Tiger Tales Kindergarten Edition

September 7, 2020

Upcoming Dates

September 9 - First Teacher Office Hour Google Meet

September 10 - First Day for Kindergarten Group B - 9:00-11:30

September 14 - First Day for Kindergarten Group A - 9:00-11:30

September 28 - School Pictures - 2:30-6:00

September 30 - NED Mindset Virtual Assembly - 10:00-10:45

October 1 - School Pictures - 2:30-6:00

Family Connections Meetings

Thank you for making for making the Family Connections Meetings a priority to start the year. This opportunity allows for the teacher to get to know your child and family before school begins.


Tuesday, September 8 is our last day for Family Connections Meetings. If you have not attend or need to reschedule, please contact our office at 360-629-1270 or tceinfo@stanwood.wednet.edu.

In Person Days

Our students in Group B (last names M-Z) will have their first in person kindergarten days on September 10 and September 11. Students in Group A (last names A-L) will have lessons and assignments in Seesaw beginning on September 10 and a Google Meet check in with their teacher on Friday, September 11 at 12:30. Use teacher Google Meet Code to join.


Our students in Group A (last names A-L) will have their first in person kindergarten days on September 14 and September 15. Students in Group B (last names M-Z) will have lessons and assignments in Seesaw beginning on September 14 and a Google Meet check in with their teacher on Tuesday, September 15 at 12:30. Use teacher Google Meet Code to join.


Please see the schedule below for more details.

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In Person Schedule Outline

Students should begin arriving at school at 8:45 on their in person days. All students will be screened prior to entering the building.


Students have been assigned to classrooms and staff in groups of 5 or less. These small cohorts will stay together all day in the same classroom while the teacher and paraeducator trade places throughout the day for instruction and supervision.


From 9:00-10:00 students will receive English/Language Arts instruction using our Journeys curriculum materials. After the teacher has presented the lesson, the paraeducator will provide supervision during independent work time.


All students will have a 10 minute outdoor break around 10:00 in their cohort group of 5. This will be a time for students to take a mask break while maintaining social distancing. Students may also eat a snack while outdoors so please send a snack daily with your child.


From 10:30-11:30 students will receive Math instruction using our Math Expressions curriculum materials. After the teacher has presented the lesson, the paraeducator will provide supervision during independent work time.


Students will be dismissed at 11:30 each day.

Screening

Students will be health screened each day prior to entering the building. Students must not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and a temperature less than 100.4 degrees in order to attend.

  • Bus Riders will be screened prior to getting off the bus.
  • Walkers will be screened at the front door.
  • Car Riders will be screened prior to getting out of the car. Please pull up to the front of the school and wait until a screener greets you. Family members will not be allowed to get out of their vehicle and walk students into the building.

Wednesday Office Hours

On Wednesdays, a one hour Google Meet is set up as office hours. Teachers will be available to answer student questions, provide support with assignments, or meet with parents to provide support. All students are able to access this opportunity by using their teacher Google Meet Code to join.

Specialists

Specialists will provide Google Meets for Library, Music & PE from 1:00-1:20. Use the teacher Google Meet Code to join.


Technology specialist will be prerecorded lessons that can be found in your child's Seesaw account. They may do these at 1:00 on their Tech specialist day or at any time during the week.

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Parent Technology Support

The Technolgy Help Line is available this week Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00 p.m. by calling 360-403-3966. You can also review the "How To" attachments for accessing Google Meet, Seesaw and Google Classroom.

Character Strong

We will be using the PurposeFull People curriculum from Character Strong this year as a district to support student's social/emotional needs. Our goal is to help our students develop character traits and habits that allow them to become more resilient and emotionally intelligent.


The month of September will be focused on KINDNESS. Through weekly lessons and activities we will help the students bring good things into their lives and our world through kind words, gifts and actions.

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Free Grab & Go Meals

Stanwood-Camano School District is excited to provide FREE weekly Grab & Go meal pick-up through December 31 for all children in our community 18 years and under. A Grab & Go meal consists of breakfast, lunch, and milk.


With the USDA waiver extension, we are able to provide meals for a full week, including Saturday and Sunday. Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged. To pre-order or find out the most current information, please go to the Food Services page and click on the meal pre-order form. Orders may be submitted between Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 3:00 p.m. for the next Friday pick up between 4:30-6:30 p.m. at any elementary school site.

PTA

Every student picked up their school supplies! Thank you to the TCE PTA for providing the financial support for student supplies. The PTA is kicking off their membership campaign this month. Please consider joining so that you can stay connected to Twin City and support our students. Click the button to sign up today!
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TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

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.