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DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS
Update Early Release Days

Please be aware that as we move into Stage B of the Reopening Plan, early release days will move from Fridays to Wednesdays. By doing so, this allows Schedule A and Schedule B students to receive the full amount of in-person instructional minutes. If you are unsure of your student’s schedule, please contact your school.

The updated early release dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1.5 Hour Early Release: Professional Learning Time for Staff
  •  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1.5 Hour Early Release: Professional Learning Time for Staff
  • Wednesday, March 17 - 3 Hour Early Release: Professional Learning Time for Staff
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 1.5 Hour Early Release: Professional Learning Time for Staff
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1.5 Hour Early Release: Professional Learning Time for Staff
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1.5 Hour Early Release: Professional Learning Time for Staff

For more information about returning to school in the blended model, please visit https://www.sheltonschools.org/families/2020-21_school_year


STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Congratulations to our Cyberpatriots!

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Our Junior High Team including Captain Mark Sanchez, Veteran River Hardy and new members Riley Clow and Guy Noll pulled off an incredible feat.  They are new to working together and one of very few Junior High teams that even managed to finish the season.  They not only finished but finished FIRST PLACE in Washington State!   Very well done.  In the final round of competition, they ranked in the top half of  Middle School/Junior High teams Nationwide.  They outscored more than half the teams across the country and barely missed the top third.  

Most of our High School team has been working together for at least 3 years with the notable exception of 2nd year member Drew Walton.  Led  by Captain Quinn Martin, the team includes Annabelle Gammons, Richard Beckman, Tyler Vogel and Sirius Waldrop.  The High School Division is subdivided into Silver, Gold and Platinum Tiers.  This was the first year the team competed in the Platinum Tier against the top 1/3 of teams in the Nation and working on the most challenging virtual machines.  They began the round ranked 626 out of 627 top teams.  They made a strong showing for their first platinum challenge and were able to outscore 70 teams that had led them in earlier rounds.  

The teams performance, under the pandemic conditions, speaks volumes about their determination, problem solving ability and teamwork.  They will be receiving commemorative medals and T-shirts as well as certificates from the National Cyberpatriots Office.

There are more competitions the teams can use for practice in the off season and a possible summer camp for advanced competitors.  We look forward to expanding the teams for next year and sharpening our skills with an eye towards making the top 12 teams who compete in the National Championship in Washington DC.

I am proud to be their coach and look forward to their future accomplishments with great anticipation. - Mike Burlette

Congratulations to these hard-working students! #SheltonProud

DISTRICT INFORMATION

Shelton Academies Registration Information

  Welcome to the Class of 2025   8th grade Students and Families from Hood Canal, Pioneer, Grapeview, Mason County Christian, OBJH or Previously Home Schooled This is for YOU! Registration  Events  Include: Family Night for All Schools  			Feb  24th 5pm-6pm English, 6pm-7pm Spanish     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85929706802?pwd=Y2dqOVo4UFpTT2ZnMEo5cDA1bjJlZz09 (will be recorded and posted for your convenience)  Q and A- Registration support 			Mar 11th  1pm   Q and A- Registration support ( Spanish)     	Mar 16th 7pm 	 Q and A- Registration support                         	Mar 24th 9am All Q and A events will be held on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7265058393?pwd=eFBPVk12QUV0U2w2NXAwQ2ZsNlI0Zz09  Times and days reflect the challenging schedules many families are negotiating. Registration Window Open: March 10th- March 25th  COME  LEARN ABOUT · Graduation Requirements · Course Selection for Freshmen · Freshman Academy and the Academies of SHS · Registration Process and How to Fill Out Your Requests  Bienvenidos a la clase de 2025   estudiantes y familias de octavo grado de Hood Canal, Pioneer, Grapeview, Mason County Christian, OBJH o previamente educados en casa ¡ Esto es para USTED! Registro de eventos incluyen: Noche de la Familia todas las escuelas             	 Feb 24 5pm-6pm English,  6pm-7pm Español sera gravado y disponible para ver luego si Uds. no pueden participar en vivo. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85929706802?pwd=Y2dqOVo4UFpTT2ZnMEo5cDA1bjJlZz09 Q y soporte de registro 			Mar 11   1 pm  Q y soporte de registro A- (español)     	Mar 16   7 pm Q y soporte de registro                         	Mar 24  9 am Todos Los eventos de preguntas y respuestas se llevarán a cabo en zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7265058393?pwd=eFBPVk12QUV0U2w2NXAwQ2ZsNlI0Zz09  Los tiempos y los días reflejan los horarios desafiantes que muchas familias están negociando. Ventana de inscripción abierta: 10 de marzo al 25 de marzo  VEN CONOZCA SOBRE · Requisitos de graduación · Selección de cursos para estudiantes de primer año · Freshman Academy y las Academias de SHS · Proceso de registro y cómo completar sus solicitudes

Downloadable Flyers can be found here: 2025 Registration Flyer .pdf or Translated copy of 2025 Registration Flyer .pdf

Important Information about Vision/Hearing Screenings

Vision and 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.


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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.

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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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