STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28TH, 2022

SHS VISION STATEMENT

Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.

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We hope you enjoyed time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving break.


We have three weeks left until our winter break. Students tend to have a harder time being focused and completing work during this stretch of the school year. Please encourage your children to keep up on their school work. That way they won't have as much school work to do over the break and they will be in a better position for the final few weeks before the semester ends. The January grades for semester one count and go on the transcript.

SAD NEWS TO SHARE

This past week our Office Manager, Carol Upton, passed away. She served in that role for 16 years. Carol previously worked at Port Susan Middle School. Our condolences go to her family and friends at this time.

STUDENT PICTURES

Information from FireFly:

Did you miss your school picture this year? or need a retake? We do have one more opportunity. We are holding our Community Retake Day (our final session of the year) on Wednesday, November 30th from 4 to 6 pm by appointment only. It is being hosted this year by Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace.


If this works for you, here is a link you can use to sign up with: https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/nrefxmuxgt/index.html

NOVEMBER 30TH - LATE START WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, November 30th, we will have a late start. First period begins at 9 a.m.

DECEMBER 2ND - ADVISORY

Students will have an advisory session this coming Friday, December 2nd. Advisory is in between second and third periods.

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

Bus Drivers Needed! Call 360-629-1229 for more information.

STUDENT CLOSED CAMPUS REMINDER

Reminder for students:

Please remember that SHS is a closed campus. Students must stay in designated areas at all times and this includes during the lunch hour. Sitting in cars or leaving campus during anytime of the school day is not allowed.

REMINDER: INCLEMENT WEATHER

As the weather forecasts indicate, we may see cold weather this winter. Our Superintendent, Dr. Rumbaugh, has shared with everyone how we make the determination to delay or close schools due to ice, snow, flooding, etc.


  • Safety first! We consider the safety of our children on buses, our student drivers, families driving and walking to school, and the safety of our staff, especially our bus drivers.

  • We monitor weather patterns using multiple methods 24/7. In particular, we use a tool called Accuweather that is specifically designed to support school districts in looking ahead at weather patterns.

  • When there is a concern about school starting on time, our staff begins driving the roads throughout the district as early as 2 a.m. We take photos, check road conditions, monitor traffic, look for hazards, etc. We typically drive the roads multiple times in the early morning to determine if conditions are improving, worsening, or staying the same.

  • We strive to decide about the school day by 5 a.m. Once the decision is made, we begin communicating with families and staff. We communicate through:

    • Autodialer (via School Messenger)

    • Email (via School Messenger)

    • Website

    • Flash Alert


Predicting the weather is a challenge, and our primary goal is to ensure that the roads are safe, our campuses are easy to navigate, and the weather does not impede a safe school day.

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Above you will find our annual action plan, the student goals and teacher strategies we are working on this year.


The school leadership team is currently working on the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) flowchart. Staff are also working on what accommodations and modifications they can make in the classroom to support all students.


The next staff training in December will cover engagement strategies.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Winter athletes are required to purchase an ASB card ($40) and pay the Participation Fee ($100) before their first competition. Payments are made at the front office Mon-Fri, before or after school or during lunch. We take cash or check (made out to Stanwood High School) or Click Here to pay online with a credit or debit card. If a student qualifies for fee waivers, there is additional paperwork to complete every season; please visit Ms. Surdyk at the ASB window.


Student-athletes who need extra time for homework are invited to join us for optional Study Hall on late-start Wednesday mornings in the Library (7:30-8:45). Every student-athlete is required to maintain passing grades with at least a 2.0 average in their current classes to be eligible to compete.


Visit our website for more information and follow along with us on social media at @go_shsspartans. Click Here for helpful links related to Spartan Athletics!


HOME EVENTS THIS WEEK:

Thu. Dec. 1 - Boys Swim (3pm at YMCA)

Fri. Dec. 2 - Boys Basketball (5:40/7:15)

Sat. Dec. 3 - Girls Basketball (3/5:00)


UPCOMING:

Mon. Feb. 27 - Spring Sports begin

Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night

REMINDER: LIBRARY INFORMATION

December Library Information:

Some people say that December is Read a New Book Month. But others claim that September is Read a New Book Month. Either way, cold weather makes the idea of curling up with a good book especially appealing. Check out what’s new in the SHS Library in the December Library Newsletter! Check your Destiny account for library book due dates. You can self-renew books- check out the how-to-renew video or visit the Destiny Catalog here. The SHS Library website has tons of resources for all your academic needs as well as the Complete Research Toolkit - a website put together by your librarian.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we did not have a Friday Family Message.

NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28TH

Monday - Regular Schedule


Tuesday - Regular Schedule


Wednesday - Late Start Schedule


Thursday - Regular Schedule


Friday - Advisory Schedule

REMINDER: COUNSELOR/ADMINISTRATOR BREAKDOWN

Do you have questions and are not sure who to contact? Here is the breakdown by counselor and administrator based on student last name.



Counseling:

Paige Watson A – Em

Maren Holzinger En - K

Tricia Tayon L - Rh

Emily Elde Ri - Z


Administrators:

Carolyn Coombs A – K

Tom Wilfong L - Z

Zach Ward - Attendance

REMINDER: SCHOOL CALENDAR

To review the school calendar, click on the link below.


Student Calendar 22-23

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:


December 3rd - SAT Testing


December 6th - School Board Meeting - 1:00 p.m.


December 12th - Winter Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.


December 15th - Winter Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.


December 19th - Jan 2nd - Winter Break


January 3rd - School Board Meeting - 1:00 p.m.


January 12th - ASVAB Testing (LHHS) 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.


January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School


January 21st - Country Living Expo - All Day

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DISTRICT NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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.