Musk Ox Memo


What's happening at Machetanz?

May 11: Kindergarten Information Night 6pm- 7pm on Zoom

May 21: Field Day and End of Year BBQ for students

May 21: Last day of school

Kindergarten Information Night

Tuesday, May 11th, 6-7pm


Need Eggs?

The Machetanz hens are laying like crazy. If you are interested in eggs please email Mrs. Klayum to get put on the waiting list.

$6 per dozen

End of the year student BBQ

We love celebrating the last day of school with students with Field day and our school-wide BBQ. WE can't make this happen without parent donations. Please use this sign-up to bring in food items. The school will purchase and cook the hotdogs for students and all other food items need to be individually packaged this year.

PLEASE keep your child home if they are sick

We know this can be a big inconvenience as many of us have our own students in the school system as well; however, if your child has any symptoms of COVID they must be either be tested and return with a negative COVID test AND symptoms pretty much resided or remain home for 10 days.

Would you like to work for a great organization?

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

is actively interviewing and hiring substitutes right now! We are looking for Custodian, Nutrition Services, and Classroom/School Support substitutes. Please complete an application by visiting and don’t hesitate to contact us at or 907-746-9245 with any questions.
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COVID Call Line

The COVID Call Center, hosted by Connect Mat-Su, is a volunteer information line for any questions regarding COVID. The call line will be staffed Monday-Friday from 4-7PM. The phone number for the call line is 907-373-2628; press 2 for COVID-related questions.

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New to our school?

Here is our beginning of the year information:

You can also find all of our previous Musk Ox Memos below with lots of information. The first part of the Memo is school-wide information. Each grade level has buttons in which you can then find your child's teacher's weekly newsletter.

The Musk Ox Memo link does not change on a weekly basis and it is also emailed to parents every Sunday Night at 7pm for your convenience.

Check out the links below for your child's teacher's weekly newsletter:

Small Group Specialized Instruction Case Managers

Mrs,. Gold, Mrs. Gallagher, Ms. Hamilton, Mrs. Moosey, and Ms. Simon

Hybrid Classes

Mrs. Nielsen and Mrs. Rodriguez

See Below for Musk Ox Memos for Semester 1

Musk Ox Memo- Week of August 31- September 4

School picture info, at home learning and zoom expectations, When to Quarantine

Musk Ox Memo- Week of August 24- August 28, 2020

Return to school protocol, school pictures information, drop off and pick up procedures

Machetanz Elementary Facebook

Like us on Facebook to see what we are doing! We love sharing what's happening and showcasing students and their amazing work.
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Is your child considered a close contact to someone that has COVID?

If your child is considered a close contact to someone that tested positive, your student must quarantine for 14 days from the last day of close contact with the positive person. It is suggested to have your child test after 7 days of close contact and then again on day 14 however a negative test for a close contact does not shorten the quarantine.
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Has you child displayed any COVID related symptoms?

It is important to keep your students home for 10 days from the onset of any COVID related symptoms even if your student in feeling better and you do not believe it is COVID. They may return to school prior to the 10 days if they receive a negative COVID test.
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