Principal's Message

May 1, 2021

Island View Families:

Having lived in the area for nearly thirty years, I cannot recall a longer string of sunny April days than we experienced this past month. It is indeed tulip time in the Skagit Valley. I hope you enjoyed memorable moments outside with your beautiful children.

As Superintendent Irish has communicated to families, we are currently planning to return all students back to full days. Island View staff members are busy developing new safety protocols, modifying arrival and dismissal procedures, planning lunch routines and recess schedules, and preparing changes in the instructional program. Our custodians are busy moving furniture back into classrooms and developing cleaning protocols, and kitchen staff are developing processes for serving lunches in new ways. I have been inspired by the team efforts that are creating a safe and meaningful school environment for your deserving students. I will send detailed information to families explaining our new protocols and schedules by Monday, May 3rd.

In the meantime, please contact me at 360-503-1490 or at if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Let’s get back to our sunshine. One of our kinders got in the habit of picking flowers (adults mistakenly call them dandelions😉) for her teacher when she arrived on campus. On the morning of our first cool day, she stood in the front lawn and exclaimed despondently, “they’re all gone!” A staff member explained to her that the flowers would return with the sunshine; I’m not sure our little kinder was convinced.

But our sunshine is returning—one baby step at a time.

Stay well—

Brian Hanrahan


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