Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, September 15, 2022

ATTENDANCE EMAIL

We have a new attendance email. You can still call 360-563-4751 to report an absence OR use the new email: tf-attendance@sno.wednet.edu

TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?

Click here to find out if your child is too sick for school

IMPORTANT DATES

SEPTEMBER

12: Kindergarteners begin, Boohoo/Yahoo reception in library at drop-off

20: Curriculum Night for K-2, Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Cornish's classes. Two sessions that are repeated, 6-6:20 p.m. and 6:30-6:50 p.m.

21: Curriculum Night for 3-6 & Ms. McDonald's class. Two sessions that are repeated, 6-6:20 p.m. and 6:30-6:50 p.m.

27: Picture Day

30: Dude's and donuts sponsored by the PTO. 7:45-8:30 a.m. in the gym

MESSAGE FROM DR. CHURCH

Welcome back Totem Falls Families!


We are looking forward to seeing you next week for Curriculum Night where you will learn more about your child’s learning for the year, our school’s focus, and opportunities for your involvement as a parent. It has been a great start to the school year and we want to continue on this trajectory!

  • Tuesday, September 20 will be for kindergarten through second grade, Mrs. Cornish, and Ms. Anderson’s classes.
  • Wednesday, September 21 will be for third through sixth grades and Ms. McDonald’s class.


Both nights will have 2 presentations to help with any conflicts you may have in attending all of your children’s presentations. Session 1 will run from 6:00-6:20 and session 2 from 6:30-6:50. The same material will be shared at each session. The PTO and I will be in the gym for an informal meeting after each session. Please join them to hear about the school’s start and about changing volunteer opportunities to support students. These sessions will also contain the same material. Hope to see you next week!


Sincerely,

Craig

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GRIZZLY CUB SIGN-UPS

Grizzly Cubs sign-ups are open from September 1-30. Grizzly Cubs is a mentoring program between Glacier Peak High School students and students from the four elementary schools that feed into Glacier Peak High School: Cathcart Elementary, Little Cedars Elementary, Seattle Hill Elementary and Totem Falls Elementary. Learn more and sign up at www.sno.wednet.edu/grizzlycubs. Grizzly Cubs information is also available on the elementary school websites under the STUDENT tab of the site.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

This year, breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. You can send a check in with your child to give to the lunch room or pay online, all convenience fees continue to be waived.


Breakfast: $1.75 Lunch: $3.25

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Volunteers are valued partners in the education of Snohomish School District students. We encourage family and community members, as well as local businesses, to consider serving in our schools. Not able to volunteer during school hours? Many schools offer volunteer opportunities that can be completed at home. Volunteering is an excellent way to demonstrate to our students the value our community places in their education and their school.

Volunteers in the "educational setting" are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical exemption per state Proclamation 21-14.5. On Friday, May 20, 2022, Governor Inslee amended the state's vaccination proclamation to exclude the vaccination requirement for volunteers and contractors whose work is primarily in an outdoor setting. Volunteers in the "educational setting" whose work is primarily indoors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (boosters not required) or have an approved religious or medical exemption on file with the school district. Volunteers seeking a religious or medical exemption should contact their building principal for more information on the approval process for those types of exemptions. (Note: On September 8, 2022, Governor Inslee announced that the state's vaccination requirements for employees, volunteers and contractors in the educational setting will end by October 31, 2022.)

To volunteer in our district, all volunteers must also complete the online form below. For the safety of our students, volunteer applicants must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check before beginning service. This process must be completed every two years.

A background check will be conducted after you submit your online application. You will then receive an email with your approval status. Volunteer applications are valid for two years from the approval date. Upon approval, please bring the email and badge received to the school office where you will be volunteering.

If you do not have a valid photo identification, or if you have limited access to email and the internet, please let us know. For more information, please contact us at 360-563-7280 or volunteers@sno.wednet.edu.

LOOKING FOR HELP

The PTO needs people to help with Popcorn (full day commitment), PLUSS Liaison (attend meetings), Yearbook (trying something new this year).

If you are interested, please contact president@totemfallspto.org

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Join our team! Visit www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs or call 360-563-7233 today!

Current high-need school and district openings include:

  • Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
  • Psychologists, Occupational/Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists
  • Elementary and Secondary Teachers
  • Administrative Assistants and Office Support
  • Custodians
  • Maintenance Workers, Plumbers, and Carpenters
  • School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Drivers
  • Substitute Teachers/Guest Teachers
  • Substitute Paraeducators
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Swim Instructors
  • Lifeguards

Snohomish School District positions

Snohomish Aquatic Center positions - If you would like to be considered for employment at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, please click here.

  • Please feel free to contact Chris Bensen, Snohomish Aquatic Center Supervisor, at 360-563-1986 or 360-568-8030, with any questions.

Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider) positions - If you would like to be considered for employment with Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider), please click here.

  • Please feel free to contact Marty Grasa, Chartwells K-12/Compass Group Manager, at 360-563-7357 with any questions.

IMPORTANT DATES

2022-2023 School Year

  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days

TOTEM FALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!



Craig Church, Principal

Wendy Stegall, Assistant Principal TF & CV

Tiffany Bidne, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Jordan, Main Office Secretary

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.