From the Principal

A note from Principal Demetree-Trombley - July 2020

Dear Alpenglow Family,


I hope this email finds you well and rested. I wanted to reach out to let you know that I am thinking of all of our children, families, and staff. I hope you have had the opportunity to review Superintendent Dr. Bishop and her team’s proposed plan to start this school year. On Friday, July 17th, Dr. Bishop sent an email describing the proposed plan to all current ASD families. And, most recently, on Friday, July 24th, it was announced that the school year will start remotely for all students based on the current risk level. During this unique time, it is clear that our district leaders have been and are continuing to work hard to ensure the health and safety of everyone.


I have included a link below to a brief, optional, survey for you to provide feedback specific to Alpenglow. Filling out this survey does not commit you to any decision; it just lets me know what you are planning to work best for your family at this time. Below is a preview of the survey options:

  • *Attending Alpenglow. This option is a blended combination of face-to-face and online learning as risk level/safety conditions require. There will be daily lessons using the district’s adopted curriculum with students. Assignments will be uploaded on Canvas. Grades will be recorded. Teachers will have open office hours and tutoring will be available.

  • *Enrolling in the ASD Virtual Homeschool program. This option maintains student enrollment at Alpenglow. This program uses the Calvert Learning Online program (K-5) as the curriculum and it is facilitated through ASD. There will be real-time online lessons with independent activities to complete at the student’s own pace and time. Families will be working in partnership with a virtual ASD teacher. This opportunity allows our students to participate in school-wide activities and programs offered at Alpenglow.

  • Enrolling in an ASD sponsored home school program which includes: PAIDEIA, Family Partnership, or Frontier Charter School. Families choosing this option would be withdrawn from Alpenglow and enrolled in the chosen homeschool program.

  • Transferring to another ASD school.

  • Moving out of the district.

  • Other

*The first two options keep you and your student connected with Alpenglow and preserves our school community.


If you haven't already done so, please register online at ParentConnection.


I completely understand these decisions are challenging to make, and that you need to do what is best for your family. Regardless of your decision, please know you are always welcome at Alpenglow.


Feedback: Survey Here


Denise Demetree-Trombley

Principal, Alpenglow Elementary School


907-742-3300, demetree_denise@asdk12.org