a designated day (undetermined at this time) where your child, with your permission, will travel with district staff to the facility in Everett to shop for their own clothing items.
This program is for all SCSD students in preschool through 8th grade. High school students participate in a portion of Operation School Bell called “Teen Retail.” Please contact Azra Grudic, Student Support Advocate, if you have a HS student in need of clothing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that each child can only attend Operation School Bell ® ONCE each school year (through either the Stanwood-Camano School District or another program such as ECEAP).
To participate in Operation School Bell® your student can pick up a packet from the front office staff at any time, or you can contact Amy Hart, Student Support Advocate to get the paperwork: email@example.com or 360-965-8249.
Student Support Advocate
Stanwood-Camano School District
A note from our photographer:
Dear Parents of Stanwood Middle School Students,
We enjoyed the opportunity to photograph your students today... lots of smiles, check out their ID card!
If you missed an opportunity to purchase photos, you can still send your order in to the school up until next Wednesday. Just have your student drop it off in the office. Or, if you prefer, you can place an online order using the link below. Important - do not fill out the online form if you already submitted a paper form.
Once again, thank you!
Please be aware as we hand out chromebooks that there are fines associated with them if they are not returned and/or returned without damage.
Skyward Login Information
Families can access individual student transportation information online.
Versatrans eLink is the portal to access the bus route, stop time, location, and the bus your child will be riding. The "User Name" and "Password" on the login page is your student's 7-digit identification number.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (email@example.com), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200