Tiger Tales Newsletter
January 11, 2021
The latest communication from the Stanwood-Camano School District administration.
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
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.
Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff Assembly
Meeting ID: 832 2012 5244
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!
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
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.
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:
Lost of taste/smell
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)
Headache (not attributable to other causes)
Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)
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.