After much deliberation and consultation with the Snohomish County Health District and collaboration with our labor unions, we are announcing that Monroe School District will start the 2020-21 school year with distance learning with the ultimate goal to have all students in our buildings as soon as it can be safely done. This was not an easy decision and was made after a thorough review of available reports, local models, and guidance from the Snohomish County Health Department.
The move to the new School Administration Office and Community Center will be staggered and will begin in August 2020. We have received many questions about the relocation of the district administration office and have addressed many of them in this article.
Erin Wood, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Behavioral Health Specialist in the Monroe School District, has been named 2020 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year by the Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD).
We are planning for student to return to school in the fall of 2020, but school will have to be different to keep students, staff, and families safe during the pandemic.
The Monroe School District Board of Directors is seeking applicants and nominations to fill the vacant School Board Director of District #5 position. Applicants/Nominees must reside in Director District No. 5 (the boundary map can be found here) and be a registered voter in that district.
The Monroe School District (MSD) Board of Directors firmly believes that being anti-racist, and eliminating racial inequities, discrimination, and institutional bias will increase achievement and graduation rates for our students while closing achievement and opportunity gaps.
Now that the school year has come to an end, we want to share pertinent MHS Athletics news for this summer as well as for the 2020-21 school year as it stands today, June 22nd. Things are still continuing to change often and yet, we continue to prepare for a return to school and high school athletics.
Twenty-one soon to be retirees of Monroe School District were honored at the June 8th School Board meeting. The meeting may have been virtual, but that didn't stop the Board from celebrating the combined 480 years of service of the retirees! Fourteen of the retirees have been MSD employees for 25+ years! A huge thank you to these retirees for their many years of dedication and unwavering commitment to education. We wish them all the best as they start their well-earned retirements.
Today, we received guidance on reopening from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). We will be closely reviewing this extensive guidance and working through our options, in partnership with our community, to determine what will work best for our community while protecting the health and safety of our staff and students.
It's official! Snohomish County is now in Phase 2 and we can move forward with in-person individual graduation ceremonies at MHS! So save the date for June 19 & 20.