October Newsletter

K-Beach Elementary

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had a wonderful start to our school year and student behavior has been excellent! This does not happen by accident. Thank you for your positive influence in developing the character of your child.

Please take a moment to pass on an encouraging word to your child. Positive praise goes a long way in reinforcing desired behaviors. As a reminder, if you are in the building and you witness our students modeling safe, respectful, and responsible behavior, please feel free to share a compliment with the individual or class you observe.

As a school, we focus on acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior. Your compliments have a direct impact on the success students and classes have in reaching their behavior goals.

Thank you for your continued support!

Janae Van Slyke ~ Principal

Positive Office Referrals

We are continuing “Positive Office Referrals” this year! Staff members can send down any student who is displaying positive behavior in our school. These students come to the office, pick out a prize, and get a positive phone call home. Congratulations to the students who have been recognized so far this year!

September Positive Referrals:

-Keegan Myrick

-Charlie Partridge

-Noelle Anding

-Scarlet Seymour

-Megan Ross

-Luke VanHoose

-William Stahl


Thank you for continuing to send your child to school with a mask. Most of our students are arriving at school with a clean mask each day! Please remember that if your child is riding the bus, that he or she must wear a mask on the bus. Apple Bus drivers have been working hard to keep students properly distanced on the bus and they have developed seating charts so students sit in the same seat each day. Please help us keep our busses as safe as possible by sending your child to the bus stop with a mask for the day. Thank you!
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Online Book Fair

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an online book fair this fall! The book fair will be running from October 19th-30th. Stay tuned for more information from your child's teacher!

October 21st Early Release Cancelled

The October 21st Early Release has been canceled and will now be a regular student day, beginning at 8:25 and ending at 2:25 p.m.


FREE meals for all KPBSD students through the end of 2020!

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is thrilled to assist families, and provide FREE meals to all students through December 31, 2020, or until USDA funds are depleted. This benefit is for students who attend school onsite or via 100% remote learning with their KPBSD school. Plus, it is retroactive to the beginning of the school year in August, so any purchased meals between August 24 and September 18, 2020, will be refunded to student accounts.
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Free and Reduced Lunch

Parents or guardians, apply online for 2020-2021 school year free or reduced meal benefits. The application process is streamlined through the new state online portal at http://mealapp.kpbsd.org.

Please be sure to apply so that when the free meal funds are depleted, your information is on file to continue meal benefits.

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Federal Regulations

To meet federal regulation surrounding the federal funds Kenai Peninsula Borough School District receives and distributes to qualifying schools we are informing parents that all teaching staff in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District meet state of Alaska teacher certification requirements.

To meet federal regulation surrounding the federal funds Kenai Peninsula Borough School District receives we are providing this link to School Index Rating, or https://education.alaska.gov/compass/. When statewide school closures to students occurred in spring 2020 due to COVID-19, the state required assessment (PEAKs) was not administered and therefore Commissioner of Education Michael Johnson notified districts that the 2018-2019 rating would be carried forward.