EBE Home Connections

December 5, 2021

Weekly Message from Mr. Hanzeli

Hello Elger Bay Families!

Welcome to December :-) Wow, days are moving by quickly. Thank you for partnering with us to make these meaningful learning days for all our students. Please take a look at this edition as there are several support resources available in our community. It never ceases to amaze me how much generosity fills the hearts of those in our community.

EBE PTA Holiday Cheer Drive Through Event

Potential volunteers and visitors alike, check out the flyer (below) for this December 10 PTA event.

SHS Open House Invitation

Please see the invitation below to the open house of SHS and Church Creek Campus.

Absence Excusal Procedures

Several students are beginning to accumulate multiple unexcused absences. Please read the brief article regarding the easy options for reporting and excusing student absences. Thank you for your support of this accountability measure.

Mr. Hanzeli

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Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 10, 6:00-7:30

EBE PTA Holiday Cheer Drive Through and Food Donation Collection

December 20 - December 31

Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 3, 2022

School Year Commences

Monday, January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

SCSD School Full Year Calendar Link

For your convenience, I am going to permanently leave the SCSD Student Calendar Link at the bottom of my newsletter calendar so you might always have it handy.

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Counselor's Corner - December Edition

Hi EBE parents and guardians!

It is now December and with the start of a new month your kiddos will be learning about a new character trait. This month we will be talking about GRATITUDE. I will be challenging your students to think of things they are grateful for. Students will receive a paper bag where they will write on a piece of paper something they are grateful for every day and place it in their bag. My goal is for students to see how gratitude can change their outlook. In addition, please see the links below to access the Family Letters with ideas of how you can continue the conversation at home.

I have also created a virtual counseling office where I have resources linked for parents/guardians along with a link to request a meeting with me. I also have a page for students to access content regarding the character trait of the month and a page for teachers to connect with me. Please see the link below to visit my virtual office!

Again if you have any questions, concerns or would just like to connect with me regarding your student you can find my contact information below. There is much going on this month with the approach of the holidays and if your family is need please feel free to reach out for support.

Have a great week!

Ms. Nosker’s Virtual Office

Parent/Guardian Letters Home:

K-2 English Letter

K-2 Spanish Letter

3-5 English Letter

3-5 Spanish Letter

EBE Absence Excusal Procedure Options

It is very important that you excuse your child’s absence(s) within 24 hours of returning to school.

Excusal Method OPTIONS

  • Call our office line (360) 629-1290 and leave a message or talk with a secretary. This line will take your calls and voice messages 24/7.
  • You will receive a Daily Attendance Email whenever your student is marked with an unexcused absence. Click on the absence form link in the email and fill out the details.
  • Send in a written note or email to the office that includes the students full name (first and last), dates of absence(s), and signature. If emailing, please send to both of the following addresses: kfay@stanwood.wednet.edu OR swark@stanwood.wednet.edu
  • Drop by the office in person and communicate the absence information to one of the secretaries.
  • Establish a Stanwood Camano School District Family Access account and go online to excuse each absence.

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Superintendent Deborah Rumbaugh’s Friday Message, 12.3.21

Hello Families,

As we head into what is for many the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation. Our educators, students and families have done extraordinary work since school began in September. We opened buildings under significant safety restrictions set forth by the Department of Health. We have adjusted those restrictions multiple times and continue to monitor, adjust and respond to evolving guidelines from the state. I appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our best to keep schools open and ensure all students have access to high quality teaching and learning.

I was reminded recently that our school systems, over the last 20 months, have planned and executed safety strategies and learning methods in what would have ordinarily taken months in a matter of weeks. What we used to spend six months studying, piloting and refining, we are doing in two to three weeks. This speaks volumes about the resilience of our staff and students. That said, safety continues to be an area of emphasis for us. In the coming weeks we will be sharing with you our efforts to ensure our schools are safe, secure and places of learning. Your support as parents and guardians is essential to our success. Thank you!

Open house at Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus Saturday, Dec. 11

Please join us to celebrate the new Stanwood High School and the Church Creek Campus, home to Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy and Saratoga School. We know many members of our community have not yet had the opportunity to tour these amazing buildings.

Both sites will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 11:

  • Stanwood HS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Program begins at 10:15)

  • Church Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Program begins at 11:15)

Following the opening ceremony, both buildings will be open for self-guided tours.

Snow Routes for 2021-2022

The weather forecast for Monday calls for a chance of snow.

Our transportation department has released Snow Routes for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please take a moment to review your student(s) routes should bus routes be changed due to snow, ice or other wintery weather conditions.

To ensure that you receive our calls about important school information, please help us by keeping your emergency contact information current in Skyward Family Access.

Skyward Family Access Login Instructions - English

Skyward Family Access Login Instructions - Spanish

Your contact information, including your phone numbers and email addresses, are synched with the School Messenger notification system we use to send out emails and phone calls.

Another great way to receive notifications is to sign up for FlashAlert. This is the system that media uses to create the “crawl” on TV stations for school districts in the region. Visit https://www.flashalert.net/id/StanwoodSD to receive notifications of closures or late starts. The FlashAlert app is available free for iPhone or Android mobile devices.

Have a great weekend,

Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.



If you have a child to register for next year, you may stop in to the office. Please bring:

  • Registration Forms
  • Copy of their birth certificate (or other age verification document, as noted)
  • Immunization records.

For enrollment purposes, we accept birth certificates, adoption decrees, baptismal certificates, immunization records, previous school records, or entry in a family tree. Other documents not outlined here may also support age verification.

Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31, 2021.

Please call us at 360-629-1290 if you have any questions.

REGISTER ONLINE: New Student and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Elger Bay Elementary PTA Facebook Homepage LINK

This button is here if you need to quickly connect to the Elger Bay PTA Facebook Homepage.


Following are the contact information for the president, treasurer, and secretary of the Elger Bay Elementary PTA.

ebeptapresident@gmail.com (Suzanne Twining)

ebeptatreasurer@gmail.com (Elizabeth Butler)

ebesecretary@gmail.com (Roxanne Cardon)

SCSD 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.

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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.