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Arlington students return to school BY LAUREN SALCEDO lsalcedo@arlingtontimes.com

SPORTS: Lady Eagles volleyball back on the court. Page 16

Lauren Salcedo/Staff Photo

Eagle Creek Elementary students Lily Jo McKnight, left, and Bayleigh Iverster break in their new crayons on the first day of school on Sept. 4.

INSIDE: Fall 2013 Health and Wellness Special Section.

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Vol. 124, No. 07

ARLINGTON — Thousands of students, teachers and staff returned to school campuses across Arlington on Sept. 4 for the first day of classes for the 2013-14 school year. “Currently, Arlington Public Schools has an enrollment of approximately 5,474 which will be verified over the next few days,” said Andrea Conley, public information director, who noted that head counts in the classrooms will give a more accurate account of the enrollment numbers at Arlington’s four elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. For most Arlington students, the first day of school was Wednesday, Sept. 4, though students in grades 10-12 did not begin until Thursday, Sept. 5. The cam-

Fire, EMS regionalization focus of meeting

pus at Post Middle School was buzzing with friends greeting one another after a summer apart, and first-year middle schoolers adjusting to their new environment. “I’m pretty excited actually,” said Kody Reno, a sixth-grader at Post Middle School, who said he was still memorizing his class schedule. “I’m really looking forward to my science class. I love science.” Sixth-grader Brooklyn Lamie was getting used to the new surroundings on her first day, but was overall happy to be back at class. “Well, it’s kind of confusing right now because there are so many people running around,” said Lamie. “I can’t decide what I am most looking forward to. I’m excited about everything.” Baylee Hedlund transSEE SCHOOL, PAGE 18

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BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

ARLINGTON — After a study was commissioned near the end of last year to explore how fire and emergency medical services in North Snohomish County might work together in the future, the results and recommendations were released on Thursday, Sept. 5, during a special meeting of the Arlington City Council in the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. Don Bivins, an associate with Emergency Services Consulting International, recommended four operational goals for all seven of the fire and EMS agencies that took part in the joint regional fire services cooperative effort study, including Arlington, Arlington Heights, Darrington, Silvana, Tulalip Bay, Camano Island and the North

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Don Bivins, an associate with Emergency Services Consulting International, offers operational recommendations on Sept. 5 to the seven North Snohomish County fire and emergency medical services agencies that took part in ESCI’s joint regional fire services cooperative effort study.

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Arlington Times, September 11, 2013