Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - August 16, 2021

Message from the Principal - Mrs. Nielsen

Dear Little Cedars Families,


I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2021-2022 school year! For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to a wonderful place at Little Cedars. I am excited to join this incredible team. With over 25 years in education, I am beginning a new chapter in my career with the Snohomish School District and Little Cedars. I look forward to building strong relationships with staff, students, families, and community members. My goal as Principal of Little Cedars is to guide and support our staff and students to reach their highest potential, in a safe and nurturing environment. I believe in the academic and social needs of all students. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe so that they may grow their brain each and every day. I have two beautiful children- Savanna (19) and Luke (17). People often say that I treat each child in my school as my own. I believe that a school should function as a family and build a climate of trust and mutual respect.


Our teachers and staff at Little Cedars are caring, innovative, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. I look forward to creating a wonderful partnership in ensuring a productive and fun educational experience for your child(ren). I believe that building strong relationships between home and school is a key factor in increasing student achievement. As principal, my door is always open, and I welcome your input. I strongly believe that parental involvement is an essential component to student success, as research continues to show strong correlation between increased involvement and high student success.


I hope that you enjoy the remainder of your summer but are excited to come back to school! We look forward to seeing you for the Meet the Teacher on September 2nd!


Sincerely,

Anne Nielsen

Principal, Little Cedars Elementary


Getting to know you ...

5 facts about Mrs. Nielsen

1. She is the youngest of 7 children

2. She has 2 children (Savanna and Luke) and 3 dogs (Bear, Lucy, and Pua)

3. She loves to watch and play sports- especially basketball

4. She went to Arizona State University

5. She loves taking care of her yard and being outdoors!

Mrs. Nielsen wants to get to know the students at Little Cedars. Please send her an email with facts about you: anne.nielsen@sno.wednet.edu

Placement Information

We will be sending emails on September 1, 2021 stating what teacher your child has been placed with. Please note that teacher assignment may be subject to change up to the first day of school.

It will also be able to view on Skyward/Family Access on the evening of September 2.

Please note that our enrollment is still fluctuating and there is always a possibility of adding students or even staff to balance classrooms. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Camp Kindergarten - Save the Date

Wednesday, September 1

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Come join the Little Cedars’ Kindergarten teachers for a special get-together! We are excited to play, create, explore, and make new Kindergarten friends. More information to come. Kindergarten class rosters will be determined following camp and then communicated via email on September 2. You will also receive a link to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher. This is our opportunity to meet each other and learn about the upcoming school year. Family conferences will take place September 8-10.Our first day of Kindergarten is September 13.

Meet the Teacher - Thursday, September 2

Meet Your Teacher event will be held Thursday, September 2. Families will be divided into two sessions to minimize the crowded parking situation.


  • Beginning at 1:15 p.m. for the first session.
  • 1:15-2 p.m. - Students with last names starting with A-M
  • ** Break for parking lot to clear**
  • 2:15-3 p.m. - Students with last names starting with N-Z


Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies to their Meet the Teacher session, so that they can be delivered to class prior to the first day of school.

Mask/face coverings

It is clear in the updated guidance and from directives from Governor Inslee that masks/face coverings are required inside of all K-12 schools and on all buses, regardless of vaccination status. This is a state requirement. Masks/face coverings are not required when outdoors. Mask/face covering exceptions may be made for students with certain medical conditions or receiving special education services in some cases and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Bus Transportation

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your student’s eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate. Please use the eLink/Verstrans online tool.) 2021-2022 routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Verstrans after Monday, August 30. After that time, please call the Transportation Office at 360-563-3525 if you don’t see route/schedule information available for your student.


The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. After Monday, August 30, click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021


Please note that there will be no bus passes issued at all for this school year.

After school parent pick

If you plan to pick up your child from school every day we ask that you fill out an After School Pick up form and return it to the office.

Attendance Reminders

Please call the school office 360-563-2920 daily to inform staff of your child’s absence. Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. For our students’ safety and for their parents’ peace of mind, a Call Alert Program has been set up to notify parents if their child does not arrive at school. The program operates as follows:


If a student is going to be absent or tardy from school, the parent should call the school’s absentee message line (360-563-2920) before 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Messages may be left on this message line at any time night or day. If we have not heard from you, we will attempt to call you to verify your student’s safety. This takes a great deal of staff time because of our large enrollment, so please try to notify the office before school starts in the morning. Also, for safety reasons, no student may leave the school campus during the school day without being signed out in person by his/her guardian or a designated adult.


According to Snohomish School District policy, absences due to illness or a health condition; a religious observance when requested by the student’s parents; a school approved activity; a family emergency; a school disciplinary action or short-term suspension as required by state law, are excused. When a student returns to school after an absence, according to state law, they must bring a note from their parent(s) verifying the reason for the absence.


If an absence is excused, the student can make up all missed assignments outside of class under reasonable conditions and time limits established by his/her teacher(s), except that in participation-type classes, a student’s grade may be affected because of the student’s inability to make up activities conducted during a class period.


Classes start promptly at 8:10 a.m. Students arriving between 8:10 -10:10a.m. will be marked tardy. Students arriving after 10:10 a.m. will be marked as half-day absent. Any student arriving after 8:10 a.m.am should sign in at the office before proceeding to class.


ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Law requires all parents to have their children enrolled and attending school full time in the district in which they reside. Washington State Law requires us to schedule a conference with the parents of any child with two unexcused absences in a month. After the fifth unexcused absence, we are required to meet with you and establish an agreement for attendance. At the seventh unexcused absence in a month or the tenth unexcused absence in the school year, we are required to file a petition for a hearing in juvenile court.

Medicine at School

:Medication is defined as all drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter. The school is authorized to administer oral medication by RCW 28A.210.260 and 28A.210.270 to students during school hours or while students are in the custody of the school only when necessary to permit the student to attend school. The staff does NOT administer medication by injection at school. Neither can they administer over the counter medication without the approved paperwork from your child’s healthcare provider (doctor).


Oral medication will be administered only when the school office is in receipt of a current, written request from a Licensed Health Care Provider and parent/legal guardian. Medication request forms are available in the school office and must be completely filled out. Medication must arrive at school in the original pharmacy container and delivered by an adult.

For more information please contact our Nurse Rose Flaherty

Little Cedars Handbook

Our Little Cedars Handbook can be found on LCE's website.

Picture Days for 21/22

21/22 Registration is still open (Kindergarten to 6th grade)

We are still open for online registration for 2021/22 school year. If you already have a student in the Snohomish School District you will go to Family Access to fill out your student's online registration forms. If you are a new family you will go to the NSOE portal. If you need help please call the school office at 360-563-2912. If you are not sure which school your child will go to please go to the school locator.


Links for enrollment forms:


More information visit www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten

Little Cedars PTA News

We strive to benefit all students at Little Cedars Elementary in their education, health, safety and welfare as we connect with each other in our community.

Please see our website for more information.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.