November 22, 2022

A message of thanks from Interim Superintendent Rebecca Miner

As we head into the long holiday weekend, I want to share just how thankful I am for the warm welcomes from so many of you. I’ve had the opportunity to visit schools and attend many events these last few months. It has truly been a joy to see staff and students in action in classrooms, recess and lunch; watch our athletes in a variety of contests; meet with community members to learn about their aspirations for our schools and our community’s children. I hope the Thanksgiving Break is filled with things that bring you joy!

Generous coat donations bring warmth to our students

Our hearts are full after numerous organizations donated coats to our students over the past few weeks.

South County Fire donated more than 300 coats to the Edmonds Hub after their 24-hour shift last week!

South County Fire donates coats to Edmonds School District
We are also grateful to our community partners FedEx and Operation Warm for providing College Place Elementary students with winter jackets, backpacks, and pre-packaged meals this week!
CPE student, Zoey, is all smiles for this new cozy, blue winter coat!

CPE student, Zoey, is all smiles for this new cozy, blue winter coat!

The Lynnwood Council of the Knights of Columbus, in partnership with the Edmonds Lions Club, donated new winter coats to nine Edmonds School District elementary and middle schools, amounting to 192 brand new winter coats.

We are truly grateful to our community partners for their generous donations!

Knights of Columbus member and Edmonds School District staff member Jim Raymond brings donated coats to Alderwood Early Childhood Center and Mountlake Terrace Elementary School.

Register now: COVID-19 clinic Friday, Dec. 2

Our latest COVID-19 clinic is open to students, staff, families, and community members who need their latest booster. Please share this information with friends and relatives.

The clinic will provide the Pfizer Bivalent (OMICRON) Boosters for both those ages 5-11 and those 12 and older.

Clinic details:

**Please note, each patient needs their own individual appointment registration, in their legal name, completed with their individual information.

A refresh on “Is it allergies, cold, flu, COVID-19 or RSV?”

Click on the chart below to get a refresh on the symptoms associated with allergies, cold, flu, COVID-19 and RSV. Remember, please stay home when you are sick.

A message from the Health Officer for the Snohomish Health District

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We are listening – what families want to know about Narcan, opioids and marijuana

We want to thank the families who attended our in-person Narcan and opioid information nights. We originally scheduled two additional in-person events, however, after feedback requesting we instead offer an online event, we are canceling the Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 information nights.

We are working with Snohomish Health District to provide an online event. We will also include information about teen use of marijuana, which was a request from some of our families. Stay tuned for more details.

District athletes soar to state

Fall athletics brought plenty to celebrate this season, including trips to state competitions.

Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to the Meadowdale and Lynnwood high school volleyball teams for a great showing at last week's State Volleyball Tournament in Yakima! After an impressive 12-2 regular season record, including playing for the District Championship, Meadowdale fought hard, but came up short against top 8 finishers North Thurston and Lake Washington on Thursday. Lynnwood defeated Auburn Riverside in the play-in game, came up short against 3rd place finisher Peninsula, then treated everyone in the Sun Dome to a thrilling upset of top-ranked Snohomish, defeating the panthers 3-2, with a score of 16-14 in the 5th set. Congrats to both teams on an amazing season!

Girls swim
Members of our high schools swim teams also qualified and competed at the state tournament:

200 Yard Medley Relay - Edmonds-Woodway High School

  • Simone Bennett

  • Tatumn Detjen

  • Madison Morales-Tomas

  • Sydney Bates

200 Yard Freestyle - Meadowdale High School

  • Faith Urquhart

200 Yard IM - Mountlake Terrace High School

  • Madeline Van Hooser

50 Yard Freestyle

  • Jeslyn Vuong, Mountlake Terrace High School

  • Mya Granger, Meadowdale High School

500 Yard Freestyle - Meadowdale High School

  • Faith Urquhart

200 Yard Freestyle Relay - Meadowdale High School

  • Faith Urquhart

  • Isa Corujo

  • Mikaela Reyes

  • Mya Granger

200 Yard Freestyle Relay - Mountlake Terrace High School

  • Jenny Karlsen

  • Dana Khasanov

  • Molly Veleber

  • Jeslyn Vuong

100 Yard Butterfly - Edmonds Woodway High School

  • Simone Bennett

100 Yard Freestyle - Meadowdale High School

  • Mya Granger

100 Yard Backstroke

  • Simone Bennett - Edmonds-Woodway High School

  • Madeline Van Hooser - Mountlake Terrace High School

100 Yard Breaststroke - Mountlake Terrace High School

  • Jeslyn Vuong

400 Yard Freestyle Relay - Mountlake Terrace High School

  • Jenny Karlsen

  • Kaylyn Takeya

  • Katie Lombard

  • Madeline Van Hooser

Ambulatory Events - Edmonds-Woodway High School

  • Becca Hershey

Meadowdale High School alternates:

Bella Tang and Elizabeth Lopez

Edmonds-Woodway High School alternates:

Paige Oliver, Annika Myers, Lauren Tra and Miranda Bennett.

Girls and boys cross country:
The boys cross country team from Edmonds-Woodway High School and the following runners from Meadowdale, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds-Woodway high schools qualified for the state competition this season:

Meadowdale High School:

  • Payton Conover (3rd place)

  • Jake Patterson (12th place)

  • Jackson Marti (28th place)

Lynnwood High School:

  • Rachel Elliott (11th place)

Mountlake Terrace High School:

  • Mark Tiersma (20th place)

  • Carter Middleton (23rd place)

Edmonds-Woodway High School

  • Isabel Hatzenbeler (5th place)

  • Aliah Karl (27th place)

Edmonds-Woodway boys team:

  • Luke Blomberg

  • Boden Chapek

  • Elisha Einfeld

  • Kai Ushikubo

  • Ciaran Brennan

  • Jake Thompson

  • Cole Mills

  • Will Thompson

  • Tyler Huse

Alternate: Danny Loveless

Performance Reports & School Improvement Plans are online!

With the launch of new websites, we thought it was a good time to rethink how we post and share our annual school performance reports and school improvement plans.

New and improved format!

Each school website has a new School Performance Report page that includes the school’s 2022-23 school improvement plan, Washington State report card information, school mission and building information.

Additionally, the district website provides a collection of links to each report:

School Performance Reports

School Performance Report webpage

Madrona K-8 and Maplewood K-8 options

If interested, attend a school tour soon to be eligible for the fall 2023 lottery

All district families are welcome to tour and enter into the lottery to attend either Madrona K-8 or Maplewood Parent Cooperative.

Madrona K-8 School

Madrona K-8 classrooms follow a multi-age structure. Primary and intermediate centers have two or three teachers who work with a group of students for three years. The middle school is also multi-age with seventh- and eighth-grade students working with a two-year curriculum. Families are actively involved and everyone in the community belongs to the Madrona Integrated Team (MIT).

When are the remaining tours prior to the lottery for the 2023-24 school year?

  • 10-11 a.m., Dec. 13, 2022 (check in at the main office upon arrival).

Maplewood Parent Cooperative

Maplewood’s K-8 program is based on a cooperative model that utilizes the strengths and talents of its parent/family partners to provide enriching opportunities for students. Each family actively participates in learning and activities through the Parent Cooperative Education Program (PCEP) parent group.

When are the remaining tours prior to the lottery for the 2023-24 school year?

  • 10 a.m., Dec. 7, 2022 – At Maplewood

  • 10 a.m., Jan. 4, 2023 – At Maplewood

  • 10 a.m., Jan. 18, 2023 – At Maplewood

  • 7 p.m., Jan. 25, 2023 on Zoom

What is the lottery process?

Enrollment is open to students across the district, but there are a limited number of spots in each grade level. Priority is given to families who have a student already enrolled in schools. To enter the lottery, interested parents must attend a tour and complete the necessary paperwork. The kindergarten lottery takes place in mid February and drawing for all other grades is dependent on enrollment availability.

2023-24 K-8 Lottery, Madrona and Maplewood

We need you! Become a substitute paraeducator or substitute bus driver

We are in need of substitute paraeducators and substitute bus drivers to support our students. As a substitute, you can choose when to work and which jobs to pick up.

These positions are a great way to explore the field of public education and support our students and come with proper training to set our substitutes up for success.

Substitute pay:

  • Paraeducator: $20.81 - $22.06 an hour

  • Bus driver: $31.92 an hour

Substitute benefits:

  • If you work more than 630 hours you are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as other benefits provided by the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) through the State of Washington.

  • You accrue Washington State Paid Sick Leave while working.

Move 60! Winter registration open

Registration for winter Move 60! is open through Dec. 6.

The free exercise and activity program for grades 2-6 gets students moving for 60 minutes a day, four days a week as part of an effort to instill lifelong, healthful habits.

Winter session runs Jan. 9 through March 15.

The program operates in all 22 elementary schools plus Edmonds Heights K-12.

Visit the Move 60! website to register or for more information.

Is Scriber Lake High School the right fit?

Scriber Lake High School is a small, alternative learning high school of approximately 200 students within the Edmonds School District, geared towards students who:

  • Have struggled or continue to struggle in their current school setting

  • Would benefit from a smaller class size

  • Would benefit from more one-on-one attention

  • Are experiential learners

  • Would benefit from careful monitoring of progress

  • Could use a chance for a fresh start

Scriber Lake will host a virtual information meeting at 7 p.m Wednesday, Jan.4.

Students and families interested in attending Scriber Lake first need to attend the informational meeting before applying to attend. The goal of the meeting is to welcome students who are looking for a new and different approach to school.

To register for the meeting, please complete the form here.

Upcoming Zoom meetings (and school start date):

  • Jan. 4 (Jan. 31 start date)

  • March 8 (April 17 start date)

  • May 3, June 7, Aug. 16 (First day of 2023-24 school year)

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:

Save the Date

See the upcoming events below. You can also view our district’s online calendar for the latest information on our website.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022: 6:30 p.m. School Board meeting

  • 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 applications:
    Scholarships 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.

  • Christmas in Edmonds Concert:
    Join us at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Dec. 3 for “Christmas in Edmonds,” featuring a magical winter performance by the Mosaic Choir & Orchestra at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at and cost $18 for main floor seating or $15 for balcony seating. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s 21 programs and services that help students, families, and educators in the Edmonds School District.

Christmas in Edmonds.