Dear Marysville School District families, staff, and community members, The district is pleased to share that district leadership and labor groups have an upcoming meeting scheduled to discuss the district’s financial situation. Therefore, the second community budget meeting scheduled for December 6 at 7:00 pm is temporarily postponed. Our work together toward solutions requires more time. These discussions are crucial in our path forward and will help to develop a first draft budget plan to present to the community. Your feedback is critical. The district is committed to seeking feedback from families, staff, and the community throughout this process. Once an initial plan is developed, the district will organize follow-up opportunities to present the plan, address any questions, and gather additional feedback from the community. The district and school board appreciates your understanding and support as we navigate this important process. Please continue to check the dedicated webpage for budget information and updates at https://www.msd25.org/page/budget-2023-2024. This page will regularly update with new information and responses to frequently asked questions. If you have any questions or comments about the district's financial status or the budget, please feel free to contact us through Let's Talk at https://www.msd25.org/o/district/page/lets-talk. There are many dedicated and informed people working together to find solutions to resolve our current financial challenges. We will get through this together. Thank you for your understanding and continued engagement with the Marysville School District.
Join us for a presentation on the District’s Budget Reduction Plan (first draft). After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the budget challenges.
Please join us for a community meeting to hear updates on the District’s current financial state on Tuesday, November 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the commons at Marysville Pilchuck High School located at 5611 108th Street NE, Marysville. The meeting will also be available to join via Zoom. Zoom Link: https://msd25.zoom.us/j/81819634061?pwd=bE9RV0FOakwwRjE1Yk5acDRmbVhSZz09 View the press release here: https://5il.co/28ykd
The Marysville School District is seeking student, family, staff, union, and community representatives to participate on a district policy advisory committee that will discuss district policies for review and adoption and provide critical perspective and feedback to the school board. The committee will not be responsible for adopting policy but will provide feedback, as requested by the Superintendent, the Executive Director of Legal/General Counsel, or the school board, on policies that need revision or policies that will be revised, adopted, or considered by the school board. Depending on the policy language or revisions needed, the committee may not review policies that are routine in nature or those requiring the correction of typos or grammatical errors. Read more about the types of policies and the role of the committee in the guidelines: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H-3CIm5XQ2_39wcSReEYbmL0UiehD4ngUGXnnx3Qufw/edit?usp=sharing Individuals interested in applying to serve on the committee can use the linked application form no later than November 10, 2023: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1FbNtpkbzNP6f7MxwZOr0WWSSOVU9Nytri3CuDt5wiyNHnA/viewform The advisory committee will ideally be comprised of no more than 20 members broken down from the following constituencies, provided interested and qualified individuals apply from each group: 7 family/community members (from both Marysville and Tulalip) 1 individual from each union with active membership in the District 4 high school students (1 from each school) 8 administrators, teachers, or other staff members If more than enough applicants apply, the committee will be determined using the criteria above by the Executive Director of Legal/General Counsel and district leadership staff. Questions about the committee may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find information about the Cold Weather Shelters around Snohomish County by visiting www.bit.ly/snococold
Did you know a Marysville and Tulalip community coalition works to address alcohol and substance abuse among youth in the Maryville and Tulalip communities? United Stories, a Community Wellness Coalition, in partnership with the Marysville School District, the City of Marysville, The Tulalip Tribes, and other local organizations, is committed to building a safe and healthy community. As part of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI), the Coalition needs your help to learn your thoughts on underage drinking and substance abuse in Marysville and Tulalip. The Coalition has launched its annual community questionnaire to gather input to help guide its work to develop effective substance abuse prevention, youth support programs, and initiatives for Marysville and Tulalip. Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire by November 3, 2023. ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE - ENGLISH https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNMAEN2023 ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE - SPANISH https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SNMASP2023 If you have any questions about the questionnaire or the work of the Coalition, email Ryan Ciganek, Coalition Coordinator, at email@example.com. To learn more about the Coalition, go to https://bit.ly/UnitedStoriesCommunityCoalition.
Middle schoolers! The Marysville YMCA is now providing FREE Sports Clinics for basketball, pickleball, and track and field! The pickleball clinic starts on November 6th. Sign up today at https://snoco.recliquecore.com/programs/1100/ymca-sports-clinics/?locations=-1&fbclid=IwAR1lr1Zq5cM6P-s2gUok4rtSGFP8hxs9PXs-uEEI2IdXuZrIRqtk3J5UvmY
MSD Families, With the school year underway, we want to hear from you! It is time for our annual fall survey. Your feedback is critical. Please participate between now and November 10. To participate in the survey or go to: https://bit.ly/MSDFallSurvey_Families The survey is available in multiple languages. Use the dropdown box at the survey page's top left corner to choose your preferred language.
Statement from the Marysville School District regarding Halloween School districts in our state and around the country have been moving away from allowing Halloween celebrations. The Marysville School District followed suit. The District believes that school should be academically and socially enriching, and feedback from the community and staff affirmed this. The decision was reversed to allow students and staff to experience a day of fun and joy in school. The decision to allow school-appropriate costumes in no way diminishes the school district's commitment to inclusion. We ask students and families to adhere to the following the wearing of costumes during school hours: Halloween Costume Guidelines Marysville School District reminds students, staff, and families to keep it fun, not risky or offensive. Halloween is just around the corner, and we want all of our staff and students to have the opportunity to enjoy it safely and respectfully. The following guidelines help to avoid costumes that may make people feel scared, exploited, insulted, or humiliated. Sometimes, even with good intent or without fully realizing it, people wear costumes that may be offensive to others. To that end, we have established guidelines for costumes that may be brought or worn to school: - Costumes should not be offensive or discriminatory - this includes costumes that may be based on or portray a particular race, color, sex, gender, disability, or national origin. - Face paint or wigs should not be worn to portray different races or skin colors. - Costumes should not include weapons, simulated weapons, or props that could be dangerous to others. - Masks, face coverings, or make-up that results in staff being unable to identify students should not be worn. - Costumes should be school-appropriate and conform to dress code standards. - Anything that would be placed in the mouth is not allowed, such as pacifiers or false teeth. - Costumes that depict violence, gore, alcohol, or drugs are not appropriate. Everyone is responsible for creating a safe and welcoming environment for all. Thank you for adhering to these guidelines. If you have questions about whether a particular costume is appropriate for school, please contact your child’s school. Thank you, and have fun and stay safe if you plan to celebrate!
- Public Service Announcement - October 4, 2023: FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Oct. 4; Test Messages Will be Sent to all TVs, Radios and Cell Phones today at 11:30 a.m. (PST) WASHINGTON -- FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) tomorrow, Oct. 4. Go to https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20231003/fema-and-fcc-plan-nationwide-emergency-alert-test-oct-4-test-messages-will for more information.
Broken Water Line Update for Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School, 10th Street Middle School, Legacy High School, Tulalip Heritage High School, and the School to Home Partnership Program: Families, We have great news! Students and staff can return to their schools tomorrow! After the major water line break, we have been given the all-clear on the repairs and testing of the water and systems. Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding as our students, staff, and families made the necessary changes to ensure teaching and learning continued during the shutdown. We are excited to see our students and staff back in their schools tomorrow!
Broken Water Line Update for Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School, 10th Street Middle School, Legacy High School, Tulalip Heritage High School, and the School to Home Partnership Program: We are providing an update on the status of the water line break and the impacts of holding school on the campuses. The City notified the District that the follow-up work needed to ensure the repair is fixed and water is tested will not be completed today or over the weekend as initially anticipated, so we cannot have in-person school at the campuses on Monday. Each school will continue with the current plan for Monday: Remote learning for 10th Street Middle School, Legacy High School, Tulalip Heritage High School, and SHoPP, and in-person school at the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club for Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary. Families will receive updates directly from their child's schools.
Attention, middle schoolers! ICYMI sports clinics are available for soccer, pickleball, basketball, and flag football through the Marysville Family YMCA. Interested? The flag football clinic starts Monday, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity! Sign up today and learn more at: https://snoco.recliquecore.com/programs/1100/ymca-sports-clinics/?locations=-1.
Broken Water Line Update for Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School, 10th Street Middle School, Legacy High School, Tulalip Heritage High School, and the School to Home Partnership Program: We have learned the water line may not be repaired until Thursday, possibly Friday. Students who attend Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School will be relocated to the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club. Students who attend 10th Street, Legacy, Heritage, and the SHoPP program will participate in remote learning. Families will receive updates directly from their child's schools.
School is canceled today for Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary, 10th Street Middle, Legacy and Tulalip Heritage High Schools. There is no water due to a broken water main. We cannot hold school with no running water. We anticipate the breakage to be repaired today by the City and school to resume tomorrow on a normal schedule. For students who are already on a bus, transportation is coordinating a plan to return students home.
Tulalip Tribes Back 2 School Bash happening on August 23!
We regret to inform our families, staff, and the Marysville and Tulalip communities that the Marysville School District Back to School Block Party scheduled on August 24 at Asbery Field has been postponed indefinitely at this time. We encourage our students and their families to attend their individual back-to-school events scheduled by their school(s). This includes welcome nights, registration or orientation events, and more. Go to the district's website at www.msd25.org, click on schools, and use the dropdown menu to choose your school. The Marysville School District looks forward to celebrating with our students, families, staff, and community at a later date.
NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2023-24 BUDGET AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the Board of Directors of the Marysville School District No. 25, Snohomish County, Washington, will hold a special session on Monday, August 28, 2023, commencing at 5:00 pm in the Marysville Service Center, 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, Washington or via remote telephone and video conference. The meeting is called for the purpose of holding a hearing and adopting the budget of the District for the ensuing 2023-24 fiscal year. Prior to the adoption of the 2023-24 budget, the Board will hold a hearing on August 28, 2023, at 5:00 pm, in the Marysville Service Center, 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, Washington, or via remote telephone and video conference for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the 2023-24 budget. Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against any part of the 2023-24 budget. Those interested in participating in the budget hearing and/or offering public comment on the proposed budget should contact Jane Gibson at 360-965-0001 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions and access codes for the budget hearing. A copy of the 2023-24 budget is on file at the Administration Office, 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, Washington, and is available for review upon request. Dr. Zachary Robbins Secretary, Board of Directors
Reminder that Grove Church's Back to School Bash is today at 4 PM @ The Grove Church! See you there!