STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14TH, 2022

SHS VISION STATEMENT

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

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Message from Christine Del Pozo, Principal at SHS:


In light of the recent allegations of racial comments on November 4th, I want to be clear: hateful words and actions have no place at Stanwood High School — or anywhere, ever.


I, along with the rest of our administrators, staff, and student leaders do not and will not tolerate such behavior. A sign in our Commons reads, “Hate has no home here, but you do!” We believe that wholeheartedly. We strive to make all students feel welcome and safe.


Regardless of the outcome of the ongoing investigation, the greater SHS community will continue to collaborate to defeat hate and racism.


In addition, read a statement from Stanwood-Camano School District Superintendent Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh HERE.

VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY PHOTOS

NOVEMBER 16TH - LATE START

We have a late start on Wednesday, November 16th.

NOVEMBER 18TH - ADVISORY

Seniors will meet in the commons on Friday, November 18th. All other grade levels will be in their advisory classrooms.

NOVEMBER 18TH AND 19TH - FALL PLAY

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The football team beat Mount Spokane on Friday 24-14. They move on to the quarterfinal game against O'Dea next weekend. Date and time of the game to be announced.
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APPRENTICESHIP AND CAREER JOB FAIR

Apprenticeship & Career Job Fair

Thursday, November 17 | Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center | 4PM-7PM | FREE


Apprenticeships are a combination of structured, paid, on-the-job training plus college-level classroom instruction.


Meet 20+ apprenticeships organizations during Sno-Isle's National Apprenticeship Week Celebration.


Enjoy free food and hands-on activities for all ages!


Register here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apprenticeship-career-job-fair-tickets-418130177617

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REMINDER: INCLEMENT WEATHER

As the weather forecasts indicate, we may see cold weather this winter. Our Superintendent, Dr. Rumbaugh, has shared with everyone how we make the determination to delay or close schools due to ice, snow, flooding, etc.


  • Safety first! We consider the safety of our children on buses, our student drivers, families driving and walking to school, and the safety of our staff, especially our bus drivers.

  • We monitor weather patterns using multiple methods 24/7. In particular, we use a tool called Accuweather that is specifically designed to support school districts in looking ahead at weather patterns.

  • When there is a concern about school starting on time, our staff begins driving the roads throughout the district as early as 2 a.m. We take photos, check road conditions, monitor traffic, look for hazards, etc. We typically drive the roads multiple times in the early morning to determine if conditions are improving, worsening, or staying the same.

  • We strive to decide about the school day by 5 a.m. Once the decision is made, we begin communicating with families and staff. We communicate through:

    • Autodialer (via School Messenger)

    • Email (via School Messenger)

    • Website

    • Flash Alert


Predicting the weather is a challenge, and our primary goal is to ensure that the roads are safe, our campuses are easy to navigate, and the weather does not impede a safe school day.

NEW: FOOD BANK FOOD DISTRIBUTION

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ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Above you will find our annual action plan, the student goals and teacher strategies we are working on this year. This past week we held a training for our para educators to review the individual educational plan (IEP) at a glance, Skyward grading system, and how to provide support in the classroom setting.


We are currently looking at how to modify our advisory program. Special education staff are collaborating with general education teachers on modifying assignments and assessments.


The next staff training in December will cover engagement strategies.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Winter Sports practices begin on Monday, November 14th! All interested student-athletes should have completed the online Athletic Participation Pack through Skyward. Sports Sign Up Info


Spartan Football: The football team beat Mount Spokane Friday night 24-14 and advance to next weekend quarterfinal game against O'Dea. Day and time to be announced soon.


Student-athletes who need some extra time for homework are invited to join us for optional Study Hall on late-start Wednesday mornings in the Library (7:30-8:45). Every student-athlete is required to maintain passing grades with at least a 2.0 average in their current classes to be eligible to compete.


Visit our website for more information and follow along with us on social media at @go_shsspartans. Click Here for helpful links related to Spartan Athletics!


UPCOMING:

Tue. Nov. 15 - Senior Signing Ceremony (2:30, Commons)

Thu. Nov. 17 - Winter Sports Parent Info Meeting 5 or 7pm

Mon. Feb. 27 - Spring Sports begin

Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night


WEEK 1 Practice Schedule:

Boys Basketball 2:30-5

Girls Basketball 5-7:30

Boys Swim 2:30-4:30 @ YMCA

Boys Wrestling 2:30-4:30

Girls Wrestling 4:30-6:30

Varsity Cheer 2:40-5

JV Cheer 2:45-4:30 @ LHHS

REMINDER: WARM COATS FOR KIDS

If your child needs a coat to keep warm this winter, the food bank can help. Sizes range from Newborn to 4XL. Website link


Shopping Days

Wednesdays 10am-3pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

They are open at the same time as the Food Bank distribution days. They accept walk-ins, no appointments or vouchers needed.


Date

Wed Oct 19, 2022 – Sat Jan 14, 2023


Location

“New” Food Bank/Old Thrift Store


Eligibility

0-18 years old and Food Bank Member

REMINDER: LIBRARY INFORMATION

The month of November is National Family Literacy Month as well as National Memoir Writing Month! There are many literary celebrations in November, including High Five Librarian’s Day. Check out all the details in the November Library Newsletter!

Don’t forget to check your Destiny account for library book due dates! Renew books online using the Destiny Catalog or stop by the library! Don’t forget to check out the SHS Library Website and the Complete Research Toolkit website.

Here is the link to this past week's Friday Family Message:


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NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14TH

Monday - Regular Schedule


Tuesday - Regular Schedule


Wednesday - Late Start


Thursday - Regular Schedule


Friday - Advisory

REMINDER: 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

REMINDER: SCHOOL CALENDAR

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


Student Calendar 22-23

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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


November 18th - Fall Play "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7 p.m.


November 19th - Fall Play "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7 p.m.


December 3rd - SAT Testing


December 6th - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.


December 12th - Winter Band Concert 7 p.m.

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DISTRICT NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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.