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

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…

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…

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…

Seeking community support, school district bus drivers plant yard signs, hold rally

Edmonds School District bus drivers are looking to the community for support as they continue to appeal the district’s decision to cut off their health benefits while they are out of work. Rows of yard signs shaped like school buses — representing the district’s 175 out-of-work drivers — decorated a patch of grass on 204th…

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.

Edmonds School District hosts forums to discuss child care options for families

As teachers prepare for remote learning this fall, the Edmonds School District has partnered with local providers to assist working families who rely on the school day to provide child care. Since announcing schools would not be immediately reopening for in-person learning, families requiring daily child care have been scrambling to make arrangements for their…

Qualifying Edmonds School District families advised to register for free meal kits

Before the start of the 2020-21 school year on Sept. 9, Edmonds School District families qualifying for free and reduced meals are encouraged to register to receive free meal kits. Meal kits with five breakfasts and five lunches will be available free to students who qualify for free meals. Reduced students will pay $2. Full-pay…

Remote education for students with special learning needs topic of ESD community forum

Edmonds School staff held a virtual community forum Tuesday to discuss how students with special learning needs will be supported as the 2020-21 school year begins remotely. After announcing last month that schools would remain closed to in-person learning this fall at the advice of public health officials, the district has been working to prepare…

Scriber Lake HS to hold information night Aug. 19 for new students

Scriber Lake High School will host a virtual informational meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. for prospective students for the 2020-21 school year. The meeting is required for any students who will be enrolling at Scriber Lake for the new year. Parents, family members and guardians are welcome to attend the meeting. Registration is…

Edmonds School District lays off 175 bus drivers amid school closures

The Edmonds School District is laying off bus drivers until schools reopen for in-person learning. On Friday, 175 of the district’s bus drivers were notified that they will not be returning to their bus routes at the start of the 2020-21 school year. The furloughs — a result of the school closures due to the…

Edmonds School District releases draft schedules for future remote learning model

Though Edmonds School District students will not be returning to classrooms this fall, district staff are developing plans for resuming in-person learning for when given the go ahead by health officials. Earlier this year, the district released plans to use a hybrid learning model that splits students into two groups and alternates their time between…

ESD form asks families for feedback on 2020-21 learning plans

Ahead of the first day of school on Sept. 9, the Edmonds School District is asking families to provide feedback on learning plans for their students for the 2020-21 school year. District leaders announced last month its plans to begin the school year by teaching students remotely using its Continuous Learning 2.0 model. The Student…