Stanwood Middle School

Family Message - October 2nd, 2021

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Last push for our PTO fundraiser!!

Good morning Stanwood Middle School Families!


Welcome to October everyone. We have just a few 2 days left for our cookie dough fundraiser. Our goal is 2,000 boxes!


All sales should be turned in Monday! The information you need is below!


We have lots of new information included below as well, so please scroll make sure you read all the way through!


Also, in an attempt to support efforts to continue offering middle school and high school athletics and the opportunity for spectators to attend athletic events, the Stanwood-Camano School District is requiring that all spectators, coaches, support personnel, and athletes on the sidelines, wear masks while on school grounds. We appreciate your cooperation.


We will be having conferences at the end of this month. We will more information regarding days and times very soon!


Please contact us if you have any questions, 360.629.1350.


Have a great weekend!


Tod Klundt

Principal

Stanwood Middle School

tklundt@stanwood.wednet.edu

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MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Our PTO is having a MOD fundraiser on October 11th. Order inside the restaurant anytime that day, mention SMS PTO, and a portion of the sales will be donated to our PTO.

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More information

Skyward and Grades


All students have grades in Skyward. Advisory teachers are working with all students to develop strategies to help students make up work, turn work in on time, and reach out for help when needed. Please encourage your Spartan to make up work and communicate with teachers when they need help in school. All teacher emails are listed below for you!


Picture Retakes - October 22


If you missed picture day, October 22 is our retake day.


YMCA BUS


Our bus to the YMCA has started. Students must bring a parent note (or have parents call the office) to get a pass for the bus. This will be a permanent pass and only one note or phone call is needed.


WATER BOTTLES


Our wonderful PTO helped by paying to have water bottle filling stations placed around the school a few years ago. Please have your student bring their refillable water bottles to school and use them often.

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Stanwood-Camano School District


Family Communication

October 1, 2021

Hello Families,


It is hard to believe October is already here! This has been a challenging and rewarding start to the school year. We are hopeful that our schools may return to a more “normal” routine as we see COVID case rates slowly starting to decline in Snohomish County. Districts in our region meet weekly with the Department of Health to review current case rates, listen to medical experts and plan our next steps.


A recent outcome of these meetings was our ability to lower our standard quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days. This means, if your student(s) tests positive for COVID, or is a close contact to someone that tested positive for COVID, the quarantine period is now 10 days. Please connect with your school nurse if you have any questions about close contacts, tertiary contacts or have questions about your student(s) circumstances. Please see this infographic from the Department of Health that describes how we determine close contacts in schools.


Listening Sessions with the Superintendent

During Tuesday night’s virtual listening session, families had the opportunity to share celebrations and needs that they and their students are experiencing. 20 families joined in this one hour session; some of the topics that were discussed included:

  • Ensuring schools provide adequate time for meals and snack

  • Appreciation for school newsletters and Friday Family Messages

  • Clarifying the amount of quarantine days and procedures

  • Addressing class size and enrollment at Cedarhome Elementary School


Our team will use these topics as opportunities to improve our practices and procedures. We sincerely appreciate the time our families took in giving us feedback. Our next listening session will be on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Please check the District Calendar for details.


Change in Days Required for Quarantine (additional detail)

At the guidance of both Snohomish and Island County health districts, we will be shortening our close contact quarantine period to 10 days. Beginning Monday, September 27, any student or staff member who is determined to be a close contact to someone who is COVID positive will need to be quarantined for 10 calendar days. As before, a quarantine restriction does not affect other family members who are not determined to be close contacts. Students and staff who are quarantined are expected to remain home, avoiding contact with anyone outside their household, during this 10-day period (e.g., extracurricular activities, etc.)


This decision was made, along with several other districts in our area, in order to return our staff and students back to school as quickly as possible without sacrificing safety. This move is being made with the guidance of our local health departments; it may be rescinded by local health departments, if circumstances dictate a change back to a more conservative timeline.


Finally, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate another unusual school year. We strive daily to ensure your children receive the best possible education. We know that safety protocols can be stressful for students and families, but we are committed to keeping COVID cases low, students and staff in school and learning a priority!


Thank you for your partnership in this important work.


Sports Information

Mask Guidance and Sports


In an attempt to support efforts to continue offering middle school and high school athletics and the opportunity for spectators to attend athletic events, the Stanwood-Camano School District is requiring that all spectators, coaches, support personnel, and athletes on the sidelines, wear masks while on school grounds. We appreciate your cooperation.


Sports transportation


Thank you to all of the parents who are able to drive their Spartan athlete to away competitions. If there is a change in your plans to drive your Spartan, please let our office know as soon as possible. Thank you so much!


Sports this week:


Monday, October 4

Softball at SHS, 4 p.m.

XC at Snohomish Invite


Tuesday, October 5

Varsity Soccer at North Whidbey, 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, October 6

Softball at Marysville, 4 p.m.


Thursday, October 7

Soccer at HOME 3:30/4:45 p.m.

Football at Centennial, 4:00 p.m.

Healthy Youth Survey

Please see the attached information regarding the Healthy Youth Survey October 14.
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Teacher contact information

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Stanwood Middle School PTO

Our PTO is an amazing group of people working together to support our students. From fundraisers to activities, their work helps our Spartans engage, connect, and thrive at Stanwood Middle School. Please like their Facebook page for all the up-to-date information about our school--and get ready for a great fundraiser coming this September!

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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