Stanwood Middle School
Family Update - November 20th, 2020
A reminder, there is NO SCHOOL today, Friday, November 20th!
Also, next week will be a short week. We will have our normal schedule Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. Wednesday will be a short day for everyone (information below). There will be no school on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.
An FYI for the next couple of weeks, with the Thanksgiving Holiday, all work assigned by teachers on Thursday, November 19th will be due Wednesday, December 2nd. Students may not see a "to-do" list on their Google Classrooms because the date is two weeks away; they will need to click into the classrooms to see all videos, assignments, and materials.
As always, please reach out if you need anything!
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
A message from our Counselor Mrs. Fox!
What We Get When We Give
Hello Everyone! This week in our Wednesday Class Meetings, I shared a Character Strong lesson called “Give > Get” about how offering support and helping others is simply a great thing to do of course, and how it is also very good for our own physical and mental health. Students shared lots of great ideas and stories about how helping people feels good in their own experience.
Specifically, we talked about five ways that research studies show how helping others truly helps ourselves as well — it’s a win-win to help others, and couldn’t we all use some extra health and happiness right now? During this unusual time, even just sending a message to someone to say “I’m thinking about you” can go a long way to feeling more connected and extending kindness to another person. A simple kind act like this has ripple effects that extend far beyond that single exchange.
These five things are described in the images below — take a look and let it be a conversation starter with your student!
We also encouraged students to write down four people — a friend, a family member, an educator, and a classmate — to extend a “daymaker message” to make someone’s day by reaching out and offering support. See some of those ideas below, and hopefully some of you will be a lucky recipient of these messages :).
Extending kindness and, always, my offer to support your student and family ~
Stanwood Middle School
PTO message and information:
GREETINGS SMS FAMILIES!
Your friendly PTO is having a Spirit Wear sale starting today until Friday Nov 20.
Please complete the form below and return to:
PO Box 1387
Stanwood, WA 98292
or email back to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive by pick up dates will be Wednesday, Dec 9 - Friday, Dec 11, times TBA. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at the above address or call Dawn Nordin at 206-999-0619.
PTO Spirit Wear Form - Click the PDF below:
Signs of Suicide Information
All the Clubs at SMS
The SMS Community Club meets Tuesdays at 2:40. A chance for students to get together virtually to chat and share their interests. Meet code: SMS Community
SMS Homework Club with Mr. Bliss meets Tuesdays at 2:40. Students will be able to log on and get help with their classes. Mr. Bliss' speciality is math, but he can offer assistance with all other academic areas as well. Meet code: SMS HW Club
Family and Consumer Science Club with Mrs. Berg. For more information please email her at email@example.com
Games of Strategy with Mr. Wall begins Wednesday, December 2 @ 2:40. Join the Google Classroom with the code: 4xhfzv6
For more information please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual HIB Poster Contest
We want to thank all of the students who entered in our virtual HIB Poster Contest. Your extra time, effort, and energy is much appreciated.
For Parents of 8th Grade Students
Yearbook Snap App
Even though we are at a distance, our yearbook can bring us together! Mr. Wall and the yearbook staff are asking people to submit photos from summer and the first day of school through the Yearbook Snap App or their computer. The flyer down below explains how to do this!
School Pictures and Student Identification Cards
We will keep you updated and make sure all our families know right away once we have them scheduled!
Below Is All The Important Information From Previous Family Messages!
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
Please see the video below regarding Family Access/Skyward
Click the box below for a toolkit to help with Family Access/Skyward
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
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.
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200