March 26, 2021
Dear Kincaid Families,
We are the Home of the Kind Coyotes. Kindness comes in many forms. Our community is known for practicing patience, empathy, tolerance, and random acts of good deeds. Kindness week was launched recently at Kincaid and faciliated by our school counselor, Alisa Drake, and our Migrant Ed Tutor, Fadwa Edais. We want to thank our staff and our families for supporting a positive school climate and encouraging kindness every day.
Enrollment at Kincaid has declined during the pandemic. It is in the spring that we begin to plan for fall. Online registration for the 2021-22 school year will open for returning students on April 26th. New to District students can register online starting July 1st. It is important that our Kincaid families register early to provide ASD leaders a clear picture of our enrollment. We currently have 459 students enrolled at Kincaid compared to 550 at this time last year.
Please make sure to register your child early, as enrollment drives our staffing allocation. If you need your Parent Connect information, please call the office for assistance at 245-5530.
Canned Food Drive
Right now our top 3 classes are....
Ms. Randazzo's class with 1303
Mrs. Arnold's class with 907
Mr. Kach's class with 621
We have one more week of the food drive. The top 3 classes will earn prizes!
School Resource Officers Visit our School
Our SROs joined in the "Snowball Fight." We had a great time! When students competed against the officers, they won 2 out of 3 rounds! Way to go 4th graders!
Each spring, Alaskan students are provided an opportunity to show what they know. When students show what they know, teachers and parents can partner to promote student success.
The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is Alaska’s summative assessment administered to students in Grades 3-9 (English language arts and mathematics) and grades 5, 8 and 10 (science) each spring. The purpose of a large-scale, summative assessment is to provide parents and schools an overall picture of a student’s progress in meeting the Alaska standards at his/her grade level. The assessment is taken on the computer and is not timed, but each content area takes approximately 100-180 minutes.
Parents can locate resources for the PEAKS assessment, including directions for PEAKS Practice tests, called Online Tools Training and PEAKS Tutorials on the ASD website at www.asdk12.org/PEAKS.
Parents can also help by ensuring their children are well rested, eat a nutritious breakfast, and are at school on time for the days of testing. Please avoid scheduling appointments on your child’s testing days.
The ASD PEAKS testing window below allows for school assessment scheduling flexibility. Students! Get ready to show what you know during our school’s PEAKS testing dates:
6th Grade: March 29-30
5th Grade: March 31-April 2
4th Grade: April 5-6
3rd Grade: April 7-8
2021 PEAKS Testing Window
March 29-April 30
(Make-ups: March 30-April 30)
Kindergarten Round Up
Is your child starting kindergarten in the Anchorage School District?
ASD staff will share what to expect as your child begins kindergarten in the fall. These sessions will provide information on transitioning to kindergarten and how to enroll. Families are encouraged to ask questions and will be provided digital resources. Together, we will partner to help prepare your child for school success. Join us for one of the sessions below!
April 6, 11am-12pm
April 12, 6pm-7pm
April 22, 11am-12pm
April 26, 6pm-7pm
Kindergarten Round Up Resources