February 12, 2021

Eagle Academy encourages academic excellence by integrating proven instructional methods with a challenging curriculum and high expectations.This combination provides every child with the foundation needed to achieve proficiency of Eagle Academy’s performance standards at each instructional level.

Previous editions of the Eagle Express can be found on the Newsletter page on our school website

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  • Feb. 12 (Friday) - APB Expansion Committee Work Session (5:00 p.m.) YouTube Live
  • Feb. 15 (Monday) - President's Day (no school)
  • Feb. 19 (Friday) - Asynchronous learning day at home
  • Mar. 1 (Monday) - Kindergarten & 6th Grade cap & gown photos
  • Mar. 8-12 (Mon. - Fri.) - Spring Break (no school)

More information about these events appear further down in the newsletter. You can also visit the News & Events section of our website homepage. (https://www.asdk12.org/eagleacademycharter)

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Eagle Academy Charter School and the Anchorage School District is joining with other districts throughout Alaska to recognize the important contributions board members make to their communities.

These individuals unselfishly contribute their time and talents toward the advancement of public education. They represent a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision making in education.

Even though we are making a special effort during February to show appreciation to our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part.

If you see any one of these amazing advocates, please show your appreciation for them during School Board Recognition Month in February. Say thanks to our APB members for guiding Eagle Academy Charter School. Without them you would lose a vital link to our school.

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February is Black history month we wanted to share a reading list that will help young readers learn about Black figures and events from American history. Kids can read about the life of a famous scientist and inventor in Who Was George Washington Carver? and discover one of the most celebrated poets of all time in Who Was Maya Angelou? Keep reading for more book suggestions and download these free Black History Month at-home activities.

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A Message from Mrs. Murphy

Nine of our Eagle Academy students have their artwork displayed in an online visual art show. If you see these students, please congratulate them.

  • Brennan Lierman (5th) did a difficult stitchery project.
  • Mackias Runyan (6th) drew an interesting rhinoceros.
  • Regina Paolucci( 6th) did a beautiful butterfly in her sketchbook.
  • Kendall McMillian (4th) did photo montage which is collaging with magazines.
  • Isabella Lee (5th) painted an abstracted watercolor.
  • Ella Wilson (1st) stamped ants with her fingertips that were enjoying a picnic.
  • Inspired by Van Gogh, Elijah Lang painted like his yellow restaurant painting.
  • Ariana Wright (5th) drew a cute blue bird.
  • Emma Saylor (5th) made a bear with a cool checked background.
  • Imani Powell (6th) and Caitlyn Mitchell (3rd), also participated with digital art and alcohol ink picture, but I could only display nine pieces.

This is an honor to be recognized by all of ASD, so they should feel really proud of their artistic talent!

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  • If your students will not be attending school for the day, please make sure you contact the front office (907) 742-3025 as soon as possible in the morning. This is true for both those who are attending in-person or EACS Online at home. This will prevent those automatic system generated phone calls or text/app alerts.

  • EACS Online students are expected to attend their daily classroom Zoom sessions (Monday-Thursday). If your student does not join the Zoom session, the will be considered absent. If they are late signing on, they will be considered tardy.

  • Per our normal protocols, students absent due to medical or emergencies are typically marked excused. Student absences due to parent choice (vacations, sporting events, etc.) are marked as unexcused. We do encourage students, if they are able, to attend their class daily zoom sessions or watch the video recordings so that they do not fall behind.
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The lottery system is open for applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Lottery applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 18, 2021. The lottery will run on March 19, 2021. Parents/guardians will be notified of the lottery results on March 26, 2021.

Don't forget that you MUST submit a lottery application for any sibling that you want to attend Eagle Academy. The ONLY way a seat can be offered is through the lottery system.

*If you have a Kindergartner next year, please submit an application for them*

If you know of someone that is interested in our program, please let them know that the lottery application system is now open!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Admin. Assistant, Tamara Gagnon at the front office (907) 742-3025.

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Coats, Hats, & Gloves

It's still cold outside in February and March. Please remember to send students with a warm winter coat, hats, and gloves. While we are not currently doing outdoor recess, we are still conducting fire drills and it is important that students have a coat just in case there is an emergency and we have to evacuate the building for an extended period of time. Hats and gloves can be tucked into their back packs.
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Vision Screening for all students with Nurse Jan during both A.M. and P.M. cohorts

Sponsored by the Sleepy Mountain Lion Club Ladies. This is an annual service provided in conjunction with Dr. Arnold, MD. COVID 19 protocols will be in place for the health and safety of all students and staff involved.

Vision issues such as near sightedness, strabismus and amblyopia will be assessed for and if an problem is found, Nurse Jan will contact you.

Please feel free to email Nurse Jan at Gilbert_Jan@asdk12.org if you have any questions.


Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, including people in their home. Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

These guidelines determine when ASD staff/students can return to buildings.

Isolation (Confirmed Positive and Suspected Cases)

  • If the person tests positive (with or without symptoms) stay home until 10 days have passed from the date the sample was collected.
  • if the person has symptoms, stay home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms AND at lest 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing mediations AND symptoms are resolving.
  • If the person has symptoms and tests negative, they may return after having no fever without fever reducing medications for at least 24 hours AND symptoms are resolving. Students must provide proof of the negative test to their school nurse.
  • If the person has symptoms related to a chronic health condition, they may return to school with a Chronic Condition Symptom Release Form, signed by their medical provider.

Quarantine (Close Contacts)

  • If testing is not readily available, quarantine for a full 10 days after you were exposed. You may end your quarantine on day 11 if you do not develop symptoms, You must continue to wear a mask when around others and monitor your symptoms for a full 14 days. Self-isolate if you develop symptoms and get tested.
  • If the person lives with the confirmed positive case and they cannot isolate from one another, the 10 days will not start until the confirmed positive case completes their isolation time frame (10 days).
  • If testing is available, you may be able to end your quarantine after 7 days of quarantine, on the 8th day. You can take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours priort to when you hope to end your quarantine, You must continue to wear a mask when around others, and monitor for symptoms for the full 14 days. If you develop symptoms or your test result is positive, you must self-isolate.
  • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay away from those considered high risk.
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Due to the number families that travel during Spring Break, Eagle Academy will be implementing proactive measures to mitigate the potential of COVID-19 transmission in our building by resuming instruction online for the week March 15-19th. In-person instruction will resume on Monday, March 22nd.

If your family is traveling for spring break, you can find the current guidance here:

Upon return from traveling out of state, there is currently a requirement to quarantine. The number of days is determined by what actions you take during your travel and after you return.

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In an effort to stay as contactless as possible due to Covid protocols, the PTO is excited to open up ONLINE ONLY ordering to purchase Fleece Wear. Fleece Jackets are allowed to be worn in the classroom.

Please visit the following link to place your order and pay online: https://uniform-approved-fleece.cheddarup.com


  • There is a processing fee charged at checkout.
  • Fleece orders will be accepted though February 19th.
  • Cash/check still accepted if choosing to submit paper forms to PTO mail box in lobby.

Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns: Tonya@bizins.com

Best regards,



Deanne Carroll - Principal

Vanessa Hall - APB Chair: (907) 230-6365

Missy Timberlake - APB Teacher: (907) 301-8653

Mindy Edison - APB Teacher: (907) 223-7774

Jennifer Bundy - APB Parent Member: (907) 884-5008

Cheryl Raile - APB Parent Member: (858) 780-6225

Paige Saylor - APB Parent Member: (843) 437-5783

Vacant - APB Community Member

Eagle Academy PTO

Tonya Prentiss - Chair: (719) 213-5678

Beth Sherwood - Co-Vice-Chair: (907) 362-3499

Alysia Thayer - Co-Vice-Chair: (303) 378-3097

Vanessa Hall - Co-Treasurer: (907) 230-6365

Amie Mitchell - Co-Treasurer: (907) 830-1604

Haley Gagnon - Secretary: (907) 310-6690

Heather Milligan - Parent Rep: (774) 254-1238

Mindy Edison - Teacher Rep (907) 223-7774