Shelton's E-Community Link Newsletter

E-Community Link Newsletter

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Congratulations Class of 2022! 

We are so proud of you and wish you the best on your next adventures! Check out the live stream for each of the graduation ceremonies:

Cedar High School: 

CHOICE High School:

Shelton High School (
June 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.):

Hall of Fame Inducts Five New Members

On June 7th, our community gathered together to commemorate, honor, and celebrate our heritage and those who will always be remembered for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions that have positively impacted our school district and community. Congratulations to the five newest members of the Shelton School District and Community Hall of Fame!

Ricardo del Bosque
Jamie Dobson
Chris McGee
Connie Jo Nelson
Doug Sells

A huge shout-out goes to our five student speakers - Rosalydia Pedro Vasquez, Karen Rivas Barnes, Richard Beckman, Ian Cross, and Ashleigh Rawley; SHS' Choir Trio - Phoenix Miller, Sophia Nakhla, and Oakley Poland; SHS NJROTC students, the Shelton School District and Community Hall of Fame committee, and everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

Also, thank you to SHS' Language Arts teachers, Abigail Donovan and Dayna Stigall, for their support and guidance for our student speakers and to SHS' Family and Consumer Sciences students and teacher Janet Toney for their assistance with serving refreshments.

In case you missed it, please enjoy the recorded ceremony: 

Congrats Bilingual Preschool Graduates!
Shelton’s bilingual preschoolers received their first diplomas todays!  Graduation is such a special accomplishment and we are so proud of these future kindergarteners!
¡Los estudiantes bilingües del preescolar de Shelton recibieron su primer diploma hoy! ¡La graduación es un logro tan especial y estamos muy orgullosos de estos futuros niños de kínder!


Congratulations Retirees!

Congratulations to our Shelton School District retirees! We have been so blessed to have such wonderful people on our team.  Thank you for your service and dedication to our students. Best wishes to all! 



Free Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals
Did you know anyone ages 18 and under can get free summer meals?

  • Free meals will be offered Monday through Friday, June 20th - July 15th (please note that meals will not be available on the 4th of July holiday)
  • Meals must be eaten on-site during the scheduled times of operation.
  • Meals will be available at the following locations during the times listed below:
    • Shelton High School: 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton WA 98584
      • Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. - 7:35 a.m.
      • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Olympic Middle School: 800 E “K” Street, Shelton WA 98584
      • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11:50 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.
    • Evergreen Elementary School: 900 W. Franklin Street, Shelton WA 98584
      • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11:50 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.
    • CHOICE School: 807 W Pine St., Shelton WA 98584
      • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11:50 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.


Summer Reading Book Club

Not sure what to do this summer? Join us this summer for a fun chance to read a good book and talk with your friends about it! The Summer Reading Book Club is FREE for incoming freshmen! Interested? Email Abby Pryzbylski, Mr. Cohn, or Mr. Manthey. You could even win an iPad!

Sun-sational Summer School (Grades 5-8)

Sun-sational summer school
Sun-sational Summer School registration is open now! The Sun-sational Summer School is focused on supporting current 5th-8th grade students who are not meeting grade level standards in reading and/or math. This summer program will support the momentum of your child’s progress toward grade level standards in a fun and motivational setting. More information and registration.

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 [email protected], 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! 


Rising Stars Youth Football Camp for 2nd-8th Graders

The Shelton Highclimbers Football Booster Club would like to assist football players, entering grades 2-8, in preparing for the upcoming season.  The purpose of the Shelton Rising Stars Football Camp is to teach fundamental and advanced skills, which are necessary to help young football player’s transition into increasingly competitive levels of football.  Our camp staff is comprised of coaching staff and varsity football players.  The foremost purposes of the camp are to have fun and to teach campers new drills and techniques that will help them reach their full potential on the football field.  Campers will be taught position specific skills (offense, defense and specialties), techniques, and drills.  

Campers will receive a Shelton Football shirt.  Participants need to come prepared with a t-shirt, shorts, cleats or running shoes, and a great attitude to work hard, learn football skills, and have fun.  No football experience is necessary.

For more information and to register, please visit
Rising Starts Youth Football Camp

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 | [email protected]

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

Are you looking to donate to our Student & Family Resource Center?

It is the SFRC's goal to help every family find the information and resources available to ensure the most successful outcome from their educational experience in their respective schools. Please consider partnering with us this year, and thank you in advance for your contribution.

If you would like to help keep our food bank and clothing bank stocked, the following are our 'high-need' items: maseca, rice, beans, individually packed snack items, baby clothing, elementary-school-age sized clothing, new underwear, and black leggings in all sizes.

Our community has always been extremely generous in their giving and we appreciate the support.

If you would like to donate your time to help sort clothing or make a monetary donation, please contact the director of the SFRC: Betty Uriostegui; (360) 426-2151 ext. 10541; [email protected] or the McKinney-Vento/Foster Care Liaison: Amanda Gonzales; 360-463-4061; [email protected].


Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center is hosting two free summer camps for youth impacted by domestic or sexual violence. For more information and to sign up, please visit


Upcoming Important Dates

  • 6/11: Shelton High School's Graduation (11:00 a.m. @ Saint. Martin’s University - Marcus Pavilion in Lacey)
  • 6/13: Last day of school


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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$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

  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator: Linda Arnold, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Jenny LaFrenier, Director of Special Services; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-2151; Email: [email protected]

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Linda Arnold, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Gender Inclusive School Coordinator: John Holbrook, Safety and Security Manager; 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-6322; Email: [email protected]

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint.

For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view Policy and Procedure 3210 online here: Policy & Procedure - Shelton School District

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