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DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS 

2020-21 School Year Q & A 

Shelton School District Families and Community,

During the Open Community Forum held on Thursday, January 28, we received many great questions about the reopening of our schools. We have answered the questions received and have posted them to our website - https://www.sheltonschools.org/families/2020-21_school_year/q___a.

We recognize that there may be more questions, so we will be hosting an additional Open Forum on Thursday, February 11, that is open to all SSD families, community members, and staff. Please see the district calendar or Facebook page for more details.


STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS Winners Student of the Month December 2020  Kaysha Robinson-Gage    Freshman Student of the Month for December Kaysha is a bright and shining star! She is friendly and cooperative. She goes above and beyond in every project that she does. She is helpful and kind- sharing knowledge and expertise to anyone who needs it. This girl is GOING places! Isaiah Andersen     Sophomore Student of the Month for December Isaiah keeps the vibe in class lively and positive with hats, guitar, and participation. He is a great conversationalist and tries hard to stay on top of his work even while helping other students. Keep it up, Isaiah!  Nicole Turner  Junior Student of the Month for December I have always known her to be ready for class and having her assignments done, on time, and ready to ask any questions that are needed, up to and including those questions that are really my mistakes online. She is always pleasant and keeps the lines of communication open with me. Jaidan Long      Senior Student of the Month for December Jaidan is such a rock star! He attends live sessions, reaches out when he needs help, and is so kind and genuine! With so much uncertainty around us, Jaidan is always kind and considerate and interacts during class. He always has a smile on his face and his attitude is amazing. He is a great example for his peers and is a fantastic human all around! So glad to have him in class!

Isaiah A.
Congratulations to these hard-working students! #SheltonProud

DISTRICT INFORMATION

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Important Information about Vision/Hearing Screenings

The Washington Board of Health has provided important information regarding your child(ren)'s vision and hearing screenings.  Please see the links below to documents provided for parents of students who are distance learning.  These documents encourage parents/caregivers to watch for signs/symptoms of the possible visual problems in their child(ren).  It is important to keep up on your child(ren)'s well-child exams to ensure they have had the appropriate auditory and visual exams. 
Shelton School District's plan is to offer vision and hearing screenings to in-person learning students, once they begin attending school on site.  As dates of screenings are scheduled, the dates will be advertised on the school's websites and social media. 

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.

Free Vaccines

free vaccines

IMPORTANT:  This is NOT regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.  
The Shelton Pharmacy is offering free vaccinations for children under the age of 18 thanks to the Vaccines for Children Program.

You must bring the following:

  • ID to show student's name and birthdate
  • The CIS form listing which vaccines they need (Families can access their immunization records on the WAIIS by signing up at http://wa.myir.net or by contacting Nurse Amy or Nurse Crystal for further help)
  • An adult to provide consent
  • If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance or are unable to pay, the vaccines will be provided at no cost thanks to the Vaccines for Children Program.

Vaccinations can also be obtained during normal business hours at the pharmacy. No appointment is necessary.

Normal Pharmacy Hours
M-F: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: 10am-1pm
110 W K St, Shelton, WA 98584
(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  

Gratis Clases Virutales para Padres - Free Virtual Classes for Parents

Free classes
Se ofrecen clases gratuitas a través de Zoom. Estas clases son para padres / tutores y seran en español. Las clases son organizadas por CIELO y patrocinadas por el Distrito Escolar de Shelton. 

Free classes are being offered via Zoom. These classes are for parents/caregivers and will be taught in Spanish.  Classes hosted by CIELO and sponsored by Shelton School District.

Early Learning Fun Fair Drive-Through

Early learning fun fair drive thru; Saturday, February 27th; 10am-12pm; Evergreen Elementary School Parking Lot; 900 W Franklin Street.  Free Grab Bags.

Fun FairFun Fair Spanish
Turning Pointe Resources
EXPRESSIONS VIRTUAL TEEN ART GROUP Through art projects, participants will l have the opportunity to identify strengths, relieve stress, and build community in a safe and empowering space. This group is designed for teens ages 11- 18, who have been impacted by domestic, sexual, or dating violence. Violence takes many forms, and can be both emotional and physical. Find more info at www.turningpointe.org/what-is-abuse TO SIGN UP, CALL OR TEXT 360-426-1216 Wednesday nights at 8pmUnderstanding Resiliency Parenting Class Thursdays 6-7:30 pm Attend virtually over Zoom This class provides a supportive space for parents and caregivers to share their experiences and learn how to foster greater resiliency in their families. This class is designed for Turning Pointe clients. Curriculum for this class is driven by the interests and needs of participants. Topics covered in this class includes building resiliency, understanding the impacts of trauma, managing o stress, engaging in self care, responding to challenging behavior, fostering empathy, and building secure attachments. This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-CY-AX-0008 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The teen years can be difficult. Indicators of teen drug use, mental health concerns, unhealthy relationships, human trafficking and other risk factors can be hidden in plain sight, but easy for parents and other adults to miss. Join us to learn about current trends, how to increase protective factors and understand risk factors, as well as tips for talking to youth about these important issues.  Parents, Caregivers and other adults who work with youth are encouraged to attend. 21+  *Must be 18+ to attend Sponsored By: The North Mason and Shelton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions. EVENT DETAILS BEDROOM DETAILS Our mock teen bedroom contains 70+ items, which can indicate problem or risky behaviors.  PRESENTATION After a virtual walk through of the teen room, attendees will participate in a presentation and discussion which will cover: •	Identification and discussion of items and how they may indicate problem or risky behaviors •	Popular local youth trends backed up with local data. •	Tools to help navigate the teen years and discussion points for family conversations •	Time for questions and answers throughout the presentation will be provided EVENT INFORMATION Date: Wednesday Jan 27,2021 Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Location: Recommended for only those that live or work in Mason County. Link to register: https://forms.gle/HryBKbjrrYPhiQxN8  A Zoom link will be sent to you by Wednesday Jan 27, 2021

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 🏆

Shelton Family YMCA

The YMCA is coming to Shelton in March 2021!  Read about all the Y has to offer on their flyer below or by clicking here: YMCA Flyer PDF

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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 


SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION

School board meetings are online live via Zoom every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.  As part of the regular school board meeting, the board invites community members to make public comments in person and/or by phone as conditions allow by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering meeting the ID # (listed in the board agenda and 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.  Our public comment procedure allows each person 3 minutes to speak and comments will be heard during the two Community Comment periods as listed on the agenda.  In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, the board is not allowed to discuss items that are not on the agenda.  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 testimony 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 before speaking.  

STAY CONNECTED


 
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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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