Stanwood Middle School
Family Update - January 16th, 2021
An Opportunity To Talk With Stanwood-Camano School Board Members!
We hope everyone is safe after the wild weather event we went through this past week. We understand power and connectivity may still be an issue for some, so the following was put out by the District Friday:
Power and internet connectivity continue to be an issue for many of our students and families. Students/staff are unable to leave their homes due to fallen trees, limbs, and wire and therefore, cannot access their assignments.
We are extending this week’s due date until Tuesday, January 19, at midnight, and next week’s deadline to Friday, January 22, at midnight.
Thank you for your patience and understanding for our students who are working through a power outage on top of the pandemic, at an already stressful time of the year (end of semester).
Teachers will also be reaching out to students with this information.
As we've mentioned the past few Family Updates, we are continuing to focus on making sure students are caught up, 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.
Once again, 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and click on the PDF link below from our Yearbook Staff:
• 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.
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.
Class Meetings Only This Week
On Wednesday we will have grade level class meetings and then advisory.
6th Grade @ 11:15 Meet Code: SMS2027
7th Grade @ 12:15 Meet Code: SMS2026
8th Grade @ 1:15 Meet Code: SMS2025
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
A message from our Counselor Mrs. Fox!
Common Ground & Empathy
Hello Everyone! With the widespread power outages this week, we were not able to hold our usual Wednesday Class Meetings. I would have shared a Character Strong lesson called “Common Ground” about identifying common interests to practice empathy. Instead, we will share this great information in our daily announcements and in this family message.
I have included a few of the images from the lesson. Take a look — this could actually be a great activity to practice at home!
You will also see the “Character Dare” image for Patience this week. This is another great activity to practice at home — Choose a few people in your life and ask a creative question to discover some common ground. Have fun with these!
As we get close to the end of 1st semester on 1/28, please email me at KFox@stanwood.wednet.edu if your student needs some extra support with school or life. I am here to help!
Stanwood Middle School
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!
Signs of Suicide Information
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 (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200