3 School Newsletter
Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools
Moose Pass Students: Some Times to Know
Mondays 9:00am: Zoom Classroom Meeting. The whole class should be there to participate, and get information for the week. Ms.Barron's Zoom Room #: 306-939-5959
Mondays-Fridays 10:00am: Zoom Math for K-2 with Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. Thomas' Zoom Room #: 517-994-9675
Mondays-Fridays 11:00am: Zoom Math for 3-6 with Mrs. Barron
Wednesday 4/22 @ 1pm: Special Earth Day Zoom Meeting in Ms. Barron's Room
Fridays 2:00pm: Learning materials pickup time at the school
Library Times are listed below in the Note From Ms. Susanna
A Note from Ms. Susanna
I am changing the day of the Lynx Cave Library meeting so that it does not fall on the same day as materials pick up. I hope this will be more convenient:
3-6 Wednesdays at 2 pm at Zoom Room: 985-918-1917
K-2 Thursdays at 2 pm at Zoom Room: 985-918-1917
I will text everyone the day before the meetings with Zoom Room and password information
News From the District
KPBSD and State Health Mandate 013, plus nine days of Remote Learning highlights
Soldotna, April 10, 2020—All 42 KPBSD schools will continue delivering Remote Delivery education instruction for more than 8,500 students through the end of the school year on May 20, 2020. Free “Get-It and Go” meals for KPBSD students will continue Monday through Friday at 25 locations on the Kenai Peninsula.
Acting Superintendent Dave Jones said, “KPBSD began providing distance-delivered instruction to our students on March 30, 2020, and initially we knew it would be through May 1, 2020. On Thursday evening, the issuance of State Health Mandate 013 clarified Alaska K-12 school buildings will be closed to students through the end of the school year. Consequently, we will complete the school year via remote learning education for all of our students. With the certainty that schools will not reopen to students, we are now planning for the end of the year. The district and schools will provide information to parents and students as soon as plans are finalized. We have so much confidence in our staff and every one of you–we know that even if this spring is different than everyone ever anticipated, we will finish this school year with resilience, determination, and victory.”
Highlights after nine days of Remote Learning for 8,500+ students in the KPBSD
· The KPBSD instructional team created and delivered more than 400 professional development (PD) webinars covering 90 topics for all KPBSD staff when the school district transferred the delivery of education to remote learning. PD classes continue to be added, and are available on demand for KPBSD employees.
· To offer additional supports for parents during this time of student remote learning, KPBSD professional development coaches will begin offering free online webinars for parents and guardians on April 14, 2020. These webinars for parents are free, and registration is necessary.
· Staff continues to contact and support students and their families. School nurses and counselors are available as resources for students and families during this time of physical distancing. Individual schools provide outreach and engaging activities for academics, and social and emotional learning. For families who do not have the ability to access instruction online, packets for learning are made available by teachers for students.
· Special education classified and certified staff were trained on distance delivery and have plans for regular connection with every student receiving special education services. Related service providers, including district occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language therapists will be providing online support and resources for students, parents, and other staff members. Training opportunities and supports for parents are in progress, and students are receiving materials via special education bussing (for those already served by this bussing)
· The information services department has deployed about 700 Chromebooks to students, created an online platform for new-to-KPBSD student registrations, worked with telecom providers to offer internet support for students and staff, and Monday through Friday staffs a help desk to support staff and families.
· Approximately 1,700 students receive free “Get-it and Go” meals every day. On average, that equates to 3,400 meals delivered every day, to 25 locations across the Kenai Peninsula.
· District administration continues to work closely with the Borough Office of Emergency Management Unified Command, agencies, municipalities, health care providers, and law enforcement.
· KPBSD COVID-19 and KPBSD webpage
· KPBSD Remote Learning Resources for Parents webpage
· KPBSD Shifting to Remote Learning Employee website
· Borough Virtual Joint Information Center website
· State of Alaska COVID-19 Health Mandates webpage
Electronic Library Resources Available
Libraries across the state continue to remain closed, but free electronic resources are available. You can find links for some of these resources listed on the left-hand side of Cooper Landing Community Library's online catalog.
Also check out:
- SLED: State Library Electronic Doorway, an extensive list of resources licensed for all Alaska residents
- KPBSD's Parent & Student Resource Page for Remote Learning, a collection of general academic and support links to help serve the academic needs of K-12 learners
- Alaska Digital Library, ebooks and audio books available to those who have a library card from a large library (Soldotna, Anchorage, etc.).
A Note From Ms. Molly
Homework pick up will be Friday, 11:00-11:30am. I will send a personal email to each family that will need to stop by. Most likely it will be the same folks as last week.
Here are some more fun resources to check out this week:
And, please sign up for 100 Miles in May to challenge us! It's fun, healthy and a competitive way to get outside and play. Good luck beating Ms. Diane, though - she walks 6+ miles most days! Make a team and sign up for an account here: https://healthyfuturesak.org/get_involved/100milesmay/
I will continue to do a mix of telework and working from school. If you need to get in touch, please email, call the school phone and leave a message, or try my cell phone. Messages on the school phone go directly to my email, so this is always a safe bet to contact me.
A NOTE FROM MS. DONNA
I have been teleworking for 4 weeks now and am available to help in any way I can. If students would like help with anything, please Skype, Zoom, email or call me. If you leave a message for me on the school line, I will receive an email, or you can call my cell phone. I am always available and happy to help with anything I can!
If you haven't had a chance to view the School Board presentation put together by Ms. Krissy, please follow this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14SKpMcjnl1Sp3edqr9EWpWgiFCHPrW-v/view?usp=sharing. It contains lots of historical and interesting facts about Cooper Landing School!
A Note From Nurse Yoly
Online Student Appointments with Nurse Yoly
As we all adjust to try and communicate online, I want to continue to connect with students and parents/guardians. The concept of telehealth is widely used. Our villages have long utilized this form of health care delivery. I am holding virtual nurse office hours through Zoom. My office hours will be Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm. Email or call and let me know when you want to meet on Zoom and I will send an invitation to your email. Accept my invitation and you have an appt. with Nurse Yoly J My contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone # is 224-9018. Please leave a message and I will return your call.
Remote Nursing Services for students can include but not limited to:
1. Answering Student health-related questions ie medications, nutrition, Covid-19, asthma, allergies, cardiac issues, diabetes, skin issues, stress, anxiety, depression to name a few health concerns.
2. Guidance for home care treatments and possible referral for additional medical care.
NEW: Nurse Yoly's webpage!
A Note From TelAlaska
We have just posted a special internet offer on our website specifically for residents of Seward, Moose Pass and Cooper Landing: https://www.telalaska.com/sewardspecialoffer/
TelAlaska recognizes the need for reliable internet service as our families work from home and participate in distance learning. We are pleased to announce a special offer for new and existing customers in Seward, Moose Pass and Cooper Landing. New internet customers are eligible to receive our entry level internet package for free forRead more
I hope this helps in addressing the concerns of your students and teachers. Please let me know if you have any questions.
TelAlaska Marketing Manager