Totem Falls Raven Review
Thursday, December 9, 2021
MESSAGE FROM DR. CHURCH
We have enjoyed our al fresco lunches for most of the year, but things are getting pretty chilly. After looking at several options to make the covered area more comfortable we haven’t been able to find a solution that is effective, economical, or timely. We will still be looking at opportunities to make the covered area more usable, but at this time need to move back into the gym for lunches. We are maintaining our spacing established outside, so we will still be within the expected “three feet or more” guidelines with most lunches being more than three feet. We do anticipate this may present more close contact situations when we return from break, but will work through them as we have thus far this year. We have the “Test to Stay” program in place (see below), which will help with keeping students in school.
I am happy students will be eating in warmer confines and be able to warm up a bit after recess during lunch.
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
The Sign-up Link for selecting days to volunteer is ready. Teachers are slowly putting days in and many might not be quite ready for volunteers until January. Click here to find the sign-up page. You will need to sign up for an account if you don't already have one (this is the same program we use for conferences).
If you missed attending an orientation please keep an eye out in the newsletter for future orientations as we schedule them.
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.
TEST TO STAY PROGRAM
The Snohomish School District, the Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognize the importance of students remaining in school after potential exposure to COVID-19 at school but are not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus. The Snohomish School District is participating in the DOH Test to Stay Program.
The state’s Test to Stay Program was introduced to keep exposed students in school after showing a negative test result to the COVID-19 virus. Students who are exposed at school would be tested with parental/guardian consent using rapid antigen tests administered by trained school personnel. A negative test result would allow students to stay in school.
In order to administer the rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the testing process, parents/guardians of students must enroll in the online registration tool at this link www.sno.wednet.edu/covidtestingregistration prior to testing. Students ages 18 and older can complete the registration process on their own. This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or students (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.
Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate for 10 days. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District.
Participation Guidelines - DOH Test to Stay Program:
- Parent/guardian consent and registration of student is required.
- Students may attend school but may not participate in extra or co-curricular activities. Students must remain in modified quarantine outside of school for 7 days.
- Test #1 will be performed at school following recognition of exposure, and a second test will be collected 5-7 days after last exposure.
- If a student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, they must isolate themselves at home and follow DOH isolation guidance.
- Fully vaccinated students who meet the definition of close contact and remain asymptomatic are not required to quarantine or participate in the DOH Test to Stay Program. However, they are welcome to participate and are encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after their exposure date.
- Students exposed to COVID-19 outside of school or as household contacts are not eligible to participate in this program, per the DOH.
- Students not meeting guidelines will return to out-of-school quarantine process.
- Students meeting the above guidelines may stay in school if they show negative results and show no symptoms of the virus.
The Snohomish School District is committed to keeping our schools safe and students healthy. Please join us by registering your child today. Please direct questions to your school principal or David Greene, COVID-19 Administrator, at 360-563-7245.
DISTRICT-APPROVED COMMUNITY FLIERS
- 2021 Christmas House Information Sheet
- Camp Mariposa Daycamp
- Code Like A Girl
- Crossview Tutoring
- Foreign Language for Youth - Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese
- Girls Lacrosse Registration Snolax
- Glacier Peak Boys Basketball Holly-Day Winter Youth Camp
- Holiday Taekwondo for Kids
- PAWS Virtual Youth Programs
- Santa Slam 2021
- Snohomish Boys Lacrosse Spring Registration
- Snohomish Holiday Gift Drive
- Strategic Kids Chess
- Strategic Kids LEGO Adventures
Do you have a bachelor's degree? Be a substitute teacher!
The Snohomish School District is hiring emergency substitute teachers. Did you know you can become an emergency substitute if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher? This position pays $185 to $260 per day (depends on duration of assignment) and the applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must pass STEDI subskills test. Contact Holli Fedewa in Human Resource Services/Guest Teaching for more information at 360-563-7247.
- Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
- Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break (no school)
- Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
- Monday, January 31, 2022 - Non-Student Day (no school)
- Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
- Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Friday, April 1, 2022 - Half-day early release
- Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
- Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
- Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, email@example.com.