School district, teachers reach tentative agreement to bring more students back to classrooms

After weeks of negotiations, the Edmonds School District announced Friday its bargaining team struck a tentative agreement with teachers that would bring more students back to classrooms by the end of March. In a letter to families, District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the district’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the Edmonds Education…

Edmonds School District updates families on operating procedures in case of snow

With possible snow in this week’s forecast, Edmonds School District staff announced it is preparing to cancel in-person activities and return all students to remote learning in the event of a snow event. The district regularly monitors weather forecasts and the potential impacts it could have one student learning, safety or operations within the district….

Superintendent updates families on Stage 2 of Edmonds School District re-entry plan

After taking the first steps to reopening school buildings, the Edmonds School District is still working toward returning more students to in-person learning, the district’s superintendent says. In a letter addressed to district families, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas updated families on plans to move into Stage 2 of the staff’s four-stage plan to reopen schools. Under…

Superintendent: Students’ return to classroom hinges on negotiations with teachers

Plans for the Edmonds School District to bring more students back into classrooms currently hinge on negotiations between the district and teachers’ union, according to a message sent by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas to district families Wednesday. As the district prepares to move into Stage 2 of its school building reopening plan, Balderas said that the…

MTHS confirms school will begin offering conditioning exercises Jan. 21

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schellenberg announced Monday that outdoor conditioning sessions for students will begin later this week, amending a previous statement from the school’s athletic director that the school would wait. In a letter to MTHS parents and students, Schellenberg said the school will begin offering conditioning pods Thursday, Jan. 21. Schellenberg’s…

Edmonds School District updates families on plans to return students to classrooms in 2021

Before recessing for the winter holidays, the Edmonds School District Wednesday updated families on plans to return more students to in-person learning in 2021. In a statement signed by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, the district announced plans to bring more special education programs back into school buildings in January. Returning programs fall under Stage 1 the…

Edmonds-Woodway HS recognized for 100 years as an accredited institution

Edmonds-Woodway High School has reached a significant milestone — 100 years as an accredited institution. Cognia — a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally — has recognized the school with a 100-year banner and framed certificate commemorating a century of accreditation. “In today’s world of overnight…

Meadowdale High School’s Austin Seals named Edmonds Rotary October Student of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has chosen Meadowdale High School uunior Austin Seals as the October Student of the Month. Here’s what Lora Schwartenzenberger, Meadowdale’s career center specialist, wrote about him:  “In the classroom, Austin’s teachers appreciate his engagement and contributions to class time, and his willingness to go out of his way to help…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for 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…

Meadowdale HS automotive students receive free kits for hands-on learning

Students in the Meadowdale High School automotive program will have more opportunities to do hands-on work during COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to help from a Seattle non-profit. Earlier this month, students in the school’s automotive program who completed the necessary safety course requirements received a special kit courtesy of Foundry-10 enabling them to participate in a…

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…

Fill the Goodwill truck and benefit Chase Lake Elementary Oct. 3

Goodwill will have a 28-foot truck in the parking lot of Edmonds Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. They accept everything except for mattresses. Goodwill will make a donation of $600 to Edmonds’ Chase Lake Elementary for each truck that is filled. Edmonds Lutheran Church is located at 23525 84th Ave….

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…