Stanwood Middle School

Family Update - September 12th, 2020

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Good morning Stanwood Middle School Families!


Once again we have lots of information for our families in this message! The most important information is for our 6th grade students and any 7th and 8th grade students that are new to Stanwood Middle School. Please see the information below regarding our PTO t-shirt handout this Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Stanwood Middle School will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please call the office at 360.629.1350 if you have questions, need information or need to speak to any of us. We are trying to limit the number of people in our building at this time so we appreciate you calling or emailing instead of stopping by in person. If you have to stop by the building please call into the office first.


You can pick up a chromebook anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Just call the office and they can help arrange a time.


Please continue to reach out to teachers if you have specific questions regarding class, but we can also help in the office.


Have a great weekend!


Tod Klundt

Principal

Stanwood Middle School

Special Handout Tuesday for 6th graders and New Students to SMS!!

Our wonderful PTO President Jenni Christensen will be sitting at the front entrance of Stanwood Middle School this Tuesday, September 15th, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. giving out our PTO sponsored t-shirts (pictured below).


These go out to incoming 6th graders and any new 7th and 8th grade students to our school.


Jenni will be seated out front (rain or shine). Just drive up and give your student name and she will make sure you get the right size and record your name!


Don't worry if Tuesday doesn't work for your parent/guardian to come in, we will have another pick up day soon depending on how many are given out Tuesday.

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We had Class Meetings this past Wednesday!!

Our class meetings are a weekly connection that Ms. Christmas, Ms. Fox, and I really enjoy. We will meet every Wednesday as a class and go through some of the fun things students can do virtually (it is coming soon), helpful hints about how to survive and thrive during this time, and our weekly Character Dares. Sixth graders meet at 11:15 a.m. with code sms2027, seventh graders meet at 12:15 p.m. with code sms2026, and eighth graders meet at 1:15 p.m. with code sms2025.


On weeks we have advisory, students will be in the class meeting for about 15 minutes before they go meet with their advisory teacher. As part of our commitment to Social Emotional Learning this year, class meetings and advisory are foundational for connecting with all Spartans.


Click on the link below to see our presentation from the class meetings.

School Pictures and Student Identification Cards

At this time we are working with our picture company to set a date for School Pictures to be taken. We want to make sure we are able to provide a safe place for our students, staff and the company's photographers to take quality school pictures and provide student identification cards.


We will keep you updated and make sure all our families know right away once we have them scheduled!

Message from Food Service

Here is a link from our Food Service Department.


Please click on this link food service page.

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Surplus Materials


Below is a link to surplus materials from the Stanwood-Camano School District.


Surplus

Below Is All The Important Information From Previous Family Messages!

Including:


1. Video regarding Family Access/Skyward

2. A link to a toolkit for Family Access/Skyward

3. A message from our Counselor Mrs. Fox

4. Our Open House slide show

5. Information regarding accessing student email

6. Information regarding accessing Google Classroom

7. The Weekly Schedule for students

8. Information regarding what our Wednesday Schedule looks like

Please see the video below regarding Family Access/Skyward

Skyward/Family Access

Click the box below for a toolkit to help with Family Access/Skyward

A message from our counselor Mrs. Fox!

Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year! As your School Counselor, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our incoming 6th grade students and to our new students in every grade! And, a very warm welcome back to all of our returning students! I loved being in your classes and class meetings, and getting to know so many of you, last school year, and I am looking forward to another wonderful year with you!


This is going to be a great school year, even if it’s an unusual one! I am looking forward to joining your classes from time to time, setting up some great opportunities online and in groups, and meeting with you individually to support your success. There are hard parts of this unusual time, and there are also opportunities for unique growth. We will get through this together, as kind humans and with strong SMS Spartan Spirit!


I want to make sure that all students and families know how to contact me — and some of the ways I can support your success.


-The easiest and quickest way to contact me right now is by email at KFox@stanwood.wednet.edu. I do my best to reply to emails within 24-48 hours during the week. You can also call or text me on my work cell phone at 360-421-2556.


-If you would like to schedule a meeting, we can meet either online via Google Meet, or by telephone. Both are great options! If you would like to meet, please email me your preferred days and times to meet during the school days, and I will reply to schedule our meeting.


-I support students in many ways, including with time management, study skills, social emotional learning, peer conflict, and stress management, including the stressors of the pandemic. My role is designed to be relatively short-term, which means that I also refer students to mental health and other community resources at times, as well as to our Student Support Advocate. I also manage 504 Plans, work on student schedules, teach occasional lessons, and I work with families as needed to support students.


My approach with students is positive, kind, and realistic, with an orientation towards growth, problem solving, and creative thinking. I am a big fan of self-care, healthy coping strategies, and easy-to-use tools to help make students’ academic and social-emotional lives more positive and successful.


Here are a few images to keep in mind as we start this school year, along with one of my favorite memories from this summer — I hope you had a fun and healthy summer. I look forward to seeing you all soon!

In case you missed it last time, here is our Open House Staff Slideshow - 2020/2021

Typically a big part of our Open House is our introduction of staff in the gym and then students are able to tour the building and see those staff members in the classrooms. Because we are not able to be in person this year Mr. Wall, our wonderful multimedia, yearbook and keyboarding teacher, has put together a slideshow to allow families to see faces, to see what peoples roles are in the building, and to see contact information for everyone!


Please click the link to see our slideshow:


SMS STAFF 2020/21

Accessing Student Email

Please review the steps below on how to access student email. It is important that students are able to join their classrooms to access learning materials and get the Google Meet "nicknames" to join classes. That information will be sent to student emails.
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Google Classroom Access

Students will need to access Google Classroom to get assignments, take quizzes and tests, and see other information teachers post.


Here are directions to access Google Classroom.

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Weekly Schedule for Students

Please see the schedule below for what the schedule will look like for a middle school student once we start school.


Students will attend periods 1, 3, & 5 on Mondays and Thursdays as well as periods 2, 4, & 6 on Tuesdays and Fridays (schedule with times shown below).


During these class times, teachers may be instructing students and/or be showing a pre-recorded video along with classroom discussions & activities.


On Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to check in with their teachers during student hours set up by individual teachers.

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What does Wednesday look like this month?

•Wednesday mornings students can check in with their teachers and get help for their classes and work.

•Wednesdays will be a combination of class meetings and advisories. This month students will have the following schedule:

9/9--Class meeting + advisory check-in

9/16--Advisory Lesson

9/23--Advisory Lesson

9/30--Class meeting


**See Schedule Below

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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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.



El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200