3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

March 15, 2021

News Release

Community Budget Forums: planning for the 2021-2022 school year

Soldotna, March 5, 2021—Public involvement and input for the school district budget counts. District administration will meet with site councils and everyone interested in K-12 education to present the nearly $140 million preliminary budget for the school year beginning in August.

Three Community Budget Forums in March begin at 6:00 PM, via Zoom
An opportunity for input and questions about the 2021-2022 (FY22) budget, plus time to learn and get the facts. Site-councils, parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials are encouraged to participate.

· Homer & Southern Peninsula school focus: Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:00 PM

· Central Kenai Peninsula school focus: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:00 PM

· Seward & Eastern Peninsula school focus: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 PM

If someone is unable to connect via Zoom, a telephone audio-only option is available by dialing 206.337.9723 and entering the meeting ID

“At the community budget forums, we will review the 2021-2022 (FY22) preliminary budget. Staff, parents, students and community members will have an opportunity to learn about our budget, provide input, and ask questions.” –Liz Hayes, Director of Finance, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

On April 5, 2021, the budget recommendation for the 2021-2022 school year will be presented to the KPBSD Board of Education during the evening meeting, and then transmitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough on April 6, 2021.


· The Zoom links and the number to call in with questions are online at go.kpbsd.org/finance

· Visit the KPBSD Finance Department webpage for documents, budget development information, previous year data, and new budget information updates.

A Note from Nurse Yoly

Why are Alaskans getting vaccinated?

During a vaccine clinic, a nurse coworker asked why people wanted to get vaccinated and these are the reasons that they shared with her:

To stay healthy. To visit my mom and dad. For my husband. For my wife. For my kids. For the fishing season. For a normal tourist season. To stop this #!#* virus. This will help us return to normal when everyone who wants it gets it. So schools don’t need to close again. Because I have health problems and could get really sick if I get the COVID. Now honey, don’t you know? It’s the neighborly thing to do. Because it is safe. Think about all the scientist around the world who worked on this vaccine. To see a new grandbaby. For the economy. Because of the new variants. Well, I am old, but I sure would be happy to live longer and not die of that COVID.

Currently in the state of Alaska, anyone aged 16 and over is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nurse Yoly

Whether your student is in the classroom or learning online, this is a great resource for extra help! Click the link below to learn more!

Click Here for Live Homework Help

State Library Electronic Doorway Offers Live Homework Help Mon-Fri 8am-2am, Sat & Sun Noon-2am

Sources of Strength

Did you know that the District has a great resource to help you and your family cope with the tough situations that come up every day due to the Covid-19 Pandemic? Click on the link below and check it out!

Cooper Landing School

Skiing Update

This week we will be skiing on Tuesday and Friday. The next dates are Friday, March 26 and the last day is Tuesday, March 30. Please check your email for the itinerary and be sure your child arrives at school with all of the following:

  • Cold sack lunch
  • Extra snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Warm outdoor clothing for the day
  • Extra neck gaiter
  • Extra gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Winter hat
  • Goggles (if you have them)
  • Mask
Early Release

Wednesday, March 17 is an early release day. Students will be dismissed one hour early at 1:45.

Picture Day

The District has approved Picture Day!! Ours will be on Friday, March 19th at 9:00 am.

Order at: MyLifetouch.com

Picture Day ID: EVTQMDW29

PEAK Testing

PEAK testing will be held the week of April 5-9.

The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) are content area summative assessments designed to measure a student’s understanding of the skills and concepts outlined in the Alaska English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards and the K-12 Science Standards for Alaska. Alaska’s standards are specific rigorous expectations for growth in students’ skills across grades.

The ELA and mathematics assessments are administered to students in grades 3-9. The science assessment is administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 10.

Please be sure your child is prepared by getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy breakfast.
Cooper Landing School Website

Please visit our website at https://kpbsd.org/schools/cooper-landing/. There is a lot of useful information including links to the Cooper Landing Gem, minutes of PAC meetings, etc.

Hope School

March 16 - Alyeska Ski Lessons

March 17- Early Release

March 19 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

March 19- Alyeska Ski Lessons

March 26 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

March 26- Alyeska Ski Lessons

March 30- Alyeska Ski Lessons

April 2 - Good Friday, NO SCHOOL

April 2 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

April 9 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

April 16 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

April 21 - Early Release, school ends 90 minutes early (2pm)

April 23 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

April 30 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

May 7 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

May 14 - Noon Deadline for school lunch order

May 19 - Last day of school!

Don't forget we will have an Early Release Day on Wednesday, March 17th.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

A friendly reminder that all students out sick, regardless of whether they have been sent home from school, or you have opted to keep them home must follow district protocol for COVID19 quarantining. This means they must quarantine for 10 days AND not return until they have been symptom free for 24 hours OR they may get tested and return to school after a negative test result AND remaining symptom free for 24 hours. Students must be medication free to be considered symptom free.

More information is available on the district website: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/students_parents.aspx?id=41540 and from our school nurse: yifflander@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

School Lunch Order Form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ot7EdCqbD0Oa80hzQ1qrlyxwHXtEP9JNvt4nmYctNbhUNzdRS1hOQkNXV0ZWOTkxQTJSMkZEVEdWRC4u - please choose the 100% remote option to receive lunches all 5 days.

Moose Pass School March Dates to Know

March 15 - Site Based Council Meeting 3:45PM

March 17 - Early Release Day

March 25 - Picture Day 1PM Remote learners 1:30PM

March 25 - KPBSD Community Budget Forum for Seward and Eastern Peninsula 6PM Zoom

Click link below to learn more