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  • 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?

  • Wolverine Fall Playoff Update


    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   

    • Girls Soccer –   Our girls soccer team won the Bi-District Championship on Saturday, defeating Concordia Christian, 3-2.  The girls will now move on to the first round of the State Playoffs as the District 1/2 #1seed for the second year in a row.  They will host Adna on Saturday, November 10 at Anacortes High School.  The game will begin at 4:00.  A win would move the girls onto the semi-finals of the state tournament at Sumner on November 16.  Congratulations girls.  On To STATE.  You can access their playoff bracket at


    • Boys Soccer –  Our boys team also played for the District 1/2 title where they came up a little short and were defeated by Evergreen Lutheran 7-6 on PK’s.  This was the second game in a row the boys played extra minutes to settle the outcome.  On Thursday, our boys beat previously undefeated Orcas 1-0 in the first overtime period to get to the championship game.  Our boys will now enter the first round of the State Playoffs as our District 1/2 #2 seed and will host Riverside Christian on Saturday 11/10 at Anacortes.  The game will start at 2:00.  Like the girls, a win would move them on to semi-final round in Sumner on 11/16.  You can see their playoff bracket at


    • Football – Our Football team defeated La Conner 46-0 in their last league game last Thursday. The win put them in a tie for the league title and will force a tie-break game Tuesday, November 6 vs Concrete.  The game is being played at La Conner starting at 5:30. The tie-break game will consist of two 10 minute halves.  The winner will advance to the first round of the State Playoffs vs Adna on November 9.  Seeding was determined this year by the WIAA, by a seeding committee that looked at teams compared to other teams in the playoffs at the 2B level. You can find more playoff information at

     Go Wolverines!!


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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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  • Pop Up Science Fair

    Pop Up Science Fair

    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!


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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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  • SJISD reaches agreement with SJEA and PSE

    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

    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.


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     Friday Harbor High School Band Students Perform at 66th Annual UW Band Day

    FHHS Band Last Spring, the Friday Harbor High School Band was selected to participate in the University of Washington’s 66th annual Band Day event. Nine FHHS band members, seniors Julian Brown and Lucy Urbach, juniors Jack Knapik, Jonah Strasbourger, and Sander Van Hamersfeld, and sophomores Emily Atwell, Blaze Borgquist, Olivia Brown, and Lizzie Lee, joined other Washington high school bands to play at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, September 15th. While the Huskies took on the Arizona State Sun Devils, over 2,000 high school musicians took the field at halftime to perform in front of 70,000 spectators.
    On the setlist was a patriotic song, two pop songs, and an arrangement from “The Greatest Showman.”
    FHHS Band Instructor Cart Nelsen said “I am proud of these band students who took the time and had the courage, the passion and the drive to perform in front of the huge crowds at the Husky game. Experiences like this one opens our students to what is possible musically off of the island.” Mr. Nelsen would also like to thank parent Jill Urbach for chaperoning this event.
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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.

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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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