Stanwood Middle School
Family Update - December 12th, 2020
We are really focusing on making sure students are caught up and relaxed going into the upcoming break, so we would like students to attend teacher office hours as much as possible this week if they have missing assignments or questions about missing work. Here is the list of office hours so you can remind your students to attend:
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:
HEARN (Stuart) BHEARN@stanwood.wednet.edu
TEN HOOPEN (Ruhaak) email@example.com
Below is some very important information about our Stanwood Middle School Yearbook. Mr. Wall and the Yearbook Staff are working hard to make sure all students are in the Yearbook and need everyone's help to make this happen. Please make sure your student has this information, we've given it to them in a variety of ways, but want to make sure you are in the information loop as well. Thank you for your help!
Make sure your student gets in the SMS yearbook!
We are changing the way we do our yearbook pictures this year. Students are able to take a selfie and use it for their picture. We still hope to have school pictures later in the year, which can be used for their Yearbook picture, but this is a fun way for us embrace Distance Learning.
Please see more information below:
• Go to https://high5.id/p/qpq4m to take your picture. Make sure you have your student's ID number handy.
• You or your student will take their selfie portrait on your phone or computer webcam and upload.
• Photos are sent directly to our system and are used to create yearbook portraits and school IDs. This entire three-step process only takes a few seconds. If your photo is rejected for quality issues, you may be asked to retake and submit.
The deadline to receive all student portraits is Friday, December 18th.
Don’t forget to order this year’s historic yearbook before we run out! Your student will not want to miss out on all of the stories that are making this year so unique.
Buy today [online through the Stanwood Middle School website] for only $25.
Google Meets & Emails
It is important that students not go to any meets that aren't organized by a teacher, nor should they send messages to people unless it is for a class.
We recognize that students want to connect with each other, which is why we have clubs and teacher office hours.
All of the club information is shared daily with students on the morning announcements and can be seen below in this Family Message.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
A message from our Counselor Mrs. Fox!
Healthy Coping Strategies
Hello Everyone! In our Wednesday Class Meetings this week, we talked about healthy coping strategies — things we can do when we’re having a hard time, or things to do each day simply to stay feeling positive and healthy.
Specifically, I asked students to choose three from the list below that work well for them. I asked students to write these three down and post somewhere they will see each day as a reminder to practice. It is easy to forget to practice these when we’re feeling down or stressed — and that is, of course, when we need them the most. All students have access to this PDF worksheet in their Class Of Google Classroom.
I encourage you to talk with your child about their preferred coping strategies, and to remind them to practice these when they’re having a hard time.
Please let me know if your student or family needs some extra support with school or life.
We are here to help!
Stanwood Middle School
This week our Leadership Class is organizing a spirit week for all students. See the slide below, created by ASB President Hayden Pappas, explaining all the details. We encourage students to dress up, turn on their cameras during meets to show off their spirit and email Mr. Wall and Ms. Christmas their outfits for possible inclusion in the yearbook and morning announcements.
OPEN MEET: ELF HELP MONDAY - THURSDAY 9-10 A.M.
This week the office is having an open hour Monday-Thursday to help students get on track, advice for routines and best practices, and help for specific academics as we can. Students can log on to the meet using the code: ELF HELP
THE SPARTAN GOAL
We are encouraging all students to work toward having no missing work headed into the break--please encourage your student to work three hours a day outside of their google meets, attend teacher office hours as needed, and reach out for help via email. Please let our office know what help your student needs.
Deadline extended for Parent AD until December 18th!
Signs of Suicide Information
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 from summer and the first day of school through the Yearbook Snap App or their computer. The flyer down below explains how to do this!
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
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
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (email@example.com), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200