3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

February 28, 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 will go 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

Testing
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.

On March 4, 2022, the KPBSD website and COVID-19 Hub will be updated to reflect the changes to the mitigation plan and protocols: kpbsd.org/covid

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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

www.KPBSD.org | Twitter @KPBSD | Facebook KPBSD

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.


Skiing - Tuesday, March 1 and March 15. Check your email for the day's schedule.


No School - March 4, Teacher In-Service Day and end of third quarter.


Spring Break - March 7-11

Moose Pass School Dates to Mark on Your Calendar


Skiing - Dates for skiing are confirmed! February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 15


Tuesday 3-1 - Ski Day: Bus leaving the school around 11am returning around 5:30pm


Wednesday 3-2 - Site Based Council Meeting via Zoom #306-939-5959


Friday 3-4 - No School for Students: In-service End of Quarter


Week of March 7-11 - No School Spring Break


Tuesday 3-15 - Last Ski Day: Bus leaving the school around 11am returning around 5:30pm

Hope School Happenings

The Hope School Students are enjoying their Lessons at Alyeska. This has been such an enrichment for our students. Sometimes we just have to think about how wonderful it is to live in this community. We would like to say thank you to all that are making this happen for the children. Our fantastic Hope School PTO, Parent, Community, Staff and all others who have contributed their time, funds and resources to make this happen are amazing!


The Readathon is over today. We will publish the results on our next newsletter. Our students have done an amazing job of reading. I am sure they have met their goal.


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:


February 22nd: ALYESKA SKI TRIP-Be safe and be on time.


February 25th: EARY DISMISSAL @ 2:00PM; Please arrive safely and on time.


March 2nd, 2022 PTO MEETING @ 4PM


March 4th: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS/STAFF WILL STILL REPORT FOR WORK


March 7th-15th: NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK



READATHON: Hope Huskies Readathon February 1st through February 28th. The Students are so excited about this. WOW! If they read a collective 10,000 pages, PIZZA PARTY!!!! Please encourage and support a local Hope Student. Reading is an essential in education.


Skiing - Dates for skiing are confirmed! February 15, 22 and March 1, 15. Although Alyeska may not require masks to be worn outside, please make sure you have a mask on hand, should you decide to enter buildings or areas which may require them.


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


VACCINATION INFORMATION LINK: Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available for everyone age 5 and older. Find a location near you: https://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/id/pages/covid-19/VaccineAppointments.aspx



Hope School Staff