Susitna Elementary News

Week of March 1st, 2021

Current averaged COVID count as of 3/12:
14 day rolling average is 45 for Anchorage Municipality
7 day rolling average is 48 for Anchorage Municipality

Welcome Back!

We are so glad to have everyone back for the 4th quarter!

On March 16, 2021, on the neighborhood side, report cards will be available online for parents and families to view. We will not be printing report cards this year. Instead, log in to Parent Connect to view your child’s progress. Feel free to reach out to the office to get help logging in if needed. Also, your child’s teacher is available to help with any questions you might have.

As we get back into the swing of things, I would like to give you some reminders about our morning and afternoon drop-off. Please pull all the way through the parent pick-up route and drop your students off in the drop-off zone. We realize the line is long, but the timing has been getting better and better. We have noticed some may be dropping off at the bottom of Tyone and then trying to make a U-Turn. This interrupts our traffic pattern and causes safety concerns for our students and bus drivers. Also, as you pull up to the parent drop-off area, please stay in your car. We want to continue to make this process as quick and smooth as possible. If you need to park, feel free to pull all the way through to the second parking lot. We appreciate your help with these items!

Susitna is looking for your feedback! The ASD has provided a Climate and Connectedness survey for students, staff, and parents. The survey will give us important feedback and insight into what our community needs and how we can improve. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey!

If your child is experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, please keep them home. Give us a call at school (907-742-1400), and we can help talk you through what to do next. Also, if your child is absent, expect a call from the school to check-in. Remember to continue to talk to your child(ren) about following the 3 W’s: Wear your mask, wash your hands, and Watch your space.

Kaitlin Tallman

Acting Principal

Susitna Elementary


Climate and Connectedness Family Survey QR Code:

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Kids Heart Challenge

Get ready! Kids Heart Challenge is happening here at Susitna Monday, March 22nd! We’re excited to learn about heart health and emotional well-being while having FUN and SAVING LIVES. Sign up today so you don’t miss out!
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2021 PEAKS State Assessment

Each spring, Alaskan students are provided an opportunity to show what they know. When students show what they know, teachers and parents can partner to promote student success.

The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is Alaska’s summative assessment administered to students in Grades 3-9 (English language arts and mathematics) and grades 5, 8 and 10 (science) each spring. The purpose of a large-scale, summative assessment is to provide parents and schools an overall picture of a student’s progress in meeting the Alaska standards at his/her grade level. The assessment is taken on the computer and is not timed, but each content area takes approximately 100-180 minutes.

Parents can locate resources for the PEAKS assessment, including directions for PEAKS Practice tests, called Online Tools Training and PEAKS Tutorials on the ASD website at

Parents can also help by ensuring their children are well rested, eat a nutritious breakfast, and are at school on time for the days of testing. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child’s testing days.

The ASD PEAKS testing window below allows for school assessment scheduling flexibility. Students! Get ready to show what you know during our school’s PEAKS testing dates: March 29-April 30. Specific grade level testing dates will be available to families soon.

2021 PEAKS Testing Window

March 29-April 30

(Make-ups: March 30-April 30)