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…

Community members support students in need at annual back-to-school fair

With help from several community partners, the Edmonds School District provided more than a thousand students in need with school supplies ahead of the new school year. Earlier this week, more than one hundred community volunteers and district employees worked to safely distribute backpacks with school supplies and face masks to 1,600 students who registered…

Edmonds School Board votes to remove police officer from Lynnwood High School

Lynnwood High School Tuesday night joined the list of Edmonds School District high schools that will no longer have a police officer. Seven weeks ago, the Edmonds School Board voted to remove police officers from Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace high schools but postponed a vote on Lynnwood, pending a safety review. At its Tuesday,…

Edmonds School District distributes school supplies during back-to-school fairs

Though students will not be returning to classrooms for in-person learning in the fall, the Edmonds School District held its annual back-to-school fair at several locations to provide students with school supplies. Monday and Tuesday, staff and volunteers distributed backpacks with paper, notebooks, pencils and markers to students. Some were also supplied with face masks…

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 online back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7. 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 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’…

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 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 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…

Edmonds School Board to hold public hearing July 7 on proposed 2020-21 budget

The Edmonds School Board of Directors is seeking public input on the proposed 2020-21 annual budget and will hold a public hearing at its July 7 business meeting. The board is being asked to adopt the four-year budget plan summary, and the four-year enrollment projection and appropriations. According to the proposal, city staff are asking…

Former Mountlake Terrace HS SRO hopes to continue teaching criminal justice class

When the Edmonds School District voted to pull cops from schools, Mountlake Terrace High School didn’t just lose a school resource officer — it risked losing an instructor as well. After joining the high school two years ago as a school resource officer (SRO), Officer Kyle O’Hagan decided he wanted to help students better understand…

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….