Grizzly Gazette

April 18th, 2021

Principal's Message

What a wonderful week of weather! Everyone had a smile on their face and a bounce in their step! The end of April is fast approaching. The big question I am receiving lately is, "What will school look like in the fall?" I wish I knew, but our district is talking about next year and so when I know more details and can share them with you, I most certainly will do so.

A survey may soon be coming to you seeking your thinking regarding your child for next year. Please be looking for that in the near future. Thank you.

SCSD Friday Family Message

Good Afternoon Families and Staff,

We are looking forward to bringing back our secondary students into our new hybrid model beginning next week. Safety precautions and protocols are in place. Schools will be communicating any updates to families. Secondary students should expect to see a new attendance form beginning next week. This form will be sent out by buildings.

Secondary students will need to pack their own lunches next week; however, beginning April 26, all students will have access to free grab and go lunches when they attend in person (it will also include breakfast for the following day). Additionally, students will be able to pick up a 5-day meal bag when they leave school on either Tuesday or Friday. Students will be able to sign up for the 5-day meal bag when completing their attendance form each week.

Please note, beginning April 15, all people age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As more trials are completed and with FDA authorization, this age range may be extended to younger students.

Please join us next week as we celebrate our school administrative professionals. National Administrative Professional Day is recognized on April 21 this year. Our office staff are integral to our school operations. We appreciate everything they do for our students, families, and staff.

CES Move-A-Thon

Get ready to Move! Our first ever Move-A-Thon Fundraiser will take place during the week of April 26th. It is a celebration of movement and fun, all while raising funds for our 2021-22 school year!

The purpose of our Move-A-Thon fundraiser is to help raise money for upcoming events, field trips, assemblies, school supplies and more. Each student is encouraged to seek donations from family and friends.

During the week of April 26th, classes will be assigned a time to take part in an obstacle course set up in the gym.

A prize will be given to every student who participates! On top of that, a pizza party will be awarded to the classroom of each grade level who brings in the most donations!!!

To make a flat donation please fill out the pledge form attached to the manilla envelope that was sent home, or use for online donations. The deadline to turn in donations will be April 30th, 2021.

Please register your child(ren) at prior to making an online payment.

Feel free to email the PTO at with any questions.

Counselor's Corner, Edition #11

Please check out Mrs. Bregar's Counsler's corner in this edition of the Grizzly Gazette! The link is below.

Counselors Corner

CES Code Class (Reminder)

Cedarhome Students! Come learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming with Mrs Barrie! It’s easy and fun and a way to learn in a game-like environment. This class is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students of Cedarhome Elementary. Click on the button below for all the information!

Highly Capable Program Nomination Process and Due Date

Nominations for the Highly Capable Program are now open. Please download the Nomination Packet or pick up a hard copy from any school site or the District Office. If you have questions, please call Teresa Haugstad at (360) 629-1237.

All nominations are due to the student's resident school site or the District Office located at 26920 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood WA, 98292 by April 28, 2021.

The Stanwood-Camano School District's Highly Capable Program serves students in grades K-12 who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared to others of their age, experiences, or environments.

Please consider making a nomination if you believe that your students is performing significantly above grade level in reading and/or math and possesses the following learning characteristics:

  • Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding;
  • Capacity to retain what has been learned and to transfer to new situations;
  • Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of complexity;
  • Capacity to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts;
  • Capacity for learning at an accelerated rate;
  • Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus.

The District Selection Committee will screen all nominations. If your child is eligible for assessment, the Highly Capable Program Coordinator will contact you to obtain your consent for assessment. All placements will be finalized in July 2021.

Important Upcoming Dates

April 21 - Secretary Appreciation Day

May 3-7 - Certificated Appreciation Week

May 6 - Nurse Appreciation Day

May 31 - No School, Memorial Day

June 15 - Last Day of School