Beverly Elementary bids bon voyage to beloved Mrs. Bader

Talk about longevity. Stalwart teacher Pam Bader is retiring after 54 years, during which more than 1,350 students passed through her first-grade classes at Beverly Elementary. On Wednesday afternoon parents, staff, family and a bevy of former students lined up in front of the school to give her a gala send-off, complete with balloons, bubble…

Here’s your chance to congratulate EWHS staff retirees with drive-through ceremony June 22

Edmonds-Woodway High School usually says goodbye to its retirees with hugs, high-fives and face-to-face messages, but COVID-19 circumstances don’t allow that right now. So just as the high school adapted with drive-through ceremonies to honor graduating seniors, organizers are doing the same to retiring staff — this Monday, June 22 from 3 p.m. Staff, students and community…

Edmonds School Board hears from students, parents about cops in schools

This article has been edited to remove the quotes from a student who did not want to be included. After a lengthy discussion last week about whether police officers belong on school campuses, the Edmonds School Board held a special meeting Tuesday to offer community members the chance to give feedback on the divisive issue….

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….

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…

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 Daybreakers Rotary cancels signature Jazz Connection, Easter Egg Hunt events

In what would have been the 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Jazz Connection —  a day of performances by outstanding middle and high school jazz bands —  officials of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club said they have decided to cancel it due to school closures and social distancing concerns. The club also confirmed Wednesday that…

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…