EBE Home Connections

April 24, 2022

Weekly Message from Mr. Hanzeli

Hello Elger Bay Families,

  • Kindergarten Registration Night: Several of you have already taken advantage of registering your 2022-2023 kindergarten student using the ONLINE REGISTRATION (see below). That option is still available. For those who would like an opportunity to come into the schoolhouse and get a bit of hands on guidance in the registration process, on Thursday, May 5, the office team and I will be in the library, 5:00-6:30. We will be ready to help you through the process. NOTE: If you are a friend or neighbor of an incoming Kindergarten student, please let them know about this information as they may not yet be on our weekly newsletter list. THANK YOU!

  • Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP), formerly known as Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is the Washington State assessment program of students given to students in grades three through five. As you will see on the calendar, EBE will begin giving this assessment on Monday, May 2. UPDATED THIS WEEK: Just in case you did not receive it, here is a LINK to the parent letter that was sent home at the beginning of last week to the parents of G3 - G5 students.

  • The PET Parade (see below) is still ongoing for our next virtual spirit assembly. If you have an entry, please submit it when you have the opportunity.


You may register your student ONLINE or dropping by the office for a packet to complete.

REGISTER ONLINE: New Student and Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023


If you come by the office in person, please bring:

  • Registration Forms
  • Copy of their birth certificate (or other age verification document, as noted)
  • Immunization records.

For enrollment purposes, we accept birth certificates, adoption decrees, baptismal certificates, immunization records, previous school records, or entry in a family tree. Other documents not outlined here may also support age verification.

Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31, 2022.

Please call us at 360.629.1290 if you have any questions.

LINK to WCAP (SBA) Schedule and Parent Letter

I will leave this button here for parents of G3-G5 students who need a quick reminder of the days their child will be testing.

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!

The SCSD information about volunteering is locate at this LINK.

For those who would like to begin applying, the key links are below:

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 29, 2022

EBE True Compass / Character Strong Virtual Recognition Assembly

Monday, May 2, 2022

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Assessment Begins (grades 3-5)

Monday, May 2, 2022

MAP: Measurement of Academic Progress assessment begins (grades K-5)

Monday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 4

EBE Book Fair (see article for details)

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day, No School

Monday, June 20, 2022

Last Day of School, 11:00 Dismissal

Elger Bay Book Fair, May 2 - May 4


May 2nd through May 4th


We are excited to welcome back the Scholastic Book Fair! As we ease back into normalcy, the book fair will be slightly scaled back, but just as exciting! Please note:

  • Parents are welcome to shop the EBE ONLINE BOOK FAIR (click here)

  • Students will have the opportunity to shop during their library time.

  • “E Wallet” method of payment will be the only option. Cash will not be accepted this time around. E Wallet set-up link (click here). E Wallet gives you a chance to load a predetermined amount of money for your child to spend, and we only need your child’s name to allow them to pay.

  • Students only. We look forward to welcoming parents to the book fair next year

  • “Book Only” fair. Posters and other items may be available next time.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we work through our modified book fair! All proceeds will be used to purchase books for our students to check out from the library.

Mrs. Chaplik, EBE Librarian


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Friday Family Message, April 22, 2022 (Repeat)

Hello Families,

As a celebration of our return to more “normal” schooling, I wanted to share this photo from Stanwood Middle School’s choir concert last week. It was a joy to have students, families, and staff present for a concert.

This coming week, another beloved tradition returns, the Stanwood High School plant sale. The horticulture classes are ready to sell the beautiful plants they have grown in the new greenhouses. The sale at SHS will be open from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and from 10 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays, starting April 27. Read more about the horticulture program in this week’s Stanwood Camano News.

Administrative Professionals Week, April 25-29
This week is dedicated to secretaries and administrative professionals in recognition of their contributions to our district. Please take a moment in the coming week to thank these staff members for their service to our students and families. We are truly grateful for everything they do.

COVID-19 Vaccines Not Required for Students in Fall of 2022
The State Board of Health (SBOH), which determines immunization requirements for students in all of Washington’s K-12 schools, voted to not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for school attendance. This information has been communicated to school districts across the state and this vaccination will not be required for any students in the fall.

Replacement Levy - remember to vote by Tuesday, April 26
Schools in Washington state receive funding primarily in three ways: state funds based on student enrollment, federal funds for special programs, and levies/bonds. The $10.3 million in revenues from the proposed Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy would fund technology updates, upgrades, and maintenance for our students and staff. The levy will also ensure we maintain our schools’ roofs, fire safety systems, playground equipment, and boilers.

Please click HERE to watch the video on our YouTube channel to learn more about how this levy impacts the education of our students at every level and maintains our facilities to serve them and our community. Please return your ballot by mail postage-free or use the convenient drop boxes near the Stanwood Library, at 9701 271st St NW for Snohomish County voters, and the Island County Administration Building at 121 N East Camano Drive on Camano Island for Island County voters. For complete information about the levy, visit www.stanwood.wednet.edu/levy.

Financial Stewardship Award
The district has been notified that it will receive a Stewardship Award from the Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) in recognition of its outstanding performance on state audits and commitment to safeguarding public resources.

The State Auditor’s Stewardship Award (SASA) is an award given to a governmental entity that has consistently demonstrated exemplary fiscal responsibility, clean audits, and strong stewardship of public funds.

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy will present the award at the School Board regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3.

This prestigious award recognizes our commitment to solid and ethical budgetary practices. While this award highlights the work of our district office finance team, it would not be possible without significant support from central office support staff, school office managers, school staff, and many others.

The SAO audits the district annually and has consistently found the district to be fully in compliance with applicable requirements with no findings. In giving this award, it cited the district’s transparency, especially concerning communication during the audit process.

Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

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Stanwood-Camano School District Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy
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EBE Absence Excusal Procedure Options (REPEAT)

It is very important that you excuse your child’s absence(s) within 24 hours of returning to school.

Excusal Method OPTIONS

  • Call our office line (360) 629-1290 and leave a message or talk with a secretary. This line will take your calls and voice messages 24/7.
  • You will receive a Daily Attendance Email whenever your student is marked with an unexcused absence. Click on the absence form link in the email and fill out the details.
  • Send in a written note or email to the office that includes the students full name (first and last), dates of absence(s), and signature. If emailing, please send to both of the following addresses: kfay@stanwood.wednet.edu OR swark@stanwood.wednet.edu
  • Drop by the office in person and communicate the absence information to one of the secretaries.
  • Establish a Stanwood Camano School District Family Access account and go online to excuse each absence.
Elger Bay Elementary PTA Facebook Homepage LINK

This button is here if you need to quickly connect to the Elger Bay PTA Facebook Homepage.


Following are the contact information for the president, treasurer, and secretary of the Elger Bay Elementary PTA.

ebeptapresident@gmail.com (Suzanne Twining)

ebeptatreasurer@gmail.com (Elizabeth Butler)

ebesecretary@gmail.com (Roxanne Cardon)

SCSD 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.