Port Susan Middle
Student & Family Update 09.25.22
Save the date! We will hold a curriculum night for parents/guardians on Wednesday, September 28th. Our doors will open to pick up student schedules between 5 and 5:25 p.m. in the foyer. Then families will follow their child's schedule to hear about the curriculum used for their classes and how they can support the partnership at home.
5 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. pick up schedules/maps
Stations in the gym for Health/Computers/PE
Students are welcome, but do not need to attend (optional). If they have more than one student, they can talk with their students about what classes to go to and then email the remaining teachers to get a recap of what was covered. We look forward to working with families this school year!
Advisory/Social Emotional Lesson
Tier 1 Strategies
Our staff has focused on strategies that are beneficial for ALL students in the classroom (Tier 1 strategies) to begin this school year. As families join us this week, an example that you'll see is what is posted in classrooms throughout the building. An example of this work is pictured below as you can see the whiteboards including a daily or weekly schedule, as well as well planned learning activities for students. A few Tier 1 strategy examples are:
- Provide daily warm-ups or bell-ringer activities for immediate student engagement.
- Post and adhere to a daily or weekly schedule incorporating transitional times.
- Notify students of any schedule changes in advance.
- Eliminate disruptions between lessons or activities through careful planning and preparation.
- Reduce the amount of downtime between activities.
Season 2 (Part 1): Boys Basketball
Parent Communication & Skyward
As we are almost at the midpoint of our first quarter together, teachers have been sending home emails to parents regarding support for their student around expectations as needed. The partnership with families is always important and I encourage parents to reach out with questions as they come up as well (teacher emails listed at the bottom of this update).
A reminder that Skyward is a great tool to check grades weekly for students and parents. Not only is this available through the online website, but there is also a Skyward App available for all phones. If you go to your App store and search "Skyward", it can be downloaded onto your phone for quick access. If you need your parent username/password, please reach out to our office at 360.629.1360
Knights Gear!! Port Susan Middle School PTO has put together an opportunity for families to purchase some school attire. Please use the link below to get a shirt, sweatshirt, or other apparel.
Operation School Bell
Our school district is fortunate to have access to Operation School Bell ®, a program offered by
the Assitance 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. You can make a copy of the form if you need more, or you can reach out to your
child’s school and request additional copies.
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
This program is for all SCSD students in preschool through 8 th 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:
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-965-8249.
Student Support Advocate
Stanwood-Camano School District
Week of 09/26 through 09/30
Social/Emotional Advisory Lesson (Crysty & Cherae)
Academic Focus Advisory
Soccer @ Cascade
Late Start Schedule
Curriculum Night 5-7pm
Academic Focus Advisory
Soccer @ Anacortes
Academic Focus Advisory
XC @ Stanwood HS
October 13th: Donuts w/Grown-Ups (PTO event) 6:45-7:30 a.m.
October 21st: Teacher in-service (No School)
October 28th: Picture Retakes
October 31st: Spirit day/Dance (TBA)
November 2-4: Fall Conferences (No late start/early release)
November 4: Last day of Quarter 1
Linked below are previous communications. Please continue to reach out with any questions you have. You can email me directly (email@example.com) or call our office at 360.629.1360
Cherae Almanza, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Crysty Auckland, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director email@example.com
Dave Austin (6-8 Fitness & 6 Leadership) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Bletscher (6-8 Band) email@example.com
Joan Campbell (6-7 Math) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Stunz (7 ELA & 6-8 Art) email@example.com
Grace Gale (6 Science & 6-8 STEM/Robotics) GGale@stanwood.wednet.edu
Sub for Grace Gale is Jeffrey Trammell firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Hanson (6-8 ELA/Humanities) CHanson@stanwood.wednet.edu
Nate Hanson (6-8 Computers/Digital Effects) email@example.com
Audrie Harrington (6/7 ELA & 7/8 Leadership) firstname.lastname@example.org
Seth Hills (6 Social Studies) email@example.com
Selena Wyman (guest teacher for Seth Hills) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Johnson (6-8 Assist) email@example.com
Wade Johnson (7/8 Science) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Klein (6/7 Science) email@example.com
Meghan Lawrence (6-8 PBS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellianna Martin (6-8 Math) email@example.com>,
Daniel Mccrumb (6 Math/Science & 7/8 Outdoor Ed) DMccrumb@stanwood.wednet.edu
Sarah Oldow (6 ELA/Social Studies) firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Perry (6-8 EL) email@example.com
Tracy Riley (6-8 ELA) TRiley@stanwood.wednet.edu
Kelcie Rocha (7/8 Math) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Rochon (7/8 Science) email@example.com
Connie Schmidt (6-8 Health) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Schroeder (8 History & ELA) email@example.com
Kym Shoemaker (7/8 Math) firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Titus (6-8 Fitness) email@example.com
Kayte White (8 ELA & 6 Cultures) firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Zurcher (7 History & 7/8 Home Ec) email@example.com
Jayde Piggot (6 Counselor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Keli Niegemann (7/8 Counselor) email@example.com
Emily Bowne (School Psychologist) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kandyce Hansen (Speech Language Pathologist) email@example.com
Sara Harlan (Librarian) firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Hart (Student Support Advocate) email@example.com
Taylor Little (Mental Health Therapist) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.