ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Aug 8: School Board Evening Meeting/ Budget Hearing - 6:15

Aug 22: School Board Evening Meeting/ Budget Adoption - 6:15

Sept 5: First Day of School (grades 1-12)

Sept 10: First Kindergarten Day

District Office Summer Hours

The district office is open throughout the summer:

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed Fridays in July)

Questions? 360-503-1200

School Schedules

School schedules for 2019-20 are posted. Following careful consideration of research and feedback, we have moved our secondary schools to a later start time. Middle school will start at 8 a.m. and high school will start at 8:05 a.m. this year. Fidalgo Elementary will start at 9:05 a.m. to align with the other elementary schools and create a more effective transportation system. We will offer before-school programs at the elementary schools one hour before school starts each day.

We have also moved to early-release Wednesdays, instead of late-start Wednesdays.

2019-20 Schedule:

Fidalgo: 9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (Early Release Wed: 2:35 p.m.)

Mt Erie: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Early Release Wed: 2:30 p.m.)

Island View: 9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (Early Release Wed: 2:35 p.m.)

Whitney: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. (Early Release Wed: 2:40 p.m.)

AMS: 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. (Early Release Wed: 1:40 p.m.)

AHS: 8:05 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Early Release Wed: 1:45 p.m.)

Cap Sante High School: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Surplus Sale

The District will hold its annual surplus sale to the public on Friday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Anacortes Middle School Library. Items include computer monitors, tablets, desks, books, a 1994 Ford Taurus, a 2005 Ford Freestar mini-van, and more!

A complete list of items is on our website. All items are sold as is, by best offer, and must be removed on the same day as the sale. Cash or check.

Questions? Contact Torhil Ramsay - 360-503-1211 or

2019-20 Dates & Bus Routes

  • Staff and Student calendars are posted for the 2019-20 school year.
  • New bus routes are posted on the Transportation page.
  • First student day is Thursday, Sept 5 (grades 1-12); kindergarten starts Sept. 10.

Ready to Learn Fair

Saturday, Aug. 17th, 9am-12pm

Anacortes Middle School

Ready to Learn Fair - Aug 17

A FREE event for families and students that could use some help getting ready for the new school year!

  • Backpacks
  • Community services
  • Complimentary lunch
  • School supplies & books
  • Haircuts
  • 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 or 360-503-1200.

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.

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!

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

Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading List

Anacortes Schools Foundation Newsletter

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 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.

Boys and Girls Club Summer Info

Bright Beginnings Play Dates - July 8-August 26

Click Arts Camp - Aug 18-23

CrossFit Anacortes

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 Programs

Fidalgo Danceworks Summer Camps for kids

First Tee Link Program

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:

Food Resources for Summer - 2019

Friends of the Forest Family Hikes

Girl Scouts in Anacortes

Guardstart - Junior Lifeguarding Program

Island Adventure Art Camp - Summer 2019

NCTA Summer Session

National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6 - 6-8 p.m. at Storvik Park

Park Aide Employment/ Volunteer Opportunities

Quaker Cove Day Camp - Week 1: July 29 - August 2

Week 2: August 5 - 9

Week 3: August 12 - 16

Day Camp is for kids entering grades 1st - 6th. Campers will investigate and learn about plants, animals, and nature. We will take them into the forest, onto the beach, out to our vegetable garden, and under the open air for sky gazing. Registration is open now.

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Parent to Parent - August Newsletter

Skagit Kid Insider

STEM Camp for Middle Schoolers - Aug 5-8

Taekwondo Summer Camp

VBS - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Aug 5-9

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,

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216,

Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221,

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

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