Don't forget to set clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Happy Spring Break and safe travels to all who are traveling!!!
Good evening, Everyone We have had additional COVID-19 cases over the weekend, including at least one confirmed staff member and possibly one other. If you get a positive reading for the coronavirus, five days of quarantine are required, plus masking up for another five days. If symptoms are still present after five days of quarantine, please do not return to school even with a mask. As was stated last week, if you do not feel comfortable sending your children to school with the number of virus cases still increasing, we understand totally.
There is in excess of 20 cases of Coronavirus amongst our staff and our students. We are requiring all of our students and staff to social distance themselves from others and are strongly encouraging everyone to wear masks while in the school building. Deep cleaning of the school is also taking place daily. Any parent who wishes to keep their children home during this outbreak may do so. Hopefully, this will be a short lived event and we can once again get back into a coronavirus free environment!
With three confirmed COVID cases within our staff, I feel that we should go on an official mask optional status. This will be in effect until further notice. The District Policy is that anyone who tests positive for COVID 19 is to quarantine for five days and wear a mask for at least 5 additional days. Nacquq (Jim)
Students will be taking the Winter MAPS Assessments this week, starting on Tuesday, so we encourage you to have your children get extra sleep. Please encourage them to put forth their best possible efforts when taking the assessments. The assessment results help us to determine how students are performing in Language Arts, Math, and Science. The results lets our teachers see what adjustments need to be made, if any, to the subjects that they are teaching. Thank you, Nacquq
Well, after a long break, it is time to head back to school tomorrow. We will be on our regular schedule. On Friday, we will be having an inservice day for all of our staff. There are some new District Policy and curriculum changes that we need to become familiar with before we can start implementing them. We will Also be reviewing your students MAP Assessment scores so that we can adjust the grade level curriculum to help lower the student achievement gaps We want to wish all of you a happy upcoming new year! Nacquq (Jim)
It is hard to believe that Christmas Break is only a day away! That also means that it is time for our annual community Christmas celebration at the school! The festivities will start at 7:00pm tomorrow evening, with classes doing a variety of songs and skits. Those will be followed by Santa Claus arriving to hand out candy canes and fruit ( his elves are working hard tonight to ensure that the apple and orange supply line is functioning properly). We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening for all who attend. On Friday, we will be dismissing students at 1:30, so that the staff can get their classrooms and the building ready for the break. Because of the projected work on the gym floor, in order to have it ready for basketball season, the gym will be closed to the public during the break. We are also wanting to get the gym equipment set up in the new fitness center over the holidays, as we plan on having a fitness class for 9th and 10th graders next semester. The second semester starts on January 5th, which will be our first day back to school after Christmas break. We we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Nacquq (Jim)
Just a reminder that there will be a family literacy night from 7:00-8:00 tonight. We will be in the library. Students in grades pre-k- 5th grade need to be with a parent to attend. There will be a read aloud and reindeer antler relay. We look forward to seeing you here! :)
We will be dismissing students at 1:30 today, instead of 2:00, as we have a 2 hour inservice this afternoon for all staff. We just received permission to dismiss earlier than usual because of the start time of the event. Enjoy your weekend.. Nacquq ( Jim)
The literacy night scheduled for tonight has been postponed until next Thursday night because of so many students being sick, We look forward to seeing you all next Thursday night! Nacquq (Jim)
Photo proofs have arrived and may be picked up at the office any time during normal school hours.
Tomorrow we will be on our Friday early out schedule. Classes will be dismissed at 2:00pm. There will not be any Fun Friday activities, as we will be having an all staff meeting at 2:30. I want to wish everyone a Happy and a safe Thanksgiving! Nacquq (Jim)
You can catch LIVE STREAMING, Live Sessions and Bracket Results on the 40th Annual BSSD Wrestling & Cheerleading Tournament by clicking the links below. LIVE STREAMING https://www.youtube.com/embed/live_stream?channel=UCU9X4R7TvoqnshpRLDN5oJg Live Session: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTU0460w0Z1BqzwgofTzfcw_47meqtdNpgrrevdt-RmKe8rpOe8mWl_H-fdqROiO1lL3C442p0EWx6g/pubhtml Elementary Brackets Result https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTkaZTrTTMYpVkvpKIuQ5nbPKV_0VjVFFxxLFJoFFWU8Ce2DU4TZxLrkKOAHy9bVQ/pubhtml Junior High Brackets Results https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRhb_enKLi8JEj-5LQu6TM5vtY7lWxCIO1KikHXuKl8tPqve_6dyLdzcoaBPF-TuQ/pubhtml
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed! Daylight savings time ends tomorrow.
We will be having our parent/teacher conferences tomorrow from 2:00-5:00pm. Students will be dismissed at 1:30. The 30 minute change in the start time is to give the teachers time to setup for the conferences. Also, don’t forget that our Community Halloween celebration will start at 2:00pm on Monday in the school gym. All are invited to watch and to participate in the adult costume parade that follows the high school students March. There will be the usual cash prizes for the first three places in each category. Nacquq (Jim)
We have a couple of events scheduled that you need to be aware of. This Friday we will have Parent/Teacher conferences from 1:30 until 5:00pm. On Monday, we are pleased to announce that we will finally be able to resume our annual Halloween community celebration! The event will officially start at 2:00pm with the parade of classes in the gym. Adults will follow the students by parading around the court in their costumes. Prizes will be given for the first three places in all categories! Following the costume parade we will have cake available for everyone! We are looking forward to seeing you at both of these upcoming events! Ps: trick or treaters will be welcome to stop by the west end of the teacher apartments from 6:00-9:00pm!! Nacquq (Jim)
We will be doing our first round of MAPS testing starting on Tuesday this week. These assessments are very important, as they give us an indication of your students progress over time. The assessments also help us to plan lessons around student needs to help avoid gaps in our curriculum. Students are encouraged to get plenty of sleep and to come to school ready to do their best on the assessment. Nacquq ( Jim)
Koyuk Volleyball team will be playing White Mountain at 7:00pm. you may watch the game on white Mountain School Facebook page. Also, the school photographer will be taking pictures from 10-noon tomorrow in the SPED Room. Elders are encouraged to get your pictures taken for our school’s Elders wall in the cafeteria!
We have at least two positive Coronavirus cases in our school. Close contacts are being tested for the virus and classes where the students attended are being required to mask up. Additional sanitation will be in effect school wide and social distancing will be in effect in the positive students classrooms. At this time, masks will be optional for students in classes not having positive cases. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep everyone in the loop via Thrillshare as we move forward. Congratulations to Ally Jackson for being elected to the AEC Board. Six people tied for the second open seat. They will be contacted in the morning to see if they want to participate in a runoff election. Nacquq (Jim)
We will be dismissing at 1:00pm tomorrow (9/30)in order to prepare for a District inservice at 1:30 and to give students who have had perfect attendance this week to have an abbreviated Fun Day Friday.