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District Mission

  • Promote excellence, engaging every student, every day, through superior instruction, high expectations and academic content that is both challenging and individually relevant.

Superintendent's Letter

  • Fall 2018

    The school year has started and we are already making sure that each one of our students is well served in our school district. And because it is a new school year, we have new people and plans to share with you! First, we are extremely pleased to welcome our new staff;

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What's Happening at SJISD?

  • SJISD School Board Special Meeting

    Special Board Meeting


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  • Math Night & Hour of Code at FHES

    When: Monday, Dec. 3rd, 6-7:30 pm

    Where: Friday Harbor Elementary School Library

    What to anticipate Monday night:

    When you arrive please sign in and find a Chrome Book.

    • Ms. Goodrich will talk about encouraging math learning and let families know about the FHES Math Olympiad team.
    • Mrs. Curtis will introduce the Every Day Math dashboard and online tools.
    • Mrs. Kareken will share the Hour of Code video
    • teachers will facilitate an Hour of Code

    Hour of Code

    Hour of CodeThe Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.


    Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

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    Community Projects

    Meet Joanna Evans, who is currently working on her Community Project with the San Juan Island Community Service Foundation (SJISS).

    When students enter their Junior year at Friday Harbor High School, they enroll in a Community Project class. The purpose of this class is to create a positive change in our community and to teach students life lessons about hard work and determination. In addition, they learn social skills which they can keep with them, even after they graduate. 

    She is working with the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to graduating seniors who complete 80 hours of community service during high school. Joanna has been calling various non-profit organizations all over the island, to ask them to register. Once they are registered they can post events that they are hosting and are in need of volunteers on their calendar. When organizations post on the SJISS calendar, it allows students who are registered know that there is an event going on in their community where the students can complete community service hours. FHHS students have a goal of 80 hours. If students want to receive a scholarship of $1,000 for their higher education, they need to complete the required amount of hours and register before April 1st of their senior year. With SJISS, students don't have to worry or wonder if those volunteer hours count, they can automatically trust that they will. Take a peek or register your organization or student now at


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  • FHMS Students Go to Mountain School

    Every Fall, our 6th-grade students head up into the Cascades to go to Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.

    This year our sixth-grade class was joined by three teachers, nine parent chaperones, park rangers, Mountain School Staff, and graduate students from WWU.

    Mountain School

    Mountain School is a nationally recognized environmental education program. During this experience, students spend most of their time hiking on trails and exploring the watersheds, forests, plants, and wildlife of the North Cascades ecosystems first-hand through interdisciplinary activities in science, math, art, social studies, and conservation. Our students increased their environmental awareness and stewardship and had the opportunity to learn and bond as a cohort in a very authentic and powerful way.

    We are so lucky to provide our students with this annual trip.

    From a student: I learned so much science at Mountain School, such as what a producer, consumer, and decomposer are, the web of life, how to identify some plants and trees, and about different animals that live in the North Cascades. I also learned the history of the area and how important it is to care for our environment and for humans to “Leave No Trace.” I had multiple memorable moments, such as the hike up to the beautiful waterfall, the Diablo Dam, Diablo Lake, and spending time with my trail group. I wish I could go again next year, it was amazing!


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  • Special Services Fall Quarterly Newsletter

    Theresa Jiminez, our Special Services Director, just released their latest newsletter. Take a peek at everything from how to help your student to wonderful poetry from one of our student.

    Click to read the newsletter.


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  • Photos Wanted


    We see you out there capturing wonderful photos of school activities and events and we would love to use them to promote the exciting things happening in our schools!

    If you have a photo(s) you would like to share, please email with a brief description to:


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  • SJIslanders' Tech Academy is OPEN!

    Technology image Do you have a need to build your Business, Desktop Publishing, Web Development or IT Skills? We have a wonderful FREE eLearning opportunity for you.

    Visit to learn more.


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  • Special Education Newsletter

    Take a peek at the new Special Education Newsletter. The Spring edition is live now! 

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  • 2018-19 Academic Calendar Released

    The 2018-19 Academic calendar has been released. You can find it here to download and help with your planning for the next school year.

    2018-19 calendar

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