Dear Snohomish School District Families,
In response to recent events across the country, I want our community to know that as a district, we do not condone racism, injustice, bigotry, or hate. Our students, families, and staff of color are an integral part of the fabric of our community, and they are valued. Their voices, stories, and lives matter to us. Specifically, I am deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd – a heartbreaking reminder of the African-American community’s continued struggle against racism.
Our district cannot be silent on the issue of racism and it is our responsibility to help end this injustice. Our voice, actions and decisions must be evident through our work in cultivating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for our students of color. The work is arduous and requires courage, grace, vulnerability, and persistence. For the sake of our young people and their future, we must engage in the work wholeheartedly and peacefully. We each have voice and can institute change when working together. As a district, we need to have continued collaboration and dialogue around how we can ensure that our students of color feel safe, welcome, and valued in our schools, in our community, and in our country.
I encourage you to speak to your child about racism and recent events. Below is a list of resources that you may find helpful.
Dr. Kent Kultgen
Snohomish School District
Fountas and Pinnell Classroom curriculum evaluation
This school year, the Snohomish School District is in the process of evaluating the Fountas and Pinnell Classroom curriculum for grades 4th-6th, which will be taught, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year pending school board approval. These materials would complete the K-6 Snohomish literacy adoption. Fountas and Pinnell Classroom was adopted for grades K-2 in 2018 and grade 3 in 2019. As part of this process, families and community members are invited to provide feedback on the proposed curriculum materials.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to provide in person review of the proposed curriculum materials. The proposed curriculum materials are available for review by clicking here from May 27 to June 10. Please contact Curriculum and Instruction Specialists Philippa Farrell and Melanie Harris for more information. To submit feedback on the Fountas and Pinnell Classroom curriculum materials, please complete this online feedback form.
Chemistry curriculum review
This school year, the Snohomish School District is in the process of evaluating chemistry curriculum. As part of this process, families and community members are invited to provide feedback on the proposed materials. The textbooks are posted electronically by following the instructions below. Please contact Teaching and Learning Services at 360-563-7257 with any questions or concerns. Click here to see an overview of the program.
How to access Chemistry of the Universe
Science & Arts Academy Update
Due to the state’s “Safe Start” reopening guidelines, we will not be able to offer our district’s Science & Arts Academy this summer. This program has been committed to offering enriching, hands-on summer learning experiences for our students in kindergarten through 8th grade, however it is very difficult to replicate these experiences in the context of remote learning. We know this announcement is likely disappointing, but we look forward to offering this program in the summer of 2021 when conditions have changed. Questions and concerns can be directed to our district’s Teaching and Learning Services department at 360-563-7257.
Last day of school
The last student day of the 2019-2020 school year will be Friday, June 19. We will let our students, staff, families and community know of other important year-end dates and times as they are available.
New student enrollment and registration now available online
The Snohomish School District has implemented a new online process to enroll and register new students to the district and incoming kindergarten students. This process is only for incoming kindergartners and new students to the district, not students transferring to another school within the district. To learn more and be redirected to the online registration page, please click here.
State immunization requirement changes
Beginning August 1, 2020:
Please continue to visit our district COVID-19 webpage at www.sno.wednet.edu/coronavirus for resources and new information. Frequently referenced topic-specific links are located below: