From Your District Leadership

May 20, 2021

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Superintendent Gaborik

Dear District Staff and Families,


Today marks the last day of the school year! We did it! I am so fortunate to have worked with such incredible professionals to bring high quality education to our district students. We stuck together and met this past 14 months with grace, resilience and a love for learning. It is the best way to end my time here.


Thank you again to everyone that stepped up and worked hard to bring us to a successful ending to one of the most challenging years of my career.


Best Regards,


Dr. Karen Gaborik, Superintendent

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GRADUATIONS


Our 2021 graduates were able to complete this year with in-person graduations! If you weren’t able to attend or if you want to see joyful students, staff and families celebrate their accomplishments, we have those videos on the Districts YouTube channel.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer programs are starting soon. Check out the variety of programs the district offers. Parents can find resources, both tech and non-tech, like summer learning activity calendars, and reading programs, on the Summer Learning webpage.

HOOTBOARD (Submitting and viewing flyers)


We are excited to invite you to sign up for our new flyer website, Hootboard. Flyers for all types of community activities can be found on the district’s page within Hootboard. Nonprofits and government agencies can upload their flyer, our staff will approve it, and then families will have access to them immediately. No paper to track!

NUTRITION SERVICES

Nutrition Services is offering free summer meals for children 18 and younger. The child must be present to pick up the meal, but they can bring it home to eat. Some sites offer free meals starting as early as May 25th.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

Are you having issues with internet connectivity? Bright Futures Fairbanks has partnered with local internet providers to assist with connectivity. You can apply right on the Bright Futures Fairbanks page.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Are you aware of someone who needs access to resources available through our community? Our social services managers maintain this Community Resources information page and invite you to access it and share it with others.

BE SMART GUN SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Summertime is primetime for kids to have more unsupervised freedom. Please take a few minutes to go over gun safety with your family. The Be SMART campaign has many resources to help guide your discussion.

FALL SPORTS

On July 1, Fall sports can begin holding practices. You can find the dates for each activity on the ASAA activities tab.

DEED SURVEY

The school district has received three rounds of one-time Federal funding to support education through the pandemic and recovery afterwards. The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) has created a survey for families and community members to provide feedback about what the state and school district priorities should be regarding how the funding is used.

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SCHOOL START TIMES FOR 2021-2022 YEAR

Tuesday night, the Board of Education voted to adopt Scenario One for the 2021-2022 school start times. FNSBSD Transportation Department will continue to work on routing as student enrollment increases. Review of each school’s start time will be ongoing throughout the summer and start times may change from the scenario one graphic. District leadership will continue to work on this transition as well as while welcoming our new bus contractor Durham School Services to ensure a smooth start to the 2021-2022 school year. There will be more information coming to staff and families as they develop.

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