Stanwood Middle School

Family Update - February 6th, 2021

Good morning Stanwood Middle School Families!

As you know by now the District is targeting February 22nd as a return date for our middle school students. Earlier this week the District sent out a survey to families regarding returning in a Hybrid Model.

Click here to fill out the survey if you haven't already completed it. Thank you in advance!

You should have also received the Secondary Return Family Communication with many links embedded. If you did not please click on it below and you will the information.

If you have any requests or questions about scheduling, especially if you would like to match your SMS student with an Elementary sibling's schedule, please contact our counselor at

We want to begin to prepare our students for a safe return. We will be sending much more information regarding our safe return to school. For now, please see some reminders below as we begin to prepare ourselves for February 22nd. You will also see many safety protocols listed in the Secondary Return Family Communication.

Spartans Stay Safe

As we get closer to the return of students to Stanwood Middle School, 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. Spartans have been doing hard things all year; together we can do this together too!

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We will be sending much more information as we move closer to a return.

Have a great weekend!

Tod Klundt


Stanwood Middle School

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More information

Class Meeting Wednesday, February 10th

This week students will have a class meeting:

6th Grade starts at 11:15; meet code SMS2027

7th Grade starts at 12:15; meet code SMS2026

8th Grade starts at 1:15; meet code SMS2025

We look forward to this weekly check-in with all students to make sure everyone is up to speed with all the latest happenings at school.

Below is information regarding our school pictures. Pictures will be at Stanwood Middle School on Wednesday, February 17th. We will send information as the date gets closer regarding our safety protocols. In the meantime please get signed up. We will have a picture retake date for anyone that cannot make pictures on the 17th, so please don't worry if this date and times don't work for you.


A message from our Counselor Ms. Fox!

"How Big is My Problem" Tool

Hello Everyone! This week, we had short Class Meetings because students had Advisory class as well, in which they had a Character Strong Lesson.

I did a brief check-in with students about things they look forward to post-pandemic. It was fun to hear what students are excited to do again once this time is behind us!

Then I shared another tool for students to use called “How Big is My Problem?” (image below). I encouraged students to use this scale at school and at home as another way to communicate and problem-solve when they are having a hard time.

Hybrid schedules are beginning, Vaccinations are happening, Spring is on the way — We will continue to get through this time together! Please let me know if your student could use some extra support:

Kara Fox
Stanwood Middle School

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School Pictures

A reminder that school pictures at Stanwood Middle School will be on Wednesday, February 17th.

There is a flyer below or you can use the link to sign up.

Here is the link to reserve a time:

We will have lots more information regarding our protocols for entering the building as the date gets closer. Thank you for your patience as we've navigated this process.

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Employee Recognition Program

Would you like to nominate a Stanwood-Camano School District employee for their outstanding service?

Please visit the district 's Staff Recognition Program page for details.

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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

Mrs. 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. Hearn (Stuart), hearnhelp, 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:











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Yearbook Snap App

Even though we are at a distance, our yearbook can bring us together! Mr. Wall and the yearbook staff are asking people to submit photos at any time through the Yearbook Snap App or their computer. The flyer down below explains how to do this! Any photos can be sent in to our Yearbook staff!

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Signs of Suicide Information

Please see information/links below related to our District Signs of Suicide Curriculum.


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Message from Food Service

Here is a link from our Food Service Department.

Please click on this link food service page.

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Below Is All The Important Information From Previous Family Messages!


1. Video regarding Family Access/Skyward

2. A link to a toolkit for Family Access/Skyward

3. A message from our Counselor Mrs. Fox

4. Our Open House slide show

5. Information regarding accessing student email

6. Information regarding accessing Google Classroom

7. The Weekly Schedule for students

Please see the video below regarding Family Access/Skyward

Skyward/Family Access

Click the box below for a toolkit to help with Family Access/Skyward

In case you missed it last time, here is our Open House Staff Slideshow - 2020/2021

Typically a big part of our Open House is our introduction of staff in the gym and then students are able to tour the building and see those staff members in the classrooms. Because we are not able to be in person this year Mr. Wall, our wonderful multimedia, yearbook and keyboarding teacher, has put together a slideshow to allow families to see faces, to see what peoples roles are in the building, and to see contact information for everyone!

Please click the link to see our slideshow:

SMS STAFF 2020/21

Accessing Student Email

Please review the steps below on how to access student email. It is important that students are able to join their classrooms to access learning materials and get the Google Meet "nicknames" to join classes. That information will be sent to student emails.
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Google Classroom Access

Students will need to access Google Classroom to get assignments, take quizzes and tests, and see other information teachers post.

Here are directions to access Google Classroom.

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Weekly Schedule for Students

Please see the schedule below for what the schedule will look like for a middle school student once we start school.

Students will attend periods 1, 3, & 5 on Mondays and Thursdays as well as periods 2, 4, & 6 on Tuesdays and Fridays (schedule with times shown below).

During these class times, teachers may be instructing students and/or be showing a pre-recorded video along with classroom discussions & activities.

On Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to check in with their teachers during student hours set up by individual teachers.

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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 (, or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall ( 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 (, o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (, Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200