Fall Reopening

Fall Reopening

The Anacortes School District will begin its fall school year in a fully remote model, based on recommendations by the Anacortes School Board. District staff continue to plan the learning model for the fall, as well as support for students receiving special education and English language services.

The school year will begin on Monday, September 14.

The ASD Hybrid model will include an eventual phased-in approach to in-person learning. ASD@Home is a fully remote option, with ASD support and parent/ guardian as coach/ mentor.

Schedules

Elementary Daily Schedule

AMS Daily Schedule

AHS Daily Schedule

Who to Contact

Building Principals:

http://www.asd103.org/contact_us

District Office:

information@asd103.org

(360) 503-1200

6-Step Reopening Plan

We are following a 6-step approach to reopening. We plan to start school in Step 3, currently.

Step 1

All students and staff participate in distance learning. School buildings closed for access.

Step 2

All students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering online instruction.

Step 3

(current step)

Students in greatest need of additional support as identified through an agreed upon set of criteria participate onsite with in-person instruction up to two (2) days a week. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

Step 4

All students from Stage 3, as well as our youngest learners, additional students in need of support (e.g., students considered “Prepared with Support” in 2019-20, 6th and 9th graders, etc.) participate onsite with in-person instruction up to two (2) days a week. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

Step 5

All students participate onsite with in-person instruction up to two (2) days a week. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

Step 6

All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction five (5) days a week.

Engagement Process

A District steering committee meets regularly to decide our learning model, health and safety guidelines, transportation, food and nutrition services, and communications. The committee includes district administrators, supervisors, and employee bargaining representatives.

A Community Stakeholder group is also meeting regularly to set our guiding principles, review decisions with an equity frame, and ensure that our decisions meet our students' and families' needs. This community stakeholder group includes representatives from the City, Port, Skagit County Health Department, Island Hospital, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Anacortes Schools Foundation, Samish Tribe, as well as parents and students.

Communications

We are committed to ongoing, transparent communications with our families, staff and students. We will provide regular weekly updates, virtual Q&A sessions, and informational videos through our social media pages and district website. Please also reach out if you have questions, comments or concerns: information@asd103.org or (360) 503-1200.

Informational Videos

Special Education Info Session - 8/31 - Staff provided an update for students receiving special education services.

Curriculum Q&A Session - 8/14 - Staff provided an update on our two learning models in this recorded webinar from August 14.

Curriculum Q&A Session Recording - Staff provide an update on our two learning models in this recorded webinar from August 12.

Updates on ASD Learning Models - Hear more from Assistant Superintendent Becky Clifford regarding the different learning models.

Community and Staff Engagement - Hear how district staff and community members are working together to plan.