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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]