EBE Home Connections

April 17, 2022

Weekly Message from Mr. Hanzeli

Hello Elger Bay Families,

Spring from this date forward always feels like there are so many things to do and so little time to do them all :-) I'd like to share with you a few items of interest in regard to Elger Bay.

  • Camp Elger Bay 2022 (5th Grade): The fifth grade staff is currently hard at work planning four days of camp like activities for the week of June 6 - June 9. Monday of that week they will be on a guided field trip to Cama Beach and during the other three days virtual camp type activities will be planned for right here at Elger Bay. We are very excited so please stay tuned for more details coming very soon. In the meanwhile, APPROVED VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED. Please begin the volunteer approval process as soon as you can so that you will be eligible to help out with some or all of the Camp Elger Bay 2022 experience!

  • VOLUNTEERS ("camp" and others): The following three hot links provide you what is needed to complete the volunteer application process.
  1. Volunteer Application
  2. Volunteer Handbook and Acknowledgement
  3. Virtual Harassment Intimidation Bullying Training

  • Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP), formerly known as Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is the Washington State assessment program of students given to students in grades three through five. As you will see on the calendar, EBE will begin giving this assessment on Monday, May 2. A schedule indicating which day your student's grade level will be testing will be coming soon.

  • Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) is a local assessment given to our students three times per year. This K-5 assessment will also begin at Elger Bay on Monday, May 2. Again, a schedule indicating which day your student will be taking this assessment will becoming soon from your child's teacher.

  • The PET Parade (see below) is still ongoing for our next virtual spirit assembly. If you have an entry, please submit it when you have the opportunity.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 29, 2022

EBE True Compass / Character Strong Virtual Recognition Assembly

Monday, May 2, 2022

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Assessment Begins (grades 3-5)

Note: A specific schedule for your child's testing days will be sent to you.

Monday, May 2, 2022

MAP: Measurement of Academic Progress assessment begins (grades K-5)

Note: A specific schedule for your child's testing days will be sent to you.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day, No School

Monday, June 20, 2022

Last Day of School, 11:00 Dismissal

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Friday Family Message, April 15, 2022 (Repeat)

Hello Families,

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone had the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.

When school opened last fall, I was optimistic that we would continue to have in-person instruction and committed to providing students with the necessary instruction to help close learning gaps due to COVID-19. My optimism and commitment remain steadfast. I look forward to a continued focus on the essential learning standards for students at their current grade level, while including any missed learning students need along the way. Referred to as accelerated learning, this is a departure from what was typically done, which was remediation. With renewed enthusiasm, I am hopeful that our continued efforts to create an academic environment that reduces learning loss will provide an opportunity for all students to achieve success.

Replacement Levy - remember to vote by April 26
Schools in Washington State receive funding primarily in three ways: state funds based on student enrollment, federal funds for special programs, and levies/bonds. The $10.3 million in revenues from our proposed Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy would fund technology updates, upgrades, and maintenance for our students and staff. The levy will also ensure we maintain our schools’ roofs, fire safety systems, playground equipment, and boilers.

Please click HERE to watch the video on our YouTube channel to learn more about how this levy impacts the education of our students at every level and maintains our facilities to serve them and our community. Please return your ballot by mail postage-free or use the convenient drop boxes near the Stanwood Library, at 9701 271st St NW for Snohomish County voters, and the Island County Administration Building at 121 N East Camano Drive on Camano Island for Island County voters. For complete information about the levy, visit www.stanwood.wednet.edu/levy.

The last day of school is now June 20, 2022
The school calendar has been updated to reflect that the last day of school is now June 20, 2022. This date includes the three make-up days due to inclement weather this past fall and winter. The last school day will be an early release at 9:40 a.m. for grades 6-12 and 11:00 a.m. for grades K-5.

School Board regular meeting on April 19
The School Board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the District office, 26920 Pioneer Highway in Stanwood with an option to view the livestream. The agenda and link to the livestream are posted HERE before the meeting. For summaries of past meetings, Board Briefing is available HERE.

Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

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Stanwood-Camano School District Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy

EBE Absence Excusal Procedure Options (REPEAT)

It is very important that you excuse your child’s absence(s) within 24 hours of returning to school.

Excusal Method OPTIONS

  • Call our office line (360) 629-1290 and leave a message or talk with a secretary. This line will take your calls and voice messages 24/7.
  • You will receive a Daily Attendance Email whenever your student is marked with an unexcused absence. Click on the absence form link in the email and fill out the details.
  • Send in a written note or email to the office that includes the students full name (first and last), dates of absence(s), and signature. If emailing, please send to both of the following addresses: kfay@stanwood.wednet.edu OR swark@stanwood.wednet.edu
  • Drop by the office in person and communicate the absence information to one of the secretaries.
  • Establish a Stanwood Camano School District Family Access account and go online to excuse each absence.


If you have a child to register for next year, you may stop in to the office. Please bring:

  • Registration Forms
  • Copy of their birth certificate (or other age verification document, as noted)
  • Immunization records.

For enrollment purposes, we accept birth certificates, adoption decrees, baptismal certificates, immunization records, previous school records, or entry in a family tree. Other documents not outlined here may also support age verification.

Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31, 2021.

Please call us at 360-629-1290 if you have any questions.

REGISTER ONLINE: New Student and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Elger Bay Elementary PTA Facebook Homepage LINK

This button is here if you need to quickly connect to the Elger Bay PTA Facebook Homepage.


Following are the contact information for the president, treasurer, and secretary of the Elger Bay Elementary PTA.

ebeptapresident@gmail.com (Suzanne Twining)

ebeptatreasurer@gmail.com (Elizabeth Butler)

ebesecretary@gmail.com (Roxanne Cardon)

SCSD 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.