Sayéik: GastiNEWS

SGCS Update

Message from Mrs. Diouf

Hello families!

Thank you to the Sayeik: Gastineau family (parents, students, and staff) for making the first couple of weeks so successful!

Walking through the halls, I am hearing laughter and seeing a high level of engagement from students, all of it makes me so excited for the coming school year!

I look forward to watching this amazing community grow throughout this year!

Feel free to reach out anytime, I'm here for all of you!
Stacy Diouf



Picture Day - FRIDAY, AUGUST 27th!

Picture day is this Friday! You can order online at

Parent Opportunities!


The SGCS Site Council was created and empowered by the City and Borough of Juneau School Board of Education to represent the membership of the Sayeik: Gastineau Community School community in an advisory capacity. The council shall address issues brought by its membership and by its community members.

The Site Council usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. During Covid 19 the group meetings are via zoom. This month we are meeting tonight, Wednesday, August 24. Please email for the Zoom link if you are interested in joining Site Council or attending a meeting.

Friends of Gastineau School (FOGS)

FOGS is our school's Parent/Teacher Organization. FOGS holds fundraisers and other school events in order to foster our school community. Due to COVID, FOGS took last year off. As a result, we are looking for a parent to help revitalize FOGS. Please email or call Stacy Diouf if you are interested in helping with FOGS.

Open House

We are excited to meet all of you in person, however, at this time we are unable to gather for our Open House. We have postponed it until we are able to gather in person. Stay tuned for a new date.

In the meantime, if you have questions for your child(ren)'s teacher, don't hesitate to reach out!

Staying Healthy!

Mitigation Strategies

  • SGCS is using the JSD COVID Protocol. Masks are required for all students and staff while inside the building. At lunch, students have assigned seating, spaced apart from one another. We are limiting the number of students at each table.

  • Please use the Daily Screener every morning before sending your child to school.
  • Students and staff wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day, including before & after recess, snack, and lunch.


If/when we do have a case here at school, we will work with Public Health to determine close contacts and to the necessary next steps for our school community.

Welcome Nurse Bev!

Please join us in welcoming Bev O'Brien, our new school nurse. Bev is an experienced school nurse who just moved here from Portland, welcome Bev, we are so glad you're here!

Thank you for doing your part in helping to keep our school community healthy!


Please make sure that your child(ren)'s teacher(s) know how they are getting home at the end of the day. Teachers are not always able to check email during the day so if there is going to be a change to your child(ren)'s end-of-day routine, please call the school office at 796-5075 by 1:30 to notify them of the change. Office staff will get the message to the teacher.