5:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Special Board Meeting - Community Budget Information meeting
Our first week of postseason contests has been completed for some, and for others, it is about to begin. All teams that made the postseason are still in contention. Good luck to all as they continue to advance.
You can check out all postseason brackets and parings by navigating through our league website at
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 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!
Check out our 5th-grade science students!
On Oct. 11, Friday Harbor Elementary School held a Pop Up Science Fair under the leadership of their science teacher, Ms. Kareken.
It was a great student display of work, creativity, practicing the planning and following through of project design and an opportunity to share and interact with students from other grades.
Mrs. Ball said, "I love how Mrs. Kareken brings out the creativity of our students." We all do!
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: SJISD_Communications@sjisd.wednet.edu.
October 17, 2018
San Juan Island School District is happy to announce that we have achieved two-year contracts with both the teachers’ union, San Juan Education Association (SJEA), and the classified employees union, Public School Employees of Washington (PSE). Both contracts target additional funds for the purpose of honoring employees with the greatest longevity in the school district.
The SJEA contract has raised the starting salary of new teachers with a BA degree and no experience or credits to $50,160.00 this year and $52,428.00 next year. Earnings for experienced teachers with an MA/PHD, the most longevity and credits will increase to $97,002 this school year and will top out next school year at $101,386.00. The overall average of SJISD teachers’ salaries this year is $78,155 and next year will increase to $82,875. In addition, teachers will receive increased classroom budgets, higher special workload stipends and improved instructional load standards.
Salary schedules are available to the public on the District website at this link https://www.sjisd.wednet.edu/Page/2088.
All negotiating teams worked with a strong sense of purpose and teamwork to achieve these agreements. We are especially pleased to have signed them as early in the year as we did enabling us to fully concentrate our energies on the District’s continuing focus of student performance.