Viking News

February 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Valley View Parents and Families,

We have reached the end of the first semester, and it was a successful restart of our first term of in-person instruction. As we enter the month of February, we need to start thinking about the 2022-2023 school year. February is the beginning of registration season, starting with our 8th graders. Our current 7th graders (and 6th graders in the elementary schools) will register a couple of weeks later.

  • Current 8th Grader Registration: Our 8th graders will begin registering for their 9th grade classes this month. The following process will be used by Glacier Peak to ensure that all our 8th grade students are correctly registered for 2022-2023:
  • February 16- High School Registration Day 1 (At Valley View): Counselors from Glacier Peak will visit all 8th grade social studies classes to describe the basics of the high school experience, including the registration process for Glacier Peak. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn more about their 9th grade year at that time.
  • February 22nd Freshman Parent Orientation Night (At Glacier Peak HS, 6:30pm-8pm): Current 8th graders and families will meet in the Performing Arts Center to learn how to register for classes and how to choose classes that allow for the student’s desired graduation pathway. This event will also be live-streamed on the GP YouTube channel through the Glacier Peak website.
  • February 24- Preview the Peak (At Glacier Peak HS, 6:00pm – 8:00pm): Current 8th – 11th grade students and their families will have the chance to meet teachers, counselors, and administration. Students will be able to find out information about different classes within each content area and ask questions about the courses.
  • March 1-High School Registration Day 2 (At Valley View): Counselors from Glacier Peak will return to Valley View and confirm that all students are correctly registered for their classes. The counselors will meet with students who have done their registration incorrectly and fix any errors.

Current 6th and 7th Grader Registration: Current 6th and 7th grade students will begin the registration process in mid-March. More information about exact registration times and dates will be coming out later this month.

Panorama Survey: Our second of three Panorama surveys will take place during Viking Period on February 9. This is an assessment of how students at Valley View feel about their competency in classes, their safety at school, how connected to school they feel, and what their general feelings about being a student at Valley View are. We will use this information to determine how to better support our students. Please contact your student’s counselors, Julie Ray ( and Brian Johnson ( if you have any questions.

Safety: Please be mindful that that school safety is our priority. We have had recent incidents of students coming to school not feeling well. It is imperative that you keep your children home if they are at all ill. We can provide curbside COVID testing of symptomatic students if you are unable to test them at home. Please call the office if your student is experiencing symptoms and need a curbside test.

Thank you for your support as we start the new semester. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Brian Burdon

Interim Principal

Philippa Farrell

Assistant Principal (A-K)

Brenda Weyhrauch

Assistant Principal (L-Z)

February is Black History Month

It is a celebration which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This is a month to celebrate and recognize Black accomplishments as well as an opportunity for people to learn about the effects of racism.

Valley View has many titles for students to explore Black History.

Replacement levies on February 8 ballot

Both the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy and the Replacement Levy for Technology, Safety and Facility Improvements expire at the end of 2022.

These levies help fill the gap between what the state funds and what it really takes to provide a full and rich learning experience in safe and secure schools for Snohomish School District’s almost 9,300 students.

Proposals to replace both expiring levies are on the February 8, 2022 ballot.

We are committed to openness and transparency. Learn more about these replacement levies at the links below:

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Please send your child with a water bottle daily

Because our water fountains are closed we have water bottle filling stations instead. Please send your child with a reusable water bottle daily. They may even want to check the lost and found if they are missing theirs. Thank you!

Lost and Found Items

Our lost and found is overflowing with clothing, water bottles, and lunch bags. Please have your child take a look if they are missing something. The lost and found is located on the stage in commons. Smaller items such as jewelry, watches, etc. are kept in the main office. Due to a lack of space we will need to donate items at the end of the month.
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If a student or staff member is not feeling well and has any symptoms of illness, even mild ones, please stay home. Symptoms could include cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of taste or smell. One symptom is enough to warrant staying home as a precaution. We know it can be frustrating to stay home with mild symptoms. Children get sniffles, a cough, or upset stomach from time to time, and this is usually not cause for alarm. But this pandemic is the time for extra caution, and all students and staff should stay home even if symptoms are mild. If a student or staff member with symptoms does go to school, or if they start having symptoms while they are at school, expect they will be isolated and sent home as soon as possible. This means an ill student would likely be asked to wait in a dedicated room where they are not near others until a parent/guardian arrives to take them home. Students who are ill or are symptomatic should be picked up within 30 minutes of parents/guardians being contacted.

Class A symptoms:

  • Fever (defined as subjective or 100.4 F or higher)
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Loss of sense of taste and/or smell
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing


Class B symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea (defined as 2 or more loose stool in 24 hours)

K-12 Isolation, Quarantine and Testing Guidance Changes

On Friday, January 7, the Washington State Department of Health updated its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year. Specifically, the new official requirements included:

  • Updated isolation, quarantine, and testing recommendations to align with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes.
  • Expanded eligibility for and activities allowed during modified quarantine in Test to Stay programs.

Information regarding the specifics of each of those changes, as well as implementation here in the Snohomish School District, are available at the district links below:

Calendar and Events

Important 2021-2022 school year dates

  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
  • Friday, April 1, 2022-half day early release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
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Spirit Week February 14-17-Join In The Fun! AND 2/22/2022!

Get to digging in that closet and show your spirit!

Monday - Color wars (7th-red, 8th- pink, staff-purple)

Tuesday- Sweatpants day

Wednesday- College day

Thursday- Concert T-shirt day

On 2/22/2022, students and staff can wear tutus, tennis shoes, ties, top hats, and/or tie-dye!

Newly updated Guidelines: All athletes, coaches, and managers must be tested on game/meet days only

Please read the important message below for athletes this season:

To maintain the health and safety of our athletes, the Governor’s Office and Washington State Department of Health have developed additional protocols beyond masking and social distancing which will allow “high-risk indoor sports” to take place this winter. In order to compete, all basketball players and wrestlers, including those vaccinated must engage in COVID testing on match or game days.

To support athletes, their families, and our community, our middle and high schools will be offering free rapid antigen testing to our wrestlers and basketball players. These COVID-19 tests will provide an extra measure of safety during contests.

The test is a self-collected nasal swab, which the individual inserts less than one inch into the nostril. Individuals will receive results from the test in 15 minutes. Our school administrators, coaches and assistant coaches have been trained to observe the specimen collection and result the test. At this time, our district is using the Care Start Covid 19 Antigen RCHM-02071 test.

In order to administer the rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the testing process, parents/guardians of athletes must enroll in the online registration tool at this link prior to testing. Athletes ages 18 and older can complete the registration process on their own. This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or athletes (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.

Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District. Any athlete who has symptoms or is a known close-contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home and not attend practice or contest.

The health and safety of our athletes, their families, and our entire community is important to us. We are excited to offer free COVID-19 rapid testing as one extra layer of safety to our middle and high school athletes.

Parent Club Direct Give

Without a chance to to meet families in person or hold a fundraiser, Parent Club is collecting donations to support student activities, classroom supplies, and various other items. Click the above button to donate.

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Help Valley View earn funds for InvestEd.

InvestEd is a fund that helps our students in financial need stay involved in school events and activities. You can help by shopping and using your rewards card. You will still earn your rewards points, fuel points, and rebates.

To Use the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:

Simply go to visit Once logged into your Fred Meyer account scroll to the bottom and click on Fred Meyer Community Rewards. Click on "search for organization" to link your card to Valley View Valley View Middle School and then click Enroll. From the app click on the 3 bars on left, go to rewards, community, search for Valley View and enroll! New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

*Customers must have a registered Fred Meyer rewards card account to link to Valley View.
*If you do not yet have a Fred Meyer rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Fred Meyer.

Or You Can Donate Directly to InvestEd

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Did you order Spirit Wear?

Thank you to families who ordered Spirit Wear – we love your school spirit! For families who requested their Spirit Wear orders be sent to the school, we regret that we are not able to do school delivery this year. These orders should be available for pick-up at the Streamline building at 1910 Bickford Ave Suite H, Snohomish. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes! To fix this problem for the future, Streamline will be removing the ‘deliver to school’ option. If you have questions about your order, please contact Streamline at 360-243-3949 or

Are you involved in sports or other outdoor activities outside of school?

Do you ski or snowboard or do other outdoor activities? Yearbook staff would love to have a picture of you doing and "After School Adventure." Email Mr. Lagerwey or use the yearbook submission link on the school’s web site. Go Vikings!!!/?code=vvms2022

You can contribute photos to our yearbook.

Valley view families!! If you take a picture of one of our students at a sporting event or a club or anything that would make a good yearbook photo, use the the link below to submit it.

Thank you. Any questions, email

Have you bought your yearbook yet?

Purchase your yearbook now! If you wait you might miss out. Yearbooks can be purchased online or in person with our book keeper.” Please make checks payable to VVMS.

Student Clubs Available

We have a number of clubs available to students. All require a parent permission form, those can be located on the flier table outside of the main office. All are welcome!

Updates and Things to Note

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 were given their agendas on September 21. If your student was absent or never received theirs, please have them request one from the main office.

PE clothing: Uniforms are not required. Students will be required to wear school appropriate tennis shoes, t-shirts, sweatshirts/sweats, or shorts. Viking Wear can be purchased from the VV Parent Club, go to their website for details.

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.

Valley View Parent Club

  • 4th Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Next zoom meeting will be on February 28, 2022. follow link to join
  • Parent Club website -
  • Valley View Parent Club needs volunteers. Please email the Valley View Parent Club at for more information

Did you sign-up to volunteer with our Parent Club?

Thank you to all of those who signed up to volunteer for Parent Club through our website or at Viking Days! We really appreciate your interest, even though we don’t know exactly what to expect this school year. We do know that volunteers that are in the building must be vaccinated. We’ve sent a communication out from the VVMSPC email with some info on upcoming events. Please check your spam or junk mail folder if you did not receive anything. If you still do not see anything from us, please reach out to so we can check our list and get you added.

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
Bus Routes and Transportation Information

Click here for route information and details regarding how to contact our transportation department.

Contact Us

Principal (Interim)

Brian Burdon

Assistant Principal

Brenda Weyhrauch

Student Last Names L-Z

Assistant Principal (Interim)

Philippa Farrell

Student Last Names A-K

Main Office Secretary/Athletics

Michelle Walker


Attendance Secretary

Denise Dow



Adrienne Galusha



Jackie Dalrymple


Health Room/Nurse

Cathy Waldron



Cassie Mulivrana



Julie Ray

Last Names A-K


Brian Johnson

Last Names L-Z

Fax: 360-563-4236

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Non-Discrimination Notice

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,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,

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