Topic: Schools

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 noon  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       All SVC offices will be closed on: Fri­day, July 3 in obser­vance of Inde­pen­dence Day Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 7 in obser­vance  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 grounds  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 now search  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: to  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 class.  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