Anne Wien Announcements

School Newsletter for Week of January 11, 2021

Dear Anne Wien Elementary Families,

All four learning choices for your River Otter will begin next Tuesday, January 19:

1. In-Person learning here at Anne Wien Elementary

2. Remote Learning from home by "Zooming" in with Anne Wien teachers

3. eLearning from home with a District teacher on your own schedule (no "live" classes)

4. Home school options, such as our District's B.E.S.T. program

To start attending school here at Anne Wien, you must have completed a School Choice Survey and have verified with an Anne Wien staff member (your teacher and/or the office) that your child's name is on a class list. Students will not be allowed to attend in person on Tuesday, January 19, if we don't have your child on a class list ahead of time due to our requirement to have classrooms as safe as possible with safety mitigation plans in place throughout the building. Thank you for letting us know your choice and for carefully reading through all of the information in this newsletter so that we can have as safe and successful a re-opening as possible.


Michael Angaiak

Principal, Anne Wien Elementary

AWE Monday Message - January 11, 2021


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Daily REQUIRED Mitigation Efforts

  • Students & families will review the Daily Decision Tree prior to coming to school

  • At this time, only students are allowed in school buildings

  • Masks are required at all times for both students and staff

  • Frequent hand washing will happen

  • Hand sanitizer will be plentiful

  • Social distancing will be maintained where possible

  • Limit the mixing of students/classrooms as much as possible

  • Classrooms will utilize seating charts for instruction and lunch

  • Multiple entrances and exits will be used for drop-off and pick up

Come to our AWE Town Hall this Thursday night!

We'll be sharing our school plans for learning and safety at a public Zoom Town Hall meeting this Thursday, January 14, from 6:00-7:00pm. Bring your questions and learn more about what school will look like for your River Otter.
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Meet the AWEsome Otters for 2nd Quarter!

AWEsome Otters for 2nd Quarter, 2020-21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18: NO SCHOOL

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Register to Ride the Bus

When school does return in-person, any students wishing to ride the bus MUST first be registered with our Transportation Department and the First Student bus company. Register your child by clicking on the link below:

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ALL Students!

If your child needs a school breakfast or lunch, we're happy to announce that all meals are FREE to ALL students for the rest of the school year!

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Dear Anne Wien Families,

I am the school nurse at Anne Wien Elementary. I am happy that your student has been able to return to in-person learning! This year my biggest goal is to keep all students safe and healthy while in school. There have been many changes to the district health and illness protocols and I ask that you please review them prior to sending your student to school each day. I have included the Daily Covid-19 Screening Tool that should be viewed each day. Also, please review the Daily Decision Tree on the district website which goes over protocols for traveling out of state, close contacts, and illness.

If your student develops ANY signs of illness noted on the Covid-19 Screening Tool, they should stay home for 10 days, these symptoms can include:

•Fever/ Chills

•New loss of taste or smell


•Sore throat


•Nausea or vomiting

•Muscle or body aches



•Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

If your student develops any of the above symptoms while at school, they will be isolated from other children in the nurse's office and parents will be contacted for immediate pickup and your student must remain home for 10 days (see “Covid-19 Daily Decision Tree” on the district website for more information).

As you know, masks are required for all in-person students. Please ensure that your student is coming to school with a cloth or disposable face mask. It would also be good practice to bring an extra mask because we know they are very prone to getting dirty! Also, please make sure your students' mask fits properly and stays on their nose and mouth without falling. You can find kid size cloth face masks at almost every store now, including the grocery! The CDC states gaiters can now be worn as long as they have two layers or are folded to make two layers. We enjoy having your student in school and want to keep them safe! I’ve included some general hygiene tips below:

Winter is here!

Now that our colder temps have arrived please make sure your student has all of their winter gear. They are required to wear a face-covering while outside as well but this can include a balaclava or neck gaiter, as long as it can remain over their nose and mouth. We are already seeing masks becoming wet after playing outside. A wet mask can make it hard to breathe through and are less effective than dry ones. Your student can change into their “winter mask” before going outside and then put their regular face mask back on while indoors.

Mask Hygiene:

  • Masks should be washed daily with hot soap and water or with your laundry.
  • Disposable masks should be thrown away daily
  • Please note: An unwashed mask can harbor bacteria that will do more harm than good when worn continuously.

I look forward to seeing your student in school and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

Elisha Morgan, LPN

907-451-7500 ext 27540

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We wish a very happy birthday to the following Anne Wien students and staff this week:

Hananiah - Early Learning

Nathaniel - Early Learning

Lucas - Kindergarten

Madison - 5th Grade


Mrs. Weekley - IR Classroom Aide

Mrs. Dixon - Primary Resource Teacher


• Mon. 1/11/2021: 2nd Quarter Report Cards available to parents through PowerSchool

• Thu. 1/14/2021: Anne Wien Zoom Town Hall (Q&A sessions for all families), 6:00-7:00pm

• Mon. 1/18/2021: NO SCHOOL for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

• Tue. 1/19/2021: First Day of New School Choices

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