Snohomish K-6 Remote

Weekly Email - October 7, 2021

Upcoming Dates

October

13 - Distribution Day, 4-5 p.m.

21 - Healthy Youth Survey, 6th Grade


November

3 - Distribution Day, 4-5 p.m.

8-10 - Conference Week/Half Days release at 12:00 p.m.

11 - Veterans Day Holiday/No School

12 - Half Day release at 12:00 p.m.

Materials Distribution - October 13, 4-5 p.m.

The next materials distribution will held on October 13 from 4-5 p.m. in the Emerson bus loop. We ask that families stay in their cars and wear a face mask. A staff member will bring your child's/children's materials to you. To expedite the process, we ask that you hold up a piece of paper with your child's name along with their teacher's name in the passenger window.

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey - 6th Grade

The Snohomish School District will participate in the Washington State 2021 Healthy Youth Survey this fall. Our school is participating in the Washington State 2021 Healthy Youth Survey on October 21.


The survey will be given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Conference Week - November 8

Conferences will be held the week of November 8. We will be having 20 minute sessions for you to hear about your child’s progress. Each day that week students will be released at 12:00 p.m., with no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Conferences will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run through 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons. Evening conferences will be held on Monday from 4:05 - 7:20 p.m. More information regarding how to sign up for conferences will be coming out soon.

Technology Protection Plan Information

Did you or your student check out a district laptop for the 2021-2022 school year?


Just like textbooks, team uniforms and other school property issued to your child for school purposes, there is a responsibility to take care of school property. We know accidents and/or loss may happen, even when students intend to take good care of the device. In these instances, district policies and state regulations require a fine be levied to cover the repair or replacement cost of district property. Due to the high replacement cost of a laptop, the Snohomish School District is offering a Technology Protection Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.


The district’s 2021-2022 Technology Protection Plan is an opt-in plan, with payment due at time of opting in. Plan enrollment fees must be paid at the time of opting in to activate the protection plan. Payment should be made as soon as possible. Payment can be made through the district's Touchbase online payment system and instructions are provided in the forms below. For those who prefer to make the $30 opt-in payment in-person, please contact your school bookkeeper or main office.


Note: Students and parents/guardians who paid/opted in for the 2021-2022 Technology Protection Plan at your school's start-up/registration event, there is no need to complete any further steps.


Cost: The standard enrollment fee for the Technology Protection Plan is $30. Students eligible for the free/reduced lunch program will be automatically enrolled.


Coverage and benefit: This protection plan covers the laptop loaned to the student against one incident of accidental damage, theft, or loss during the current school year. This plan does not cover loss of the power cord, intentional misuse, abuse, or neglect by any household members. Physical screen damage, caused by abuse, is not covered by the plan. All damage assessments will be at the sole discretion of the Snohomish School District Technology Department.


Click the links below to access the Technology Protection Plans:


Click here to access the district's Touchbase online payment system.

Attendance

Research shows that regular attendance and punctuality have a positive effect on student learning and achievement. Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school.


If a student is going to be absent or tardy from remote school, the parent should call the school’s absentee message line, 360-563-7366, or email ssdremote@sno.wednet.edu before 8:30 a.m. in the morning. Messages may be left on the message line at any time night or day. If we have not heard from you, we will attempt to call you to verify your student’s reason for not attending their zoom classes by end of day. Please be aware, attendance is conducted twice a day, in the morning when first logging on and in the afternoon after lunch. The expectation will be that the student attends all zoom related classes to count towards their full daily attendance.


According to Snohomish School District policy, absences due to illness or a health condition; a religious observance when requested by the student’s parents; a school approved activity; a family emergency; a school disciplinary action or short-term suspension as required by state law, are excused.

K-3 Highly Capable Program Information

If your student is currently in grades K-3 and you are interested in your student receiving highly capable services to include learning opportunities with more depth, complexity, and acceleration in the classroom please be aware of the following information. Students currently identified for highly capable K-3 services do not need to go through the K-3 referral process.


Referral packets for the K-3 highly capable program are available in all elementary schools, and on the Snohomish School District websites in English, Spanish and Russian. The completed referral packet is due Wednesday, October 27 and can be turned in at your home school or the Snohomish School District office (drop box located by the main entrance) located at 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Click here to learn more.


If you have questions, you may contact Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or email linda.varner@sno.wednet.edu and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258.

Elementary Human Growth and Development

Human growth and development will be taught each year during 5-6th grade. These lessons will be taught at Snohomish K-6 Remote in December.


Families are invited to attend a presentation to learn about the health standards, activities and resources that will be used to teach each of the topics, and the opt-out process. Please see details below.

  • Elementary Human Growth and Development, Tuesday, November 2, 6-7 p.m. at the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish)


If you plan to attend the presentation, please complete this online form to let us know you plan to attend. The purpose of the form is gauge the number of families that will attend and communicate with families about any changes in venue or times that may occur.


Those who are unable to attend the district presentations may review the lessons posted by clicking here. Due to copyright restrictions, we are required to post the links to the entire lessons as they were developed. Please know that some components of the lessons (example: homework-related activities for integrated learning and family homework) will not be taught.


The lessons and resources are also available for review from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or by appointment) at Teaching and Learning Services at the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). A video that will be used for the lessons is available for viewing at the district presentation and at Teaching and Learning. Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to upload the video to our website.

Snohomish K-6 Remote Website

Snohomish K-6 Remote website can be accessed by clicking this button.

District Approved Community Flyers

Click here to view the district approved community flyers.

Snohomish K-6 Remote

The Snohomish K-6 Remote program is physically located at Emerson Elementary, 1103 Pine Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290

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.