Weekly Tiger News

Emerson Elementary Communication - January 13, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Emerson Community!


Happy New Year and welcome back to school. I hope your time during winter break was restful. We are excited to be back to school continuing to focus on students’ academic and social emotional growth. We know the return from break has come with its own set of challenges as our school community has been impacted by COVID. We continue to be fully committed to adhering to our district’s health and safety protocols and want to remind families of the measures we have in place to mitigate risk for transmission. www.sno.wednet.edu/covid19.


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students will be recognizing and honoring the work of Dr. King within their classrooms. Students will learn about his life, legacy, and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement and the fight against racial injustice. In line with Dr. King’s vision, our school and district are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive education, so all students have the support and resources needed to reach their goals and dreams. To find out more about our District’s work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, visit https://www.sno.wednet.edu/Domain/3370.


Thank you, Emerson Community. Together we will make 2022 a wonderful year of learning and growth.


Go Tigers!


Alice Dailey, Principal Intern

Sam Hanson, Principal

Emerson Elementary School

360-563-7150

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

There will be no school on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Replacement Levies on February 2022 Ballot

At a December 8 meeting, the Snohomish School District Board of Directors adopted resolutions to place two propositions before voters on the February 8, 2022, ballot. Voters will consider two replacement levies - Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy and the Replacement Levy for Technology, Safety and Facility Improvements. Both levies would replace similar levies approved by voters in 2018 and are set to expire at the end of 2022.

K12 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:

SimpleReport

Please click here to register for the SimpleReport rapid antigen testing tool.

Upcoming Dates

January

17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day/No School

28 - Last day of 1st Semester

31 - Non-Student Day/No School


February

1 - 1st Day of 2nd Semester

8 - Election Day

18-21 Mid-Winter Break/No School

Reminders

  • With the cold and west weather, please make sure to send your student to school with a warm coat. Please remember to write your student's name on the tag in permanent marker.
  • Please consider sending your student to school with an extra set of clothes in their backpack. With the wet weather outside, we have had a lot of students coming in from recess wet and muddy. We have very limited extra clothing to provide to students.
  • We have had an increase in the amount of clothing in our lost and found. Please make sure to write your student's name on any clothing/water bottles/lunch boxes they take to school so we can return them to you.

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.


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Central Emerson PTA

The Central-Emerson PTA is looking forward for the NEW Year 2022 and this second part of our school year.


We are actively starting to look for all NEW board members for the next school year for 2022-2023. Our elections are coming up soon in April. All positions President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary are open. If interested, please email us at PTACentralEmerson@gmail.com. Minimal commitment, easy once a month zoom meetings, meet fellow parents, get to know the staff and principals, and work to make our schools better. Think about joining today - new fresh ideas and faces make a big impact. We need the 4 positions filled to meet State PTA requirements.


The PTA is already hard at work planning some fun activities and events for the Central-Emerson students for the New Year. Some of the ideas in the works:


  • Art to Remember
  • Booster Fun Run
  • PTA Sponsored Campus Clean and Gardening Day at Central and Emerson
  • And MORE!!!


The PTA will accept any ideas or parents looking to run an event. If interested in helping, please email PTACentralEmerson@gmail.com.


The PTA is also working with SnapDog Apparel to have an online ordering page for Central-Emerson Spirit Wear. More information coming soon.


Central Emerson is fully supporting the Renew Our Levies! Help support the levies and fill the gap for much needed school funds. VOTE YES! More information check here https://www.yessnohomish.org/ and district pages.


Be sure to look at our FB page for all news at Central-Emerson PTA.

Click here for Central Emerson PTA on Facebook.


If you have any questions – please contact ptacentralemerson@gmail.com.

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Emerson Elementary

Classroom Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Friday 8:35 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Main Number: 360-563-7150

Attendance Line: 360-563-7156

Attendance email: EM-Attendance@sno.wednet.edu

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.