Inslee announces statewide restrictions until December 14th saying, “What’s at stake is life itself.”

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The new restrictions come … [Read more...]

Be Kind Snoqualmie Valley

November is Kindness Month! November 13 is World Kindness Day, and our Valley has come together to proclaim November as Kindness Month! The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network's #BeKindSV campaign … [Read more...]

Elementary Families: Updated Hybrid AM/PM Model for In-Person Instruction – See 2 New Surveys to Confirm your Needs

Dear Snoqualmie Valley families, As the Snoqualmie Valley School District continues to plan for in-person learning, our Elementary Teaching and Learning team has been working with principals and staff to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District Board Meeting Recap: Hurry Up and Wait

[Guest Article by Linda Hamm Grez, North Bend WA] Last Thursday's 10/22/20 School Board meeting reflected our schools' current state of limbo: The District's phased return to in-person learning via hybrid … [Read more...]

Black and Muslim in the Snoqualmie Valley: Striving to belong in a historically white small town (part two)

School-age kids can be cruel. Some seem to have a knack for finding that thing that makes you different, exposing it and using it to shame or bully you. My cross to bear was my giant-sized height at a very … [Read more...]

SVSD Reopening Plans On Hold Due to Increasing COVID-19 Cases

The latest from Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Robert Manahan Dear Snoqualmie Valley families, During this pandemic school year, our school district continues to monitor and assess a … [Read more...]

October Hero of the Month: SVSD’s Incomparable Digital Learning Tech Scott Beebee

The Snoqualmie Valley School District's IT team has seen it all over the last few school weeks...WIFI connectivity issues, Zoom links that won't load and freezing video feeds. Particularly Scott Beebe, the … [Read more...]

Adopt a Mount Si High School Senior!

Amy Bergman Hunter raised three daughters, now 22, 20 and almost 18, in her 16 years in the Valley. Her youngest watched her sisters experience their senior years at Mount Si High with all the monumental events … [Read more...]

Is the Snoqualmie Valley Racially Naive? The struggle to promote and celebrate diversity at Mt. Si High (part one)

I was 8 in 1975. That year was Saigon's fall when refugees fled Vietnam, and later Laos and Cambodia, by boat. All of the kids in my mostly white grade school called them "the boat people." Until I had a … [Read more...]

SVSD Planning for Phased-in Approach to Return to In-school Learning

In a letter dated September 18, 2020 Superintendent Rob Manahan had this to say to Snoqualmie Valley families and staff: Thanks to all of our students, staff, and parents for a successful start to the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley students back to school, families adapt to online learning

At the beginning of any other school year, students would be taking their first day of school photos, holding up chalkboard signs bearing their newest grade level, and waving to their parents from aboard the … [Read more...]

New DOH reports: Covid-19 cases plateauing in King County, health official says not enough to safely reopen schools

On Friday evening, August 28th, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest Covid-19 statewide situation report, which reflected some good news - an overall plateau and slight … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District approves budget with $2 million deficit; losses could increase another $6-7 million due to Covid-19

It’s no secret that schools are struggling to figure out how to fulfill their budgets through the financial difficulties that remote instruction and decreasing student enrollment bring. These issues are hitting … [Read more...]

Our Kids Need You: School Board President Welcomes Staff to unusual start of new School Year

On Monday, August 24, 2020, via Zoom, Snoqualmie Valley School Board President Carolyn Simpson virtually welcomed SVSD staff to the start of a new, unprecedented school year amidst the continuing coronavirus … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board adopts resolution to start year fully remote; addresses parent concerns about distance learning plan

On August 13th, the Snoqualmie Valley School District approved its official decision regarding the reopening of schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year at its Board of Directors Meeting. Following suit of … [Read more...]

Honoring the Past: dramatic two-story history mural installed in new Mount Si High School entryway

Last month - and after years of planning - Mount Si High School’s dramatic new front entrance mural was completed. Upon entrance to the high school, the mural - which contains historic photos of the … [Read more...]

Coronavirus Updates: Governor issues new restaurant restrictions, many King County school districts switch to all remote learning in fall

New restrictions on King County restaurants go into effect on July 30th after Governor Inslee announced more changes to the state's Safe Start reopening phase rules. The new restaurant restrictions are for … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Football, Girls Soccer and Volleyball seasons postponed until spring

On Tuesday, July 21st, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board announced a major modification the 2020-21 high school sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Board President: Reopening Schools? We Hear You

[By Carolyn Simpson, SVSD School Board President. Letters can be sent to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Dear SVSD Families, It has become the most popular topic in the news and on social media: Reopening … [Read more...]

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...]