Snoqualmie Valley School District announces Fall Reopening Plan

In a July 8th letter to families, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Rob Manahan announced the district's Fall Reopening Plan. [Read earlier story First Look at Snoqualmie Valley School … [Read more...]

First Look at Snoqualmie Valley School District Preliminary Fall Reopening Plan

At a July 2nd Snoqualmie Valley School Board work session, preliminary information on the district's fall reopening plan was presented. An announcement to families is expected on July 8th. The district has … [Read more...]

SVSD survey: large majority want kids back in classrooms; state safety mandates make return to normal almost impossible

A recent Snoqualmie Valley School District 'ThoughtExchange" survey regarding reopening schools in the fall - in which 82% of respondents (2,349) were SVSD parents - showed a large majority (88%) are somewhat … [Read more...]

Governor issues statewide face covering order to fight COVID-19 spread in Washington

After a week where Washington State reported over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, on June 23rd, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide face covering order. The order was initially only imposed on Yakima County - the … [Read more...]

Cheer on the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Graduation Car Parade, Virtual Ceremony happen Friday, June 19th

In lieu of a traditional, large in-person graduation ceremony, the Mount Si High School Class of 2020 is practicing the art of flexibility - and making the best of a bad situation brought on by the coronavirus … [Read more...]

State wants kids back in classroom this fall; Snoqualmie Valley School District reopening plan expected by early July

On Thursday, June 11th, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released guidance that was intended to help Washington state school districts as they begin planning what returning to … [Read more...]

A Life of Impact: Dillon Garnes, the Friend Everyone called their Best Friend

On Sunday, June 7, 2020 Mount Si High School senior Dillon Garnes passed away peacefully in his sleep from complications of an undiagnosed, underlying heart condition. While holding back tears, his mother … [Read more...]

Hundreds fill downtown North Bend: peacefully protest racial inequality, stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Amidst some community concern that Saturday's Stand in Solidarity Snoqualmie Valley anti-racism protest could lead to violence and property damage by opportunists, the event went off as organizers planned: a … [Read more...]

Class of 2020: a look back at the history and events that Shaped the Journey

This is the 9th installment of our annual trip down memory lane for high school seniors and their parents who can't believe 18 years went so quickly It's also the the most emotional for me to write, as my … [Read more...]

Summer Camps look a bit different this year, but Snoqualmie Valley company – Robot U – is up to the challenge

This year has brought unique challenges to parents as they adapt to the new Covid-19 reality.  And now summer is almost here - a time when many local kids enjoy summer camps, learn new skills, make new friends … [Read more...]

Reunited: Opstad Elementary Teachers, Students pull off special reverse Car Parade on North Bend campus

After 2 1/2 months of not seeing each other in person, Opstad Elementary teachers and students reunited for lots of socially distanced happy 'Hi's' and waves. Oh, and lots of signs and balloons, too. Opstad … [Read more...]

100 Women Who Care donate BIG to Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation; funds will support remote learning needs

At the May 18th meeting of 100 Women Who Care Greater Snoqualmie Valley chose the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (SVSF) to receive this quarter's large donation. While the final donation number isn't … [Read more...]

District awarded grant to add electric school bus to fleet

Earlier this month the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced it had applied for and was awarded a grant to purchase a new, electric school bus and charging station. This is one of the 40 new zero-emission … [Read more...]

Working to Honor the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Babies of 9/11, Graduates of the Pandemic

Mount Si High School administrators, staff and parents have been working for weeks on graduation plans to honor the Class of 2020, which had the last months of its senior year upended by the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley owned business releases new book inspired by daughters and dedicated to the Class of 2020

In this an effort to empathize with high school and college seniors everywhere, a locally-owned business, Papersalt, just released a new book called, A Letter to the 2020 Senior Class, No Challenge is Too Big … [Read more...]

Trail Youth Coffee Home back open for to-go, mobile orders AND fundraising for new coffee trailer to serve community

It's time to start making those coffee drinks again! Starting Tuesday May 5th, the Trail Youth Coffee Home in North Bend reopened for to-go and mobile orders. The small nonprofit coffee house had been closed … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School student dies of fentanyl-laced drug overdose

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher wrote and hit send on a heartbreaking schoolwide email no principal ever wants to draft - one announcing the tragic loss of a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District announces new grading practices during COVID-19 closure

Last week, Washington State OSPI released new school guidance and rules for grading after the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of schools statewide. Taking key points from OSPI, the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School board unanimously approves boundary change for Cascade View, Timber Ridge Elementary

On April 23, 2020 the Snoqualmie Valley School Board unanimously approved a district committee recommendation to change the attendance boundaries for Timber Ridge (TRES) and Cascade View (CVES) Elementary … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley History: nearly 90 years ago local schools, some businesses closed, children quarantined

According to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, the current closure of the Snoqualmie Valley School District due to the novel coronavirus is not the first time a potentially deadly virus has closed local … [Read more...]