Roadmap to Learning

Issue #2 - August 19, 2020

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Please make learning model choice by August 20

We are asking every district family to access their Skyward/Family Access accounts between now and Thursday, August 20, to indicate which learning model you select for each child in your household as we kick off the 2020-2021 school year.

Parents/guardians will need to login to Skyward/Family Access through the parent/guardian account (not the student account), and will need to make a choice for each child in the household. Note: If you have more than one student, please make sure you complete the form under each student's profile. Skyward/Family Access login help located in article below.

The choices available in Skyward/Family Access are:

  • My student will participate in 100% online instruction offered through my student's home/traditional school. (offered for students in grades pre K-12)
  • My student will participate in the district’s Parent Partnership Program. (offered for students grades K-10)
  • My student will take all their classes offered through Apex Online Learning. (offered for students grades 7-12)
  • My student will participate in online instruction offered through my student's home/traditional school partnered with some Apex Online Learning (offered for students grades 7-12)
  • My student is registered with Running Start. (offered for students in grades 11-12)

Skyward/Family Access login help

Have your forgotten your parent/guardian Skyward/Family Access login ID or password? Are you new to Snohomish School District and do not know your login ID and password? Please follow these steps to receive an e-mail with your login ID/password information and a link to update or set up your Skyward/Family Access account. Please contact your school office directly (see contact information near bottom of newsletter) if you need personal assistance with your login ID/password.

Roadmap to Learning quick links

Laptops and school supplies

Watch for a communication the week of August 24 asking families if their students will need a district device (laptop or tablet) and/or a WiFi hotspot. The district will have laptops and tablets available for any student who needs them. Electronic tablets will be available for students in grades pre K-kindergarten, and laptops will be available for students in grades 1-12. These devices will be distributed during the Welcoming Start (September 9-11), if not sooner.

The district will also have a limited number of WiFi hotspots available for those families who do not have any WiFi access. These devices will also be distributed during the Welcoming Start (September 9-11), if not sooner. Click here for a list of area WiFi/broadband resources.

We have received inquiries from families who are interested in purchasing their own devices for their child(ren). The majority of laptops used in the Snohomish School District are manufactured by Dell and have Intel i5 processors or better. They have 8GB RAM and a 128GB solid state hard drive. The pre K-kindergarten tablets are Samsung Galaxy 8" 32GB tablets.

Click here for a list of suggested school supplies that will be helpful for our elementary-aged students (grades pre-K-6) to have at home or where they access their learning.

Middle and high students may consider purchasing a USB thumb drive, pencils, pens, notebook, loose-leaf paper, and a three-ringed binder. Other supplies may be requested or required by individual teachers after the start of classes.

Food service (breakfast & lunch)

Breakfast and lunch will be available at various sites throughout the Snohomish School District beginning Wednesday, September 9.

Meals will be served Monday though Friday via a district delivery vehicle which will be located in a school/building drive/parking lot. Breakfast will be served in the morning at Totem Falls Elementary (YMCA) and the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club due to child care services. All other locations will have breakfast available at the lunch service.

Students/families can choose to receive either a breakfast, lunch or both and can receive/purchase a meal at any of the below locations. Click here to be redirected to the daily menu.

Meals will only be available to Snohomish School District registered students. Meals will be of no charge to those students on free status. Other students will be charged for meals though their district food service account according to the prices noted below. All sites will take names/student ID through Skyward/Family Access.

2020-2021 Remote Instruction Food Service Schedule

  • Boys and Girls Club - 11:40 a.m.-Noon
  • Cascade View Elementary - 12:40-12:55 p.m.
  • Cathcart Elementary - 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Central Primary Center - 12:10-12:25 p.m.
  • Circle H Mobile Home Park - 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Dutch Hill Elementary - 12:35-12:50 p.m.
  • Emerson Elementary - 11:40 a.m.- 12:05 p.m.
  • Little Cedars Elementary - 11:40-11:55 a.m.
  • Machias Elementary - 11:40-11:55 a.m.
  • Riverview Elementary - 11:40-11:55 a.m.
  • Seattle Hill Elementary - 12:30-12:50 p.m.
  • Snohomish Aquatic Center - 12:10-12:25 p.m.
  • Snohomish Mobile and RV Park - 12:35-12:50 p.m.
  • Snohomish High School - 12:10-12:25 p.m.
  • Three Rivers Mobile Home Park - 11:40-11:55 a.m.
  • Totem Falls Elementary - 12:10-12:25 p.m.
  • Valley View Middle School - 12:40-12:55 p.m.

Breakfast Service

  • Boys and Girls Club - 8-8:20 a.m.
  • Totem Falls Elementary - 8-8:20 a.m.

Meal prices

  • Elementary Breakfast - $1.50
  • Middle/High School Breakfast - $1.75
  • Elementary Reduced Breakfast - Free
  • Middle/High School Reduced Breakfast - $0.40
  • Elementary Lunch - $3.00
  • Middle/High School Lunch - $3.25
  • Reduced Lunch (Grades 4-12) - $0.40
  • Reduced Lunch (Grades K-3) - Free
  • Milk - $0.50

Family education series

We are excited to share we will be providing a series of family education Zoom sessions for those looking to learn more about a variety of topics. Upcoming topics and sessions include Canvas and Zoom Orientation, Seesaw K-3, Migrant and ELL Parent Night, Academic Behavior and Support and more. Click the links below to learn more:

Roadmap to Learning FAQs

Through our Roadmap to Learning communication, we will routinely share some of the more frequently asked questions (and answers) regarding our district's re-opening efforts. A complete list of questions (and answers) can be found at Please check the FAQs page on a regular basis as new questions and answers are routinely added.

Why is the school district not offering any in-classroom instruction at this time?

The Snohomish Health District recommended that all districts in the county begin the 2020-2021 school year using a remote learning model. The Snohomish Health District, in making its recommendation, shared its concerns about widespread in-person instruction this fall given the current community transmission rate data and the evolving science around COVID-19.

On July 30 our School Board voted to begin the 2020-2021 school year in the Snohomish School District in a remote learning model for all students in grades pre K-12. The situation surrounding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and we are committed to adapting our plans and providing quality instruction for all of our students in a safe manner.

As a district we are committed to have in-classroom instruction as soon as we are safely able to do so. Our staged re-opening plan and roadmap to learning will be determined by the impacts of a changing COVID-19 pandemic, available resources, direction from Snohomish Health District, OSPI and Governor Jay Inslee.

Is the first day of school still Wednesday, September 9?

Yes. The first day of the school year in the Snohomish School District is Wednesday, September 9. Other important dates for the 2020-2021 school year can be found by clicking here. The district is introducing “Welcoming Start” for the 2020-2021 school year. Welcoming Start is the first three days of school in which we build relationships, create community, and ensure students and families have the resources necessary to be successful. All students and families will have time on Wednesday, September 9 through Friday, September 11 to pick-up their devices, remotely access their classes and programs, become familiar with the online model and ask questions for clarification.

When will teacher assignments and student schedules be available?

Skyward/Family Access will be open for viewing teacher assignments, student schedules, food service information and other important information beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3. Please note that individual teacher assignments and student schedules may be subject to change up through the first week of school.

Can families transition between models throughout the school year?
Families will be given opportunities to transition between models throughout the school year, and there will be a process for doing so. As a district we are committed to have in-classroom instruction as soon as we are safely able to do so. Our staged Re-Opening 2020-2021/Roadmap to Learning plan will be determined by the impacts of a changing COVID-19 pandemic, available resources, direction from Snohomish Health District, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Governor Jay Inslee. At this time, we do not have a definitive timeline when in-classroom instruction will be allowed under the state guidelines. Click here to be redirected to the Re-Opening Decision Tree provided by the Washington State Department of Health.

Will Parent Partnership Program students and families have access to district curriculum?
Parent Partnership Program (PPP) collaborates with families on home-based or supplemental classes in which the teacher and parent/guardian designs/selects the curriculum and the student comes in at least once a week to have a staff member oversee that curriculum. Students and families will have access to curriculum and resources used in district schools.

How to reach us

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Our mission

The Snohomish School District, in its commitment to excellence, places the success of each student at the center of all decisions and actions. Partnerships and strong academic programs ensure competent, responsible, lifelong learners.