STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF MAY 3RD, 2021

SHS VISION STATEMENT

Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.

DISTRICT FAMILY SURVEY

Thank you for taking the time to help us prepare for reopening schools in the fall by answering the following questions.


The information will be used as part of the district Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan.


Spanish Version of Parent Survey for Recovery Plan


English Version of Parent Survey


**Survey closes May 10th

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CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION CEREMONY

We will hold the Class of 2021 Graduation ceremony on Friday, June 11th, at 7 p.m. at Bob Larson Stadium. There will be limited seating. We will livestream the ceremony.


Other end of year activities, such as the Celebration of Excellence, Scholarship Night, and Senior Athletic Banquet, will be held virtually.

WINTER SPORTS BEGIN MAY 3RD

Our winter season for sports will start on Monday, May 3rd. Students need to sign up as soon as possible. Please go to the high school athletic site for directions on how to sign up:


https://shs.stanwood.wednet.edu/athletics

SENIOR GRADUATION SUPPLY PICK UP - MAY 5TH

Seniors will be able to pick up their previously ordered graduation supplies on Wednesday, May 5th, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Seniors will drive through the Ag Lot to pick up the supplies.

ADVISORY - MAY 5TH

All grade levels will have advisory on Wednesday, May 5th at 10 a.m. (virtual session).

ATTENDANCE

Asynchronous Attendance Attestation

Every Monday (for our AA group) and Thursday (for our BB group) students will attest to their attendance for their asynchronous days. Students can also order five day meal bags, which will be delivered to them after in-person school on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Speaking of Attendance

Whether your Spartan comes into the building or is staying remote, please call us on either their AA or BB day to let us know why they are absent. With Covid protocols, this is extremely important. Thank you!

SPARTAN INTERVIEWS

Check out the latest Spartan Interview.
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FBLA STATE RESULTS

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LIBRARY HOURS EXTENDED

The library is now open Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays from 7:10 - 7:40 a.m., during passing times, and 1:35 - 2:10 p.m.


The library will continue to be open from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

TRANSLATED COLEGE PREPARATION MATERIALS

Translated Materials Can Help More Families Plan for College

Students benefit when family members are supportive of their goals and informed about education options. Below are some resources that are available in multiple languages to help students and families navigate college and career planning and financial aid:

  • The College Knowledge Book is a comprehensive college and career planning resource developed with student input. Topics include college applications, financial aid, apprenticeship opportunities, and more. All handouts are available in English, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • GEAR UP’s family newsletters include college readiness and financial aid information for students in 7th through 12th grade. While the newsletters are designed to be distributed by schools, families can access them directly on GEAR UP’s website. Each edition is offered in Arabic, Chuukese, English, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • The new Washington State Student Loan Education Site provides learning modules to help families better understand education costs and considerations. The site can be displayed in more than 20 languages.
  • With the new Washington College Grant (WCG), more students are eligible for financial aid than ever before. It’s not too late to apply for fall 2021! Learn more in the WCG Overview flyer: (English | Spanish | Somali |Russian | Vietnamese)
  • Debunk common financial aid myths with the Financial Aid Myths & Facts flyer: (English | Spanish)

Learn more and plan for the future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.

FULL DAY HYBRID MODEL REMINDERS

This past week we started our full day hybrid model. Thank you for your patience as we all adjust to the new program.


Students in cohort A will attend school on Mondays/Tuesdays (last name A - K). Students in cohort B will attend school on Thursdays/Fridays (last name L - Z). Students remaining in the distance learning model will attend virtual google meets on Thursdays/Fridays. Those students need to stay in the google meet until the teacher closes the google meet.


Students on campus need to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. They also need to stay 6 feet apart.


For more information on our full day program, click on the link below.


Full day hybrid information link
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LUNCH INFORMATION

Beginning April 26, all students will have access to free grab and go lunches when they attend in person (it will also include breakfast for the following day). Additionally, students will be able to pick up a 5-day meal bag when they leave school on either Tuesday or Friday. Students will be able to sign up for the 5-day meal bag when completing their attendance form each week.


Students will use hand sanitizer before and after they eat. We have hand sanitizer stations at all three eating locations. We also have microwaves for student use.


Students will use the QR code to screen in for lunch. Students will select the name of their fourth period teacher and also what seat they are sitting in. Students who don't have a cell phone can use their chrome book to complete this process.

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BUS LINE UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL

The bus line up order is below for you.
We have a shuttle bus that goes between SHS and LHHS. The schedule is below for you.

STUDENT/FAMILY SUPPORT

Hello parents/guardians and students!

I started on Monday, April 26th, and have been sorting through electronic files to find students who may need hope in realizing that they CAN pass classes! Some have dug a hole - but it is NOT too late to get a hand out and get on firm ground!

I will be contacting some of you personally, but if you or your student want a plan developed JUST for YOU - please contact me! I am here at your disposal!

Clarene Ricarte, cricarte@stanwood.wednet.edu

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Now that we are back in school, it is a good time to remind families of our dress code policy. Please review the policy below. Thank you for your help in making sure your student is dressed appropriately for school.

SIGNS OF SUICIDE INFORMATION

The district uses the signs of suicide program. The flyer below can be used as a resource for families.

SAFE SCHOOL APP

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LIBRARY HOURS

The library is open on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

We are expanding hours for the other days of the week.

Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 7:10 - 7:40 a.m., passing time, 1:35 - 2:10 p.m.


Students need to be screened in at the front door before going up to the third floor to the library.


This is a great time to return novels and textbooks that students are no longer using. We have a drop off box just inside the front doors of the building.


Library website

HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND PLAN INFORMATION

All students are required to complete a high school and beyond plan by the end of their senior year. Mr. Short sent information to all students about this requirement to their student email address.



To log into Xello:

· Go to the Your School’s website.

· Click on For Students, then click on Xello Student Login

· Log In with your School Email Account


How to Access Lessons in Xello


Class of 2021:

There are 7 required lessons to complete in Xello. It is extremely important that students have current information especially in the experiences section and goals. When they ask teachers for letters of recommendation, the teachers will ask students to share their Xello profile with them, as they will be able to easily pull information from there to include in the letter.

Link to Senior handout


Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024:

Once you log into the program, scroll down to lessons, and complete the Inventory Review Lesson. This will be a huge help as the data we gather from the assessments in Xello, your saved career clusters in Xello, and saved Careers of interest will be used to assist us in developing courses for next year to better meet your needs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY:

May 3rd - Winter Sports begin
May 5th - Library open 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 5th - Seniors pick up graduation supplies
May 5th - Administrator led advisory
May 8th - SAT test
May 8th - Superintendent job interviews
May 10th - National Honor Society Inductions
May 12th - Library open 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 19th - Library open 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 19th - Administrator led advisory
May 24th - Celebration of Excellence
May 26th - Library open 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 31st - No School/Memorial Day


DISTRICT NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.


El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.