Arctic Light K-8

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day - January 24th, 2022

Upcoming Events:

    • January 25-27th - Hearing and Visions screenings for select classrooms
    • February 1st - School Board Vote on School Efficiency
    • February 8th - Title I Parent Engagement Night: 5:30-7:00pm
    • February 21st - Professional Development NO SCHOOL
    • February 22-23rd - Parent/ Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL

Principal's Message - Best Practices Win the Day

During the past two weeks we've had an uptick in positive cases of Covid. A bit disruptive but best practices have kept students learning and growing at school.

Let us know

  • when you have a sick child. Whether it is the common cold or Covid let us know.

Stay home
  • when you have Covid Symptoms: runny nose, cough fever, feeling ill and headache are quite common Covid Symptoms.

Wash your hands
  • repeatedly and before you touch food or your face.

Follow your parents' directions about masking
  • unless there are Modified Operations. Normally, parents decide if their child wears a mask or not. Please let your teacher know your choice.

Stay positive, this time of year is already dark.
  • Though we are getting more and more sunlight everyday, January is still a dark month for Alaska. Stay positive because the best time of year is just around the corner. There are few things better than sun and snow - March is almost here.


As a Title I school we have had SEL as one of our school goals for several years. Title I funding requires annual reporting of our evidenced-based student needs met by researched-based educational programs. Simply put, we have met student social and emotional needs with the best programs out there. If you know of ways to improve our school programs, please let us know. Parents are key partners in our school being successful.

School Efficiency Vote:

Tuesday, February 1st, our school board votes on a School Efficiency Program to address decreasing student enrollment. The plan would change all elementary schools to K-5 schools. Tune in for more information about the vote that could change our school structure.

Stay warm,

Do Good Work, Be a Friend, Every Day.

Principal Keener

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Thank you for your Lysol donation Damian Centeno Cruz!

Thank you for your Lysol donation Damian Centeno Cruz!

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Instructional Coaching Corner January 24th

Simple Strategies for Creating Strong Readers

Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping your child develop into a proficient reader and writer.

  • Create a quiet, special place in your home for your child to read, write and draw. Keep books and other reading materials where your child can easily reach them.
  • Help your child see that reading is important. Set a good example for your child by reading books, newspapers and magazines.
  • Invite your child to read with you every day.
  • When reading a book, point word by word as you read. This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word he or she says is the word he or she sees.
  • Read a child's favorite book over and over again.
  • Read stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite the child to join in on these parts.
  • Discuss new words. For example, "This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?"
  • Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.
  • Read from a variety of books, including fairy tales, songbooks, poems and information books.
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New Substitute Levels

Starting January 3rd, one can substitute with only a high school diploma.

The increased pay, for a substitute with more education, is still available.

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Monday Humor

The oaks wanted the other trees to like them.

But they had to face the fact that they weren’t poplar.

Barbers are fantastic drivers.

They know all the shortcuts.

The other day I held the door open for a clown.

It was a nice jester.

I accidently drank a bottle of invisible ink.

I’m in the ER waiting to be seen.

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Parents Guide to the Curriculum

One of the best guides to our grade level teaching expectations.

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Takes a few minutes - can save you a bundle and support our school's academic programs

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