Susitna Elementary News
Week of February 1st, 2021
Hello Susitna Families,
It’s been great seeing our PreK-3rd grade students back in the building! We look forward to seeing our 4th and 5th graders back on February 8, 2021. If you have any questions about this return, please let us know in the office.
If your child is experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, please keep them home. Give us a call at school (907-742-1400), and we can help talk you through what to do next. Also, if your child is absent, expect a call from the school to check in. Remember to continue to talk to your child(ren) about following the 3 W’s: Wear your mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your space.
Thank you for your continued support,
Anchorage Parks and Recreation
Anchorage Parks and Recreation is partnering with ASD to open up select elementary school ice rinks for community use!
These rinks were chosen for their outdoor lighting and will be maintained by parks and recreation throughout winter.
Each rink will also have rules posted at each site. Happy skating!
Updated Face Coverings Guidance:
The ASD face-covering guidance documents have been updated to reflect current CDC guidance on masks (CDC “Your Guide to Masks” updated January 13). The following documents can be shared with families:
Apply for Free Breakfast and Lunch Program for the next School Year Now!
YOU MUST APPLY EVERY SCHOOL YEAR.
Families with students at pricing schools are encouraged to apply. Please include all ASD students in your household in the student section on the meal application, regardless of where they attend school, so we may certify your family in one application together. You may apply at any time of the year if your circumstances change due to layoffs, adding people to your households, or decreased income. If all of your ASD students attend Community Eligible Program (CEP) schools, no application is required.
We are required to only use the address on file with the school. To ensure proper and timely delivery of your benefit information, please contact the school registrar to make sure the parent/guardian address is correct, and the student address (in the student profile) is up to date.
Barnes & Noble K-6 Book Drive
School Climate and Connectedness Survey
The Anchorage School District administers the School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) to students in grades 3-12 and school-based staff. The SCCS is a voluntary statewide survey taken by students and staff since 2006, developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with the Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB) and Panorama Education. It measures positive school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, social and emotional learning, and observed risk behaviors at school or school events.
ASD uses the data in strategic planning, evaluating programs, and improving community-school relationships both at the school and district level.
Research has shown that when students feel safe, connected, and engaged in their schools they are more successful learners and exhibit fewer risk behaviors.
MAP Growth Newsletter Information 2020-2021
MAP Growth is the ASD benchmark assessment for students in grades 3-9 in reading and mathematics. Grades 10-12 also take MAP Growth as part of Tier II and Tier III reading and mathematics courses.
MAP Growth is an online assessment tool used for instructional purposes. MAP Growth is an adaptive assessment that provides each student with a personalized testing experience with data that speaks to their individual progress and growth in mathematics and reading. Practice tests and accommodations are available. MAP Growth will be administered in person during the benchmark windows for 2020-2021:
* Benchmark 1—January 19 - February 22
* Benchmark 2—April 19 - May 7
MAP Growth practice tests are available to allow students the opportunity to become familiar with the types of questions and tools available on the actual MAP Grow assessments such as the highlighter and calculator. Practice tests are provided at practice.mapnwea.org and require login information (USERNAME: grow PASSWORD: grow) to access.