ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the calendar

  • April 1, 5:15 p.m. - School Board Special Meeting. More information is on the school board's website:

COVID-19 Updates

We hope families and staff are adjusting to new routines, in light of the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Directive. The district continues to provide essential resources (food, daycare, learning opportunities) during this time. More resources can be found on our website:

Beginning next Monday, we are handing out laptops to elementary families. If you did not receive an email with instructions, please contact us at


Kindergarten registration remains open

Enrollment opens for all incoming kindergartners on Wednesday, March 4. Children entering kindergarten must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2020, in order to register. More information can be found in our Kindergarten Registration Packet.

Register your student online. Before you register, you’ll need:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)

  • If applicable, parenting plan/court order and/or proof of guardianship

Important dates:

  • March 4 - enrollment opens

  • Kindergarten Parent info night has been postponed. A new date will be determined.

There will be no Kindergarten Round Up this year. In place of this event, we are working with local preschools to determine how we can prepare to serve your child.

Free hearing and vision screening events in March will be offered by the Anacortes Lion’s Club. The Lion’s Club will host a free, drop-in, hearing and vision screening, for ages 3-5, on Saturday, June 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at Anacortes Soo Bahk Do located at 2117 O Avenue.

Health screenings will be scheduled as needed. Families indicating a need for follow up will be contacted by district staff.

Questions? Call the district office at 360-503-1200.

Nominations open for Brodniak Arts Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Walter A. Brodniak Award for Cultural Education.

The Brodniak Award was created to foster growth of the cultural arts in the school district. Brodniak, Anacortes School District Superintendent from 1973 to 1977, was a staunch believer in the powerful contributions that arts make to our community. Each year, the award is given to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the Anacortes School District in the past year.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020. Please use the online form to submit your nomination. A selection committee will review the nominations and make a recommendation to the School Board. The recipient will be recognized at a special community reception in May.

If you have questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (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. The district does not necessarily endorse or sponsor any of these activities.
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Events may have changed or been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please check with organizers before attending or registering.

Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Enrollment Info

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

AHS PTSA Hanging Flower Basket - Order Form

Cap Sante HS PTSO will be sponsoring our Spring plant sale again! Hanging Baskets, Veggies, Succulents, Herbs, Petunias, Marigolds, and Geraniums...oh my!

For people who don't want to order a full pack of 10, we will be offering Succulents, Geraniums & Petunias for $4 each or 6 / $20 and Herbs, Veggies, & Marigolds for $3.50 each or 6 / $17.50.

Email CSHS PTSO: to place orders for these special orders. Check out the website at:

Checks, cash, and Square payments are accepted. Funds raised support extra curricular activities, individual student needs, enrichment supplies, and other school functions.

Class Act - K - 2nd: Born To Be Wild

The class will be held Monday through Friday, May 4th through May 8th from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm. The performance will be held the last day of class, May 8th.

4:15 – 5:45 pm


Breaking news! The jungle animals are electing a new King of The Jungle! Which animal will tell a story that results in them winning the election? In this class, each student will create a unique personality for a jungle animal 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. or call 360-293-6829

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!

All fourth graders are eligible to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free through the Every Kid Outdoors Program! This program provides fourth graders and their families access to public lands (NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, WILDLIFE AREAS, BLM, ETC.) for one year. Passes can be printed and brought with the child on their park visit. Encourage fellow educators, parents and friends with fourth graders to download their Every Kid Outdoors pass today!

FAE Summer Academy - preschool - 9th grade

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 Classes are filling fast!

Friends of Skagit Beaches Winter Lecture Series

Foster Care Family Recruitment

Girl Scouts in Anacortes

Island Art Camp Adventure

Island Hospital is compiling a list of childcare options available for Staff Members working variable shifts – daytime, evening, weekends. If you know of a High School student who is available for babysitting/childcare, please email Angie at and include the name & contact information

Learn Celtic Music

Pacific Storm Tae Kwon Do

One Community One Family Concert - May 16

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Salish Sea School: This summer, learn how students can help the endangered orcas!

Join us for four fun days where we explore the Salish Sea's ecosystem connection from water quality to whales.

Enrollment is open today for "Guardians of the Sea" at

Space is limited (5 students max per session).

Guardians of the Sea Jr (10-12 year olds)

Guardians of the Sea I (13-17 year olds)

We have 5 student scholarships left!

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Conservation District Poster Contest

Skagit Kid Insider

Skagit Parent to Parent March Newsletter

Vision Hearing Screenings - for kids ages 3-5

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

The Anacortes School District provides interpretation services upon request as needed. Please contact the Student Support Services Department for more information: (360) 503-1216.

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