Topic: Schools

Spring Street says “Thanks!”

Written on September 23, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Spring Street International School would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for hosting, coordinating, and including us in the SJICF Fair Matching Grant Program. The Fair Matching Grant Program helped us raise $4,605 that went towards preparing our school to open up safely this fall and provide our students with an innovative  Continue Reading

Food for Thought

Written on September 10, 2020 at 7:12 pm, by

The San Juan Island School District’s Food for Thought Program is back at it! Though most of the staff was furloughed, Chef Andy, Ashley Spendiff and Kerri Starr are working hard to provide healthful FROM SCRATCH meals to all children in San Juan County ages 1-18 FOR FREE. Check out the school website for current  Continue Reading

A Salute to Teachers and the Last Cow in Friday Harbor

Written on September 2, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

SJI Historical Museum is back with their History Column for September… September is traditionally when we devote the history column to something related to “back to school days.” We have featured students, schoolhouses, and teachers of many different eras. Since this is such an unusual year for all our students and teachers, we thought it appropriate  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay School Virtual Fair Grant Opportunity

Written on August 14, 2020 at 10:28 am, by

San Juan Island School District would like to thank the San Juan Community Foundation for the annual “Fair matching grant” in support of our community!  We are grateful to be included in this year’s “line up” of worthy causes that help our community stay strong and healthy. SJISD is asking for support for the K-12  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Public Schools Fall Re-opening Plan

Written on August 7, 2020 at 10:33 am, by

At last evening’s special board meeting, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors approved a fall reopening plan for schools.  After several months of planning with the district workgroups and steering committee, Superintendent Fred Woods recommended to the Board that the San Juan Island public schools begin the 2020-2021 school year under a  Continue Reading

SJISD School Board To Hold Open Public Meeting Tonight, Aug 6, Via Zoom

Written on August 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm, by

We hear from Maude at the School District… The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting on Thursday August 6, at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting.  This meeting is open to the public.   To access the Zoom meeting, please click on “Video” within the electronic Board Agenda, or call the  Continue Reading

New School Reopening Guidance Announced Today

Written on August 5, 2020 at 6:19 pm, by

Governor Inslee announces education recommendations for 2020-2021 school year… San Juan County is among 5 counties in Washington State that are considered “Low Risk” for COVID-19. Plans regarding school reopening are made by the local health jurisdiction and school district. Gov. Jay Inslee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and DOH’s state health officer, Dr.  Continue Reading

Running Start and SVC

Written on July 20, 2020 at 9:02 am, by

High School Juniors and Seniors can earn tuition-free college credit at Skagit Valley College through the Running Start program Did you know that High School Juniors and Seniors can earn tuition-free college credit at SVC while still in high school through the Running Start program? Students and families are invited to attend a virtual info  Continue Reading

Virtual Hoop Camp

Written on July 4, 2020 at 5:32 am, by

Skagit Valley College Continuing and Community Education to offer virtual Hoop Camp for youth This summer, area youth can improve their basketball fundamentals and skills with virtual Hoop Camps taught via Zoom by Skagit Valley College Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Carl Howell. The camp will be offered via Zoom on July 21 and 22 from  Continue Reading

Paying It Forward

Written on July 2, 2020 at 9:28 am, by

This FHL Tide Bite was written by Jen Burnaford… My first trip to UW Friday Harbor Labs was in 1995. After completing my undergraduate thesis on freshwater zooplankton and spending a post-bac year chasing primates through the jungles of Borneo, I had been accepted into the PhD program at Oregon State University in the Menge/Lubchenco  Continue Reading

Summer Hours for SVC

Written on June 26, 2020 at 11:14 am, by

Skagit Valley College campuses and centers announce Summer Hours of Operation now through August 28       Skagit Valley College announces summer hours of operation this week through August 28. For specific department hours, visit https://www.skagit.edu/about/svc-locations/       All SVC offices will be closed on: Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day Monday, September 7 in  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs closed on the 4th of July

Written on June 26, 2020 at 7:45 am, by

For many islanders, it is a long-standing tradition to come to UW Friday Harbor Labs (FHL) on the 4th of July to sit on the breakwater or bluffs to watch the fireworks in the harbor – it’s one of the best viewing sites!  So we are saddened to announce that this year, access to the FHL  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on June 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm, by

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting.   There will also be an Executive Session at 4:00 pm, not open to the public, in accordance with RCW  In accordance with RCW 42.30.110(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of  Continue Reading

Updated Link to FHHS YouTube Graduation

Written on June 6, 2020 at 10:10 am, by

Dear Graduating Class and Parents, We apologize for the last minute change, but we just received an updated link to the YouTube page where the virtual ceremony will premiere on Saturday. It is actually easier to find now.   If you want to watch the ceremony on your TV through the YouTube app, you can  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Announces New Instant Chat Feature

Written on June 2, 2020 at 10:06 am, by

We’re Online with You! Just in time for Summer Quarter registration, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce UChat, a new instant chat feature designed to easily connect students and prospective students with our teams in Enrollment Services, Admissions, TRIO Student Services, Athletics, Counseling and Advising, and Student Equity and Inclusion. Accessing UChat is simple:  Continue Reading

FHHS 2020 Graduation Car Parade and Celebration

Written on June 1, 2020 at 8:04 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Class of 2020 invites the community to their 2020 Graduation Car Parade and Celebration.  On Saturday, June 6th, after Virtual Commencement, graduates will celebrate with a car parade through downtown Friday Harbor.  The entire community is invited to line the sidewalks and show their support for this year’s graduates.  The  Continue Reading

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Written on May 29, 2020 at 5:12 pm, by

Graduation – Friday Harbor High School Class of 2020 on June 6, 2020 The faculty and staff of Friday Harbor High School would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our graduating class of 2020 during our virtual commencement ceremony.  According to FHHS Principal Fred Woods, “The class of 2020 is an amazing  Continue Reading

Letter to the Community from San Juan Island School District Superintendent Kari McVeigh

Written on May 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm, by

May 2020 Dear Wonderful Community Members, The 2019-2020 school year is winding to a close, and what a year it has been! We started last summer with our Aerospace Design team under the guidance of teacher Dan Garner, becoming international champions and we end this school year with our First/Second grade Science Team under the  Continue Reading

FHHS Aerospace Team earns Entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

Last summer, the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design team brought home a World Championship title from the International Space Settlement Competition held at NASA. This year, the FHHS Aerospace Team (Island Orbital Technologies) has once again earned their way back to the International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals with a top-four design proposal  Continue Reading

A Note from Skagit Valley College

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

We’re Online with You! Skagit Valley College announces Summer Quarter will be offered mostly online Yes, Skagit Valley College is open! We’re just doing things a little differently. Our key focus is to meet you where you are right now. We’ve adapted our instruction, services, and resources to meet your needs and support the health  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College to Remain Online Summer Quarter – Cancels June Commencement Activities

Written on May 16, 2020 at 7:17 am, by

In support of the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy directive to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Skagit Valley College announces that it will continue to operate online for Summer Quarter. In addition to the decision to remain online through the summer, the College has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Commencement activities  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School STEM Team is 2020 First Place National Winner in Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Competition

Written on May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm, by

Last week, the national winners of the Exploravision Competition were announced and the first place-winning project was Get Away! Bacteriophage, submitted by Friday Harbor Elementary School (FHES) students Jodie Wehner, 2nd grade, Ava Youngsman 2nd grade, and Nancy Wehner, 1st grade. Earlier this spring, three FHES STEM teams had received regional and honorable mention recognition  Continue Reading