ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Sept 6: 1st day of school (1st-12th)

Sept 11: 1st Kindergarten Day

Please check out our online calendars for updated information:

Student Calendar - note that AMS open house dates have been updated.

Staff Calendar - includes August/ September dates and the PLC schedule for the year.

The District Office is open throughout the summer - M-F, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Elementary Placement

Wondering about elementary placement? You should have received an email from the district last week with building placement. Classroom placement letters will be mailed out via postal mail on Aug 27. Please contact the district if you have any questions - 360-503-1200.

Seahawk Startup Dates

Students will have the opportunity pick up class schedules, pay start up fees (click here for 2018-19 fee schedule), have their photo taken for their student ID/ASB card, pick up textbooks & laptop, deposit money into their student lunch account, and pick up forms for on-campus parking / dance contract / AHS club information. Please ensure that your student is aware of their date and time. At this time, Seahawk Start Up activities will take place in our new high school.

Thursday, August 30

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. - 12th graders

  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 11th graders

  • 12:00-12:30 - CLOSED

  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. - 10th graders

Friday, August 31 – 9th grade only and LINK Orientation

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • Students start at Rice Field in bleachers

    • Grade 9 parents meet with AHS PTSA officers in the library

  • 9:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    • LINK Activities and Lunch (provided)

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Students return back to Rice Field bleachers for closing activities

    • Suggested that parents pick up students in north student parking lot off of 17th street at 2:15 pm

Rice Field Public Access Restricted

Rice Field will not be open to community use during the week of August 27-31 from 7-9 p.m. due to AHS band camp and the football home game on Aug. 31.

For more information on community use of Rice Field, please see our website.

District updates phone system; new numbers

The school district recently updated its antiquated phone system, resulting in new phone numbers across the district. One advantage of the new system is a consistent prefix (503) for all district phone numbers and more predictive main numbers.

New phone numbers are:

  • District Office: (360) 503-1200
  • Anacortes High School: (360) 503-1300
  • Anacortes Middle School: (360) 503-1230
  • Fidalgo Elementary School: (360) 503-1600
  • Island View Elementary School: (360) 503-1400
  • Mt Erie Elementary School: (360) 503-1500
  • Whitney Early Childhood Education Center: (360) 503-1550
  • Transportation: (360) 503-1155

This new phone system is part of several communications improvements the district is rolling out this year, to allow us to better serve our customers and communicate more efficiently.

Questions? Contact the Superintendent’s Office - (360) 503-1211 or

As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. All notices were submitted by outside organizations to keep your family updated about opportunities; the Anacortes School District does not necessarily endorse or sponsor these activities.

Boys and Girls Club Summer Food Service Program

  • Anacortes Boys & Girls Club – 904 6th St., Anacortes, WA 98221

    • Lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Afternoon snack will be served from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Excludes the July 4th week

    • You may contact Elizabeth Hanna at (360) 588-9045

  • John Storvik Park – 1110 32nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

    • Lunch will be served from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Excludes the week of July 4th week

AAUW Talk with Mayor Gere - Sept 13
Anacortes Community Energy Fair - Sept 15

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Anacortes Farmers Market

Markets are every Saturday, 9am-2pm at the Depot. We have fresh produce, baked goods, dairy, meat, cheese, honey, delicious hot food and wonderful local arts and crafts, and so much more. Live music 10am-1pm and frequent kids activities. We accept EBT - ask us about our matching program! Well behaved dogs welcome. See our website for more information at

AGB (Anacortes Girls Basketball) - Free Girls Basketball Clinic & Team Placement. Sunday, September 9th at AMS. Grades 3-5 1:00-2:30pm. Grades 6-8 3:00-4:30pm. Parent meeting during clinic to go over our new program, and discuss the upcoming SWISH season, which is October 27th – December 15th. See our Facebook page for more info or call 360-708-8610.

FIRST Robotics 2018-19 Sign Ups: Anacortes FIRST Robotics is now accepting advance signups for 2018-2019 FLLJr/FLL team information for elementary and middle school teams. FIRST is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon with space-themed challenges at all levels. Teams will be starting at the beginning of the school year. Don’t let your child miss out; sign up in advance for team registration information. No obligation or commitment. Send e-mail to with a subject of “Program Announcements” and we will add you to the mailing list.

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team Sign Up

Anacortes Police Department - Education Citation Program to curb underage drinking

Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading Program

A-Town Spring & Summer Activities

Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Check out the City of Anacortes A-town publication at:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County Accepting New Enrollment

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County will begin enrollment for new members on Monday, August 20th for Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley, and Mount Vernon Clubs. All current memberships must be renewed by Aug 31st, 2018. Registrations are accepted in-person at each Clubhouse. Waiting lists may apply. Forms and additional information can be found at Clubs are for youth ages 6 (or completed kindergarten), through high school. Clubs operate after school, and on select no school days, offering a safe, fun, positive environment, and targeted programs within three priority outcomes, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship.

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 Summer Classes

Fidalgo Danceworks - STARS - Dance for Youth and Teens with Special Needs

Foster Care Family Recruitment -

Friends of the Forest Discovery Program - Summer 2018

Fueling Education Fun Run - Sept 16, 2018

NAMI Family to Family Education Course - Sept 17-Oct 25

Northwest United FC Micro-program - Come and be part of our ever growing Micro Program!! A chance for all players to learn all aspects of soccer in a FUN way! The Micro Program is 5 weeks long, running every Friday evening!

Peterson Conservatory of Music & Arts - Fall Classes

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Salvation Army - Have you ever wondered what it would take to build a scale model of an aircraft or other vehicle? Join us this summer for our new Model Building class. This free weekly summer class is open to boys and girls ages 8 and up and will be led by a local scale model building expert. Days and times TBD. Email to sign up or for more information. Space is limited.

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Kid Insider

Celebrate the Skagit River and the return of the salmon at the Skagit River Salmon Festival. The Festival runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at Edgewater Park in west Mount Vernon. The Festival is a family-centered event featuring a Kidz Zone with activities and crafts, raptor shows, local artisans, recreational and educational booths, live music, and food vendors. For more information about the Skagit River Salmon Festival, visit

Exciting News! Skagit Valley College Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) will have Full Day (6 ½ hour) classes, 4 days a week next school year 2018-2019. This is a free preschool for 3-5 year olds. Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided. Parent Activities and Educational opportunities. For more information or enrollment, call 360-679-5348.

Here is a copy of our application:…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…

Thunderbird Aquatic Club Summer Activities

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