Viking Summer News
Dear VVMS Parents and Families,
Welcome back to a new school year! I hope you had a relaxing summer with family and friends. I will be excited to see all our students back learning in classrooms, socializing at lunch, and participating in extra-curricular activities.
It is our priority to help students transition back to full-time learning this fall. We recognize that this transition is different than any other school year. Our staff is working on building-wide plans for meeting the academic and social needs of our students. Through culture-building activities during our first week of school, we have a plan for helping every child feel welcome. This effort will begin on September 8, our first day of school for 7th graders, as our WEB leaders begin their mentorship of our 7th grade students. WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) advisors - Mrs. Morello, Ms. Tuggle, and Mrs. May - will kick off our school year by transitioning our new 7th graders to school on September 8th with our 8th grade WEB leaders.
Information about health and safety measures for schools has been coming out from Governor Inslee and the Washington State Department of Health. We do know that masks will continue to be required at all K-12 schools in the State. Please continue to watch for Snohomish School District and Valley View communications regarding health and safety guidelines as we approach the opening of our school building in late August.
This year, we have several new faculty members, or faculty members that have moved into new positions are: Ed Kowalski (Science), Jennifer Dixon (Science), Beth Wiess (Life Skills), Kathy Kramer (Math), Asya Galenko (Resource), Alison Damboise (Speech Language Pathologist), Kelly Daniels (Physical Therapist), and Philippa Farrell (Interim Assistant Principal).
After serving as assistant principal for the past six years, I am looking forward to my new role as principal this year. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-563-4229. Additionally, our assistant principals, Philippa Farrell (student last names A-K) and Brenda Weyhrauch (student last names L-Z) are here to support you as well.
I hope to meet you during our Viking Days on August 24th and 25th. We look forward to a great start back with all our students this fall.
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Calendar and Events
Start Up/Viking Days
- 8th grade – Tuesday, August 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 7th grade – Wednesday, August 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 7th and 8th grade – Wednesday, August 25 from 4-7 p.m.
Student Schedules Released to Family Access
- Thursday, September 2 at 6 p.m.
WEB Day - First Day of School 7th Grade only
- Wednesday, September 8
First Day of School 7th and 8th Grade
- Thursday, September 9
Picture Make-up Day (for those who missed Viking Days)
- Tuesday, September 14
- Tuesday, September 21
- 6:30 p.m. Main Gym
Picture Re-take Day
- Tuesday, October 26
Viking Days Information
- Viking Wear-various prices-sold through Parent Club
- ASB Card $15 (required for athletes and band students)
- Yearbook $25
- Sports Fee $50 per sport (max $100 per year)
*Waivers for fees and scholarships for yearbook available for those in need
2021-2022 Fall Sports/Season 1
Football, Girls Softball, and Cross Country
Students planning on turning out for sports need to do the following:
Complete a sports physical
Turn it in during Viking Days (August 24-25) or to Michelle Walker in the main office
Please make sure the physician completes their portion and signs it
Physicals are good for 24 months
Complete online packet through RankOne Sports - See link below
Purchase an ASB card
Pay the $50 per sport participation fee per sport after tryouts and before the first game
There is a maximum $100 per year, per student
Athletic fees can be waived for students on free and reduced lunch – please provide a copy of the free/reduced lunch letter to Mrs. Dalrymple
Refunds will not be provided after the first contest
See document below for more information on each sport.
Updates and Things to Note
Skyward/Family Access: Skyward/Family Access will be open for viewing transportation schedules, teacher assignments, student schedules, food service information and other important information beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 2. Please note that individual teacher assignments and student schedules may be subject to change up to the first day of school.
Agendas: Students will not be required to purchase agendas. Thank you to the Parent Club for providing all students with an agenda and school handbook. Students will receive their agenda the second week of school.
PE clothing: Uniforms are not required. Students will be required to wear school appropriate tennis shoes, t-shirts, sweatshirts/sweats, or shorts.
Medication at school: If your child needs to take a prescription medication at school, you must have a SSD form signed by your doctor. See link below.
- Avoid the crowds in September and be prepared by having your instrument looked over by a technician, especially if you play woodwind.
- If you need to rent an instrument, now is the time!
- Cadet Band will work from Standard of Excellence, Book II; and Concert Bands will work from Technic Today, Part 3. Available in all area music stores.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)
- Come volunteer and keep our school safe
- All are welcome, dads, moms, uncles, grandfathers, etc.
- Information provided in Main Office and Curriculum Night
Student Last Names L-Z
Assistant Principal (Interim)
Student Last Names A-K
Main Office Secretary/Athletics
Last Names A-K
Last Names L-Z
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, email@example.com; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, firstname.lastname@example.org.