Stanwood Middle School
Family Update - January 23rd, 2021
We finally have a date for school pictures!! We are excited to announce that students will be able to get their pictures done here at Stanwood Middle School on Wednesday, February 17th.
There is a flyer below or you can use the link to sign up.
Here is the link to reserve a time:
We will have lots more information regarding our protocols for entering the building as the date gets closer. Thank you for your patience as we've navigated this process.
Welcome to the End of the Semester
This is the last week of first semester. The last day for students to turn in work is Thursday, January 28. Please be sure to have your Spartan check their teacher's Google Classrooms for further information.
Second Semester Schedules
Starting Monday, January 25, students will be able to see their second semester schedules on Skyward. If you see any empty periods or periods with two classes, please call the office and they will let you know what your Spartan's schedule will be starting Friday, January 29. Students will see new invitations to Google Classrooms Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
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.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
A message from our Counselor Mrs. Fox!
Checking In & Resources & Class Meetings
Hello Everyone! As we round the corner to the end of 1st semester, I want to pause and say Bravo and Thank You to all of our families and students who have worked hard to do distance learning in a pandemic. I know it is not always easy. Extra shoutouts and virtual smiles to our new 6th grade families, our new students, and to families who may have already had a lot on their plate — this time can be even tougher, I know.
I have enjoyed talking to so many of you about the unique challenges and learning curves of distance learning, and also about mental health and healthy coping strategies to endure this challenging time. Here we are in the middle of winter in a pandemic — I want to always encourage and remind all of us to take extra time to connect with and nurture the kids in our lives. We often notice an increase in mental health challenges in winter, and unfortunately the nature of the pandemic --with fewer social connections and healthy outlets-- can make it really tough for so many young people.
It can, of course, be hard sometimes in the early teen and teenage years to stay connected to your child. As we know, connection is exactly what teens continue to need at home and school, just like when they were younger. This article has some helpful reminders and tips for staying connected to your teen.
I also want to be sure everyone has a few key resources on hand for your student and family:
1. Teen Link is available for teenagers to talk to someone by phone and text from 6pm-10pm every night: 1-866-TEENLINK
2. Children’s Hospital has a Mental Health Referral Service, available to any family in WA State to find a local therapist for your child: 1-833-303-5437
3. The Crisis Line is available 24/7: 1-866-427-4747 or text 741741
Please let us know if you are seeing some changes in your child, or have any concerns — We are here to help either directly or to share resources and next steps.
-Kara Fox, SMS School Counselor: KFox@stanwood.wednet.edu
-Amy Hart, SMS Student Support Advocate: AHart@stanwood.wednet.edu
-Call the school to talk: 360-629-1350
This week in the class meetings, I presented a short lesson on gender, as one aspect of diversity and kindness. As we know, LGBTQ+ students across the country face higher rates of discrimination and mental health challenges. We want to be sure that all SMS students feel safe and supported at school. We talked about what the acronym LGBTQ+ means, preferred pronouns, and how to talk to a trusted adult if a student has questions or needs some support.
We are here for you & We will get through this together.
Stanwood Middle School
An Opportunity To Talk With Stanwood-Camano School Board Members!
Employee Recognition Program
Please visit the district 's Staff Recognition Program page for details.
Teacher Office Hours and Email Addresses
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
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 (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