Jan. 10, 2022 Family message

Dear Mukilteo School District families,

Please see below for several important announcements.

SAFETY WEBINAR

Save the date for a family webinar about student safety on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6 to 7 p.m. Families will hear about school and district safety plans and how schools respond to a variety of threats and situations. Attendees will have the option to type in questions after the presentation. Presenters will answer as many questions as time allows. The webinar will be recorded and shared with families afterwards.

Click here to join Zoom meeting, passcode: 970338

LEVY INFORMATION WEBINAR

Learn about the two renewal levies Mukilteo School District has on the Feb. 8 election ballot. Presenters will include what the levies would replace, how it impacts district funding and tax rate information for residents. Attendees will have the option to type in questions after the presentation. Presenters will answer as many questions as time allows. The webinar will be recorded and shared with families afterwards.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting, passcode: 901591

COVID-RELATED UPDATES

Washington State Department of Health just released new guidelines for COVID-related responses. The primary changes are for isolation (positive persons and those with symptoms) and quarantine (close contacts). District leadership is reviewing those changes and how they will affect schools, staffing and procedures. Please watch for updates coming later this week, but until then, schools will follow the existing guidelines.

TESTING UPDATE

The district has been working with the testing provider to refine the testing previously held at the district office so that we can better serve staff and students. We are working out some final details and will share the new testing information with staff and families soon. Future testing opportunities will be by appointment only which should be more efficient for those needing testing and help avoid the traffic issues we experienced due to the high demand. It will also be limited to students and staff. Thank you for your patience as we finalize the new testing procedures.

POTENTIAL TRANSPORTATION SHORTAGES

The ongoing pandemic continues to challenge all functions in the district including student transportation. Buses are still operating as normal but a recent increase in bus driver shortages may cause impacts to student transportation. We strongly encourage families to build contingency transportation plans now, hoping they aren’t needed.

 

We are working to minimize disruption as much as possible and to ensure no single route, school, or area of the district is impacted more than others. Changes may include temporary route cancellations for some middle school or high school routes or late-arriving elementary school routes by up to 30 minutes for pick-up and drop-off to operate double-run routes. Any specific route impacts will be communicated to families with as much notification as possible.

HIRING

We are hiring in all fields! See all current openings on the employment website. Learn more in one of the district’s weekly information sessions held each Thursday via Zoom from 4 to 5 p.m. Click here to join weekly informational Zoom meeting. Passcode: 766808

Questions? Please email EmploymentApplication@mukilteo.wednet.edu or call 425-356-1326.

Sincerely,

Mukilteo School District