The Snoqualmie Valley School District Employee Handbook provides an online guide to our District's policies and procedures. Whether you are a new hire or a long-time employee, this resource is designed to help you navigate your employment journey with us successfully. We encourage you to read and familiarize yourself with its contents thoroughly. Please keep in mind that this handbook serves as a living document and may be updated periodically with information that may also be shared in our monthly staff newsletter.
SVSD is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment where each team member can thrive and contribute to our collective success. By adhering to the principles outlined in this handbook, we aim to maintain a harmonious workplace that values and supports, respect for all, professionalism, and collaboration.
As a valued member of the SVSD team, you play a crucial role in upholding our company's principles and contributing to a vibrant and supportive work culture. Thank you for choosing to be a part of our organization.
- 504 and ADA
- Bereavement/Jury Duty
- Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
- Civil Rights
- Controversial Issues
- Dangerous Weapons on Campus
- Drug Free Schools
- Drug Free Schools
- Electronic Resources and Internet Safety
- Employee Assistance Program
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Gender Inclusive Schools
- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
- Health and Safety
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Integrated Pest Management
- Language Hearing Assistance
- Maternity Leave
- McKinney-Vento Act
- Non-Discrimination Notice
- Notification of Threats
- Office of Education Ombuds (OEO)
- Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)
- Professional Boundaries
- Professional Conduct
- Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
- Secondary Traumatic Stress
- Sexual Harassment
- Shared Leave
- Social Networking Guidelines
- Title I: Rights to Review Teacher Qualifications/Citizen’s Complaints (Federal Laws)
- Title IX: Sexual Harassment
- Tobacco and Nicotine Products
- Tort Claim Form
- Use of Directory Information and Photos
- Use of Mass Automated Call-out Notifications
Section 504 & ADA Coordinator: Addresses questions or concerns of disability discrimination, including Section 504 or accessibility.
No formal incident reporting form is required. Please address your concerns to our compliance officer, Nicole Fitch, or to (425) 831-8015. Written concerns can be sent to P.O. Box 400, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Please reference your Collective Bargaining Agreement posted on the District's Union Information webpage for specifics on bereavement or jury duty leave for your particular bargaining unit. You are able to enter your bereavement and jury duty leaves in Skyward. You will be required to submit evidence of jury duty service to Payroll.
Child abuse or neglect, including exploitation, are violations of children's human rights and an obstacle to their educational development. The board directs that staff will be alert for any evidence of child abuse or neglect, including exploitation.
Right to review teacher qualifications: As a parent of a Title I student in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
- Whether the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether OSPI has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
- The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any instructional assistants provide instructional services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call SVSD Human Resources, 425-831-8000.
Complaints Related to Federal Programs: A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program. Anyone can file a citizen complaint. There is no special form. There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.
To file a citizen complaint, visit the OSPI website to learn more. Information is provided on steps to file a citizen complaint against:
- a school district, educational service district (ESD), or other school service provider (subgrantee); and,
- Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
The Snoqualmie Valley School District believes that a safe, civil environment is essential to high student and staff achievement, to the free exchange of ideas central to a quality educational process, and to the development of youth as thoughtful participants in our democracy. Conversely, uncivil conduct, like other forms of disruptive behavior, interferes with a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its students.