The Glacier Bear Connection


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AUGUST 31, 2020


Absent Students

Reporting absences is vital in keeping school OPEN! We need your help! If your child is absent for the day or part of the day, please call 761-4100 and report your child's absence! It is super important that EVERY absence is reported. Thank you for helping us maintain accountability for all absences!
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Online Payments

Parents, we would like to continue to encourage you to utilize the online payment service the district offers. MSBSD is moving away from cash and checks at schools. If you have not already set up an account, please call the office for your student's ID number, as you will need this for each child. Thank you for using School Cash as your form of payment! Click here to set up your SchoolCash account. This account will be used all the way through high school.

Did you fish or pick berries.......


Did you know that by fishing or picking berries you qualify for....

1.) free swimming lessons

2.) 1/2 off sport fees

3.) Free books/magazines

4.) Free or reduced lunch

Qualifications are NOT based on family income. (see below flier)

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Outside as much as possible

Our goal is to get kids outside as much as possible. This means we're going outside unless it is pouring down rain. Please help by ensuring your student has appropriate clothing for outside. In addition to recess, classes will go outside for Mileage Club during the day to get kids moving and PE class will be outside as much as possible.

---- School Hours ----

School hours are from 9:15 a.m until 3:45 p.m.

Due to Safety Precautions: doors open for students at 9:00 a.m.

Call the office before 2:45 pm with any changes to end of day transportation.

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Transportation changes

Please be mindful that all transportation changes need to go through the front office. Changes do not go through the classroom teacher. You may also use the School Dismissal Manager app found under parent quick links on the school district website. See link below.

Call the office before 2:45 pm with any changes to end of day transportation.

Any transportation requests after 3:00 pm may not get to your child by dismissal.

If you need to make changes please call Ms. Lisa at 761-4100. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding that the end of the day is a very hectic time for all.

~Thank you

Click here to set up School Dismissal Manager

School Dismissal Manager helps to keep your child safe while quickly communicating important dismissal details for school office staff. Talk with your school office staff today to get signed up.

Virtue of the Week

The virtue of the week is Humility. Each week classes will select a student of the week who has demonstrated the week's virtue. Those students will be announced on the morning show on Friday's.

Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don't expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes. When you do great things, humility reminds you to be thankful instead of boastful.

Student of the Week

Congratulations to last week's Students of the Week! Great job exhibiting the virtue of Self-Discipline! Way to go Glacier Bears!!

3rd Grade:

Aiden Childs

Lyla Dreher

Norah Parks

Gavin Couch

Wyatt Craner

Kourtney Barger

4th Grade:

Hazel Blair

Marcus Anderson

Sofia Bahri

Paizley Black
Benzley Anderson-Riggs

5th Grade:

Kail Beus

Kayla Butler

Lila Pettit

Nomphon Stephenson
Charlie Connally

Notes from Nurse Dana

Your child need to be kept at home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  • fever/chills cough
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • congestion/runny nose
  • sore throat
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • muscle/joint/body aches
  • or fatigue.

Any of these symptoms listed may be symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider and follow their guidance; they may want to test your child for COVID-19.

There are certain criteria that must be met before your child can come back to school after having any of these symptoms. Please contact Nurse Dana at 907-761-4103 or to discuss the plan for returning to school.

As always, other contagious illnesses or conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or head lice must be communicated to the school prior to returning.

Thank you for your support!

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Student Lunch Balance

If your child eats lunch or breakfast here at the school, please make sure they have money on their account. You can send cash or check (made out to Nutrition Services) or you can add money to their account using your credit card by going to

and creating an account. You will need your student's ID number.

Thank you for making sure your students have money on their accounts so that they can eat lunch and not have a negative balance. We appreciate your help in this matter.

Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

Please click here to apply for free or reduced lunch! and to set up a SchoolCafe lunch account!

SchoolCafe gives students and parents a quick and easy way to stay on top of their nutrition. Submitting eligibility applications has never been easier, SchoolCafe allows parents to quickly submit for Free & Reduced Meal benefits.

Mark your calendars


  • 8/30: Virtue of the Week: HUMILITY
  • 8/31: XC begins 8:00-9:00 am Monday -Thursday


  • 9/1: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 9/3: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/6: Virtue of the Week: JOYFULNESS
  • 9/7: NO SCHOOL
  • 9/8: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 910: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/13: Virtue of the Week: CLEANLINESS
  • 9/15: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 9/17: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/18: Fall School Pictures
  • 9/20: Virtue of the Week: CREATIVITY
  • 9/22: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 9/24: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/27: Virtue of the Week: ASSERTIVENESS
  • 9/29: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm


  • 10/1: TENTATIVE Basketball Begins
  • 10/1: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 10/4: Virtue of the Week: UNDERSTANDING
  • 10/11: Virtue of the Week: PATIENCE
  • 10/14: End of Q1
  • 10/15: Great Alaskan Shake Out Earthquake Drill 10:15 am
  • 10/18: Virtue of the Week: RESPONSIBILITY
  • 10/25: Virtue of the Week: MODERATION
  • 10/26-10/30: Red Ribbon Week Spirit Week
  • 10/26: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Wear Red Day
  • 10/27: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Aloha Day
  • 10/28: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Hat Day and/or Sherrod Colors (Blue/White)
  • 10/29: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Crazy Hair Day
  • 10/30: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Super Hero Day
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