Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for October 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Savvy Mau Parents’ names: Chanda Lek and Michael Mau Interests: I love to read and watch movies. I believe that the best thing in life is to constantly learn and keep your brain active. Employment: I am currently a hostess at Olive Garden. Before I went full-time to EeLA, I would volunteer…

Meadowdale High School Key Club hosting food drive Nov. 20

The Meadowdale High School Key Club is hosting a food drive Saturday, Nov. 20 to support the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s work with families in need. All non-perishable food donations will go directly to students and families in the Edmonds School District. The drive will run from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 20. The community is…

Edmonds School Board discusses strategic plan, approves replacement levy for ballot

The Edmonds School Board at its Nov. 9 business meeting began reviewing the district’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, received an update about the current school year and also endorsed a replacement levy to be placed before voters next year. Directors unanimously approved putting a replacement educational programs and operations levy on the Feb. 8, 2022, ballot….

Reminder: Citrus fundraiser to benefit EWHS Music Boosters, Edmonds Food Bank

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters has launched a fundraiser designed to benefit the high school’s music program and the Edmonds Food Bank. The fundraiser brings fresh citrus fruit directly from a farm in California to Edmonds residents. You can purchase a 20-pound box of oranges, grapefruit or clementines — or a mix of all…

Two schools, two different responses to COVID outbreaks

When 26 students contracted COVID-19 at Edmonds-based Madrona K-8 school this month and another 174 were tagged as “close contacts,” Madrona shut down for two weeks. But at the same time, when a dozen students at Edmonds-Woodway High got COVID and 246 others were labelled as close contacts, the high school did not shut down….

Edmonds School Board updated on capital projects, discusses legislative agenda

The Edmonds School Board at its Oct. 26 business meeting was updated on the progress of several capital projects and discussed the district’s upcoming legislative agenda. Director of Capital Projects Ed Peters informed the board that the project to replace Spruce Elementary is currently in its second phase and “the short version is that this…

Edmonds School District students return to classroom

Wednesday marked the first day of the 2021-22 school year in the Edmonds School District, and a return to in-person learning for most students. Students in grades 1-12 attended classes on Wednesday; kindergartners will start next Monday, Sept. 13. Parent Rachel Martin was at Edmonds’ Chase Lake Elementary School to send off her sixth grader…

College Place Middle to benefit from Pemco Insurance school supply drive

College Place Middle School is one of 13 Pacific Northwest middle and high schools that will benefit from Seattle-based Pemco Mutual Insurance’s school supply drive benefiting homeless and underserved students. The goal of the annual “Supply Surge” school supply drive, running now through Aug. 6, is to help close the opportunity gap for students in…

In short and sweet Pi Day event, Meadowdale seniors return for cap and gown orders

Meadowdale High School faculty and staff returned to campus briefly Friday to celebrate the Class of 2021 seniors, one year to the day schools were directed to close their doors to in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, students and staff from Meadowdale High lined the front of the school as students drove past…

To address school overcrowding, former Woodway Elementary to house kindergarten students from Sherwood, Westgate

Aiming to address overcrowding at both Sherwood and Westgate elementary schools, the Edmonds School District Tuesday announced its plans to repurpose the former Woodway Elementary School campus to house kindergarten students from both schools. The district’s Capacity Advisory Committee recently voted to recommend that the superintendent approve the creation of a kindergarten campus in the…

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…