Viking News

March 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Valley View Parents and Families,

Thank you for your support and understanding as we successfully got through the surge of COVID cases in January and early February. Our student absence rate rarely rose above 10%. Without your partnership and understanding, we wouldn’t have been able to keep as many students and staff members at school. Now that we are past the surge of COVID-19 cases, we have started to bring in-school events back to Valley View Middle School.

The first in-person event that we are bringing back are our in-person registration events. The registration process for our current 8th graders is mostly complete. Registration for our current 7th graders will begin at the end of the week. In addition to registration, changes in safety requirements, and conferences are also things to watch for in March.

2022-2023 - Registration for incoming 9th grade students: The registration for high school classes for our current 8th grade students started in February. There is only one part of the registration left before online registration in Skyward/Family Access closes.

  • March 1 - High school registration day 2 (at Valley View Middle School): Counselors from Glacier Peak High School will return to Valley View Middle School 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.

2022-2023 - Registration for upcoming 8th grade students:

  • March 4 - Counselor visits to science classes: Our counselors will be visiting our 7th grade science classes to explain the process for online registration for registration on Skyward/Family Access.
  • Online registration will open at 2 p.m. on March 4 and close on March 16 at 10 p.m.

2022-2023 - Registration for incoming 7th grade students:

  • March 7 (Seattle Hill Elementary), March 14 (Cathcart Elementary), March 16 (Little Cedars Elementary, Totem Falls Elementary) - Valley View Middle School counselors will be visiting each elementary school. They will talk to current 6th grade students about the registration process and basic information about being a 7th grade student at Valley View Middle School.
  • March 17 - Valley View Information Night (6:30-7:30 p.m.) - Current 6th grade parents from Valley View Middle School feeder schools are invited to attend an informational night for students in the gym. Information about registering for classes, academic programs, and extra-curricular programs will be included. After the presentation, parents and students can take a self-guided tour of the building. This is an event for parents/guardians and incoming 7th grade students. Please help us continue to keep everyone safe and leave siblings at home. Those who have a student in the resource room or life skills program will receive an invitation for a meeting at 6 p.m. (before the main session) with the school's special education staff. The main session (6:30-7 p.m.) will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.
  • Online registration will open March 17 at 8 p.m. and close on March 28 at 10 p.m.

Conferences: Spring conferences will be held at the end of the month. We will have Zoom times available for each teacher on March 29 and March 30. There will be two sessions of in-person conferences available on Thursday, March 31. Sign-ups for timeslots for the Zoom conferences will be made available through Skyward the week prior. More communications will be coming up about conferences as we get closer to the end of the month.


Brian Burdon

Interim Principal

Philippa Farrell

Assistant Principal (A-K)

Brenda Weyhrauch

Assistant Principal (L-Z)

Face covering/mask mandate changes - Effective March 12 (new date)

On Monday, February 28 Governor Inslee announced that with declining case rates and hospitalizations across the west, Washington, California and Oregon have moved together to update their face covering/masking guidance. Beginning March 12, Washington and the other two states will be adopting new indoor face covering/mask policies and move to make face coverings/masks optional in schools.

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Department of Health (DOH) are currently updating their K-12 guidance and have noted it will be available to school districts during the week of March 7. That guidance may include additional adjustments to other COVID-19 parameters in schools, such as social distancing, etc. Until we receive these documents and further clarification, we are asking for patience and cooperation as we navigate these changes and their impact on our operations and safety protocols.

This means beginning Monday, March 14, face coverings/masks will become optional in our school buildings and on school buses. Until that time, face coverings/masks will continue to be required for all students, staff and visitors in all Snohomish School District buildings and on buses. Please take this time to talk with your family and decide if wearing a face covering/mask to school is right for your child. As of March 14, students will have the choice to wear a mask at school, with the expectation that others’ choices will be respected. Our schools and district will be supportive of everyone’s personal decision.

  • We are offering personal choice with the expectation that individual choices are respected.
  • One should not make assumptions regarding someone’s beliefs or health status, nor should they comment on them.
  • Our district will not tolerate bullying of any kind for those who choose to continue or discontinue wearing face coverings/masks.
  • We encourage those who may express any anxiety, to please reach out to their school principal or counselors for additional support as needed.

Thank you for your continued efforts to protect the health and safety of our students

March Cultural Awareness and Recognitions

March Cultural Awareness and Recognitions: Women’s History, Irish-American Heritage and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In the Snohomish School District and community, we honor and recognize our diversity. Please join with us this March as we acknowledge Women’s History, Irish-American Heritage and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. As a reminder, though these months may be designated as times for specific recognitions, we encourage honor and recognition of our culture and diversity throughout the year.

Women’s History Month began as a national recognition in 1982 as “Women’s History Week”. The recognition grew from a weeklong celebration started by a school district in Sonoma, California. In 1987, after a petition from the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. Each year the President delivers a proclamation celebrating the contributions women have made over the course of American history.

Each year the National Women’s History Alliance designates a theme for Women’s History Month. For 2022, the theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”. The theme serves both as a tribute to the work of caregivers during the pandemic and the myriad of ways women of all cultures have provided healing and hope throughout history. Check out this link for more information and specific topics related to the contributions of women in our history.

Similarly, the President delivers a proclamation recognizing the contributions of Irish-Americans during the month of March. The timing was originally selected to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish national holiday celebrated on March 17th.

According to, the first celebration of St. Patrick on the American continent happened as early as 1600 in St. Augustine, Florida. Some of the traditions associated with the holiday are American in origin. In Ireland, ham and cabbage were consumed during celebrations, while corned beef which was a less expensive substitute became a staple of Irish Americans living in slums in lower Manhattan.

March is also a time designated for awareness around developmental disabilities. According to the CDC, one in six or approximately 17% of children have one or more developmental disabilities. These include ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, intellectual disability, vision impairment, and others. Developmental disabilities occur across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and are not always clearly visible. For more information on developmental disabilities, please check out this link.

For more information on recognitions throughout the year please check out this link from

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Students Attending Sporting Events at Valley View

Students who plan on attending an after school sporting event must go home and then return for the event at 4:00 pm. We do not have a supervised location for students to wait from 2:10-4 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Track Begins April 11

Students planning on turning out for sports need to do the following:

  • Complete a sports physical

    • Turn it in to Mrs. Walker in the main office

    • Please make sure the physician completes their portion and signs it

    • Physicals are good for 24 months from date of exam

  • 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

Sign ups will be located outside of the main office beginning March 21.

Band Concert - February 15, 2022
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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!

Important 2021-2022 school year dates

  • Friday, March 11-Third quarter-Mid term
  • Friday, April 15-End of third quarter
  • March 29-April 1, 2022 Conferences- half days- early release at 10:30 am
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
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

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

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

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!

Valley View Parent Club

  • 4th Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Next zoom meeting will be on March 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

Commonly Requested Forms and Links

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

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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