Grizzly Gazette

November 21st, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon. Hope you got through the wind, rain and flooding safely. That was a wild couple of days! Along with today's Grizzly Gazette, I will be sending a " Grizzly Gazette Thanksgiving Edition" on Wednesday, November 24th in honor of the holiday. Be looking for this special edition. Take care.

Jeff

Important Dates

November 23rd- Fundraiser Item Pick-up, 3:00-6:00pm.

November 24th- No late start. This an early release day. Student dismissal is 12:00pm.

November 25th and 26th- No school as we observe Thanksgiving.

Dr. Rumbaugh's Friday Family Message, 11-19-21

Hello Families,

Thank you for your patience earlier this week when we closed schools due to downed power lines and closed roads. We know that bus disruptions and school closures can cause stress for students and families. We communicate about these types of events in a variety of ways. You can look for information on school delays and closures on our website at stanwood,wednet.edu and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


We Want You to Get Our Calls!

To ensure that you receive our calls about important school information, please help us by keeping your emergency contact information current in Skyward Family Access.


Skyward Family Access Login Instructions - English

Skyward Family Access Login Instructions - Spanish


Your contact information, including your phone numbers and email addresses, are synched with the School Messenger notification system we use to send out emails and phone calls in emergency situations.


Another great way to receive notifications is to sign up for FlashAlert. This is the system that media uses to create the “crawl” on TV stations for school districts in the region. Visit https://www.flashalert.net/id/StanwoodSD to receive notifications of closures or late starts. The FlashAlert app is available free for iPhone or Android mobile devices.


Open house at Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus Saturday, Dec. 11

With the pandemic, many in our community have not had the opportunity to see inside the new Stanwood High School and the Church Creek Campus, home to Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy and Saratoga School. We are so incredibly grateful to our community for its support of the 2017 bond that funded the construction of both campuses.

Both sites will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 11:

  • Stanwood HS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Church Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following a brief opening ceremony, both buildings will be open for self-guided tours.


Superintendent’s Listening Session

I will be holding a second Superintendent Listening Session on Tuesday, November 30, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please join me to share your thoughts on what is going well and what are opportunities for improvement - the link is here.




Therapeutic Health Services Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) is planning their next round of Parent Coaching Groups

This free 4-week workshop is open to caregivers of youth with mental health and substance use concerns. Families can expect to learn about the developing brain and why we need a different set of strategies when our teens are experiencing mental health challenges. They will also talk about skills to help develop healthy household rules, reduce conflict, build relationships, and maintain safety in the home.


Parents who are interested in this opportunity should fill out this form so that classes will be scheduled at convenient times for families.


Reminder, please join us in creating a District strategic plan!

The strategic plan acts as a roadmap for our school system. Its primary aim is to create a shared vision, common goals, and unified direction for our district’s educational efforts. Families are asked to please complete a brief survey about you and your child’s experience in the Stanwood-Camano School District. The survey link is HERE. Please watch a brief video from me describing the strategic planning process.

Community members are invited to serve as members of the five planning teams. The teams will include students, parents, community representatives, teachers, administrators, and staff. If you are interested in joining one of the strategic planning teams, please complete a registration form here.

Have a great weekend,

Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Coding Opportunity!!

Hour of Code


Cedarhome Students! Log in and practice the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. It’s easy, fun and a way to learn in a game-like environment. This will be all online. Join with the meet code at the designated time.

Students:

CES 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students

When:

December 7th from 6:00pm -7:00pm

Where:

Connect online with Google Meet Code: CESCODE

Teacher

Mrs. Barrie, Tech Specialist at Cedarhome Elementary School.

Questions?? Contact Renee Barrie at rbarrie@stanwood.wednet.edu

Learning Opportunity for Parents and Caregivers

Therapeutic Health Services Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) is planning their next round of Parent Coaching Groups.

This free 4-week workshop is open to caregivers of youth with mental health and substance use concerns. Families can expect to learn about the developing brain and why we need a different set of strategies when our teens are experiencing mental health challenges. We will also talk about skills to help develop healthy household rules, reduce conflict, build relationships, and maintain safety in the home.

Parents who are interested in this opportunity should fill out this form so that classes will be scheduled at convenient times for families.

Stanwood High School Open House

Open house at Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus
Saturday, Dec. 11

With the pandemic, many in our community have not had the opportunity to see inside the new Stanwood High School and the Church Creek Campus, home to Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy and Saratoga School. We are so incredibly grateful to our community for its support of the 2017 bond that funded the construction of both campuses.

Both sites will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 11:

  • Stanwood HS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Church Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following a brief opening ceremony at each campus, both buildings will be open for self-guided tours. Please join us and tour these new buildings.

SCSD

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.