Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary January 2, 2021

Welcome to 2022!

Hello Crawford families,


I hope this finds you safe and well and ready to embark on the second half of the school year.

We are looking forward to seeing students on Tuesday for the start of the new semester. Although the weather has not been kind, and the schools were not dug out this morning, I have been assured that they will be ready for staff tomorrow and for students on Tuesday.


As we begin the second semester, there are a few changes to note. Students in the 4/5 class and 5th and 6th grade students will have WIN (What I Need) time in place of Encores. This will give teachers and students more time to work on personalizing instruction for students and for students to reflect on their progress. During this time pull-out classes such as ELP, ELL, Resource, band and orchestra will happen. Mrs. Brazier will send out more information about the updated schedule for her students. We are so happy that band and orchestra have been so successful that we needed to augment the schedule!


Please see below for the information about the School Efficiency report and survey. The survey closes tonight, so please make sure your voice is heard and complete the survey.


Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Have a wonderful Sunday evening and a great week!


Teresa Lesage

Teresa.Lesage@k12northstar.org

School Efficiency Task Force Information

As you may know, each of the four options on the School Efficiency Task Force Report suggested closing Anderson Elementary School and consolidating those K-2 students into Crawford, making it a K-5 school with 6th grade at Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School.


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.


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


On Monday, December 6, the school efficiency task force recommendations report was presented to the Board of Education in a work session. The agenda and the task force recommendations are linked here. The work session is on January 10 is open to the public and can be attended in-person or by watching online through zoom (link in agenda) or the district’s Facebook page. 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 2, 2022 - Feedback form (here) will close, but comments can be sent in via email to the Board
  • January 10, 2022 - Board of Education work session to review and discuss the task force recommendations
  • January 18, 2021 - The Board will present the final recommendation
  • February 1, 2021 - The Board will vote on the final recommendation


If you haven't take the survey yet, please be sure to take the survey today before it closes this evening.

Wellness Check for Students and Staff

Read here for more information on keeping our schools symptom free.

Encores are Evolving Into WIN Time

Encores are no longer for third quarter, and we are excited to announce that we will replacing 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. Students will be receiving individualized schedules from Mrs. Brazier. Thanks to everyone for supporting your children in exploring music!
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 3-Staff Workday, no school for students
    • January 4-First day of Semester two for students
    WIN (What I Need) time begins (formerly Encore)
    • January 17-Martin Luther King Holiday, no school


    February

    • February 21-Professional Development, no school for students
    • February 22,23-Parent/Teacher Conferences, no school for students

    • FNSBSD Academic Calendar

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