Edmonds School District to offer free preschool programs during 2020-21 school year

The Edmonds School District will offer free preschool programs during the 2020-21 school year including Family Pre-K and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP). Family Pre-K at various school locations For 4-5 year olds, during the year before they enter kindergarten Focus on six developmental areas: literacy, language, math, cognitive, motor and social-emotional Two-hour…

Online registration for Edmonds School District students extended to Aug. 7

The deadline for back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7 for online only. The district’s Back-to-School Consortium is also assisting families in need by providing registered K-12 students with free school supplies. Register online on the district website.

Edmonds School District to hold back-to-school community forums July 22-29

Edmonds School District staff and officials will be holding three community forums between July 22-29 to provide district families with updates on the district’s plans to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. The Edmonds School Board recently adopted a hybrid method of teaching for the new school years that will use a combination of…

Edmonds School Board July 21 set to discuss school reopening plans

The Edmonds School Board will hold a virtual study session Tuesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. to hear an update on plans to reopen schools in the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Gustavo Balderas will provide the board with the district’s latest plans to reopen schools using a hybrid model of learning that will divide students’…

School backpack giveaway event July 26 in Lynnwood

The TCC and Wireless Zone store in Lynnwood, located at 19620 Hwy 99 Ste 110, will be participating in the eighth annual national School Rocks Backpack Giveaway Sunday, July 26, between 1-4 p.m.  Families are invited to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. This year also marks…

Edmonds School District seeks families’ feedback in back-to-school survey

The Edmonds School District is asking families to complete a Back-to-School 2020 Intent Survey regarding students’ plans to return to school in the fall. A survey for each student is due by Friday, July 24. The survey asks if families are planning for in-person learning or full remote learning. It also asks about child care…

Edmonds School Board July 14 set to discuss details of reopening schools this fall

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will host a special study session July 14 to discuss reopening schools during the 2020-21 school year. The meeting will begin 6:30 p.m. and be held remotely via Zoom. The district recently decided to adopt a hybrid model of learning where students will be divided into groups that…

No Kindergarten Jump Start in August; modified program planned for after school begins

The Edmonds School District announced that Kindergarten Jump Start will not be held in August 2020 as originally planned, due to the uncertainties with social distancing guidelines in the coming months. However, the district will likely run a modified Jump Start program when school begins in September. Jump Start is a pre-kindergarten, transitional program usually…

Beverly Elementary bids bon voyage to beloved Mrs. Bader

Talk about longevity. Stalwart teacher Pam Bader is retiring after 54 years, during which more than 1,350 students passed through her first-grade classes at Beverly Elementary. On Wednesday afternoon parents, staff, family and a bevy of former students lined up in front of the school to give her a gala send-off, complete with balloons, bubble…

Edmonds School Board hears from students, parents about cops in schools

This article has been edited to remove the quotes from a student who did not want to be included. After a lengthy discussion last week about whether police officers belong on school campuses, the Edmonds School Board held a special meeting Tuesday to offer community members the chance to give feedback on the divisive issue….

District high schools honor 2020 graduates with personalized virtual ceremonies

The Edmonds School District has started rolling out videos of the district’s high school commencement ceremonies, which were pre-recorded after in-person commencements were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremonies were produced by two Snohomish County companies as an alternative to large in-person gatherings prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 rules. The first commencement –…

Edmonds School District to hold June 11 community forum to discuss race, equity

In response to the civil unrest generated by police brutality against people of color, the Edmonds School District’s Equity & Student Success team will hold a virtual community forum Thursday, June 11. The district intends to discuss plans to recognize injustices and proactively take steps to make schools a better place to learn and work….

Superintendent McDuffy issues statement regarding ‘senseless killing’ of George Floyd

Edmonds School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy issued a statement Monday night regarding “deep and painful feelings” surrounding the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who died last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes. In her letter to district families and staff, McDuffy called Floyd’s…

New Edmonds School District graduation plans include drive-up video process for seniors

The Edmonds School District has announced changes to high schools’ plans regarding filming of virtual graduation ceremonies, which will now have seniors being recorded as they drive up with their families to receive their diplomas. According to the Thursday update signed by Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab, Snohomish County appears unlikely to be ready to enter…

Meadowdale HS jazz vocal group wins Downbeat Magazine music award

Meadowdale High School’s Impressions Choir won the Large High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble category in Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Student Music Awards. Downbeat is the nation’s leading jazz publication dating back to 1934. Meadowdale was recognized as a runner-up several times in the past, but this was the first time the school was named as the…

Edmonds School District increases security for online learning

As the Edmonds School District transitions into remote teaching, district staff is working to ensure students are learning in a safe online environment. In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive for schools to remain closed through at least April 24 to slow the spread of COVID-19, the district began teaching students remotely earlier this week….

Edmonds School District to begin remote teaching March 30

The Edmonds School District Thursday announced its plans to move forward with remote teaching starting next week while schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting March 30, teachers across the district will begin the process of introducing students to online learning while schools are closed through at least April 24. The district’s…

Edmonds School District to begin issuing Chromebooks, other learning resources Wednesday

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the Edmonds School District announced Monday it plans to continue to prioritize food services, child care and educational resources for students and families. Inslee’s directive states that all gatherings are prohibited and all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing essential activities like…