Topic: Schools

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

School Board Zoom Meeting

Written on September 29, 2020 at 10:40 am, by

On Wednesday,Sep 30, 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.     https://sjisd.zoom.us/s/83455678355 Or join webinar with the following methods Phone one-tap Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,83455678355# or +16699006833,,83455678355# Join by Telephone For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. Dial: US : +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900  Continue Reading

Community letter from SJISD School Superintendent Fred Woods

Written on September 25, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Friday Harbor community, I have always loved the month of September. Many years ago, when I decided to make education a life-long career I saw an opportunity to broaden my world, allowing me to extend beyond the limits of the little town where I was raised. Choosing education as a career eventually led me  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Continuing and Community Education is online for Fall

Written on September 25, 2020 at 5:40 am, by

Skagit Valley College’s Continuing and Community Education program (CCE) is pleased to announce new online workshops for Fall Quarter. CCE allows you to engage, connect, learn, and grow from the comfort of your home in short-term, non-credit courses. Visit the CCE Fall 2020 Course Catalog for more information. Courses are designed for people who would like to  Continue Reading

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