STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

SHS VISION STATEMENT

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

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Excitement is in the air at Stanwood High School. Students and staff are enjoying a "regular" start to the year with assemblies, sporting events, clubs, and more.


We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, September 3th, at our curriculum night. Come see for yourself what is going on at the school.

PHOTO FROM FIRST ALL STUDENT BODY ASSEMBLY

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SEPTEMBER 13TH - CURRICULUM NIGHT

We will hold a curriculum night for parents/guardians on Tuesday, September 13th. Families can pick up student schedules between 6 and 6:25 p.m. in the commons. Then families will follow their child's schedules to hear about the curriculum used for their classes. **We have an "open time" for families who have multiple children at SHS or for single parents/guardians. That will give you a time to see a couple more teachers if you want to.


We will also hold a club fair between 6 and 6:25 p.m. in the commons.

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SEPTEMBER 14TH - LAST DAY FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES

September 14th is the final day for schedules changes. Students can pick up forms in the counseling center.


We cannot change a schedule based on a teacher request, lunch preference, or wanting to be in a class with a friend.

SEPTEMBER 15TH - MAKEUP PICTURE DAY

Has your child had their picture taken for the 22-23 school year? If not, then they need to get their photo taken on Thursday, September 15th, during the school day. We use the photos for safety purposes and also in the yearbook. The same photo is used for student id/asb cards.


Parents/guardians are encouraged to order photos ahead of time. Your child needs to bring a hard copy of the receipt when you order online. Here is the link:
Photo ordering link

SEPTEMBER 16TH - ADVISORY

Students will complete a character strong lesson during Friday's advisory session.

BAND WAITING FOR HALF TIME SHOW TO START

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PSAT TESTING SPOTS - BUY NOW

The PSAT is recommended for students who want to "practice" before taking the SAT test. The test is designed for juniors. We will give the test on Saturday, October 16th. The cost is $40. Students can pay for the test in the main office. We only have 40 spots this year.


**Any junior who wants to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship program needs to take this test.

BOOSTER CLUB TAIL GATE SERVED BY CULINARY ARTS

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VOLUNTEERING AT SHS

CALLING ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS!

Who wants to go back to high school for a couple days a year? We are gauging the interest for a parent volunteer group (no name yet) to be formed at the high school to support our students with positive engagement. This group would be like the Watchdogs groups that are formed at many of our elementary schools but is not exclusively for dads. We want everyone involved who wants to support our students and the hard-working staff at the high school. Our youth depend on us to lead by example! If you are interested, please e-mail your interest to join us for a short kick off meeting (time and date TBD) to tedmccammant@gmail.com by Monday, October 3rd.

CHEERLEADERS AT FRIDAY'S NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME

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NEW: CHROME BOOK ASSISTANCE/CHECKOUT

Support for Chromebooks will no longer be located in the Library. Students who need assistance with their Chromebook will need to visit the main office, specifically Mr. Ward. Students will be able to seek support during 5th and 6th periods of the school day.

Before seeking assistance, please try these troubleshooting steps:

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LUNCH SCHEDULE

We offer two lunches at Stanwood High School. Your child's lunch period is based on their fourth period teacher. The teachers on the first and second floor have first lunch. Teachers on the third floor have second lunch (exception to that are Mr. Ward, Mrs. Gammell and Mrs. Ray as they have first lunch). Students will be able to purchase a lunch in the commons area at Stanwood High School or bring their own. Students can look for the lunch posters around campus to find out which lunch they have.

DRINKS/FOOD ON CAMPUS

We encourage students to bring water bottles and use the water bottle filler stations located

throughout the school. Students can bring outside drinks and food to school. However, we

don’t accept food deliveries from companies, such as Uber or Grubhub. When

parents/guardians drop off food items for students, the students need to pick up the food in

between class or at lunch. Please make sure your student knows you are dropping off food for

them. Students should not leave class to pick up food.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Student Dress Code - Please review the school board policy and procedure regarding student dress code. Students' choices in matters of dress should be made in consultation with their parents. There is a reasonable expectation that:
  • A health or safety hazard shall be presented by the student's dress or appearance including possible membership in a gang or hate groups;
  • Damage to school property shall result from the student's dress; or
  • A material and substantial disruption of the educational process will result from the students' dress or appearance.

ATTENDANCE

Students late to school - Students are required to stop in the office and sign in when they are late to school (or need to leave early).


Students are considered absent when they are more than five minutes late to class.


**Parents/guardians have 72 hours to clear absences. If absences are not excused (after 72 hours), then the student will not be allowed to make-up assignments.

CELL PHONES

Students need to keep their cell phones put away during class unless used for an educational purpose. When students don't comply with keeping their cell phone put away, our school security officer, Gary Chaney, will pick up their phone. Students can pick up their cell phone at the end of the day. We will no longer require parents/guardians to come pick up the cell phones.

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

So that we can make our yearbook ordering more accurate, yearbook sales will end Monday, January 28th, 2023. YEARBOOKS WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER THAT DATE. Please keep your receipt to ensure that you can pick up your book at the end of the school year. The cost for all students is $50.00 through September 30th, 2022. October 1st-January 31st, 2023 the cost will be $70.00 each.


Senior photos will be due Friday, October 7th, 2022. Please schedule your photo shoot with a photographer as early in the summer as possible. Photographers and studios are very busy in the Fall. Guidelines for photo submission will be available in early in September on the high school's website.


Grad ads for seniors will be due Friday, October 21st, 2022. Instructions for the grad ads and submission guidelines will be available in early in September on the high school website.

YOUTH FOOTBALL AND LITTLE CHEER WAIT FOR FOOTBALL TEAM

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Spartan fall sports are rolling! Our teams have had some great outings to begin the season - make sure to follow us on social media for updates. @go_shsspartans


Student-Athlete Study Hall will begin on late-start Wednesday mornings for athletes serving a period of academic probation. This Wednesday, September 14th will be the first day in Room #207 - students should arrive on time (7:30am) with work to do. We are also searching for volunteers to monitor Study Hall. Please reach out to our Athletic Office for more information.


Visit our website for more information and follow along with us on social media at @go_shsspartans.


Home Games This Week:

Mon. Sep. 12 - JV Boys Tennis 3:30pm

Mon. Sep. 12 - Volleyball 5:15/7:00pm

Tue. Sep. 13 - Girls Swim 3:00pm

Wed. Sep. 14 - Boys Varsity Tennis 3:30pm

Wed. Sep. 14 - C-Team Football 4:00pm

Thu. Sep. 15 - JV Boys Tennis 3:30pm

Thu. Sep. 15 - Girls Soccer 5:00/7:00pm


Click Here for helpful links related to Spartan Athletics!

STUDENT CROWD AT FRIDAY'S NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME

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SHS WEBSITE

Please visit the high school website for any late-breaking news, information about the school - clubs, activities, athletics, advisory, culminating project, and more.


https://shs.stanwood.wednet.edu

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Family Communication


September 9, 2022


I am reminded of the power of routines as we head into our second week of school. Routines that are predictable and repeatable provide a sense of stability and structure for our students and families. This year, we will be setting routines and developing skills to learn how we can support one another across three key areas:

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • School Improvement Goals and Strategies

  • District-wide Planning for Success



We have framed these key areas around a promise to our community: all students in the Stanwood-Camano School District will be empowered to learn in an inclusive setting and prepared for the future of their choice. This promise is foundational to what we commit to providing for all students and is the basis of our five-year strategic plan. This plan will drive the routines and structures we build to support staff, students, and families.


Introducing our Strategic Plan 2022-27


On Aug. 16, the School Board approved the district's five-year Strategic Plan. Many of you contributed to the creation of this plan over the past year by serving on one of the planning teams or completing a survey. More than 2,500 individuals participated in this nearly year-long process, and we are grateful for your help.


The Plan features four goals and measures for student success.


  • Goal 1: Every student in preschool to Grade 3 will develop the social-emotional and academic competencies critical for their future growth and development

  • Goal 2: Every student will be a learner that is empowered to advocate for and pursue their own educational passions and to address issues in collaborative and resourceful ways

  • Goal 3: Every student will demonstrate continuous growth toward meeting academic, social-emotional, and behavioral goals at a pace that eliminates opportunity and achievement gaps

  • Goal 4: Every student will graduate from high school with the skills, experiences, and readiness to pursue the future of their choosing



Through this process of creating the Strategic Plan, our planning teams “painted” our portrait of a Stanwood-Camano graduate:

  • College, Career, Life-Ready Graduate

  • Resilient Scholar

  • Effective, Collaborative Communicator

  • Intellectual Innovator

  • Solution-Seeker

  • Responsible, Community-Minded Citizen


I invite you to review the Strategic Plan four-page summary HERE.


Throughout the year, as we embed the plan into our daily work as a district, I will continue to report to you on our progress.


Get social with us!
Please remember to follow the SCSD on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and please follow my tweets @rumbaughsupt.


Respectfully,


Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

Superintendent

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Library Information: If you have not yet checked out a chromebook, please come to the SHS Library to check one out. If you still have a chromebook from last school year, please exchange it for a new one, as last year's chromebooks have been locked. Check out the September Library Newsletter. The Library Website provides a lot of information, including textbook information. The library hours are 7:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Click here to visit the Destiny Catalog.

NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12TH

Monday - Regular Schedule


Tuesday - Regular Schedule


Wednesday - Late Start Wednesday


Thursday - Regular Schedule


Friday - Advisory Schedule

COUNSELOR/ADMINISTRATOR BREAKDOWN

Do you have questions and are not sure who to contact? Here is the breakdown by counselor and administrator based on student last name.



Counseling:

Paige Watson A – Em

Maren Holzinger En - K

Tricia Tayon L - Rh

Emily Elde Ri - Z


Administrators:

Carolyn Coombs A – K

Tom Wilfong L - Z

Zach Ward - Attendance

SCHOOL CALENDAR

To review the school calendar, click on the link below.


Student Calendar 22-23

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:


September 13th - Curriculum night 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.

September 15th - Make-up School Picture Day 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

September 16th - Advisory

September 19th-24th - Homecoming Week

September 23rd - Advisory

September 24th - Homecoming Dance

September 23rd - Advisory

September 30th - Advisory

October 1st - SAT Test


October 4th - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.


October 10th - Financial Aid Night (time tbd)

October 13th - College and Career Readiness Night (time tbd)

October 15th - PSAT Test

October 18th - Retake School Picture Day 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

October 18th - Senior Class Meeting with Jostens during 5th period

October 18th - Senior Class Group Photo during 6th period


October 18th - School Board Meeting 6 p.m.


October 20th - State Earthquake Drill

October 21st - No School/Teacher Curriculum Day

October 22nd - Hall of Fame Athletic Banquet

October 29th - AWSL Student Leadership Conference


November 1st - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.


November 2nd - 4th Fall Conferences 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


November 4th - First Quarter Ends


November 8th - ASB Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


November 11th - No School, Veterans Day


November 15th - School Board Mtg. - 6 p.m.

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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.