2019-2020 Calendar - Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success - Sedro-Woolley School District

 
Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success.

  2019–2020                                                Calendar
2019−2020
                     Welcome to the 2019–2020 school year. We are proud
                     of our continued success in providing quality educational
                                                                                          Sedro-Woolley School Board
                     opportunities. Thank you to the entire Sedro-Woolley school       The five school board members are chosen during the November
                     community for your continued support. Out district continues      elections, or appointed, to serve overlapping terms of four years each.
                     to prioritize student achievement by “providing high-quality
                     instruction in every classroom, every day.” Sedro-Woolley
                     continues to be an educational leader in our region as
                     evidenced by Clear Lake and Mary Purcell elementary schools                                                           Monthly Board
                     being honored as Schools of Distinction.                                        Christina Jepperson, President
                                                                                                     (District 2)                          Meeting Dates:
 Phil Brockman        Our mission is to make sure “every student graduates with                                                                Second
 Superintendent       the knowledge and skills for future learning and success.”                                                              & Fourth
                      Our local community continues to support this mission by
                                                                                                                                              Mondays
helping us fund art and music instruction in our schools as well as STEM and
Highly Capable Programs. In addition, we have expanded the pre-engineering and                                                                7:00 p.m.
computer coding classes at Cascade. Sedro-Woolley High School has added more                                                              or as publicized.
college-prep classes, pre-engineering and broadcasting classes.                                      Eric A. Johnson, Vice President
This calendar is a resource for you to access school district information and events                 (District 4)
held throughout the school year. Additional information can be accessed on the                                                              Location:
district’s website at www.swsd.k12.wa.us. In addition, school district notices and                                                       Support Services
information can be followed on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.                                                                             Bldg. (SSB)
With our amazing community, our students will continue to achieve great things!                                                          317 Yellow Lane,
Thank you for your incredible support of our students!                                                                                    Sedro-Woolley
Sincerely,                                                                                                                                or at a school
Phil Brockman                                                                                        Enrique López Cisneros               as publicized.
Superintendent                                                                                       (District 1)

  DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
  801 Trail Rd., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284                                                                                                       For more
  Phone: (360) 855-3500             Fax: (360) 855-3574                                                                                     information,
  Website: www.swsd.k12.wa.us
                                                                                                     Dr. Gary Johnson                        please call:
  Superintendent – Phil Brockman
                                                                                                     (District 3)                         (360) 855-3500
  Assistant Superintendent & District Compliance Officer – Michael Olson
                                                                                                                                           or check local
  Exec. Director of Human Resources & Technology, Title IX – Darrell Heisler
                                                                                                                                          newspapers or
  Exec. Director of Business & Operations – Brett Greenwood
                                                                                                                                          District website
  Associate Exec. Director of Special Programs, ADA & 504 Coord. –
  Anthony Smith – Phone: (360) 855-3565
                                                                                                                                             for meeting
  Facilities/Transportation Director – Chet Griffith – Phone: (360) 855-3504
                                                                                                     Brandon Bond                             locations.
  Athletic Director – Jerry Gardner – Phone: (360) 855-3510
                                                                                                     (District 5)
  Food Service/Maintenance – Phone: (360) 855-3515
August                                                                                                                                                                                                 2019
     Sunday             Monday                                Tuesday                             Wednesday                                  Thursday                            Friday                 Saturday
                     JULY 2019                         SEPTEMBER 2019                     BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                                          CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                                                      1                                2                           3
                    1    2    3    4    5    6       1    2    3    4    5    6    7      CL.......................... Clear Lake
               7    8    9   10   11   12   13       8    9   10   11   12   13   14      CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                                          EG.......................... Evergreen
              14   15   16   17   18   19   20      15   16   17   18   19   20   21      GBPS......................Preschool
              21   22   23   24   25   26   27      22   23   24   25   26   27   28      LY................................. Lyman
                                                                                          MP.......................Mary Purcell
              28   29   30   31                     29   30                               SAM.............................Samish
                                                                                          SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                                          SWHS.................. High School

4             5                                    6                                      7                                           8                                9                           10

              Bus Driver Training SSB               Bus Driver Training SSB               Bus Driver Training SSB                     Bus Driver Training SSB          Bus Driver Training SSB
              8 a.m.–4 p.m.                         8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.                      8 a.m.–4 p.m.                               8 a.m.–4 p.m.                    8 a.m.–4 p.m.

11            12                                   13                                     14                                          15                               16                          17

              Bus Driver Training SSB              Bus Driver Training SSB                Bus Driver Training SSB                     Bus Driver Training SSB          Bus Driver Training SSB
              8 a.m.–4 p.m.                        8 a.m.–4 p.m.                          8 a.m.–4 p.m.                               8 a.m.–4 p.m.                    8 a.m.–4 p.m.
                                                                                                  SWHS FOOTBALL
18            19                                   20                                     21            BEGINS                        22                               23                          24
                                                                                          CMS 7th-grade Registration
                                                                                          9 a.m.–3 p.m.                               New Staff Orientation
                                                                                          SWHS Cub Back to
                                                                                          Business Days (Grades 9–12)                 SWHS Freshmen Orientation
                                                                                          8:30–11:30 a.m.                             8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
                                                                                          & 12:30–3:30 p.m.                           SWHS Cub Back to
                                                                                          MP Kindergarten Screenings                  Business Days (Grades 9–12)
              CMS 8th-grade Registration                                                  (by appointment)                            8:30–11:30 a.m.                      Last Day of USDA Free
              9 a.m.–3 p.m.                                                               CEN Kindergarten Screenings                 & 12:30–3:30 p.m.                    Summer Meal Program

25            26                                   27                                     28                                          29                               30                          31
                                                                                          Transportation First-Aid/CPR
                                                                                          Training 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
                  SWHS FALL SPORTS                                                        CEN Kindergarten Orientation
                           BEGIN                                                          5–6 p.m.
              District Kick-Off,                                                          MP Kindergarten Orientation                 Employee Benefits Fair
              CMS Cafeteria                                                               4:30–5 p.m./BBQ 5–6 p.m.                    3–5 p.m. CMS
              School Board Mtg. SSB                 Transportation In-Service             SAM Ice Cream Social                        CL Open House
              7 p.m. Work Study 5 p.m.              8 a.m.–4 p.m.                         4–6 p.m.                                    4:30–6:30 p.m.
                                            All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
September                                                                                            LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH
                                                                                                       CONSTITUTION WEEK, 17-23                                                                     2019
     Sunday          Monday                               Tuesday                               Wednesday                           Thursday                               Friday                     Saturday
1             2                               3                                            4                               5                                      6                             7

                   LABOR DAY                          FIRST DAY                                                                                                           FIRST DAY OF
                   NO SCHOOL                          OF SCHOOL                                                                                                          KINDERGARTEN
                                                                                                          CMS Open House                                          SWHS Kick-off Assembly
                                                                                       All Schools -      6:30–8 p.m.
                                                                                  One Hour Late Start for                                                         LY Kindergarten Orientation
                                                                                 Professional Development CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.                              9 a.m.
                                                                 SEPT. 3–5 — MP FAMILY CONNECTION (BY APPOINTMENT)                                                EG Kinder Coffee 9 a.m.

8             9                               10                                           11                              12                                     13                            14

                                                                                                   PATRIOT
                                              CL Trumpeter Assembly
                                                                                                     DAY
                                              CMS Picture Day                               SWHS Back-to-School Night,      CEN Open House & Ice
                                              BL Welcome Back Potluck                       5:30–7 p.m.                     Cream Social 6–7 p.m.
                                              LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                              All Schools -             MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                             One Hour Late Start for
              School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.    SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                       Professional Development       EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.

15            16                              17                                           18                              19                                     20                            21

                                               BL Open House 6–7 p.m.
                                               CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @                                                    LY Back to School Parade
                                               SWHS Library                                EG Open House 6:30–8 p.m.       6 p.m.
                                               CL Visions Parent Group                            All Schools -            LY Open House 6:15–7:15 p.m.
              GBPS First day of Preschool      7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                         One Hour Late Start for
                                                                                            Professional Development       BL Parent Group 7 p.m.

22            23                              24                                           25                              26                                     27                            28

                                                                                           LY Wildcats Awards Assembly     CL Math & Science Night
                                                                                           10:10 a.m.                      MP Open House                                                        SWHS Deck the Den
                                                                                                   All Schools -           6:30–7:30 p.m.
                                               SAM Open House                                One Hour Late Start for                                                                            Cafeteria 9 a.m–5 p.m.
              School Board Mtg. LY 7 p.m.      6:30–7:30 p.m.                               Professional Development       CMS Parent Group 6:30 p.m.                                           SWHS Buff Puff &
                                                                                          SEPT. 23–27 — MP BOOK FAIR                                                                            Powderpuff games 6 p.m.

29            30                              BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                                                AUGUST 2019                      OCTOBER 2019
                                              CEN............................. Central
                                              CL.......................... Clear Lake         				1             2    3     			1            2    3    4    5
                                              CMS...........................Cascade
                                              EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                             4 5 6 7 8          9   10      6 7 8          9   10   11   12
                                              GBPS......................Preschool           11 12 13 14 15     16   17     13 14 15       16   17   18   19
                                              LY................................. Lyman     18 19 20 21 22     23   24     20 21 22       23   24   25   26
                                              MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                              SAM.............................Samish        25 26 27 28 29     30   31     27 28 29       30   31
                                              SSHS.....State St. High School
                                              SWHS.................. High School

                                       All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
October                                                                  DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP MONTH
                                                                        FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, 6-12
                                                                                                                                              NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK, 14-18
                                                                                                                                            NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK, 21-25
                                                                                                                                                   DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH                                                           2019
          Sunday                          Monday                            Tuesday                            Wednesday                                Thursday                                    Friday                             Saturday

    SEPTEMBER 2019                     NOVEMBER 2019              1                                      2                                     3                                      4                                           5
 1    2    3    4    5    6    7     					1                2                                                                                    CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
 8    9   10   11   12   13   14    3 4 5 6 7 8            9                                                                                    Parent Review of HIV/AIDS
                                                                                                                                                Curriculum, SWHS 7 p.m.
15   16   17   18   19   20   21   10 11 12 13 14 15      16                                                                                                                          SWHS Homecoming Assembly
                                                                                                                                               EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
22   23   24   25   26   27   28   17 18 19 20 21 22      23                                             GBPS Open House 5:30 p.m.             SWHS Homecoming                        SWHS Homecoming Parade
29   30                            24 25 26 27 28 29      30                                                    All Schools -                  Community Pasta Feed 4:30 p.m.         6 p.m.
                                                                   Teacher-focused Mentor-                 One Hour Late Start for             Lip Sync & Queen                       SWHS Homecoming Football                    SWHS Homecoming Dance
                                                                   Mentee Mtg. CMS 4–6:30 p.m.            Professional Development             Coronation 6 p.m.                      Game 7 p.m.                                 8–11 p.m. CMS Cafeteria

6                                  7                              8                                      9                                     10                                     11                                          12
                                                                                                         LY Individual Photos
                                                                                                         SAM Individual Photos
                                                                                                         CL Awards Assembly K–3,
                                                                                                         2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
                                                                  MP Individual Photos                                                         MP Title Family Engagement
                                                                                                                All Schools -                  Meeting 6 p.m.
                                                                  SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                  One Hour Late Start for
                                                                  LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                  Professional Development             MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.

13                                 14                             15                                     16                                    17                                     18                                          19
                                                                   Free/Reduced students without a
                                                                   meal application SY 19-20 will be
                                                                   changed to paid
                                                                   CL Individual Photos
                                                                                                         EG K–1 Family Literacy Night          Flu Shot Clinic
                                                                   CMS Picture Retake Day                                                      5–7 p.m. SWHS Cafeteria
                                                                   CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @              CEN Math Night 6–7 p.m.
                                   Free/Reduced meal benefit       SWHS Library                                                                LY Math & Reading Night
                                   from SY 18–19 expires today                                                  All Schools -                  6:30–8 p.m.
                                                                   CL Visions Parent Group                 One Hour Late Start for
                                   School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.    7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                  Professional Development             BL Parent Group 7 p.m.                                   CMS DRAMA PRODUCTION 7 P.M.

20                                 21                             22                                     23                                    24                                     25                                          26

                                                                                                                                                                                      CL Visions Market Day
                                                                                                                                                                                      BL Harvest Festival
                                                                                                                All Schools -                                                         CL Harvest Festival
                                                                   SWHS College & Career                   One Hour Late Start for
                                                                   Planning Night                         Professional Development              CMS Parent Group 6:30 p.m.            SAM Harvest Bash

27                                 28                             29                                     30                                    31                                     BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                      CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                                                                                                      CL.......................... Clear Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                      CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                                                                                                                                      EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                                                                                                                      GBPS......................Preschool
                                                                                                         LY Wildcats Awards Assembly                                                  LY................................. Lyman
                                                                                                         10:10 a.m.                                                                   MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                                                                                                All Schools -                                                         SAM.............................Samish
                                                                                                           One Hour Late Start for                                                    SSHS.....State St. High School
                                   School Board Mtg. SAM 7 p.m.                                                                                                                       SWHS.................. High School
                                                                                                          Professional Development
                                                           All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
November                                                                                        NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
                                                                                                    AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, 11–15                                                                            2019
        Sunday                   Monday                            Tuesday                             Wednesday                                  Thursday                              Friday                   Saturday

                            OCTOBER 2019                      DECEMBER 2019                    BL..............................Big Lake                                     1                             2
                                                                                               CEN............................. Central
                                  1 2     3 4     5       1    2    3    4    5    6    7      CL.......................... Clear Lake
                                                                                               CMS...........................Cascade
                        6    7    8 9    10 11   12       8    9   10   11   12   13   14      EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sedro-Woolley Alumni & Schools
                       13   14   15 16   17 18   19      15   16   17   18   19   20   21      GBPS......................Preschool                                                                               Foundation Harvest
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happening Dinner & Auction
                       20   21   22 23   24 25   26      22   23   24   25   26   27   28      LY................................. Lyman
                                                                                               MP.......................Mary Purcell                                               END OF 1ST QUARTER             5 p.m. Doors Open
                       27   28   29 30   31              29   30   31                          SAM.............................Samish                                                  (Grades 7–12)         7 p.m. Dinner/Auction Begin
                                                                                               SSHS.....State St. High School                                                                                    @ St. Joseph Center
                                                                                               SWHS.................. High School
                                                                                                                                                                                ANNUAL SWHS DEBATE INVITATIONAL (NOV. 1–2)
3                      4                                5                                      6        NO LATE START                      7   CEN Veterans Day             8                             9
                                                                                                     LY Veterans Day                           Assembly 9:10 a.m.
                                                        Jazz Night (SWHS Choir &                     Assembly, 9:10 a.m.
                                                        Band, CMS Band) SWHS                                                               CEN & MP Veterans Day
                                                                                               SWHS National Honor                         Walking Parade 10 a.m.           SWHS Veterans Day Assembly
                                                        Cafeteria 7 p.m.                       Society Induction
                                                            3-HOUR EARLY                           3-HOUR EARLY                            K-12 CONFERENCES
                                                               RELEASE                                RELEASE                               EARLY RELEASE
                                                                                                                                            ALL STUDENTS                        EARLY RELEASE
                                                             GRADES K-6                             GRADES K-6                                                                  ALL STUDENTS
                                                            CONFERENCES                            CONFERENCES                                 NO GOOD BEGINNINGS
Daylight Saving Ends
                                                            NO GOOD BEGINNINGS                     NO GOOD BEGINNINGS                                               SWHS DRAMA PRODUCTION (NOV. 7–9)
10                     11                               12                                     13                                          14                               15                            16
                                                                                               LY Individual PIcture
                                                                                               Retake Day
                            VETERANS                                                           CL Awards Assembly K–3,                     MP Individual PIcture
                               DAY                                                             2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.                    Retake Day
                            NO SCHOOL                   SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.                EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                        LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                                                             MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                      All Schools -
                                                        SWHS Drama Production                    One Hour Late Start for                   CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.                                      SAM Holiday Bazaar
                                                        Donation Night                          Professional Development                                            SWHS DRAMA PRODUCTION (NOV. 14–16)
                                                                 CMS REPORT
17                     18                               19 CARDS       HOME WITH               20                                          21                               22                            23
                                                                   STUDENTS
                                                        SAM Individual PIcture
                                                        Retake Day
                                                        EG ELL Reading & Art Night             CL Trumpeter Assembly
                                                        6 p.m.
                                                                                               SW Beginning Band Concert
                                                        CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @               @ CMS
                                                        SWHS Library                                                                       CL Individual PIcture
                                                                                                      All Schools -                        Retake Day
                           SWHS WINTER SPORTS           CL Visions Parent Group                  One Hour Late Start for                                                             Jazz Choir Retreat
                                 BEGIN                  7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                   Professional Development                   BL Parent Group 7 p.m.                      (Camp Kirby)

24                     25                               26                                     27       NO LATE START
                                                                                                     CL Science Fair
                                                                                                                                           28                               29                            30
                                                                                                     9:30-10:30 a.m.
                                                                                               LY Wildcats Awards Assembly
                                                                                               9:10 a.m.                                                   THANKSGIVING
                                                                                                                                                          BREAK NO SCHOOL
                                                                                                   3-HOUR EARLY
                                                                                                    RELEASE ALL
                                                                                                     STUDENTS                                                               NATIVE AMERICAN
                       School Board Mtg. CL 7 p.m.                                                 NO GOOD BEGINNINGS                                                        HERITAGE DAY
                                                 All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
December                                                                                                                                                                                             2019
     Sunday          Monday                             Tuesday                            Wednesday                                Thursday                                  Friday                    Saturday
1             2                               3                                      4                                     5                                      6                              7

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Various school
                                                                                                                                                                                                     groups to participate
                                                                                                                                                                                                       in Sedro-Woolley
                                                                                     CMS Band Concert 7 p.m.                                                                                          Christmas Parade
                                                                                                                            CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                            All Schools -
                                                                                       One Hour Late Start for              SWHS Band & Orchestra
                                                                                      Professional Development              Concert 7 p.m. Auditorium                                            CL Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8             9                               10                                     11                                    12                                     13                             14

                                                                                     CL Awards Assembly K–3,
                                                                                     2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
                                              EG K-2 Holiday Concert                 SWHS Choir Concert
                                                                                                                                                                  SWHS Woolley Idol Auditions    SWHS Cheer & Band Craft Fair
                                              6:30 p.m. @ CMS Cafeteria              7 p.m. Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                  2:40 to 5 p.m. Choir Room      9 a.m.–4 p.m. cafeteria
                                              SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                        All Schools -
              School Board Mtg. SSHS                                                    One Hour Late Start for                                                   MP Drama Performance @         MP Drama Performance @
              7 p.m.                          LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                  Professional Development             CMS Choir Concert 7 p.m.               SWHS 7 p.m.                    SWHS 2 p.m.

15            16                              17                                     18                                    19                                     20                             21

                                               BL 2-3 Winter Program                                                        BL 4-6 Winter Program
              BL K-1 Winter Program                                                  LY Winter Program 6:30 p.m.            6:30 p.m.                             SAM Sing-a-long 2:15 p.m.
                                               6:30 p.m.
              6:30 p.m.                                                              @ CMS
                                               EG Grades 3-6 Holiday                                                       MP Winter Program                      CEN Sing-a-long 2:45 p.m.
              Elementary/CMS Orchestras                                                      All Schools -
                                               Concert 6:30 p.m. @ CMS                 One Hour Late Start for             6 p.m. Kindergarten                    SWHS Winter Wishes
              @ SWHS 7 p.m.                                                           Professional Development             7 p.m. 1st grade                       Assembly
                                               Cafeteria

22            23                              24                                     25                                    26                                     27                             28

                                               DECEMBER 23 – JANUARY 3 WINTER BREAK — NO SCHOOL
29            30                              31              BL..............................Big Lake
                                                              CEN............................. Central    NOVEMBER 2019                                                  JANUARY 2020
                                                              CL.......................... Clear Lake     					1 2                                                         		1 2        3    4
                                                              CMS...........................Cascade
                                                              EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                                         3 4 5 6 7 8 9                                              5     6 7 8 9      10   11
                                                              GBPS......................Preschool       10 11 12 13 14 15 16                                       12    1314 15 16    17   18
                                                              LY................................. Lyman
                                                              MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                                                                                        17 18 19 20 21 22 23                                       19    2021 22 23    24   25
                                                              SAM.............................Samish    24 25 26 27 28 29 30                                       26    2728 29 30    31
                                                              SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                              SWHS.................. High School
                          WINTER BREAK NO SCHOOL
                                       All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
January                                                                                                             SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2020
          Sunday                          Monday                              Tuesday                               Wednesday                           Thursday                               Friday                Saturday
     DECEMBER 2019                      FEBRUARY 2020              BL..............................Big Lake    1                               2                                      3                         4
                                                                   CEN............................. Central
 1    2    3    4    5    6    7     						1                       CL.......................... Clear Lake
 8    9   10   11   12   13   14    2 3 4 5 6 7 8                  CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                                                                    NEW YEAR’S
                                                                   EG.......................... Evergreen
15   16   17   18   19   20   21    9 10 11 12 13 14 15            GBPS......................Preschool                 DAY
22   23   24   25   26   27   28   16 17 18 19 20 21 22            LY................................. Lyman
                                                                   MP.......................Mary Purcell
29   30   31                       23 24 25 26 27 28 29            SAM.............................Samish
                                                                   SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                   SWHS.................. High School
                                                                                                                                             WINTER BREAK — NO SCHOOL
5                                  6                              7                                            8                               9                                      10                        11

                                                                                                               CL Awards Assembly K–3,
                                                                                                               2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                      All Schools -
                                                                                                                 One Hour Late Start for        MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                Professional Development        CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.

12                                 13                             14                                           15                              16                                     17                        18

                                                                   SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                            All Schools -                                                   SWHS MLK Assembly
                                   School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.                                                  One Hour Late Start for
                                   featuring GBPS                  LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                       Professional Development        BL Parent Group 7 p.m.                SWHS Chickenfest          SWHS Tolo

19                                 20                             21                                           22                              23                                     24                        25

                                       MARTIN LUTHER
                                        KING JR. DAY
                                         NO SCHOOL                 CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @
                                                                                                               LY Spelling Bee 10:15 a.m.      EG STEM Night
                                                                   SWHS Library
                                                                                                                      All Schools -            MP Skate Night
                                                                   CL Visions Parent Group                       One Hour Late Start for                                                  END OF 1ST SEMESTER   SWHS SJMEA High School
                                                                   7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                        Professional Development       CMS Parent Group 6:30 p.m.                    (ALL SCHOOLS)      Solo/Ensemble

26                                 27                             28                                           29                              30                                     31

                                       NON-STUDENT
                                             DAY
                                       (All Students)                                                          LY Wildcats Awards Assembly
                                                                                                               10:10 a.m.
                                                                                                                       All Schools -
                                                                                                                 One Hour Late Start for       SWHS Woolley Idol Dress
                                   School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.                                                 Professional Development       Rehearsal                              SWHS Woolley Idol

                                                           All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
February
                                                                                     NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2020
                                                                                      NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
                                                                                       NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK, 2–6
                                                                                             NATIONAL FFA WEEK, 22–29

     Sunday          Monday                             Tuesday                            Wednesday                                Thursday                                    Friday                              Saturday

                                                                                          JANUARY 2020                            MARCH 2020                      BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                                                                                                                  CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1
                                                                                            		1 2             3    4         1    2    3    4    5    6    7      CL.......................... Clear Lake
                                                                                                                                                                  CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                                      5    6 7 8 9           10   11         8    9   10   11   12   13   14      EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                     12   13 14 15 16        17   18        15   16   17   18   19   20   21      GBPS......................Preschool
                                                                                     19   20 21 22 23        24   25        22   23   24   25   26   27   28      LY................................. Lyman
                                                                                                                                                                  MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                                                                     26   27 28 29 30        31             29   30   31                          SAM.............................Samish
                                                                                                                                                                  SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                                                                                                                  SWHS.................. High School

2             3                               4                                      5                                     6                                      7                                           8

                                                                                                                            8th-grade Transition Night
                                                                                                                            SWHS
                                                                                            All Schools -                   EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.                    K–6 REPORT CARDS
                                                                                       One Hour Late Start for                                                               SENT HOME
                                                                                      Professional Development              CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.

9             10                              11      CMS REPORT CARDS
                                                     HOME WITH STUDENTS
                                                                                     12                                    13                                     14                                          15
                                              SAM Class Pictures &
                                              Spring Pictures                                                                                                             NO SCHOOL
                                              EG ELL Math & Science Night                                                                                                (Make-up day
                                              6 p.m.                                 CL Awards Assembly K–3,
                                                                                     2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                           if needed)
                                               SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.
                                               LY Parent Group Meeting                      All Schools -
                                               6 p.m.                                  One Hour Late Start for
              School Board Mtg. CMS 7 p.m.                                            Professional Development             MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.

16            17                              18                                     19                                    20                                     21                                          22

                   PRESIDENTS’
                       DAY
                    NO SCHOOL                 CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @
                                              SWHS Library                                                                  CL Trumpeter Assembly
                                                                                            All Schools -                   MP Math night 6–7:30 p.m.
                                              CL Visions Parent Group                  One Hour Late Start for                                                    SWHS Jazz Night (HS Band &                      NATIONAL FFA WEEK
                                              7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                   Professional Development              BL Parent Group 7 p.m.                Choir) 7 p.m.                                       (FEB. 22–29)

23            24                              25                                     26                                    27                                     28                                          29

                                                                                     LY Wildcats Awards Assembly
                                                                                     10:10 a.m.
                                                                                           All Schools -
              School Board Mtg. SWHS                                                  One Hour Late Start for
              7 p.m.                                                                 Professional Development CMS Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                    NATIONAL FFA WEEK (FEB. 22–29)
                                       All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
March
                                                                   AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH
                                                                                                                                              NATIONAL MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION MONTH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2020
                                                                   MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
                                                                                                                                               NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK, 2-6
                                                                   NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
                                                                                                                                            EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS WEEK, 9-13
                                                                    WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

        Sunday                  Monday                             Tuesday                             Wednesday                                   Thursday                              Friday                    Saturday
1                        2                               3                                      4                                            5                               6                                7
                                                                                                                                             CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                            Dismissal times:                               Dismissal times:
                                                                                                                                            Elementary 12:30   EARLY RELEASE               Elementary 12:30
                                                                                                                                            CMS 10:15           Grades K–12                     CMS 11:15
                                                                                                       All Schools -
                             SWHS SPRING SPORTS                                                   One Hour Late Start for
                                                                                                                                            SSHS 10:20          Conferences                    SSHS 11:20
                                   BEGIN                                                         Professional Development                   SWHS 10:30                                         SWHS 11:30

8                        9                               10                                     11                                           12                              13                               14

                                                                                              CL Awards Assembly K–3,
                                                                                              2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
                                                                                                      All Schools -      CMS Choir Concert 7 p.m.
                                                         SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                 One Hour Late Start for
                         School Board Mtg. CEN 7 p.m.    LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                Professional Development  MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
Daylight Saving Begins
                                                                                             SEPT. 23–27 – MP BOOK FAIR

15                       16                              17                                     18                                           19                              20                               21

                                                                                                LY Class Picture Day
                                                          CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @              SWHS Choir & Orchestra,
                                                          SWHS Library                          SWHS 7 p.m.
                                                                                                       All Schools -                         CMS Parent Group 6 p.m.
                         Elementary/CMS Orchestra         CL Visions Parent Group                 One Hour Late Start for                                                    SWHS Band Concert
                         at SWHS 7 p.m.                   7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                  Professional Development                    BL Parent Group 7 p.m.          MP Spring Pictures

22                       23                              24                                     25        LY Wildcats Awards
                                                                                                          Assembly 10:10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                             26                              27                               28

                                                                                                SWHS SJMEA High School                                                           END OF 3RD QUARTER
                                                                                                Band Large Group                                                                     (Grades 7–12)
                         SWHS SJMEA High School                                                                                              SWHS SJMEA High School
                                                                                                Festival Days
                         Choir Large Group                                                                                                   Band Large Group
                                                          SWHS SJMEA High School                                                                                             SWHS SJMEA High School
                         Festival Days                                                                 All Schools -                         Festival Days
                                                          Choir Large Group                       One Hour Late Start for                                                    Orchestra Large Group
                         School Board Mtg. BL 7 p.m.      Festival Days                          Professional Development                    CMS Band Concert 7 p.m.         Festival Day

29                       30                              31                                     BL..............................Big Lake          FEBRUARY 2020                      APRIL 2020
                                                                                                CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                CL.......................... Clear Lake        						1                                		1 2        3    4
                                                                                                CMS...........................Cascade         2 3 4 5 6 7 8                   5      6 7 8 9      10   11
                                                                                                EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                                GBPS......................Preschool           9 10 11 12 13 14 15            12     1314 15 16    17   18
                                                                                                LY................................. Lyman    16 17 18 19 20 21 22            19     2021 22 23    24   25
                                                                                                MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                                                                                SAM.............................Samish       23 24 25 26 27 28 29            26     2728 29 30
                                                                                                SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                                                SWHS.................. High School

                                                  All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
April
                                                                                                              ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK, 20–24
                                                                                                                PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEER WEEK, 20–24
                                                                                                                       NATIONAL POETRY MONTH                                                               2020
          Sunday                          Monday                             Tuesday                               Wednesday                            Thursday                             Friday           Saturday
     MARCH 2020                           MAY 2020                BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                  CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                              1                                2                                      3                4
 1    2    3    4    5    6    7      					1               2      CL.......................... Clear Lake
 8    9   10   11   12   13   14    3 4 5 6 7 8            9      CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                  EG.......................... Evergreen
15   16   17   18   19   20   21   10 11 12 13 14 15      16      GBPS......................Preschool
22   23   24   25   26   27   28   17 18 19 20 21 22      23      LY................................. Lyman
                                                                  MP.......................Mary Purcell
29   30   31                       24 25 26 27 28 29      30      SAM.............................Samish             All Schools -
                                                                                                                                                MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
                                   31                             SSHS.....State St. High School                One Hour Late Start for
                                                                                                                                                EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.
                                                                  SWHS.................. High School           Professional Development

5                                  6                              7                                           8                                9                                      10               11

                                                                                                 APRIL 6–10 – SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

12                                 13                             14                                          15                               16                                     17               18

                                                                                                              CL Awards Assembly K–3,
                                                                                                              2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
                                                                                                              Kindergarten Roundup
                                                                Kindergarten Roundup                                                            Community Recognition
                                                                                                              5–7 p.m. BL, CL, LY, SAM
                                                                5–7 p.m. EG, CEN, MP                                                            Program 7 p.m. SWHS
                                                                SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                               All Schools -             Auditorium
                                                                                                                 One Hour Late Start for
                                   School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m. LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                         Professional Development         BL Parent Group 7 p.m.

19                                 20                             21                                          22                               23                                     24               25

                                                                  CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @
                                                                  SWHS Library
                                                                  CL Visions Parent Group                           All Schools -               CMS Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                               One Hour Late Start for
                                                                  7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                       Professional Development
                                   CMS REPORT CARDS HOME                                                                                                                 SWHS DRAMA PRODUCTION (APR. 23–25)
                                       WITH STUDENTS                                                               CAMP ORKILA — SIXTH GRADE (APRIL 21–24)

26                                 27                             28                                          29                               30

                                                                                                              LY Wildcats Awards Assembly
                                                                                                              10:10 a.m.                              SWHS DRAMA
                                                                                                                      All Schools -                   PRODUCTION
                                   School Board Mtg. EG 7 p.m.                                                  One Hour Late Start for              (APR. 30–MAY 2)
                                                                   SWHS Drama Donation Show                    Professional Development
                                                           All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
May                                                       BETTER HEARING & SPEECH MONTH
                                                    NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH
                                                         TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, 4–8
                                                                                                                                    NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK, 4–8
                                                                                                                                     NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE WEEK 6–12
                                                                                                                                 NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL BOSSES’ WEEK, 18–22                                 2020
     Sunday                Monday                            Tuesday                            Wednesday                                 Thursday                                  Friday                  Saturday
                                                           APRIL 2020                              JUNE 2020                    BL..............................Big Lake    1                        2
                                                                                                                                CEN............................. Central
                                                           		1 2             3    4       		 1       2    3    4    5    6      CL.......................... Clear Lake
                                                     5    6 7 8 9           10   11        7 8       9   10   11   12   13      CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                                                                                EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                    12   13 14 15 16        17   18       14 15     16   17   18   19   20      GBPS......................Preschool
                                                    19   20 21 22 23        24   25       21 22     23   24   25   26   27      LY................................. Lyman
                                                                                                                                MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                                    26   27 28 29 30                      28 29     30                          SAM.............................Samish
                                                                                                                                SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                                                                                SWHS.................. High School                 SWHS DRAMA PRODUCTION (MAY 1–2)

3                  4                               5                                      6                                     7                                           8                        9

                                                                                                                                ELL Multicultural Night
                                                                                                                                6 p.m. @ CMS
                                                                                                 All Schools -                  CEN Parent Group 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                            One Hour Late Start for
                                                                                           Professional Development             EG Booster Club 6:30 p.m.

10                 11                              12                                     13                                    14                                          15                       16

                                                                                          CL Awards Assembly K–3,                                                                                    SAM Touch-a-Truck
                                                                                          2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.                                                                                   Fundraiser 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
                                                                                          SWHS Choir/Orchestra Disney                                                                                @ CMS
                                                                                          Concert 7 p.m.                        District Retirement
                                                   SWHS Band Concert
                                                                                                                                Celebration 4–6 p.m.                                                     SWHS DISNEYLAND/
                                                   SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                        All Schools -
                                                                                            One Hour Late Start for             SWHS Cafeteria                                                           MUSIC IN THE PARKS
                    School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.   LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                  Professional Development             MP Booster Club 6:30 p.m.                                                   (MAY 16–19)

17                 18                              19                                     20                                    21                                          22                       23

                                                                                                                                                                                  NO SCHOOL
                                                   CL Parent Group 6 p.m. @                                                                                                      (Make-up day
                                                   SWHS Library                                                                                                                    if needed)
                    Elementary/CMS Orchestras                                             CMS Band Concert 7 p.m.
                                                   CL Visions Parent Group                                                       SWHS Power of One 6 p.m.
                    at SWHS 7 p.m.                 7 p.m. @ SWHS Library                         All Schools -
                                                                                            One Hour Late Start for              CMS Choir Concert 7 p.m.
       SWHS DISNEYLAND/MUSIC IN THE PARKS (MAY 16–19)                                      Professional Development              BL Parent Group 7 p.m.

24                 25                              26                                     27                                    28                                          29                       30

                       MEMORIAL DAY                                                       LY Wildcats Awards Assembly
                        NO SCHOOL                                                         10:10 a.m.
                                                    SWHS Choir/Orchestra                  School Board Mtg. MP 7 p.m.
                                                    Awards Cafeteria                                                                                                        SWHS Band Awards Night
                                                                                                 All Schools -
                                                    LY Night on Broadway                                                         SWHS FFA End-of-year                       Cafeteria
              31                                    6–7 p.m.
                                                                                            One Hour Late Start for
                                                                                           Professional Development              Banquet                                    CEN Walk-a-Thon          SWHS Prom 7–10 p.m.
                                            All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
June                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2020
            Sunday                                 Monday                            Tuesday                            Wednesday                                Thursday                              Friday                    Saturday
BL..............................Big Lake
CEN............................. Central
                                            1                              2                                      3                                     4                                      5                          6
CL.......................... Clear Lake
CMS...........................Cascade                                                                             SWHS Moving Up Assembly
EG.......................... Evergreen
GBPS......................Preschool                                                                               SWHS Senior Awards Night
LY................................. Lyman                                                                         CL Awards Assembly K–3,
MP.......................Mary Purcell                                                                                                                                                          SWHS Parade of Graduates
                                                                                                                  2:25 p.m. 4–6, 2:55 p.m.
SAM.............................Samish                                                                                                                                                         11:30 a.m.
SSHS.....State St. High School                                                                                           All Schools -
                                                                                                                    One Hour Late Start for             SWHS Senior Hootenanny                 SWHS Graduation
SWHS.................. High School                                          SWHS Baccalaureate 7 p.m.                                                   8:30 check-in @ SWHS gym               7 p.m. Stadium             CL Trumpeter Trot 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                   Professional Development

7                                           8                              9                                      10                                    11                                     12                         13
                                                                                                                                                                                              LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
                                                                                                                      NO LATE START                                                            Dismissal:
                                                                           MP BBQ & Play Day                                                                                                   CMS 9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                  CL EOY BBQ & Visions                                                         SSHS 9:55 a.m.
                                                                           SAM Parent Group 6 p.m.                Memory Share                          SAM Play Day
                                                                                                                                                        MP EOY Awards Assembly                 SWHS 10:00 a.m.
                                                                           LY Parent Group 6 p.m.                 CEN BBQ & Play Day                    CEN EOY Awards Assembly                Elementary 11:00 a.m.
                                                                            SSHS Graduation                       LY BBQ & Play Day                     BL EOY BBQ                                 K–6 REPORT CARDS
                                            School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.    CMS Cafeteria 7 p.m.                  LAST DAY OF PRESCHOOL                 CL EOY Assembly & Playday                       SENT HOME

14                                          15                             16                                     17                                    18                                     19                         20

21                                          22                             23                                     24                                    25                                     26                         27

                                                                                                                                                              CMS REPORT CARDS
                                            School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.                                                                                        MAILED HOME

28                                          29                             30                                              MAY 2020                              JULY 2020
                                                                                                                     					1                     2                 		1 2           3    4
                                                                                                                   3 4 5 6 7 8                  9         5    6   7 8 9         10   11
                                                                                                                  10 11 12 13 14 15            16        12   13  14 15 16       17   18
                                                                                                                  17 18 19 20 21 22            23        19   20  21 22 23       24   25
                                                                                                                  24 25 26 27 28 29            30        26   27  28 29 30       31
                                                                                                                  31

                                                                    All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
July                                                                                                                                                                                                       2020
        Sunday                          Monday                             Tuesday                               Wednesday                            Thursday                             Friday             Saturday

     JUNE 2020                        AUGUST 2020
                                                                BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                            1                                2                                      3                  4
		 1     2    3    4    5    6      						1                     CL.......................... Clear Lake
                                                                CMS...........................Cascade
 7 8     9   10   11   12   13     2 3 4 5 6 7 8                EG.......................... Evergreen                                                                                  INDEPENDENCE       INDEPENDENCE
14 15   16   17   18   19   20     9 10 11 12 13 14 15          GBPS......................Preschool                                                                                          DAY                DAY
                                                                LY................................. Lyman
21 22   23   24   25   26   27    16 17 18 19 20 21 22          MP.......................Mary Purcell                                                                                     OBSERVED
28 29   30                        23 24 25 26 27 28 29          SAM.............................Samish
                                                                SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                SWHS.................. High School

5                                6                              7                                           8                                9                                      10                 11

                                 USDA Summer Meals Program                                                                                                                                             SWHS All-class picnic
                                      Begins (tentative)                                                                                                                                               Riverfront Park

12                               13                             14                                          15                               16                                     17                 18

                                 School Board Mtg. SSB 7 p.m.

19                               20                             21                                          22                               23                                     24                 25

26                               27                             28                                          29                               30                                     31

                                                         All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
August                                                                                                                                                                                                         2020
     Sunday                Monday                    Tuesday                            Wednesday                                Thursday                                   Friday                              Saturday

                                                                                           JULY 2020                        SEPTEMBER 2020                     BL..............................Big Lake
                                                                                                                                                               CEN............................. Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                           1
                                                                                         		1 2             3    4                   1    2    3    4    5      CL.......................... Clear Lake
                                                                                                                                                               CMS...........................Cascade
                                                                                   5    6 7 8 9           10   11         6    7    8    9   10   11   12      EG.......................... Evergreen
                                                                                  12   13 14 15 16        17   18        13   14   15   16   17   18   19      GBPS......................Preschool
                                                                                  19   20 21 22 23        24   25        20   21   22   23   24   25   26      LY................................. Lyman
                                                                                                                                                               MP.......................Mary Purcell
                                                                                  26   27 28 29 30        31             27   28   29   30                     SAM.............................Samish
                                                                                                                                                               SSHS.....State St. High School
                                                                                                                                                               SWHS.................. High School

2                  3                       4                                      5                                     6                                      7                                           8

9                  10                      11                                     12                                    13                                     14                                          15

16                 17                      18                                     19                                    20                                     21                                          22

                                                                                                                                                              Tentative End Date USDA Free
                                                                                                                         New Staff Orientation                   Summer Meal Program

23                 24                      25                                     26                                    27                                     28                                          29
                   School Board
                   Work Session
                   5 p.m.; School
                   Board Mtg.
                   SSB 7 p.m.

                                           Transportation First-Aid
                                           & CPR Training
              30                    31     8 a.m.–4 p.m.

                                    All district-related dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with your school to confirm all times and events.
FOCUS ON TEACHING AND LEARNING                                                         2019–2020 ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW
Education reform in Washington State is causing many shifts in the work of teaching      Statewide testing is important because it helps ensure all public school students, no
and learning in Sedro-Woolley. The Washington State Learning Standards (WSLS)            matter where they go to school, receive a quality education.
drive the teaching and learning within the Sedro-Woolley School District. During the
past several years, and continuing into the 2019–2020 school year and beyond,            Washington students are regularly tested by the state to assess their progress as they
much of the work to support student learning and drive teaching practice is led by       move through school. In high school, they must pass specific exit exams, or state-
a team of content specialist Teachers on Special Assignment and a Leadership             approved alternatives, to be eligible to earn a certificate of academic achievement/
Team by of content teachers from across the district ensure students experience          high school diploma (assessment is one of the graduation requirements).
standards based instruction.                                                             The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) develops or selects and
                                                                                         administers all state assessments. OSPI also reports achievement data for students,
To support this work, the Sedro-Woolley School District is a participant in the
                                                                                         schools, districts, and the state. This data helps districts and schools decide
Transforming Professional Learning grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
                                                                                         which teaching practices and curricula best support student understanding of the
Foundation through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
                                                                                         Washington State Learning Standards. They also give families valuable information
Our mission is to ensure that each student graduates with the knowledge and              about how well their child is doing and where additional help might be needed.
skills for future learning and success. To accomplish this mission, teachers and         One requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is that states have
principals must be equipped to provide each student with access to high quality          their assessment programs approved for technical quality by the U.S. Department
learning experiences aligned with these new standards. Our focus will be on clearly      of Education. Washington's assessment program has received a "Fully Approved"
articulating what it is we expect students to know and be able to do (curriculum),       rating through this process.
through strategies that will engage each student at high levels (instruction), while
measuring performance and providing feedback to students (assessment).                   Testing schedules for the 2019-2020 school year will be provided to students and
                                                                                         families when it is made available to districts.
Learning Goals
                                                                                         To learn more about state testing, visit www.k12.wa.us/assessment/statetesting
Our learning goals for each student remain consistent with the basic education           or email assessment@k12.wa.us or contact your building principal or the Sedro-
goals established in 1993 to provide opportunities for every student to develop          Woolley School District Assistant Superintendent’s Office at (360) 855-3503.
the knowledge and skills essential to:

    1.    Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate
          successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of
          audiences;

    2.    Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics;
          social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different
          cultures and participation in representative government; geography;
          arts; and health and fitness;

    3.    Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology
          literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to
          form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and

    4.    Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance,
          effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational
          opportunities.
NOTES FROM YOUR NURSE
Please contact the nurse at your child’s school if you have any questions or                                       Immunizations
concerns. By working together, we can maximize each child’s potential to learn          Students cannot attend school unless immunization information is current.
by providing a healthy, caring and safe environment.                                                   Washington State Immunization Law
                                                                                                   (RCW 28A.210.118, 1990 and WAC 246.100.166.1991)

                                                                                                                               VACCINES REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, GRADES K-12
Meet your nurses:                                                                                                                             July 1, 2019– June 30, 2020
Jennifer Young
                                                                                           VACCINE                    Kindergarten-5th Grade                      6th-7 th Grade               8th-11th Grade             12th Grade
Shannon Moore
Anne Rood                                                                              Hepatitis B                                                             3 doses                                                  Dose 3 must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       given on or after 4
Anita Mitcham                                                                                                                            Dose 3 must be given on or after 24 weeks of age                                months of age
Rose Torset
                                                                                       Diphtheria, Tetanus,
Heather Jackson                                                                        and Pertussis (DTaP)
                                                                                                                                            5 doses (4 doses only IF 4th dose given on or after 4th birthday)
Christi Johnson
Billie Griffeth                                                                        Diphtheria, Tetanus,                                                                 1 dose Tdap if 11 years of age or older
                                                                                       and Pertussis (Tdap)                    Not Required                                            (See page 2 for more details)

                                                                                       Polio (IPV or OPV)          4 doses (3 doses only IF 3rd dose given on or after 4th
                                                                                                                   birthday)
                                  Medication Policy:                                                               • The final dose given on or after August 7, 2009, must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 doses (3 doses only IF 3rd dose
                                                                                                                                                                                                    given on or after 4th birthday)
                                                                                                                     given on or after 4 years of age AND a minimum interval of 6
In accordance with RCW 28A.210.260, the District will give medication                                                months from the previous dose.
at school ONLY if the following steps have been completed – no
exceptions:                                                                            Measles, Mumps,
                                                                                                                                                                              2 doses
                                                                                       and Rubella
In accordance with RCW 28A.210.260, the District will give medication at school ONLY
                                                                                                                                                                        2 doses
if the following steps have been completed – no exceptions:                            Varicella                                                                           or
1. Medication form must be completed for EACH prescription or non-prescription                                                                             Healthcare provider verified disease
     medicine, including cough lozenges. Forms are available at school or doctors                Look at the Minimum Age and Interval Table on page 2 for recommended minimum age and spacing information.
                                                                                                 Review the Individual Vaccine Requirements Summary for more detailed information:
     offices.                                                                                      www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironmnt/Schools/Immunization/VaccineRequirements.aspx
2. Medication forms are for the CURRENT school year only.
3. The medication form must be completed by both the PARENT and Licensed                                                                DATE TO REMEMBER!
     Health Professional before medication can be given at school.                                                October 3, 2019 - 7 p.m.
4. There must be a valid health reason which makes administration of medication                    Parent review of HIV/AIDS Curriculum — SWHS Library
     advisable during school hours or during such time that the student is under                                For students in grades 5–12
     supervision of school officials.
5. Medication must be supplied to the school in its ORIGINAL container.                Health Screenings:
6. The medication and completed medication forms are to be brought to the school       Vision & Hearing: Performed on all students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7. If a child
     by an adult.                                                                      should fail either screening, parents will be notified. If a professional exam would
NOTE: Any medication not picked up by the last day of school will be disposed          cause a financial hardship, please contact your nurse.
of.                                                                                    Waiver: Students may be waived from the exam by sending a signed and dated letter
Medication form and other health related forms can be found on the District website    including your child’s name, grade, school, and reason you prefer your child not be
www.swsd.k12.wa.us.                                                                    screened to the school nurse. Letters must be received by September 27, 2019 and
         Additional detailed information can be reviewed at www.doh.wa.gov             can be mailed to your child’s school.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                               ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS
Credit requirements for a Sedro-Woolley High School diploma are listed below.                                        In compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
In addition to the credit requirements, all high school students must also pass state                                1984, parents who wish to review their child’s records may do so by making a
assessments, or state-approved alternatives, to earn a certificate of academic                                       request to the principal of the student’s school. Adult students also may make
achievement (CAA) and be eligible to graduate. Required tests vary by expected                                       such requests.
year of graduation. Students’ expected year of graduation is set when they enter the
                                                                                                                     We will not release student cumulative record information to persons or agencies
9th grade. OSPI has listed the graduation testing requirements. This is found at the
                                                                                                                     without your written consent, with a few exceptions. Under federal law, we are
website address: http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/StateTesting/default.aspx
                                                                                                                     authorized to forward student records to schools in another district to which a student
                      Class of           Class of       2-year/Tech.       4-year                 4-year             has transferred to or to colleges or educational institutions to which a student has
 		                    2020               2021           Institution     College/Univ.          College/Univ.        applied.
 Credit Expectations			                     &           suggested         minimum              Recommended
 			                                     Beyond        requirements
______________________________________________________________________   requirements             courses            Certain information, known as “Directory Information”, is defined by the Federal Family
                                                                                                                     Educational Rights and Privacy Act and “may be released about your child unless
 English		          4      4        4         4 years      4 years
______________________________________________________________________                                               you request, IN WRITING,” by October 1, that such information not be released.
 Math		             3      3   3 years(minimum) 3 years *** 3-4 years ***
______________________________________________________________________                                               Directory information includes:
 Science		                      3           3         2.5-3 years          2.5 years**         3-4 years**               • Student’s name, address and telephone number;
______________________________________________________________________
 Social Studies		   3      3      3 years     3 years     3-4 years                                                      • Date and place of birth;
______________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                         • Major field of study;
 Health/Fitness		   2      2       0          2 years     3-4 years
______________________________________________________________________                                                   • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports;
 Arts		             1      2      1 year      1 year      1-2 years
______________________________________________________________________                                                   • Weight and height of athletic team members;
 CTE		              1      1       1            1           1                                                            • Dates of attendance;
______________________________________________________________________
 Digi Comm		       0.5    0.5      0.5          0.5         0.5                                                          • Degrees and awards received;
______________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                         • The most previous educational agency or institution attended by the student;
 World Language		   0      2       0            2           2
______________________________________________________________________                                                   • Photographs or other similar information.
 *Choice / Electives		 12.5 9.5  varies*      varies*     varies*
______________________________________________________________________                                               In most cases, requests for this type of information come from the news media or
 Credits expected		          30***       30***                                                                       from the armed forces (for recruiting purposes). We will not release any “Directory
______________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                     Information” for commercial purposes or for other purposes not related to the conduct
 Credits possible		 32    32
______________________________________________________________________                                               of school business.
 % credits expected		 0.937 0.937                                                                                    Occasionally, photographs may be taken of students for use in the news media or
______________________________________________________________________
 NOTES:                                                                                                              district-produced publications. If you do not want your child to appear in a photograph,
 ***Sedro-Woolley High School Graduation requirements are set at 22.50 and are aligned with
                                                                                                                     videotape, film, slide, district website, or Facebook, please let your school know IN
 School Board Policy for the class of 2020. Students are expected to maintain a full course load                     WRITING by October 1.
 through their senior year.
 *Choice/ Elective Credits: The Elective credits for a SWHS diploma should be based on your postsecondary
 plans. If you are going to a 4 year College or University, these electives will be comprised of your college’s
 additional requirements in English, Math, World Languages, Science and courses in your specific area of interest.
 If you will be attending a Community or Technical College after high school, your electives may also be in
 English, Math and courses in your specific area of interest.
 **Community & Technical Colleges: Suggest 4 years of English and Math as well as elective credits in the
 student’s area of interest.
 ***Many 4 year colleges and universities require Chemistry for admission as well as math up to at least Adv.
 Algebra and a math class your senior year.
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT INFORMATION                                                                      ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
The transportation of our students is a very important part of the services provided by
the Sedro-Woolley School District. Our geographical layout is very unique, running
                                                                                           Smaller Learning Community Programs
from the Skagit/Whatcom County line to the north and to the Skagit/Snohomish              The district provides smaller learning community programs for students who
County line to the south. Our bus routes cover approximately 395 square miles,            are seeking an alternative to the traditional high school. The students earn a
the second largest “road-wise” district in the state, and log a total of 660,794 miles    high school diploma or GED.
per year! The district continues to purchase new buses in order to keep the fleet up
                                                                                          Programs offered are:
to date. For additional information contact Director of Transportation Chet Griffith
or Transportation Coordinator Tracy Gugel at 360-855-3890; or Administrative                 • Core Program (Grades 9-12) — features small academic classes with more
Secretary Portia Jauron or Dispatch/Secretary Jennifer Zimmerman at (360) 855-                 individual support for students.
3504.                                                                                        • Home-Centered Learning (Grades 9-12) — students work 30 hours at home
                                                                                               and meet weekly with a teacher. Students must be making satisfactory progress
                                                                                               to stay in the program.
                                                                                             • Job Corps High School Connections Academy — allows students enrolled at
                                                                                               Cascade Job Corps to earn high school credit.

               Staying Safe Riding the School Bus
If your child rides a school bus, please share these important safety tips with
him or her.
    • Form a line well off the roadway from where the bus stops.
    • Do not push while waiting for or getting on the bus.
    • Be careful and considerate of younger children.
    • Never run out in front of or in back of the bus, or between the buses.
    • Wait for the bus driver to signal before crossing the road.
    • Obey the bus driver. They are looking out for your safety and the safety of other
      passengers.
    • Be considerate of other people’s property.
                 Working together, we can help ensure safe and
                   enjoyable bus rides throughout the year!                                               STATE STREET HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
FOOD SERVICES                                                                COMMUNICATION FROM SCHOOL
Sedro-Woolley School District Food Services provides approximately 2,400                     Communicating with the patrons of the district is essential for good understanding
lunches and 800 breakfasts daily. These meals are prepared and sold by 33                    of educational programs. The information in this calendar is an attempt to keep
trained and/or certified food service staff members. All meals prepared have                 patrons informed about their schools.
met the strict guidelines established by the USDA School Meals Initiative for
Healthy Children. These meals include less fat while providing more fruits and               The district also provides several other written pieces to enhance communications.
vegetables. All meals must meet the following guidelines:                                    The community newsletter, the “Insider”, features articles about the programs and
                                                                                             activities in our schools and is mailed during the year to all residents in the district.
                  Breakfast                              Lunch                               Patrons also are informed monthly by school newsletters and through articles in
                  ½ pint of milk                       ½ pint of milk                        local newspapers, the district website (www.swsd.k12.wa.us), and Facebook page
                    1 cup fruit             ½ cup fruit & ¾ cup vegetable                    (www.facebook.com/SedroWoolleySchoolDistrict/). School board policies can
              7-10 oz. grain weekly           8-10 serving of grain/week                     be found on the district’s website.
		                                               9-10 oz. protein weekly
These meals are consistent with the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), the                 Information on how to access the OSPI report card is available on our district
caloric goal and dietary guidelines for Americans. Standards include caloric need +/-        website. Information on the report card includes:
30 percent calories from fat with 10 percent or less from saturated fat. Analysis includes   Student achievement data (both aggregate and disaggregated)
protein, calcium, iron and Vitamins A and C and is computed over a school week.              Participation rates on state assessments
                                                                                             Information related to school qualities of student success (attendance, graduation
Free and Reduced Meal Programs                                                               rates, dual credit participation)
Applications for free and reduced price meals are available at all schools, at the
food service office and the school district office. You can also print a copy by going       Curriculum information is available at each school and from the Assistant
to the school district homepage www.swsd.k12.wa.us – click on departments, food              Superintendent’s Office.
service, meal applications. Once printed, fill out completely and mail to 801 Trail
Road, deliver in person to 780 Cook Road or to your student’s school. To apply for           If you have a disability, please advise the administrative office about special
meal benefits online or make payments to your students account please log in to              arrangements that may allow you to fully participate in district communications.
your Skyward Family Access account. If you do not know your Family Access log                The Sedro-Woolley School District complies with all federal and state rules and
in information please contact your school secretary or the food service department.          regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
Returning students who are participating in the free/reduced meal program need to            sex or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating
reapply for the new school year. Those new to the program or district are encouraged         in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Inquiries regarding
to apply as soon as possible. You may apply throughout the school year. Once                 compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX
qualified, any changes made to family income or household size must be reported              Officer and/or ADA Coordinator. Call (360) 855-3500 for more information.
to the Food Service Department. All information is held confidential unless written
permission is submitted. Inquiries can be made to the Food Services Office at (360)
855-3515.                                                                                    Public Records Request Procedures
                                                                                             Public information requests are to be submitted in writing to the Superintendent’s
Ala carte items are available at all schools for additional prices. Students need            Office, 801 Trail Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Requests may also be made
money in their accounts or have cash in order to make purchases. If you choose               electronically to Kellie Cargile at kcargile@swsd101.org with “Public Records
to restrict those purchases, please notify Food Services at (360) 855-3515 to make           Request” in the subject line. Please include your name, address, and telephone
arrangements.                                                                                number, along with detailed request information. Requests will be reviewed and
School Lunch Prices:                                                                         a receipt of response, with the information response date, will be sent within five
         Breakfast		                       Lunch                                             (5) business days. Please contact the district office at (360) 855-3500 for further
         Elementary          $1.75         Elementary       $3.00                            questions.
         Secondary           $2.00         Secondary        $3.25
         Adults              $2.40         Adults (SWHS $4.25)
         Milk (Ala Carte) $0.60            (Milk is included with breakfast and lunch)
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS

If you suspect a student’s progress is affected by a learning disability, you          Other programs available to the District include:
may contact the building principal or the Special Programs Office at (360) 855-
3565 for further information. Referrals are made through the individual school         Title I – Federally funded programs to assist eligible youth in reading and math.
buildings.                                                                             Title I Migrant – Federally funded program to assist migratory students in the areas
                                                                                       of reading and math.
Special Education Programs
                                                                                       Transitional Bilingual Education – Student funding for instruction and tutoring in
  • Birth-to-3 Years: early intervention services available.
                                                                                       transitioning from the students’ first language to English.
  • Preschool: services for children eligible for developmental preschool.
                                                                                       Native American Tutoring Program – Title IX is federally funded and offers tutoring
  • Kindergarten through Age 21 Special Education Services: The Sedro-Woolley
                                                                                       for Native American students. This program is coordinated through the Upper Skagit
    School District provides a continuum of special education services to meet the
                                                                                       Indian Tribe.
    needs of students with Individualized Education Plans as determined through
    special education evaluation and by IEP teams. Services include, but are not       Families or Youth in Transition
    limited to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy,
    vision therapy, specialized instruction, specialized support programs, and         If you are currently in transition or in a temporary living arrangement (living in a motel,
    transition services for adult students who have not yet graduated.                 shelter, with another family, or in a camper/trailer) due to financial hardship or similar
                                                                                       reason, you may qualify for support services under the McKinney-Vento Act. To learn
                                                                                       more, contact our McKinney-Vento Liaison at (360) 855-3565.
  Does your child have a physical, cognitive, language or developmental disability
  that affects a major life function such as learning, walking, seeing, hearing,       Parent/Family Engagement
  breathing, working, or caring for oneself? Is there a recorded history of your       All parents, including those of students served by Title I/LAP, Migrant/Bilingual,
  child having had such impairment? Do they possess certain characteristics that       Special Education, and Section 504 programs and services, are encouraged to be
  would somehow cause others to treat him or her as if they have impairment,           involved in their child’s education. Parent/Family Engagement can include, but is not
  even if your child does not actually have a disability?                              limited to: attending school events, volunteering in the school, participating in parent-
                                                                                       teacher conferences, taking a workshop or class offered by the district, creating a
  If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, your child may be
                                                                                       quiet space and time at home for homework, helping with your child’s homework,
  eligible for special education, related services and/or specialized educational
                                                                                       talking with your child about school, and engaging in fun learning activities with your
  accommodations. Contact your child’s teacher or the school psychologist at the
                                                                                       children. When parents are involved, children do better and go farther in school. Our
  school. For pre-school age children, please call Amber Gregg-Kerbein (360)
                                                                                       district encourages parents to be involved in early learning activities, in order to help
  855-3870.
                                                                                       their child to be prepared for school when they enter kindergarten.
  Applications are regulated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For further information or
  to discuss concerns you may have regarding your child, please contactthe
  Associate Executive Director of Special Programs Anthony Smith at (360) 855-
  3565. Children from birth to 21 years of age are eligible.

NOTE: Any special education applications and any required policies and pro-
cedures, evaluations, plans, and reports will be made readily available for parents
and other members of the general public as appropriate by request through the
District’s Special Programs Office. Contact Special Programs at (360) 855-3565 or at
201 N. Township, Sedro-Woolley WA 98284. ELL contact Ruth Valley Segovia 360-
855-3538.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURES
The decision to close schools is not taken lightly.                                       Situations which need to be addressed include:
Making a decision to close schools, delay start times or dismiss schools early               • What is the best route home if your student cannot be delivered to the normal
during inclement weather is very difficult. When our area is hit with extreme weather          bus stop?
conditions — including snow, ice, flooding and unusually cold temperatures, district         • Where could they go if they needed help?
administrators are working with local and state authorities to assess conditions to
ensure the safety of our children.                                                           • Who could care for him or her until you arrive home?
                                                                                             • Is there someone your child could call to alleviate their fears?
Steps taken include:
   • Consultations with weather authorities;                                              If you believe weather may create hazardous traveling conditions and affect a change
   • Investigations of road conditions during regular inspections of our bus routes.      in your child’s school schedule, listen to the radio between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Radio
                                                                                          and television stations will frequently announce schedule changes by district name
                                                                                          and number. Please do not call the radio or television stations.
Many safety factors are taken into consideration and include:
   • Avoiding danger to students — waiting for the bus, walking or other traffic
     situations.                                                                              NO ANNOUNCEMENT MEANS NORMAL OPERATIONS
   • Effects on buses — extreme cold conditions (below 15 degrees) affect our bus                ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE FOR THAT DAY ONLY
     fleet by freezing air lines and brake valves due to water in the system. Buses can   		FM Stations		 AM Stations
     also loose air pressure and gearshifts and throttle cables can freeze. This cold-    		KLSY 92.5		   KIRO 710
     weather condition arises due to high humidity and temperature fluctuations.          		 KMPS 94.1		  KING 1090
   • Geographic layout — the unique boundaries of our district make these decisions       		 KPLU 88		    KOMO 1000
     difficult. The south end may be experiencing a thaw, while the north end, which      		 KMTT 103.7		 KCIS 630
     is 30 miles away, is in the midst of a new blizzard.                                 		KNDD 107.7		KAPS 660
                                                                                          		KBSG 97.3		KMPS 1300
Because winter months occasionally result in school schedule delays, early releases       		 KVTI 90.9		  KBSG 1210
or closures, each family should have a plan covering what to do when a schedule           		 KPLZ 101.5		 KBRC 1430
change is necessary and children arrive home early due to an emergency weather            		KUBE 93
situation.                                                                                		KSER 90.7
                                                                                          		KAFE 104.1
                                                                                                                          TV STATIONS
                                                                                                                       KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7
     EMERGENCY CLOSURE INFO LINE:
           (360) 855-3573                                                                 Si usted tiene preguntas sobre algún programa escolar, favor de llamar a la Oficina
                                                                                          Bilingüe y Migrante al (360) 855-3538, para hablar con personal que habla Español.
                                                                                          If you have questions about one of our school programs, please call the Bilingual and
     FOR YOUR ADDED CONVENIENCE, SCHOOL                                                   Migrant Office at (360) 855-3538, to speak with our Spanish speaking personnel.
     CLOSURE INFORMATION MAY BE ACCESSED
                                                                                          Por favor llame al numero (360) 855-3538 para información en caso de emergencias,
                  ONLINE AT:                                                              nieve o inundaciones, para oir los cambios a las horas o cancelaciones de las clases
               http://schoolreport.org                                                    escolaries. Please call (360) 855-3538 for information in case of emergencies, snow
                                                                                          or flooding, to hear the changes to the school hours or cancellations.
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