ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

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Fall Planning Update

The district continues to plan for its two instructional models: ASD Hybrid and ASD@Home. The ASD Hybrid model will include an eventual phased-in approach to in-person learning. ASD@Home is a fully remote option, with a parent or guardian as the primary teacher/ coach and ASD staff offering support. Current AMS Principal Ryan Pike will lead ASD@Home.

School will look different this year than it ever has before. While there are challenges, there are also opportunities for us to re-think our entire education system. School will also look different than it did last spring, when we were forced to shut down with very little planning and minimum guidelines provided by the state. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our utmost priority.


Requirements for the upcoming school year, based on OSPI guidance:

  • School year will be 180 days

  • There will be a weekly schedule and daily attendance requirements

  • Instruction will be focused; expectations for students and staff will be more rigorous than last spring

  • Assessments will be provided throughout the year to monitor student progress

  • Universal screeners will be used to assess gaps in student learning

  • Additional supports will be provided for students receiving special services, including IEPs, 504 plans, English language learners, and others

  • Staff training will be provided before the first day of school and will be provided throughout the school year


Two Learning Models: ASD Hybrid & ASD@Home


ASD Hybrid

Students in greatest need of additional support as identified through an agreed upon set of criteria participate onsite with in-person instruction up to two (2) days a week. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.


The daily schedule will remain similar to past years. The curriculum for elementary remains core/ district-adopted curriculum designed/ converted into a digital format. This model will be taught by ASD teachers.


ASD@Home

This year-long, fully remote option, will be supported by ASD staff, with families providing 4-5 hours of coaching support. The district will pay for the subscription.


The elementary curriculum will be Calvert, and the secondary curriculum will be Edmentum.

The daily schedule can be adjusted depending on student and family schedules and needs. Students will not be expected to be on a computer screen during the entire day. Further details and resources are continuing to be worked out by our teams.


Virtual Information Sessions



All sessions will be recorded and posted on our website after the session, as well.


Selection Process

All families will be asked to select their learning model between August 17-19. Families will be sent a survey via email to make their selection. We are continuing to develop plans to allow families to make a well-informed decision before these dates.


Videos:

Check out these videos to see how staff are planning for the fall:

*New* Community & Staff Engagement

District Directors Update


FAQs

We continue to update our website with further information. Please review our fall planning page and FAQ page.


Thank you for your continued patience and support. This is not how any of us would like to be preparing for the upcoming school year, but know that we are committed to doing what is best for our students, staff, and community.


Questions? Contact (360) 503-1200 or information@as103.org


Ready to Learn Fair - Aug 15

Join the Anacortes Schools Foundation and the Anacortes School District at our 20th Annual Anacortes Ready to Learn Fair on Saturday, August 15th 9am-12pm at our new location: Anacortes High School!


Each year, the Ready to Learn Fair provides FREE back-to-school essentials to Anacortes students and families who need a little extra support. Due to COVID-19, this year we will be hosting a drive-through event to distribute FREE backpacks and school supplies only. To learn more about this FREE event, please visit our website at www.asfkids.org/ready.


To maintain social distancing guidelines and minimize the number of items passed between our volunteers and families, we are asking that all families pre-register this year. Please fill out this online form to register: https://www.cognitoforms.com/AnacortesSchoolsFoundation/ReadyToLearnFairRegistrationForm


Please register by August 14th. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Join the Facebook event for current information about this year's Ready to Learn Fair! https://www.facebook.com/events/225806615365809/

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Calling All Subs!

Calling all subs! If you're interested in subbing for the district during this upcoming school year, please fill out the form linked below. We will hold sub orientations in August (virtually).
Thanks!


https://forms.gle/QbBwSNfbWUu82aYX9

Virtual Book Fairs

In an effort to continue reading and to enjoy a bit of “normal” during this unprecedented time we are bringing an online Book Fair straight to your home. We recognize that the stay at home order may have caused financial hardships. Please know that we are sensitive to that concern and do not view this opportunity as a fundraiser. This is simply a chance to get new books into the hands of kids that may need them at this time. Although your purchases support our school, our end goal is to bring some anticipation and normal into the lives of your children.


  • Open now through September 4, 2020.

  • Free shipping on books, for purchases $25 and over.

  • You can find the links for the book fairs on the Anacortes Reads Website

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Kindergarten Registration Open

Kindergarten registration is open now for the 2020-21 school year!

Register your student online. Before you register, you’ll need:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)

  • Child’s Immunization Record

  • If applicable, parenting plan/court order and/or proof of guardianship


Please note that due to a new law, your Certificate of Immunization Status must be medically verified first. More information about this is on our website.

RESOURCES

Kindergarten Welcome Presentation Slideshow

Kindergarten Welcome Presentation Video

QUESTIONS

Contact Anne Berard: (360) 503-1212 or aberard@asd103.org
As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. The district does not necessarily endorse or sponsor any of these activities.


Events may have changed or been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please check with organizers before attending or registering.

AmeriCorps - Trail Stewards Wanted


Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Enrollment Info


Anacortes Food to Go - This is a weekend backpack food program for Anacortes students. If you are in need, please contact Food to Go - (360) 708-3037 or ftgAnacortes@gmail.com


Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading Program


2020 Summer Recreation Programs offered by Anacortes Parks and Recreation CLICK HERE


Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County for iClubhouse!

Could your child use some fun and a chance to socialize? Register them for iClubhouse where they can try their hand at being an artist, a scientist, a dancer, or a world traveler while connecting with staff and other members in real-time via Zoom. It is available for anyone grades 1st-12th. We have members joining from as far as Arizona. It's free for current Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County members, and new members only need to pay a $5 application processing fee. Register your child at www.iclubhouse.org


The Boys Swim and Dive Team is doing a carwash fundraiser at the American Dream Real Estate building on August 22nd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We will be social distancing and wearing masks during the fundraiser to follow COVID-19 regulations.


Dogs on Call - Volunteer Opportunity - We need YOU and YOUR PET to help kids in need with Dogs on Call! If you are interested, click on the flyer!


All fourth graders are eligible to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free through the Every Kid Outdoors Program! This program provides fourth graders and their families access to public lands (NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, WILDLIFE AREAS, BLM, ETC.) for one year. Passes can be printed and brought with the child on their park visit. Encourage fellow educators, parents and friends with fourth graders to download their Every Kid Outdoors pass today!


FAE Summer Academy - preschool - 9th grade


Foster Care Family Recruitment


Girl Scouts in Anacortes


Island Art Camp Adventure - updated!


Learn Celtic Music


Pacific Storm Tae Kwon Do


Reading tutor available in Anacortes. Can work with grades 1st and up. I have taken children's literacy classes and am currently working toward a BA in Elementary Education. Can provide references upon request. Call or text Tia Austin at 360-982-9170


Red Door Thrift Shop Volunteer Opportunity


Salish Sea School:


This summer, learn how students can help the endangered orcas!

Join us for four fun days where we explore the Salish Sea's ecosystem connection from water quality to whales.


Enrollment is open today for "Guardians of the Sea" at TheSalishSeaSchool.org.

Space is limited (5 students max per session).

Guardians of the Sea Jr (10-12 year olds)

Guardians of the Sea I (13-17 year olds)

We have 5 student scholarships left! thesalishseaschool.org/scholarship-application


Student Activity for ALL AGES! Learn about Fidalgo Island's local and migratory birds, complete our activity, earn a special Salish Sea School Reward! No printer access? Get in touch and we will mail you one! Learn more here!


Salvation Army - COVID Assistance


Skagit Parent to Parent: Support for families of children with developmental disabilities and ongoing mental health needs.

This School District does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services or activities described in this information. This information is provided solely for the convenience of our students and parents to assist in their review of the safety and suitability of such organizations, services and activities. All School Districts shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.

Nondiscrimination: The Anacortes School District 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Shannon Gilbert, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1433, sgilbert@asd103.org

Connie Sheridan, Civil Rights, RCW, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, csheridan@asd103.org


Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221


The Anacortes School District provides interpretation services upon request as needed. Please contact the Student Support Services Department for more information: (360) 503-1216.

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