Coyote Howler

January 29, 2021

Dear Kincaid Families,

I am thrilled to be inviting our 3rd-6th grade students into our building on February 8th! We have made a few changes to welcome our next group of students into our building. The biggest change is that our 6th Graders will conduct class inside the building instead of outside in the relos. There are many benefits to this move. Students will have better access to hand washing and bathrooms. The air filtration is of a higher standard inside the main building as well. Our 6th graders will be in the music room, library, and art room. Our teachers worked very hard to create an inviting learning space for our students.

During our first week with our K-2 students, we had to close one classroom for face-to-face instruction due to a known exposure to a positive case of covid-19. We are grateful to all involved that we were able to follow our mitigation plan. We were notified in a timely manner by the person and we were able to make contact with our families that were impacted. We are also grateful that we were able to resume class online during the closure. We appreciate our staff, parents, and students for keeping a positive attitude through the experience. For updates on ASD classroom/school closures you can visit this website: ASD Schools Status You will always be notified directly by the school if your child is in a classroom that has been exposed to a positive case of covid-19.

I will be hosting another Principal Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:00 PM. Please join me to review our re-entry plan and to ask questions. Please reach out to classroom teachers for specific information about their class sizes, room arrangements, and routines.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 971 3771 5760

Passcode: Coyotes


Wendy Zorea


3rd and 4th Battle of the Books

I would like to say thank you to this year's third and fourth graders who joined Battle of the Books. They did so much work leading up to our district-wide tournament this week! They spent a lot of time outside school hours studying hard - meeting with their Battle team virtually, reading the twelve Battle books, and learning a whole new computer program - all to represent Kincaid amazingly well.

I would also like to say thank you to the families who supported their students over the past three months. Without you, we wouldn't have had a confident team ready to take on the challenge.

Our team worked so well together and always exhibited a positive attitude! The Kincaid Battlers who participated in the tournament are listed below:

Abby C.

Cullen S.

Hannah V.

Kamden L.

Kate S.

Kylie S.

Reese K.

Zach N.

I was proud to be your coach.

Heather Tierney

Teacher Librarian

Kincaid Elementary School

907-245-5530 (school)

907-742-8529 (library)

Kincaid Virtual Library Website

5th and 6th Battle of the Books

Thank you Ms. Curry and all the 5th and 6th graders who participated in Battle of the Books this year. Two teams competed in the ASD Battle on Tuesday, January 26.

Congratulations to Team 16 for placing 7th in the competition: Madden, Kylie, Amelia, and Claire.

Thank you to additional students for your work and participation in Battle of the Books: John, Vincent, Caroline, and Jaydin.

We hope that reading is something you continue to enjoy doing. Thank you for all the hours you put into preparing for competion and working together as a team.

Parent Pick-Up

We expect our parent pick-up lines to increase once all students are all back in school. Please practice patience if parking is full at that time. Follow all instructions given by our staff. We will get you moving as quickly as we can. Our main purpose is to keep all students safe during drop off and dismissal. Please only park in designated parking areas and keep our curbs clear.

Title VI Indian Education

Please Meet Aurora Hoefferle Our Title VI Indian Education Tutor: Video

Carving Evenings with Guest Artist Vincent Gregory- Save the Dates!

We have upcoming February sessions for intermediate- high school students. Featuring guest carver Vincent Gregory, each session will have a different link to be shared via email. Each session will be 6:30pm-7:30pm so families can also be involved.

Soap Carving (3rd -5 th Grade):

Wednesday, February 10 and Friday, February 12

Soapstone Carving (Middle School 6-8):

Wednesday, February 17 and Friday, February 19

Soapstone Carving (High School):

Wednesday, February 24 and Friday, February 26

Please contact Aurora Hoefferle at

Parent Teacher Conferences

There will be no 1/2 days or non-in person learning days for Parent Teacher Conferences in Feb. Teachers are always willing to meet with parents. If you have questions or concerns, please let your child's teacher know that you would like to set up a parent meeting. We will not be setting up appointments with all students this year.

PTA ASAP (After School Activity Programs)

CHESS CLUB: Our chess club has been meeting weekly online with Mrs. Zoske for students in grades 3-6. They play online games and learn new strategies.

Alphabet and Art: Kindergarteners and first graders are invited to do an art activity with Mrs. McConnell and work on letter sounds together. Class is limited to the first 20 students. To enroll please fill out this form: Alphabet and Art Class

Wednesdays - Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 17
3:30pm on Zoom (approx. 30-45min. sessions)

New Floor Barriers

Some of our classrooms will be using these floor barriers. The barriers help us create more space in a classroom. They allow for a students to sit side by side, with a clear wall between the students.

Kincaid Hot Lunches

This year students will not go through a line to receive their hot lunch from school. All lunches are placed on a cart and delivered to the student in the space that they are eating. Our students eat in a variety of spaces including the gym, mpr, and classrooms. The best change this year is that ALL hot lunches are FREE! If your child forgets their lunch at home, there will be no charge this year!

A Glimpse of Face-to-Face in K-2 and Intensive Needs

Home of the Kind Coyotes

Mission Statement: Kincaid Elementary School is a neighborhood school that provides a safe, structured, positive learning environment to meet the unique needs of our students. We believe in a strong academic program that is centered on the child and their specific developmental needs. It is our mission to provide a solid educational program while at the same time nurturing our students to become kind humans in our larger community. We will facilitate a learning environment in-school and online to support ALL students to become kind, respectful, responsible and safe citizens.