Superintendent: Students’ return to classroom hinges on negotiations with teachers

Plans for the Edmonds School District to bring more students back into classrooms currently hinge on negotiations between the district and teachers’ union, according to a message sent by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas to district families Wednesday. As the district prepares to move into Stage 2 of its school building reopening plan, Balderas said that the…

MTHS confirms school will begin offering conditioning exercises Jan. 21

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schellenberg announced Monday that outdoor conditioning sessions for students will begin later this week, amending a previous statement from the school’s athletic director that the school would wait. In a letter to MTHS parents and students, Schellenberg said the school will begin offering conditioning pods Thursday, Jan. 21. Schellenberg’s…

Edmonds School District considering dual-language program at two elementary schools

The Edmonds School District is considering offering a new dual-language program next fall at two elementary schools that would split classroom instruction time between Spanish and English. At the Edmond School Board’s Jan. 12 business meeting, staff recommended adopting a two-way dual learning program for the 2021-22 school year that would begin teaching students to…

Edmonds School District updates families on plans to return students to classrooms in 2021

Before recessing for the winter holidays, the Edmonds School District Wednesday updated families on plans to return more students to in-person learning in 2021. In a statement signed by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, the district announced plans to bring more special education programs back into school buildings in January. Returning programs fall under Stage 1 the…

Nov. 5: Edmonds School District to host eLearning Academy information night

The Edmonds School District will host an information night Nov. 5 for families interested in learning about the Edmonds eLearning Academy. The eLearning Academy offers support to students struggling in their current classroom setting. With the academy, students could be offered more autonomy and flexibility with school work deadlines. For more information about Edmonds eLearning…

Meadowdale High School’s Austin Seals named Edmonds Rotary October Student of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has chosen Meadowdale High School uunior Austin Seals as the October Student of the Month. Here’s what Lora Schwartenzenberger, Meadowdale’s career center specialist, wrote about him:  “In the classroom, Austin’s teachers appreciate his engagement and contributions to class time, and his willingness to go out of his way to help…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month September 2020

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Nebil Fetwi Mother’s Name: Hiwot Woldu Father’s Name: Fetwi Teklai GPA: 3.7 Current Employment: Walgreens Educational Goals: To enroll in nursing school. Career Goals: To become a Registered Nurse. Edmonds-Woodway High School Merriam Al-maiahi Mother’s Last Name: Nahla Abdulshaheed Father’s Last Name: Ahmed Al-maiahi GPA: 3.8 Clubs & Activities: ASB, Sports…

Lynndale Elementary families volunteer to clear weeds on campus

When Lynndale Elementary PTA mom Claudette Meyer noticed last June how overgrown with weeds the school grounds had become during the pandemic, she decided to take action. With support from the PTA, Meyer organized a raffle as an incentive for Lynndale families to pitch in to spruce up the campus. For every hour a family…

Edmonds School District offers free preschool program for low-income families

The Edmonds School District is offering a free preschool program at Mountlake Terrace and Lynndale elementary schools for eligible families during the 2020-21 school year. The Snohomish County Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Program’s pre-kindergarten program aims to prepares3- and 4-year-old children in the district — from families who are income eligible — for success…

Edmonds School District proposes four-stage plan to bring students back into school buildings

The Edmonds School District last week unveiled its proposed plans for reintegrating students into the classroom when officials give their OK for in-person learning. At the Edmonds School Board’s Sept. 22 business meeting, staff detailed a draft four-stage model to phase students back into classrooms. According to the draft, the distinct proposed prioritizing students in…

Edmonds School District 2020-21 Student Artwork Calendar available online

The Edmonds School District 2020-21 Student Artwork Calendar is complete and is currently being printed. Copies will be sent to each district family. The printed calendars are scheduled to arrive within the next week. For planning purposes, a PDF version of the calendar has been posted online in case families would like to print it…

Edmonds School Board adopts math assessment system, discusses SRO replacement plan

This story has been updated with corrections to the conversation regarding the officer liaison program. Looking for a method of assessing students’ math learning skills, the Edmonds School Board voted last week to adopt the i-Ready Math System for the 2020-21 school year. i-Ready is an online program used to assess students’ reading and/or mathematics…

Edmonds School District bus drivers protest after losing health care benefits

Bus drivers for the Edmonds School District rallied in Lynnwood Tuesday, urging the district to reinstate the health care plans they say were taken away despite state legislation passed to protect them. Around a dozen drivers waving signs in front of Meadowdale High School said they were protesting the district’s decision to terminate the health…

Edmonds School District 2020-21 school calendar, handbook available

The Edmonds School District 2020-21 Calendar and Family Handbook are available online. View the online version here. The district calendar is available in English and Spanish. The handbook is currently only available in English, but will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, Amharic, Korean and Mandarin/Chinese simplified at a later date.