Central Primary Tiger News

May 26, 2022

Friday dismissal time 1 P.M.

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - No School

Message From the principal

Dear Central Families,

I know you join me in mourning the loss of life in a Texas school this week. Our staff and district have come together in sadness, anger and frustration. While we pause and remember the lives that were lost, we talk and reflect on procedures that we have in place in Snohomish. Know that our district staff have received safety training and will continue to be trained in up-to-date actions and practice drills to take care of our students and one another. Our district continues to look at the operations of each building and work with local law enforcement agencies to plan for ongoing future improvements. At Central we have systematically reduced the number of open outside doors to our building. At this time, we will now lock all our outside doors. When you come to school we ask that you knock or call the office so that we can welcome you in. Please know that our intention is to continue to be a welcome and friendly space for students and families, but are taking this additional step to increase our safety measures while classes are in session. We appreciate your help with this matter.

Heidi Rothgeb

Principal, Central Primary Center


Upcoming Dates


30 - Memorial Day - No School


1 - Second Grade Field Trip to Emerson

1 - Second Grade Parent Night at Emerson, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

10 - End of the Year Picnic (Student lunches provided, Families to provide own food)

16 - Gummy Bear Playday

20 - Last Day of School - 11:30 a.m. early dismissal

Central Annual Parent Survey

Hello Central Families,

Below is a link to our annual parent survey. Every year we survey parents as part of our school wide Title plan to seek input that helps us guide our instructional decisions and plan for future student learning. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, we appreciate your feedback on how the school year went for your student and family. The survey will be open through May 31.

if you prefer a paper copy we have some available in the school office. Questions? Please call Erica Fague (Title Reading Teacher) at 360-563-4617.

Thank you.

Please complete Student Transportation Input Form for 2022-2023 School year

So that we can better plan student transportation needs and routes/schedules for the 2022—2023 school year, we have implemented an online Student Transportation Input Form at www.sno.wednet.edu/ridethebus. Between now and through early summer, we are asking all parents/guardians of 2022-2023 students to please complete this form. The form only needs to be completed once per student.

MLL (Multi-Language Learner) Program

Next year Connie Hellmund will be moving to Cathcart Elementary to provide MLL instruction and complete her student teaching. While we are sad to say good-bye, we are really excited for all her future opportunities. Connie has been an amazing part of the Central-Emerson community and we have been very fortunate to have her on staff. She has been an incredible support to students, staff and our office and for that we say a big THANK YOU.

Next year Esther Bak and Juanita Alejandro will be our MLL teachers. You may recognize Mrs. Bak’s name from Emerson and Mrs. Alejandro from our ECEAP program. Both of these people are bilingual and are excited to support our students.

New student registration for next year

Online registration is now available for next school year at the Snohomish School District website. If you have a student that will be new to Central Primary Center in the fall, Kindergarten thru Grade 2 please register them now. This helps us plan our staffing for the 2022-2023 school year. You can register online at www.sno.wednet.edu/newstudentenrollment or stop by the school office to pick up a paper registration packet.

Make Sure your child's immunizations are up to date!

It is important to make sure your child goes to their regularly scheduled wellness appointments, which often include immunizations. The summer months are a great time to get your child caught up with immunization requirements before the 2022-2023 school year. Schedule your appointments early, as health care providers’ schedules quickly fill up in August and September. Make sure to turn in your updated immunization paperwork to the school by Wednesday, September 7.

This reminder is especially important if your child is transitioning to preschool, kindergarten, or 7h grade, as each of these grades has additional immunization requirements.

Every student enrolled/registered in school or childcare in the state of Washington must have medically verified up-to-date immunization records on file with the school in which they are enrolled/registering before the first day of school 2022-2023. Medically verified immunization records include one or more of the following:

$30 affordable connectivity program plans for families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is offering eligible households high speed internet (100Mbps download) for $30 a month with no additional out of pocket costs.

There are three ways families can qualify:

  • Income of 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines
  • Program participation (such as Free Reduced Lunch Program eligible, or SNAP, etc.), or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program

What families need to know about this new ACP opportunity:

For those that meet the eligibility requirements:

  • $30 guaranteed plan download speed of 100 Mbps
  • 20 providers to choose from
  • New or existing internet plans
  • Three ways to qualify

Click here to apply and for further details about the federal program.


If I am approved for ACP and currently on an internet service plan with a provider, can I switch to a different internet service plan of that provider, including to that provider’s low-cost plan, and receive the ACP benefit?

  • Yes. The ACP benefit can be applied to any internet service offering, and providers cannot restrict you from switching service offerings or subject you to mandatory waiting periods. Sometimes providers prohibit existing customers from switching to low-cost internet service plans; however, consumers receiving the ACP benefit are not subject to these “existing customer” restrictions.

What happens if my provider has eligibility requirements for an internet service plan that conflict with ACP rules? (e.g. My provider requires that I pay off my past debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan)

  • ACP rules override the rules of participating providers in the context of an ACP consumer. For instance, a provider may generally require that consumers pay off past or present debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan. However, consumers who are approved to receive ACP benefits are not subject to that requirement (since the ACP rules prohibit providers from declining to enroll ACP consumers based on past or present debts).

Note: The ACP rules clearly allow ACP consumers to apply their benefit to any internet service offering that is generally available (i.e. not a grandfathered/legacy plan) and prohibit mandatory waiting periods (47 CFR 54.1808(e)(6)(iii)) and restrictions on switching plans (Para. 166 of the Report and Order).


If a student is going to be absent or tardy from school, the parent needs to call the school’s absentee message line, 360-563-4602, or email cpc-attendance@sno.wednet.edu, before 8:15 a.m. in the morning. Messages may be left on this message line at any time night or day. If we have not heard from you, we will attempt to call you to verify your student’s safety. For safety reasons, no student may leave the school campus during the school day without being signed out in person by his/her guardian or a designated adult.

According to Snohomish School District policy, absences due to illness or a health condition; a religious observance when requested by the student’s parents; a school approved activity; a family emergency; a school disciplinary action or short-term suspension as required by state law, are excused.

Shared Food items at school

The policy adopted by the Snohomish School District, under the guidelines of the Snohomish Health District, require any food items being brought to school to be shared (such as birthday treats) be both store bought and individually pre-packaged.

If your child has a birthday or you wish to bring a special treat for the class, please check with your child's teacher ahead of time and be sure to stay within the guidelines set by the Snohomish School District. Some suggestions would be Rice Krispies Treats, Little Debbie's Cakes, Fruit Snacks or Gold Fish cracker packets that are individually wrapped.

PTA News

PTA Election: PTA Positions are all open for nomination for the next school year for 2022-2023. Please if interested or wish to nominate contact the PTA at ptacentralemerson@gmail.com. Elections will be happening in May.

Spirit Wear Merch: Snapdog is still accepting orders via online for Central-Emerson

https://www.snapdogprinting.com/central-emerson-spirit-gear. June is the last month to order.

Check out our FB page for all news at Central-Emerson PTA.

K-12 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Guidance

Information regarding the specifics for Snohomish School District, are available at the district links below:

Weather Events & Outages

We know that our Pacific Northwest weather can be unpredictable. Please take a few minutes to review the information below so you know what to expect when there is a weather event. It’s difficult when things happen that are out of our control, and we thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility.

If inclement weather conditions occur during the night, the district office will decide whether to:

  • Hold school (regular hours)
  • Hold school (delayed start) - All schools will start two hours late
  • Close school
  • Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/weather

Limited transportation information:

Central Primary Center

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Classroom Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:20 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday 8:20 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Attendance Line: 360-563-4602

Attendance Email: CPC-Attendance@sno.wednet.edu

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, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.