News

November 9, 2022

Keep colds, flu and COVID germs at home

Health experts say we can expect an uptick in COVID-19, Flu and RSV cases as we head into Thanksgiving and through the end of the year. To minimize the spread of illness, students and staff should stay home if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:


  • APPEARANCE, FATIGUE BEHAVIOR – Unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable

  • MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES

  • EYES – White or yellow drainage, vision change, and/or redness of the eyelid or skin around the eye, itchiness, pain or sensitivity to light

  • FEVER OR CHILLS – Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Student/staff member must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school/work

  • PERSISTENT NASAL DRAINAGE AND/OR A CONSISTENT COUGH

  • NEW SYMPTOMS OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING

  • SORE THROAT

  • DIARRHEA – Watery stools within the last 24 hours

  • NAUSEA OR VOMITING – Vomiting within the past 24 hours

  • RASH – Body rash, especially with fever or itching

  • OR ANY OTHER COVID-LIKE SYMPTOMS


Please check out our COVID Health/Safety website for more information:

https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs-services/student-health-services-school-nurses/covid-healthsafety

Conozca la Línea en español para las familias del Distrito

(Learn about the district’s Spanish phone line to support families)


El Distrito Escolar de Edmonds tiene una línea telefónica en español para familias y estudiantes. Llámenos para obtener información sobre los servicios y programas del distrito, para obtener ayuda con la inscripción de su estudiante o para responder a cualquier otra pregunta. Llámenos al 425-431-1304 de lunes a viernes de 8 am a 4 pm.


The Edmonds School District has a Spanish hotline for families and students. Call us directly for information about district services and programs, for assistance with your student's enrollment, or to answer any other questions. Call us at 425-431-1304 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Conozca la Línea en español para las familias del Distrito (Learn about our Spanish phone line)

Secondary student volunteers needed

The District's student-led radio show, ESD Juventud Sin Fronteras, is looking for student volunteers that would be interested in joining our team. We are currently looking for bilingual (English/Spanish) students that are interested in being Radio Hosts. We are also looking to fill Media Manager positions, Spanish is not required for this position.


If interested, email esdjuventudsinfronteras@edmonds15.org or contact the radio hosts directly through their Instagram account @esdjuventudsinfronteras.

Student Safety Technology Tools

The district uses several tools to monitor student activity on district Chromebooks to identify potentially harmful activity to self or others. The district has subscribed to SecURLy’s 24x7 monitoring service in order to better identify urgent student safety concerns. Parents/Guardians can participate in helping to keep their students safe online by enrolling in SecURLy Parent Portal.


In addition to SecURLy, the district uses Hapara to monitor student Chromebooks between 6:20 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. This allows district staff to view and close student Chromebook screens.


The district is also proactively addressing safety and digital citizenship by educating students about the Acceptable Use Policy and through ongoing digital citizenship lessons at each grade level throughout the year.


Student technology use is guided by Procedure 2020P.

340 high school students received free heart screenings

Thank you to the more than 100 volunteers with the Nick of Time Foundation and from Meadowdale High School who helped 340 high school students receive free heart screenings last week! Out of those 340 screenings, five students were identified as needing follow-up appointments. Those are five students who never knew they had possible heart conditions.
A huge shout out to the MHS football coach who asked his players during weight training who had signed up for the heart screening. Most of them hadn’t, so the coach brought the players into the gym to get the free heart screening. The Nick of Time Foundation says it’s coaches like this one who make a difference by valuing the importance of making sure their athletes are safe to play.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner visited the free heart screening event and met with Melinda Truax, who lost her son, Matthew in 2013. Matthew collapsed while running in his PE class at Meadowdale High School. School, paramedic, and hospital staff made every effort but were unable to revive him.
Following his death, it was discovered that Matthew had the condition Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy or HCM, an enlargement of the heart muscle. Melinda and others are on a mission to get every student a free heart screening so no other family has to go through what she and her family went through.


More opportunities for free heart screenings for students

If your student (14 years or older) missed this free heart screening opportunity, be sure to check out upcoming screenings by visiting the Nick of Time Foundation website.

Narcan and Opioid information nights for parents, staff and students

Snohomish Overdose Prevention - A community coming together to stop Snohomish County's opioid epidemic

Learn how to respond in an overdose emergency and how opioids are impacting our communities. Whether you know someone who uses opioids or not, you might be in a position to save someone’s life.


Where & when:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: 6-7 p.m. Lynnwood High Theater

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: 6-7 p.m. Meadowdale High Great Hall

  • Thursday, Nov. 17: 6-7 p.m. Woodway Campus in the Edmonds Heights K12 Library

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29: 6-7 p.m. Edmonds-Woodway High Great Hall

  • Thursday, Dec. 1: 6-7 p.m. Mountlake Terrace High HUB


Training objectives:

  • Learn what opioids are

  • Understand who is affected by overdose

  • Recognize an overdose

  • Know how to use Narcan and where to get it

  • Learn strategies for preventing misuse of opioids


For more information, contact opioids@snohd.org.

November is Indigenous and Native American Heritage Month

During each month in the Edmonds School District, we honor an equity theme. November is Indigenous and Native American Heritage Month, a time for honoring, celebrating and highlighting the history of Native American and indigenous people.


Join us for our community celebration at Edmonds Waterfront Center with traditional storytelling, activities and book displays.


  • Indigenous and Native American Heritage Month celebration
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 19
    220 Railroad Avenue
    Edmonds, WA 98020

November is Indigenous & Native American heritage month

Superintendent survey closes Friday, Nov. 11

Superintendent Search

Make sure your voice is heard! Your input in our Superintendent Search Input Survey will help guide the School Board in their process to find our next Superintendent.


Learn more on our website: bit.ly/ESDSuperintendentSearch

Enroll today! Spots still available for Edmonds Preschool and Edmonds Family Pre-K

Edmonds Preschool

Families with children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old by September 1 are encouraged to enroll in Edmonds Preschool. There are still spots available for this school year! The Edmonds Preschool program is an inclusive preschool program designed for a wide range of children. As part of the educational program, all preschool students are enrolled in inclusive classrooms creating a welcoming community for everyone.


3 Pathways to attend Edmonds Preschool

  • Families pay a monthly tuition of $300

  • FREE tuition for families based on their income (ECEAP)

  • FREE for children who qualify for Special Education services


Learn more on our Edmonds Preschool website

You can also contact us at edmondspreschool@edmonds.wednet.edu or call 425-431-1018.


Edmonds Family Pre-K:

Edmonds Family Pre-K is a free kindergarten readiness program for families within the Edmonds School District boundaries. There are still spots available for this school year!


Learn more on our Edmonds Family PreK website

You can also contact us at pre-k@edmonds.wednet.edu or call 425-431-1018.

Learn more about the Highly Capable program

Join us to learn more about the Highly Capable program. We have two virtual information sessions leading up to the Nov. 30 deadline to turn in your paperwork.


Information sessions

Learn more! Highly Capable Program. Information nights: November 8 & 10.

October high school students of the month

Congratulations to these 14 students!


Each month, our high school programs select students to be recognized for their accomplishments and achievements. The photos and names of the October students are included below, and more information about each of these students is available on the Edmonds School District News website.
Students of the Month: October 2022. Edmonds Heights K-12: Hassanain AL-Azadi, Jolie Davison. Edmonds-Woodway High: Russell Anderson, Grace Doquilo. Lynnwood High: Kathryn Potter, Ava Kuhlmann. Meadowdale High: Emy Hysa, Roan McAuley.
Students of the Month: October 2022. Mountlake Terrace High: Mya Rose Sheffield, Maryana Ward. Scriber Lake High: Katherine Carr. Edmonds eLearning Academy: Yael Sahagun. Project Search: Nicolas Chu. VOICE: Massiel Gonzalez.

School Board meetings

Join our next School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22.


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.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: 6-8 p.m. STEM Information Night

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention Review Night

  • Thursday, Nov. 10: DISTRICTWIDE EARLY RELEASE

  • Thursday, Nov. 10: 7-8 p.m. Highly Capable Information Session

  • Friday, Nov. 11: NO SCHOOL – VETERANS DAY

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 25: NO 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

  • Scholarship opportunity:
    Scholarship applications are open for all senior students graduating from the Edmonds School District in 2023. Visit our website for scholarship descriptions, award criteria, and the application portal.

  • 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 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 that are currently being delivered directly to families. Click here for the application portal.

Apply now for a scholarship. Applications Accepted until March 24, 2023