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….

Patricia Valle named Washington Excellence in Education winner

Edmonds resident Patricia Valle, a social studies teacher at Kellogg Middle School in the Shoreline School District, has been named Washington State Teacher and recognized with the Excellence in Education Award for Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK), an honorary fraternal International organization. The award is based on dedication, knowledge, skills, professional achievement and success, school/community involvement,…

Scene in Edmonds: Learning to learn remotely at Holy Rosary School

With schools ordered closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are having to get creative to continue connecting with their students. Holy Rosary Edmonds Pre-Kindergarten teacher Anna Olson has set up her own remote “classroom” at home where she continues to reach out to her young students via daily video messages, using educational tools she…

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…

Second day of Chromebook distribution for Edmonds students

Thursday marked the second day of Chromebook distribution to the thousands of kindergarten-to-eighth grade students in the Edmonds School District; parents and students are picking up the laptop computers as the district puts together its plans to educate students at home while schools are closed due to COVID-19 concerns. The distribution is taking place at…

School district consolidates food prep, expands locations for ‘grab-and-go’ meals

Now in its second week, the Edmonds School District’s current distribution of “grab-and-go” meals to children and youth continues to evolve with a consolidation of meal preparation sites and the addition of more distribution locations. The district is passing out free breakfasts and lunches to 1- through 18-year-olds while schools are closed during the COVID-19…

Edmonds School Board to hold virtual business meeting March 24

To encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors will be holding its March 24 business meeting remotely. The virtual meeting will be available to view on the district’s website. The boardroom will be closed; however another room will be available to the public to listen to the meeting,…

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…

Inslee announces statewide school closures, limits visitors to adult family homes

To further slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced his intention to sign several executive orders to expand statewide closures of schools, limit large gatherings and expand protocols for adult family homes. Inslee earlier this weekend had announced closure of schools and a ban on large gathers in only three counties…

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 Floretum Garden Club offering $1,500 scholarship to horticulture students

Funded by its annual spring plant sale, Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds each year offers a scholarship to high school graduates, community college students, or individuals planning a career in a horticultural field. The scholarship recipients may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington state during the year following the award….

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…

Eat at MOD Pizza March 12 and benefit EWHS senior class prom, graduation

Eat food from MOD Pizza in Lynnwood Thursday, March 12 and benefit Edmonds-Woodway’s senior class of 2020 prom and graduation ceremony expenses. In the days of “social distancing,” organizers say you can order by phone or online and pick up your pizza or salad to go. The fundraiser runs from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Just mention…

Kindergarten registration now open; Pre-K Jump Start program Aug. 24-27

Registration for Edmonds School District students entering kindergarten and new students in all grades is now open. Students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to be eligible for kindergarten, and are assigned to a school by their home address. Parents/guardians can view the Neighborhood School Finder on the Edmonds School District’s website to…

Edmonds School District suspending sporting events, dances, plays through April 12

The Edmonds School District announced Friday it is suspending all districtwide community events and student activities from Monday, March 9 through Sunday, April 12, to address the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes high school athletic competitions, concerts, dances, plays, and information nights. “Edmonds School District sports practices, rehearsals, and school club meetings will continue to be held, as…

Edmonds School District Black Lives Matter to host celebration March 6

Edmonds School District families are invited to join the Black Lives Matter in the Edmonds School District March 6 for an evening of celebration. During the event, experience community, a student talent showcase, resources to support teaching and learning about Black lives, music, dance and more. The event will take place from from 6-8 p.m….

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month February 2020

Edmonds eLearning Academy Trinity McDaniel Mother’s Name: Lisa Father’s Name: Chris Interests: I like to spend time with my family and I play quite a bit of video games. I also have two cats of my own and they’re very important to me, I spend a lot of time with them too. Community Service: I’ve…