Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary January 17, 2022

Possible Changes Coming

Hello Crawford families,


We are off to a strong start in 2022! It has been wonderful to see the students so happy in school and to hear about their adventures over break.


As we have moved into the New Year, the results of the School Efficiency Task Force Survey have been released. On January 10 the School Board had a work session to discuss the options put forward in the survey. Each of the options put forward has Anderson Elementary closing and the students from Anderson being reassigned to Crawford.


Additionally, at the meeting on Tuesday, the School Board will be putting forward the new model for middle school, which could have Crawford fifth graders attending Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School for sixth grade. If you would like to make your thoughts known to the School Board, there will be a Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 18. At this meeting the final recommendation of the School Board will be put forth. For your convenience, here is the agenda link to the January 18, 2022 School Board Regular Meeting.


Please take a few moments to click on the links and review the information in the agenda as it will be very impactful to our school and base communities.


Teresa Lesage

Teresa.Lesage@k12northstar.org

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School Efficiency Task Force Information

Communication was recently sent out by the school district regarding the potential closing of Anderson Elementary, the shifting of Anderson students/staff to the Crawford building (K-5), and the 6th grade students shifting to BEJH/BEHS. The Administrative Memo in the School Board Agenda puts this plan forward as the preferred course of action.


Any public comments can be made to schoolboard@k12northstar.org


The task force recommendations are linked here. The School Board meeting on January 18 is open to the public and can be attended in-person or by watching online through zoom (link in agenda) or the district’s YouTube channel. Work sessions are informational meetings, there is no public testimony and the Board will not vote on any agenda items at this time.


Here is the current timeline of events, including opportunities for feedback:

  • January 18, 2022 - The Board will present the final recommendation
  • February 1, 2022 - The Board will vote on the final recommendation


If you haven't yet read the survey results shared, please check the results, as published in the agenda linked above, for insight as to the community feedback on the School Efficiency Report.

Encores Evolved Into WIN Time

We have replaced Encores with WIN Time. WIN stands for What I Need and will incorporate Personalized Learning and Student Reflection and Ownership more completely into student learning, allowing for expanded time to work with grade level teachers in 4/5 and fifth and sixth grades. ELL, ELP, Resource and Band and Orchestra will continue, and those students in Band and Orchestra will be receiving individualized schedules from Mrs. Brazier. WIN Time is from 1-2 pm, in the time slot formerly accommodating Encores.
PTO Membership Application

Please fill out this membership form to join our Awesome Crawford Parent Teacher Organization! Updated dues - if you are just joining your dues are half price for the second half-Just $5.00!

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing - Beginning January 3, 2022, masks are optional for all FNSBSD staff and students.

  • January

    • January 18, 2022 - The Board will present the final recommendation on consolidation
    • January 21 - Popcorn Friday


    February

    • February 1, 2022 - The Board will vote on the final recommendation on consolidation
    • February 21-Professional Development, no school for students
    • February 22,23-Parent/Teacher Conferences, no school for students


    March

    • March 2, - Crawford Science Fair
    • March 11, - End of Quarter, Early dismissal at 12:40
    • March 14-18 - Spring Break

Crawford Office Staff Contacts

Office Hours are 7:15am-3:15pm

Please call or email for information Phone: 372-3306

Attendance Secretary: Tonya Higdon email: Tonya.Higdon@k12northstar.org

Administrative Secretary: Clarissa Kougl email: Clarissa.Kougl@k12northstar.org