3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

October 18, 2021

KPBSD Budget Meetings

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

  • Central Peninsula Community – Thursday, October 7th @ 6:00 pm Soldotna High Library
  • The Thursday, October 7 Meeting is the only one that will be available via Zoom; the rest are in person only. I will email a Zoom link as soon as one is available.
  • Homer Community – Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 6:00pm Homer High Library
  • Seward Community – Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm Seward Library

Additional information and the number to call in with questions will be posted on the Finance Page of the KPBSD website. 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.

Cooper Landing School Updates

Universal Masking Removed

Thank you for your effort the past two weeks to keep as many people attending school in person as possible. Our school will no longer require universal masking as of today, Monday, October 18, 2021.

Great Alaska Shake Out

We will participate in the Great Alaska Shake Out on Thursday, October 21 at 10:21 am. For more information, follow this link: https://www.shakeout.org/alaska/


We will be celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, October 27. More details to follow.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Will be Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29. There will be no school on those days. Mr. Gossard will be in contact beforehand to schedule a time to meet with you.

Volunteers / Background Checks

If you wish to participate in any field trips or volunteer activities, you must complete the online application which includes consenting to a background check. This is an annual requirement. Navigate to this page to complete the application.

Moose Pass School Things to Know

We have an ongoing problem with a sub shortage throughout the district. If you think you would like to be a sub or you know somebody who would like to sub in our school or anywhere in the district, apply today or share the link:



Parents: If you have not been on Power School to fill out your student's 'Back to School Forms'

Please be sure to do that ASAP. If you have never logged into Power School, you will need to create an account. Here is a link to the forms and instructions: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/students_parents.aspx?id=39221

We still do not have a Food Service Manager, so there is no meal service at this time.

Students should come to school with food for am snack time and lunch.

Also each student should have a water bottle, to avoid frequent trips to the fountain.

There are currently two job opportunities at Moose Pass School.

The first opportunity is a 2 hr. per day Food Service Manager Position and the second is a 4 hr. per day Custodial position.

There is the possibility of combining the two positions and having a 6 hr. per day position.

We are looking for positive, hardworking applicants who love working with kids and want to be a part of a fabulous team of educators and education support professionals.

Apply today, or share these links with somebody you think would be interested in these opportunities.

If you have any questions, call Susanna at Moose Pass School: 288-3183



October 20: KPBSD Budget Development Meeting 6PM at Seward Library

October 21: Great AK Shakeout 10:21am

October 28: Conference Day- No School for Students (Please see form at the bottom of the newsletter for more info)

October 29: Conference Day- No School for Students

November 11: No School Veterans Day

November 25-26: No School Thanksgiving Holiday

Hope School Happenings

Fall PTO Fundraiser is in full swing. Merch orders can be taken by texting to the number on the flyer. You may also send your orders by your child and we can text them for you. Get your Hope Gear and show your support!

Employment Opportunity: We currently have a position for employment at the Hope School! This position is for a half time (.5) Reading Tutor (Title One) position available in Hope. Please look for this position on our website at http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/.

Warm Clothing: Time to make sure all of the weather appropriate clothing are in students back packs. Fall has arrived with all the beautiful unique colors of fall and cooler temperatures! Our amazing view from the Hope playground gives the most of beautiful capture of each season.

Volunteers and Substitute Teachers: Hope School is always happy to have substitute teachers and volunteers. Opportunity is available for both positions currently. Please consider one or both positions and visit our website for more information https://www.applitrak.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx.

Important Dates for the Month of October:



COVID POLICY: Covid information available on district web site https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180


Stay warm and enjoy your fall weather!

Hope School Staff