Stanwood Middle School
Family Update - May 29th, 2021
A message from our Counselor Ms. Fox!
Here to Help
Hello Everyone! In our Wednesday Class Meeting this week, we began to wrap up our year of Character Strong lessons and social emotional learning that we have covered in Advisory and Class Meetings. It’s been fun! This week, we talked about the power of naming feelings, facing a challenge or “steep hill” with the support of others so it feels more doable, and the value of putting our focus on our goals and something positive.
As one of the Character Strong founders says, “What we give our attention to amplifies.” It is important to acknowledge how strange and tough this year has been for everyone in our own ways — and certainly to give space to young people for the unusual and stressful challenges they have faced — while also placing our attention on something positive in the future. As we focus on our goals and hope, our brain literally begins to re-wire in those directions. Pretty cool!
I would also like to share a few resources that may be of interest to some families and students. First, there is a great program for parents / families coming up in June — take a look below, and be sure to sign up in advance if you are interested. Also, the Teen Link information is below — it is important for all of us to support kids’ mental health, now more than ever.
We are here to help. You are never alone. Sometimes these kind reminders are helpful for adults and kids alike. Please reach out if you have questions or could use some extra support. We are seeing the ways in which the unique stressors of this year have impacted our students — let’s wrap our arms around kids and make sure they get support. Let us know if you need help finding that.
All My Best,
Stanwood Middle School
11 days of school left! Finish strong!
Class of 2025 Information
Last week, Ms. Christmas sent an email to all parents about t-shirts for our drive through recognition. If you haven't filled out the form for your Class of 2025 t-shirt, please do so by Monday, May 31st. Here is the link: 8th Grade T-Shirt Form
We will celebrate the Class of 2025 with a drive-through final hurrah on Monday, June 14th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for your first official Freshman Class activity. Stanwood High School is planning on Link Crew Orientation on Friday, August 27 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Current 6th and 7th graders registered for their electives last week in Social Studies classes. We know that there are still some students who need to register. Please email Ms. Fox and/or Ms. Christmas with the classes you'd like to take next year, along with alternates.
One Class Meeting
This Wednesday, June 2, we will have one all-school class meeting starting at 11:15 a.m. Staff from the YMCA will present their options for Summer programs, as well as a quick check-in from our school staff (+ all of the announcements you need for the final days of school).
Chromebook (with cords) and Hotspot Return
We will collect all Hotspots and Chromebooks starting June 11. For students in the BB Cohort, we will collect Chromebooks and cords during the school day for students who have completed all of the course work. For students in the AA Cohort we will collect on Monday during the school day. Distance Learners can turn in their tech starting on Monday during the school day and/or during the drive through. We will continue to collect chromebooks, cords, and hotspots at the office during the weekdays on June 15th-18th.
Our students recently completed MAP testing for Math; this week we will MAP test for Language Arts classes.
Extra Help is Available
On Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday students can log into Google Meet using either the code SMOT or DAVI to work with either Mrs. Smothermon or Mrs. Davidson for help on any work. Also, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., students can use the code PALM for help from Mrs. Palmer.
Have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
Teacher Email Addresses
Here is our staff list with email addresses for quick reference in case you need to contact teachers:
ROBERSON (BEUTHIEN) email@example.com
WALKER (ROSE ) firstname.lastname@example.org
TEN HOOPEN (Ruhaak) email@example.com
Reminders we have sent previously:
Please make sure your student, especially 6th graders and other students new to our building, know their first period teachers name. We will have many adults at the entrance to the building, in the hallways and outside classrooms to help direct students. We also have signs posted all over the building. First period teachers will help students with directions to their second period class and we will once again have many adults in the hallways to help guide students safely and comfortably to throughout their day and entire six period day including lunches.
Bus routing. All busses will go the high school first to be screened before coming to Stanwood Middle School. For the process at the high school students receive a stamp on their wrist to verify they have been screened, please make sure your student is aware. Students being dropped off and students walking will be screened at the front of the building. At the end of the day busses will pick up students at the front of the building and parents can pick up students in our east parking lot.
As we plan for Spartans to return to Stanwood Middle School, our top priority is everyone's safety.
You and your Spartan will see videos and posters (examples below) to reflect student expectations to keep everyone safe and healthy at school.
All teachers will make sure on Monday and Thursday students know where to go for lunch. Lunch is determined by 4th period classes. Students with classes on the first floor fourth period will have first lunch. Students with classes on the second floor fourth period will have second lunch.
As we work to follow all of the protocols required for our return, it is important that you make sure your Spartan knows the following:
a. Daily Attestation questions + temperature check to be in building.
b. Students will go straight to their first class in the morning.
c. Masks covering nose and mouth at all times.
d. Social distancing in classrooms and hallways at all times.
e. Bathroom breaks during class time only.
f. No food allowed, except in the lunch room. Water bottles are allowed, students just need to ask to step into the hallway to take a drink.
g. Bring charged chromebook and headphones daily.
Here is the link to a video that will help remind everyone of our protocols:
We understand there is a lot of information! Please do not hesitate to call the school if you need anything. We will have lots of adults available to answer student questions, keep everyone safe and make sure students are comfortable.
Cafeteria and West Gym - Set up for lunches
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (email@example.com), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200