Fall parent/teacher conference information

It’s conference week (October 20-October 24). Please contact your student’s school regarding school-specific conference dates and times. Students will not go to school on Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24. Wednesday, October 22 is a half-day early release day for elementary students ONLY. In addition, if your child is in ½ day kindergarten, the afternoon/PM students will attend class on Wednesday, October 22.

 

Please contact your student’s school regarding school-specific conference dates and times.

Enterovirus D68 information

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has reported two clusters of severe respiratory illness in children caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), an uncommon infection first seen in California in 1962. About 100 types of enteroviruses are known and an estimated 10-15 million infections occur annually in the United States.

 

Almost all of the CDC-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing. Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families.  The CDC has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68.  Please help us to address parents’ questions and concerns and make them aware that these resources are available. Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:

Enterovirus infections are more likely to occur in the fall. Children and teens are most likely to be infected. Although how these infections present can vary widely, EV-D68 infection has been associated almost exclusively with respiratory illness ranging from relatively mild illness not requiring hospitalization to severe illness requiring intensive care. The virus likely spreads person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches surfaces. There is no vaccine.

 

Given that children and teens are at greatest risk, we would like to remind students and parents that the best protection against enterovirus, influenza and other infections is:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.  Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes.
  • Stay home when ill.
  • Get vaccinated when vaccine is available.

For detailed information on EV-D68, please click here.

Bus route/schedule information

Individual student bus routes and schedules can be accessed through Skyward/Family Access under the Student Info tab. Please be sure to login to Skyward/Family access through the full web version and not the mobile app.

    1. In Skyward/Family Access on each student's profile is a Student Info tab lcoated on the left navigation.

    2. In the Student Info tab will be a web link that says "View Bus Schedule." (It is located just below the student's address and just above the birthday info.) Click the web link.

    3. The student's bus numbers will pop up. If you click "View Pickup Bus Stops" or "View Drop Off Bus Stops" the route numbers and times will pop open.

    4. A pdf document showing Skyward Family Access screen shots can be found by clicking here.

Please note that posted bus routes and pick-up and drop-off times are approximate. Please remember that traffic, weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause some routes to be early or delayed. It is recommended that parents and students arrive at their bus stops at least five minutes prior to the published times.

 

It is our District’s practice that kindergarteners will not be let off the bus unless the student’s parent (or designated adult) is at the bus stop at the time of student drop-off. Kindergarteners whose parent is not at the bus stop will be returned to the student’s elementary school where the parent (or emergency contact) will be called for student pick-up.

 

For Transportation questions, please call 360-563-3525.

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Our Mission: The Snohomish School District, in its commitment to excellence, places the success of each student at the center of all decisions and actions. Partnerships and strong academic programs ensure competent, responsible, lifelong learners.

 

The  Snohomish School District #201 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

 

Special thanks to Snohomish community member Todd Elvig for providing the photos in the banner above.