Grizzly Gazette

April 4th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon. I hope your spring break will be enjoyed with family and friends. Once spring break is over, we have just a few short months left in the 2021-22 school year. There is a lot of work to be done between now and the end of the year.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be administered starting in May along with the Spring MAP assessment as well. Those dates will be sent out in the next Grizzly Gazette. The date for Field Day will be sent out as well.

April 11th is the targeted date for volunteers to return to the buildings. In order to volunteer, you must complete the following three items identified below by clicking the links for each. Thank you.

The following are needed to complete the Volunteer Application:
-Volunteer Application (Below)
-Volunteer Handbook Acknowledgment (Below on the final page of the handbook)
-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Training (Access Online Training HERE)

Forms and Resources

  • Volunteer Application - Must complete and submit for clearance prior to volunteering. All applicable policies must be reviewed and current COVID-19 vaccination provided in the clearance process. Once the clearance is complete, verification is returned to the school(s) for their records. Specific volunteer arrangements should be made through the school(s) directly.

  • Volunteer Driver - Must complete and submit for driver clearance PRIOR to parent-driver field trips. Volunteer drivers are utilized upon teacher request only and all requested items including current abstract and insurance information must be submitted. (Please note: Online driver abstracts are NOT acceptable unless prior approval from Volunteer Liaison to ensure correct format is requested from DMV.)

  • Volunteer Handbook - Guidelines and information for volunteers.

Dr. Rumbaugh's Friday Family Message

Hello Families,

We wish to convey our profound sadness at the senseless death of Officer Dan Rocha of the Everett Police Department on Friday, March 25. Officer Rocha was a husband and father of two children in our district, his immediate family includes district employees, and we join with our community in grieving for them. No words here can relieve their pain, but we want them to know that we are here to support them during this time.

Our Stanwood-Camano community includes many first responders like Officer Rocha, and they are true heroes. Our counselors are available to support any students, staff, and families needing help dealing with this unimaginable loss.

The memorial service for Officer Rocha will be held on Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Angel of the Winds Arena (2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA 98201). The service will be open to the public. Please see the Everett Police Department memorial page for Officer Rocha for complete information.

New Principals at Cedarhome Elementary and Elger Bay Elementary
We are proud to announce our new principals at CES and EBE starting with the 2022-2023 school year. Kimberly Caldwell has been selected as the new principal of Cedarhome Elementary, and Tim Dickinson has been selected as the new principal of Elger Bay Elementary.

Caldwell is currently the principal of Lakewood Elementary in the Lakewood School District, where she has served since 2018. We appreciate Kimberly’s positive attitude, her leadership skills, and experience building relationships with students, families, and staff.

Dickinson is currently principal and director of teaching and learning at Conway School in the Conway School District, where he has served since 2018. Tim is a strong, inclusive instructional leader and effective communicator in his current school and has built a positive culture there with both families and staff.

The process for selecting a new principal for both schools included surveys of families and staff on the characteristics and traits sought in a new building leader. Staff and families were included on the interview team and finalists were presented at a community meeting.

Levy Video
This is our ‘why’ for placing the Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy on the ballot for a second time on April 26. Please click HERE or on the picture to watch the video on our YouTube channel to learn more about how this levy truly impacts the education of our students at every level and maintains our facilities to serve them and our community. Ballots will be mailed to Stanwood-Camano voters on April 8, please return yours by mail or in the dropboxes in Stanwood and on Camano Island. For complete information about the levy, visit

Superintendent Listening Session April 12
I will be holding a Superintendent Listening Session on Tuesday, April 12, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please join me to share your thoughts on what is going well and what are opportunities for improvement - the link is HERE.

Last Day of School is now June 20, 2022
The school calendar has been updated to reflect that the last day of school is now June 20, 2022. This reflects the three make-up days due to inclement weather this past fall and winter. The last day of school will be an early release at 9:40 a.m. for grades 6-12 and 11:00 a.m. for grades K-5.

Have a wonderful spring break!
Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

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