Shelton's E-Community Link Newsletter

E-Community Link Newsletter

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You are Invited!
MET Ribbon Cutting/Strat Plan Celebration
Join us for the official opening of the Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (MET) Academy building at Shelton High School. Stop by anytime from 4:00-6:00p on Wednesday, May 25, to tour the facility and visit with district staff about the newly developed Strategic Plan “Shelton Success.” The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30p hosted by the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, and students will offer demos of the facility equipment at 5:10p & 5:35p.

  • FREE books! (while supplies last)
  • FREE swag! (while supplies last)
  • Light refreshments
  • Live music performed by the SHS band
  • Translation services will be available

The community at large is invited to attend this celebratory event; reservations are not required.



Hall of Fame Ceremony

You are invited - Hall of Fame Ceremony
Please join us for a night of celebration as the Shelton School District & Community Hall of Fame inducts the newest Hall of Fame members: Ricardo del Bosque, Jamie Dobson, Chris McGee, Connie Jo Nelson, and Doug Sells.

Light refreshments & translation services will be provided.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Shelton High School
     Performing Arts Center
     3737 North Shelton Springs Rd
     Shelton, WA 98584

All family and friends are welcome!

Congrats future Mason Health Employees!

Congrats Mason Health Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations Shelton School District Scholarship Winners and future Mason Health employees Carly VanAagten, Eryka Delgado-Hernandez & Gregoria Lizbeth Alonso Tomas! Mason Health will pay for nursing school at South Puget Sound Community College for Carly and Eryka, while also funding the 12-month apprenticeship to become a medical assistant at Mason Clinic for Gregoria Lizbeth! Join us in congratulating these three students on their dedication to serving their community!

 Cedar students help construct the new community garden at Callanan Park

Callanan Park in Shelton

Cedar High students, in collaboration with Mason County Conservation District and HOPE Garden constructed a new community garden at Callanan Park in Shelton.  Students were involved in all aspects of the construction.  They participated in building the fence surrounding the garden, landscaping the garden, filling the garden beds with soil, and building a new garden gate at the entrance.  Cedar High will be also gardening in one of the new community garden beds for years to come.

Harvest of the Month

Shelton High School Culinary student have been working in partnership with WSU Extension Mason County to bring a Harvest of the Month program to the Highclimber Café.  April’s menu item was Bok Choy.  This program is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.”  Looking ahead to the month of May, students will be tasting jicama on Tuesday, May 10 while enjoying a jicama pineapple smoothie.



Summer School (Grades 9-12)

summer school
Summer School for High School students is being held at Shelton High School School, Monday-Thursday.  It is designed for students that have failed classes and need to get back on track.  There is no cost to the students this year. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students. Registration is open until June 13, 2022.  If you have questions please email Christie Zakem at, or you can text/call at (971) 266-1850. More information and registration.

SHS Math Camp 2022

SHS Math Camp

Want to get away from school and ride go karts this summer? Shelton High School is hosting a Summer Math Camp from June 20th to July 14th at SHS and The Ridge Motorsports Park. 

We will have paper airplane competitions, balloon car races and more exciting activities to help make your summer, and math learning, fun! All 8th grade students are eligible to participate. 

See your math teacher for more information on how to sign up, or email Margaret Warn or Jenna Coots at SHS. 

We can’t wait to spend the summer with you! 

Bus Driver Job Fair

Bus Driver Job Fair

Join us to learn more about becoming a bus driver!

  • Saturday, May 21: 10a -12p
  • Oakland Bay Jr. High parking lot

*Please note, you must possess a driver's license and have been a licensed driver for at least 5 years.

Free COVID Tests & Testing

free covid test and testing

Free COVID test kits are available for students to take home at our ASB 300 site located at 550 E K Street, Shelton, on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For questions, please contact Ben Kersey at, Floridalma Cruz at, or call 360-426-1687 ext. 10400.

Home Language Survey
Home Language Survey
Below you will find links to a short survey asking you four questions about your family and your student’s language preferences.  You have a right to information about your child’s education in a language that you understand.  We want to make sure we have updated information regarding the language you prefer to use when communicating with your student’s school.  Please take a moment to complete this short survey if you have not done so already by selecting your child's school below.


Are You Eligible for our McKinney-Vento Program?

McKinney Vento

You may be eligible for services if you or your family live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, transitional housing, motel, vehicle, campground, or on the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
  • Temporarily doubled-up with friends or relatives because you lost your home, or cannot afford housing
  • Living as an unaccompanied youth without your parent or guardian
  • In the process of eviction or foreclosure 
  • Migrant students in the above situations

Some services offered to those in the program are: Immunization assistance, Enrollment assistance, Free meal registration, School supplies/backpacks, PE uniforms, Clothing support, Hygiene supplies, School fees, Field trip or camp expenses, Laundry support, Transportation to and from the school of origin, Access to rental and utility assistance, Referrals to basic services (food, shelter, medical assistance, etc.), Bilingual support for Spanish speakers, And more! Please contact the district’s McKinney-Vento Liaison, Amanda Gonzales, if you believe you qualify: (360) 426-2151 ext. 10365 | Cell 360-463-4061 |

Clothing, Household Items, Non-perishable food, community resources...we have you covered!


Are you in need of something? We can probably help! Our resource center has a clothing bank with clothing for all ages. All of the clothing is either new or laundered before entering the bank. A household item bank may also have what you need: bedding, small kitchen appliances, and more! The newest addition to the SFRC is the food bank and hygiene bank. If you are looking for a community connection, the SFRC can help you connect with the right resource.
Schedule an appointment to visit our resource center by contacting a family liaison:

Bordeaux Elementary | Wendy Lankelis | (360) 426-3253 ext. 11002 | cell (360) 545-7310 
Evergreen Elementary | Lucrecia Hernandez | (360) 426-8281 ext. 12129 | cell ( 360) 463-4393
Mt. View Elementary | Ivette salamanca | (360) 426-8564 ext. 13017 | cell (360) 545-7136
Olympic Middle School | Cleyri Zacarias | (360) 462-6671 ext. 14105 | cell (360) 280-3539
Oakland Bay Jr. High | Maria Vazquez-soto | (360) 426-7991 ext. 15008 | cell (360) 545-2189 
Shelton High School | Maria Garcia | (360) 426-4471 ext. 16019 | cell (360) 968-9553
Choice & Cedar High school | Betty Uriostegui | (360) 426-2151 ext.10541 | cell (360) 490-1235

***The Student & Family Resource Center is taking a pause from accepting most donations. If you would like to donate items for young children, please contact Betty Uriostegui. Our community has been extremely generous in their giving and we need time to catch up with laundering and sorting the donated goods.  We will share when we are ready to begin receiving donations again.  Thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to donate your time to help sort donations, please contact the director of the SFRC: Betty Uiostegui; (360) 426-2151 ext. 10541; 


Upcoming Important Dates

  • 5/18: 1.5 Hour Early Release
  • 5/19: 2022-23 5th Grade Welcome Night - OMS
    • Calling all incoming 5th graders for the  2022-23 school year! We invite you and your parent or guardian to join us on May 19 from 6:00-7:00. Come tour the building, meet the staff, and learn about our OMS community! We can't wait to meet you!

    OMS Incoming 5th Graders Night

  • 5/25: MET Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Strategic Plan Kick-Off Celebration (4:00 p.m. @ the MET Academy)
  • 5/30: No School - Memorial Day
  • 6/1: Year-End BBQ Celebration (4:00 p.m. @ Shelton High School SUB)
  • 6/2: CHOICE High School's Graduation (6:30 p.m. @ SHS Performing Arts Center)
  • 6/3: Cedar High School's Graduation (6:30 p.m. @ SHS Performing Arts Center)
  • 6/7: Hall of Fame Ceremony (5:30 p.m. @ SHS Performing Arts Center)
  • 6/11: Shelton High School's Graduation (11:00 a.m. @ Saint. Martin’s University - Marcus Pavilion in Lacey)


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Belfair Youth Connection 1 yr. Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate and support the Belfair Youth Connection and the amazing things that they are doing for the North Mason community youth! There will be food and door prizes!

  • May 20, 2:00-5:00p
  • 23299 Hwy 3 Building A-2, Belfair, WA 98528

$30 Affordable Connectivity Program Plans for Families

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, President Biden and Vice President Harris worked with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to create the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. To deliver maximum cost savings to families, the Biden-Harris Administration has secured commitments from 20 leading internet providers to offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost.
For more information and to see if you qualify, please visit

Crossroads Housing

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 


School board meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Please check the district calendar for meeting locations. 

Right to Translation and Interpretation Services: All parents have the right to information about their child’s education in a language they understand. We can provide an interpreter or translated documents, free of charge when you need them. For assistance, please contact: Betty Uriostegui; 360-426-1687 ext. 10541

Derecho a Servicios de Traducción e Interpretación:
Todos los padres tienen derecho a la información acerca de la educación de sus hijos en el lenguaje que ellos entienden. Podemos proveer con un intérprete o documentos traducidos de manera gratuita cuando los necesite. Para ayuda, por favor comuníquese con: Betty Uriostegui; 360-426-1687 ext. 10541

Ayon ti chi ko kamik’olne ko jatnene eloq yul ko q’anej chi jala yulaq ko na’: Ka axka tu chi ko sayek maktxel chi alon ko q’anej yin janoq ab’ix bay sanail kuyuj o ma b’ay eb’ mamej o ma janoq xa tx’oq ab’ixal. Chi huj e yalon bay Betty Uriostegui ta hay junoq che yoche chi ko jatne ek toq yul junoq xa txoq tiejal. 360-426-1687 ext. 10541

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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: Linda Arnold, Executive 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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