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Welcome Back from Mr. Norberg and Mrs. Li

Download a copy of the letter here.


August 20, 2021



Cougar Families,


I am excited to welcome you to the 2021 school year! We hope you have spent the past few months relaxing with your family and friends since we left off in June. I’d also like to welcome our new Cougar students to Snoqualmie Elementary. We are eager to meet with you and join you on your educational journey.


This fall, the Snoqualmie Valley School District is excited to return to full-time, in-person learning to start the year. We believe our students and staff are prepared to make this year one of our most successful yet. In an effort to prepare, please take a few minutes to read through this communication, as it includes important details concerning key events and dates as we begin the school year. We’d also ask that all families complete the Review Student Verification Process (RSVP) online as soon as possible.


Please watch for additional communication from our district office here:


Important Dates:

  • August 23 School office opens to the public- hours are 8:00am-4:00pm
  • August 27 Class assignments posted on Skyward Family Access at 4:00pm
  • August 30             Meet Your Teacher for all grades PS – 5th
    • Times: Students A – L 2pm – 2:25, M – Z 2:30 – 2:55pm
    • Mask guidance for this event: parents and students are required to wear masks while on campus regardless of vaccination status.
    • Students will enter the building through exterior classroom door. (see attached map).
    • Only students will enter classrooms; parents will wait outside the door or in their vehicle.
    • Feel free to have your student(s) bring their school supplies with them to this event and leave them in the classroom. This will lighten their backpack(s) for the first day of school.
  • August 31 First day of school for grades 1-5 (SVSD’s 2021-2022 calendar)
  • 31 – Sept. 2 Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings (letters will be mailed home early next week with class assignment and meeting date/time)
  • September 3   
    • First day of school for kindergarten
    • PTSA Boo Hoo/Yahoo Coffee for kindergarten parents, 9:15am in front of school building
    • Friday Early Release (SVSD’s bell times schedule)
  • September 6 Labor Day holiday—no school
  • September 16 Curriculum Night, 6:00-8:00pm—stay tuned for more information
  • September 28 Picture Day



Changes in staffing at Snoqualmie Elementary:


New Hires:

  • Gemma Betz – Transitional Kindergarten
  • Brandy Jones – 2/3 STREAM Program
  • Rachel O’Neil – Music
  • Krista Kobe – Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Kathleen Clancy – Preschool Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Rachel Dalrymple – Occupational Therapist
  • Megan Burch – Coding (job share)


New Places – Different Faces:

  • Heidi Ames – 1st grade
  • Megan Rice – 5th grade
  • Nate Ziemkowski – Coding (job share)


A return to school brings with it a need to focus on safety this year. Our school is committed to providing a safe place to ensure your child can maximize their learning and make it an enjoyable school year. If you are interested in learning about our district plans or recommendations from the Department of health regarding school re-opening, please visit the following websites and continue to monitor our school and district news for updates. 



Over the course of the school year there will be ongoing updates and important items to communicate. To help keep you up to date on school happenings and student achievements, we ask that you subscribe to our eNews, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



Go Cougars!


John Norberg, Principal



Valerie Li, Assitant Principal