District Update

November 5, 2021

Trap Shooting Team takes 2nd Place at District Competition

Congratulations to Sedro-Woolley High School's Trap Shooting Team for taking 2nd Place at the District Competition on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Dyllan Osborne won Overall Top Shooter for the night with a score of 49 out of 50. With a three-way tie for individual 1st place with 2 shooters from Burlington, the tie was broken with a shoot-out event and Dyllan won! It was a very exciting night as he also shot his first 25 straight (resulting in a perfect score).

In addition to Dyllan's score of 49, the rest of the SWHS District Team also did very well:

Hunter Nelson: 48

Shawn Holdeman: 46

Bode Hanson: 41

Parker Nelson: 36

Team Scores

Burlington 185

Sedro-Woolley 184

Stanwood 162

Lynden 156

Nooksack 153

Meridian 152

Ferndale 138

Mount Baker 136

Foundations K applications due by the end of November

Students who would enter kindergarten in September 2022 and who are turning 5 this school year (Sept. 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022) are eligible for the district's Foundation Kindergarten Program.

Applications are available at https://www.swsd.k12.wa.us/Domain/824.

Conference Week Nov. 8 – Nov. 12

Look for school-specific information about conferences from your building principal via email. Don't forget, conference week school schedule means no late-start Wednesday and various early release times throughout the week depending on whether your child is in elementary, middle or high school. There is no school on Nov. 11 in observation of Veterans Day.

Veterans Parade returns

Mary Purcell and Central elementary schools will hold their annual Veterans Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The event staging area begins at Central Elementary and the walking parade begins around 9:45 a.m. Both schools will line up near Central Elementary at 6th Street and Talcott to begin the parade.

Veterans, families and the entire community are welcome to view the parade along the route.


  • West on Talcott Street
  • North on Metcalf Street
  • East on west Ferry Street
  • South on Puget Street
  • East on Talcott Street back to schools

Free Warm Coats

The Sedro-Woolley Knights of Columbus (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) is holding their annual Coats for Kids event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Free, warm coats will be given to any child in need. Please note this is not a district-sponsored event. Organizers have requested families wear masks, sanitize upon entering the hall (719 Ferry Street, Sedro-Woolley), and maintain social distancing between family units.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break will start with an early release on Wednesday, Nov. 24 (remember, no late start on early release days).

Highly Capable Program referrals

Referral forms for the district's Highly Capable Program for exceptionally advanced learners are being accepted for students currently in kindergarten through 11th grade. Forms are available in English, Spanish and Russian at: https://www.swsd.k12.wa.us/Page/3747 or you can fill out this Google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bkZ6YGVTQ8LT0zdvGzkHtJnlaLnhXY5iUdHfsbVveR8/edit?usp=drive_web.

Forms for grades K-6 can be mailed to Hi-Cap Coordinator, Central Elementary, 601 Talcott St., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284; forms for grades 7–12 can be mailed to: Principal Mischelle Darragh, 23953 Prairie Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Forms for all grade levels are due by December 10, 2021. K-6 forms can also be emailed to ejenkins@swsd101.org; forms for all grades 7–11 can be emailed to mdarragh@swsd101.org.

Assessments are scheduled to begin in January/February 2022. Students meeting the screening criteria will be assessed by multiple measures to determine eligibility for program services.

The Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee (MSC) screens all referrals and makes the final decision for placement in the Highly Capable Program.

Qualification letters will go out after spring break for the 2022-23 school year.

For additional information, please call or e-mail Principal Mischelle Darragh, Highly Capable Program Administrator, mdarragh@swsd101.org or by phone at 360-855-3540 or contact the Sedro-Woolley District Office at 360-855-3500.

IEP Recovery Services

For parents of students that have IEPs, information has been posted to the special education section of the Sedro-Woolley School District website regarding Recovery Services. Recovery Services are extra supports that may be needed to address lost learning due to Covid-19. Please contact your child's case manager or Tony Smith if you have additional questions.

COVID-19 Information

The district nursing staff is in constant communication with the Skagit County Public Health regarding COVID-19 cases in our schools. Decisions on who needs to quarantine is made by the county in coordination with the district.

The school principal and/or district leaders will communicate directly with impacted families or staff members of confirmed COVID-19 cases or those who are confirmed close contacts. As part of this process, the district will communicate about length of quarantine and how to shift to remote learning.

If you do not receive such a notification, it means that your student has not been identified as a close contact and does not need to quarantine.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with Skagit Public Health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health or our school community. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, physically distancing from others, and regularly washing your hands.

The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are:

• Fever (defined as subjective or 100.4°F or higher)

• Cough

• Loss of sense of taste and/or smell

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Muscle or body aches

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea (defined as two or more loose stools in 24 hours)

If your child or anyone in your household develop(s) any of the above symptoms, all unvaccinated household members should stay home, contact a provider for medical evaluation and testing, and notify childcare/school/work/etc. Additionally, if you're awaiting test results for COVID-19, do not come to school until you have received confirmation of a negative test. Staying home when experiencing symptoms also helps our schools' close contacts and quarantine numbers. Following these everyday preventative actions helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

We sincerely appreciate all your help and support as we work together to mitigate risks and ensure the learning process continues in our school community.

For more information about COVID-19 protocols in the district, including the district dashboard, please visit our COVID-19 Information website.

Email: covidquestions@swsdonline.com

Phone: (360) 855-3841

Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey 2021

Sedro-Woolley RISE needs parents to complete this online survey about youth substance use in our community. Responses will help inform and improve prevention programs for our Sedro-Woolley youth.

This 10-15 minute survey is completely anonymous.



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SWHS 2022 Parent Group needs parent volunteers

The Class of 2022 Senior Parent Group is happy to announce that the graduation night trip is set! The group is excited to bring this trip together for the Senior class and really needs parent support and help. Senior parents, please join the SWHS Class of 2022 Parents Facebook group. You can also join the group's e-mail list by sending an e-mail to jhulst90@gmail.com.

Box Tops are now digital

Many of our schools are collecting box tops... digitally! Just scan your receipt and earn money for your school!

SWSD employees support United Way

Did you know Sedro-Woolley School District employees contribute thousands of dollars each year to the United Way?

United Way programs supports all of our communities in Skagit County by feeding food insecure families, helping house homeless youth, helping new mothers and their babies, and much more.

A single investment in United Way of Skagit County is an investment in our Skagit County youth.

SWHS Athletics Ticket Information

Tickets can now be reserved at: https://swhscubsden.com/event-tickets

Attendees must reserve tickets so the high school can follow capacity restrictions for events at SWHS. Also, a helpful reminder that masks must be worn by all spectators for indoor events and are REQUIRED for outdoor events that exceed a 500 person capacity.

Reminder: All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all high school events. Please do not drop off children at the games unchaperoned. Please also remind students they should follow the same behavior codes as school.

Mental Health Resources

Please visit the district website for a list of mental health resources available to students and families.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

All students who choose to learn in-person are required to wear face coverings while indoors to protect the health and safety of our staff and students. We are also implementing enhanced personal hygiene and a degree of physical distancing among students to the extent possible.

Sedro-Woolley School District is following the safety measures required by the Department of Health in the K-12 COVID-19 Requirements.

Please note, there is not a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students currently in Washington state. We would encourage those 12 and older to talk to their health-care providers for vaccination recommendations.

2021-2022 Frequently Asked Questions



5 - End 1st Quarter (Grades 7–12)

5–12 BL Scholastic Book Fair

8 - School Board Meeting

8 & 9 - K–6 Parent Conferences (Grades K-6 Early Release - No Good Beginnings)

8–12 National School Psychology Week

9 - Sedro-Woolley RISE Meeting, 3 p.m.

9 - LY Parent Group Meeting, 6 p.m.

10 - NO LATE START: K-12 Parent Conferences - Early Release All Students (No Good Beginnings)

11 - Veterans Day - No School

12 - Early Release All Students - Scheduled parent conferences

15–19 American Education Week

16 - CL Parent Meeting, 5:30 p.m.; Visions Parent Meeting, 7 p.m.

17 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

17 - Education Support Professionals Day

17 - LY Picture Retakes

18 - MP Booster Club meeting

18 - CMS Beginning and Jazz Band Concert 7 pm @ CMS

22 - School Board Meeting

24 - NO LATE START: Early Release - All Schools

25 - Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL

26 - Native American Heritage Day - NO SCHOOL

Sedro-Woolley School District Calendar 2021-2022

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