October 24, 2021

Good Afternoon Stadium Families,

This is Principal Shannon Marshall with some important updates.

Daily Schedule

This week is Haunted Hoco (Homecoming) Spirit Week at Stadium. We will have the following spirit days:

  • Monday – Anything But a Backpack – carry your items to school in anything other than a backpack
  • Tuesday – Zoom Meeting Day – wear something professional/dressy on top for the video call, but wear something comfy for bottoms
  • Wednesday – Pink Day – dress in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Thursday – Holiday Day – dress festive in honor of your favorite holiday
  • Friday – Color Wars
    • Seniors: Black & Gold
    • Juniors: Purple
    • Sophomores: Red
    • Freshmen: Brown
    • Staff: Gray

Tuesday, October 26 juniors will take the PSAT at Stadium. Juniors must arrive to the PAC building by 7:20 AM with:

  • photo ID
  • two #2 pencils with erasers
  • an approved calculator. 

Wednesday, October 27 is a Late Start Day. Buses will run one hour later, and school will start at 8:35 AM.

Thursday, October 28 seniors will take the SAT at Stadium. Seniors must arrive to the PAC building by 7:20 AM with:

  • photo ID
  • two #2 pencils with erasers
  • an approved calculator. 

If you have any questions about testing, please contact our Testing Coordinator, Mrs. Newman

I am so pleased to announce that we are finally able to offer an Activity Bus for Northeast families. We will have two departure times: one at 4:30 PM and one at 6:00 PM. The bus plans to arrive early but will depart on time. Drop offs will be at the three NE elementary schools. 

Students who would like an ORCA card to access Pierce Transit and other local transportation, may see one of our attendance specialists. 

If your student rides the school bus, please remind them to wear a mask and sit in their assigned seat on the bus. Both of those actions can help limit COVID-19 exposure on the bus.

Seating charts for many bus routes are complete, and the rest are being developed.

When students follow these rules, they also reduce the chance of missing school. When someone who is COVID positive rides a school bus, staff must investigate whether anyone near them is a close contact. If clear bus video footage isn’t available and there’s no seating chart to indicate who is a close contact, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department considers everyone on the bus a close contact and requires them to quarantine.

Our goal with these bus rules is to keep students and drivers safe and reduce the number of days students miss school. The rules are enforced similar to other bus behavior requirements.

Previously, I let you know that our monthly menus are available online. And now, more food options are beginning to come back. While there are still some supply chain issues, we’re starting to see more fresh fruits and vegetables in the cafeteria, along with more freshly cooked food and less prepackaged. Menus are still subject to change, but this is a good step forward. 

Reminders:

Please don’t forget about our early bird pricing for buying a yearbook. The deadline for senior portraits is December 1. Please review the specifications and other details online at our yearbook website

Seniors: The Act Six application is open and the deadline has been extended to November 30. This year, Act Six will award 30 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders full scholarships worth up to $245,000 at five partner colleges. Learn more and start your application at https://www.actsix.org/apply/

Juniors: The Palmer Scholars application is open and closes on November 17. Palmer Scholars provides post-secondary readiness training, mentoring, financial assistance and support for up to six years! Learn more and start your application at https://palmerscholars.smapply.io/.

In partnership with Comcast, the Tacoma Urban League is sponsoring free, high-speed internet for families who qualify. For more information, families can reach out to the Tacoma Urban League directly at lexis@thetacomaurbanleague.org.

  • Nurses ($5,000)
  • LPNs ($3,500 for licensed)
  • Bus drivers ($3,500 for CDL Class B certified, $2,500 for non-CDL Class B certified)
  • Paraeducators ($500)
  • Bus monitors ($500)
  • Nutrition services ($500) - no high school diploma or GED required and the district offering incentives to obtain a GED
  • Noon-hour supervisors ($250)
  • School support / contract tracing ($250)

We are also looking for emergency substitute teachers and have changed the requirements so that more people are temporarily eligible. Substitute pay has also increased to $200 per day. 

Find out more and apply at https://www.tacomaschools.org/jobs.

Have a wonderful week, Tigers!

Shannon Marshall, Principal
Stadium High School