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Snohomish School District discusses in-person learning

The Snohomish School District is inviting families to a Virtual Town Hall, Thursday night. The district includes schools serving Mill Creek families, such as Seattle Hill... — Updated 1/15/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Archbishop Murphy prepares for hybrid launch

Archbishop Murphy High School is preparing to bring back students to a hybrid model on Jan. 4, after spending time easing into the practices around onsite schooling, during COVID-19... — Updated 1/15/2021


Holiday wishes from Ian Saltzman

Dear Friends, I hope you had a refreshing and safe Thanksgiving with your family. Despite it being a challenging year, there are many things to celebrate this holiday season. We are learning resiliency and new ways of doing... — Updated 12/4/2020


Everett Schools have 'Board of Distinction'

Everett Public Schools board of directors is being honored as a Board of Distinction. Each year the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) program establishes... — Updated 11/6/2020


It is about the kids

For over a year now, I have been writing a monthly column about things happening in the school district and your local schools. We have been through some challenging and exciting times. Our teachers, staff and board members have... — Updated 11/6/2020

 By Ian Saltzman    Schools

Everett Schools are off to a great start

It is officially fall and we have had a great first month of school. Teachers and staff were prepared for the 100% remote learning and have been engaging with students in new and exciting ways. We have seen high attendance and... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Everett schools plan for small groups

Everett Public Schools plans to bring back 175 students for onsite education, with a goal of return set for Nov. 2. “With the precautions we are putting in place in our buildings... — Updated 10/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    Schools

COVID may impact local school budgets

Enrollment in area schools has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten. The Office of the... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Jana Hill    Schools

COVID leads to drop in public school enrollment

Enrollment in area schools has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten. The Office of the... — Updated 10/11/2020


Everett Public Schools superintendent nationally recognized

Ian B Saltzman, who has been the superintendent of Everett Public Schools since June 2019, has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for leader... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Everett Public Schools to start 100% online in the fall

It looks like Zoom meetings are here to stay, at least for now: Everett Public Schools will be 100% virtual learning this fall, Superintendent Ian Saltzman announced in a letter to families in July. “At this time, we plan for... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By David Pan    Schools

High school football moves to spring as part of changes in prep sports calendar

The governing body for high school sports in Washington has called an audible. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced on July 21 several major... — Updated 7/24/2020


Where to find free meals for students this summer

The number of locations that students can receive free meals from has grown, thanks to new locations offering meals through the annual Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP provides children with nutritious meals during the... — Updated 6/19/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Archbishop Murphy shares reopening plans for next year

This tumultuous school year is over for most students, but administrators are already thinking about when – or if – they will return to campus in the fall.  The state superintendent, Chris Reykdal, released his office’s... — Updated 6/19/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Jackson High School student named school board rep

Terra Pilch-Bisson, the incoming student representative on the Everett school board, said she thought school officials could have handled the COVID-19 response better. Officials did the best they could given the resources they had... — Updated 6/5/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Local alums producing Class of 2020's virtual graduations

This time last year, high school seniors were inching closer to a day that was the summation of their school careers: graduation. They ordered cap and gowns, graduation... — Updated 6/5/2020


Information for parents: returning to childcare amid COVID-19

Some child care centers have remained open so that essential workers and health care workers can go to work. With summer coming, the Washington State Department of Health has just updated guidance on how child cares, summer day... — Updated 6/5/2020


$317 million Everett school bond on August ballot

Now, more than ever, schools are the heart of the community.  Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 24, 2020, the school board agreed to postpone the April 28 bond... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

School shutdown leaves some musicians without a stage

Nobody thought their last day of school was going to be in March, but for Mill Creek students and many others statewide, it would be the last time they would walk through the doors this school year.  At first, it seemed like it... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Beacon staff    Schools

All schools to remain closed through the end of the school year statewide

Today, April 6, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all schools in Washington state will remain closed through the end of the current school year. Schools have been closed since March 17 statewide. The governor also extended the state's... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Boys & Girls Clubs offering all-day childcare

In response to COVID-19, the needs of first responders, health-care workers, and school closings, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is open and offering discounted all-day child care. Free child-care is offered to all... — Updated 4/3/2020


Fire District 7 teaches homeschool lessons on Facebook Live 

As the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our region, all public events, school visits, and station tours have been canceled for the fire district. Like most fire agencies, these are the main ways prevention messages... — Updated 4/3/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Glacier Peak High School junior wins countywide photo contest

Maybe you're more perceptive than this Beacon writer when it comes to photos, but after learning the backstory of Glacier Peak High School junior Elijah Croyle's award-winning photo... — Updated 4/3/2020


Everett Public Schools meal pickup locations

If your child needs a meal during the 6-week school closure, here is the list of Everett Public School meal pickup locations and how to do so. Lunch orders must be placed before 7:00 a.m. each day. Orders placed after 10:00 a.m.... — Updated 3/23/2020


Snohomish School District meal pickup times

Beginning Monday, March 23, Kids’ Cafe meals will be delivered along bus routes using school busses and other vehicles for the Snohomish School District. Circle H Mobile Home Park and Three Rivers Mobile Home Park will be served... — Updated 3/23/2020


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