Otter Updates October 11th

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

From the Nurse.....

Urgent Recall Notification | Medtronic (medtronicdiabetes.com)

“Expanded Recall of MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps for Incorrect Insulin Dosing. The use of these devices may cause serious injury or death which identifies this as a Class I recall. The unit # are on the link above with full explanation of the issue and risks.

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. 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.

We can do Hard Things

The month of October's Kindness Campaign is "We Can Do Hard Things" and in the spirit of kindness we are collecting necessities for those who struggle with hard things everyday. Please bring only new clean items to donate to our Socktober collection. You can drop your donations off in the school office Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm (see flyer below)

Practice Makes Perfect

Each month Serene Lake conducts Emergency Drills to help staff and students be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Drills are a critical component in providing a safe learning environment for all students and staff. Drills provide students and staff with training on how to respond during any number of different emergency situations that may occur at school. Drills build confidence and help ensure staff and students respond properly in an emergency. At Serene Lake we conduct no less than one safety-related drill each month school is in session. This month we will be holding an Earthquake Drill as part of the "Washington Great Shake Out" on October 18th.

Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA) Begins for 4th and 5th Grade only!

The Smarter Balanced Assessment measures how well your child is performing learning standards in English language arts and math. Your student will be taking this test in October as a make-up assessment from last year. 4th grade students will take the end of the year 3rd grade SBA and the 5th grade students will take the end of the 4th grade SBA. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher or Jessica Kelley at Kelleyjj@mukilteo.wednet.edu

4th Grade

October 26th - MATH

October 27th - ELA

5th Grade

October 19th - MATH

October 21st - ELA

Honoring our veterans

All parents, relatives, friends, and community members associated with Serene Lake Elementary School who have served, or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, are invited to send a photo of themselves and related info to Mrs. Nancy Thompson, music teacher, to put together a slide show honoring our military friends and family members.

Photos from your time during service are welcome and encouraged! Please email your photos and info to Mrs. Nancy Thompson by October 29th so she can put the slide show together in time for Veterans Day.

Email: ThompsonNJ@mukilteo.wednet.edu

If you submitted photos and info last year and are still a Serene Lake family, Mrs. Thompson will automatically include that unless you want an updated photo.

What happens when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID?

When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, the school immediately identifies close contacts. They notify only those close contacts. In some cases, it could be just a few students, or it might be an entire class or more. Each situation is different. Generally small numbers of students are identified. If in fact an entire class was to be quarantined parents would be alerted to that fact.

Students who were close contacts will be asked to quarantine for 10 days since last contact with the person who tested positive. If you have more than one student attending Serene Lake only the one identified is considered a close contact. Your other child may attend school unless the quarantined student is symptomatic or test positive for COVID. Then the sibling would be a close contact and need to remain at home.

The school shares close contact information with Snohomish Health District who follows up with those families so they can quarantine appropriately, if needed. If you are not contacted by the school or health district, you do not need to quarantine as your child was not identified as a close contact.



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!

10/11: School board Meeting 6pm

10/11: Indigenous Peoples' day

10/19: PTSA Dine Out Night @ Panda Express

10/22: No School, Teacher Work Day

10/25- 29: PTSA Scholastic Book Fair (more information below)

10/28: PICTURE DAY!!

10/28: PTSA Spooktacular Event (more information below)

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.

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.

The Fall Book Fair is coming October 25-29.

Students will have an opportunity to shop during classroom library time. More information will be coming soon.

Spooktacular is going mobile!

We will be hosting a drive-thru scavenger hunt event through the Serene Lake community where families can collect candy and puzzle pieces to locate Ollie the Otter. Costumes are encouraged and fun is required!

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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