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 month 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…

Updated: MTHS will pre-record seniors getting diplomas; sponsors sought for senior gift bags

Though Mountlake Terrace High School will be holding its 2019-20 commencement ceremony virtually, seniors will get the chance to walk across the stage during graduation. The school said Monday via Facebook that a pre-recorded ceremony will be aired on the regularly-scheduled June 13 ceremony date. The Edmonds School District previously announced high schools would hold…

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…

Edmonds School District says it’s continuing to prioritize student needs during school closures

Though Edmonds School District schools remain closed through April 24, district staff provided additional details Wednesday on how they are working to provide food, child care and educational resources to students and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak. An update from District Superintendent Kris McDuffy Wednesday explained the role of the district’s Emergency Operations Center…

Edmonds School District: More learning resources coming next week, meal delivery service planned

While schools remain closed to encourage students and families to practice self quarantining and social distancing, Edmonds School District officials said they are working to accommodate the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation to close all public and private schools in the state until April 27, district officials have assured…

Edmonds School District updates plan for meals, child care, learning during closures

The Edmonds School District Friday updated its plans for providing students with meals, child care and learning while schools remain closed through April 24. In a new announcement sent from Superintendent Kris McDuffy’s office, the district will continue to prioritize food services, child care and educational resources and support during the extended school closure. The…

Edmonds School District outlines plan for meals, child care, learning during closures

The Edmonds School District said Thursday it will continue to ensure that students have meals and educational resources during the district-wide school closures mandated by Gov. Jay Inslee to mitigate spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Inslee announced Thursday that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close from March 17…

Edmonds School District will close schools from March 16-April 10

The Edmonds School District Wednesday night announced that it will close schools starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Here’s the letter from Superintendent Dr. Kristine McDuffy: Dear Edmonds School District families, I know the past two weeks have been stressful for many in our community…

Mountlake Terrace High science teacher Rotary Educator of Month

Mountlake Terrace High science teacher Dana Marsden was named February’s Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Educator of the Month. Marsden has worked in the district since 1988 and teaches biology as well as earth and space and physical sciences. She was the district’s K-12 science curriculum coordinator from 2007-15. “As an instructor, Dana takes students where…

Edmonds School Board set to OK office personnel bargaining agreement during Feb. 25 meeting

The Edmonds School District at its Feb. 25 business meeting is scheduled to approve a tentative bargaining agreement between the district and the Edmonds School District Association of Office Personnel Employees. Since last May, office personnel have been in contract negotiations with the district regarding their pay. In the past, the district has determined the…

Edmonds School District bond measure falling short, levy passing in early election returns

In early election returns Tuesday, the Edmonds School District’s $600 million construction bond was not receiving the supermajority vote required for passage, while the $96 million replacement technology/capital levy was passing with nearly 56% of the votes cast so far. Tuesday night’s results — based on 22% voter turnout so far — showed the Proposition…

District staff discuss ways to facilitate conversations about race in classroom

Edmonds School District parents, staff and students gathered Friday evening to hear from educators of color about how to have conversations with students about race in the classroom. As part of the district’s Black Lives Matter at School month of action, a committee of local equity and diversity leaders invited four educators of color to…

Edmonds School Board endorses Black Lives Matters at School month of action

In an effort to promote black history and ethnic studies in the Edmonds School District, the district’s Board of Directors last week adopted a resolution endorsing a Black Lives Matter at School month of action during February. In honor of Black History Month, the board unanimously voted to adopt the resolution at its Jan. 28…

Reminder: Deadline Feb. 11 to vote in Edmonds School District bond and levy election

With ballots mailed out for the Feb. 11 special election, Edmonds School District voters will have to decide whether they want to approve a $600 million construction bond aimed at addressing projected increases in student enrollment. The bond (Proposition 1) is the first of three proposals likely to come before voters between now and 2023…