ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the calendar

Oct 3, 8-10:30 a.m. - School Board Site Visit at Mt Erie Elementary

Oct 9, 6:30 p.m. - Financial Aid Night, AHS Commons

Oct 16, 6:30 p.m. - ASD Bands Fall Concert: Honoring Veterans at AMS Gym

Oct 21, 6 p.m. - Choir Concert, AMS

Oct 23, 5:30 p.m. - High School Construction Neighborhood Meeting at AHS Commons

Text Messaging - opt in now!

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Questions? Contact the Superintendent Office at (360) 503-1211 or

Athletes recognize suicide prevention month

September is National Suicide Prevention month and our high school athletes have been raising awareness all week by wearing turquoise, greeting classmates at the door and handing out Suicide Prevention wristbands to opposing teams to spread awareness.

Thank you to all our athletes and leadership class. Special thanks to Athletic Director Erik Titus who spread the word to our NW conference teams.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of depression or suicide, please contact the national suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255.

Now accepting volunteer applications

Volunteers are essential partners in the success of our schools, and we truly appreciate their gifts of time and talent that fuel so many wonderful opportunities for our students. Individuals from throughout our community serve in variety of volunteer positions, from tutors and mentors to classroom assistants, special project committees, and so much more!

All volunteers must have a yearly application and background check on file with the district office prior to service in our schools.

Clearance is on a one-year basis, and all volunteers must re-apply each school year. The beginning of the school year is an excellent time to complete the process, so that you can be ready to volunteer in the schools or chaperone a field trip.

The application link can be found here

The online application may be accessed from your home computer at any time. You also are welcome to contact the ASD District Office for assistance with the process, including help for anyone without a home computer to complete the application.

For more information, please contact the ASD District Office at (360) 503-1200, or email to


You can make a difference! Be an AVID Mentor

  • Are you familiar with the college application process?

  • Do you want to help high school students reach their goal of college acceptance?

  • Are you able to meet with a high school senior one Thursday a month at 8:00 am September-April?

For more information contact:

Kecia Fox

AVID Coordinator

Anacortes High School


Meal Charging Policy: Annual Notification

The district is required to give annual notification to households regarding our meal charging policy.

More information can be found on our Food Services page or by calling (360) 503-1377 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.

Tsunami Siren Testing

The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management will be conducing monthly tsunami siren tests beginning on Oct. 7 at noon. Testing will continue each month on the first Monday at noon and will last about 30 second. *For an actual tsunami, the siren will wail for 3 minutes*

Questions? Hans Kahl, or 360-416-1855

After School Arts Classes for Kids - new days!
After School Spanish Classes for Kids - new days!

Anacortes Community Theater -- Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Fridays September 13th - October 18th; 4 -5:15 pm

Step into the future where robots are on the rescue team ! The Robot Rescue Team has been hard at work rescuing humans and aliens alike. At their weekly debrief the Team Leader will share the stories of their daring rescues and the audience will get to see each moment acted out! In this class, each student will create a unique personality for a circus 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. Cost: $100

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 Robotics Booster Club (ARBC)

We sponsor robotics teams within the FIRST progression of programs at all grade levels (K-12). Visit the ARBC website to learn more, or e-mail us at with questions. Each program level has its own calendar of important dates for team formation, meetings, and tournaments.

ABRC FIRST Lego League JR Boomtown Build
ABRC FIRST Lego League City Shaper

Anacortes Parks & Rec Programs:

Registration is currently open for our 2019 Girls Basketball League. Please visit our website to register. Deadline to register is October 4.

APRD is partnering with Challenger Sports to offer a Tiny Tykes Soccer Program. (See this flyer for registration information.)

There are much more APRD recreation opportunities listed in our Fall A-Town Publication which can be found online HERE.

Anacortes Parks & Rec Haunted Run - Oct 26

Anacortes Schools Foundation Newsletter

Anacortes Senior College - Registration is open for the fall term of the Anacortes Senior College. Classes are held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, to Thursday, November 21, at Anacortes Middle School, 2200 M Ave.

Online registration is available at, and printed copies of the course schedule and registration form are available at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center.

Six-week classes are $30, and three-week classes are $20.

Information: or call 360-503-1255.

Tuesday afternoon classes are:

  • Industries of Anacortes with Tom Kuhn

  • Anacortes Community Theatre: Behind the Curtain, Billy Hendrix

  • Memoir Writing with Teru Lundsten

  • Dragonflies: Their Fascinating History, Jim Walker

  • Anacortes Croatian Family Histories with Bret Lunsford

  • Napoleon Bonaparte, Bill Dietrich

  • First Aid for Cats & Dogs, Dr. Bill Testerman

Thursday afternoon classes are:

  • Our Amazing Constitution with Dr. Michael Newbrough

  • Ham Radio Principles & Operations, 8 instructors

  • Three Good Movies: Truth to Power with Mark Lundsten

  • Android Smartphones & Tablets, Norm Samuelson

Boys & Girls Club Enrollment Info

City of Anacortes Municipal Fiber Contest & Gala

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!

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!

Fidalgo Pool Community Input Meetings - Join Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center to learn about the new facility project and give your input on what you'd like to see in the new facility.

Fidalgo Shoreline Academy - Friends of Skagit Beaches - Fidalgo Shoreline Academy

Join us for our 8th annual great day of learning and discovery brought to you by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Spend a day with top scientists and local community leaders presenting on a wide range of environmental topics. Our Keynote Speaker will be Jack Hartt, recently retired from 40 years in the Washington State Park system – 14 of those as Park Manager at Deception Pass State Park. Jack will present “Love and Beauty in the Time of Turbulence”, a talk based on reflections from a new forest monitoring project in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. He will emphasis how we have within and among ourselves the power to make a difference and will weave together the rhythms of hope and encouragement that keep us harmonizing in the coming turbulent times. For the day, choose 3 from 6 breakout sessions such as “Sharks of Washington State”; “Wetlands: What are They and Why Should We Care?” and much more. Registration is required and please get your tickets soon. Visit to register online as well as Friends of Skagit Beaches Facebook page to learn more. Call (360) 299-0641 for information/questions. Free Clock hours (5) available to educators. Saturday, October 19, 2019. 8:45 am – 3:15 pm. 1601 R Ave., Anacortes.

Girl Scouts in Anacortes

Island View PTA Fundraiser

Pacific Storm Tae Kwon Do

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Kid Insider

Skagit Parent to Parent Sept Newsletter

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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