STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1, 2021
SHS VISION STATEMENT
Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.
REMINDER: QUARTER ENDS NOVEMBER 5TH
NEW: EMMA FLOYD GETS $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP
NEW: MATH NIGHT NOVEMBER 2ND
NEW: SENIOR GRADUATION ORDERING
NEW: WINTER SPORTS COVID TESTING
Twice weekly screening testing will be required for all unvaccinated athletes in basketball, wrestling, and cheer per WIAA guidelines. All vaccinated and unvaccinated winter athletes (except swimming) must sign and return this CONSENT FORM to the Athletic Office no later than Friday, November 12th to be eligible to participate. Click Here for the BinaxNOW Fact Sheet.
REMINDER: WINTER SPORTS' SIGN UPS
Sign-ups for Winter Sports are now open online! Practice begins November 15.
Please also submit a copy of a current (within 2 years) Sports Physical; form is attached. These can be emailed or delivered to the Athletic Office at SHS. DEADLINE: Please submit all paperwork by Friday, November 12.
FALL Student-Athletes: You may already be set to go for winter! Please have your parent or guardian log back into Family Access and go to Step #10 to double check ... A winter sport MUST be selected in the High School drop down menu.
Winter Sports at SHS:
Please reach out directly to your coach with sport specific questions. Contact information can be found on our website: SHS Athletics: Winter Sports. Additional questions can be sent to Athletic Secretary Lauren Amundson (360-629-1322) firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW: STATE TESTING MAKE UP DAYS
We will wrap up state testing this coming week. Any ninth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students who have not finished their state tests (or not started), will test on the following days:
November 1 - 9th grade make up testing day (all day)November 2 - 9th and 11th grades make up testing (5th/6th periods)
November 4 - 12th grade make up testing day (all day)
REMINDER: OPEN GYM
Stanwood High School is offering an open gym for any Stanwood High School student on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. There will be adult supervision and COVID protocols will be followed. Masks must be properly worn at all times when inside the building. Students will be required to sign in when they enter the building through the Athletic Vestibule. We will allow a maximum capacity of 50% due to COVID protocols. Access to the facilities will be on a first-come, first-served basis. This list will be used if contact tracing is necessary.
**We will have an open gym on Monday, November 8th instead of November 9th due to volleyball districts.
NEW: COFFEE WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD
REMINDER: WARM COATS FOR KIDS
October 29, 2021
This week I had the pleasure of visiting kindergarten classrooms at Stanwood Elementary. There was much excitement about pumpkins, falling leaves and the changing weather! Students had the opportunity to draw Jack-o-Lanterns — this one stood out to me and I wanted to share it with you.
The Great Shakeout
Last Thursday, more than one million Washingtonians participated in "The Great ShakeOut," the largest earthquake and tsunami drill in the world. Our entire district participated in the test of its district-wide earthquake early warning system — the first of its kind in the state. KING 5 was at Stanwood High School during the drill, you can see their news story here and the story in The Herald here.
Warm Coats for Kids
The Stanwood-Camano Food Bank’s “Warm Coats for Kids” program is well underway! Hundreds of coats have been given to students and families in our area. The program continues and serves any youth enrolled in our schools. Check out the Warm Coats Informational Flyer for more information.
Virtual Coffee with the Board
The School Board will be holding Virtual Coffee with the Board events on November 8 and 9, 2021, with morning, mid-day and evening sessions available. This is an opportunity for families and the community to interact with and meet your School Board of Directors, receive district updates, and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Please remember to vote!
Ballots have been mailed to registered voters for the November 2, 2021 general election. A Snohomish County ballot drop box is located near the Stanwood library, 9701 271st St NW, and an Island County ballot drop box at 121 N.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Ballot drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. on Election Day. To return your ballot by mail, simply drop your ballot in a mailbox; no postage necessary. Mail-in ballots must be in the box before the last pick-up time on Election Day to be postmarked on time. To register to vote, visit votewa.gov.
CTE Parent/Guardian Input Opportunity
The Stanwood-Camano School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program is seeking parent/guardian and community input. Career and Technical Education (CTE - formerly referred to as vocational education) prepares students for life and a career after high school. Through hands-on experiences, students explore career opportunities, develop skills to prepare for those opportunities, and apply their academic, leadership, employability, and technical skills. Click here for a list of the CTE programs and courses offered in the district in grades 7-12. We are seeking your input on the program to assist us in evaluating and planning for the future.
Please take a moment to complete the survey found here. Your input will help guide our decision making for the next few years.
Calling all nurses, paramedics, medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, and EMT’s:
Have you always wanted to see what it’s like to take care of kids in a school setting? We are looking for substitute nurses and health room assistants. If you are interested, please see the posting here, or reach out to our district nurse, Mary Hoffman, email@example.com.
With the increased need for testing, contact tracing, and management of our health rooms, our district has been approved for funding assistance through the Washington State Department of Health Learn to Return program. A variety of new positions have been posted on our district website.
Follow us on Facebook!
Our communications team is frequently posting to our SCSD Facebook page, please follow us and look for us to add more social media platforms soon
NEW: SENIOR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
REMINDER: COVID UPDATES
You can find very helpful answers and information regarding Covid protocols and updates on the district website. In addition, the current count is on the district website and is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Here is the link:
If you have not yet picked up your chrome book, you will need one for state testing. Stop by the library during regular hours. If you were not able to pick up textbooks with your class and you still need one, please stop by the library during regular hours.
Students need to keep the chrome books all year long, not just for state testing. Students use the chrome books in their classes and advisory.
If a student has an issue with their school-issued chrome book, please have them return it to the library. We have a form for the student to fill out (student name, ID#, and issue). Our building tech coordinator will pick up the chrome books to get them fixed.
If your student needs any tutoring support, please check with Sno-Isle Library. Here is the link to their Brain Fuse site.
NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1ST
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Late Start Schedule
Friday - Advisory Schedule
Do you have questions and are not sure who to contact? Here is the breakdown by counselor and administrator based on student last name.
Paige Watson A – Em
Maren Holzinger En - K
Tricia Tayon L - Rh
Emily Elde Ri - Z
Carolyn Coombs A – I
Tom Wilfong J – R
Denise Eichler S - Z
COVID INFORMATION ON DISTRICT WEBSITE
November 1 - 9th grade make up testing day (all day)
November 2 - 9th and 11th grades make up testing (5th/6th periods)
November 2 - Math night 2:30 - 4 p.m. (Commons) - open to all SHS students
November 4 - 12th grade make up testing day (all day)
November 5 - End of First Quarter
November 5 - Football game playoffs site TBD
November 6 - SAT test
November 8 - Choir concert (limited to choir students and their families - tickets required)
November 9 - Volleyball districts
November 11 - No School/Veteran's Day
November 23 - ASVAB test in the morning
November 24 - No late start, early release day
November 25/26 - No School/Thanksgiving break