Monroe School District

Monroe School District Welcome to the OFFICIAL page of Monroe School District. MSD provides an outstanding education that results in all students having a passion for learning.

Our district is made up of an early learning center, five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and two alternative learning schools. We ask that you please follow our posting guidelines: http://goo.gl/XMhJpz

At the third of four National Letter of Intent signing days at MHS this school year, the crowd witnessed six of Monroe H...
02/12/2020

At the third of four National Letter of Intent signing days at MHS this school year, the crowd witnessed six of Monroe High School's student-athletes sign their letters to continue their athletic careers after high school.

After the six student-athletes signed their letters, the audience filled with parents, coaches, students, and fans erupted in applause. We are excited to follow each of the student-athletes on their journey after MHS!

Read all about their amazing accomplishments here:
https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/about/news/new-page/~post/mid-winter-national-letter-of-intent-signing-day-20200212

from left to right: Blake Rybar, Connor Wood, Erin White, Gage Nagy, Elijah Moore, and Andrew Haight.

Reminder: there is no school on Friday (Feb 14th) and Monday (Feb 17th) for President's Weekend. Enjoy your 4-day weeken...
02/12/2020

Reminder: there is no school on Friday (Feb 14th) and Monday (Feb 17th) for President's Weekend. Enjoy your 4-day weekend!
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Today is the last day to return your ballot for the 2020 Renewal Technology Levy!All ballots must be postmarked (no stam...
02/11/2020

Today is the last day to return your ballot for the 2020 Renewal Technology Levy!

All ballots must be postmarked (no stamp required) or dropped off at a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. today.
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02/09/2020

We hope to see you tomorrow evening at Maltby Elementary School (9700 212th St SE, Snohomish, WA 98296) for the next School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will include:
-Maltby Elementary School Presentation
-Report of 2019 Demographic Study
-Department Report - Learning & Teaching and CTE
-Report from School Start Time Committee
-Report on Portable Needs and Briefing Discussion
-Consideration of Superintendent Search Process

You can view the full agenda here:
https://bit.ly/2vhx2Fm
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It's National School Counseling Week! Thank you to our fantastic counselors for their important work to help our student...
02/06/2020

It's National School Counseling Week! Thank you to our fantastic counselors for their important work to help our students be successful. Stop by and thank a counselor this week!
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As election day draws nearer, we are continuing to share answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have recei...
02/04/2020

As election day draws nearer, we are continuing to share answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have received about the renewal technology levy that is currently on the ballot.

Q: Would this tech levy fund a 1:1 student to computer ratio in every classroom?

A: Currently all students in grades 6-12 have individual access to a wireless device (laptop) in their core content classrooms such as English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Teachers in other content area classrooms such as Art, Music and PE have access to checking out carts of 32 when a specific learning activity requires each student having a device.

In grades K-4, each classroom currently has 10 student devices. When the teacher is providing small group instruction, groups of 10 can rotate using the devices for individualized learning opportunities or students can work in pairs for whole group learning activities. Fifth grade classrooms each have 15 student devices. For times when each student needs to be utilizing a device, all elementary teachers have the ability to schedule and checkout a cart of 30 devices to use in their classroom.

When deciding to provide student mobile devices to classrooms, our technology committee carefully thought through the purpose of student devices in all of our grade levels, what type of learning experiences the devices would support, and how to balance screen time with other important learning experiences, especially for our youngest students. At that time, it was decided that course loads in grades 6-12 require greater, individual, production time, so a 1:1 student to computer ratio was deemed appropriate.

For our elementary classrooms, however, it is important for our students to have collaborative learning experiences and strong interaction with their teacher and peers that can’t be easily mimicked at home. While it is important for us to provide our elementary students with access to technology so that we can teach them how to use technology responsibly and foster collaboration and teamwork skills, it is more important that they spend the majority of their time immersed in a variety of hands-on learning experiences and have opportunities to build social skills and peer relationships while at school. Therefore, it was determined that the cost of providing 30 mobile devices to every elementary classroom was not in the best interest of our students.

If our community chooses to pass the replacement technology levy, once again a committee of teachers, administrators, specialists and parents will review the current research for best instructional and learning practices, and learning needs versus screen time for students at every grade level to determine how funding would best be utilized. If this levy is approved, we will be looking for community volunteers to join this committee to help make these important decisions!

Submit your own questions here: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/community/bonds-levies/2020-technology-levy/technology-levy-renewal-faqs

Over the next week, we will be sharing answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have received about the rene...
01/30/2020

Over the next week, we will be sharing answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have received about the renewal technology levy that is currently on the ballot.

Q: Didn’t we pass a Technology Levy in 2014? Why does MSD need another one?

A: A six-year Technology Levy was passed in 2014 that funded a robust technology infrastructure, classroom presentation equipment (interactive display panels, audio systems, digital document cameras), wireless student devices (laptops), and professional training opportunities for our staff in using these technologies in their instruction.

This levy is set to expire in 2020 and in order to keep our technology current with industry standards and continue to provide training to our staff in integrating 21st-century technology skills into classroom instruction, we need continued funding. This levy would not be a new tax, it would be a continuation of what was previously approved. Funding for devices is not funded by the state of Washington as it is not part of their definition of “basic education.”

It is unfortunate that digital devices have a finite life expectancy and do not last forever. Take your cell phone for example. How often do you need to replace it to keep it current and functioning properly? The same is true for the digital devices in schools. Most of our student devices were purchased in 2017 and have a 4-6 year life expectancy. These devices will need to be replaced in the next several years if we want our students to continue to have access to learning opportunities with current technology.

Visit our website to see the expected end of life dates of our current student devices: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/community/bonds-levies/2020-technology-levy/technology-levy-renewal-faqs

Over the next week, we will be sharing answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have received about the rene...
01/29/2020

Over the next week, we will be sharing answers to some of the frequently asked questions we have received about the renewal technology levy that is currently on the ballot.

Q: Didn’t the Capital Projects Bond to renovate schools that was passed in 2015 include technology?

A: School district bonds approved by voters can ONLY be used to purchase property for schools, construct new schools, or modernize existing schools. Through funding from the 2015 bond, we were able to modernize Park Place Middle School, Salem Woods Elementary, Frank Wagner Elementary, and Hidden River Middle School. The modernization of these schools included technology such as electronic locks and programming, security systems and wireless network infrastructure. The bond did not pay for classroom presentation systems, student devices, or staff computing devices. Funding for those technologies came from the Technology Levy that was passed in 2014.

Have more questions? Submit them here: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/community/bonds-levies/2020-technology-levy/technology-levy-renewal-faqs

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The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has announced the state’s high school athletic classificati...
01/29/2020
Everett Herald

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has announced the state’s high school athletic classifications for the 2020-24 cycle. As announced in early January, all Monroe High School athletic teams will be classified as 3A beginning in the fall of 2020.

The one sport Wesco has finalized division alignments for is football, which will include a three-division setup with a Wesco 4A, Wesco 3A North and Wesco 3A South.

Monroe will compete in Wesco 3A South along with Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Shorecrest, and Snohomish. This does not include non-league games.

More details in the Everett Herald: https://bit.ly/2RXcaLb
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The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced the state’s high school athletic classifications for the 2020-24 cycle Sunday night, and several local schools are on the move.

Are you registered to vote? February 3rd is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail. If you miss the deadline...
01/28/2020

Are you registered to vote? February 3rd is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail. If you miss the deadline, you can register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, February 11th.

To check on your status, go to: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx
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Did you know that the Technology Levy approved by Monroe voters in 2014 is set to expire this year? The renewal of this ...
01/27/2020
2020 Renewal Technology Levy - Monroe School District

Did you know that the Technology Levy approved by Monroe voters in 2014 is set to expire this year?

The renewal of this Technology Levy is on this February's Special Election ballot. Funding from this levy would allow us to keep technology for students current with industry standards and continue to provide training to our staff in integrating 21st century technology skills into classroom instruction. This levy would not be a new tax, it would be a renewal of what was previously approved in 2014.

Learn more, get answers to frequently asked questions, and submit your own questions here: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/community/bonds-levies/2020-technology-levy

2020 Renewal Technology Levy - Monroe School District

We hope to see you tomorrow evening at Monroe High School (17001 Tester Rd, Monroe, WA 98272) for the next School Board ...
01/26/2020

We hope to see you tomorrow evening at Monroe High School (17001 Tester Rd, Monroe, WA 98272) for the next School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

You can view the agenda here:
https://bit.ly/3aFXb0q
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Many of our teaching staff chose to attend Science, Technology, Learning and Math (STEM) learning sessions today to enga...
01/24/2020

Many of our teaching staff chose to attend Science, Technology, Learning and Math (STEM) learning sessions today to engage in 21st century hands-on learning experiences. The purpose of these learning sessions was to showcase how teachers can integrate more STEM learning opportunities into classroom instruction. Learning experiences included coding, robotics (Ozobots, Cubelets, etc), video creation, computer apps, and more that could be modified for student instruction in almost any classroom environment.
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Reminder: in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all schools and offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20.
01/17/2020

Reminder: in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all schools and offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20.

Due to VERY icy roads and school parking lots, we have canceled school for today (Friday, January 17). There will be no ...
01/17/2020

Due to VERY icy roads and school parking lots, we have canceled school for today (Friday, January 17). There will be no out of district transportation and all events and activities are also canceled.

A huge thank you to our crews who have been working very hard all week to clear/de-ice our parking lots and sidewalks! It is unfortunate that everything froze overnight and we just do not have the capacity to get our facilities ready in time for school today. Thank you for understanding!

Stay safe everyone!

Afternoon buses will remain on snow routes today. Please note that bus drop off times may vary from their regular times ...
01/16/2020

Afternoon buses will remain on snow routes today. Please note that bus drop off times may vary from their regular times and kindergarten students will not be let off the bus unless a parent or guardian is present at the bus stop.

Some bus routes will be affected by road closures. Those families will be notified separately.

After assessing road conditions this morning, school will remain on a two-hour delay. The snow routes for our buses are ...
01/16/2020

After assessing road conditions this morning, school will remain on a two-hour delay. The snow routes for our buses are driveable, parking lots are plowed, all schools have power, and temperatures are rising. Please use the extra time this morning to exercise personal caution in traveling to your destination.

There will be no out-of-district transportation, no morning preschool and buses are on snow routes. Snow routes can be found here (best viewed on desktop computer): https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/departments/transportation/snow-route-stops
Please call our Transportation Department with questions: 360-804-2650

UPDATE: Schools will remain on a 2 hour delay today (1/16)Well, you probably guessed it...we're planning for a two hour ...
01/16/2020

UPDATE: Schools will remain on a 2 hour delay today (1/16)

Well, you probably guessed it...we're planning for a two hour delay tomorrow (Thursday, January 16) and holding our breath that the wind stops and the snow & ice melt. Just like the other days this week, we will assess road & parking lot conditions early tomorrow morning and let you know if we need to change our plans.

There will be no out-of-district transportation and no morning preschool. Buses will be on snow routes.

January is School Board appreciation month! MSD's Board of Directors is comprised of five community members and is commo...
01/15/2020

January is School Board appreciation month! MSD's Board of Directors is comprised of five community members and is commonly referred to as the School Board. The board members are elected by local voters according to the geographical district in which they live to ensure representation from across the 82 square miles of our service area. Each Director serves a term of four years and must run for re-election once the term is up. We are thankful for our committed and hard-working board!

https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/about/school-board
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Monroe School District's cover photo
01/15/2020

Monroe School District's cover photo

With compact snow and ice remaining on many of the roads throughout the district, all MSD schools are CLOSED for today, ...
01/15/2020

With compact snow and ice remaining on many of the roads throughout the district, all MSD schools are CLOSED for today, Wednesday, January 15, 2020. All events and activities are canceled and there will be no out-of-district transportation. Please drive safe today!

UPDATE: All MSD schools are closed Wednesday, January 15. All events and activities are canceled and there will be no ou...
01/15/2020

UPDATE: All MSD schools are closed Wednesday, January 15. All events and activities are canceled and there will be no out-of-district transportation.

As of tonight, the plan for Wednesday, January 15 is to start school 2 hours late with no out-of-district transportation and no morning preschool. We will begin assessing road conditions and school parking lots around 4:00 a.m. tomorrow and will send updated notifications thereafter.

Ice and more snow on the roads means...no school today! There will also be no out-of-district transportation and all eve...
01/14/2020

Ice and more snow on the roads means...no school today! There will also be no out-of-district transportation and all events and activities are canceled.

Stay safe and warm and HAVE FUN!

UPDATE: NO SCHOOL Tuesday, January 14.With concerns of freezing temperatures overnight and more possible snow accumulati...
01/14/2020

UPDATE: NO SCHOOL Tuesday, January 14.

With concerns of freezing temperatures overnight and more possible snow accumulation, we plan on starting 2 hours late Tuesday, January 14. Buses will be on snow routes unless it is determined that it is necessary to cancel school. We will again reassess road condition very early in the morning and will send out additional notifications.

Snow routes can be found here: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/departments/transportation/snow-route-stops

UPDATE: All schools will be closed today (Monday, January 13). No out-of-district transportation. All after school event...
01/13/2020

UPDATE: All schools will be closed today (Monday, January 13). No out-of-district transportation. All after school events and activities are canceled. Have fun in the snow and stay safe!

Due to snow on the roads surrounding our schools at higher elevations, school will be two hours late today. Buses will b...
01/10/2020

Due to snow on the roads surrounding our schools at higher elevations, school will be two hours late today. Buses will be on regular routes and there will be no out-of-district transportation and no morning preschool.

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