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New plan to guide Mukilteo School District | Superintendent's Corner

The past few years have spurred many changes in the Mukilteo School District. As challenging as the pandemic has been to navigate, it brought us some silver linings including... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

Student achievement – a district report card | Mukilteo Schools

I have a quiz for you. Don’t worry, it’s not graded. What are schools responsible for? Teaching students the core subjects needed for life such as reading, writing, and math.... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

Business as usual, but not quite | Superintendent's Corner

As we wrap up the school year, it’s been wonderful to be able to have more in-person events like Spring Fling dance, prom, performances, graduation, and other events to... — Updated 5/12/2022

 

Spring means strategic planning and a question | Superintendent's Corner

Warmer weather and longer light hours mean spring is upon us, which is already an exciting time for schools. Spring sees more student performances, outdoor athletics, and... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

Where does the money go? | Superintendent's Corner

Thanks to voter approval, the two proposed replacement levies passed in February. One was a four-year Educational Programs Levy, which passed with 56.87% voter approval. That levy... — Updated 3/16/2022

 

The truth about 'To Kill a Mockingbird' | Superintendent's Corner

There has been a lot of media attention around the school board’s recent to decision to change “To Kill a Mockingbird” from required reading to a teacher’s choice. Often the... — Updated 2/2/2022

 

School Board Appreciation Month | Superindentent's Corner

January is School Board Appreciation Month. In honor of this annual observance, I want to recognize the tremendous work and passion the district's five-person board gives for very... — Updated 1/5/2022

 

Staff unites to cover shortages

This school year has been a difficult one so far. We have many aspects of school that are more normal – more students on campus, more activities like athletics and performing... — Updated 12/1/2021

 

Getting back to business | Superintendent's Corner

Autumn's falling leaves are a sign that students are well-settled into their school routines by now. With the changing colors of the leaves, we introduced several new tools this... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Well-being support efforts for students, families and staff | Mukilteo Schools

With one month of school under our belts, students are settling into their school routines. We introduced several new strategies at the start of this school year to better support... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

School year starts with in-person and distance learning | Superintendent's Corner

Student voices are once again filling school hallways as the school year has begun! We are thrilled to serve students in person again and most students are attending school on campu... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Recovery efforts and more options for students | Superintendent's Corner

In response to the effects of the pandemic, we have been working hard to develop ways to recover student learning and re-integrate students into school routines. Several of those... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

New year, new approach | Superintendent's Corner

This past school year was different for many reasons, including the way our district operates. There are already differences in the way we communicate, gather feedback, and engage... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

Recovering and moving forward | Superintendent's Corner

The past year of distance learning during a pandemic has brought challenges to many families. Even those with resources and work flexibility who were able to juggle work and school... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

Students back to in-person learning | Superindenent's Corner

There is much to celebrate this month. Last week, the remaining elementary students returned to in-person learning if their families chose to do so. Elementary students attend in-pe... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Many in the district helping to bring students back to classrooms | Superintendent's Corner

Things are moving more quickly at the Mukilteo School District. After expanding part-time in-person learning to students receiving special services in January, we have added ECEAP... — Updated 4/12/2021

 

District planning for the return of more students to in-person learning | Superintendent's Corner

The tide is beginning to turn with lower case rates in our region and the move to Phase 2 of the governor’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan. That shift makes it easier to bring more... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

New year, next steps | Superintendent's Corner

Just before Winter Break, Gov. Inslee held a press conference in which he shared expectations to begin phasing in in-person learning. At that time, he shared an updated in-person... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Normally joyful season may be difficult for students this year | Superintendent's Corner

While this time of year offers many reasons to feel grateful, it is also a very difficult time for some for a variety of reasons. This year may prove to be especially challenging.... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

District pauses plans to bring students back to school | Superintendent's Corner

We paused on our initial plan to bring back students in preschool through second grade on Oct. 26 due to increasing COVID-19 cases. Since that time, district staff has been closely... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

District still planning for students' eventual return to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

District planning for the return of students to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/2/2020

 

School district welcomes students back

August was a busy month for many staff as we readied plans, teacher trainings, student schedules, laptops, an upgraded communications system and a new learning management system in... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Schools will start the year with distance learning | Superintendent's Corner

This August looks and feels different than most. Instead of staff preparing their classrooms and schools for the surge of children on the first day, hallways are quiet as they... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

Schools will look far different in the fall | Superintendent's Corner

Staff work groups have been busy developing plans and scenarios to reopen schools this fall. You can see their tasks and progress on the district website at www.... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

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