Machias Elementary School

Announcements and Important Information

Machias Library Information

Picture Day Information

Picture Day - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Just like everything else this year, picture day will be different! Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and students will need to arrive according to the schedule below. With the help of Dorian and our staff, we will be offering socially distanced photos for students.


  • Photographers will be set up in the gym, so parents need to pull through the bus loop.
  • We ask for families to stay in their cars and please wear a face mask.
  • All staff and photographers will remain masked and socially distant from students at all times.
  • Students must wear a mask at all times, except when getting their picture taken.
  • If your student needs support, please let a staff member know when you enter covered area.
  • A schedule is provided below for students to show up by last name/alpha order.
  • Pictures will be delivered to the school.
  • Click here to order pictures online.


Picture Day Schedule:

  • 1:00-2:00 A-E
  • 2:00-3:00 F-J

  • 3:00-4:00 K-O
  • 4:00-5:00 P-T
  • 5:00-6:00 U-Z



Please try to make your assigned time, but if it just won't work for you, come at another time and we will fit you in. Thank you!

Machias Distribution - January 13, 2021

Our next round of curriculum distribution will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021, during our picture day times in the Bus Loop (on side of the school). We ask for families to stay in their cars and please wear a face mask. A staff member will gather your child’s/children’s materials from organized bins and hand them to you while your student is getting their picture taken.


To ease traffic flow, we would request your arrival at these times (by last name):


  • 1:00-2:00 A-E
  • 2:00-3:00 F-J
  • 3:00-4:00 K-O
  • 4:00-5:00 P-T
  • 5:00-6:00 U-Z


If for some reason you are unable to pick up on Wednesday, a friend/neighbor/family member may pick up on your behalf.

School Calendar Information


With the upcoming holidays and non-student days, we wanted to provide clarity around instructional start and end times, as well as food service availability. Changes will be in effect for the following dates:


Friday, December 18, 2020 - The early-release day prior to the start of Winter Break

  • Elementary (preschool-grade 6) – Friday, December 18 will follow an early-release schedule after the morning instructional block from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Office Hours and Music/Library and/or PE will not be available on this day.
  • Secondary (grades 7-12) – Friday, December 18 will follow the standard Friday schedule with Periods 1-6 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Office Hours and Small Group Time will not be available on this day.


Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 - Winter Break

  • There will be no school during Winter Break (December 21-January 1).
  • Food service will not be available from Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1.
  • Food service will resume on Monday, January 4.


Monday, January 18, 2021 – MLK Jr. Day

  • There is no school on Monday, January 18.
  • Elementary (preschool-grade 6) – There are no changes to the elementary weekly schedule. Students will follow the same weekly schedule on Tuesday, January 19, Wednesday, January 20, Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22.
  • Secondary (grades 7-12) – Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 will be Periods 1-3. Wednesday, January 20 and Friday, January 22 will be Periods 4-6.
  • In-person services – Tuesday, January 19, Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 will be standard days. Service normally offered on Monday, January 18 will be offered on Friday, January 22.
  • Food service will not be available on Monday, January 18.


Looking even further into 2021, we wanted you to make you aware of the potential for change to Spring Conference Week/Spring Break 2021 schedule.


Week of March 28 - Spring Conference Week

  • The district has not made a decision around Spring Conference Week, but due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, we feel the need to let our students and families know as soon as possible about a potential change. At this time, please plan on this week to be a five-day instructional week (same as the 2020 Fall Conference Week schedule).


Week of April 4 – Spring Break Week

  • There will be no school during Spring Break (April 5-9).

Backpacks for Bobcats Information

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Panther Gear 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, 360-563-7314, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.

Machias Contact Information

Attendance: 360-563-4888

Office: 360-563-4825

Fax: 360-563-4828