It's Dark Outside, Keep Children Safe
- Written by Joan Andrews
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This time of year it is still dark in the morning and after school is out and there is a need for increased awareness of students who are walking to and from school or the bus stop in the dark.
Please help us keep our students safe as they travel to and from school by being aware of student pedestrians and by reminding your children of these and other safety rules.
Traveling to and from school:
• Allow plenty of time to walk safely to school or the school bus stop.
• Wear bright, contrasting colored coats or put a piece of high visibility, reflective tape on coats and backpacks.
• Walk on the sidewalks, if available, or as far away from traffic as possible.
• Be alert to traffic and look both ways before stepping into the road, if necessary, and when getting on and off the bus.
• Go straight home or to the pre-planned after school destination.
• Walk in pairs or with other children.
• Stay in a safe place away from the street while waiting for the bus.
• Avoid running games, shoving, or horseplay.
• If crossing the street to get to the bus, wait for the bus to stop and then walk in front of the bus. Never walk behind the bus.
• If something is dropped near or under the bus tell the bus driver in order for the object to be retrieved safely.
• Never accept a ride from anyone not known. If the bus is missed or the weather is inclement, report back home or the adult designated to help at times like this.
• Avoid talking to strangers.
• Tell a trusted adult immediately if witnessed a stranger acting suspiciously around them or other children.
• Go to a trusted adult and ask for help if they feel threatened in any way.
Information for parents of students who ride the bus to school
• If your child is going to get off the bus at a different stop, you must pre-arrange this by calling the school office to get a bus pass.
• If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side of the street where the child will exit the bus, if possible.
For more information about school bus safety, please call the Stanwood-Camano School District Transportation Center at (360) 629-1229.
Nominations for Highly Capable Program
- Written by Jennifer Allen
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The Stanwood-Camano School District offers a Highly Capable Program for exceptionally advanced learners in Reading and Math. The district will be serving students in grades K-12 beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
Nominations will be accepted for students currently in Kindergarten through 11th grade. Nomination packets may be obtained from the building secretaries, the district office, or the district website beginning February 9, 2015 and are due to the Curriculum Office by February 27, 2015. The District Selection Committee screens all nominations. Students meeting the screening criteria will be tested to determine eligibility for program services. Assessment of nominated students is scheduled to take place from March 16 – 20, 2015.
Nominations for incoming kindergarten students will be accepted next Fall - due by October 2015.
Please consider making a nomination if you believe that a student is performing significantly above grade level in reading and/or math and possesses the following learning characteristics:
- Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations
- Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity
- Capacity to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts
- Capacity for learning at an accelerated rate
- Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus
If you wish to nominate a student:
1. Read and retain the description of the Identification Procedures.
2. Complete and return the Nomintation Packet for Highly Capable Services.