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Back To School Info For Snohomish Parents
August 12, 2017

Snohomish High School
portant back-to-school information for families

(SNOHOMISH, WA.)  --  The information below provided by the Snohomish School District may be helpful to Snohomish parents in planning for students returning to school later this month.


Summer office availability

   High school, middle school and elementary school offices are closed. Note - Office staff may sporadically be available in school buildings throughout the summer.

   High school offices will reopen on Friday, August 18.

   Middle and elementary school offices will reopen on Monday, August 21.


First day of school

   Wednesday, September 6 – First day of school for 1st-7th and 9th graders, as well as new AIM High School students.

   Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 – All students except kindergarteners attend school.

   Monday, September 11 – First day of school for students in kindergarten. Kindergarten families will be invited to attend a short family meeting with their child’s kindergarten teacher during the first three days of the school year. These parent-teacher meetings will be scheduled for September 6-8. You will receive more information about this family meeting from your child’s school shortly. If you have any questions, please call your child’s school after the office re-opens on Monday, August 21.


2017-2018 calendar information

   Click here to view a tentative 2017-2018 school year calendar.

   The Snohomish School District and the Snohomish Education Association continue to meet regularly as they work through the bargaining process to negotiate a new contract. The current three-year contract will expire on August 31, 2017. The school calendar is a part of that collective bargaining process, which began in early May. As part of that process, the tentative calendar noted in the link above has been provided. Please note that at this time, we are unable to definitively note the last day of school, conference weeks and other important dates. As soon as those dates are available, we will let our school community know.

   When the district closes schools for any reason (snow days, for example), missed days must be made up. Makeup days are added to the end of the year.


School supply lists

   Click here to view the school supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year.


Elementary meet-the-teacher and secondary start-up/registration dates and times

   Click here to learn more about elementary school meet-the-teacher events and activities.

   Please click here to learn more about middle school and high school start-up and registration events and activities. Note: Credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard) will be available as payment options (cash and check also accepted) for students and families at this year’s middle and high school start-up/registration events.


2017-2018 school start/end times

   2017-2018 school start/end times can be found here.


Food Service

   Any balances remaining your student’s meal account from the 2016-2017 school year have moved forward to the new school year. You can view your child’s meal purchases and account balances online through Skyward/Family Access. If there is a negative balance on your child's account, please be sure to pay the amount owed as soon as possible. If you have recently made a payment and it is not reflected in the online balance, we appreciate your payment. The updated balance should be reflected shortly in your student's account. Please contact Food Service at 360-563-7357 with any questions or concerns.


Online payment

   Step-by-step pdf payment guide can be found by clicking here.

   Step 1 - Log into Skyward/Family Access and select “Food Service” from left menu. Screen with account information for your student(s) will open. Be sure you are using your parent/guardian login – using a student login gains you access to Student Access, which will not allow you to make a Food Service payment.

   Step 2 - Select “Make A Payment.” If you have more than one student you will need to update payment amount for each student that you would like to make a payment for.

   Step 3 - Online payment entry screen will open. If you have more than one student you will be able to make payments for all of your students from this screen. Select "Update Payment Amount."

   Step 4 - Online payment entry screen will open. Enter the payment amount and then select “Update Cart” which will take you back to the online payment entry overview screen.

   Step 5 - Confirm that the payments have been updated.

   Step 6 - If total payment info is correct select “Pay with Vendor.”

   Step 7 - Shopping cart screen will show you the payments that are waiting to be processed. Select “Go to Checkout” to complete the payment process. If you have previously set-up a RevTrak account you will be asked for your account information to process the payment. If you are a first-time user, you will be asked to set up a RevTrak account.


Payment by check

   If paying at your student's school, checks should be made payable to Snohomish School District. Be sure to put your child’s name in the “note” section at the bottom of the check; student number is also very helpful. Checks payable to Snohomish School District can also be sent to Snohomish School District, Attn: Sodexo/Food Service Dept., 14211 Snohomish Cascade Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296


Breakfast/lunch menus

   School breakfast and lunch menus are available here and on individual school websites.


Free/reduced meals

   In the mail - Each student household in the Snohomish School District will receive aninformational postcard by the third week of August. The postcard describes how and where to obtain a free and reduced price meal application.

o        Free & Reduced Meal Application - English

o        Free & Reduced Meal Application - Spanish

o        Print the appropriate application, complete it and return to your child's school. The completed forms may also be mailed to Snohomish School District, Attn: Meal Applications, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290

   At your school or district office - Hard copies will be available at your child's school or the district office after Monday, August 21. Please note - Individual applications will be mailed to households only on request. To request an application call 360-563-7314 and leave your name, address, phone number and email address if possible.


Skyward/Family Access

   The district's Skyward/Family Access system is currently open for viewing transportation schedules/routes, food service account information and more for every student and family in the district. 

   Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, the district’s Skyward/Family Accesssystem will be completely turned on. This includes teacher assignments and student schedules. (Note: Riverview Elementary student teacher assignments will be available in Skyward/Family Access on Monday, September 11.) Please note that individual teacher assignments and student schedules may be subject to change up to the first day of school. Counselors will be addressing individual schedule issues with individual students on the first day of school.

   Unsure of your Skyward/Family Access login or password? Parents/guardians may pick-up Family Access/Skyward usernames and passwords at their child's school during school office hours. Please bring photo identification. Please note that there are different logins/passwords for parents/guardians and students.

   For those students and families with smartphones - Download the Skyward Mobile Access app to help make access to the system on your mobile device just a touch away!



   The amended School Immunization Law requires that up-to-date completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) forms be present at school for every student. The CIS form must show proof of: (a) full immunization; (b) initiation of a schedule of immunization; or (c) a certificate of exemption. Please note that the month, day, and year are required documentation of all vaccines. If you have any questions and/or require assistance, please call your child’s school and ask to speak with your school nurse. Forms and charts that note the minimum vaccines required for attendance in the school year 2017-2018, according to the State of Washington WAC 246-100-166, and required forms can be found by clicking here.


Bus routes and schedules

   Preliminary 2017-2018 student transportation information will be available inSkyward/Family Access beginning Monday, August 7. After mid-August, parents and students should check back weekly (or daily in the days closer to the start of school) as student bus schedules and routes will be added and/or adjusted up until the start of school on Wednesday, September 6.

   Individual student bus routes and schedules can currently be accessed througheLink/Versatrans and Skyward/Family Access. Please continue to check back weekly (or daily in the days closer to the start of school) as student schedules and routes may be added and/or adjusted up until the start of school on Wednesday, September 6.

   Important - If you notice an issue with your child’s transportation information, parent transportation assistance is currently available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.by calling 360-563-3525 or emailing transportation@sno.wednet.edu. If you notice any missing or incorrect transportation information, it must be communicated to the student’s school or transportation no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, in order to ensure the correct information is available by the first day of school. Please note that after Friday, September 1, it can take up to 72 business hours for bus assignments to be made and available to families and schools in Skyward/Family Access.



   Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. Click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's specific bus route/schedule. The login and password are both the word - guest.


Skyward/Family Access

   Step 1 - In Skyward/Family Access on each student's profile is a Student Info tab from left menu.

   Step 2 - In the Student Info tab will be a web link that says "View Bus Schedule." (It is located just below the student's address and just above the birthday info.) Click the web link.

   Step 3 - The student's bus number will pop up. If you click "View Pickup Bus Stops" or "View Drop Off Bus Stops" the route numbers and times will pop open.


School newsletter and Daily Bulletin subscriptions

   If you would like to receive district and school newsletters, or if you have a high school student who wants to receive the school Daily Bulletin, please subscribe to our listserv subscription tool. For directions on how to subscribe or change your subscription preferences (for those already signed up), please click here.


School websites

   Glacier Peak High School – http://glacierpeak.sno.wednet.edu

   Snohomish High School – http://shs.sno.wednet.edu

   Centennial Middle School – http://centennial.sno.wednet.edu/

   Valley View Middle School – http://valleyview.sno.wednet.edu/

   Cascade View Elementary – http://cascadeview.sno.wednet.edu/

   Cathcart Elementary – http://cathcart.sno.wednet.edu/

   Central Primary Center – http://centralprimary.sno.wednet.edu/

   Dutch Hill Elementary – http://dutchhill.sno.wednet.edu/

   Emerson Elementary – http://emerson.sno.wednet.edu/

   Little Cedars Elementary – http://littlecedars.sno.wednet.edu/

   Machias Elementary – http://machias.sno.wednet.edu/

   Riverview Elementary – http://riverview.sno.wednet.edu/

   Seattle Hill Elementary – http://seattlehill.sno.wednet.edu/

   Totem Falls Elementary - http://totemfalls.sno.wednet.edu/

   Student Learning Alternatives (AIM High School, Parent Partnership Program, Apex Online Learning) – http://sla.sno.wednet.edu

   Theatre & Performing Arts – http://theatre.sno.wednet.edu

   Snohomish Aquatic Center – http://www.snohomishaquatic.com


Social media links

   Click here to visit the district’s Facebook page

   Click here to visit the district’s Twitter page

   Click here to visit the Snohomish Aquatic Center Facebook page

   Click here to visit Superintendent Kent Kultgen’s Twitter page




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