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2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

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The Shelton School District like all of you is continually monitoring the Mason County COVID 19 situation. At this time, we along with the Mason County Health Department, do not believe it is a safe time to bring back our students and staff, other than the students we are currently working within small groups. To read more, please visit https://www.sheltonschools.org/families/2020-21_school_year.

For updated COVID-19 information, please visit the Mason County website.


DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS

School Lunch Week
School Lunch Week

This last week, October 12-16, was National School Lunch Week! The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way lunch is served, but it hasn't changed how important this meal is. Don't forget you can pick up your free lunch Monday-Friday, and thank a Food Service worker! Details on meal pickup can be found on our district website by following this link: https://www.sheltonschools.org/.../food.../meal_services


DISTRICT INFORMATION

Vaccine Requirements
Vaccine Requirements

Now more than ever we are focusing on keeping students healthy and safe. This includes keeping students safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Washington State Department of Health and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction govern vaccine requirements. Per these requirements, only students who are fully immunized (this includes actively becoming compliant with vaccinations) and those with medically verifiable documentation of vaccination or exemptions, will be allowed to come to school for face-to-face instruction. State laws and rules, as well as district policy, require compliance with immunization requirements on or before the first day of attendance at school.

Obtaining required vaccinations:

  • If your student has medical insurance, you can find vaccination providers covered by your insurance on the insurance website or calling your insurance customer service. Then you must call the clinic and make an appointment for vaccinations.
  • If your student does not have medical insurance, you can contact Mason Health: Health Plan Finder Susana Lopez at (360)432-7766. She can also help you find a clinic for vaccinations.
  • Local pharmacies may also provide vaccinations for children, with medical insurance. You should call the pharmacy before you go to ensure they have vaccinations available and that they take your medical insurance.
  • Shelton Pharmacy may also be able to provide vaccinations to children who either have or do not have medical insurance; you must call ahead to ensure the vaccination is available. They participate in the Vaccines for Children program providing free vaccinations to children who do not have medical insurance. They are located at 110 W. K St, Shelton, WA. Their phone number is (360)545-4333.

Meal Information

More than a Meal

Did you know that you might still qualify for free or reduced meals? It is quick and easy to apply through Family Access. Don’t wait, apply online today!
Login to your Skyward Family Access account and follow these steps:

1. Click on "Food Service" on the left-hand side menu.
2. Along the top of the page, click on the drop-down box next to "All Students" and select a student from your household - You will only need to fill out one application per household.
3. Click the "Applications" link along the top of this new page.
4. Click the "Add Applications" link.
5. Follow the prompts to complete and submit your application. 

You will receive an email once your application has been processed and your eligibility will be updated in Family Access.


** USDA has extended free meals for kids through the end of 20-21 school year.**


TEXT MESSAGING

Did you know that you could receive school notifications as text messages?  This includes messages about school closures, delays, low or negative meal balances, and more!  Opt-in today by texting “Y” or “Yes” to 67587.
TXT OPT IN

 

 


COMMUNITY

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame

Do you know someone you think should be inducted into the Shelton School District & Community Hall of Fame? We have good news! We are now accepting nominations!
The purpose of the Shelton School District & Community Hall of Fame is to recognize students/alumni, faculty/staff, friends/benefactors, and community members who have contributed to the success, tradition, integrity, development, and promotion of the Shelton School District and/or excelled in the areas of Athletics, Fine Arts, Academics and/or Business and have achieved a high level of excellence deserving of recognition.
The categories for nomination are:
- Friends and Benefactors of the Shelton School District
- Shelton School District Faculty and Staff
- Fine Arts, Academics, and Business
- Humanitarian and Service
- Lifetime Recognition
- Athlete
- Coaches, Athletic Staff Members, and Other Athletic Support Person
- Teams and Groups
To find out more and/or to nominate someone, please visit https://www.sheltonschools.org/community/hall_of_fame 🏆

Ready! for Kindergarten
Ready for kindergartenReady for Kindergarten spanish

We’re happy to share that Ready! For Kindergarten Fall parent classes are now available to Shelton School District families ONLINE! If you have a child at home age birth - 5 years old, learn more and register for a class here: https://www.readyforkindergarten.org/sheltonsd/sign-in

Crossroads Housing
Crossroads Flyer English (information below)Crossroads Flyer Spanish (information below)

Are you experiencing a housing crisis, homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, falling behind on rent, can't make a payment, or have another barrier to obtaining housing? Crossroads can help!

360-427-6919 360-490-6510: 24/7 line 1 Sargison Loop www.crossroads-housing.net

Books and Badges School Supply Drive

 School Supply Flyer
Books and Badges School Supply Drive PDF Flyer
October 5 - November 20, 2020
Composition notebooks, binders, organization totes, wireless computer mice, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, etc.  Donations given to children in need.
Partnership between Graduation Matters and Shelton PD
Drop-Off Sites: Smoking Mo's - 233 1st St, OCCU- 2948 Olympic Hwy North
Monetary Donations: Shelton Police Department - 525 W Cota St (1st floor)
Peninsula Credit Union:
Questions? Lexi McHargue- alexis.mchargue@sheltonwa.gov

Winning at Parenting

Winning at ParentingWinning at Parenting- spanish
Winning at Parenting PDF Flyer 
Mason County Spanish speaking families that have kids school’ ages!

Where: Online through Zoom 
Time: 6:00 a 7:30pm 
When: Tuesdays-Sept 29th -Nov 3rd 
Cost is FREE but you must PRE- Register 
Winning at Parenting is intended to strengthen families by providing information, resources and an opportunity for parents to connect with each other. 
For more information, directions and registration, contact: Rosa (360)688-4120 o Nolvia al (360)529-2566 o Email: rosa@familyess.org

Girl Scout Zoom Parties

Girl Scouts Flyers

You’re Invited! Robot Dance Party

Bring a friend, make new ones, and build a ROBOT with GIRL SCOUTS- it’s all FREE!  Click the link to find a date/time to join the party, conducted on Zoom! https://www.girlscoutsww.org/en/about-girl-scouts/About-Girl-Scouts/try-it-parties.html

Parents & Caregivers, you’re invited too!  Get more information and RSVP at GirlScoutsWW.org or call our customer service team at 1(800)541-9852

You’re Invited! Animal Dance Party

Bring a friend, make new ones, and get WILD on the dance floor with GIRL SCOUTS- it’s all FREE!  Click the link to find a date/time to join the party, conducted on Zoom! https://www.girlscoutsww.org/en/about-girl-scouts/About-Girl-Scouts/try-it-parties.html

Parents & Caregivers, you’re invited too!  Get more information and RSVP at GirlScoutsWW.org or call our customer service team at 1(800)541-9852


OPEN FORUM INFORMATION

Thursday, October 29

English Session: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Spanish Session: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Families, community members, and staff are invited to talk with Superintendent Alex Apostle, to hear the latest happenings in the Shelton School District and ask questions. The Open Community Forums will be streamed live via YouTube. Community members may make comments and/or ask questions by sending an email to 
communityforum@sheltonschools.org or by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering meeting ID #TBA during the scheduled meeting time. If calling in, please mute your microphone until you are admitted into the meeting and prompted to speak. Link to the meeting on YouTube streaming: https://www.youtube.com/user/SheltonSchoolDist (Look for the header "MM/DD Community Forum")


SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION

School board meetings are streamed live via YouTube every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Similar to in person meetings, the board invites community members to make public comments by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering the meeting ID number (which can be found listed in the board agenda or in the district calendar) during the community comment time. Please make sure your phone is on mute by pressing *6 until it is time to speak. Press *9 to raise your hand if you wish to speak. When called upon, you can unmute yourself by pressing *6 again. The public comment procedure allows each person 3 minutes to speak and comments will be heard during the two Community Comment periods. Any interruptions outside those times will result in the interrupter being removed from the meeting. In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, the board is not allowed to discuss items that are not on the agenda. However, the board may direct the superintendent to follow up on certain items that arise during public comment, if appropriate. As with in person meetings, public comments received in writing or by email will not be read aloud but will be directed for follow up where appropriate. Please be mindful of how you present your comments as the board will not allow complaints against an individual staff member or student in open session unless that individual has requested an open public hearing. Please state your name and address before speaking.

Link to the meeting on YouTube streaming:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SheltonSchoolDist
(Look for the header for "DATE School Board Meeting")



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The Shelton School District 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. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Terry Meisenburg, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).

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