The Glacier Bear Connection


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Patriots Day

We are inviting students and staff to come to school

dressed in Red, White and Blue to honor those who have fallen.

If your child is a Boy Scout or Girl Scout,

Please have them dress in uniform on Friday, September 11.

In music class, children have been learning sign language for the Alaska song

as well as taking time to remember 9/11.

We will have a moment of silence on Friday to remember those who fallen that day.

Lessons recorded for "At Home Learning" or school closures

District Update on Recorded or Live Online ZOOM Lessons

(This covers both "At Home Learning"

or temporary school closure):

Lessons will or may be

recorded for later access by

students enrolled in the course or classroom.

Students are not required to

display their live image through

the video function. Please remember that cameras capture

not only the student but also background

content within the camera’s frame.

Thank you for the generous donation!!!

Sherrod Elementary students and staff would like to thank LUFF ORTHODONTICS and MVFCU for the generous donation of water bottles! Drinking fountains are closed due to COVID, having water bottles for students to use is so important! Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Believe Kids

Believe Kids is our ONLY school wide fundraiser! Your student(s) will come home with a catalog from Believe Kids this week. Please take the time to look through the catalog, purchase if you’d like and invite your child(ren) to reach out to family and friends to make purchases and offer their support to Sherrod Elem.

Students who sell even one (1) item will be eligible for a prize.

Thank you for supporting our school!

The Great Body Workshop Lessons

In concordance with Alaska Safe Children's Act; all MSBSD schools will be presenting lessons from the Great Body Workshop on personal safety. Here are the topics covered at each grade level. These lessons will be present by September 30. If you have any questions regarding topics covered, please contact your child's teacher to discuss what will be presented.

3rd Grade – Unit 6: My Family, Your Family, Lesson 4: Personal Safety

4th Grade – Unit 5: It’s My Body- Lesson 4: Prevention of Abuse

5th Grade – Unit 5: These Crazy, Mixed Up Emotions- Lesson 4: Send the Message My Body is Private

Absent Students

Reporting absences is vital in keeping school OPEN! We need your help! If your child is absent for the day or part of the day, please call 761-4100 and report your child's absence!

It's super easy to report an absence through the Synergy PARENTVUE App. When using the app, please be sure to note the reason for absence along with the absent code.

It is super important that EVERY absence is reported. Thank you for helping us maintain accountability for all absences!

Outside as much as possible

Our goal is to get kids outside as much as possible. This means we're going outside unless it is pouring down rain. Please help by ensuring your student has appropriate clothing for outside. In addition to recess, classes will go outside for Mileage Club during the day to get kids moving and PE class will be outside as much as possible.

Virtue of the Week

The virtue of the week is JOYFULNESS. Each week classes will select a student of the week who has demonstrated the week's virtue. Those students will be part of the morning show on Fridays.

Joyfulness is an inner sense of peace and happiness. You appreciate the gifts each day brings. Without joyfulness, when the fun stops, our happiness stops. Joy can carry us through the hard times even when we are feeling sad. Joy gives us wings.

Student of the Week

Congratulations to last week's Students of the Week! Great job exhibiting the virtue of HUMILITY! Way to go Glacier Bears!!

3rd Grade:

Megan Edwards

Carsten Spring

Wade Persinger

Erin Bower

Eva Wantaja

4th Grade:

Janessa Calvo

Ariel Manglona

Sosefo Alone

Mylee Johnson

Alecia Lords

Noah Ortiz

Heneli Lealiki

5th Grade:

Aubrey Grooms

Carson Edwards

Kailye Alcock (Kaje)

Nicholas Hokenson


Quillan Frank

Notes from Nurse Dana

Your child need to be kept at home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  • fever/chills cough
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • congestion/runny nose
  • sore throat
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • muscle/joint/body aches
  • or fatigue.

Any of these symptoms listed may be symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider and follow their guidance; they may want to test your child for COVID-19.

There are certain criteria that must be met before your child can come back to school after having any of these symptoms. Please contact Nurse Dana at 907-761-4103 or to discuss the plan for returning to school.

As always, other contagious illnesses or conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or head lice must be communicated to the school prior to returning.

Thank you for your support!

Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

Please click here to apply for free or reduced lunch! and to set up a SchoolCafe lunch account!

SchoolCafe gives students and parents a quick and easy way to stay on top of their nutrition. Submitting eligibility applications has never been easier, SchoolCafe allows parents to quickly submit for Free & Reduced Meal benefits.

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Click here to set up School Dismissal Manager

School Dismissal Manager helps to keep your child safe while quickly communicating important dismissal details for school office staff. Talk with your school office staff today to get signed up.

Mark your calendars


  • 9/6: Virtue of the Week: JOYFULNESS
  • 9/8: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 910: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/13: Virtue of the Week: CLEANLINESS
  • 9/15: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 9/17: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/18: Fall School Pictures
  • 9/20: Virtue of the Week: CREATIVITY
  • 9/22: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm
  • 9/24: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 9/27: Virtue of the Week: ASSERTIVENESS
  • 9/29: Tuesday Walking Club Last Name A-J begins 3:45 pm


  • 10/1: TENTATIVE Basketball Begins
  • 10/1: Thursday Walking Club Last Name K-Z begins at 3:45 pm
  • 10/4: Virtue of the Week: UNDERSTANDING
  • 10/11: Virtue of the Week: PATIENCE
  • 10/14: End of Q1
  • 10/15: Great Alaskan Shake Out Earthquake Drill 10:15 am
  • 10/18: Virtue of the Week: RESPONSIBILITY
  • 10/25: Virtue of the Week: MODERATION
  • 10/26-10/30: Red Ribbon Week Spirit Week
  • 10/26: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Wear Red Day
  • 10/27: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Aloha Day
  • 10/28: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Hat Day and/or Sherrod Colors (Blue/White)
  • 10/29: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Crazy Hair Day
  • 10/30: Red Ribbon Spirit Week: Super Hero Day
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