July 2, 2021 Family message

Dear Mukilteo School District families,

In May, we asked families to share with us their preferences regarding in person or online learning for the coming school year. At the high school level, 158 students said they preferred to learn 100 percent online for the new school year. In consideration of that, staff in the district have worked over the last six weeks to design a virtual learning experience for students in grades nine through 12.

The Mukilteo Virtual Academy will launch this fall. Overseen by an online learning assistant principal housed at ACES High School, and with continuing support from the Executive Director of Secondary Education and Executive Director of Student Learning and Innovation, we look forward to offering another learning environment option for high school students. 

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has designed several models for districts to choose from for a distance learning option. Our district has selected a flexible model that offers live teaching for each class period for at least 70 percent of the time. The classes will be taught by Mukilteo School District teachers.

The school hours will be similar to a regular school day, but the class periods will allow some flexibility. High school students who select the Virtual Academy may be able to participate in activities and athletics at Kamiak, Mariner or ACES, and may be able to take in-person elective classes at school outside of their virtual class schedule. You will receive more details and registration instructions by mid-July. 

Due to interest level, staffing, and financial considerations, our district will not offer our own remote learning program for elementary and middle school students. However, any Mukilteo School District student is eligible to register for a remote learning program run by other school districts or entities approved by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. You can find a list of approved online learning programs on the OSPI website.

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend! 

Sincerely,

Mukilteo School District