Riverview Newsletter

February 4, 2022

Principal: Derek Larsen

Administrative Assistant: Tanya Forster

Main Office Secretary: Kim Alford

360-563-4375

http://riverview.sno.wednet.edu/

Why an All-School Read?

Riverview Elementary is about to participate in an exciting new adventure, a school-wide shared reading event! Every family will receive a copy of the same book and will be asked to read it together at home over approximately a 3-week period.

Reading aloud at home is a valuable, shared experience for families. Now imagine if the people you spend your day with are also reading the same book! What an amazing opportunity to talk with your peers about a shared experience. We are excited that everyone--students, parents, and staff--will be reading along together.

When a whole school reads a book, there is a lot to talk about!

The title of the book will be announced soon! Books, discussion questions and more will be distributed around February 16th.

Important Upcoming 2021-2022 School Year Dates


  • Tuesday, February 8 - Election Day --Remember to vote!
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (No School)
  • Tues.-Fri., March 29-April 1 Conference Week - Half-day Early Release - 11:45am
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (No School)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)

Salmon in Schools Program

The second graders at Riverview have been raising and releasing salmon every year since 1995! It is a great environmental project as the kids get to monitor and observe three stages of the life cycle and do many classroom projects about the life cycle. Latest update: All of the eyed eggs in both of our salmon tanks have hatched! They are now called Alevin. During this stage, they have a reddish yolk-sac attached to their bellies and they hang out wiggling around their nests (Redds). They can only swim close to the bottom in quick spurts. Their yolk sacs will slowly shrink over the next couple of weeks, as it provides the alevin nourishment. When the yolk sac disappears completely, they will be able to swim and they will be in the FRY stage of their life cycle, and we will need to begin feeding them.

Geodesic Domes

Mrs. S-P's class became engineers Thursday afternoon and created their own geodesic domes. They used newspaper rolled around doweling to create their domes using tape and staples. Teamwork and following directions was key to getting the project finished. Each team was allowed only three questions to complete their domes.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO PTO for the Riverview sweatshirts!

Last Call: 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Information

Snohomish School District students who will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year and are invited to participate in the district’s 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program which provides learning opportunities around depth, complexity, and acceleration. If interested, the below dates and information are important. Students currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program do not need to complete the referral process.


  • Tuesday, December 14 - Referral packets for the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program will be available at all elementary schools, online and at the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish) in English, Spanish and Russian. Referral packets can be downloaded from the district website.
  • Thursday, January 20 – There will be an informational parent/guardian Zoom webinar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Please click this link to join the webinar: https://snohomishsd.zoom.us/j/98618664939?pwd=Y3kzQ1kyOGI3U3lnVS93blpONE9Ddz09. Passcode: 022500
  • Friday, February 11 - Completed referral packet deadline. Completed packets can be turned in at student home schools or the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). There is a drop box at the district office. The testing dates and times can be found in the referral packet.


Questions can be directed to Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or linda.varner@sno.wednet.edu and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258 or julie.francois@sno.wednet.edu.

Spring into Kindergarten!

Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2022-2023 Kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m. at district elementary schools. Families should complete and return their kindergarten registration paperwork that day. Each school will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more)

More event information and registration materials will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten.

Replacement Levies on February 8 ballot

Both the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy and the Replacement Levy for Technology, Safety and Facility Improvements expire at the end of 2022.


These levies help fill the gap between what the state funds and what it really takes to provide a full and rich learning experience in safe and secure schools for Snohomish School District’s almost 9,300 students.

Proposals to replace both expiring levies are on the February 8, 2022 ballot.

We are committed to openness and transparency. Learn more about these replacement levies at the links below:

K-12 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Guidance Changes

On Friday, January 7, the Washington State Department of Health updated its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year. Specifically, the new official requirements included:


  • Updated isolation, quarantine, and testing recommendations to align with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes.
  • Expanded eligibility for and activities allowed during modified quarantine in Test to Stay programs.

Information regarding the specifics of each of those changes, as well as implementation here in the Snohomish School District, are available at the district links below:


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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.

Riverview Contact Information

Riverview Elementary

7322 - 64th St SE, Snohomish, WA 98290

Office: 360-563-4375 Fax: 360-563-4378

www.sno.wednet.edu/Riverivew

kimberly.alford@sno.wednet.edu

tanya.forster@sno.wednet.edu