Central Primary Tiger News

June 17, 2022


Message From the principal

Dear Central Families,

It is with a grateful and heavy heart that I write my last principal message to you. As most of you know, I am leaving at the end of the year to re-locate to the Spokane area to be closer to family. After spending 18 years serving as the principal of Central Primary I have so many amazing memories working with our community. Thank you to all of you for your incredible support over the years, but for the last two years in particular. None of us could have known the impact a pandemic would have on schools and with our young learners, together we successfully handled one challenge after another. Your constant care for our school community and adherence to the state and county health recommendations helped us to navigate our way back to in-person school, thank you.

I will carry the names and faces of all the incredible students who have come through Central Primary. I am so proud of the hard work, laughter and positive relationships that have built this community. As a staff we have worked hard and created something very special. All of the teachers and staff members have contributed to this school which holds high expectations for all students while providing a caring and supportive place to learn and grow. Our staff is simply the best, the best at taking care of young children and developing a love and curiosity for learning from within. To all the adults who have worked at Central Primary, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

And to the students, you are my heroes. You have worked hard and brought your best selves every day. We show up every day because of you. We are proud of you and send you off with our very best wishes for an amazing future of following your dreams, thank you.

With much love and big hugs, I wish you all the very best!

Heidi Rothgeb

Principal, Central Primary Center


Check our lost and found for your student's coats and sweatshirts when you visit the school. Items not claimed will be donated after the last day of school.

Please keep reading for more important information below.

a note from our school nurse

The end of the school year is fast approaching. We want to insure that your student’s leftover medication is safely returned to your home. Please make arrangements to pick-up the medication at school. Any medication left in the building after Monday, June 20, will be destroyed.

Upcoming Dates


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

Have a great summer!

PTA News


July 10 at 4:05PM vs. Vancouver

All cash/check orders for Aquasox’s due Friday, June 17.

Families can order via Venmo up until June 26. Last day is June 27 as we need to send the list to the ticket manager and make payment. Email us with any questions at ptacentralemerson@gmail.com.

Tickets will be available at the Aquasox’s will-call pick up window by family name on game day. There will be no pick up of tickets at school. Just come to the pick up window on game day!!

Fun events during the game: Amazing Tyler Appearance As seen on America's Got Talent, Ripley's Believe it or Not, The Go Big Show, ESPN and Halftime Shows across the country! Come see his amazing balancing act!

Kids run the bases at every Sunday game in 2022. Meet at the first base gate 10 minutes after the game ends; Kids Club Members go first! Kids cannot go on the field until all players have exited.

Bring the family and meet up with school friends to join us for a fun game night at the Aquasox’s this summer. Central-Emerson will be on the big board during the game so we can cheer loud!! Tickets are at a discounted rate of $7 per person or $28 per family. Ordering information is below.

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.

Will your student ride the bus next 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.

Pass the word to friends and family to register new students for the 2022-2023 school year now

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.

Kid's Cafe free breakfast and lunch this summer Information below

All area kids age 18 and younger are invited to join us at our Kids' Café summer breakfast and lunch program. The program is free, and there is no pre-registration or sign-up. Kids just need to show up and enjoy a great breakfast and/or lunch. Kids' Café is held Monday through Friday and runs from Monday, June 27, through Friday, August 26. (There is no service on Monday, July 4.)

We offer meals at the following times and locations:

  • Snohomish High School
    • Breakfast - 8:30-9 a.m.
    • Lunch - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Three Rivers Mobile Home Park
    • Lunch - 11:15-11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • Snohomish Boys and Girls Club
    • Breakfast - 8:30-9 a.m.
    • Lunch - 11:55 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Snohomish Aquatic Center
    • Lunch - 12:25-12:45 p.m.
  • Circle H Mobile Home Park
    • Lunch - 12:55-1:15 p.m.

Notes about the program:

  • Children will need to consume all meals on site. Children cannot take food away from the service site.
  • Children must be present to get a meal. Children will not be permitted to take food for siblings at home.
  • Children may only receive one meal per child, per day.
  • Parent/guardian pick up of meals is not allowed.
  • Mealtimes (breakfast and lunch) are stand alone, and meals can only be served at the predetermined times. Breakfast and lunch cannot be served together.

School libraries open this summer

The following elementary school libraries will be open from 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday from July 6 through August 24:

  • Cascade View Elementary
  • Cathcart Elementary
  • Dutch Hill Elementary
  • Emerson Elementary
  • Little Cedars Elementary
  • Machias Elementary
  • Riverview Elementary
  • Seattle Hill Elementary
  • Totem Falls Elementary

A Snohomish School District staff member is available at each location to greet students and their families and to check-out books. Students must be accompanied by an adult. All students are welcome at any location, including entering kindergartners.

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:

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Join our team!

We are looking for teachers, nurses, paraeducators, custodians, bus drivers, kitchen staff, pool team members, and other positions! Visit www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs or call 360-563-7233 today!

Current high-need school and district openings include:

  • Substitute paraeducators - $20.47-$21.62/hour
  • Paraeducators - $20.47-$24.74/hour
  • Interpreters - $32.53-$36.23/hour
  • Braillists - $28.37-$32.49/hour
  • Substitute bus drivers - $25.47/hour
  • Substitute teachers/Guest teachers – $185-$260/day ($24.66-$34.66/hour)
  • Various maintenance and custodial positions including substitute - $24.18-$36.12/hour (depending on position)

Snohomish School District positions

Snohomish Aquatic Center positions

Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider) positions

$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.

K-12 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Guidance

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

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Dates

  • Thursday, September 1- Central Primary Meet the Teacher 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 7 - First day of school Grades 1-2
  • Wednesday-Friday, September 7-9 - Kindergarten WA Kids Conferences by appointment
  • Monday, September 12 - First day of school for Kindergarten
  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days

Visit www.sno.wednet.edu/calendars for additional information regarding district and school events and activities.

Central Primary Center

Office Hours

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

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

The office will be closed Friday, June 24 - Friday, August 12 for summer vacation.

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.