Grizzly Gazette

September 1st, 2021 Special Edition

Principal's Message

Good morning. This is a special edition of the Grizzly Gazette to give you the latest information regarding the starting up of school. After reading the Gazette, please feel free to call me with any questions you may have. Take care.

Jeff

Doors Open/Drop-off and Pick-up

Drop-off and pick-up procedures have been finalized, but will be adjusted as needed after the first few days of school.


Mornings: Grab-n-Go breakfast bags will be available and students will eat in their classroom.

Walkers and drop-offs may enter the building beginning @ 8:45. They may also grab a breakfast if they would like and take it to their classroom. We ask that students walking, riding bikes or being dropped off arrive close to 8:45, but no sooner. We are trying to minimize large groups congregating as much as possible. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, parents are not allowed to walk their child to their classroom. I wish things were different and we could allow this, but we just can't at this time. Thank you for your understanding.


We will have several staff members with walkie-talkies in the pick-up area. Once you tell them who you are picking up, they will radio the classroom directly. Again, this is to minimize large groups of students congregating. A staff member will also be signaling cars to pull-up to the front of the line to keep things moving. Students must wait until their ride is pulled up past the cones on the sidewalk to enter their vehicle. If you are in the pick-up line, please do not get out of your vehicle as this will cause a large back-up. We can usually get all students off the campus in 10 minutes or less on most days. Remember to use the designated crosswalks on school grounds and on 68th avenue. We have adult patrols on seven crosswalks to ensure our students are crossed safely.


We will have several buses and daycare vans picking students up as well. We ask that you refrain from parking in the front of the building to pick up your child. We also ask that you do not walk in the front parking lot, but stay on the sidewalk. Our goal is to keep everyone safe.

COVID Information Resources

Below is a link to the latest COVID information from our the Stanwood-Camano School District. This link is updated when new information and/or procedures are released.

https://www.stanwood.wednet.edu/c_o_v_i_d

Volunteers

Volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. Volunteers are a big part of Cedarhome and we miss you all. It is my hope that we can soon get back to opening our doors to you for volunteering opportunities. Thank you.