ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the calendar

  • June 20: Fathers Day
  • June 21: Half Day/ In-person
  • June 22: Half Day/ In-person (last day of school)
  • August 21: Ready to Learn Fair
  • Sept 8 - First Day of School

Community Engagement Session

Monday, June 21 - 5 p.m.


Anacortes High School Commons - 1600 20th Street


Join the Anacortes School District as we listen and learn together to build common interests and share hopes and dreams for our students. This will launch future collaborative discussions about advanced pathways and programs.


Attendees must pre-register: https://forms.gle/QqNJ1jTGcTcK2u5o7


Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office: 360-503-1211 or tramsay@asd103.org

Juneteenth Recognition

Join the Anacortes School District in recognizing Juneteenth - commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States in 1865. The district is committed to combat racism, bias, and hate.

We invite you to join us in learning more.


Please check out the following resources:

https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/06/juneteenth-2021/

Developing Racial Awareness for Educators

21-day Racial Equity Challenge

Being Antiracist

The End of the School Year & Returning Chromebooks


All students (except for those attending summer school) will be asked to return their Chromebook so that they can be reconditioned over the summer. There are 3 easy steps to the process.


  1. Gather Your Devices
  2. Submit the Chromebook Return Form
  3. Return the Chromebook to School


Step 1: At the beginning of the school year, your child received:


  • Chromebook
  • Chromebook Pen
  • Chromebook Case
  • Chromebook Charger


In some cases, your child's teacher or Technology Services may have also checked out to them a:


  • Headset
  • Hotspot


Wipe down the exterior, screen, and keyboard of the Chromebook with a soft, damp cloth. A clean sock, dampened with tap water, works well to remove fingerprints and other residue. Harsh chemicals or "Clorox" wipes should be avoided. Send these devices to school on Chromebook Return Day.


Step 2: We ask that you complete the Chromebook Return Form on your child's device. The form gives you a chance to note any condition issue or concerns. It also helps us know how to contact you over the summer if we need to verify the return. The Chromebook Return form can be found at: https://sites.google.com/asd103.org/tech-handbook/returns


Step 3: Return your child's Chromebook to school on the day selected by your child's Principal.


That's all there is to it! If you have additional questions, they may be answered on our website.

https://sites.google.com/asd103.org/tech-handbook/returns

Summer Food Resources

A list of local summer food resources can be found on our Food and Nutrition website.

NCTA Summer Session

Summer Session at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy is an excellent way for our students to jump in and explore exciting career fields and educational opportunities while still in high school. Our district is part of the consortium of schools connected to NCTA.

Summer Session is free!


The Session will run from June 21 – July 9 (No School on July 5). Students may earn a 0.5 (semester credit) back on their high school transcript! Students entering high school in fall through non-graduated seniors are eligible to attend. For more information, see the NCTA website at nwtech.k12.wa.us/summer. Registration can be found at bit.ly/3obQR8g.


NCTA Brochure


For more information, check the website nwtech.k12.wa.us or call 360 848-0706.

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.


Events may have changed or been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please check with organizers before attending or registering.

Anacortes Schools Foundation News

Salish Sea School

Community Service & Senior Experience Opportunities: High School Students - The Salish Sea School is located in Anacortes and has monthly marine conservation focused community service opportunities for high school students. Students can also earn volunteer hours by joining our Student Leadership Team which asks students to meet (virtually) monthly and help come up with the aforementioned monthly events, program ideas, and curriculum. We also provide Senior Experience Opportunities focused on marine biology and conservation. Please get in touch with Amy Eberling at thesalishseaschool@gmail.com. Masks are required and group size is limited for CV19 safety as we follow Washington State's Outdoor Activity requirements.


The Salish Sea School's Summer Program: Ages 10-17 - Join us this summer! We combined our three pillars of influence to create an incredible student summer program! Guardians of the Sea is a four-day summer program for students who are passionate about protecting the orcas and the ecosystems they depend on. Each day includes fun boat-based and local island-based adventures on the Salish Sea and throughout the San Juan Islands. Student participants experience a vast amount of environmental richness as they look at all levels of ecosystem health, from water quality to whales! Each day includes a different research project requiring active student participation for data collection to help monitor ecosystem health. This is great exposure to marine scientific inquiry, marine research equipment, survey methodologies, long term data sets, quantitative analysis, field research. We are so proud to also include discussions and suggestions of personal action steps each student can take to continue improving ecosystem health every day. Masks are required and group size is limited for CV19 safety as we follow Washington State's Outdoor Activity requirements. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. ENROLL HERE.


At-Home Bird Activity: ALL AGES - Learn about Fidalgo Island's local and migratory birds, complete our activity, earn a special Salish Sea School Reward! No printer access? Get in touch and we will mail you an ID guide! Learn more here!


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Need a new computer for a graduating senior?

The Back to School season is nearly upon us! As part of our Member Purchase Program, we are offering you two months of early access on back to school deals.

  • Sale begins on May 31st and won’t open to the general public until July 22nd
  • Up to $200 off select PCs*
  • Access deals on your member page: www.dell.com/mpp/ASD103
  • Remember to leverage the 'always on' 10% coupon for use toward displays, electronics & accessories

Please see flyer attached, and add www.dell.com/mpp/ASD103 to the flyers before distributing.

Additionally, we love to see how you share information throughout your organization. Please send us the innovative ways you communicate our program info! We greatly appreciate your effort in spreading the word!

Our goal is to provide value in our offerings. Please complete this quick survey let us know your feedback so we can keep improving our communications, offerings and content:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp5WyX9nyE0MNxf_DZ60GNz8VZde4U83wPqvtixJDg863ePQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



Also Dell4Education program really wants to give away free computers to K12 families . . . 30 computers in 30 days! All one needs to do to sign up for the Back-to-School Summer sweepstakes is to register here, but we need your help getting the message out. Can we count on you to forward this incredible opportunity to your community?

Here’s the full URL to the registration page: https://gleam.io/kkUjI/dell4education-backtosummer-sweepstakes

Anacortes Public Library - Summer Reading

The library is now open, no appointments necessary. Please visit us!
Current hours are Monday through Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturday 11am – 4pm.
Join us for Summer Reading! The theme this year is Reading Colors Your World.
Sign-ups begin June 21st either online or in person. Check the website for information about prizes: library.cityofanacortes.org. Student cards will remain active through the summer. We have some fun programs lined up, including STEAM events, Be Creative projects, an author event, and a self-care series for teens. We will also share our regular summer storytimes June 21 – July 31. At this time, all programs are virtual.
For the most updated information, visit our website or sign up for an e-newsletter.


Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading Events

AmeriCorps - Trail Stewards Wanted


Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Summer Program

The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club is excited to open its doors for the summer!

#ExploreSummer, this year's theme, includes The Arts, STEM programming, TriplePlay Challenges, Cooking Club, Summer Brain Gain, and so much more!

Registration is currently open, and we look forward to including as many of our kids as possible.

For more information click Program Info or visit our website at skagitclubs.org. Attached is our Anacortes Club pricing guide. Unfortunately prepaid is no longer an option.

Please reach out to our Club Director, Andrew Flores, if you have any questions at andrew.flores@skagitclubs.org, or call The Club at 360-419-3723 x11


Anacortes Family Center - Mentor Program

We are looking for mentors who might be interested in working with kids either one on one or in small groups (under 5 people). This might look like: taking a walk, riding bikes, shooting baskets or playing catch, playing games, playing video games, doing art projects or hanging out here onsite. We think this would be invaluable to our residents and especially the kids. This is an ongoing need for us and the time commitment would be variable. Contact Karen Yost -- karen@anacortesfamily.org or 360 293-2993 ext 112.


Anacortes Farmers Market: www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org


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 Waterfront Alliance

Anacortes Waterfront Alliance is the organization that runs a number of learn to sail and competitive sailing programs in Anacortes. We operate the Spring and Fall High School Sailing Team, the Learn to Sail program at Seafarer's Memorial Park in the summer, and the Open Sail at the Seafarer's park from June through September. Open Sail offers anyone the opportunity to safely hop on a paddleboard for an hour or, with qualification, rent a small sailboat. We employ high school students to coach and operate the waterfront livery.


Anacortes Waterfront Alliance - Sailing Team


Boys & Girls Club - Summer Registration


Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County for iClubhouse!

Could your child use some fun and a chance to socialize? Register them for iClubhouse where they can try their hand at being an artist, a scientist, a dancer, or a world traveler while connecting with staff and other members in real-time via Zoom. It is available for anyone grades 1st-12th. We have members joining from as far as Arizona. It's free for current Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County members, and new members only need to pay a $5 application processing fee. Register your child at www.iclubhouse.org


Boy Scouts Recruitment Flyer


Registration open for Chuckanut Bay Rugby ages 5-18 co-ed. Register at www.chuckanutrugby.com. Contact jesse@chuckanutrugby.com


Deception Pass Park Foundation invites you to join our team in promoting Conservation and Environmental Stewardship of our Parks. We are looking for motivated Teens who are interested in conservation, restoration and building up their professional skills in an active community of Naturalists, Rangers and Interpreters.



Here's the link for the information flyer:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/194tzcAcZ_m1ByPWlN_VIv1NCH5zJtiEG6l741JD3Jqc/edit


Program info and online application can be found here:

https://deceptionpassfoundation.org/teen-ambassador-program/



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!


Emergency Broadband Benefit


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!


For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. fifth graders can bring their families to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior managed public lands and waters for free!

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Fidalgo DanceWorks Summer Programs

The weather is getting warmer and that means it's time to think about summer fun! Fidalgo DanceWorks has a jam-packed schedule full of camps, classes, and workshops for dancers of all ages planned for July and August. Registration is open now. Don't miss out!


Foster Care Family Recruitment


Foundation for Academic Endeavors Summer Academy


Girls Scouts - Anacortes Scavenger Hunt


Pacific Storm Tae Kwon Do


Reading tutor available in Anacortes. Can work with grades 1st and up. I have taken children's literacy classes and am currently working toward a BA in Elementary Education. Can provide references upon request. Call or text Tia Austin at 360-982-9170


Red Door Thrift Shop Volunteer Opportunity


Salvation Army - COVID Assistance


Skagit County Summer Fun Guide: https://skagit.kidinsider.com/ultimate-guide-to-summer-fun-in-skagit-county


Skagit County Vaccination Info


Skagit Parent to Parent: Support for families of children with developmental disabilities and ongoing mental health needs.


Wrestling Camp - Summer 2021

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:


Shannon Gilbert, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1433, sgilbert@asd103.org

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


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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