Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY

12-15: Mid-Winter Break, no school


22: Current In-person K-2 and special services classes transition to full in-person school day. Students who have chosen remote continue to follow the online student schedule.

Monday - Thursday: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Friday: Remote day for all students

AM/PM Preschool hours will not change.


*change* 26: Distribution day - 1 - 2:30 pm


For more detailed information regarding the 3rd-6th grade schedule changes and dates please click here.

A message from Dr. Church

Hello Totem Falls Families,


I will continue to address what’s happening at school broadly so the community is aware of what is happening K-6. This week went very well as we added kindergarten and first graders to in person learning. I have been able to visit our remote classrooms as well where teachers are working hard to get to know their students and get their learning routines down. Next Tuesday we will have Ms. Skeen and Ms. McLatchy’s classes line up outside their classroom doors. They have been practicing this and after the long weekend, I’m sure we’ll need to remind them they are no longer lining up in the covered area. Your assistance with this will be super helpful. Kindergarten students will continue to line up in the covered area next week.


February 22nd will be a big change in the length of the student day for in person learning. K-2 students will be staying until 3:15 beginning that day. This will also be the first day of instruction in new class configurations for all third through sixth grade students. We are working hard to establish new classroom configurations based on your input and teacher choices for remote or in person teaching. For details regarding schedules, follow this link to the district Roadmap to Learning.


Boy, this has been a whirlwind. So many scheduling variables that I look forward to coming together once we are out of the transition schedule and moving into some sense of normalcy where we can build our stamina. I look forward to ending the school year strong in remote and in-person learning. Please make sure to reach out to us should you wish to be making any changes in your school choice. I suspect some changes will be taking place throughout the spring as your family’s priorities change.


Sincerely,

Craig

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Friendly reminders from the nurse

Mask requirements

Masks/face coverings need to have at least 2 layers to provide protection and meet requirements. Some “gator” type masks are only one layer of fabric and do not meet the minimum standards. Thank you.

Online Attestation done by 7:45 am

It is VERY important that you do the online attestation for each of your children. The daily symptom check email is sent to:


  • The primary email address listed under family 1 and the primary email address listed under family 2 in Skyward
  • If no one is listed under family 2 in Skyward, the Daily Symptom Check is being sent out to the primary and secondary email listed under family 1.

If family 1 would like to receive a notification to both email addresses listed under family 1 and there is an entry under family 2, family 1 has the option to select the SMS preference check mark and enter the cell phone number of the second person under family 1 while filling out the attestation.


If you do not get any emails by 5:30 am (be sure to check junk/spam) please use this link, or scan the QR code to the right, to complete a blank one and let the front office know you did not receive an email.

Below you will find helpful links to our district website on a variety of topics regarding the return to in-person school.

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Upcoming changes to distribution


Our next distribution day will be Friday, February 26 from 1-2:30pm.

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Library News

DID YOU GET OUR NEXT ALL SCHOOL READ ALOUD BOOK? THE BFG

Our next All School Read Aloud book is the funny and whimsical The BFG by Roald Dahl. Every family SHOULD have received ONE BFG book, a discussion packet, spirt week info and a bookmark THIS Wednesday, February 10th at TF Distribution. Please let us know if your family did not receive a book and watch this BOOK REVEAL VIDEO to learn more about the All School Read Aloud.


PRESENTING THE BFG TF STAFF GUEST READERS

We hope you’re enjoying reading THE BFG with your family and if you want to try something different, check out our AMAZING TOTEM FALLS STAFF reading the book. We thought it would be fun for you to hear from some people you haven’t seen in awhile.


ENTER TO WIN A FREE BOOK

Every WEDNESDAY starting this week until March 17th we will post BFG Trivia using one of the questions from the Discussion packet. Post your entries for this week’s BFG Trivia question on this FORM by TUESDAY, February 16th to be entered in a drawing for 3 lucky winners to receive a FREE BOOK.


ALL SCHOOL READ ALOUD: SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 1-5

Let’s get Dahl’ed up for our All School Read Aloud Spirit Week March 1-5. Every day during Spirit Week, there will be a fun DRESS UP theme: Many Colored Day, Crazy Hat Day, Dahl’icious Day, PJ Day and Giant Day. Check out the attached flyer for more details. Show us your TF spirit by taking a VIDEO of yourself via FLIPGRID and tell us your FAVORITE PART so far. 3 Lucky Winners will win a FREE BOOK just for posting a video on Flipgrid ANY DAY MARCH 1-5! Entries due SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH.


FORGOT TO RETURN YOUR BOOKS….

If you FORGOT to bring back your library books, you can drop them off ANYTIME in the bin outside of the school. Then your child can get new books at our next TF Distribution Day Friday, FEBRUARY 26th.


BOOK RENEWAL & HOLDS

ALL STUDENTS (in person and remote) will continue to put books on HOLD and RENEW books ONLINE using DESTINY if no one has the book on hold. If your child wants new books, they need to put their 6 NEW BOOKS on HOLD using DESTINY by TUESDAY, February 23rd at midnight. NEW BOOKS will be delivered EITHER to their classrooms (for in Person students) or at our next TF Distribution Day, FEBRUARY 26TH!!!

CHECK-OUT a LEGO ROBOTICS KIT for your student!

LEGO Education solutions are designed to build confidence in STEAM learning from pre-K through secondary education. Their hands-on tools make learning playful, engaging and relevant while developing students' ability for critical thinking, communication and 21st century skills like coding and robotics.


Have a student interested in coding, robotics or a fun engaging educational hands-on activity?

Sign your student up for a WeDo 2.0 or SpikePRIME Kit rental here! Compliments of your Totem Falls PTO.


Be sure to visit the Robotics tab on the PTO Website to download your rental application ahead of time for a seamless check-out!

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District Laptop Phone Support

We have a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday.

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We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

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 Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), Shawn Stevenson,1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290 360-563-7314