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…

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 partners with Comcast to offer students internet service

With plans to teach remotely in the fall, the Edmonds School District has partnered with Comcast to ensure all students have access to internet during the 2020-21 school year. The Comcast Internet Essentials program costs $10 each month and is approved for the free or reduced meals program. Like the meal program, families must apply…

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…

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 100 community volunteers and district employees worked to safely distribute backpacks with school supplies and face masks to 1,600 students who registered for…

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 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’…