Edmonds School District News

May 17, 2022

June and July technology support is moving!

Technology Support Moving to Lynndale Elementary on June 1. If you have an appointment for in-person assistance, head to the back parking log, near the bus loop.

We are gearing up for summer construction at our district office and to avoid sending families through our construction zone, student technology support will move to Lynndale Elementary beginning June 1.


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, near the bus loop at Lynndale Elementary: 19030 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036.


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!

Summer school returns!

Edmonds K-12 Summer School banner

We are excited to offer several summer programs this year! Most programs are in-person and vary based on grade level.


NEWLY ADDED: A new credit online summer program is available for students in grades 8-11 in the 2021-22 school year. 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.

Reminder to complete Annual Student/Family Information Update

Families need to update race & ethnicity information for each student


If you have yet to update the ethnicity and race categories for your student(s), we encourage you to do this as soon as possible.


If you have not updated your student’s ethnicity and race categories, you will receive an email later this week from Edmonds School District’s Skyward system with instructions and links to complete the update.


The email will come from “informational_only_do_not_reply@edmonds.wednet.edu


Why do I need to update my student’s information?

The U.S. Department of Education and OSPI are requiring all student data for the ethnicity and race categories be updated. If families do not update their student’s information by Friday, June 2, 2022, the district is required by law to assign an ethnicity category and a race category for each student. The district will utilize current ethnicity and race data in each student’s Skyward account for this update.

Reminder: Take our family survey!

Family Survey

Our family survey is available and we want to make sure all of our families have an opportunity to provide anonymous feedback so we can better understand your experience with the Edmonds School District.


Your responses will help us create better relationships between you, the teachers, the principal, and other families.


The survey is anonymous and is available through May 31.


Thank you for your participation!

Digital Citizenship: Ways to manage screen time at home

Do you have questions about managing school Chromebooks and screen time at home? Check out this helpful website. It has information about digital citizenship resources for the home, screen time tips, written directions for creating a free home filtering account, and more.


The school district provides home internet filtering for Chromebooks free of charge! For step-by-step instructions regarding setting up your free SecURLy Parent Internet filtering account, please check out this video.


Once you’ve created your SecURLy Home account and download the app, this video walks you through using it. Using SecURLy Home you can manage your student’s Chromebook at home by:


  • Blocking websites

  • Setting offline schedules

  • Pausing internet access

District students win first-place environmental design award

Edmonds Heights K-12 students Annika Johnson and Kellen Osborne-McKenna recently won first place in the high school division of a national biomimicry competition.

Edmonds Heights K-12 students Annika Johnson and Kellen Osborne-McKenna recently won first place in the high school division of a national biomimicry competition.


Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges in a regenerative way.


“That almost guarantees (it’s) an eco-friendly solution,” said freshman Osborne-McKenna.


The Biomimicry Institute sponsored the 2021-2022 Youth Design Challenge, inviting projects from around the United States. Johnson and Osborne-McKenna won in the high school division.


The two focused their efforts on Shelleberger Creek in Edmonds, which runs along property belonging to someone they know.


“It was getting really bad flooding so we figured it would be a great place to start,” Johnson said.


Their design solution for the competition consisted of the strategic use of mangrove trees and beaver dams.


Parent-teachers April Osborne and Jennifer Johnson oversaw their students’ efforts.


Osborne says the United Nations provided much of the impetus for the Biomimicry Institute, with a focus on sustainable development and climate change.


“I learned how to do interviews with people,” Osborne-McKenna said. “We’d go out and actually talk to people and coordinatie questions. That’s a great skill to have. Also, I learned some skills making videos.”


Annika Johnson, a sophomore, said she learned to talk to strangers and conduct interviews. “I also learned some art techniques like drawing and design, and perspective.”


Congratulations, Kellen and Annika!

AVID Tutors sought for college and career readiness program

We are looking for tutors for our Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Elective programs for the 2022-23 school year. Both paid and volunteer positions are available for those 16 and older.


Tutors will support middle school and high school students enrolled in the AVID elective course by providing direct instructional support with the assistance of an AVID elective course teacher.


The AVID Elective is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for college and career readiness and success. In this yearlong elective class, students receive weekly instruction that utilizes a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum while participating in tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities, and activities designed to foster skills for academic success.


AVID Tutors facilitate twice-weekly tutorials to ensure students are thinking critically, using inquiry to solve problems, and developing skills in taking charge of their learning and academic growth. In addition, AVID Tutors serve as role models for AVID Elective students while also providing appropriate knowledge about a variety of college and career opportunities.


For more information about the AVID Tutor position and application instructions, please see the attached flier and complete our interest form.

Health, fitness and fun, oh my!

Grab your family and friends, dust off the sneakers and join us for our free Health and Fitness Expo!


From a fun run to an obstacle course, soccer drills to floorball hockey, family gardening, fitness demonstrations and a bike blender, this expo has it all. You can even get your sports physicals!


Health and Fitness Expo

When: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 21

Where: Edmonds Stadium at Edmonds-Woodway High School


The 1k Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m. on the track and the first 225 youth at the run will receive a free T-shirt!

Athletics update: Spring highlights and summer activities

Lynnwood High Baseball Team
Congratulations to the Lynnwood High Baseball Team they are District One Champions!
Royals earn district title with extra-inning win over Warriors (My Edmonds News)
Lynnwood plays in the State Regional Round at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Mount Si High School.

Edmonds-Woodway High Baseball earned a State Tournament berth.

Edmonds-Woodway baseball routs Terrace, clinches another state berth (Everett Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway plays a State Tournament play-in game Tuesday, May 17, 4 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School vs. Gig Harbor.

Mountlake Terrace High Baseball defeated Stanwood to earn a State Tournament Berth.

Hawks rout Mount Vernon 11-1 to reach state tournament (MLT News)

Mountlake Terrace plays in a State Play-In game Tuesday, May 17 against Bishop Blanchet at Steve Cox Memorial Park, 4 p.m.

Edmonds-Woodway High Boys Soccer defeated Arlington Saturday to earn a State Tournament berth!

Dramatic comeback lifts E-W boys soccer into state (Everett Herald)




(Photo credit: Michael Bury - vnnphotos.com)

Congratulations to the Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale softball teams and the Meadowdale Baseball team for qualifying for the 3A District Tournament!


Track:

Congratulations to Lynnwood Boys Track and Edmonds-Woodway High Girls Track for winning the Wesco South Championship Meet at the Edmonds Stadium on May 13!

High school sports roundup May 13 and 14 (My Edmonds News)

Best of luck to the individuals who qualified to compete in the District Track Meet on Friday, May 20 at Shoreline Stadium.


Good luck to all Golfers this week as they head into their respective District Tournaments:

  • Boys Golf District Tournament: May 16 & May 17 at Everett Legion

  • Girls Golf District Tournament: May 16 & May 17 at Whidbey Golf Club


Girls Tennis:

Good luck to the following Girls Tennis players competing in the District Tennis Tournament this week at Snohomish High School (top 4 moved on from last week’s Wesco South Meet):

  • Singles: Sidney Wright (Meadowdale High) Paige Oliver (Meadowdale High)

  • Doubles: Lindsey Ho/Shalom Abi (Mountlake Terrace High), Cassidy Johnsen/Sydney Navarro (Lynnwood High). (Edmonds-Woodway High Doubles team Wetzel/Liaw qualified, but cannot compete due to injury).


Summer activities starting Tuesday, May 31: All returning ESD high school students, and incoming freshmen, may sign up to participate in summer activities. Summer Activity Packets will be available through each school later this week. In order to participate in summer activities, students must submit:


  • Summer activities packet: Complete and Submit the Summer Activities packet for the sport you plan to participate in. (if planning to participate in more than one sport, you will need to submit a packet for each sport).


  • Updated sports physical: Make sure your high school athletics office has an updated copy of your sports physical on file.

    • Reminder: Sport physicals are good for 2 years

    • If your middle school doesn’t send the hard copy physical to the high school you are attending, you will need to drop off a new copy.


  • Signed ESD COVID-19 waiver form: Covid Waiver Form (These first 3 forms--packet, physical and Covid Waiver should be submitted to your school’s athletics secretary)


  • Required health forms: Complete Required ESD Health Forms if your student has a life threatening allergy or needs medication administered at school (please work directly with your school’s nurse to meet this requirement)


22-23 Rank One clearance forms: FOOTBALL ONLY: Rank One forms for the 22-23 school year will be accessible Monday 5/23

Spring concerts aplenty!

‘Tis the season for spring concerts and musicals, and our students and staff are busy bringing magic to the stage. Take a look at some of our recent school performances.


Great job, performers!


Top photos, Brier Elementary 3rd and 4th grade student concerts: Celebrate the USA. Lower photo, Brier Elementary 2nd Graders performed a concert all about food, including original Haikus. They also sponsored a food drive and made posters to support Nourishing Network.
Top photos, Brier Elementary 3rd and 4th grade student concerts: Celebrate the USA. Lower photo, Brier Elementary 2nd Graders performed a concert all about food, including original Haikus. They also sponsored a food drive and made posters to support Nourishing Network.
Brier Elementary 3rd and 4th grade concert
Meadowdale High School’s performance of “Matilda.”
Meadowdale High School’s performance of “Matilda.”

Student Arctic art in virtual exhibit

Art from our 2nd annual Ar(c)t(ic) Design Contest is on display in a virtual exhibit on the National Nordic Museum’s website! Take a look at the student art meant to inspire others to care about the Arctic habitat.

School Board meetings

Join our next School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday May 24.


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, May 20, NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day

  • Tuesday, May 24: 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting

  • Monday, May 30, NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

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.


  • 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 June 27-August 25.
  • 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 delivered directly to families. Click here for the application portal.