Highlights from the SVSD School Board Meeting February 25, 2021

[Guest article by Linda Grez] Elementary students continue to phase in hybrid/in-person classes on an AM/PM cohort schedule. K-3rd grades have returned and grades 4-5 are planned for Monday, … [Read more...]

The Valley gets snowy and windy overnight, PSE reporting power outages in Snoqualmie, Fall City and North Bend

Brrrr, this snowy morning, we have quite a few Valley peeps without power: 127 in the Riverbend neighborhood of North Bend, 1346 in Snoqualmie and 384 in Fall City as of 8:41 am most were still under … [Read more...]

New report furthers understanding of COVID-19 transmission in Washington State schools

 Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the COVID-19 Outbreaks in Washington State K-12 Schools report. The report is yet another tool that school districts and local … [Read more...]

The State of Washington Unveils COVID-19 Vaccination ‘Get Ready’ Plan for School Employees

Equitably and safely vaccinating Washington educators and school staff is the goal of the new ‘Get Ready’ plan announced today by State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal and Kaiser Permanente Washington … [Read more...]

Roadmap to Recovery update: Governor Inslee announces Two regions to move into Phase Two

“We are getting closer to finding our way out of this mess, but we aren’t there yet,” Inslee said during a press conference Thursday. “We have sacrificed too much to let our frustrations get the best … [Read more...]

SVSD Temporarily Modifies Grading Policy in Special Meeting on 1/26/21

[Guest article by Linda Grez] The Meeting’s main topic was a Resolution regarding a Temporary Change in grading policies for the 2020-2021 school year.   After a robust discussion, the Resolution … [Read more...]

Bombshell announcement of Superintendent Manahan’s retirement precedes SVSD Board Meeting on January 14th

[Guest article by Linda Grez] An afternoon announcement of Dr. Manahan’s early retirement plan caught the community by surprise.  In the board meeting that night, he read his statement about plans to … [Read more...]

A Special Message to the Community from Superintendent Robert Manahan

 After 37 years of educational leadership, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Robert W. Manahan is planning to retire at the end of this 2020-21 school year. Dr. Manahan announced this news … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Windstorm Power Outage Update #2

Wednesday's powerful winds resulted in many power outages and extensive damage to the Snoqualmie Valley's electrical system. Wind gusts of more than 60 mph, along with rain-saturated soil, resulted in fallen … [Read more...]

A Letter from the SVSD Superintendent: Safe Restart Plan & Timeline for Elementary In-Person Learning

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Families, We are ready to move forward cautiously with bringing back more of our youngest students for in-person learning later this month. We recently presented a revised restart … [Read more...]

Letter | SVSD Parents in Support of Safe Return to School

[Letter by SVSD Parents in support of safe return to school: Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. You may submit letters to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] An open … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Board approves plan to reopen Elementary Schools for Hybrid/In-person instruction in January

[Guest article by Linda Grez] The Snoqualmie Valley School District held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, 12/29/20. The sole agenda item was the Reopening of Elementary schools for Hybrid (in-person and remote … [Read more...]

John Zanas: Saying Goodbye and Good Luck to a Man Beloved in the MSHS Athletic Community

Admittedly I tried to ignore Charlie Kinnune, Head Football Coach at Mount Si High School, at first. The holidays are a busy time for stories, I thought, justifying myself. It soon became apparent that this is … [Read more...]

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...]