Skyview Family Newsletter 2/12-2/16

Skyview Family Newsletter 2/12-2/16

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Week of February 12-16


Weekly Message from Principal Edwards

Happy Friday, Eagles!

We kicked off the week with our 8th grade R&R Refresher presentations to revisit school behavior expectations and give students examples of how to be in community with their peers. School administration challenged students to follow the rules, be on time, and to listen and respect each person in our community. Middle school is an important time in student(s) lives where they learn while doing, sometimes having to relearn multiple times before they finally get it. I call this the time in their lives where they continue to explore the unknown, where they may “Embrace the unknown, for it is the gateway to growth and opportunity.” Unknown author.  Our goal is to help all students feel a sense of belonging at Skyview as they continue to explore who they are in middle school. 

I enjoyed watching the 7th/8th grade girls basketball team play the Leota Lions this week. It was fun to see them practice their basketball skills and compete like true Eagles. I also liked watching wrestling practice and enjoyed seeing our student athletes learn important techniques before their competition. The gym was packed and they all were putting in the work. I can’t wait to see them in action. 

This week students officially created their Latinos Unidos Club. They look forward to building community together with their peers after school on Tuesdays. They look forward to having peers join the club to share their culture. Keeping ALL students active and involved at Skyview is a priority.

In classrooms, I am always amazed at how responsible and awesome our Peer Tutors are on campus. The care they show to peers and staff does not go unnoticed.  

I look forward to five strong days of learning next week before the Mid-Winter Break on February 20-23. Have a safe and restful weekend. 

Respectfully Yours,
Mrs. Jolene Grimes Edwards

Week at a glance

Monday, February 12th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball v. KMS at SMS

  • 6th grade basketball and Co-ed Wrestling Practice

  • Valentine Gram Sales during lunch

Tuesday, February 13th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Practice

  • Wrestling Jamboree v. Leota and Northshore at NMS

  • Valentine Gram Sales during lunch

Wednesday, February 14th: Early Release Bell Schedule (1st-6th, no Advisory)

  • Valentine Grams Distributed during 6th Period

Thursday, February 15th:  Block Schedule (1st-3rd, Advisory)

  • 6th Grade Basketball v. NMS at Skyview

  • 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Game at NMS

  • Co-ed wrestling practice

Friday, February 16th: Block Schedule (4th-6th, Advisory)

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Practice


Important dates - looking ahead

  • 2/19 - President’s Day - No School

  • 2/20 - 2/23 - Mid Winter Break

  • 2/26 -7th Grade Class Meeting during Advisory


Important reminders and announcements

SMS Multicultural Night!

The Skyview PTSA is excited to bring back Multicultural Night (after 5 years) on March 15th, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Skyview Cafeteria!  If you plan to participate, kindly register before February 16 (extended deadline). Register (or use the Spanish form) soon to provide us with sufficient time for planning! Everyone is welcome to attend. Visit the PTSA page for more details. 

SOARing Eagle Shout-outs!       

Several of our students have been helping Canyon Creek Elementary with their Coyote Den. We would like to recognize these students for their amazing impact on these young students, their own personal growth, and their commitment to our community. Thank you to: Sarah Medrano, Samantha Lopez, and Alan Lopez! Way to make us all proud and serve your community! 

Valentine Gram Sales          

Send your friends a Valentine along with a stuffed bear, monkey or candy for Valentine’s Day.  Sales run from February 1st to February 13th during lunches. Bears and monkeys are $4 and candy is $2. 

After-School Activity Campus Expectations

If students plan to stay after school for any reason, they must be in the library. If they are staying to attend a sports game or competition they can leave the library for the event at 3:30.  Roaming the campus, breezeway, academic buildings, fields and/or courtyards is not permitted.

Drop Off/Pick Up Safety

  • Please do NOT use the parking lot to park and drop off your student(s). We have students and staff walking through the parking lot and it creates a dangerous situation with people trying to back up and turn around. Please ONLY use the drop-off loop. Be sure to pull all the way forward and keep traffic moving. 

  • Please do NOT drop off or pick up your students in the bus parking lot (between the tennis courts and baseball fields) before school, after school, or after athletic practices/events. This interferes with our buses and their ability to maneuver. It is also a safety concern for students.

  • Safety is our number one priority, so please help us keep everyone safe by limiting distractions while you are driving and slowing down.

  • We have had several reports of students riding their bikes in the street. Please review the bike safety tips with your students.

  • Please follow all posted signage and be respectful of our neighbors.

  • Getting to school tips from NSD


The Skyview Yearbook

Our yearbook team has been hard at work designing and planning an AWESOME yearbook, but we need your help!! 

Thank you for all your submissions for 8th-grade baby photos for the yearbook! The deadline has now passed.

Skyview Athletics

Basketball and Wrestling are well underway! Payment for third season sports is now due. The sports participation fee is $130 and $30 for ASB if you do not already have ASB. Please login to Touchbase to make a payment or bring cash, check or credit card to the main office.  If you need your Touchbase login information reach out to Julie Archer at and please provide your students name or ID number in the email.  Lastly, if your child has decided not to participate, please update your student’s records in Finalforms.

News from the attendance office

SMS Attendance Reminders Your student’s daily attendance and active participation matters! Good attendance helps support your student to learn responsibility and potential for success.

Excuse  absences or late arrivals excused by parent(s)/guardian(s) within 48 hours (State Law RCW 28A225)

  • EMAIL: or

  • CALL:  425-408-6810  (Attendance Line) 

  • Include student first & last name, student ID #, date and reason for the absence

Late Arrival: Students arriving late must go to the Attendance Office before going to class

  • Students: bring a student photo ID card  to login to the Tardy iPad to receive a hall pass for their teacher.

  • Parents/guardians must excuse the late arrivals

Early Dismissal: Plan ahead by notifying the Attendance Office, preferably on the same day of early dismissal:

  • Send a signed note with your student to turn in before school to the Attendance Office staff or 

  •  Email to as soon as possible on the same school day of the early dismissal.

  • Parents/Guardians meet your student in the Attendance Office and provide a Valid photo ID.

Note: Allow ample time for your student to be dismissed during lunch breaks or PE class to change out of gym clothes. Early dismissals during the last 15 minutes of the school day must be pre-arranged.

Visit the Skyview Middle School  Attendance webpage.

Extended Absences: See important information for extended absences on SMS Attendance webpage.

  • Pre-Arranged Absence Form is required for absences of 5 or more school days and submitted to the Attendance Office at least TWO WEEKS in advance for our Principal to review.

  • Note: Absences of 20+ consecutive days may result in withdrawal per NSD and WA State policies.

News from the nurses

Current Illness Recommendations:

  • Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) before they can return to school.

  • Your child must not have any episodes of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before they can return to school.

  • Is my child too sick to go to school?

Covid 19

Free Covid 19 Rapid Tests

  • U.S. households can order four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home through the United States Postal Service at


Ptsa Publications

Join the PTSA today and support our initiatives! Here are the latest updates:

  • PTSA Staff Appreciation Event: Skyview PTSA hosted a Valentine-themed Pastry & Juice Bar for Skyview staff members this morning! Thank you so much to all the donors and volunteers; this would not have been possible without your help!

  • Food Pantry Delivery: The next food pantry delivery is scheduled for February 14th. Sign up here using the 2024 form if you're in need.


Family Engagement updates

Support is available in person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Sign-up to volunteer at Skyview (linked to this post)! First, you must complete the district volunteer paperwork here.

  • Campus Clean-Up/Beautification:

    • Pick up trash, tend to landscape, create posters or other decorative items for the school, etc.

  • Recess/Play: 

    • Monitor students and encourage students to play

    • Play four square, basketball, tag, kick a soccer ball, or throw a football with the students

    • Create sidewalk art with chalk with the students

    • Play chess/checkers/cards etc. with the students

    • Ensure balls are shared and put back

  • Have other ideas for volunteer work that could be done here at SMS?

Skyview middle school information

  • Website:

  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast: 7:25 a.m.

  • Academic Buildings Open: 7:45 a.m.

  • School Hours:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m.. - 2:35 p.m.

    • Wednesday Early Release: 8:00 a.m. - 1:05 p.m..

    • SMS Bell Schedules 2023-24

  • Main Office Phone: 425-408-6800

  • Attendance Voicemail Line: 425-408-6810, Attendance Office Email:

  • Address: 21404 35th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021

  • Mission Statement: The mission of Skyview Middle School is to collaboratively educate and support students as they develop into lifelong learners by providing a nurturing environment where academic and personal excellence are achieved.

SMS School administrators

  • Mrs. Jolene Grimes Edwards, Principal

  • Mrs. Kayla Andrews, Assistant Principal 

6th grade A-K and all 7th grade

  • Mr. Nico Bonder, Assistant Principal 

6th grade L-Z and all 8th grade

  • Mr. Charles Chirieleison “Mr. C.,” Dean of Students

SMS Office staff

  • TBD, Office Manager: 425-408-6801

  • Julie Archer, A.S.B. Secretary: 425-408-6803 

  • Lindsey Richards, Support Secretary: 425-408-6877

  • Vicki Madsen, Attendance Secretary: 425-408-6819

  • Tara Weyrick, Registrar: 425-408-6818 

  • Mayela Martinez, Family Engagement Specialist: 425-408- 6022 

Family & student resource links


Thank you for your support of Skyview Middle School

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