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What's Happening at SJISD?

  • Are you interested in running for the SJISD School Board?

    San Juan Island School District is seeking passionate student advocates to fill our two open school board positions by election this November. The filing deadline is Friday, May 19.
     
    School Board Informational Night
    EVENT DETAILS
    What: Are you or is someone you know possibly interested in running? Our open house is for interested candidates to get their questions answered!
    When: Monday, April 24  or Thursday, April 27 
    Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
     
    You'll hear from current board members and the superintendent about...
    • What board members do
    • Time commitments and responsibilities
    • How to file
    • What it takes to run a campaign
    • Where to learn more about the work of the board
    • Resources and training opportunities
    • A brief overview of where this district has been and is headed 

     

    There is no commitment. This is just an informational meeting to answer your questions and help prepare you to run if you're interested. Our school board plays a vital role in making our district an incredible place for students to learn and employees to work. We need two new leaders to help carry the torch and light the way to our future. We hope to see you there!

     

    The Washington State School Directors' Association has provided this flyer to help inform potential board candidates of both how to file for candidacy and where to get more information about School Board service. 

     

    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.

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  • SJISD Mobile App Has Been Launched!

    mobile app image Take a peek to see how you can download and customize our mobile app to fit your family's needs and to stay connected.

    See it now.

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Superintendent's Letter

  • March 2017

    Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members: When I was searching for a way to begin writing this letter, I was wondering why is it still cold today. I wore my hat, gloves and used my space heater at work. I was pondering with the thought thinking that the beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. I even bought spring candy! However, the ground hog did predict that we will have six more weeks of winter. I am looking forward to the spring season! Are you? The good news is that there are many reasons to celebrate and recognize individuals and/or groups of people: March is Women’s History Month and National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In our state and our district, we will be celebrating the classified employees for all of their contributions in our educational system. Thank you for all that you do for our teachers, students and families!

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Announcements

  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

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  • If you know of a student who needs help, PARTICULARLY WITH BULLYING AND HARASSMENT, please feel free to contact us on our safe schools reporting system at:
     
    Safeschools Alert Reporting Link -  https://sjisd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/

    FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911.

    For more info, click here-

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