3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

September 19, 2022

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Would you like more information about your child’s development?

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) provides free screening for children 3 through 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten)

Areas screened include: speech and language, learning and understanding, coordination and movement, social-emotional skills, self-helping skills (feeding, dressing, and toileting), vision or hearing.

Children already identified with disabilities should also be screened if not receiving special education services through the district.

Please visit https://kpbsd.org/free-developmental-vision-hearing-screenings-for-preschoolers/ for more information.


Please see important information from Health Services attached to the bottom of this newsletter: Dangers of Fentanyl

Please read information about KPB and KPBSD Bond Proposal, also attached to the bottom of the newsletter.


Please complete the short survey attached to the bottom of this week’s newsletter. The survey is titled, 2022 Income Eligibility Survey. If our schools qualify, it means that we receive federal money to help offset some costs related to telecommunications, internet access, and wireless connectivity within our schools. We could also receive federal money to assist in our schools’ goals. There are hard copies of this survey available at the office of each school. If confidentiality is a concern, we can provide an envelope which can be sealed, returned to the school, and sent on to the Director of Information Technology. Thank you!

All Doors to School Will Now Be Locked

This school year, the KPBSD is requiring all elementary school doors to be locked during the academic school day. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some parents and staff, but the KPBSD holds school safety to the utmost level. As you know, the district is in the process of changing out traditional locking doors with electronic locking mechanisms. School principals can give you more information about this process.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Moose Pass School: Mark Your Calendar

Thursday 09/22: Beyond Van Gogh Experience Field Trip

Thursday 10/13: Early Release Day Students Released at 1:45PM

Friday 10/14: In-Service Day/End of Quarter- No School for Students

Thursday 10/27: Student Led Conferences- No School for Students

Friday 10/28: Student Led Conferences- No School for Students

T-Shirt, Mug, Tote Bag Sale Still Open:

Check out this awesome design that the students made with Ms. Laura last Year: https://www.bonfire.com/store/moose-pass-school/

Share the link with friends and family!

Cooper Landing School Updates

Beyond Van Gogh

Thursday, September 22 is our trip to Anchorage for the Beyond Van Gogh Experience. We were able to secure a grant which paid for a portion of the tickets. Adult tickets were $45.99 with the service fee, but each parent only needs to pay $34.00.

The schedule is as follows:

9:00 Depart school

11:00 Arrive Dena’ina Civic Center

11:30 Attend Beyond Van Gogh

12:30 Depart for Minnesota Park (Minnesota and W. 33rd Ave.) (Weather permitting)

We can eat lunch at the park and play until everyone’s ready to head home. Bring a lunch or stop and get something and meet at the park.

Anyone who is driving a child other than their own needs to have a safety check done on their vehicle prior to the trip.

UAA Stem Day

The University of Alaska is excited to share that UAA STEM Day will be on Saturday, October 1 from 10-4. Please find details here: https://mailchi.mp/eda5d8533b08/thanks-for-applying-15514564?e=c4902098b8


On occasion, we may need help transporting students other than your own on field trips, as we do not have a bus. If you are willing to help out, a background check is required. Please go to https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/ to complete the form. Thank you in advance!

Fundraising Meeting

We have put together a Google Doc as a tool to brainstorm fundraising ideas for the school. Please use the attached link and add any ideas you may have. Just scroll down to the bottom, add your information, and it will automatically save and will be accessible to everyone in the group. We will use this document at our special fundraising meeting (date/time TBD). We need everyone's ideas and participation. Thanks in advance!


Hope School Happenings

Hello Students and Parents,

It’s time to think about appropriate weather gear already!

We care about your child’s health and comfort and want to take this opportunity to share a reminder. Children will play outdoors daily unless air quality poor or the temperature is below -10 (wind chill factor included). Please make sure your student has appropriate gear for outdoor play so they may participate fully.

  • Rain: raincoat and waterproof boots
  • Snow: heavy coat, snow pants, snow boots, hat and mittens/gloves

Your Volunteer Status is key this year.

We would really like each and every parent to come in and visit with their child this year, participate in field trips and help out. Please sign up to volunteer so you can come participate, help out, join in and make a difference. Please do this as soon as possible because our field trip for Van Gogh is coming up soon. https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process

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.


Important Dates:

10/13/2022: EARLY RELEASE 2:00 PM

10/14/2022: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-In-Service

10/27/2022: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Student Led Conferences

10/28/2022: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Student Led Conferences

PTO fundraisers are still being planned. Make sure to keep your ears opened for events to come such as the carwash and bake sale. They are working hard to do the best they can to support our students. Lets make sure we give them all the help we can!

COVID POLICY: Covid information available on district website: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=42180

Hope School Staff