Totem Falls Raven Review

Friday, January 7, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES

JANUARY

17: Martin Luther King Holiday *NO SCHOOL*

28: Last day of 1st Semester

31: Non Student Day *NO SCHOOL*

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REMINDERS

  • Safety at the back gate: When picking up/dropping off students at the back gate we are asking that drivers do NOT make a U-Turn in the street. It is unsafe for students and staff who are on the sidewalk. There is an entrance/exit point at both ends of the street.


  • With the cold weather arriving, please make sure to send your student to school with a warm coat, labelled with your student's name.


  • Please consider sending your student to school with an extra set of clothes in their backpack. With the wet weather outside, we have had a lot of students coming in from recess wet and muddy. We have very limited extra clothing to provide to students.

PTO Flock Newsletter

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4/5/6 HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Snohomish School District students who will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year and are invited to participate in the district’s 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program which provides learning opportunities around depth, complexity, and acceleration. If interested, the below dates and information are important. Students currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program do not need to complete the referral process.

  • Tuesday, December 14 - Referral packets for the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program will be available at all elementary schools, online and at the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish) in English, Spanish and Russian. Referral packets can be downloaded from the district website.

Questions can be directed to Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or linda.varner@sno.wednet.edu and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258 or julie.francois@sno.wednet.edu.

TEST TO STAY PROGRAM

The Snohomish School District, the Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognize the importance of students remaining in school after potential exposure to COVID-19 at school but are not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus. The Snohomish School District is participating in the DOH Test to Stay Program.


The state’s Test to Stay Program was introduced to keep exposed students in school after showing a negative test result to the COVID-19 virus. Students who are exposed at school would be tested with parental/guardian consent using rapid antigen tests administered by trained school personnel. A negative test result would allow students to stay in school.


In order to administer the rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the testing process, parents/guardians of students must enroll in the online registration tool at this link www.sno.wednet.edu/covidtestingregistration prior to testing. Students ages 18 and older can complete the registration process on their own. This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or students (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.


Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate for 10 days. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District.


Participation Guidelines - DOH Test to Stay Program:

  • Parent/guardian consent and registration of student is required.
  • Students may attend school but may not participate in extra or co-curricular activities. Students must remain in modified quarantine outside of school for 7 days.
  • Test #1 will be performed at school following recognition of exposure, and a second test will be collected 5-7 days after last exposure.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, they must isolate themselves at home and follow DOH isolation guidance.
  • Fully vaccinated students who meet the definition of close contact and remain asymptomatic are not required to quarantine or participate in the DOH Test to Stay Program. However, they are welcome to participate and are encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after their exposure date.
  • Students exposed to COVID-19 outside of school or as household contacts are not eligible to participate in this program, per the DOH.
  • Students not meeting guidelines will return to out-of-school quarantine process.
  • Students meeting the above guidelines may stay in school if they show negative results and show no symptoms of the virus.


The Snohomish School District is committed to keeping our schools safe and students healthy. Please join us by registering your child today. Please direct questions to your school principal or David Greene, COVID-19 Administrator, at 360-563-7245.


Important resources:

DISTRICT-APPROVED COMMUNITY FLIERS

Click here to see a list of the latest community fliers.

Are you ready for inclement weather?

Please click here for all information pertaining to inclement weather.

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Do you have a bachelor's degree? Be a substitute teacher!

The Snohomish School District is hiring emergency substitute teachers. Did you know you can become an emergency substitute if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher? This position pays $185 to $260 per day (depends on duration of assignment) and the applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must pass STEDI subskills test. Contact Holli Fedewa in Human Resource Services/Guest Teaching for more information at 360-563-7247.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 - Non-Student Day (no school)
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)

TOTEM FALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

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.