6:00 PM - 7:00 PM FHMS/HS Spring Band Concert
Please be aware that WSSDA is offering workshops for board candidates around the state in June. They are free, but registration is required for logistics and communications purposes.
Information beyond these basics is offered on WSSDA’s For New School Directors page found under Leadership Development > Board Development.
Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members: This semester, we have been busy planning for the next academic year. The school board adopted new literacy instructional materials for the elementary school and new Spanish instructional materials for the high school. Our secondary math teachers are researching the best instructional materials while our science teachers are aligning their work with the Next Generation Science Standards. We are working hard toward our strategic goals of Powerful Teaching and learning, District Climate, and Early Learning. It is an exciting time in our district.
Friday Harbor High School’s Turnbull Gym Locker Room Remodel
to begin April 12, 2017
April 5, 2017
San Juan Island School District is excited to announce the start of the Turnbull Gym locker room remodel. The demolition and construction phase of the long awaited re-model and refurbishment of the Turnbull Gym locker rooms will officially begin on Wednesday, April 12th. This project is scheduled to be completed by the middle of August so that it does not interfere with next year’s curriculum or sport schedules.
The Turnbull Gym remodel bid was awarded to H.B. Hansen Construction, Inc., from Lynden Washington.
After April 12th gym access will be limited to the weight room area for weight training classes only. Island Rec activities that are usually scheduled for Turnbull Gym will continue in the Friday Harbor High School’s Hall Gym. Middle School and High School PE classes will take place also in Hall Gym or outside during favorable weather. During inclement spring weather, high school Baseball and Fastpitch practice will take place in Hall Gym as well.
Ralph Hahn, SJISD Board Chair, said, “We are looking forward to completing the Turnbull Gym Locker room remodel. The district is very thankful to the community for support for this project through the Capital and Technology Levy.”
Questions may be directed to Garret Holmes, SJISD Facility Manager, (360) 370-7902.
Decision on Sixth Grade Transition Postponed until April Board Meeting
March 22, 2017
The decision by the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors on whether or not to move the sixth grade from the Friday Harbor Elementary School to Friday Harbor Middle School will be postponed until the regular school board meeting scheduled for April 26, 2017.
At the January 18, 2017 special school board meeting/public hearing, the elementary staff made a presentation to the board in favor of the move, citing supportive research in pedagogy and issues of crowding in the elementary school. The Board is requesting information on the impact to the 2017-2018 school year budget before making a final decision. The decision process is compounded by the uncertainty of state funding to be received by the district in the next two years. Additional information is needed for district staff to provide a clear financial projection to the board.
If there are further delays by the state legislature in approving a state budget, this decision may even be pushed back to a May special board meeting.