Edmonds School District News

June 7, 2022

Graduation ceremonies live streamed

Graduation season is upon us!


We are holding our ceremonies in person as well as live streaming them on YouTube. To watch the class of 2022 cross the graduation stage on YouTube, head to the Mountlake Terrace High School Hawk TV channel: www.youtube.com/c/HawkTvHBN.

We are incredibly proud of our senior class and are excited to see what their next chapter in life brings. Congratulations class of 2022!

Technology support moves to Lynndale Elementary for June and July

We are gearing up for summer construction at our district office and to avoid sending families through our construction zone, student technology support is located at Lynndale Elementary through the end of July.


You can still reach our technology support staff by contacting techsupport@edmonds15.org or 425-431-1211.


If you have an appointment for in-person assistance, head to the back parking lot:


Signs will be posted near the back doors to direct you.


Once we head into August, our technology team will move back into our district office.


Thank you for your flexibility!


Here is a video to help you find your way:

Student and staff technology support moves to Lynndale Elementary June and July 2022

Vaccination update: Boosters available for ages 5-11

Getting vaccinated is the best tool for preventing serious illnesses from COVID-19, and as cases are steadily rising across the county, it is important to think about getting a booster if you qualify.


Now, anyone 5 years or older is eligible for a booster shot.


To make a vaccine or booster appointment, visit Vaccine Locator, Vaccines.gov, or call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 833-VAX-HELP. Language assistance is available.

Health Services Updates

Medication pickup

We are unable to store medications over the summer, so it is important families pick up any medications stored at schools. All controlled substances must be picked up by an authorized adult. Medication will need to be picked up on or before the last day of school, June 24 and should be coordinated through your school nurse.

Medications not picked up by June 24 will be disposed of by the district.


If your student is participating in summer school, please contact your school nurse, so we can transfer the medications to their summer school site.


Health care plans for students with seizure disorders

Washington State law requires public school districts to address the medical needs of students with seizures. In 2021, state law changed to require all students with a seizure disorder to have an individualized health care plan. This change to the law requires the school nurse to consult and coordinate with the student’s parents or guardians and the healthcare provider in developing a student individualized health care plan. The health care plan serves as a plan of action for responding to the student’s specific needs related to their seizure disorder.


If your student has a seizure disorder and does not have an active health care plan,the school nurse will need to collect medical information on your student’s seizure disorder for next year.


This includes:


  • Acquiring parent/guardian information

  • Acquiring a Release of Information to speak with your healthcare provider

  • Acquiring orders from the health care provider for treating a seizure disorder at school

  • Developing an individual emergency plan

  • Updating the individual health plan at least annually


If you have any questions or concerns, contact your student’s school nurse.

Scholar athletes honored at district banquet

Scholar athletes

Photo courtesy of Scott Williams Photography


We were excited to host an in-person Scholar Athlete Banquet May 25 at Edmonds-Woodway High. The event recognized the achievements of the following 16 deserving student-athletes, four from each high school athletic program, who have excelled in the classroom and as leaders in their sports:

Edmonds-Woodway High

  • Sam Browne

  • Sharon Gutierrez

  • Daniel Park

  • Jemma Willcox


Lynnwood High

  • Karla Navarro

  • Miguel Hurtado

  • Payton Masters

  • Faith Murray


Meadowdale High

  • Jake Britton

  • Austin Seals

  • Hazel Warner

  • Sidney Wright


Mountlake Terrace High

  • Trace Fagan

  • Sam Howe

  • Gabrielle Lombard

  • Abby Parker


Due to the generosity of many amazing sponsors in our community, $28,500 in scholarships were awarded to students this year. The Scholar-Athlete program started in 2002 to recognize student-athletes who play at least two sports and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Overall, the program has given away roughly $565,000 to 340 district student-athletes.


In addition, this year recognized the following athletic trainers who have been crucial in helping our student-athletes compete:


  • Lynnwood High School: Debbie Meservy-Hogge & Robert Diehl

  • Meadowdale High: Robby Bissett

  • Mountlake Terrace: Saboora Deen

  • Edmonds-Woodway: Sandy Metzger


You can read more about banquet in My Edmonds News:
2022 ESD Banquet (My Edmonds News)

Ready…set…go! Visually impaired students compete in state track meet

Congratulations to our students in our Visually Impaired program who were able to compete in the annual statewide track meet at Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver, WA, and took home ribbons!


Track and Field activities included running events, long jump, shot put, javelin, and swimming.

Great job students!
Edmonds School District students in the Visual Impairment program compete in statewide track meet

Happy Pride Month!

June is Pride Month here in the Edmonds School District, a resolution passed unanimously May 25, 2021, by the Edmonds School District Board of Directors in order to create a sense of belonging for all. For more on our board policy: bit.ly/ESDPrideResolution
June is Pride Month

Juneteenth

A reminder that the Legislature approved Juneteenth as a school holiday starting in 2023. For this current school year, our district will operate as scheduled on Monday, June 20, which is the day Juneteenth will be observed. This spring the Legislature adopted a bill to align state and school holidays. Juneteenth becomes a school holiday in the 2022-23 school year.

Meadowdale High students interview, directly hired in auto industry

Meadowdale High students interview, directly hired in auto industry.

Auto teacher Bryan Robbins at Meadowdale High hosted a few very important guests earlier this month from Carter Motors who held on-site interviews for students interested in working for the company.


The company is committed to partnering with the MHS auto program and to hire and grow any student who completes the interview process.


They will be working with our district Career Technical Education (CTE) Business Partnerships and Career Connected Learning Coordinator to expand other opportunities for our students, including a summer internship program in the future.


At the end of the day Carter interviewed twelve students, and will extend employment offers to five students.

Edmonds School District students, staff, Jazz up downtown Edmonds

District music students and alumni performed a variety of jazz music during a weekend celebration last month.


Edmonds Woodway High School’s Jazz Ensemble 1 kicked off the weekend’s events for the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary-sponsored Jazz Connection, with a performance at the Edmonds Waterfront Center on May 20. That annual May music event raises funds to support district music programs.


Adding to the festivities, Jazz Punishments, the big band ensemble directed by Edmonds-Woodway High Band Director Jake Bergevin, which consists of district alumni,

performed during Jazz Connection and Jazz Walk.


Congratulations musicians!

Edmonds School District students Jazz up downtown Edmonds.
Pictured at Left: Student musicians with Edmonds-Woodway High Jazz strike a pose on the Edmonds waterfront (photo credit: Jake Bergevin). Right: District alumni who perform as Jazz Punishment performed for the first time at Jazz Connection in Edmonds and during the Jazz Walk in May (Photo credit: Phil Onishi).

Brier Elementary students, families, experience Taiko drumming

The School of Taiko performed traditional Japanese Taiko drumming as well as some new compositions during a May 13 performance at Brier Elementary School.
The School of Taiko performed traditional Japanese Taiko drumming as well as some new compositions during a May 13 performance at Brier Elementary School. Students of all grade levels enjoyed this outdoor assembly funded by a grant from the Ladies Music Club of Seattle.
Edmonds K-12 Summer School banner

NEWLY ADDED: A credit online summer program is available for students going into grades 8-12. The program is for students seeking new credit for the sake of advancement or to accommodate other courses in their schedule.


For more information, please visit our summer learning web page.

In-person enrollment support for families in July

Families enrolling in the district are encouraged to do so on our website. For anyone who needs additional help, we will have centralized in-person enrollment support at College Place Middle School during the month of July, starting Wednesday, July 6. The summer enrollment center will include kiosk stations so families can enroll directly in Skyward.


College Place Middle School
7501 208th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, WA 98036


Enrollment support hours (beginning July 6):

Enrollment hours
Remember you need the following information gathered before you can enroll a student:
Enrollment checklist

Multilingual Parents Night June 9

Learn more about English classes for parents
Multilingual parent night

Parents interested in learning more about the district’s multilingual programs and services are invited to the online Multilingual Parents Night 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9.


The night’s focus will be on English language learning for parents but staff will answer all questions.


Visit the online calendar for the Zoom link.


For more information, call Paula Malone at 425-431-7125 or Mary Williams at 425-431-7342.

Apply for the district’s Dual Language Program

The district is accepting applications for both incoming kindergartners and 1st graders to be a part of the Dual Language Program. Check out the video below to learn more! Find more details here.
Edmonds School District Dual Language program

Drive for the Edmonds School District!

We are hiring school bus drivers! Paid training, excellent wages! Apply online by clicking on this link.

Thank you Student Advisors to the School Board!

Student advisors
At a recent School Board meeting, the Board of Directors and the Superintendent honored our student advisors for their commitment to sharing their voices this past school year. Thank you student advisors!

School Board meetings

Join our next School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday June 14.


You can participate in person at the Educational Services Center (district office), or online via live stream.


To watch the meeting online, find the agendas, and review the meeting minutes, please visit our website: https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/edmonds/Board.nsf/Public.

Save the Date

See the upcoming events below. You can also view our district’s online calendar for the latest information on our website – bit.ly/ESDcalendar.


  • Friday, June 10: EARLY RELEASE – Districtwide

  • Tuesday, June 14: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting

  • Thursday, June 16; 5:00 p.n. Edmonds eLearning Academy

  • Thursday, June 16: 7 p.m. Scriber Lake High Graduation

  • Friday, June 17: 6:30 p.m. Lynnwood High Graduation

  • Saturday, June 18: 12 p.m. Mountlake Terrace High Graduation

  • Saturday, June 18: 6 p.m. Edmonds-Woodway High Graduation

  • Monday, June 20: 6:30 p.m. Meadowdale High Graduation

  • Friday, June 24: EARLY RELEASE – Last day of school!

What’s new at the Foundation for Edmonds School District

For all the details and to learn more about the foundation’s mission, watch their video.


Inclusivity on the Playground

Last year, the Foundation provided a classroom grant to Melissa Petersen, a Speech Language Pathologist, and her colleagues at Maplewood K-8. Melissa and her team’s creative approach to helping non-verbal students on their campus using augmented and alternative communication strategies created new opportunities for inclusivity during recess.


“I wanted to increase the ability of students who are non-speaking to be able to communicate while they are out on the recess field,” said Petersen. “I also wanted to increase communication opportunities for typically developing students, who also may have a hard time expressing their thoughts (if they are hurt or upset). Having a familiar communication support helps all students to tell us their thoughts and ideas.”


To make this happen, she created sandwich board sized CORE vocabulary boards for students to use on the playground, providing a way for students to communicate even when they don’t have their iPad/device or the CORE boards from their classroom.


The CORE boards have proved successful on the playground and Melissa notes that they will have an impact for years to come. The Foundation is proud to support staff members like Melissa and to provide creative classroom and schoolwide grants to educators across our district.

Sandwich board-sized CORE vocabulary board.

Work Experiences: Students serve up more than just coffee

As we near the end of the school year, students in our district’s Work Experiences program are winding down their inaugural year of Campus Coffee. The program started thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Edmonds School District and provides opportunities for students to serve as baristas, cashiers, clerks, marketing staff and more as they deliver coffee to staff at the Woodway Campus.


For more about the program, watch the video created by the foundation:

Campus Coffee students and staff.
Campus Coffee students and staff.
The Importance of Work Experiences in the Edmonds School District
  • Summer meals: Join us June 27-August 25 for free day camp activities and lunches! Five locations are available in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Please see the image for more details.
Summer meals: Join us June 27-August 25 for free day camp activities and lunches! Five locations are available in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.
  • Celebrate Schools 5K & NEW Futsal Tournament: The event will take place Oct. 1 at College Place Middle School. For more information and to register, please visit our website.