ASD Staff Insider

Important info for ASD staff - 12/17/21

Welcome to our bi-monthly staff newsletter! This goes out every other Friday to all staff, with a preview of the Education Insider - our newsletter for families. You'll find links to the Education Insider and Community Bulletin Board below.

Notes from Justin

Happy holidays to all of you! I hope you enjoy time with your families and friends and take time to recharge. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!



Impact Aid - Surveys Open

Impact Aid is a federal funding program that helps make up for lost tax revenue to local districts due to non-taxable federal property within our boundaries. Eligible families include those with a parent/guardian who is active duty, or civilians who work on certain federal property, including tribal lands.

Impact Aid FAQ
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Please fill out a survey form, even if you don't think you qualify:

Impact Aid Survey Form - Forms are open now in Skyward Family Access

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Please refer to our Strategic Plan and the actions we are collectively taking this school year to reach our goals.

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COVID Steering Committee

Our COVID Steering Committee continues to meet on a regular basis, to review practices, discuss concerns and next steps. The committee's notes can be found here.

COVID-19 Updates

Our COVID dashboard of positive cases reported among our staff and students is posted here:
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Budget Codes: Our Finance Department is working on updating budget codes. We'll have more information in January.

Levies: The Anacortes School Board approved two resolutions on November 18, 2021, placing two ballot measures before voters for the February 8, 2022 election. Both measures are replacement levies, taking the place of expiring levies approved by voters in 2018. The combined, estimated rate of $1.28 per $1,000 valuation is 32 cents lower than previously approved rates in 2018.

Superintendent Irish and Executive Director of Finance Mike Sullivan are currently making the rounds at staff and community meetings to provide information about the levies.

More information can be found on our website:

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Expanded Public Hours at Rice Field

We recently expanded the public hours at Rice Field. The field will be open to the public:

Monday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.

Please observe all posted rules. Groups with approved reservations have priority. All other use is first come, first served. Restrooms are not open during these times.

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Password Reset Portal

We’ve heard loud and clear that password changes take too much time and are completely inconvenient to learning, teaching, and working. We’ve also heard that people would like to be able to do it on their own. Starting today, we've made the process of resetting your password much easier for you! To get started, you’ll need to enroll in the service by answering three security questions. You can learn more about enrollment by visiting our passwords page on the Technology Services website.

After enrolling you can reset your password or unlock your account simply go to on any web connected device. Choose the “Forgot your password” link and you’re on your way to resetting your password without a phone call. Enroll today! You’ll thank yourself later knowing that you can reset your password anytime.

Tech Support Over Winter Break

Tech Support will be limited over the Winter Holiday as the team takes a rest and visits family and friends. We will resume normal operations on Monday, January 3. If you have an urgent request, please dial (360) 503-1220 and leave a voicemail message. A member of our team will contact you just as soon as we're able. For non-urgent requests, please create an IncidentIQ ticket and we'll connect with you after the break. If you're having a password related problem, don't forget that you can use the Password Reset Portal on any web-connected device. Visit to begin the reset process.

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We continue to recruit for paras, subs in all positions, and coaches. We are also going to hire permanent subs that will be able to rotate buildings and positions, and fill in as needed. Please refer to our HR page for openings:
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