ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
On the Calendar
Aug 22: School Board Evening Meeting/ Budget Adoption - 6:15
Sept 5: First Day of School (grades 1-12)
Sept 10: First Kindergarten Day
Important back to school info
The 2019-2020 school year starts on Thursday, September 5. Kindergarten begins on Tuesday, Sept 10. We hope your students are eager to start another successful year. Here is some helpful information as we get ready for the start of the year.
Elementary Supply Lists
Lists are posted on school websites:
We have moved our secondary schools to a later start time, and aligned our elementary schedules. We have also moved to early-release Wednesdays, instead of late-start. Schedules are posted on our website: http://www.asd103.org/for_students_and_families/school_start_times_discussion
Emails will be going out on Friday, 8/16 to let families know about their elementary placement. Teacher placement emails will be going out on Monday, 8/26. If you have questions, please contact Wendy Durham, Teaching and Learning Assistant at 360-503-1212 or email@example.com.
Orientation & Meet & Greets
August 26-27: AHS Seahawk Startup
August 27: AMS WEB Orientation - 9 a.m. - noon
August 27: 8th Grade Open House - 6-9 p.m.
August 28: 7th Grade Open House - 6-9 p.m.
August 29: 6th Grade Open House - 6-9 p.m.
Sept 4: Elementary Meet & Greets - 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Annual District Mailing
The annual district mailing, which includes the handbook, student art calendar, transportation handbook, and free & reduced meal forms will be sent to families on August 19. We send one packet per household to the primary contact. Additional student art calendars are available at the district office for $10 each.
Please contact the Superintendent’s Office if you don't receive a packet: (360) 503-1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to Learn Fair
Saturday, Aug. 17th, 9am-12pm
Anacortes Middle School
- Community services
- Complimentary lunch
- School supplies & books
- Gently used clothing
Parent or guardian must accompany all grade-school students. This is a zero-waste event -- bring your water bottle!
Translators will be available! Habrá traductores disponibles!
Want to volunteer? Contact Treva King at email@example.com or 360-503-1200.
WANTED: AVID Mentors!
You can make a difference! Be an AVID Mentor
Are you familiar with the college application process?
Do you want to help high school students reach their goal of college acceptance?
Are you able to meet with a high school senior one Thursday a month at 8:00 am September-April?
For more information contact:
Anacortes High School
The Summer edition of the Anacortes A-Town Publication is available online HERE. This publication has activities and events that are happening over the next several months.
Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market - fresh produce, great food, crafts, live music, and more. Every Saturday starting May 4th, 9AM to 2PM at the Depot (7th St and R Ave) - Family friendly!
The Anacortes Sister Cites Association (ASCA is sending ten AMS students to Japan and has discount Wild Waves tickets available for $15.99 ($9 off per ticket) between now and until June 16th and $25.99 ($19 off per ticket) between June 17th and September 7th. Season Passes are also available for a discount. Each ticket or season pass sold directly benefits ASCA fund raising needed to pay for the trip. Please buy online at tinyurl.com/AnacortesSCwild and thank you for your support!
Balloon Fun at the Library -
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with Bill “The Clown” Testerman, and his balloons on September 7 at 3 o’clock p.m. by the playground on the east side of the Anacortes Library, 1220 10th St. Watch Bill as he twists and turns balloons into animals, flowers, headbands and a variety of other shapes—maybe he can make a special one just for you! Bill also will teach participants how to re-create his magical shapes. In case of rain, the show will take place in the Library’s Community Room. Cupcakes will be served.
Friends of the Library is sponsoring this event as part of the festivities celebrating the Friends’ 50th anniversary of serving the Anacortes Library. The Friends is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that is dedicated to enhancing and improving the services offered to the public by the Library. Its goal is to promote, raise funds, and advocate for the Library.
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!
Learn life skills, the 9 core values, how to play golf and have fun with The First Tee at the Swinomish Golf links. Youth 7 - 18 are welcome and you can join at any time. Check out our flyer and visit our website: anacortestft.com.
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:
K.C. Knudson, Civil Rights Compliance/ RCW Coordinator, (360) 503-1214, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, email@example.com
Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221