Musk Ox Memo

Distance Learning March - April- May 2020

Dear Musk Ox Families;

You did it! We did it! It was hard but we survived. We adjusted how we do school for the last quarter of the year and we know it wasn't perfect but we gave it our best shot. We've learned a lot and should we need to do it again, we have a good starting point. It is our hope that we will have students in the building next year. The district will be sending out more guidance towards the end of summer break as to what the start of school will look like for next year.


I would like to take this time to thank each of you for your patience, your feedback, and the grace you showed us this last quarter. We could not have done it without you! Thank you!


We hope each of you has a safe, healthy, and fun summer break.


Materials Return Schedule May 18 and 19

May 18: Material Return (Chromebooks, Library Books, etc) 9 am-3 pm


Monday, May 18

A-G 9:00 - 11:00

H-O 11:00 - 1:00

P-Z 1:00 - 3:00



May 19: Material Return (Chromebooks, Library Books, etc) 9 am-3 pm


Tuesday, May 19

P-Z 9:00 - 11:00

A-G 11:00 - 1:00

H-O 1:00 - 3:00

Last Day of School Parade May 21

We miss you! We love you! And we hope to see you Thursday to wave and say goodbye for the summer!
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Hiking around the Valley

Here is the link to a list of trails in the surrounding area for families to explore.

https://www.alaska.org/destination/mat-su-valley/trails


We would love to see pictures of your adventures on our Facebook Page. We will make a post this week to see where everyone is hiking and enjoying all this sunshine!

SUMMER READING

We've attached a PDF of our Summer Reading, Math, and Exercise Log!
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Online programs that are available throughout the summer

Reflex Math- Through August


Lexia –through July 31

Imagine Learning – through July 31

Read Naturally – thorugh Sept 1

Redbird – through Sept 30

Khan Academy- always available

Moby Max- always available


These programs can all be found on the student quicklinks with the exception of reflex math.


If you use any of these programs this summer don't forget to mark it on your summer reading and Math Log!

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! THIS NEWSLETTER CONTAINS NOTHING NEW PAST THIS POINT.

Kids Don't Float- Boating Safety Program for students

Nurse and Counseling options

If you need to talk to a nurse or a school counselor, the district has options. Please reach out and call 761-4357.


If you would like to speak to Nurse Maribeth specifically, please call 864-2300 and leave a message. She will get the message and get right back to you.

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Student Quick Links

Our district uses student quicklinks and the use of Clever for a place for many of our internet resources and is one your child is familiar with from using at school and provides additional ways for your child to engage in meaningful academic learning and practice. Students will click on Clever, sign in once and then can access all the programs that are supported with clever without needing to continue to sign in each time. Classroom teachers will be sharing your child's username and password with you if you need it or your child does not remember it. If you have any questions about the students quick link pager or Clever, please contact your child's teacher.


Student Quick Links

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Please use the following resources to support conversations with your child about COVID-19 and help reduce any fears he or she may have.



Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource



How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus


Washing hands video

Machetanz Elementary Facebook

Like us on Facebook to see what we are doing! We love sharing what's happening and show casing students and their amazing work.

Virtual Talent Show May 20

The link fo our talent show will be emailed to families at noon on Wednesday. We hope you enjoy the submissions we received.