3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

August 15, 2022

All Doors to School Will Now Be Locked

This school year, the KPBSD is requiring all elementary school doors to be locked during the academic school day. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some parents and staff, but the KPBSD holds school safety to the utmost level. As you know, the district is in the process of changing out traditional locking doors with electronic locking mechanisms. School principals can give you more information about this process.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Instructional Material Review Committee

KPBSD will be starting up a new Instructional Material Review Committee for this school year.

Application for Consideration

for the

KPBSD Instructional Material Review Committee

BP 1312.2 Challenges to Instructional Materials

AR 1312.2 Challenges to Instructional Materials

The duties of the Instructional Material Review Committee shall be as follows:

1. Consider all requests for reconsideration of instructional materials used in schools.

2. Base decisions on the principles of the freedom to learn, read and inquire.

3. Study thoroughly all materials referred to the Committee and read available reviews.

The Committee will use the following process:

1. The essential criteria utilized to reconsider instructional materials will be the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

2. The general acceptance of the materials shall be checked by consulting standard evaluation aids and other authorities.

3. Instructional materials will be evaluated according to the criteria used to select instructional material in the District. Passages or parts may not be taken out of context. Values and faults are to be weighed against each other, and the opinions based on the material as a whole.

4. Following evaluation of materials, a report with recommendations shall be reported to the Board. The committee’s report may present both majority and minority opinions.

The Review Committee shall determine the extent to which the challenged material supports the curriculum, the educational appropriateness of the material and its suitability for the age level of the student.

For consideration, applications must be received by September 2, 2022.

Please email nbates@kpbsd.k12.ak.us for information.

Moose Pass School Message from our new Principal

Hello Moose Pass Community!

First off, I would like to say how excited I am to be joining Moose Pass School. Looking through the rosters, I recognize a decent number of names from SMS, so I look forward to reconnecting with you and getting to know some new faces as well. Do not be concerned when you get a call from the Moose Pass School, I will be trying to connect with you before the year starts to introduce myself and answer any questions you may have.

I would like to welcome Jake Blakemore to the Moose Pass family. He will be the custodian at Moose Pass School. He will be splitting his time between Moose Pass and Cooper Landing. Welcome Jack!

I hope everyone is excited for the 2022-23 school year. Our staff is currently hard at work preparing to welcome students back into the building, starting August 16th. The school day will run from 8:45am-3:15pm. There will be an Open House sometime in early September. Date and Time TBD. We are all ready to get back to school and look forward to working with you all this year. Please keep an eye on your email for any updates throughout the school year, and don’t hesitate to give me a call or shoot me an email. I have included my cell number as well. Since I am not in Moose Pass full time that is the going to be the easiest and quickest way to get ahold of me. Except while I’m sitting in the construction between here and Seward…


Matt Potter


(907) 288-1371- office; (907) 570-1505- cell


You can register your student or fill out 'back to school' paperwork for the 2022-2023 School Year right now!

Follow this link: https://kpbsd.org/students-parents/student-registration/

Cooper Landing School Updates

First Day Schedule

We are busy little bees getting ready for tomorrow!

The kids will not need to bring lunch unless they do not want a hamburger. The schedule is as follows:

8:45 – Students arrive - gym time

9:00 – School starts

9:00-10:45 – Team building/games

10:45 – Snack

11:00 – 1:00 – Project

1:00 – Lunch/Picnic – All are welcome

1:30 – Recess

2:00 – 3:15 – Group activities

3:15 – Students released

Drop off in front of school. Pick up is at side door.

See you all then!!


On occasion, we may need help transporting students other than your own on field trips, as we do not have a bus. If you are willing to help out, a background check is required. Please go to https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/ to complete the form. Thank you in advance!

Hope School Happenings

Hello Students and Parents,

We are so happy to be welcoming everyone back this new school year. So many changes are going on at School already! Make sure your student is registered for the new school year and tell them all to get their school spirit going. Here is the link for registration for those of you who still may need it. https://kpbsd.org/students-parents/student-registration/ , we look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Tuesday August 15th, 2022 at 9:00a.m. The doors of course will be opened at 8:45 to receive our students.

Please bring your S-P-I-R-I-T with you this year. Our students have spirit day at Hope School this Friday, August 19th, 2022. Mrs. Christen Peck said to wear you blue and gray to show your spirit this Friday. We are so excited about this year.

Your Volunteer Status is key this year.

We would really like each and every parent to come in and visit with their child this year, participate in field trips and help out. Please sign up to volunteer so you can come participate, help out, join in and make a difference. Please do this as soon as possible because our field trip for Van Gogh is coming up soon. https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process

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 https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process

Here is a link to your new school calendar for this school year.


Important Dates:

August 15th: First Day of School - Class starts at 9:00 and ends at 3:30

Please arrive safe and on time.

PTO fundraisers are still being planned. Make sure to keep your ears opened for events to come such as the carwash and bake sale. They are working hard to do the best they can to support our students. Lets make sure we give them all the help we can

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

Hope School Staff