Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - August 26, 2021

Message from the Principal - Mrs. Nielsen

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Happy Thursday! The family newsletter will normally be sent out on Fridays, but tomorrow I am taking my daughter to college (Go Zags!). Next week we will be back to Friday for the weekly information!


It was wonderful to meet many of you at the Parent Q and A on Wednesday. I hope that all of your questions were answered. Below is a copy of our Safety Plan. Please continue to ask questions and let us know any concerns you may have.


Thursday, September 2nd is Meet the Teacher. We want to make sure that we keep everyone safe- that is our top priority. We look forward to seeing you next week. As always, please email me if you have any questions: anne.nielsen@sno.wednet.edu


Anne Nielsen

Principal, Little Cedars Elementary

Placement Information

You will be able to find out your child's teacher through Skyward on September 2 starting at 10 a.m. Please note that our enrollment is still fluctuating and there is always a possibility of adding students or even staff to balance classrooms. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Camp Kindergarten - Save the Date

Wednesday, September 1

8:30-11:30 a.m.

We are hoping to meet all of our Kindergartners the morning of September 1st! Come join the Little Cedars’ Kindergarten teachers for a special get-together! We are excited to play, create, explore, and make new Kindergarten friends. Parents, please make sure that your child is here by 8:15 a.m in the gym. You will have time to meet some PTA members as well. This will be a time for our Kindergarten students to meet the teachers and get to know one another. We ask that parents are back at Little Cedars by 11:30 a.m. to pick your child up.


Kindergarten class rosters will be determined following camp and then communicated via email on September 2. You will also receive a link to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher. This is our opportunity to meet each other and learn about the upcoming school year. Family conferences will take place September 8-10. Our first day of kindergarten is September 13.


PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BRING A SNACK AND MASKS MUST BE WORN INDOORS.

Meet the Teacher - Thursday, September 2- PLEASE READ


We are looking forward to having students see their classroom on Thursday September 2nd. All families will meet the teachers outside in our lower parking lot. The students will be the only ones entering the building. After you meet in the parking lot with your child’s teacher, they will be taking your child in the building to show them around and let them see the classroom. Once the students go in, we ask that parents go to the upper playground and wait for the teacher to bring your child to you. The PTA will have popsicles for the students once they meet you on the playground.


We are asking for parents to park in the upper parking lot or at Glacier Peak. The lower parking lot will be closed and that is where your child will find their teacher (by grade level) when you first arrive for Meet the Teacher. We thank you for your understanding of the format that we will be using this year. We want to make sure that we are keeping our students safe.


We ask all parents and students to please wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.


So that we can limit the number of families and students at one time, PLEASE COME AT YOUR SPECIFIED TIME:


  • 12:30- 1:15 p.m. - Last name beginning with A-G
  • 1:30- 2:15 p.m. - Last name beginning with H- O
  • 2:30- 3:15 p.m. - Last name beginning with P-Z

Safety Plan Handbook for Parents

Mask/face coverings

It is clear in the updated guidance and from directives from Governor Inslee that masks/face coverings are required inside of all K-12 schools and on all buses, regardless of vaccination status. This is a state requirement. Masks/face coverings are not required when outdoors. Mask/face covering exceptions may be made for students with certain medical conditions or receiving special education services in some cases and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Bus Transportation

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your student’s eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate. Please use the eLink/Verstrans online tool.) 2021-2022 routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Verstrans after Monday, August 30. After that time, please call the Transportation Office at 360-563-3525 if you don’t see route/schedule information available for your student.


The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. After Monday, August 30, click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021


Please note that there will be no bus passes issued at all for this school year.

After school parent pick-up form

If you plan to pick up your child from school every day we ask that you fill out an After School Pick up form and return it to the office.


Also, please make sure that you have the sheet of paper with your child's name and grade in the dashboard so that we can quickly bring your child to you.

Attendance Reminders

Please call the school office 360-563-2920 daily to inform staff of your child’s absence. Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. For our students’ safety and for their parents’ peace of mind, a Call Alert Program has been set up to notify parents if their child does not arrive at school. The program operates as follows:


If a student is going to be absent or tardy from school, the parent should call the school’s absentee message line (360-563-2920) before 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Messages may be left on this message line at any time night or day. If we have not heard from you, we will attempt to call you to verify your student’s safety. This takes a great deal of staff time because of our large enrollment, so please try to notify the office before school starts in the morning. Also, for safety reasons, no student may leave the school campus during the school day without being signed out in person by his/her guardian or a designated adult.


According to Snohomish School District policy, absences due to illness or a health condition; a religious observance when requested by the student’s parents; a school approved activity; a family emergency; a school disciplinary action or short-term suspension as required by state law, are excused. When a student returns to school after an absence, according to state law, they must bring a note from their parent(s) verifying the reason for the absence.


If an absence is excused, the student can make up all missed assignments outside of class under reasonable conditions and time limits established by his/her teacher(s), except that in participation-type classes, a student’s grade may be affected because of the student’s inability to make up activities conducted during a class period.


Classes start promptly at 8:10 a.m. Students arriving between 8:10 -10:10a.m. will be marked tardy. Students arriving after 10:10 a.m. will be marked as half-day absent. Any student arriving after 8:10 a.m.am should sign in at the office before proceeding to class.


ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Law requires all parents to have their children enrolled and attending school full time in the district in which they reside. Washington State Law requires us to schedule a conference with the parents of any child with two unexcused absences in a month. After the fifth unexcused absence, we are required to meet with you and establish an agreement for attendance. At the seventh unexcused absence in a month or the tenth unexcused absence in the school year, we are required to file a petition for a hearing in juvenile court.

Medicine at School

:Medication is defined as all drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter. The school is authorized to administer oral medication by RCW 28A.210.260 and 28A.210.270 to students during school hours or while students are in the custody of the school only when necessary to permit the student to attend school. The staff does NOT administer medication by injection at school. Neither can they administer over the counter medication without the approved paperwork from your child’s healthcare provider (doctor).


Oral medication will be administered only when the school office is in receipt of a current, written request from a Licensed Health Care Provider and parent/legal guardian. Medication request forms are available in the school office and must be completely filled out. Medication must arrive at school in the original pharmacy container and delivered by an adult.

For more information please contact our Nurse Rose Flaherty

Little Cedars Handbook

Our Little Cedars Handbook can be found on LCE's website.

Picture Days for 21/22

21/22 Registration is still open (Kindergarten to 6th grade)

We are still open for online registration for 2021/22 school year. If you already have a student in the Snohomish School District you will go to Family Access to fill out your student's online registration forms. If you are a new family you will go to the NSOE portal. If you need help please call the school office at 360-563-2912. If you are not sure which school your child will go to please go to the school locator.


Links for enrollment forms:


More information visit www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten

Little Cedars PTA News

We strive to benefit all students at Little Cedars Elementary in their education, health, safety and welfare as we connect with each other in our community.

Please see our website for more information.

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.