3-School Newsletter

Cooper Landing, Hope, and Moose Pass Schools

September 12, 2022

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Would you like more information about your child’s development?

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) provides free screening for children 3 through 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten)

Areas screened include: speech and language, learning and understanding, coordination and movement, social-emotional skills, self-helping skills (feeding, dressing, and toileting), vision or hearing.

Children already identified with disabilities should also be screened if not receiving special education services through the district.

Please visit https://kpbsd.org/free-developmental-vision-hearing-screenings-for-preschoolers/ for more information.


Please see important information from Health Services attached to the bottom of this newsletter: Dangers of Fentanyl

Please read information about KPB and KPBSD Bond Proposal, also attached to the bottom of the newsletter.


Please complete the short survey attached to the bottom of this week’s newsletter. The survey is titled, 2022 Income Eligibility Survey. If our schools qualify, it means that we receive federal money to help offset some costs related to telecommunications, internet access, and wireless connectivity within our schools. We could also receive federal money to assist in our schools’ goals. There are hard copies of this survey available at the office of each school. If confidentiality is a concern, we can provide an envelope which can be sealed, returned to the school, and sent on to the Director of Information Technology. Thank you!

All Doors to School Will Now Be Locked

This school year, the KPBSD is requiring all elementary school doors to be locked during the academic school day. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some parents and staff, but the KPBSD holds school safety to the utmost level. As you know, the district is in the process of changing out traditional locking doors with electronic locking mechanisms. School principals can give you more information about this process.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Moose Pass School: Mark Your Calendar

Thursday 09/22: Beyond Van Gogh Experience Field Trip (Permission slips will be sent home this Friday)

Thursday 10/13: Early Release Day Students Released at 1:45PM

Friday 10/14: In-Service Day/End of Quarter- No School for Students

Thursday 10/27: Student Led Conferences- No School for Students

Friday 10/28: Student Led Conferences- No School for Students

T-Shirt, Mug, Tote Bag Sale Still Open:

Check out this awesome design that the students made with Ms. Laura last Year: https://www.bonfire.com/store/moose-pass-school/

Share the link with friends and family!

Cooper Landing School Updates

Beyond Van Gogh

We have purchased our tickets for Beyond Van Gogh. We will be going on September 22. Watch your email for details. Another permission slip will be sent home soon.

UAA Stem Day

The University of Alaska is excited to share that UAA STEM Day will be on Saturday, October 1 from 10-4. Please find details here: https://mailchi.mp/eda5d8533b08/thanks-for-applying-15514564?e=c4902098b8


On occasion, we may need help transporting students other than your own on field trips, as we do not have a bus. If you are willing to help out, a background check is required. Please go to https://kpbsd.org/departments/assistant-superintendent/instructional-services/hr/volunteer/ to complete the form. Thank you in advance!

Fundraising Meeting

Please check your email and stay tuned for a special fundraising meeting coming soon. The Parent Advisory Committee met on August 18 and determined that we will need to do some fundraising this year as the PAC fund will be nearly depleted after skiing. We need everyone's ideas and participation. Thanks in advance!

Hope School Happenings

Hello Students and Parents,


Thank you to our PTO and those who helped with the fundraisers, donations and planning. The students made a trip to the Van Gogh event in Anchorage. They all took in the works of this artist and the various facts about his life. So much thanks and gratitude for giving this opportunity of enrichment to the students goes out to all of you in our Hope Community.

It’s time to think about appropriate weather gear already!

We care about your child’s health and comfort and want to take this opportunity to share a reminder. Children will play outdoors daily unless air quality poor or the temperature is below -10 (wind chill factor included). Please make sure your student has appropriate gear for outdoor play so they may participate fully.

  • Rain: raincoat and waterproof boots
  • Snow: heavy coat, snow pants, snow boots, hat and mittens/gloves

Your Volunteer Status is key this year.

We would really like each and every parent to come in and visit with their child this year, participate in field trips and help out. Please sign up to volunteer so you can come participate, help out, join in and make a difference. Please do this as soon as possible because our field trip for Van Gogh is coming up soon. https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process

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 https://www.applitrack.com/kpbsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+Screening+Process

Here is a link to your new school calendar for this school year.


Important Dates:

10/13/2022: EARLY RELEASE 2:00 PM

10/14/2022: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-In-Service

10/27/2022: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Student Led Conferences

10/28/2022: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-Student Led Conferences

PTO fundraisers are still being planned. Make sure to keep your ears opened for events to come such as the carwash and bake sale. They are working hard to do the best they can to support our students. Lets make sure we give them all the help we can!

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

Hope School Staff