Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - February 4th

Message from the Principal

Dear Little Cedars Families,

As the year goes on, I am reflecting on all of the relationships I have made with the students at Little Cedars. This is a very special community of staff and students. However, with not having evening functions and volunteers in the building, it has been hard for me to make the connections with parents. I would love to hear from you and get to know you better. When you get a chance, I would love for you to send me a picture of you and your family and a note so I can get to know you better!

For cuteness, below are pictures of my three crazy dogs! They are my "calm" when I get home each evening!

Don't forget that next week is the last week to refer students for Highly Capable.

Anne Nielsen


Replacement levies on February 8 ballot

Both the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy and the Replacement Levy for Technology, Safety and Facility Improvements expire at the end of 2022.

These levies help fill the gap between what the state funds and what it really takes to provide a full and rich learning experience in safe and secure schools for Snohomish School District’s almost 9,300 students.

Proposals to replace both expiring levies are on the February 8, 2022 ballot.

We are committed to openness and transparency. Learn more about these replacement levies at the links below:

Parent Pick Up Reminder

Reminder for parents picking up their students after school, please make sure to have the flier with your child's name in the windshield. This helps us to see who is next in line to be picked up.


Valentines: (please check with your classroom teacher for specifics, but here are district recommendations)

* Individually wrapped commercial made valentines with treats are ok, but will need to be eaten at home

*No food during classroom parties

*Only one volunteer per classroom

*Passing out valentines is fine but no envelopes

4/5/6/ Highly Capable Program

Link to the packet:

Friday, February 11 - Completed referral packet deadline. Completed packets can be turned in at student home schools or the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). There is a drop box at the district office. The testing dates and times can be found in the referral packet.

Questions can be directed to Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258 or

APEX Fun Run is coming- save the dates

Little Cedars Spring Fundraiser will be March 1st- 11th. APEX

Spring Into Kindergarten Event - March 16th

Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2022-2023 kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m. at district elementary schools. Families should complete and return their kindergarten registration paperwork that day. Each school will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more)

More event information and registration materials will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more at [/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2445]

2022 Little Cedars Fun Days

  • February 22nd- 2-22-22 (Tuesday)- Tutus and bow ties and taco Tuesday for lunch
  • February 25th - Sports Day - Wear your favorite team gear or colors
  • March 25th - Harry Potter Day - Wear something to represent a Harry Potter character
  • May 4th - May the 4th be with you - Wear something to represent a Star Wars character
  • April 29th - Wacky Day - Dress Wacky

Lost and Found

We have many items collecting in our lost and found area. If you notice an item of clothing missing lately please remind your student to stop by the lost and found. Unfortunately we are not able to have parents in the building at this time.

A Pause on Volunteers

As the district monitors COVID numbers, we have decided that we will allow volunteers again in the building after mid-winter break. Teachers that are ready for volunteers will reach out to their parents to let you know when they need help.

Please take the time to fill our our volunteer application:

Info is available here on your school website -

Little Cedars Volunteer Guidelines

First and foremost, thank you for your willingness to support staff and students at Little Cedars. It means so much to your children to see you making a commitment to school.

All volunteers will be required to:

*complete and pass the background application

*present a valid state COVID-19 vaccination card

*present a valid state ID card

*sign-in at the school’s front desk

*wear a proper fitting mask/ face covering

*follow the school’s COVID-19 protocols.

*wear a visitor’s badge

*stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Characteristics of a great parent volunteer

Dependable, flexible, patient, positive, want to help staff and students, stay busy, be a model parent and volunteer in how you conduct yourself. We appreciate your time and energy!

Entering the building:

Anytime you want to enter our building, you must enter through the main doors at the front of school AND register at the front office.

When working with children-

You may see or hear something that concerns you. Confidentiality is a critical expectation. What you see here should be kept to yourself and shared with the teacher or principal should you be worried about their welfare.

PTA's Weekly Wolverine Newsletter

Keep up to date with Little Cedar's PTA by viewing their Weekly Wolverine Newsletter:

Highlights of this weeks newsletter: (For more details click on the link for the full newsletter)

  • Art Club Sign-ups- Register Now!
  • Spirit Wear is here
  • PTA Meeting - February 8th @ 7:00 pm
  • Running Club coming soon - Sign up to be a volunteer

SNO-ISLE Libraries Student Access

Welcome to your student account!

Use SN + your student I.D. number to:

(Password/PIN is 1234)

  • Check out 10 physical items at any library location
  • Download 30 digital items (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
  • Access online homework help and streaming content
  • Use remote printing and pick up your prints at any library

K-12 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Guidance Changes

    The Washington State Department of Health updated its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year on January 7, 2022. 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:

      • Isolation reduced to five days at home since symptom onset or positive test. Must be symptom- and fever-free (no medication) to return after five days.
      • If symptoms not resolved upon return, person must take another test. If still testing positive, individual must isolate another five days.
    • Quarantine (close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19)
      • No quarantine needed if close contacts are asymptomatic and:
        • Ages 18+ up to date with vaccines (primary series and boosters);
        • Ages 5–17 completed primary series of vaccines; or
        • Had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 90 days and recovered.
      • The district and our schools offer the Test to Stay Program for students and staff who do not meet the above criteria and are close contacts.
      • Those who choose not to participate in Test to Stay and choose not to test must quarantine for 10 days. Quarantine should last for 10 days after the last close contact. However, if any COVID-19 symptoms develop during the 10 days, the individual should isolate and get tested.
    • Test to Stay Program -
      • Test to Stay is now inclusive of all staff and students, regardless of where the exposure occurred.
      • Those who choose not to participate in Test to Stay and choose not to test must quarantine for 10 days. Quarantine should last for 10 days after the last close contact. However, if any COVID-19 symptoms develop during the 10 days, the individual should isolate and get tested.
    • Household
    • Sick?
    • District COVID-19 Self-Reporting Tool -
      • Through our online Self-Reporting Tool, staff and families can report if they or their student have tested positive for COVID-19 or has been determined to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • If a student or staff member tests positive or has been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive (non-school related exposure) for COVID-19, please let your school nurse or principal know so they are aware of isolation and quarantine dates and can provide support.

  • u/simplereport

Test to Stay Program

The Snohomish School District, the Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognize the importance of students remaining in school after potential exposure to COVID-19 at school but are not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus. The Snohomish School District is participating in the DOH Test to Stay Program. The program will be implemented in our schools beginning Monday, December 6.

The state’s Test to Stay Program was introduced to keep exposed students in school after showing a negative test result to the COVID-19 virus. Students who are exposed at school would be tested with parental/guardian consent using rapid antigen tests administered by trained school personnel. A negative test result would allow students to stay in school.

In order to administer the rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the testing process, parents/guardians of students must enroll in the online registration tool at this link prior to testing. Students ages 18 and older can complete the registration process on their own. This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or students (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.

Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate for 10 days. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District.

Participation Guidelines - DOH Test to Stay Program:

  • Parent/guardian consent and registration of student is required.
  • Students may attend school but may not participate in extra or co-curricular activities. Students must remain in modified quarantine outside of school for 7 days.
  • Test #1 will be performed at school following recognition of exposure, and a second test will be collected 5-7 days after last exposure.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, they must isolate themselves at home and follow DOH isolation guidance.
  • Fully vaccinated students who meet the definition of close contact and remain asymptomatic are not required to quarantine or participate in the DOH Test to Stay Program. However, they are welcome to participate and are encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after their exposure date.
  • Students exposed to COVID-19 outside of school or as household contacts are not eligible to participate in this program, per the DOH.
  • Students not meeting guidelines will return to out-of-school quarantine process.
  • Students meeting the above guidelines may stay in school if they show negative results and show no symptoms of the virus.

The Snohomish School District is committed to keeping our schools safe and students healthy. Please join us by registering your child today. Please direct questions to your school principal or David Greene, COVID-19 Administrator, at 360-563-7245.

Important resources:

Pre-order your yearbook!

Don't forget to pre-order your yearbook at for $17! Yearbooks are distributed the last week of the school year. Scholarships are available for families in financial need.

Upcoming important dates:

  • Monday, February 14, 2022 -Valentines Day
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)

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,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,