Community Suicide Awareness Night
Stanwood High School Performing Arts Center: November 2, 2016 6:30PM
Last Fall, the Stanwood-Camano School District hosted a suicide awareness and resource night for Stanwood-Camano School District Parents and Community members. The district is now hosting another event focusing on helping communities understand and respond to suicide, featuring Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil, JD, an expert on suicide grief, bereavement, and postvention response with 20+ years' experience providing guidance and training to individuals, families, schools/colleges, faith communities, and workplaces coping with suicide.
Ms. Harpel will provide an open forum to address the emotions, concerns, and fears that inevitably arise around suicide in a school and community. An opportunity to have your questions answered (When should I worry? Are antidepressants dangerous? Is there such a thing as “bullycide”?). She will offer a chance to put things in perspective by looking at the larger context of mental health, providing reliable information, and promoting open communication and appropriate help-seeking.
The Jog-a-thon is our largest fundraiser and helps to pay for assemblies, classroom supplies, and field trips. Our school goal this year was to raise $9000 and we not only did that but beat it! All total our Twin City students raised just over $10,900!! I am so proud of this and want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our school. Our students will have many opportunities this year thanks to your generosity!
New Attendance and Tardiness Policy
The Stanwood-Camano School District has changed their attendance and tardiness policy to align to the updated RCW 28.A.225.020. It is important that you understand our school policies and procedures, as well as Washington State Law, to ensure your child is successful in school. State law for mandatory attendance, called the Becca Bill, requires children from age eight (8) to seventeen (17) to attend a public school, private school, or a district-approved home school program. Children that are six (6) or seven (7) years-old are not required to be enrolled in school. However, if parents enroll their six (6) or seven (7) year-old, the student must attend full-time. Youth who are sixteen (16) or older may be excused from attending public school if they meet certain requirements. More information can be found at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=28A.225.
At Twin City Elementary we have established the following rules on attendance that will help you ensure your student is attending regularly. You can find a detailed version of our attendance procedures and policies in the Student Handbook, which can be found at our school website tceweb.stanwood.wednet.edu or you can request a copy of the handbook from our office staff.
School Supply Lists 2016-2017
Open attachment for the new 2016-2017 School Supply Lists