Stanwood Middle School
Family Update - March 20th, 2021
Good morning Stanwood Middle School Families!
We have a few things coming up we want everyone to be aware of over the next few weeks.
We will have picture makeup day on Wednesday, March 24th.
Please use the link below to sign up:
This link can be used for makeup pictures or anyone that missed pictures the first time, all are welcome!
3rd Quarter ends on Tuesday, April 13th. This means Spring Conferences are coming up! At Stanwood Middle School they will be held the evening of Wednesday, March 31st 2:40 p.m. to 6:10 p.m., and the afternoon of April 1st between 11:10 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. this year.
We have limited times this year for conferences, which is a change from the past. Our teachers have been working hard to determine which students they feel are in need of conferences and will be reaching out to families this week. We ask that you hold off requesting a conference until teachers have reached out and scheduled conferences. I will send an update in our Family Message next week.
You may see that your student has I/Incomplete listed as a grade in Skyward. This indicates that your student currently has earned between a 50% to a 59.9%. At the beginning of the year our District determined the grading scale for our secondary schools and this was included. We wanted to make sure you understand this as we near the end of 3rd Quarter.
Please see the picture below for lots of dates and information over the next few weeks!
Please remember to call our office at 360-629-1350 if your child is absent (and expected) for in person academic support on M/T or Th/F. We appreciate you letting us know why your child wasn't with us in the morning.
Weekly Class Meetings
Our weekly check-ins with students during the class meetings is some of our favorite time during the course of the week. We will meet again this Wednesday:
6th graders @ 11:15 Meet Code: SMS2027
7th graders @ 12:15 Meet Code: SMS2026
8th graders @ 1:15 Meet Code: SMS2025
Return to Sports
We have had a great week with Spartans doing sports conditioning. If your athlete is participating, please call the office to let us know if you are going to be absent.
As usual, please reach out if you need anything at all!
Have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
A message from our Counselor Ms. Fox!
Hello Everyone! This week in our Wednesday Class Meetings, I presented a Character Strong lesson called “Gratitude (Revisited).”
We have talked a lot about gratitude this year as a powerful way to find balance and goodness during challenging times. Focusing on a few things that we are grateful for each day is a way to help our brains intentionally refocus on something positive. This is a great coping strategy to help our brain and body relax and more easily focus on things that are going well in life. In fact, the more we practice focusing on something we are grateful for, such as clean water to drink, the easier it becomes to focus on positive things that are going well each day, even in hard times.
I am grateful that I get to work with students and families about healthy strategies and goals in school and life. Please email me at KFox@stanwood.wednet.edu if you have any questions or if you would like me to check in with your student.
Thank you for all your hard work during these challenging times ~
Stanwood Middle School
Teacher Office Hours and Email Addresses
Wednesday office hours (unless listed as a separate day/time!)
Teacher, office hour code, time
Mrs. Austin, austinofficehours, 9 to 10am
Mrs. Berg, berghelp, 9 to 10am
Mrs. Beuthien, gbss, 9:30 to 10:30am
Mr. Bliss, weeklybliss, 9:30 to 10:30am
Mrs. Bridenbaugh, bridenbaugh, 9 to 10am
Mrs. Brown, brownofficehour, 9 to 10am
Mrs. Diel, diel7help or diel8help, 8th is 9 to 9:30am and 7th is 9:30 to 10am
Mrs. Donovan, donovanhelp, 9:30 to 10:30am
Mr. Gelatt, gelattpe, 8:30 to 9:30am
Mr. Getzinger, getzingersms, 9:30 to 10:30am
Ms. Holum, cholum, 1:30 to 2:30pm
Ms. Kinker, kinker, 9 to 10am
Mr. Lukasik, lukasikscience, 9 to 10am
Mr. May, scoobydoo, 9:30 to 10:30am
Ms. Riker, riker, 9:30 to 10:30am
Mrs. Rockwood, rockwoodmusic, 8:30 to 9:30am
Ms. Walker (Rose), rosescience, 9 to 10am
Mrs. ten Hoopen (Ruhaak), gonavy, 9 to 10am
Mr. Schonberg, schonbergela, 9 to 10am
Mrs. Shoemaker, shoehelp, 9:30 to 10:30am
Mrs. Shoemaker, shoehelp, Pre-Algebra Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30am
Mrs. Shoemaker, shoehelp, Algebra Friday 9:30 to 10:30am
Mrs. Stuart stuarthelp, 8:30 to 9:30am
Mrs. Stunz, stunzpe or stunzela, PE 8:30 to 9:30am and ELA 9 to 10am
Mrs. Thomas, thomashelp, 9:30 to 10:30am
Mrs. Thomas, thomashelp, Algebra Friday 9:30 to 10:30am
Mr. Wall, wallgocougs, 8:30 to 9:30am
Also, here is our staff list with email addresses for quick reference in case you need to contact teachers:
WALKER (ROSE ) firstname.lastname@example.org
TEN HOOPEN (Ruhaak) email@example.com
Important information for return to school:
1. Please make sure your student, especially 6th graders and other students new to our building, know their first period teachers name. We will have many adults at the entrance to the building, in the hallways and outside classrooms to help direct students. We also have signs posted all over the building. First period teachers will help students with directions to their second period class and we will once again have many adults in the hallways to help guide students safely and comfortably to their second period.
2. Bus routing. All busses will go the high school first to be screened before coming to Stanwood Middle School. For the process at the high school students receive a stamp on their wrist to verify they have been screened, please make sure your student is aware. Students being dropped off and students walking will be screened at the front of the building.
At the end of the day busses will pick up students at the front of the building and parents can pick up students in our east parking lot.
If you need information on bus routes please see the Family Message sent out by the District last night.
3. Our Hybrid Schedule is for academic support:
a. Students with the last name A-K will be in school Monday and Tuesday.
b. Students with the last name L-Z will be in school Thursday and Friday.
c. Our first week back, students will go to periods 1 and 2 both days.
d. The second week, students will go to periods 3 and 4 both days.
e. The third week, students will go to periods 5 and 6 both days.
f. The first class of the day starts at 7:40, the second class starts at 8:35. Students leave campus at 9:25.
4. As we plan for Spartans to return to Stanwood Middle School, our top priority is everyone's safety.
You and your Spartan will see videos and posters (examples below) to reflect student expectations to keep everyone safe and healthy at school.
We are continuing to get the school ready for students following all health department guidelines. As we work to follow all of the protocols required for our return, it is important that you make sure your Spartan knows the following:
a. Daily Attestation questions + temperature check to be in building.
b. Students will go straight to their first class in the morning.
c. Masks covering nose and mouth at all times.
d. Social distancing in classrooms and hallways at all times.
e. Bathroom breaks during class time only.
f. No food allowed. Water bottles are allowed, students just need to ask to step into the hallway to take a drink.
g. Bring charged chromebook and headphones daily.
5. Here is the link to a video that will help remind everyone of our protocols:
We understand there is a lot of information! Please do not hesitate to call the school if you need anything. We will have lots of adults available to answer student questions, keep everyone safe and make sure students are comfortable.
Signs of Suicide Information
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (email@example.com), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200