Tiger Tales Newsletter

January 11, 2021

SCSD Friday Family Message

The latest communication from the Stanwood-Camano School District administration.

Upcoming Dates

January 13 - American Heart Challenge Kickoff Assembly @10:00

January 18 - No School, MLK Holiday

January 19 - AA Hybrid K-3 students return

January 21 - BB Hybrid K-3 students return

February 1 - AA Hybrid 4-5 students return

February 4 - BB Hybrid 4-5 students return

In Person Learning Timeline

We are excited and getting closer to all students returning to an in person hybrid schedule! Here is the timeline for when groups return.


There is no school on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday so there will be no Google Meets that day.


Grades K-3 AA hybrid students will attend in-person on Tuesday, January 19 and BB hybrid students will begin on Thursday, January 21.


Our Resource students will begin in-person on Wednesday, January 20 from 9:00-12:45.


Grade 4/5 student who are attending in the afternoon for extra support or connectivity will begin on Tuesday, January 19 from 1:00-3:30. These groups will continue to meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until January 26.


Grades 4/5 will begin in person hybrid model on Monday, February 1 our AA students and on Thursday, February 4 for our BB students. We will be sending a reminder this week for hybrid assignments.

Please Complete!

We are asking that you please complete the Winter Health Attestation form for your child. If you have multiple children attending school, please complete for each one separately.

Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff Assembly

On January 13 at 10:00 your child is invited to the Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff Assembly by American Heart Association. Join using the Zoom link below.


https://heart.zoom.us/j/83220125244?pwd=cXVLcExNMXlLNzNZR0x4T1hhZzlmZz09

Meeting ID: 832 2012 5244
Passcode: twincity

To get ready, help your child sign up by downloading the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/twincity. Your child will choose their heart healthy challenge to Move More, Be Kind or Choose Water and earn a FREE decoder wristband for registering online. Start raising life-saving donations now to earn your heart heroes.


Every student who raises $150 will get to have a Zoom lunch with Ms. Walker AND every student who raises $200 will get to drive by silly string Principal Allen. The TOP PARTICIPATING CLASS will be invited to a fun AHA lead classroom break!


Thank you so much for your support of the American Heart Association as we fight COVD-19 on a global scale. We’re investing a minimum of $2.5 million to investigate the implications of coronavirus. The Association has established a $2.5 million rapid research fund to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. For your COVID-19 questions, please click here for a comprehensive list of our resources, all made possible with your continued support.

TCE Did It Again!

The National PTA has awarded Twin City Elementary a $1000 STEM grant sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries! TCE was one of 30 PTAs awarded (and the only one in Washington State!) to connect families with engaging STEM activities. Congratulations to PTA President Kim Hildenbrand and our PTA Executive Board for their hard work on behalf of our students, families and school!
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Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze

Happy 2021 Tigers and welcome to a new year! This month we are focusing on the character trait of perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way. In the words of Dory from Finding Nemo it means we “just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...” Perseverance means we don’t give up when things get hard. This school year has presented plenty of challenges. Take some time this week to think about how far you’ve gone as we are already into January. You have been coming to school, despite it being hard and different, for over 4 months! Keep going, keep trying! Counselor Corner slide decks are new each week and you can find these in your Google classroom, Seesaw, or a link on Clever. Take time this week to check them out!

Kickin' It with the Counselor

Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Mrs. Schwarze will be hosting a weekly Google Meet for you and your buddies to attend. Invite your friends and tune in this week for some fun!


Times and Meet Codes:

4th Grade Girls: Mondays 10:30 code: tcegrade4girls

4th Grade Boys: Mondays 11:30 code: tcegrade4boys


5th Grade Boys: Tuesdays 2:30 code: tcegrade5boys

5th Grade Girls: Tuesdays 3:00 code: tcegrade5girls

Meals for At Home Day

You can preorder 7 day meal packs for your students. These breakfasts and lunches cover the at home days your child is not attending in hybrid model or for students who are distance learning. Meal packs are available for pick up on Fridays between 4:30-6:30 at Twin City. Click the button below to preorder your 7 day meal pack.

Health Protocols

Families have asked what the protocol is when a school has a confirmed case of COVID 19. The district immediately contacts the school nurse and the Snohomish or Island County Health District. The Snohomish Health District has provided the following documents for families.

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5251/Schools-info-101620?bidId=

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5278/School-and-COVID-Spanish?bidId=


We also have protocols in place for students/staff who are ill. When students or staff display the following symptoms, they must go or stay home:

  • Fever/Chills

  • Lost of taste/smell

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)

  • Headache (not attributable to other causes)

  • Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)

  • Cough

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore throat


When students/staff have these symptoms, they must stay home for 10 days or until they have a negative COVID test.


We need to reiterate schools are casualties of increased rates of transmission within the community. We have become aware of students spending time together off-campus, in unmasked social situations. This has the potential to increase transmission rates, thus impacting the district’s ability to bring back more students. We are reminding everyone that it is essential to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid indoor in-person gatherings outside of immediate family, and practice good hand hygiene. If a social gathering must occur, these gatherings should be held outside.

TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

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.