Ben Eielson Jr. Sr. High

Weekly Update 9-12-20

Eielson Families,

The leaves are changing colors fast and beginning to fall and cover everything. This is also means it is time for 'mid' quarter notices, with our condensed semesters this week brings us to the end of the "1st quarter", on September 16th.


Selected Students Accessing Building during Remote Learning:

This last week our counseling staff reached out to families/students to begin our 'Phase In Plan' where students identified through Student Support Services and Special Education could access the school working in a pod, either in the cafeteria or the library. Currently we have two Cohorts of students that will come into the building two days a week to access resources, attend classes virtually, have access to materials, and this week stay through the instructional support time in the afternoon where teachers will be able to provide support. The two cohorts will have access on Mondays and Tuesdays for Cohort A and Thursdays and Fridays for Cohort B.


Nutrition Services - Monday-Friday 9-1pm, Update Information:

The District Nutrition Services have updated the meal program. The change is that until December 31st, breakfast and lunch meals are FREE to actively enrolled District students. Up to date information and FAQ's can be viewed at the District Web Page:


https://www.k12northstar.org/Page/9984


Parent Teacher Student Organization PTSO Meeting:

Monday the 14th at 6:30PM there will be a PTSO meeting held virtually via zoom, the meeting ID and passcode can be found below.


Junior High Student Council:

Ms. Hursh, our JH Student Council Sponsor has created a 'google' classroom so that a virtual student council meetings can be held while we are in Remote Learning. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, details will be communicated.


Athletics/Activities:

The current operational zone is "red", those Alaska School Activity Association approved sports must adhere to specific protocols, until further notice competitions are not being held. Guidance and protocols are updated often and are sport specific.


Instructional Support:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday instructional support from support staff/tutors begins at 8:15am until the first virtual class at 9:15am; teachers are available M, T, TH, F from 8:45-9:10am and 1:30-2:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays to provide academic support for students. Wednesdays Teachers have support times from 9:15 to 1:30.

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