Edmonds School District News

January 25, 2022

Upcoming vaccine clinics

Whether you need a first, second or booster dose, we have the following COVID-19 vaccine clinics with appointments available:

Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for 12+

3:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 27
Evergreen Middle School
7621 Beverly Lane
Everett, WA 98203
Book 12+ booster: https://schedule.seattlevna.com/home/daf4ea46-3f7d-ec11-8d21-0022481e41c9


9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Meadowdale High School

Great Hall

6002 168th Street Southwest

Lynnwood, WA 98037

Book 12+ booster: https://schedule.seattlevna.com/home/e2d92a75-b674-ec11-8943-0022482be14a

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5-11

3-6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 7

Edmonds Waterfront Center
220 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA 98020

6002 168th Street Southwest

Lynnwood, WA 98037

Book 5-11 vaccine: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/appointment/en/reg/1032994607

Edmonds School District COVID-19 Dashboard

Please check our COVID-19 Dashboard for district and school case information:

2022 Education Levy

Bridging the Gap
Please vote by February 8, 2022

Snohomish County’s Feb. 8 Special Election is just two weeks away. On the ballot you will find Edmonds School District Proposition No. 1, Replacement of Expiring Educational and Operations Levy.

Funding from the Education Levy bridges the gap to cover costs not provided by state or federal dollars such as:

  • Critical Staff: Nurses, counselors, teaching assistants, technology support staff, and custodians.

  • Elective classes and enrichment programs: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), International Baccalaureate (IB), Highly Capable, College in the High School and Advanced Placement.

  • Special Education: Staff and services for students.

  • Extracurricular programs: Art, drama, music and athletics.

If the levy does not pass, it would mean significant reductions in staff, programs, and services for students.

Dr. Gustavo Balderas quote
Learn about the 2022 Education Levy. Ballots are due Feb. 8!

For more information, please visit the Education Levy website: bit.ly/ESD2022Levy

Reminder: Early release Friday 1/28, no school Monday 1/31

Remember as we end the semester this week, there is an early release for all grades Friday, Jan. 28, and no school Monday, Jan. 31.

For early release bell times, check our website: bit.ly/ESDStartDismiss

Food and Nutrition Services update

Free breakfast and lunch are available each school day for all students. Due to staff shortages, we need to make the following temporary adjustments:

  1. Elementary schools will have assorted cold lunch options until January 31.

  2. Secondary schools may see reduced menu offerings and there may be times a la carte can not be sold.

Students unable to attend in-person learning, those enrolled in virtual learning and children ages 1-18 in our community, are welcome to pickup free 5-day curbside breakfast and lunch kits at the following times and locations:

  1. Lynnwood High School each Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8 a.m. for the remainder of the school year.

  2. During cold and flu season, Edmonds-Woodway High will be hosting curbside pick up each Friday from 12:30-1pm.

Menus are published online for all schools and updated if we know of changes in advance.

Hapara: A Chromebook Classroom Management Tool

Teachers often use a tool called Hapara Highlights to manage students’ Chromebook behavior. They may monitor open tabs, close tabs, or limit access to a specific set of websites in order to help students manage their attention.

When students are using Chrome at home with their district Google accounts, teachers may still monitor students’ online activity during the school hours of 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hapara Highlights is used to manage students’ Chromebook behavior.

Because some students may use a shared personal device when at home, this Hapara FAQ for Parents will help you understand how to log a student out of the Chrome browser on a personal device when someone else will be using it.

Having your student only use the Chromebook assigned to them is an easy way to ensure Hapara will not impact other family members.

If you need any support related to Hapara Highlights, please reach out to the Student Technology Support team at techsupport@edmonds15.org or 425-431-1211 – or share your question or concern with your classroom teacher.

Do you have a child who will begin kindergarten next fall?

Kick Off to Kindergarten

If you are registering a kindergarten student to start in September, please join us for the Kick Off to Kindergarten Zoom webinar.

  • 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.

  • Zoom details are on the district calendar: bit.ly/ESDCalendar.

Kick Off to Kindergarten Flier Please share with families you know in our community who have kids starting kindergarten next fall!

ESD Student Spanish radio

ESD Juventud Sin Fronteras

Did you know that Edmonds School District has a Spanish student-led radio program? They are ESD Juventud Sin Fronteras (ESD Youth Without Borders)!

Tune in on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. to listen to our very own students talk about culture, food, district news and relevant topics that affect youth today.

You can also listen to great music in Spanish!

To listen, download the free M Radio Live app:

Lynnwood High teacher, Donna Schou, co-wrote article for the New York Times

Lynnwood High teacher Donna Schou

The amazing photo above of Donna Schou was taken by EWHS Photography Teacher Julianne Duncan.

Do you want to photograph amazing portraits? Know someone who’s interested in photography? Then this article is for you!

Photographing Interesting People in Your Community: A Guide to Taking Portraits

Follow these five steps to learn how to take photos that capture your subject’s background and personality.

Donna Schou is a photography teacher, Photo Club advisor, CTE department chair and professional photographer. She was also a member of the 2020-21 cohort of The New York Times Teaching Project.

South County Fire donates coats to ESD students

Coat Drive

Thanks to our partners with South County Fire, our district received more than 300 coats for students and families experiencing homelessness.

The donation adds to more than 1,000 coats donated since 2014 from South County Union Firefighters Local 1828 for school children in our area as part of the Operation Warm Coats for Kids drive.

Donations from IAFF1828 members and the South County Firefighter Foundation made this possible!

December High School Students of the Month

Congratulations to these 14 students!

Each month, our high school programs recognize students for their accomplishments and achievements. The photos and names of the December students are included below, and more information about each of these students is available on the Edmonds School District News website.
December High School Students of the Month

Meadowdale High Junior Students of the Month

Each month, the Rotary Club of Edmonds selects a Meadowdale High School junior to honor as Junior Student of the Month, based upon recommendations from staff. Here are the three students selected for October, November and December:

Foster Youth Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is days away and funds from the scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, housing, food and other personal expenses related to the cost of attendance.

The scholarship supports youth from foster care as they continue their education. Washington state youth with experience in foster care may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 for their education.

Students must submit their 2022-23 application by Jan. 31.

Find more information on the College Success Foundation website.
Foster Youth Scholarship

District awarded $13K in art instruction grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awarded $13,000 in Art Instruction grants for district projects in the 2021-22 school year.

The following schools/programs are receiving the grants:

  • Beverly Elementary, “Book of Me”, Anastasia Hollenbach

  • Cedar Way Elementary, “Name Mural Project”, Zachary Schneeweis

  • District-wide, “Teach the Teachers Pottery”, Julie Perrine – community artist

  • Edmonds Elementary, “Native American Pottery Experience”, Catherine Moore

  • Edmonds-Woodway High School, “Pottery Wheels”, Tanya Johnson

  • Edmonds-Woodway High School, “Monoprinting Pottery Workshop”, Tanya Johnson/Julie Perrine

  • Meadowdale Elementary, “Ancient Civilizations Comics Project”, Chelsey Slattum

  • Meadowdale High School, “Throwing Our Stress Away – Pottery Wheels”, Samantha Tesch

  • Meadowdale High School, “Easels for Painting”, Aleksey Aluf

  • Meadowdale High School, “Time Immemorial Clay Sculpture”, Aleksey Aluf

  • Oak Heights Elementary, “Totem Spoons”, Theresa Tonnu

  • Woodway Center, “All-School Art Cabinet Supplies”, Carrie Hamilton-Engbert

The Edmonds School District would like to express their sincere appreciation for the continual art program support received from the Festival Foundation. Grants are awarded each fall, educators wanting more information on how they may apply may visit www.edmondsartsfestival.com/foundation/

Student artists: Arts in Action wants you for a spring event

Dance performance, photography, painting, graphic design

Are you a student artist interested in dance performance, photography, painting or graphic design?

If so, the Arts in Action annual student showcase wants to hear from you!

Arts in Action takes place on Sunday, May 22, at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Arts in Action is a student showcase featuring student artists and activists in our community who are passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion. We will be featuring both visual art and stage performances (dance, song, spoken word).

Please fill out an interest form by April 13th and email us at AiAstudentshowcase@gmail.com with any questions!

The safety of our students and community is of utmost priority as we plan this event. Virtual participation, social distancing, and vaccination status will all be factors as we move forward.

Online School Board meetings

Stream the School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m., tonight, Jan. 25.

You can stream the School Board meetings, find the agendas, and review the meeting minutes, by clicking on the meeting date here: https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/edmonds/Board.nsf/Public

To decrease the public spread of COVID-19, the Snohomish Health District recommends public meetings be held remotely. Therefore, the School Board will continue with virtual meetings, until further notice.

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.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. – EAACH Meeting

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. – School Board meeting

  • Friday, Jan. 28. – DISTRICTWIDE; End of First Semester

  • Monday, Jan. 31 – NO SCHOOL

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6-7 p.m. – Kick off to Kindergarten webinar

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.

  • Home delivered Nourishing Network weekend meal kits: Are you in need of supplemental food over the weekend for your child? Contact your child’s school today to get connected to the Nourishing Network. Meal kits contain a weekend’s worth of meals per child as well as some supplemental family staples. Click here for the application portal.

  • Scholarships Available for all senior students graduating from the Edmonds School District in 2022. Scholarships are only available to ESD students, so we encourage you to apply! Visit our website for scholarship descriptions, award criteria, and the application portal. The application deadline is March 25, 2022.