December 5th, 2021
I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was special and you had the chance to relax and catch up with family and friends.
We are almost done with the first week of December! We still have some decorative pumpkins on our front porch! Whoops. Time flies by as we all know. The challenge is to slow ourselves down so we actually enjoy the holidays and time with one another and enjoy the season with gratitude in our hearts.
A Message from Mrs. Wayland
We are continuing to work on our positive behavior. It is exciting to be able to let you know that our student celebrations are beginning. Crazy Hair Day was lots of fun. We had a huge amount of students participating and impressive crazy hair! Our next school spirit theme day will be December 17th - Festive Holiday Wear.
One of the ways we are encouraging students at Cedarhome is through our daily High Five drawings. Students that have read for the entire week are given an entry into the drawing. Winners are announced daily on the morning announcements and get to choose from the prize box. Cedarhome is also celebrating our student leaders through Student of the Month certificates. A Student of the Month will be selected from each class starting this month. The GRIZ criteria will be used in the selection process (G - great attitude, R - respect, I - independence, Z- zero bullying.) Each month chosen students will receive a certificate and have their picture displayed on our entryway television screen.
Thank you for your support and encouragement of our students and their positive behavior.
Dr. Rumbaugh's Friday Family Message
As we head into what is for many the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation. Our educators, students and families have done extraordinary work since school began in September. We opened buildings under significant safety restrictions set forth by the Department of Health. We have adjusted those restrictions multiple times and continue to monitor, adjust and respond to evolving guidelines from the state. I appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our best to keep schools open and ensure all students have access to high quality teaching and learning.
I was reminded recently that our school systems, over the last 20 months, have planned and executed safety strategies and learning methods in what would have ordinarily taken months in a matter of weeks. What we used to spend six months studying, piloting and refining, we are doing in two to three weeks. This speaks volumes about the resilience of our staff and students. That said, safety continues to be an area of emphasis for us. In the coming weeks we will be sharing with you our efforts to ensure our schools are safe, secure and places of learning. Your support as parents and guardians is essential to our success. Thank you!
Open house at Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus
Please join us to celebrate the new Stanwood High School and the Church Creek Campus, home to Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy and Saratoga School. We know many members of our community have not yet had the opportunity to tour these amazing buildings.
Both sites will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 11:
Stanwood HS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Program begins at 10:15)
Church Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Program begins at 11:15)
Following the opening ceremony, both buildings will be open for self-guided tours.
Snow Routes for 2021-2022
The weather forecast for Monday calls for a chance of snow. Our transportation department has released Snow Routes for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please take a moment to review your student(s) routes should bus routes be changed due to snow, ice or other wintery weather conditions.
To ensure that you receive our calls about important school information, please help us by keeping your emergency contact information current in Skyward Family Access.
Your contact information, including your phone numbers and email addresses, are synched with the School Messenger notification system we use to send out emails and phone calls.
Another great way to receive notifications is to sign up for FlashAlert. This is the system that media uses to create the “crawl” on TV stations for school districts in the region. Visit https://www.flashalert.net/id/StanwoodSD to receive notifications of closures or late starts. The FlashAlert app is available free for iPhone or Android mobile devices.
Have a great weekend,
Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.