District Update

September 17th, 2021

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SWHS Nursery/Landscape Team to compete in National FFA CDE

The Sedro-Woolley High School FFA Nursery/Landscape team will represent the state of Washington during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The team was one of 23 state teams that advanced from an August virtual event to the in-person national Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event.

They will join other teams from Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

The event will be held in late October in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Team members include (from left to right) Michael Johnson, Sarah Bethea, Advisor Wayne Ramsey, Emily Johnson and Brody Peterson.

Students will be honored during halftime at the October 8th Sedro-Woolley High School football game versus Cedarcrest High School. Kickoff for the game is at 7 p.m.

Prescription Drug Take back

Sedro-Woolley RISE and Sedro-Woolley Police Department will hold our National Prescription Drug Take Back event, on Saturday, October 23, 2021 -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the City of Sedro-Woolley Municipal Building. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
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SWHS Class of 2022 Senior Photos Due Nov. 1st

SWHS families: This is a friendly reminder that high-resolution senior photos should be emailed to khawkins@swsd101.org no later than November 1st!

SWHS 2022 Parent Group needs parent volunteers

The Class of 2022 Senior Parent Group is happy to announce that the graduation night trip is set! The group is excited to bring this trip together for the Senior class and really needs parent support and help. Senior parents, please join the SWHS Class of 2022 Parents Facebook group. You can also join the group's e-mail list by sending an e-mail to jhulst90@gmail.com.

Masks required for entry at large outdoor events

To allow our community to attend, the state Department of Health has mandated that the district must require masks for large outdoor events with 500 or more people in attendance. If you forget a mask, we'll have a limited supply available, but it would be greatly appreciated if you can bring your own.

We truly appreciate your cooperation in wearing the masks except while actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. Your cooperation will keep us in good standing with Skagit County Public Health and allow us to continue to host sporting events.

Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey 2021

Sedro-Woolley RISE needs parents to complete this online survey about youth substance use in our community. Responses will help inform and improve prevention programs for our Sedro-Woolley youth.

This 10-15 minute survey is completely anonymous.



Sponsors sought for Fall Sports Programs

The Lady Cubs Basketball Team has advertising spots available in the 2021-2022 Fall Sports Athletic Programs, which will be distributed at home games.

Please email Danny Crosby for more information.

SWSD sees two new 77 passenger Bluebird buses on the road

Sedro-Woolley School District's Transportation Department has two new 2022 77-passenger Bluebird buses operating in its fleet.

These two buses are powered by a brand-new 7.3 liter engine setup for propane.

"We feel these buses will go at least 200k without any major issues other than normal services and safety checks," said Chet Griffith, Transportation Director. "Propane is a very clean burning and is highly recommended by the state, instead of gas or diesel."

Propane fuel costs on average are approximately $1.00-$1.10 per gallon cheaper than diesel.

Both buses are equipped with a driver air seat, inside video cameras, 90-gallon fuel capacity, fender flares for rock protection and a safety battery shut off switch for emergencies. Buses are purchased through a state bid process.

Both of these buses are on a 13-year depreciation schedule with OPSI. Typically, our buses are depreciated over a 13-year period and upon year 13 we have enough funding to purchase a new bus. Depreciation is state funded.

Both buses will be used for regular pickup/take home and after school field trips in Skagit County.

SWHS Trap Shooting Team takes 2nd Place

The SWHS Trap Shooters had their first competition in Stanwood on Thursday, taking second place. SWHS's top three scorers were 1) Shawn Holdeman, 2) Parker Nelson and 3) Colby Bahr.

Weekly team placement is based on the top 3 scores.

Great job to ALL 20 competitors!

Box Tops are now digital

Many of our schools are collecting box tops... digitally! Just scan your receipt and earn money for your school!

SWHS counselors to highlight suicide prevention

The Sedro-Woolley High School counseling department believes that an essential piece to suicide prevention is working to reduce the stigma attached to the topic.

The team wants students to know that there are safe adults in their building (and other counselors in various district buildings) who are available to talk to about mental health and suicidal ideation.

SWHS counselors will be setting up a table in the cafeteria on Wednesday, Sep. 22 and Wednesday, Sep. 29 with suicide prevention information in hopes of being visible and approachable during lunchtime.

The SWHS counseling team has also worked with United General Hospital District 304 to procure posters to display the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline around the school building.

Vendor is working on Remind App fixes

The vendor is still working out a few issues with the Remind. Once it is functional, classroom teachers will be able to use it to quickly communicate with families about important events, homework assignments and much more! We apologize for the delayed launch and appreciate our families' patience as the vendor works through the problems.

SWSD employees support United Way

Did you know Sedro-Woolley School District employees contribute thousands of dollars each year to the United Way?

United Way programs supports all of our communities in Skagit County by feeding food insecure families, helping house homeless youth, helping new mothers and their babies, and much more.

A single investment in United Way of Skagit County is an investment in our Skagit County youth.

Sign up for SWHS Esports

THE 2021-2022 ESPORTS SEASON is approaching quickly! The high school team is looking for players of all skill levels, broadcasters, podcasters, social media experts, and club leaders to join us this year! The SWHS Esports Club needs students of diverse backgrounds to help run and manage our club! If you enjoy any type of video games, want to explore career choices in the industry, or just want to meet people with similar interests as you, we have a place for you in the SWHS Esports Club! If you have questions, email Mr. Dilley or Mr. Pope.

CMS History Club

There will be a CMS History Club meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Sep. 22.

Eighth grade registration: http://www.efexploreamerica.com/2413142fc

There will be a CMS History Club seventh-grade introduction Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 29.

SWHS Athletics Ticket Information

Tickets can now be reserved at: https://swhscubsden.com/event-tickets

Attendees must reserve tickets so the high school can follow capacity restrictions for events at SWHS. Also, a helpful reminder that masks must be worn by all spectators for indoor events and are REQUIRED for outdoor events that exceed a 500 person capacity.

SWHS students who qualify for the free/reduced meal program also qualify for free SWHS ASB cards. With the ASB card, students will gain free admission to events and that student’s family will qualify for up to 5 free passes to events as well. If you have not completed the consent form, please do so as quickly as possible. Once ASB cards are purchased, there will be no refunds on those cards.

Reminder: All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all high school events. Please do not drop off children at the games unchaperoned. Please also remind students they should follow the same behavior codes as school.

Mental Health Resources

Please visit the district website for a list of mental health resources available to students and families.

Voter Information

Please visit Skagit County's Election Department website for information about how to register along with important ballot dates.

The General Election will be held on Nov. 2.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

All students who choose to learn in-person are required to wear face coverings while indoors to protect the health and safety of our staff and students. We are also implementing enhanced personal hygiene and a degree of physical distancing among students to the extent possible.

UPDATE: To allow our community to attend, the district must require masks for large outdoor events with 500 or more people in attendance. Please mask up to help our student athletes continue to play.

Sedro-Woolley School District is following the safety measures required by the Department of Health in the K-12 COVID-19 Requirements.

Please note, there is not a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students currently in Washington state. We would encourage those 12 and older to talk to their health-care providers for vaccination recommendations.

2021-2022 Frequently Asked Questions



Hispanic Heritage Month; Library Card Sign-up Month

17–23 Constitution Week

20 - First Day of Good Beginnings Preschool

20 - SWVLA student photos @ State Street (Times TBD)

20 - SWHS Picture Make Ups (not retakes)

22 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

23 - SAM Virtual Open House 5:30 p.m.

23 - BL Picture Day

23 - EVG 5th Grade Open House

25 - Public Lands Day (celebrated annually on the 4th Saturday of September)

27 - School Board Meeting 6 p.m.

29 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

29 - MP Fall Picture Day

29 - EVG 3rd Grade Open House


National School Principal Month

2 - National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

3–9 Fire Prevention Week

5 - CEN Individual Pictures

5 - EVG Individual Pictures

6 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

8 - SAM Individual Pictures

9–15 SWHS Homecoming Week

9 - Deck the Den, Buff Puff/Powder Puff games (Tentative; depends on district approval)

11 - School Board Meeting 6 p.m.

11–15 SWHS Homecoming Week

12 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

12 - Sedro-Woolley RISE Meeting, 3 p.m.

12 - SAM parent group meeting

12 - LY Parent Group Meeting, 6 p.m.

13 - LY Picture Day

13 - SWHS Homecoming Pasta Feed/Lip Sync/Coronation (Tentative; depends on district approval)

14- MP Booster Club Meeting (Location TBD)

11–15 National School Lunch Week

18–22 National School Bus Safety Week

18 - Free/Reduced meal benefit from SY 19-20 and SY 20-21 expires today

19 - Free/Reduced students without a meal application for 21-22 SY will be changed to paid (USDA waiver is providing free meals this year; all other benefits such as fee reductions will end unless applications are renewed)

20 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

21 - Great Washington ShakeOut

21 - CL Broadway Night

25 - School Board Meeting 6 p.m.

27 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

28 - Combined CMS band and choir concert, 7 p.m. (Tentative; depends on district approval)

31 - Halloween


1 - SWHS senior pictures due for yearbook

2 - Election Day

3 - All Schools - One hour late start for professional development

Sedro-Woolley School District Calendar 2021-2022

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