Otter Updates 1st week of distance Learning down!

Week one of distance learning is under our belts, and we did it together!

As expected, there were some glitches. We experienced links that did not work, internet problems, emails not received, Schoology login difficulties, and a few other things along the way. I know that many things have been worked on to streamline this new learning process; we are learning to access and use Schoology and to connect with your child/children's teacher in various ways. We certainly appreciate your support and teamwork as we work together to get things going. I think we all utilized “patience, flexibility and grace" this week!

Distance Learning 2020.

The first seven days of school (September 2nd - 11th) will be a rolling start, with families getting familiar with the new technology. Teachers will meet daily with students in a scheduled Zoom meeting. During these meetings your students should get more familiar with Schoology and Zoom

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: 9:00am

3rd Grade - 5th Grade: 10:00am

For additional support, here are a few resource links and reminders, we hope will help:

Distance Learning, Includes info on (this is the main page, other links here include what you see provided, but direct):

• Food Services Info

• Childcare Info

• Schoology

• Family Orientation Videos

• Tech Support; includes forms for requesting computers and hot spots

• Communication Info

• FAQs

• Plan to Return to School

Families can watch short videos on topics such as joining a Zoom meeting on Family Orientation Videos Web Page. Currently, the videos are available in English and Spanish, with more languages and more videos to come later this week.

If you need help with Zoom look at: Zoom Tips

For specific technology resources like:

Technology help and support

• Internet Access Resources

• Schoology

• Student Computers

• Online Safety

• Student Email Guidance

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Make sure you can log in (using PARENT log-in info) to Qmlativ Family Access and Schoology, too! For QMLATIV: Go to mukilteoschools.org, then scroll down and click on "Family Access" button. This will take you to the Qmlativ log-in screen.

• IF YOU HAVEN'T LOGGED IN TO QMLATIV BEFORE: Call your child's school and ask them to re-send your Family Access info (make sure they have the correct email on file). You will receive an auto-generated, time-sensitive email from district--scroll to bottom of email to get your username and temporary password and follow the directions.

• IF YOU FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD: Click on "forgot my password" on Qmlativ sign-in screen and temporary password will be emailed to you.

• SCHOOLOGY: District sent email to all families last Thursday, August 27th with PARENT ACCESS CODE. (If you did not receive it call school and ask for your code.)

• Click here for Schoology Parent Resources-Tips

Supply Bags - Pick up this week!

All Students need to pick up their REQUITED school supply bags this week(see below for your scheduled time)

We recognize that part of creating a successful distance learning experience for students is making sure that they have tools that support their learning. Serene Lake is doing curbside pickup of FREE school supplies and REQUIRED MATERIALS for the year on September 10th and 11th. We will also have last year’s yearbooks that were not picked up and this will be an opportunity to return library books if you have them. Our pick-up schedule, to promote safety, is as follows:

September 10th-Students with the last name A- M ; 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

September 11th-Students with the last name N -Z ; 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Curbside Pick-up Directions:

• All families must stay in their cars.

• Cars will drive around to the back of the school by the gym where we usually do parent pick up. follow the loop around as designated by cones.

• Please wear a mask; staff will be too.

• A staff member will greet you. You will need to let them know your child's name and teacher.

• A staff member will bring the supply items to you at your car.

• If you choose to walk to Serene Lake, please go to the walk-up table off the corner of the gym and a staff member will assist you.

#1. Students MUST log on to Schoology from our district's student portal. (Using home computer? Go to mukilteoschools.org and click on "student portal" icon). Most school computers automatically take students to the student portal. (IMPORTANT: Do NOT google "Schoology" and try to log on--it doesn't work. You will get an error message.)

Username for Schoology: StudentID#@mukilteo.wednet.edu

Password: First initial, last initial and student ID (example: JG1010101)

#2. Once in Schoology, your student needs to click in to their class every day to see if there are any updates or assignments. Teachers are able to see which students have checked in to their class throughout the day. This is also how attendance is taken.

Parent/Teacher Collaboration Meetings

Teachers are working and preparing for the next week of conferences, devising schedules based on your input and preparing lessons in new and different formats than ever before. It is amazing to see how many new resources are available to staff now than back in the spring. They are working diligently to learn many new tools, create curriculum in a new format and connect with kids in an authentic fashion. I know you join me in appreciating their hard work as we appreciate what you do to support your learners. It takes teamwork for sure!

Need a Laptop?

It is best for each student to have their own device during distance learning. If your student still needs a district laptop please use the quick check out form below.

Main Office Information

PHONE: (425) 366-3500


Technical Support?


To better serve our families at the start of school, the Mukilteo School District is expanding Service Desk phone support times for anyone who needs technology help in the evenings.

• Tuesday 9/8/20 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Wednesday 9/9/20 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Thursday 9/10/20 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Friday 9/11/20 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A live person will answer your call. If staff are already helping other callers, please stay on the line or leave a voice message. A staff member will return your call.

Please note, the district office will maintain normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These hours are extended until Sept. 11. We will review call volume, adjust accordingly and let families know support hours going forward.

Lunch Program

Serene Lake "Distance" Lunch Program

Even though we are distance Learning. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Serene Lake as a "take out" option. Drive around back in the parent pick-up line, behind the gym and staff will be there to provide a grab and go breakfast and lunch.

Hours of operation are between 12:00pm - 2:00pm only!

They are designed to meet or exceed the USDA Guidelines. Included with each lunch is the main entrée and "all you can eat offering bar" which include a variety of fruits and vegetables and choice of milk. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our nutrition Services department at 425.356.1212.

Free and Reduced Lunch Options

If you think you might be eligible or have been eligible in the past you need to resubmit an application to receive Free or Reduced lunches each school year.

The process is quick easy and FREE, and in a few short steps you’ll be done! Since the information you’re providing is electronic we’ll be able to review your application faster than ever before.

Mukilteo School District complies with federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle questions or complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer - Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), Section 504 Coordinator – Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), and the ADA/Access Coordinator – Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), all located at 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA 98204. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Maggie Bagwell, Director (425-348-2220) at 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.


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