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.
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)
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
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 email@example.com
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
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 www.AnacortesFarmersMarket.org
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 Info@AnacortesRobotics.org with a subject of “Program Announcements” and we will add you to the mailing list.
Anacortes Police Department - Education Citation Program to curb underage drinking
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: http://issuu.com/anacortes-magazine/docs/atot_spring_summer_2018?e=4791405/60197179.
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 skagitclubs.org. 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 - STARS - Dance for Youth and Teens with Special Needs
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!
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 Shelley.Nestelberger@usw.salvationarmy.org to sign up or for more information. Space is limited.
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 SkagitRiverFest.org.
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: https://skagit-my.sharepoint.com/…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…