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Otter Updates September 20th

Main Office Information

Masks must be worn by everyone while on campus!

Students are not allowed on campus in the mornings until 8:35 AM. Free breakfast is available to all students!

PHONE: 425.366.3500

Serene Lake's office is open 8 AM - 4 PM

Attendance Matters!

ATTENDANCE: Call (425) 366-3500 or email our attendance clerk, Jamie Groshong, to report an absence. You must notify Serene Lake's attendance office or your teacher in order to get the absence excused. When students have unexcused absences, their families will receive a daily robocall at 6:00pm. Three unexcused absences generates an attendance support letter, our goal is to help families prior to becoming truant. A student is considered truant if they miss 7 or more unexcused days in a month or 10 or more unexcused days in a school year.

Vision and Hearing Screening

From the nurse

Vision and hearing screening happens September 30th and October 7th. Please have your child wear his prescribed glasses on screening days (and everyday) and avoid absences when possible.

Immunization records are available online. Parents can view and print their child’s immunization records at MyIR (My Immunization Record). Sign up at www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization

Picture Day!

Picture Day is October 28th.

Get ready to show your smile!

KIDS Photography will be at Serene Lake on Thursday, October 28 to take individual photographs of children. Pictures will be taken outside under our covered area. If you would to purchase photos, you may do so online at the link below. If you are unable to order online, you may request a paper order form by calling the Serene Lake office at (425) 366-3500. The photographers will take photos of all children so we have a picture available for identification purposes.

Click Here: Link to purchase photos!

If you cant make picture day, there will be a "Make-Up" day. Please stand by for more information.

Importaint Wellness Information!

SUGGESTED DRIVE-THROUGH COVID TESTING SITES

If your student is required to get a COVID test, the nurse needs a copy of the results--either brought in to the school office or emailed to our nurse, Rachel Cardoza - cardozaRN@mukilteo.wednet.edu

Bike Riders Grades 3rd - 5th Only!

Children in grades 3-5 who wish to ride their bikes to school must complete a bike registration form, which can be picked up in the Main Office. Please show your child the safest route to ride and make sure riders wear helmets and lock their bicycles. Skates, skateboards, wheeled shoes, or scooters are not allowed at school.

Mark your Calendar!

9/30: Vision Hearing and Screening at SL

9/30: All Otter Wear Orders Due!

10/7: Vision Hearing and Screening at SL

10/22 - No School, Teacher Work Day

10/28: PICTURE DAY!!

Serene Lake Lunch Program

At Serene Lake, our focus is nutrition and overall health of our students. Our menus offer a variety of healthy choices. They are designed to meet or exceed the USDA Guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our nutrition Services department at 425.356.1212.

The USDA has extended the waiver to continue the program through the 2021-2022 school year, which allows all students to have access to meals for free.

OCTOBER

October IS Bullying Prevention Month.

The article from Psychology Today, “Is it Rude, is it Mean, or is it Bullying?”, written by Signe Whitson, helps us understand the difference between rude, mean, and bullying behavior. Whitson defines these behaviors as:

  • Rude = inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else
  • Mean = purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or twice)
  • Bullying = intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power

She writes, “Experts agree that bullying entails three key elements…Bullying may be physical, verbal, relational, or carried out via technology.” For more information see the article found at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/201211/is-it-rude-is-it-mean-or-is-it-bullying

Purchase Spirit Wear Now!

The PTSA Otter Wear (School spirit wear) online store is open !!! It has short sleeve shirts, hats, zip-up hoodies, beanies, sweatshirts and in multiple colors like red, gray, blue and black! Something for everyone.

1. Go to https://screenprintingnw.tuosystems.com/…/screenprintingnw-…

2. Place your order: There are multiple color and style options to pick from.

Items can be shipped for a fee or the PTSA can pick up for you and deliver it to your child in their classroom. The online store ends Thursday, September 30th and orders will be shipped/available for pick up 2 weeks later.

Don't want to order online? Paper forms will be sent home later this week

Safety Matters

  • Always turn RIGHT out of the school entrance during Pick-up and Drop-off times.
  • When using the student drop off service, have students exit on the passenger side.
  • Do not park in the handicapped parking spaces unless you have a handicap permit.
  • Never leave your car unattended at the curb/drop off lane. (If you need to get out, find a parking space in the lot.)
  • Please help us by being aware of our crossing guards and students who are walking both in the morning and the afternoons. Please help us with this important safety issue.
  • The drop off loops in the front of the building are for buses only. No cars are allowed in the bus loops during school hours from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

Just a reminder, the playfields and big toys are closed to the community during school hours (8:35AM to 3:45PM). We invite you back to campus after 3:45PM, when classes are dismissed and all students have left. There is no student supervision before 8:35AM or after dismissal, at which time parents take responsibility for their child’s safety.

Things Happen!

We realize that plans change. If for some reason your child needs to go home in a manner other than their normal mode of transportation, you must send in a note or call the office 425.366.3500 at least one hour before they are released. If we have not been notified of a change in transportation, we are required to send them home as per their established plan.

Get to know your PTSA Board!

PTSA provides support to teachers and administrators, and creates a caring and supportive atmosphere in the school. Every PTSA function is an opportunity to meet other parents, you also will be connected with a group of parents who share a common goal of improving the school for all of the children. At Serene Lake, the PTSA has always played an important part in making our school a better place! We are excited to announce the 2021-22 PTSA board.

  • President: Fances Blauvelt
  • Vice President: Kelly Rozario
  • Secretary: Sarah Jablonski
  • Treasurer: Amberley Snyder

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 Mike Gallagher, Interim Director (425-348-2220), gallagherms@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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