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Otter Updates Distance Learning - October 12th

Welcome to Serene Lake!

Office Hours: 8am - 4pm

To Report a Student Absence please call 425.366.3500 or email Groshongjl@mukilteo.wednet.edu

They have arrived!

MUKILTEO SCHOOL DISTRICT WALL CALENDARS--NOW AVAILABLE!

The Mukilteo School District's wall calendars for 2020-2021 have just been delivered to our school. Families can stop by Serene Lakes's office during the week between 8:00am-4:00pm to pick one up. Remember to wear a mask. Calendars will be just inside our office doors in a box. Limit 1 per family.

Online Learning

Parent Tips & Tricks for Distance Learning

Thanks to all of our families that have worked hard getting their students signed on to a computer and on Schoology and Zoom every day. We appreciate your support at home and understand that it is not easy! Check out this helpful article that has some tips and tricks for parents to use for distance learning:

Calling all Veterans!

Serene Lake Staff would like to create a tribute of our veterans for our students and families to view. We usually honor Veterans Day with a school-wide assembly and invite veterans to attend so we can say thank you for their service. In years past, it has been a special time for students to come up and stand next to their friend or relative as they are recognized. This year we have an opportunity to honor those near AND far.

Please click the link below to fill out the information provided and email a photo of your veteran – it can be a photo in uniform during service or simply a photo with family members at home. The information will accompany the photo in the tribute. If your child would like to draw a picture thanking our veterans, we can include that as well.

Grab and Go!

SERENE LAKE "DISTANCE" NUTRITION PROGRAM

"Grab and Go" 7 day meal bags, available to pick up for any child under 18 on Tuesdays 11am - 2pm or Thursdays 2pm - 5pm. On 8/31/20, the USDA extended the waiver to continue SFSP program through December 2020, which allows any child under 18 to have access to meals for free.

Library Book Pick up Every Thursday!

Attendance is taken everyday!

Attendance is taken based on student's participation in Schoology. Work does NOT have to be done during scheduled class time, it can be done anytime of the day. However, if you do not show engagement by logging into your teachers Schoology, attending the Zoom meeting or working independently on assignments provided by your teacher, you will be marked absent.

When students have unexcused absences, their families will receive a daily robocall at 6:00pm. However, students can reverse this absence by logging into Schoology and completing work after receiving the call. If student does not correct the absence by logging in that evening, absence will stay marked as unexcused.

Please call 425.366.3500 or email our attendance clerk to report an absence.

Come to the Serene Lake PTSA Online Book Fair!

Oct. 23 - Nov. 5

Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

Visit our school's Scholastic homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!

www.scholastic.com

Want to learn more about Schoology?

Join the Mukilteo School District's Schoology Family Academy Course to learn more about the basics of Schoology and how to navigate your student's connected account. Here's what you will need to do...

  • Sign in to Schoology with your parent account. (Need your parent access code for Schoology? Call Serene Lake's office at 425-366-3500 and ask for it.)
  • Go to Schoology: Parent Log-In on the district Website (www.mukilteoschools.org)
  • At the top of the page, click on the Courses tab.
  • On the upper right of the courses window, click "My Courses."
  • Next, click "Join a Course." Enter this access code to join: FVC6-9TFV-KTW3V
  • Now, you can complete the tasks, learn how to navigate Schoology, and even earn a completion certificate!
Get the New Mukilteo School District APP!

Go to your app store and search "Mukilteo School District." It is available for both Apple and Android devices. To download the app: Go to your mobile phone's app store and search for "Mukilteo School District". When you download the app, you can select which schools to follow. You can also log in as a guardian in the student info tile or in settings. The district sent out log in info last Friday, September 18th to all families, so check you email for your username and password.

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Look for the Specialist Zoom links in your child's library course tile under "Specialist Zoom."

Quick Links!

EVERY WEEKDAY, YOUR STUDENT SHOULD LOG ON TO SCHOOLOGY!

Families can watch short videos on topics such as joining a Zoom meeting on Family Orientation Videos Web Page. Currently, the videos are available in English and Spanish, with more languages and more videos to come later this week.

HOW TO EMAIL A TEACHER

With distance learning, there is a greater chance that your student will need to email his/her teachers. While parents may have this skill down, it is important to teach our students how to successfully send an email to a teacher.

Students can email within Schoology message icon at top of screen . If you want to email outside of the Schoology site, staff emails are the person's last name and first two initials followed by @mukilteo.wednet.edu. (Easiest way to get staff email address is using the new District App and clicking on "Staff Directory"--directions posted above.)

happening from the PTSA!

The Serene Lake PTSA News!

PTSA is a volunteer association where parents, teachers, students, and other community work together to make our school a better place to learn! This month they have MANY fun activities for families. Check out the flyers below for more information!

Mukilteo 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 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: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), hobertbl@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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