Husky Highlights

March 2021

Happy March Husky Families!


It is hard to believe we are almost to the 4th quarter. There are many things on the horizon, and I would like to make sure you have these on your radar.


The end of the quarter for students will be Thursday, March 4th. Please be sure to work with your students to ensure they have everything completed so they can relax and have a restful Spring Break. We are hopeful this will be a time for families to connect and enjoy the sunshine, walk on the beach or play in the snow.


On March 15, 2021 at 6 pm via Zoom, the District will host a Community Input Meeting to assist with selecting the new principal for Homer Middle School. If you are not aware, I was offered and said yes to be the Assistant Superintendent for the KPBSD effective July 1, 2021. I will complete my principalship this school year, and my last day will be June 4, 2021.


Another item to have on your calendars is the State Assessment PEAKS. The testing window is March 29 through April 16. Specific dates for 7th and 8th grade content will be posted as soon as the calendar is finalized. Students will take Science, Math and English Language Arts. Please let us know if you will be absent during this time so we can schedule a time for make-ups.


The final item I would like for you to know is Track will begin March 29. It is our hope to have a regular season. Please encourage your student to participate in track. It is a great way to connect with others, be outside and get some exercise. Middle School athletics are a great way for students to be involved.


I want to thank you for everything you do to make HMS great. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any suggestions on what we can do better.


Ms. Dendurent

Dates to Remember

March 4 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 5 - No School / Inservice

March 5-14 Spring Break

March 15 - Community Input Meeting 6pm - HMS Principal

March 22 - Community Input Meeting 6pm - KPBSD Budget

March 24 - School Pictures

March 29 - Track Starts

March 29 - April 16 PEAKS testing


*Events may be changed or cancelled

Mark your calendars

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meetings via Zoom, scheduled at the following times:


  • Seward Community - Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • Homer Community - Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • Central Peninsula Community – Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 6:00 via Zoom

The Zoom links and the number to call in with questions will be posted here: go.kpbsd.org/finance. As new budget information becomes available, it will also be posted on the Finance page. If you have questions, please call Natalie Bates at 714-8888.

FUN DATES TO KNOW

Great Job at Volleyball Boroughs HOMER HUSKIES

1st Place Nikiski ~ 2nd Place Skyview ~ 3rd Place Seward ~ 4th Place HOMER

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Happy March from Nurse Janette

The State still has a travel health advisory. Testing after travel still remains a very important tool for the monitoring and management of COVID in our community.

If you travel out of State, the State of Alaska Public Health and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District asks that you do the following:

1) Have a test at the airport as you return (especially important with the variants)

2) Stay home if you are ill

3) Repeat the test 5-14 days later

4) Wear a mask, physically distance, use good hand hygiene and consider strict physical distancing for 5 days

FROM HMS KITCHEN!!!

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH CONTINUES TO BE FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF INCOME ELIBILITY, REMOTE STUDENTS AS WELL!

THIS WILL CONTINUE TIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

IF YOUR STUDENT IS DOING IN BUILDING LEARNING THERE IS NO SIGN UP PROCESS. IF YOUR STUDENT IS REMOTE, PLEASE GO TO THE KPBSD WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO OR CALL X5743.

WARNING: GIVE MOOSE SPACE

Please DO NOT get close to moose. Thank you!

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