2021 - 2022 Return to School

August is here and we can’t wait to see our students and families again and welcome new students and families to our schools and district! We are excited to welcome back all of our students for full-time, in-person instruction this fall!

The new school year kicks off for students on September 8, with full-time, in-person teaching and learning. Watch for more dates and information coming soon from your school(s) alerting you of important dates and information as we gear up to bring ALL of our students back to school campuses. Click HERE to view the 2021 - 2022 school year calendar. 

Please take note of the soft start schedule as students return to school.

Starting mid-August, we are excited to announce the start of high school athletics practices and events! High school football practice begins August 18, all other high school fall sports (cross country, girls soccer, girls swim/dive, boys tennis, and volleyball) begin August 23. Middle school fall sports will begin in early September.

Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan

Click HERE to view the Marysville School District Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan.

As a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each public school district in Washington state is required by the state Legislature and by Congress to create and submit an Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan.

Goals of the Plan

  • Identify which students and student groups need additional academic and well-being support;

  • Define how those supports will be provided;

  • Plan for recovery and acceleration of student learning and well-being over the summer, into the fall, and beyond.

In addition, districts are required to use an equity analysis tool in the development of the plan.

Letter to Families from Acting Superintendent, Dr. Chris Pearson

August 24, 2021

Hello Marysville School District Families,

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year! 

We are looking forward to the new school year and welcoming our returning and new students to school!

Our primary duty is to provide a world-class education while keeping our students and staff safe and healthy. We will accomplish this through our professional educators and support staff addressing and meeting the educational, physical, social, and emotional needs of our students, as well as by following the guidelines outlined by the Department of Health,  the Snohomish Health District, and the priorities set forth in our COVID-19 Health and Safety Handbook.

Our instructional and leadership staff have been busy this summer providing hands-on, in-person learning opportunities for students, while also preparing to support students when they return to campus this fall.  Below are just a few of the activities and initiatives in which are staff has been engaged:

  • Summer Success Program (summer school) serving over 600 students

  • Equity Advisory Team meetings and finalizing the district’s Equity Statement

  • Hundreds of hours of professional development training for staff on student mental and emotional health, trauma-informed instruction, race and equity, guided language acquisition, and AVID instructional strategies

  • The adoption of new curriculum materials for K - 5 Math  and K - 8 Health

  • The hiring of trauma-informed, Mental Health Counselors & Multi-Tiered System of Supports Teachers

  • The development of the COVID-19 Health and Safety Handbook for families and staff

  • The appointment of Student Representatives to serve with the Board of Directors

All of the aforementioned initiatives reflect the work of our Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan, which can be accessed on our website - click HERE.

The goals of the plan are to:

  • Identify which students and student groups need additional academic and well-being support;

  • Define how those supports will be provided;

  • Plan for recovery and acceleration of student learning and well-being over the summer, into the fall, and beyond.

Another initiative that we are implementing as a support for students and families this year is our “soft start” to the school year. The purpose of this ‘soft start’ is to connect our elementary students and transitioning students with their teachers and school community before the school year starts in order to support their feelings of safety and belonging.  More information, including start dates for each grade level, is linked HERE for your reference. 

Please stay connected with us and your child’s school to keep informed on upcoming announcements and events. Schools will communicate with students and families directly in the coming days. School offices are now open to serve families with questions or other needs. If you plan to visit your child’s school, masks and social distancing are required. You may want to call ahead as many inquiries may be handled over the phone.

As Acting Superintendent, it is an honor and privilege to serve the students and families of our Marysville and Tulalip community. On behalf of the Board of Directors and our district staff, we welcome our students and families back to school! Please join us at the district-wide Back to School Celebration tonight, August 24, at the MPHS campus! Staff and community partners will be on hand to answer questions, provide resources, and meet and greet students and families from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This event is open to all students and families district-wide. A grab-and-go meal will be provided. I hope to see you there!

Respectfully,

Dr. Chris Pearson
Acting Superintendent 

ps. Watch for important updates and information, including the Annual Notices and Back to School Guide and Bus Schedules, on our District and school websites; www.msd25.org.  You can also follow us on Facebook (MarysvilleSD), Twitter (msd25), Instagram (msvlsd25), and Vimeo (MarysvilleSD). 

MSD Updates and Information

MSD Updates

Health & Safety

COVID-19 Health and Safety Webpage

COVID-19 Health and Safety Handbook

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    Our schools are opening this fall with 100% in-person teaching and learning and we are excited to welcome each of our students back to school! In order to make sure that we can provide in-person instruction, we must follow the requirements set out by Governor Inslee and the Washington State Health Department. These requirements include a variety of protections related to masking, social distancing, isolation, and quarantine rules.  Most notably, students and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors to start the year. Please be assured we will continue to monitor the guidance from OSPI and the 
    WA State Department of Health and will notify families and staff of any changes.