Talkeetna At-Home Learner Resources

Mat-Su Virtual Learning (MSVL) Resource Guide

Contact Us

We are here to help with anything you may need.

MSVL is the on-line platform that your child is using and has access to this year using the Chromebook assigned to your child. Whether your child is an At-home learner, or s/he is at home due to symptoms, your child's classes are accessible and ready.

User ID and Passwords for Logging In:

MSVL (Example, student initials and id number)


PSWRD: sd119876

Google (Example, student initials and id number)


PSWRD: (K-2nd) alaska (3rd-5th) student created, ask them or call the front office to have it reset

Clever (Example, student initials and id number)


PSWRD: (K-2nd) alaska (3rd-5th) student created, ask them or call the front office to have it reset

How to Update Chromebook

ZOOM Meeting Schedule for ALL School Closures

See email from teachers for Zoom links or call the front office at (907)733-9400.


Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

(see email for Zoom link)


Tuesday: 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. English Language Arts & Math

Thursday: 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. English Language Arts & Math

(see email for Zoom link)

1st Grade

Tuesday: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. English Language Arts

Thursday: 10:00 -10:30 a.m. Math

(see email for Zoom link)

2nd Grade

Tuesday: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Meeting, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. English Language Arts

Friday: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Meeting, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Math

(see email for Zoom link)

3rd Grade

Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. English Language Arts

Wednesday: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Math

Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Family phone calls (Zoom offered upon request)

(see email for Zoom link)

4th Grade

Monday: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. English Language Arts

Wednesday: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Math

Friday: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. One on One Meetings with Mr. Jamie (he will contact you)

(see email for Zoom link)

5th Grade

Monday: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Weekly Overview (optional)

Tuesday: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. English Language Arts

Thursday: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Math

Friday: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Book Talks

Office Hours: 10 a.m. Mon. & Wed. - 1 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.

(see email for Zoom link)

All School

Tuesday, Nov. 24: 2:00 p.m. All-School Pet Party with Mr. Sam.

(See email for Zoom link)

Big picture
Big picture
Logging on to Mat-Su Virtual Learning
Getting started in Mat-Su Virtual Learning
Basics to completing lessons and assessments


Within your child's ACTIVITIES page (pictured below) there are important icons to become familiar with.
Big picture

Parents as Observers

In MSVL, parents have been added in as "Observers" so they can see how their child is doing, even if the parent isn't with your child. This could be helpful for parents that work away from home, children who spend time in different homes due to custody or other circumstances, or parents monitoring the progress of older and more independent students. Please click the button below for the directions on how to access the "Observer App".

Physical Education At Home

Big picture

Hello At Home Learner Students and Parents!

I hope that your time with At Home Learning has started well, and I'm writing to offer more information about Physical Education for this year. You may have already had the chance to look at the Physical Education component of the Matsu Virtual Learning platform. This is a good resource for students to learn more about different facets of physical activities. In addition to MSVL, all Talkeetna Elementary students will continue to use the Healthy Futures activity logs as a means of encouraging and documenting their activities. All at Home Learners will receive a participation grade for PE when they turn in their monthly log. For students who do not turn in a log, they will receive a "not measured" grade for PE. I am happy to provide additional support for any student for both Healthy Futures activities or any other endeavor that they would like to pursue while learning remotely.

Our third quarter ends on Friday, March 5, so please email any completed work to

Here are some additional resources for Healthy Futures:

Healthy Futures Video

Activity Log

Big picture

School Nurse Zone: The Covid-19 Vaccine

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

1. Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

2. After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

No. Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.​

3. If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.

4. Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.

5. Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?

No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.

Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. This means the mRNA cannot affect or interact with our DNA in any way. Instead, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Learn more about how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work. ​,types%20of%20vaccines%20in%20development

Big picture