3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

March 21, 2022

District News Covid Mitigation Plan Updates

ONLINE News Release
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District updates COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Soldotna, February 28, 2022—Changes to the KPBSD COVID-19 mitigation plan went into effect Friday, March 4, 2022. Key updates are related to contact tracing and the wearing of face coverings in school. Read the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan changes.

Contact Tracing
KPBSD will no longer do in-school contact tracing. Schools will support staff and students with testing options, and educational materials about what to do if someone becomes a close contact or tests positive for COVID-19.

Face coverings

Face coverings are highly recommended, but not required for students and staff while indoors at school in all COVID-19 risk level scenarios. School visitors and volunteers have a choice to mask or not mask. An exception is for people who recently test positive for COVID-19. Read COVID-19 Positive Monitor, Mask, and Return Protocol

Bus Transportation: wearing a mask is required for all school bus passengers travelling to and from school and for all co-curricular activities and field trips per the US DOT mandate for public transportation

KPBSD will continue to follow Village or Tribal COVID-19 mandates for school facility operations

Symptom Free Schools
The KPBSD Symptom Free Schools Protocol remains in place

In addition to school based testing, Glacier Family Medicine Clinic in Seward and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy continue to provide free COVID-19 testing for KPBSD staff and students.

Kind Regards,

Pegge Erkeneff, Director of Communications, Community, and Government Relations

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

148 N. Binkley Street

Soldotna, Alaska 99669

direct: 907.714.8847 main: 907.714.8888

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Cooper Landing School Updates

Part-Time Custodian Needed - Cooper Landing School is in need of a part-time (4-hours per day) custodian. Please log into the KPBSD website if you are interested and look for Job ID #8523. You can also contact Tommy Gossard at 907-595-1244 or stop by the school.

Early Release Days - March 25 and April 1. Students will be released at 1:45.

Skiing - The students had a wonderful time skiing this year! They had multiple bluebird days and enjoyed lots of sunshine. Thank you to the Parent Advisory Committee for funding this activity!

Moose Pass School: Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

Wednesday 3-23 - State Spelling Bee (Online)

Friday 3-25 - Early Release Day: Students released at 1:45

Friday 4-1 - Early Release Day: Students released at 1:45

Wednesday 4-6 - Site Based Council Meeting @ 3:45 via Zoom #306-939-5959

Hope School Happenings

It has been a beautiful sight to behold in Hope this week. Our students are full of energy and looking forward to recess outside everyday. It is hard to believe that we are in our final quarter of school for this school year. Thanks for all of the amazing Parents who cheered on the students during the Readathon. They are all awesome readers.

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 and visit our website for more information https://www.applitrak.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx.

Important Dates:

March 25th: EARLY DISMISSAL at 2:00 PM

April 1st: EARLY DISMISSAL @ 2:00 PM

PTO Meetings are scheduled for April 5th and May 2nd, 2022. Agendas and Minutes should be submitted to the School and will later be posted to the District Website for the Hope School.

READATHON: Still undetermined. The students have met and exceeded their goal of ten thousand pages. This was verified by the Teachers.

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

Hope School Staff