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WEEK OF January 17th, 2022


2202 123rd Ave NE

Lake Stevens 98258

425-335-1530

Office Hours: 7:30 - 3:30

Bulldog Bark for January 14, 2022

🤼 ⛹️‍♀️ * * Season 3 Winter Sports * * 🤼 ⛹️‍♀️

Dear North Lake Families,


Season 3 Winter Sports Registration is open in FamilyID for 7th-grade girls basketball and 6th & 7th-grade co-ed wrestling and will close on January 28th. For your convenience, click on the link https://www.familyid.com/organizations/north-lake-middle-school to register. Note: if you registered your student previously in FamilyID, please use the same account to register for a new sport so you don't have to fill out the entire registration again. All students must have a sports physical on file prior to trying out. If your student makes the girls basketball team, they must also have ASB. Wrestling is a non-cut sport and all students participating must have ASB as well as a physical. If your student participated in any of the previous sports, they will have a physical on file.


Girls Basketball Information from Coach Griffen:


Sign Up Sheets are outside the girls' locker room in the main gym. Practices will be held in the main gym on school days only, Monday through Thursday from 3:00-5:00. The first official practice will be on January 31st A parent meeting will be held on January 31st at 4:45 in the main gym.


Wrestling information from Coach Pakinas:


Sign Up Sheets are in the cafeteria. Practices will be held in the auxiliary gym on school days only, Monday through Thursday from 2:50-4:15. Our first official day of practice is January 25th. A parent meeting will be held on January 31st in the auxiliary gym.

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CONFERENCE WEEK IS FEBRUARY 14TH - 17TH

Dear North Lake Parents,


Parent/Teacher conferences are quickly approaching. The sign-up process is all online. As we get closer to conference week, we will share more information about how to sign-up for conferences. Conference week will be a 2.5 hour early release with school ending at 12:20.

📚 NL Library Highlights & Happenings 📚

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* * Replacement levies on Feb. 8 ballot to fund educational programs and technology * *

Lake Stevens School District will have two replacement levies on the Feb. 8, 2022 ballot—a replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy and a replacement Technology Levy.


The current levies, which voters approved in 2018, expire this year. The replacement levies will provide funding for schools through 2026. These are not new taxes.


“We are asking our community to replace our local levies so we can continue to provide quality programs led by staff members who support the learning needs of all of our students,” said Dr. Ken Collins, Superintendent of Lake Stevens School District. “Our Board of Directors was very intentional in selecting a levy amount that allows us to continue to provide the programs and services that our community has come to expect, while also considering the impact of our taxpayers,” said Collins. “We work very hard to be fiscally prudent and we appreciate our community’s longstanding history of supporting its schools.”

Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy
The replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy helps fund the following:

  • Nurses

  • Student mental health support professionals

  • Family Engagement Specialists

  • School safety and security

  • Early learning programs

  • Special education programs

  • Student transportation

  • Professional learning

  • Substitute personnel

  • Supplies and materials

  • Extracurricular activities and athletics


The replacement Technology Levy helps fund the following:

  • Classroom technology to maintain 1:1 devices for students

  • Replacement of classroom technology and aging devices

  • Professional learning

  • Technical support

  • Infrastructure upgrades, including network, bandwidth, and phones

  • Innovative technology


Learn more at www.lkstevens.wednet.edu/levy and watch this informational video.

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In accordance with RCW 49.60, the Lake Stevens School District does not discriminate in employment and schools. The Lake Stevens School District provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, use of a trained dog to guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and designated youth groups. The district complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to include, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, RCW 49.60 “The Law Against Discrimination,” and RCW 28A.640 “Sex Equity,” and covers, but is not limited to, all district programs, courses, activities, including extracurricular activities, services, access to facilities, etc. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures should be directed to Lake Stevens School District, 12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, Attention: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, John Balmer, (425) 335-1500, John_Balmer@lkstevens.wednet.edu or ADA Compliance Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Miriam Tencate, (425) 335-1500, Miriam_Tencate@lkstevens.wednet.edu.