Family Update - Week of October 3, 2022

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Thank you to our custodians who work hard everyday to keep our school clean to provide a great learning environment for our staff and students.

We appreciate you Kevin and Dave!

Schedule This Week

Monday: Regular Schedule

Tuesday: Regular Schedule

Wednesday: Late Start (School Starts at 9:00 AM)

Thursday: Regular Schedule

Friday: Advisory Schedule

Grading Session 1 Ends on Tuesday, October 4th

This Tuesday, our first grading session of the year will be ending. This will provide an opportunity for students and their parents/guardians to monitor how students are doing in school up to this point in the school year. Students, please make sure to have any missing work turned in to your teacher by Tuesday to be included for this grading session.

Financial Aid Information

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Financial aid night is on Monday, October 10th from 6:15 - 8:00 PM at SHS for seniors and their parents/guardians. You will hear from college financial aid experts and be able to get help with completing the FAFSA. A letter was mailed home about this event.

Everett Community College will hold a financial aid event on Saturday, October 15th, from 10 AM - 12:00 PM. Click on the pdf flyer below for more details.

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State Earthquake Drill

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Student Survey

Dear Families,

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. As you may already be aware, building our social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our school this year. Over the next several weeks, students and teachers will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they perceive these skills in themselves.

We will be asking for your child to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey they will be completing at school. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on self management, grit, self efficacy, effort, learning strategies and emotional regulation.

We are asking that all of our students participate in the surveys, as their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential.

If you have any questions about the SEL survey , please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly Parsons at (360) 629-1246

Community Facilities Advisory Committee Invitation

This year, the Stanwood-Camano School District will form a Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). This team’s purpose is to affirm that public schools belong to the entire community, and funding for capital improvements is generated through voter-approved bond measures. Also included in the team’s work are recommendations for how families are assigned to particular schools based on where families reside, school capacity, and immediate and projected enrollment.

Community members play a key role in developing our long-term capital facilities plan and providing input on facility use to ensure the community's values and priorities are accurately represented.

If you are interested in joining this committee or would like to know more, please complete this form.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program Advisory Committee

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program is looking for business and industry leaders to serve as part of the Stanwood-Camano School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committee(s). These committees advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality CTE programs. Advisory committee members are business and industry volunteers representing occupational areas that have feeder programs taught in our public schools. Members have the opportunity to learn more about the CTE program and instructors are able to increase their understanding of the job market, employers' needs, and community opportunities.

CTE advisory committees:

  • Provide information to update, modify, expand, and improve the quality of programs
  • Support and strengthen the partnerships between business, labor, the community, and education
  • Work with students and educators to support real-world experiences and applications
  • Make recommendations that strengthen and expand the CTE curriculum, and provide assistance in implementing these recommendations
  • Identify and validate academic and occupational competencies, determine priorities, and review and evaluate programs
  • Communicate long-term goals and objectives of the CTE programs to students, parents/guardians, employers, and the community

Click Here to learn more.
If you are interested in joining our CTE Advisory Committees, please Click Here to sign up.

Family Notice

Many of you may have seen news stories lately about the large amount of fentanyl or fentanyl-laced products coming into the United States, some disguised as candy-colored pills. We urge you to talk with your student about the dangers of accepting items that could contain fentanyl, such as items that look like colorful candies or counterfeit over the counter medication. We have included a link to the Seattle and King County website to learn more about the dangers of this substance. Seattle and King County Public Health website.

REMINDER: Chromebooks

It is important that students come to school with their Chromebooks fully charged everyday. Please make sure Chromebooks are plugged in every evening so that they will not need to be charged during the school day. Students will then not need to bring their Chromebook charger to school and risk losing it.

If you are having any troubles with your Chromebook not charging or the keys are not correct, please refer to the troubleshooting guide below.

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Important Dates

October 20th - State Earthquake Drill

October 21st - No School/Teacher Curriculum Day

October 26th - Picture retakes

Volunteer Information

We always welcome volunteers. For more information about volunteering please visit the following link:
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Family Communication

September 30, 2022

Hello Families,

I wanted to begin this week’s message by expressing my gratitude. I am grateful for the patience, support, and feedback regarding the start of the school year. This month, we opened three new elementary classrooms, adjusted classes at our secondary schools, and made other changes to keep class sizes as small as possible. Smaller class sizes continue to be a priority, and the timing of adding or reducing classes typically takes place after the fourth day of school. We are committed to ensuring students have a positive experience at school! Thank you, too, for our fantastic staff. The SCSD staff are talented, caring, and willing to do what it takes to provide for our students' needs.

Special Education

I shared the following message with our staff in my weekly staff newsletter, and I felt it should be shared with families as well.

Over the last year, I have had conversations with staff and families regarding special education programming, our beliefs, and the law. I want to take the opportunity to share a few insights that many of you may already know:

  • All students are general education students first!
  • When students participate in programs like special education, multi-language learning, etc., these experiences are in addition to general education programming
  • Inclusion in education refers to every student being able to access and gain equal opportunities for teaching and learning

OPSI reminds us that the law states that “all students have a right to meaningfully participate in the general education setting, both academically and socially to the fullest extent possible. Inclusion is realized when all students, regardless of their designation to receive special education services, are provided with targeted services, supports, and accommodations, allowing them to learn in the general education classroom, interact with peers, and engage in the core curriculum.” These are not suggestions; they are mandates for adults and opportunities for students.

I would encourage all to review the Myths & Facts about Inclusionary Practices in Washington State. This document outlines seven common myths about Inclusionary Practices, facts, evidence, and strategies for dispelling myths. The use of the words “inclusive settings” in our district promise is intentional. We have a legal and ethical responsibility and opportunity to serve all students according to the law and what we know best prepares students for their future.

Get social with us!
Please remember to follow the SCSD on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and follow my tweets @rumbaughsupt.


Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.


Teacher Contact Information

We are here to support every student in their learning. Below are teachers' contact information if you need to ask any questions or need assistance. Teachers are available for students before and after school as well. Please contact your teacher to arrange a time for additional assistance if needed.

For additional assistance, students can reach out to our counselor, Christy Thompson at

Bell Schedules

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Student Calendar

Click the link below to access the student calendar:

Student Calendar


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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 (, or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall ( 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 (, o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (, Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.