The Leopard Call

Ladd Newsletter: September 6, 2020

School Building Closure

As I'm sure that you have heard, we will not have staff or students in the building for the next two weeks. Only those confirmed positive individuals and their close contacts are being directed to quarantine. However in order to create the safest environment possible for all staff and students, we have closed access to the building for the two weeks. Here is a link to Dr. Gaborik's letter. We will have a Zoom Question and Answer session tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th at 3:00. Log on information is located below. District, school, and medical team representatives will be available on the session.


Topic: Ladd Q & A Regarding School Closure

Time: Oct 7, 2020 03:00 PM Alaska


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Meeting ID: 820 1098 3405

Passcode: Closure

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Return To School Videos

Although this is a time of high positive Covid cases in Fairbanks and we are still in the Red Operational Zone, it is important for us to plan for the future. We continue to plan how to return to in person school by creating and communicating various protocols. These are intended to help mitigate the risk to students and staff. It is also important to note that they follow our district and state guidelines. Check some of them out below.
Ladd Morning
Ladd Lunch Routine
Entering Exiting
Bathroom routines

FREE Food Service - Breakfast & Lunch During Remote Learning

This is still possible during our building closure. Just head to the most convenient location. However, Tanana is close by and they are expecting you. 9:00-1:00

Break Aide and Teacher Assistant

We have one of each hired! I'm still looking to fill one more for each. These positions will help us run the school once all of the students are back in person. Check out the HR website or call the school if you are interested in learning more.


Break Aide is to help us cover classrooms while students eat lunch. Teachers are eating their duty free lunch at the same time in a different setting. This position only works as a temporary employee while students are in the building (no conference or PD days).


The Teacher Assistant position is for the entire year and will help to supervise classrooms, but also help to follow through on teacher instruction in the classroom. For example, a teacher may be in the room for direct instruction and then rotate to another pod. The Teacher Assistant will guide students to complete their assignments.

Admin Staff at Ladd

Cori Anthony: Principal; Joni Jackson: Admin Secretary; Rhonda Gottschalk: Attendance Secretary; Kristy Weaver: Counselor; Kelly Zerbst: Special Education Clerk

Alison Casper: Nurse; Alexandra Arndt-Brown: Behavior Aide (Ms. A-B)

Patricia Garrett: MFLC