Coyote Howler

August 21, 2020

Dear Kincaid Families,


We are so thankful that our initial start-up went very well. Our attendance was strong in all grade levels. Our teachers worked so hard to get their canvas classrooms ready with all the important information you need to get the year started. More than anything, we loved seeing our students back with us!


Next week we will ask families to come to school for a curbside pick-up of materials. These materials will be needed to complete the lessons that are assigned in the Canvas Classrooms. Curbside pick up will run all day Thursday and Friday, August 27th and 28th between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Please drive to the front of the school and pull forward. It helps to have a large sign with your child's name and teacher's name. Our staff will greet you and grab the bag of materials that the teacher has provided. Our staff will follow safety procedures while bagging the materials. Personal protective equipment will be used while handling student materials and during distribution.


For the following weeks, if teachers have additional items for pick-up, we will distribute on Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Teachers will inform parents if there will be any items to pick up in the future.


We are so glad to be back in school. Our hallways are not as quiet as you might think. As I walk down the halls, I have heard teachers meeting with their students through zoom, teaching procedures and getting to know their class. I have seen many teachers in one-on-one meetings, particularly with the younger students to navigate the tools together. I have seen marvelous collaboration between our staff, teaching each other another new trick in using our online classroom.


Thank you for your patience with us as we have rolled out our school start plan. We could not do it without the support of our parents. Thank you for your partnership! Thank you for trusting us with your most valuable possession, your children.


Sincerely,


Wendy Zorea

Principal

Recorded Lessons

Lessons will or may be recorded for later access by students enrolled in the course. Students are not required to display their live image through the video function. Cameras capture not only the student but also background content within the camera’s frame.

iReady

Students in grades K-12 who are enrolled in ASD at School will take a reading and mathematics diagnostic assessment as part of the first few weeks of school. The diagnostic assessments are designed to provide teachers and parents with information about where a student is ready to learn, including areas of strength and concern.

  • Reading

    • iReady - Grades K-10, Grades 11-12 Tier III Courses


  • Mathematics

    • iReady - Grades K-8

    • ALEKS PPL – Grades 9-12


The diagnostic assessments are designed to enable personalized, online instruction with lessons based on individualized learning needs to support your student’s learning. Therefore, students must complete the diagnostic assessments independently. Classroom teachers will be providing information and guidance on how to access and complete the diagnostic assessments.


Please visit the iReady Help Portal for Educators and Parents to learn more: https://www.curriculumassociates.com/review/anchorage

ASD Devices

We want ALL children to have access to a device. Please contact our office at kincaidattendance@asdk12.org if you would like us to order a chromebook for your child. Or call us at 245-5530.

Student Nutrition

ASD has a system for feeding our students during distance learning. Please review the ASD website to pre-order your meals and find information to pick-up meals. You can apply online for free and reduced meals: Application


  • ALL FAMILIES RECEIVING STUDENT LUNCHES MUST FILL OUT A PAYPAMS PORTAL PREORDER FORM
  • ALL FAMILIES REQUESTING DELIVERY MUST FILL OUT A PAYPAMS PORTAL PREORDER FORM AND A STUber EATS FORM
  • MASKS REQUIRED AT DELIVERY AND PICK-UP LOCATIONS


ASD Student Nutrition

Communication with Masks and Screens

Right now our way of communicating has changed. Mrs. Kile, our speech pathologist, has put together this family video to give you some tips on how to be a good, successful communicator amidst our new circumstances.

To My Coyote Families,


Just want to give you an update on after school activities. I know this is the time of year for “Cross Country Running”, however we are in the holding pattern for all activities. I want to do them so bad as I love this part of my job. I miss each and every one of you and look forward to the day when we can go back to normal.


I will stay in touch and deliver information via email or zoom to keep you all informed. I want you to work hard on your academics and stay active as much as possible at home until we are able to meet again. When that time comes, we will get back to the things we enjoy doing!



- Mission Impossible

- Coyote Ninja Warrior

- Cross Country Running

- Kincaid Basketball

- Kincaid Volleyball/Badminton

- Kincaid Track and Field


Stay strong Coyotes!


Mr. Akin

Library News

Welcome Kincaid Coyotes! I am Heather Tierney, the Kincaid teacher librarian.


I am excited to announce curbside book checkout will be coming soon! Families will request books online; I will fill your order and let you know when your items are ready for pickup at Kincaid.

Also coming soon from the library…

  • Read-alouds to view at your convenience

  • Return books from last year

  • Library-related resources

  • Technology support sessions for families

Please reach out to me if you have any questions tierney_heather@asdk12.org

School Business Partners

School Board

Elisa Vakalis -President

Margo Belamy-Vice President

Star Marsett -Treasurer

Andy Holleman -Clerk

Alisha Hilde -Member

Dave Donley -Member

Deena Mitchell- Member