High School administrators were informed today about nationwide stories regarding "clown threats." USA Today, The New York Times, and NBC News all reported stories from various states who are experiencing clown hoaxes. Stanwood youth have begun participating in the social media blitz. The Stanwood-Camano School District is working with the Stanwood Police Department who is also aware of the social media postings.
Anytime we receive reports concerning safety of students or staff - even if they are only implied - we adhere to school and district protocol, which includes determining the source and validity of the message. The Stanwood Police Department does not believe there is any specific information indicating risk to staff or students. Similar postings have been reported at neighboring districts in Snohomish County and throughout the state.
Our priortiy is, as always, the physical and emotional safety of students and staff. We also want to let parents know that the district is aware of the social media posts and that we will maintain communication with parents of any developments in the story.
Anytime you see anyone doing anything criminal or suspicious, whether they are dressed as a clown or not, you should call 911. If students or parents have information that may be perceived as threatening, they are encouraged to call the Stanwood Police Department or talk to their school administrator.
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! School starts Thursday, September 1st.
Grades 6-12, 7:40 AM - 2:10 PM
Grades K-5, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Parents are able to access individual student transportation information on-line! Versatran eLink is the portal to access bus route, stop time, location, and the bus your child will be riding. At the login page the "User Name" and "Password" is your student's 7-digit identification number.
Please contact your child's school for more information.
REMINDER: All students need to be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to their stop time.
Kindergarten Parents: To assure your child's safety, please arrive at the bus stop in the morning and after school 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time for pick-up and drop-off. Parents or guardians MUST meet the bus in the afternoon or your child will be returned to the school or transportation center.
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In light of concerns surrounding lead levels in school districts, the Stanwood-Camano School District submitted water samples from all of our school buildings to the City of Everett Environment Laboratory. On May 11 the test results showed that lead levels in all schools fell below the EPA safety standard. The water in our school buildings is safe to consume.
REPLACING STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Long-term investment in our schools:
- No increase in tax rates - replaces the expiring School Facilities and Technology Levy.
- Addresses the educational and technological demands of the 21st century.
- Improves security and safety for students and staff by reducing the footprint of the existing school, eliminating nearly 80 exterior doors, and other security measures.
- Eliminates physical barriers for handicapped students.
- Eliminates the use of all 16 temporary portable classrooms.
- Provides facilities to address student learning including appropriately designed classrooms, laboratories, shop areas, arts and drama, physical education, special education, community use, and other critical services.
- Addresses the long-term needs of students attending Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy and Saratoga (parent-partner) School.
- Uses existing site and improvements already paid for and useable.
Planning and construction timeline:
August 19, 2014 - Citizen Facility Advisory Committee recommended that the School Board authorize planning to replace Stanwood High School.
December 16, 2014 - A citizen and staff committee screened and interviewed architect applicants. The school board approved selection of McGranahan Architects.
March 18, 2015 – The High School Planning Committee composed of 42 members of the community and staff began meeting.
November 2015 through May 2016 - Community meetings were held in Stanwood and Camano Island seeking input on the location, conceptual design, and financing plans for the new school. Architects will prepare a conceptual design based on input from community, parents, students, and staff.
April 2016 through January 2017 - District presentations to the community.
February 14, 2017 - Bond election
February 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 - Design and bidding
March 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020 - Construction
September 1, 2020 – Estimated occupancy
The Board of Directors will recognize the Classified Employee of the Month (March), Roseann Lindell, Stanwood High School Lead Cook, and the Teacher of the Month (March), Riita Dunning, Utsalady Elementary 1st Grade Teacher, at the Regular Board Meeting, April 19, 2016. The meeting is held in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to attend.
Other awards will be given to the Cedarhome Elementary and Utsalady Elementary Shining Stars and Volunteers.
Pictured (left) Roseann Lindell and (right) Riita Dunning