ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

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Flu Shot Clinic - Sept 25

The Anacortes School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide a Flu Shot Clinic this fall.


Flu shots will be available at Anacortes Middle School (2202 M Avenue) Commons on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 3-7 p.m.


According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a “flu shot” each year. The CDC recommends that EVERYONE, over six months of age, should be vaccinated against the flu.


The clinic will be open to all Anacortes School District children (four years of age and older), their families and community members.


All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill almost all insurance plans, but are not able to accept Cigna or Provider One. Flu shots are considered preventive care and normally are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. Students 18 years and under without current health insurance coverage will be offered a flu shot at no cost.


Adults without current insurance coverage may pay the $40.00 immunization fee for standard Quadrivalent with cash or check.


Patient Consent Forms are available here. Please complete one for each person and bring the form(s) with you to the event. Forms will also be available at the clinic.


Questions? Contact District Nurse Emily Wade – ewade@asd103.org or 360-503-1552.


Patient Consent Form
Privacy Practices
The Flu - A Guide for Parents
Vaccine Information Statement

Now accepting volunteer applications

Volunteers are essential partners in the success of our schools, and we truly appreciate their gifts of time and talent that fuel so many wonderful opportunities for our students. Individuals from throughout our community serve in variety of volunteer positions, from tutors and mentors to classroom assistants, special project committees, and so much more!

All volunteers must have a yearly application and background check on file with the district office prior to service in our schools.

Clearance is on a one-year basis, and all volunteers must re-apply each school year. The beginning of the school year is an excellent time to complete the process, so that you can be ready to volunteer in the schools or chaperone a field trip.

The application link can be found here


The online application may be accessed from your home computer at any time. You also are welcome to contact the ASD District Office for assistance with the process, including help for anyone without a home computer to complete the application.


For more information, please contact the ASD District Office at (360) 503-1200, or email to anacortesvolunteer@asd103.org.

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:


Kecia Fox

AVID Coordinator

Anacortes High School

kfox@asd103.org

360-503-1304

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.

Tsunami Siren Testing

The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management will be conducing monthly tsunami siren tests beginning on Oct. 7 at noon. Testing will continue each month on the first Monday at noon and will last about 30 second. *For an actual tsunami, the siren will wail for 3 minutes*


Questions? Hans Kahl, hkahl@co.skagit.wa.us or 360-416-1855

After School Arts Classes for Kids


After School Spanish Classes for Kids


Anacortes Community Energy Fair - Sept 14


Anacortes Community Theater -- Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Fridays September 13th - October 18th; 4 -5:15 pm


Step into the future where robots are on the rescue team ! The Robot Rescue Team has been hard at work rescuing humans and aliens alike. At their weekly debrief the Team Leader will share the stories of their daring rescues and the audience will get to see each moment acted out! In this class, each student will create a unique personality for a circus character to help tell this story. This play will be performed on the last day of class. Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games and work on their acting skills. Cost: $100


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!


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 Girls Basketball Association Signup - Sept 15



Anacortes Robotics Booster Club (ARBC)

We sponsor robotics teams within the FIRST progression of programs at all grade levels (K-12). Visit the ARBC website to learn more, or e-mail us at info@AnacortesRobotics.org with questions. Each program level has its own calendar of important dates for team formation, meetings, and tournaments.


ABRC FIRST Lego League JR Boomtown Build
ABRC FIRST Lego League City Shaper


Anacortes Parks & Rec Programs:


Registration is currently open for our 2019 Girls Basketball League. Please visit our website to register. Deadline to register is October 4.

APRD is partnering with Challenger Sports to offer a Tiny Tykes Soccer Program. (See this flyer for registration information.)

There are much more APRD recreation opportunities listed in our Fall A-Town Publication which can be found online HERE.

Anacortes Schools Foundation Newsletter


ASF Fueling Education Fun Run - Sept 15 -

The 2019 Fueling Education Fun Run & Walk, presented by Shell Puget Sound Refinery and benefiting Anacortes Schools Foundation is set for 10 AM on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. This all-ages family event which brings together local industry and businesses, our city, the chamber of commerce and Anacortes Schools, to make it truly a community event. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Again the event will be held at Washington Park.


Check-in @ 8:30am

Kids Race @ 9:30am

5K Race @ 10:00am


https://www.asfkids.org/events/fueling-education-fun-run.html



Anacortes Senior College - Registration is open for the fall term of the Anacortes Senior College. Classes are held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, to Thursday, November 21, at Anacortes Middle School, 2200 M Ave.

Online registration is available at www.seniorcollege.org, and printed copies of the course schedule and registration form are available at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center.

Six-week classes are $30, and three-week classes are $20.

Information: info@seniorcollege.org or call 360-503-1255.

Tuesday afternoon classes are:

  • Industries of Anacortes with Tom Kuhn

  • Anacortes Community Theatre: Behind the Curtain, Billy Hendrix

  • Memoir Writing with Teru Lundsten

  • Dragonflies: Their Fascinating History, Jim Walker

  • Anacortes Croatian Family Histories with Bret Lunsford

  • Napoleon Bonaparte, Bill Dietrich

  • First Aid for Cats & Dogs, Dr. Bill Testerman


Thursday afternoon classes are:

  • Our Amazing Constitution with Dr. Michael Newbrough

  • Ham Radio Principles & Operations, 8 instructors

  • Three Good Movies: Truth to Power with Mark Lundsten

  • Android Smartphones & Tablets, Norm Samuelson



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!


Blood Drive - Sept 24


Boys & Girls Club Enrollment Info


Help support students and activities at Cap Sante HS. The Cap Sante Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is sponsoring a Fall Plant Sale. Orders are due by Wednesday, September 18th and delivery / pick up is on Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th @ Cap Sante HS. Payments accepted: cash, check (made payable to: CSHS PTSO) and debit / credit (using Square, in person). Please contact capsante.ptso@gmail.com for questions. Thanks for your support!


Place your order here: https://capsanteptso.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home


CrossFit Kids & Teens



Winter CSA Opportunity in Anacortes

Boldly Grown Farm is a certified organic farm in Skagit Valley. Our family farm grows fall & winter vegetables to feed our community during the typical off-season. Our Winter CSA (community supported agriculture) program has expanded to Anacortes this season! We are excited to partner with the Island Hospital Health Resource Center as a drop site.


With our CSA share, you can look forward to:


  • 12 bountiful, biweekly veggie boxes from late October through early April
  • High-quality, certified organic produce, from staples to specialty items
  • Value-added products like kraut, chili powder and more
  • Produce storage tips and recipes from your food-loving farmers
  • Convenient drop sites in Seattle, Skagit Valley and Bellingham


All the details are on our website, so head on over to learn more about our CSA program and sign up to get your share at Island Hospital. We hope you'll consider joining us for a winter of local, sustainable—and of course, delicious!—eating.


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!


Fidalgo DanceWorks is now accepting new students of all ages! Ballet, jazz, tap, modern and many more classes are currently enrolling for September. Please see our full schedule at www.fidalgodanceworks.org. Classes are filling fast!


Girl Scouts in Anacortes


Riverstone Climbing Gym


Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info


Skagit Kid Insider


Skagit Parent to Parent Sept Newsletter

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:


K.C. Knudson, Civil Rights Compliance/ RCW Coordinator, (360) 503-1214, kknudson@asd103.org

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, fmccarthy@asd103.org

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


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

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