ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
On the Calendar
June 18: Cap Sante Graduation - 3 p.m. at Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue
June 19: AMS Moving Up Ceremony - 6:30 p.m., Rice Field
June 20: AHS Graduation - 3 p.m., Rice Field
June 21: Early Release/ All grades - last day of school
Guemes Island Bus Routes Meeting
Middle school will dismiss at 2:40 p.m.; Cap Sante High School will dismiss at 2:35 p.m., and Anacortes High School will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. Because of the ferry schedule, the district will have just one island run in the afternoon.
As a result, middle and high school students will have the following options for after-school transportation:
● Middle and high school students can catch the bus at their school when school gets out, and the bus will drop them at the ferry crossing at 3:15 (no transportation within the island to students’ stops); OR
● All students can meet the bus at Island View elementary at 3:30 p.m., and they will be transported to their regular bus stop via the 4:00 p.m. ferry.
We know that schedule changes and transportation issues impact families greatly, and we want to offer you an opportunity to meet with us to ask questions.
We will be available on Monday, June 17 at 5:30 at the Guemes Island Community Church.
Please RSVP to if you would like to attend: (360) 503-1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your patience as we work through these impacts. If you have any questions, please contact us at (360) 503-1211.
Sizzlin' Summer Art Camp
ASD SIZZLIN' SUMMER ART CAMP is now taking registrations for summer session!
Classes are July 15-19
Registration due by July 8. Classes fill up fast - register now!
Classes offered: Sculpture Madness, Storytime Yoga, Kidz Culinary Camp, World Music, The Art of a Horse and Summer Fun Desserts. Classes are for students in grades K-6.
Scholarships are available.
The registration form is on our website or available at the District Office (2200 M Avenue).
Questions? Contact Tina Franulovich-Martin at email@example.com
ASD won't field varsity football team in fall
Due to low interest among high school upperclass students, and out of a concern for student safety, Anacortes won’t field a varsity football team in the fall.
“We are disappointed that we won’t have a viable varsity team next year,” said Erik Titus, Anacortes athletics and activities director. “But it doesn’t make sense in terms of student health and safety to push inexperienced sophomores or freshman into varsity play before they are ready.”
The district will offer seniors with previous varsity-level experience an opportunity to play with another Skagit County school through an inter-cooperative agreement.
“We will continue to build our program and take full advantage of our new stadium,” said Titus. “We remain committed to offering a football program that balances student safety and competition.”
Titus plans to work with other districts to develop a junior varsity-level schedule for the season, including Homecoming.
Questions? Contact Erik Titus, Athletics and Activities Director, (360) 503-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summer edition of the Anacortes A-Town Publication will be mailed out this week. Also, it 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 Sister Cities Wild Waves Fundraiser - 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 tinyurl.com/AnacortesSCwild and thank you for your support!
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!
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: anacortestft.com.
Your high schooler can earn volunteer hours by hosting a French exchange student!
When: June 30-July 20
Who: Girls and boys ages 14-16
Why: This 3 week program gives the French students the experience of being a teen in America! They're very excited to be a part of your family and use their English skills.
Where: They are coming to Anacortes to be a part of our community, and they will also go on two full-day excursions including a Mariner's game, The Seattle ferris wheel and a trip out to the San Juans.
What a fantastic opportunity to show your child the joy of experiencing another culture in the comfort of your own home.
Please contact Stacy O'Hagan for more information.
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6 - 6-8 p.m. at Storvik Park
Nike Volleyball Camp is coming to Anacortes June 15 & 16. The camp is designed for players entering 6th-8th grade. Directed by Seattle University Head Volleyball Coach, James Finley, this Washington volleyball camp at Anacortes Middle School teaches boys and girls the proper fundamentals and mechanics of volleyball. Using a variety of games, drills and scrimmaging, this skill development camp will help campers improve their game and build confidence on the court. The goal of this summer volleyball camp in Skagit County is to provide players with an impactful and rewarding weekend of volleyball, where they are challenged to improve in a fun and safe environment.
- Instruction from Seattle University (DI) Coach and his expert staff
- 4-5 hours of daily training
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes!
Quaker Cove Events:
Kids' Culinary Camp
1st-2nd Grade: 9 - 11 AM, June 24, 26, & 28
3rd-5th Grade: 12 - 3 PM, June 24, 26, & 28
Middle & High School: 10 AM - 1 PM June 25 & 27
1st-5th Grade: July 1-3, 9 AM - 12 PM
July 1-3, 2 - 5 PM
Do you know a young chef in the making who jumps at the chance to learn new skills in the kitchen? Kids' Culinary Camp is just the thing for them. Camp Director Karl is a professionally trained chef, and he'll teach kids about ingredients, recipes, and prepare a meal together. Adults will oversee the kitchen. Dishes and skills will be tailored to age appropriate levels. Check out our website to register your budding chef.
Day Camp at Quaker Cove - 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.
Relay for Life - June 22 - The Anacortes Relay For Life Team Rally is Thursday, May 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Anacortes Christian Church on M Ave and 12th St. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun and informative event. This is a great time to get your questions answered. Come and join in the fight against cancer. For more information call Chris at 360 293-1650 or visit www.relayforlife.org/anacortes.wa.
Register now for Western Washington University summer Youth Programs, held at Shannon Point Marine Center.
Western’s Youth Programs foster academic growth through enrichment and recreational activities. Offerings available this summer in Anacortes include:
Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren. Does your child wonder why crabs have claws and sea stars have no bones? We dive into the how’s and why’s of different marine animal characteristics and investigate the tops of kelp forests and deep ocean canyons to discover how marine habitats influence species diversity.
Grades: 1 - 8
Dates: Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23
Times: Monday, 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost: $260 per grandparent/grandchild pair
Dive into investigating science and arts. Does your child have an interest in marine science? In this program they have the opportunity to engage with marine scientists at Shannon Point Marine Center. Through hands-on activities, participants apply the principals of the scientific method to discover unique aspects of the marine world.
Grades: 3 - 6
Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location: Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost: $173 (if registered before May 14)
To learn more and register, visit wwu.edu/youth.
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, email@example.com
Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, email@example.com
Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221