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...]

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...]