Topic: Schools

Rock Solid support with Suicide Prevention and Escape the Vape Resources on the back of each Student ID Card

Written on September 27, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

Rock Solid is the youth prevention team with the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, helping promote health and wellness in our community. Three years ago, Rock Solid reached out to then school principal, Fred Woods, and asked if they could get valuable free resources for Suicide Prevention and Escape the Vape printed on the back  Continue Reading

Annual Community Survey is OPEN – Wellness Promotion

Written on September 16, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

This survey provides the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition (SJIPC) with some local information about community perceptions and to look at it as one point of data reference. We use this along with the Healthy Youth Survey, school intervention data that the Student Assistant Professional collects, and the program assessments for the programs that the  Continue Reading

SVC Running Start Program

Written on September 12, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces a second-year award of pilot scholarship program to help Running Start students pay for books, supplies, and student fees  Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that the College has been awarded approximately $52,000 for a pilot scholarship program designed to assist SVC’s Running Start students by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC).  The SVC Running Start Pilot Scholarship will support student success by covering the cost of books,  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on August 23, 2021 at 5:29 am, by

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular (open) School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting with an option for in-person attendance.   All in-person attendees must register before 4:00 pm on Tuesday August 24 to provide contact tracing information. Social distancing and the use of face masks will be expected. Non-compliance  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College announces fall quarter COVID-19 safety requirements for in-person courses and activities

Written on August 16, 2021 at 5:35 am, by

Skagit Valley College will require employees and students that attend courses or other activities in-person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request an exemption based on medical, religious, or philosophical reasons prior to the start of Fall Quarter 2021. The college will continue to require everyone to wear face coverings inside all college buildings at each of its campuses and centers regardless of vaccination status.     Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High School Joins e4usa for 2021-22 Academic Year

Written on August 10, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Engineering for US All (e4usa), a national initiative to bring engineering courses to high school students, is expanding its reach for the 2021-2022 academic year. Two years ago, e4usa launched a novel engineering curriculum in high schools across the United States. This multi-institutional effort was initiated by five universities: Arizona State University, University of Maryland,  Continue Reading

UW Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bite #96

Written on August 7, 2021 at 7:46 am, by

Kairos & the Ghost of FHL: Writing in the Moment, by Holly Shelton Dr. Holly Shelton holds a PhD from the University of Washington in language and rhetoric along with MA degrees in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has taught in Chile, Turkey, Canada, Kazakhstan, and the US; received  Continue Reading

Update for School Year 2021-2022 from SJISD Superintendent Fred Woods

Written on August 5, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

At the beginning of June, our school staff was able to celebrate the graduation of seniors from both Friday Harbor School and Griffin Bay School outside on the football field. Seeing the faces of those students and sharing in their joy was priceless.  The 2020-2021 school year seemed to last forever as we all navigated  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Has 13 New COVID Cases, Majority From School Sports Breakout

Written on April 11, 2021 at 10:26 am, by

From San Juan County Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on Orcas Island at this time. Lopez Island There are no new cases on Lopez Island since the last update, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on  Continue Reading

American Legion Offers Scholarships, Encourages All To Apply

Written on April 6, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Minnie Knych, American Legion Post 163 Auxiliary  The American Legion offers scholarships, and students should apply even if they think they aren’t eligible.  American Legion Scholarships Over $203,500 in scholarships is awarded each year to the top winners in the American Legion National Oratorical Contest. The state winners of the contest receive $5,000 for  Continue Reading

County Quarantines Elementary School Cohort, 16 San Juan High Schoolers

Written on April 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm, by

From San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District would like to thank San Juan County Health and Community Services for their quick response and attention to details about managing COVID-19 exposure in the public schools.  Upon learning that there were three potential cases of COVID-19 that had been diagnosed in the past  Continue Reading

Online San Juan School Board Meeting Wednesday

Written on February 23, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update At 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Zoom. The board will vote on whether to approve the start dates for athletic seasons.  View the entire agenda here. To access the meeting, visit https://sjisd.zoom.us/s/87220019428. Or call to  Continue Reading

Online San Juan School Board Meeting Wednesday

Written on February 9, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Hayley Day, Suan Juan Update At 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Zoom. The board will review a presentation on the draft plan for “secondary in-person instructions.” View the entire agenda here. The board will also hold a closed meeting in  Continue Reading

Pick Up Free Meals For Every Island Child

Written on January 8, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By José Domenech, San Juan Island School District Finance Director, and Liz Varvaro, San Juan Island School District Food Service Director San Juan Island School District is able to provide a daily meal pack with breakfast and lunch to any child in our community between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age for  Continue Reading

Update On School District Return To In-Person Learning

Written on December 14, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Fred Woods, Superintendent, San Juan Island School District As we move into the final week before the schools’ winter break, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for your support during this unprecedented and difficult time for our students and families. I also want to wish you the happiest of  Continue Reading

Donate To Expand Island Head Start

Written on November 14, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Carrie Unpingco, Executive Director, San Juan Island Community Foundation As many families in our community have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, these impacts are magnified when children don’t have a safe and supportive place to go to while their parents are at work. Please consider a gift to the Head Start building expansion project,  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School Reopens

Written on November 4, 2020 at 2:58 pm, by

By Fred Woods, Superintendent, San Juan Island School District On Thursday, Nov. 5, Friday Harbor Elementary School begins in-person instruction for kindergarten students. One week later, the first-grade students will join them. Then on Nov. 19, the second grade will begin. We are excited and look forward to seeing the faces of young children in  Continue Reading

Forum to Cover County COVID-19 School Responses

Written on November 3, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Islands Community Network Join San Juan County school leaders to discuss responses to the COVID-19 crisis and address questions about students, staff and community safety at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, online via Zoom and YouTube. Register at www.SJICN.org. Submit your questions via email to info@sjicn.org. The forum is capped at 100  Continue Reading

Community Fund COVID Donations In Action

Written on October 31, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Island Community Fund As we enter the eighth month of helping to measure and offset the impact of COVID-19 in our community, the San Juan Island Community Foundation remains focused on bringing ideas and funding together to meet the needs of San Juan islanders. Looking ahead to the fall, SJICF is anticipating  Continue Reading

San Juan School District Holds Online Meeting

Written on October 27, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular school board meeting at 5 p.m. as a Zoom meeting. Click here to join the webinar.

Buy a Wreath Or Pie, Support Friday Harbor Seniors

Written on October 12, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Travis Ayers, Friday Harbor High School Grad Night Committee Chair The Friday Harbor High School senior class of 2021 and the PTSA is now taking orders for their annual holiday wreath and pie sale. Get a beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24-inch Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries and a handmade bow in one of  Continue Reading

County Council Candidates Youth Forum

Written on October 2, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

County Council Candidates Youth Forum on October 12, 2020 The Environmental Systems class at Spring Street International School will be holding a Youth Forum on October 12th from 1-2pm. They will ask the County Council candidates from Orcas and San Juan Islands questions about the environment and climate change. All are welcome to join this  Continue Reading