Lyman Elementary

January 2022

A Note From Mr. McPhee

Dear Lyman Families,

I hope this letter finds your family in good spirits after the holiday season. We are anticipating an exciting finish to the 2021- 2022 school year. The staff at Lyman Elementary is pleased with the progress of your children, both academically and socially. We now begin the rigorous push towards the end of the school year and preparing our students for the next grade.

I want to thank everyone for their generous gifts of food, toys and clothes during our giving drive in December. I appreciate the work of our counselor, Ms. Williams, did in making the collection of items so successful and impactful on our families. We hope it was meaningful for our community.

I want to take this opportunity to thank our parent group for hosting the hot chocolate, popcorn and gift day on December 17th. We were able to do some caroling out on the playground too. We are very excited about the new playground equipment that will be installed in the spring and we deeply appreciate everything that the parent group does for our school.

The next Lyman Parent Group meeting will be on February 8 at 6 PM in the library. Please come out and support our school through your membership in the parent group.

Lyman Elementary will present our school highlights to the Sedro-Woolley School Board on January 24th. We are excited about the progress we are making with our reading interventions and Walk to Read program.

As you plan your month of January, please note that there is no school on Monday the 17th in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. There is also no school on January 28th. That is a teacher transition and grading period between the semesters.

There is never a day that goes by that I do not sing the praises of Lyman. It is a great school and a great community. Thank you for all your support for our students and their education.


Scott A. McPhee

Important Dates


3 ~ Welcome Back after Winter Break

5 ~ Late Start Wednesday

12 ~ Late Start Wednesday

17 ~ No School, Marting Luther King Jr. Day

19 ~ Late Start Wednesday

26 ~ Late Start Wednesday

26 ~ Wildcat Wednesday

27 ~ End of Semester

28 ~ No School, Transition Day Between Semesters

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Health Services Team

Who to reach out to with questions regarding quarantine/isolation, positive case in your household, and close contact exposure.

Covid Testing

The Sedro-Woolley School District Health Services team has expanded access to timely diagnostic testing for SWSD students with symptoms of COVID-19.

The testing will be free of charge and will only be offered to ONLY students and staff showing symptoms. To schedule an appointment and complete pre-test paperwork, visit Testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on regular school days. All appointments will need to be scheduled, as drop-ins cannot be accommodated at this time.

We will have a drive-up, outdoor option for convenient access outside the front doors of the Admin Annex (201 N. Township, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284). Once you have filled out the paperwork online and arrived, please do the following:

  • Park in the designated COVID-19 testing space located at the front of the building.

  • Call 360-855-4453 to let us know you have arrived and remain inside your vehicle.

  • Results take approximately 15 minutes to process and we will use the phone number given on the form to report the results back to you, as well as answer any questions you may have.

  • Health Services will then report all COVID-19 results – positive and negative – within 24 hours to the Health Department using the web-based reporting tool called US Digital Service’s SimpleReport.

Please note this is NOT the Test to Stay program. We do not currently offer testing for those who are NOT presenting with symptoms. As testing supply availability increases, we hope to expand the testing opportunities. We will be sure to keep you updated on any changes.

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Sedro-Woolley 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, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to all youth groups identified in U.S.C., Title 36. The District has designated the following employees to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Darrell Heisler, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, Affirmative Action Officer and ADA Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500), and Tony Smith, Section 504 Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500). Address: 801 Trail Rd., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.