Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - May 27th

Message from the Principal

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Please make sure you have these dates on your calendar! We have a busy couple of weeks left and some fun activities planned. Here are a couple of dates to keep on your calendar:


May 30th- No School- Memorial Day

May 31st- Glacier Peak Wind Ensemble 4th- 6th- 1:00 pm

May 31 – 1st grade concert, 6 pm


June:
June 1 – Kindy concert, 6 pm
2nd grade concert, 7 pm
June 1 – Online Silent Auction begins

June 1st- 6th grade to Valley View

June 3rd- Spring Carnival

June 10th- library books due

June13th, 14th, 15th- Willis Tucker field trips for 2nd- 6th grades

June 17th- 6th grade celebration 8:30 am (parents only) school serpentine afterwards

June 20th- last day of school parade


Anne Nielsen

Principal

School Technology- please return

We are beginning to collect individual electronic devices starting June 3, 2022. The district is asking students to return all district devices along with the associated power cords and hot spots. We are still missing WIFI hot spots from last school year.


If you have any of these items, please return them to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you!

Homerun Readers!

Reminder to turn in AquaSox form on Tuesday, May 31st for our homerun readers!

Library Books Due

Reminder library books are due June 10th.

Healthroom News

Since the mask mandate was lifted, we are seeing an increase of student absence and illnesses (cold and flu virus as well as COVID -19). With the increase of illnesses we are recommending for your students to continue to wear masks but not mandated. If your student is showing any symptoms of illness please do not send them to school and consult with your healthcare provider. If you are concerned about COVID, please register your child in our Test To Stay program online through below link. This will give us consult to test your child at anytime they come to the health room with symptoms of COVID. If you have had your child tested outside of school and results are positive, please email Nurse Rose at rose.flaherty@sno.wednet.edu


https://www.simplereport.gov/app/register/7X3HQ

Transportation for 2022 - 2023 School Year



Please complete Student Transportation Input Form

So that we can better plan student transportation needs and routes/schedules for the 2022—2023 school year, we have implemented an online Student Transportation Input Form at https://www.sno.wednet.edu/Page/5342. Between now and through early summer, we are asking all parents/guardians of 2022-2023 students to please complete this form. The form only needs to be completed once per student.

Win a bike!

Students can enter the drawing to win a bike!

Return all your books to the library by 6/10 & receive an entry form.

2 winners will be drawn to get a bike!

Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date!

It is important to make sure your child goes to their regularly scheduled wellness appointments, which often include immunizations. The summer months are a great time to get your child caught up with immunization requirements before the 2022-2023 school year. Schedule your appointments early, as health care providers’ schedules quickly fill up in August and September. Make sure to turn in your updated immunization paperwork to the school by Wednesday, September 7.

This reminder is especially important if your child is transitioning to preschool, kindergarten, or 7h grade, as each of these grades has additional immunization requirements.

Every student enrolled/registered in school or childcare in the state of Washington must have medically verified up-to-date immunization records on file with the school in which they are enrolled/registering before the first day of school 2022-2023. Medically verified immunization records include one or more of the following:

Reminder: Tdap Immunization Requirement for 7th grade

Dear Parent or Guardian,

As of August 1, 2020 the required Tdap vaccine has changed to 7th grade to better align with the updated 2019 national immunization schedule (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html). In the past, the Tdap booster was required for all 6th grade students, unless they have a provider-signed exemption form.

For the 2022-2023 school year, all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have one dose of Tdap vaccine, before starting school.

• For students in 7th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.

• For students in 8th to 12th grades, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 7 to be accepted for school entry.

To update your child's Tdap immunization record at the school, you will need to turn in a medically verified immunization record. Your child's health care provider can print this for you, or you can print it from MylR, which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.

To find out more about this change, or the updated August 1, 2020 law, please visit the Washington State Department of Health's website at www.doh.wa.gov/schoolimms2020.

I highly recommend parents schedule an appointment for your 6th grade student to receive this vaccine ASAP, if they haven’t already received it. Please bring confirmation, as outlined above, to middle school (VVMS- RN) registration, scheduled for August 24, 10am-1pm & 4-7pm. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Nurse Rose (Flaherty)

School Nurse, Little Cedars Elementary

360-658-2910

$30 affordable connectivity program plans for families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is offering eligible households high speed internet (100Mbps download) for $30 a month with no additional out of pocket costs.

There are three ways families can qualify:

  • Income of 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines
  • Program participation (such as Free Reduced Lunch Program eligible, or SNAP, etc.), or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program

What families need to know about this new ACP opportunity:

For those that meet the eligibility requirements:

  • $30 guaranteed plan download speed of 100 Mbps
  • 20 providers to choose from
  • New or existing internet plans
  • Three ways to qualify

Click here to apply and for further details about the federal program.

FAQs

If I am approved for ACP and currently on an internet service plan with a provider, can I switch to a different internet service plan of that provider, including to that provider’s low-cost plan, and receive the ACP benefit?

  • Yes. The ACP benefit can be applied to any internet service offering, and providers cannot restrict you from switching service offerings or subject you to mandatory waiting periods. Sometimes providers prohibit existing customers from switching to low-cost internet service plans; however, consumers receiving the ACP benefit are not subject to these “existing customer” restrictions.

What happens if my provider has eligibility requirements for an internet service plan that conflict with ACP rules? (e.g. My provider requires that I pay off my past debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan)

  • ACP rules override the rules of participating providers in the context of an ACP consumer. For instance, a provider may generally require that consumers pay off past or present debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan. However, consumers who are approved to receive ACP benefits are not subject to that requirement (since the ACP rules prohibit providers from declining to enroll ACP consumers based on past or present debts).

Note: The ACP rules clearly allow ACP consumers to apply their benefit to any internet service offering that is generally available (i.e. not a grandfathered/legacy plan) and prohibit mandatory waiting periods (47 CFR 54.1808(e)(6)(iii)) and restrictions on switching plans (Para. 166 of the Report and Order).

Counselor's Corner

Please, please reach out to me if you or your children need support dealing with our nation’s newest school shooting tragedy. Just to have someone outside of your personal circle to share with can ease hearts and minds a bit. It’s also important to note that for some people, hearing about such tragic losses can also bring up other losses your family may have experienced.

The Snohomish District and the Little Cedars have both sent out to you several great links to helpful articles: I hope you will check them out. The PTA newsletter has included information about ways to take action about gun violence.

The following is an article entitled “Helping Your Kids Navigate Scary News Stories” https://app.public.pbs.org/e/es.aspx?s=2143&e=2564884&elq=19ff3bf7754a464b8fb51a5c1034e61e

A reminder that there is a lot of material on stress management, coping skills and the like on my Canvas page, as well. https://sno.instructure.com/courses/26292

Finally, I need to let everyone know that I have made the decision to retire at the end of this school year. I have not told the students yet, but I will do so next week, starting with those I have worked with more closely. If you would like to discuss how/when it would be best to do that with your child, please contact me at 360 563-2906.

Little Cedars is such a wonderful, warm, and caring community! I have so enjoyed my years here! I will have many fond memories, and plan to return to visit from time to time.

PTA's Wolverine Weekly Newsletter

Keep up to date with Little Cedar's PTA by viewing their Weekly Wolverine Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/64e96513a8c1/lceoctober-21-8989355?e=[UNIQID]


Highlights:

  • Online Auction, June 1st - 5th (Online Auction opens 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 1st and closes at 8:59 PM on Sunday, June 5th)

  • Spring Carnival - Friday, June 3rd. 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Brick Paver Program - Be part of Little Cedars for years to come!

Volunteers- we love having you here!

Please take the time to fill our our volunteer application:

Info is available here on your school website - https://www.sno.wednet.edu/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3455


Little Cedars Volunteer Guidelines


First and foremost, thank you for your willingness to support staff and students at Little Cedars. It means so much to your children to see you making a commitment to school.


All volunteers will be required to:


*complete and pass the background application

*present a valid state COVID-19 vaccination card for indoor volunteering ONLY

*present a valid state ID card

*sign-in at the school’s front desk

*mask/ face covering are optional

*follow the school’s COVID-19 protocols.

*wear a visitor’s badge

*stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms


Characteristics of a great parent volunteer

Dependable, flexible, patient, positive, want to help staff and students, stay busy, be a model parent and volunteer in how you conduct yourself. We appreciate your time and energy!


Entering the building:

Anytime you want to enter our building, you must enter through the main doors at the front of school AND register at the front office.


When working with children-

You may see or hear something that concerns you. Confidentiality is a critical expectation. What you see here should be kept to yourself and shared with the teacher or principal should you be worried about their welfare.

SNO-ISLE Libraries Student Access

Welcome to your student account!


sno-isle.org/studentaccount


Use SN + your student I.D. number to:

(Password/PIN is 1234)

  • Check out 10 physical items at any library location
  • Download 30 digital items (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
  • Access online homework help and streaming content
  • Use remote printing and pick up your prints at any library

Upcoming important dates:


  • May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • June 3rd- PTA Carnival
  • June 20th - Last Day of School


2022-2023 School Year

  • Wednesday, September 7 - First day of school

  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)

  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day

  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release

  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break

  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release

  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break

  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break

  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day

  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day

  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break

  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)

  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break

  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day

  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school

  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth

  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days

District-approved community fliers


Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.

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.