Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools
October 9, 2023
The Safe School Helpline is provided to allow students, parents and community members the ability to confidentially submit report threats of violence, suicide, bullying or illegal activity that impact KPBSD schools, students, or staff. This service provides users the opportunity to leave a message or speak with a live crisis counselor for immediate needs. The helpline is administered by an independent, outside company. All communications remain private, confidential, and anonymous.
Four Ways to Report to the Safe School Helpline:
Call: 1-800-418-6423 or 1-800-4-1-VOICE (Ext. 359)
Text: TIPS to 614-426-0240
Moose Pass School: Mark Your Calendar
Monday 10/9, 10/16, and 10/23: Basketball Clinic 3:15-4:15 in Moose Pass School Gym
Thursday 10/12: Early Release- students released at 1:45, afternoon bus on 90 minute early release schedule as well.
Thursday 10/12: Moose Pass Public Library Matinee Movie 1:45-3:30 (please see attached flyer/permission slip at the bottom of the newsletter
Friday 10/13: In-Service Day- No School for Students
Tuesday 10/17: Site Based Council Meeting 3:30 pm at the school or in Ms. Barron's Zoom room: 306-939-5959
Thursday 10/19: The Great Alaskan Shakeout 10:19am
Friday 10/20: Fire Prevention Presentation at Moose Pass Fire Hall (please be sure to return 'walking field trip' permission form sent home last week)
Thursday 10/26: No School Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Friday 10/27: No School Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Saturday 10/27: Moose Pass Halloween Carnival 5-7pm (see attached flyer at the bottom of the newsletter)
Any questions or concerns?
Please reach out to our Principal, Mr. Doug Hayman: DHayman@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
or our school secretary Susanna Litwiniak: SLitwiniak@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
Cooper Landing School Updates
Dates to Remember
- Wednesday, October 11 - Ms. Krissy's Birthday
- Thursday, October 12 - Early Release at 1:45
- Friday, October 13 - In-Service Day for Staff - No School for Students - End of Quarter
- Wednesday, October 18 - Ms. Dillon's Birthday
- Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am - Great Alaska ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
- Thursday, October 19 - First PAC Meeting of the Year at 5:00 via Zoom
- Thursday, October 26 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
- Friday, October 27 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
Cooper Landing School is in need of substitutes for all positions: teacher, instructional aide, special education aide, secretary, and custodian. If one of our staff is out, we have no one to cover for them. There is a bit of paperwork involved, but it can all be done online. If you are interested, please go to the KPBSD website to apply: https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/substitute-information/
Teachers only need to have a high school diploma or GED. A teaching certificate is not required.
It's becoming a bit cooler as of late. Please make sure your child has a warm jacket, hat, gloves, and when the snow falls, snow pants and boots. If it is convenient for you, and your child has extras, these things can be kept at the school. Please make sure to label each item with your child's name.
Community School Activities to Resume
We recently submitted the required Building Use Agreements with insurance certificates to enable us to resume Community School activities. The schedule will be as follows:
Volleyball - Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm - Begins October 12
Walking/Work-out - Monday through Friday, 7:15 - 8:15 am - Begins October 16
Tot Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Begins October 17
District Office has informed us that since there is no student contact for Community School activities, background checks are no longer needed unless you are issued a key to the school.
Parents who wish to accompany their child on field trips (whether or not you are driving a student other than your own), must complete a background check. To complete the process, please click here: https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/
Cooper Landing Community Library is open again on Tuesday afternoons, from 3-5pm, so that students have an opportunity to visit the library after school. The librarians look forward to seeing both parents and students there!
Winter Library Hours
If you would like to make an online donation to our school with your credit card, here is a link: https://kpbsd.revtrak.net/k-12-schools/Cooper-Landing/cooper-landing-fundraiser/ Please note that a fee of 3.6% will be added to the total. Thank you for your support!
Hope School Happenings
Mr. McKibben's class has a field trip to Bear Creek tomorrow morning. His class is currently prepared to take eggs from Salmon to be brought back to Hope School. The students will place them in their aquarium here at the school and study them as they go through their development. Once they reach the appropriate size, they will be released in an area to be determined on the peninsula.
October 10th Fish Take Field Trip
9:15-9:30 - Departure
10:45 - Arrive at Bear Creek
11:00-12:15 - Egg take
12:15-12:45 - Eat Lunch
2:30-3:00 arrive back to Hope School
Parents whose children attended the Kasitsna Bay Field Trip will receive a video link from Mrs. Peck. This video has captured highlights of the trip. Students have worked hard on the video and made their final submissions to Mrs. Peck for her review. We hope you will all take the time to watch it. Let us know if you liked it.
PTO Meeting today at 3:45 at the Hope School. We are looking forward to seeing you here to discuss all the important issues on the Hope School PTO agenda. See you there!
October 9th: PTO Meeting at 3:45 PM at the Hope School
October 10th: K- Field Trip to Bear Creek
October 12th: Early Release - students released at 2:00
October 13th: No School for students
October 26th & 27th: No School for students/Parent Teacher Conferences
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.
Symptom-Free Protocol: Covid information available on district website: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180
Hope School Staff