Shelton's E-Community Link Newsletter

E-Community Link Newsletter



Replacement Levy on the Ballot 2/14/23

Superintendent Wyeth Jessee shares helpful information regarding the replacement levy.

Did you know the collection rate for the replacement levy will not increase from the current rate?

The current rate is $2.09 per $1,000 assessed valuation. Please remember to vote on February 14, 2023. For more information about the levy, please visit

Interested in a COVID test? Not feeling well?

The COVID testing site at ASB300 has moved to Shelton High School (3737 N Shelton Springs Road). Tests will be available for pick-up, and testing will be available Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.   

Please call Ben Kersey or Flora Cruz at (360) 819-3227 if you would like to pick up a test and/or get tested.

School Based Health Clinic is Open!
The Mason Health School Based Health Clinic (MHSBHC) is now open at the South Sound Shelton Family YMCA! MHSBHC hours are every Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Parents/Guardians can make appointments for their school-aged children or sign a “YMCA School Based Consent for Treatment” form for students attending Oakland Bay Jr. High, Cedar High School, Choice Middle & High School, and Shelton High School to receive services in their guardian’s absence. Parents/Guardians still must call to excuse the student from class at the designated appointment time. Health care services may include but are not limited to, routine medical exams, well-child or well-teen care, and evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injuries.

Schedule appointments by calling (360) 426-2653 – select option 2 for primary care, then select option 4 for YMCA scheduling. 

Is Running Start for you?
All high school students/families are welcome to attend an information night to find out!
Info Session:

  • Thursday, January 26
  •  6:30 -7:30 p.m.
  • Cedar High School - S2 Reading Room (on Olympic College campus - 937 W Alpine Way, Shelton)

Hi-Cap Referral Deadline Extended

Good news! The deadline for nominating/referring students for Highly Capable Program services has been extended to January 20, 2023! For more information, please visit

Now accepting applications for Director District #2
The Shelton School Board is now accepting applications for the Director District #2 position. For more information and to apply, please visit

Ready! for Kindergarten
Shelton School District is calling all parents/caregivers of birth to 5-year-old children to attend a free parent workshop, Ready! for Kindergarten. This workshop will help you, as a parent, prepare your child for school success when they enter kindergarten.

  • Workshops are FREE- Located at Olympic Middle School
  • FREE childcare will be offered during the workshops- next door at the Early Learning Center
  • Parents/caregivers will go home with FREE materials and toys
  • Classes offered in both English and Spanish
  • Registration is required, register online and find out more information about the program at:
  • Class dates include:
    • Tuesday, January 24 (taught in English)
    • Wednesday, January 25 (taught in English)
    • Tuesday, February 7 (taught in Spanish)
    • Wednesday, February 8 (taught in Spanish)

If you have questions about the program or need help registering, email Jazmin Maldonado at [email protected] or contact your family liaison.

Winter Weather

Please make sure you have your contact information including your cell phone number for text messages up to date with the school your child attends.  If you are a staff member of Shelton Schools you may need to update your information with the HR department.

"Like" Your School & District Pages

A great way to stay up to date with information regarding your specific school or the district is to "like" or "follow" them on social media.  If you're not on social media you can always visit the various Shelton School District websites, starting from


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? 

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

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 | Isabel Castaneda |  | [email protected]
  • Shelton High School | Veronica Lawrence | (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].

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.


Chess Regionals - Shelton students invited
Attention chess players! 7th -12th grade students are invited to the Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess Championships are coming up, and you are invited to play. Beginning chess players welcome and there is no fee to participate! More details can be found at

YMCA Winter Sports
Join us for fun, skill-building, and teamwork in our YMCA Youth Recreational Sports League, where we nurture young athletes to grow as individuals by facing challenges, forging new friendships, and learning values that they can use both on and off the court. Register by January 30 by visiting

$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


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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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: Ivy Kardes, 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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