Machias Elementary

February 15, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 - PTG Artwork Contest Due
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Report cards sent home (mailed if student is absent)
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter break (no school)
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - PTG Meeting at 6:30pm via Zoom

Parent Drop Reminder

If you drop your child off at the front of the school in the morning, please do not release them from your car until 8:25 AM. The reason for this specificity ties to when morning meetings end for staff. Students released prior to 8:25 AM will not be supervised. Thank you for partnering with us to keep students safe!

5th and 6th grade - Human Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS Prevention

In 5th and 6th grade, our schools teach human growth and development and HIV/AIDS prevention to provide our students with medically accurate and developmentally appropriate information to help them make decisions that impact their lifelong health and wellness. These lessons are also designed to help our students better understand the physiological changes that they experience at this stage in their lives and to help ensure that they are safe, informed, and empowered. The state requires schools to teach HIV/AIDS prevention annually, starting in 5th grade.

The topics below are addressed in the lessons, which span a period of four days. Each of the topics below can range between approximately 30 to 75 minutes in length depending on student needs.

  • Puberty, growth, and development
  • Male and female parts and functions of the reproductive system
  • HIV/AIDS and disease prevention as required by state law
  • Definition, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS
  • Abstinence and other sexual health protective measures (6th grade only)

The resources that our teachers will use in teaching the lessons are F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) and “You, Your Body, and Puberty” video. Parents/guardians may review the lessons and resources through either of the following:

Because of copyright laws, we are not able to download and post the video online. Due to copyright restrictions, we need to post the link to the entire lessons as they were developed by F.L.A.S.H. on our website. However, please know that some components of the lessons in the links above (e.g. homework, related activities for integrated learning, and family homework) will not be taught. Parents/guardians may opt their students out of the lessons by completing the opt-out form. Alternative educational opportunities that are unrelated to the Human Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS Prevention lessons will be provided for excused students. Machias student's will receive the lessons on these dates: February 16 and 17, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher or contact Teaching and Learning Services at 360-563-7257.

Machias Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale now! This year, every pre-purchased yearbook will be personalized with your student's name.

There are two ways to purchase:

Please give a "HUGE" thank you to Jessi Klimanowski and Machias PTG for working hard to make our yearbook possible!

Lost and Found

Our lost and found collection is overflowing! Please come in and look through it for any of your child's lost items. Or remind your student to check it. There are so many jackets, sweatshirts, and other pieces of clothing!

Kindergarten Registration Information

Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2022-2023 kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Machias Elementary School.

Online registration is open now! If you are a current SSD parent/guardian, you can register through your Family Skyward account. If you are new to the district click here to register.

We will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more) More event information and registration materials will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more at

Welcome Back Volunteers!

We are again utilizing volunteers in schools on a limited basis. At this time only vaccinated individuals will be permitted to volunteer in our schools/campuses.

To volunteer in our schools/campuses, please complete the following online form. This form must be completed every two years. For the safety of our students, volunteer applicants must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check before beginning service. Volunteers will also need to present a valid state vaccination card for COVID-19 to the school administrator and follow the school’s volunteer process. Schools may need to monitor and limit the number of volunteers in a building to meet the state COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing. Parent/guardians are welcome to volunteer from home by assisting teachers remotely.

Volunteers who have completed the background application and showed proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to:

  • Sign in at the school main office
  • Present proper state ID
  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing
  • Wear a proper fitting mask/face covering
  • Follow all school and district COVID-19 protocols and procedures
  • Stay home if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Bobcat Spirit Wear

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Join Our Team!

There are many open positions within the Snohomish School District including teachers, nurses, custodians, bus drivers, food service workers and more. To learn more and apply, please visit We also have openings at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Please help us spread the word!
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Assistance Program

Would your family benefit from an assistance program this year?

Backpacks for Bobcats - We provide weekly backpacks to each student who could use a little extra food in the pantry. We would distribute backpacks every Friday. Other arrangements can be made if that time does not work. Backpack delivery will start on October 15, 2021.


Please feel free to reach out to the office if you have any questions.

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,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,

Machias Contact Information

Attendance: 360-563-4888

Office: 360-563-4825

Fax: 360-563-4828

Office hours

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.