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Spirit Week, Oct. 25-29
10/22/2021
Halloween week is Spirit Week! Get ready to wear your costumes on Friday with a week of themed dress-up days.
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Bethel ASB Election Results
Bethel ASB Election Results
10/18/2021
Please click below for the election results for the three open seats on the Bethel Advisory School Board.
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Friday Morning Zoom Assemblies
10/15/2021
Beginning Friday, October 22, join us for Friday Morning Zoom Assemblies, 8:30-9 am. Celebrate birthdays, join your fellow students in song and movement, and hear weekly announcements!
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October 2021 Newsletter
10/11/2021
See our most recent newsletter for updates on parent teacher conferences, parking lot safety, COVID-19 information, and more.
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Keeping Our Schools Safe and Open
10/06/2021
What steps is LKSD taking to keep our schools safe and open? How can you help with our mitigation efforts? Please read Superintendent Hankins' letter and consider signing up for optional COVID-19 screening tests.
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August 2021 Newsletter
08/30/2021
Our recent newsletter has helpful information including a calendar of upcoming dates and COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and symptom monitoring information.
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Fall Break 2021
08/25/2021
As teachers meet for the district inservice, students have a break from school, August 30 - Sept 6. School resumes after Labor Day, Sept 7. Traveling? See our travel protocols for returning students.
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Picker Upper Updates
08/20/2021
Picker-Uppers will now be released after bussing students, starting at 2:05 Monday-Thursday, and 1:35 Fridays. Please use your signs, and click below for more info. Thank you!
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Covid Testing
Covid-19 Testing at M.E.
08/20/2021
LKSD encourages all students and staff to participate in routine screening testing. In order to do so, please complete the form that has been sent home with your student and click below for more information.
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Better Together
Welcome Back Update
08/18/2021
Superintendent Hankins shares important information, updates, and announcements on our return to school policies and procedures, fall sports, and our upcoming board meeting on Thursday night.
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Friday Early Release
08/13/2021
Bethel Schools Release 30 minutes early on Fridays. M.E. dismissal is 1:30. To avoid the most crowded part of dismissal, we recommend parents come to pick up their children between 1:35pm and 1:55pm on Fridays.
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Parent Reminders
08/13/2021
What do you do if your child has any symptoms of illness? When can your student come to school after travel?
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Bus Schedule
08/10/2021
The bus schedules for ME and for all Bethel Schools are available. Please make sure to read the bussing protocols and talk to your children about riding the bus safely. Masking and social distancing will be required.
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School Start/End Times
08/06/2021
School starts August 11 with M.E. doors open at 7:45 am and classes starting at 8:15 am. Bus schedules will be published the beginning of next week. Please click for more information on start/end times for all Bethel schools.
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Kids in Masks Return to School
Our Safe Return to Learn
07/27/2021
The Lower Kuskokwim School District’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff and families. The goal of LKSD Schools is to ensure a safe return to school for all students and staff. Here are some of the multi-layered mitigation strategies that will be implemented to meet this goal.
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Bethel Schools Bus Survey 2021
07/27/2021
It is almost time for school to start, so we need to know which of our students will ride the school bus.
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New to K-2 in Bethel?
Enroll New K-2 Students
07/26/2021
The first days of school are just around the corner. ME School Office will have staff to help you enroll any new students from 9am to 5pm between Monday, August 2, and Friday, August 6, 2021. Please stop by or give us a call if you need help getting enrollment paperwork.
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Happy Summer!
05/24/2021
Looking for some summer activities? Have questions about school this Fall? Want to see a calendar of dates? Check out our summer roundup of helpful information.
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Planning for Fall
05/13/2021
LKSD is collaborating with YKHC on a plan for students safely returning to school and extracurriculars full time, in-person this Fall. Vaccination plays an important role in our planning. Please read the YKHC and Dr. Zink letters below.
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School Update Letter
05/11/2021
Superintendent Hankin's May 10 school update letter addresses Fall planning, vaccinations, and the return of athletics.
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End-of-the-Year Information
05/07/2021
Our parent letter this week includes end-of-the-year deadlines/dates, travel quarantine update, COVID testing, Kindergarten "Roundup", and getting ready for 2021-22.
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Staff Appreciation Week
Thank you, Staff!
05/05/2021
It's Staff Appreciation week and our M.E. Superheroes rock!
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Updated Travel Quarantine
05/04/2021
The following are updates made to the LKSD Travel Quarantine. This is for unvaccinated students.
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End of the Year Dates
05/04/2021
Summer is right around the corner! Mark your calendar for these end-of-the year dates.
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LKSD Responds to Updated YKHC Guidance
04/29/2021
YKHC has recently released updated recommendations for school districts for safe delivery of in-person instruction in our schools based on the new CDC guidance.
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LKSD Board of Education Meets Thursday, Apr. 29
04/29/2021
The LKSD Board of Education will meet in Regular Session on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM via Zoom.
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Win an M.E. T-shirt!
04/27/2021
Register your child for Kindergarten and you will be entered in a drawing for an M.E. t-shirt! Deadline: May 14.
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April 2021 Bethel ASB Meeting
04/23/2021
The Bethel ASB will meet virtually, via Zoom, Tuesday, April 27, at 6 pm.
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Updated Bus Schedules
04/22/2021
Bus schedules have been updated.
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2021-2022 Academic Calendar
04/14/2021
Want to know dates for the 2021-22 school year? See our start dates, breaks and holiday dates below.
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Kindergarten Information
Kindergarten Info
04/13/2021
Is your child turning 5 by 9/1/21? Want information on registering for Kindergarten at M.E. or Ayaprun? Here's what you'll need to know....
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Going on at M.E.: April 5 Newsletter
04/06/2021
This week's news includes information on Covid testing, contacting teachers, a survey, remote instruction, and upcoming dates.
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COVID-19 Testing
04/05/2021
UPDATE April 13: Testing has begun. Voluntary testing will take place once a month for students who have a signed release from parents. Testing is carried out by a nurse visiting Bethel schools. This test is quite gentle.
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School Reopening Update Letter
04/02/2021
We are all working hard to ensure the transition to in-person school is safe and seamless. Please read Superintendent Kimberly Hankins reopening update letter. Thank you for helping us protect our students and community.
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Meal Service Update: No Delivery
03/31/2021
With the reopening of our Bethel schools, there will no longer be meals delivered door-to-door by bus. For students who are not in school that day, meals can be picked up at the Ayaprun parking lot, Mon-Fri, 4:30-6 pm.
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School Climate & Connectedness Survey
03/31/2021
This year LKSD is offering an abbreviated School Climate and Connectedness Survey for Families and Staff. The survey opens March 29 and closes Friday, April 16.
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We are hiring
Job Openings for Aides
03/30/2021
Join our M.E. team! We are looking for 2 intensive needs aides and 1 teacher aide III.
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2021-22 Calendar: Important Dates
03/29/2021
Here are the important dates to know for the 2021-22 school year.
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M.E. Hours, Arrival/Dismissal Info
03/23/2021
Guardians, please take note of our building hours, and arrival and dismissal information. Our efforts to keep students healthy and in school require us to be strict with our safety and supervision plans.
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Questions about school re-start? Start here.
03/17/2021
Is your child returning to school this month? Have questions? We've gathered all our information at the green button above ("March 2021 Back to School Updates"), or you can pick up a print-out at school on Wednesday, March 17.
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Screening for Symptoms
03/16/2021
What symptoms do parents need to screen their students for before school each day?
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Re-opening Dates & More
03/08/2021
Our first installment of re-opening information.
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Masking Guidance
03/08/2021
Because masks will be a part of our return to in-person learning, we hope you will review this Guidance on Masks and work with your child to prepare them.
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Planning for In-Person Learning
03/05/2021
We are working hard to safely welcome students back to our building! Click below for a snapshot of what a student's day will be like, and for an update from Superintendent Hankins.
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Weekly Letter / Spring Break
02/23/2021
Spring Break is next week! (March 1-5) See our weekly letter for more information about the next few weeks and a return to in-person education.
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ASB Meeting via Zoom
ASB Meeting, Tues., Feb. 23
02/22/2021
The Bethel ASB will meet this Tuesday, Feb. 23, via Zoom.
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School Status Update
Back to School Update, Feb. 18, 2021
02/19/2021
Superintendent Hankins discusses YKHC's Formal Recommendations for School Districts for safely returning to in-person instruction.
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Feb. 15 Weekly Letter
02/16/2021
This week we finish our K300 Reading Race. Read our weekly letter for more information and all of this week's updates.
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Black History Month
Black History Month
02/15/2021
February is Black History Month. We invite you to join us in celebrating the important role of Black Americans in our history.
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School Status Update
Feb. 4 School Status Update
02/05/2021
Please read the Feb 4, 2021, Back-to School Update from Superintendent Hankins.
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Weekly Letter, Feb. 1
02/02/2021
See our weekly newsletter for updates on Intranet access, school hours, delivery/pickup info and upcoming dates.
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Weekly Letter, Jan 25
01/25/2021
This Friday there will be no school for students. See our weekly letter for more information on upcoming dates, the school Intranet, and more.
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January ASB Meeting
01/22/2021
The Bethel ASB will meet virtually on Tuesday, January 26, at 6 pm.
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This Week's Letter
01/19/2021
Our next learning materials will be available for pickup Wed., Jan 20. Please read post for pickup schedule and more info.
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Happy New Year!
01/11/2021
The materials for our first unit of learning, our cultural unit, are available for pickup today, Monday, January 11, 2021.
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K300 Reading Race
01/11/2021
The annual “Kuskokwim 300 Reading Race” begins Monday, January 11, 2021.
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Meals on the Bus
Meals Updates
01/07/2021
Please click for updated meal delivery information and menus.
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Winter break
Winter Break
12/18/2020
Winter break will be Dec. 19-Jan. 10. We wish you a very happy and safe holiday! Click for more info on first packets.
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Toys for Tots
Tots for Tots
12/15/2020
Santa's elves have been busy sorting toys! Deliveries will happen Thursday and Friday, Dec. 17 & 18.
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Bus stop packet drop-off
12/07/2020
We will continue to accept packets at bus stops as normal (even though meals will be door-to-door)
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Meals on the Bus Coming to Your Door!
12/03/2020
Meals on the bus is coming to your door! Pre-ordering meals is required. Delivery begins Tuesday, December 8.
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Your lost items miss you!
12/02/2020
We still have lost and found items from last year. Click below for pictures of items (all clothing freshly laundered) and let us know by Dec. 15 if any of these items belong to you.
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Upcoming Dates and Information
12/02/2020
A letter has been sent home to families about the December/January schedule, pickup and delivery of materials, and other important information.
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Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/25/2020
A Happy Thanksgiving to our M.E. students, families and friends from your M.E. staff and teachers! We are thankful for you!
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November Bethel ASB Meeting
11/23/2020
The Bethel Advisory School Board meets at 6 pm this Tuesday, November 24. You can join the meeting via Zoom.
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School Status Update
LKSD Schools to Remain at High Risk
11/23/2020
Based on the current COVID-19 infection rate and YKHC recommendations, all schools within the district will remain at high risk/remote learning through the end of the current semester.
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Thanksgiving Schedule for PickUp and DropOff
11/20/2020
There will be no drop off or pick up of work during Thanksgiving week. The Dec. 18 learning materials will be designed to last until Dec. 1.
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Homework Help
11/19/2020
Kuskokwim Consortium Library is offering one-on-one tutoring help via Zoom on Saturdays with LKSD teachers.
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School Status Update
11/03/2020
Based on the current COVID-19 infection rate in the Y-K Delta and the latest guidance from YKHC, LKSD has decided that all schools within the district will continue with remote learning through at least Friday, November 20.
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Coordinated Pickup
New Coordinated Pickup System
11/02/2020
M.E., along with BRHS, GJE, and Ayaprun Elitnarvik, will begin offering an additional way to return your child’s iPad and completed work. ME School will start collecting materials with the coordinated pickup system this week.
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Letter to Families
LKSD Letter to Families
10/27/2020
Superintendent Kimberly Hankins has written a letter to our Bethel families. We join with her in expressing our support for all of our students and families during this time.
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Meals on the Bus
School Meals Updates
10/26/2020
School meals are now available to all children aged 18 and younger, and students over 18 enrolled in LKSD. Please click for details and an updated delivery schedule.
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Updated Grading Guidance
Updated Grading Guidance
10/22/2020
Considering the unique circumstances we are experiencing, LKSD has issued updated grading guidance for grades K-8.
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Pick Up and Drop Off this Week
10/19/2020
Please see below for information on this week's pick up and drop off. If you are coming outside of the scheduled times for pick up and drop off, please call ahead!
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ASB Meeting
10/19/2020
**Moved to Oct. 27** The next Bethel Advisory School Board Meeting is at 6 pm on October 27 via Zoom.
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October Newsletter
October 2020 Newsletter
10/14/2020
Please read our October Newsletter for information on upcoming dates, the end of the quarter,tech tips, school goals, our new Facebook page, and more.
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Tech Tip for Pick Up Drop Off Day
10/13/2020
Want to help make pick up and drop off go faster at M.E. on Wednesdays? Here's some helpful tips to make airdrop quick and easy!
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Stronger Together
ASB Election Results
10/08/2020
Results are tallied for the ASB Election. Congratulations to our new Advisory School Board Members.
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Materials Drop Off and Pick Up
10/08/2020
We will continue to offer "Early Bird" drop off on Tuesday; and drop off/pick up on Wednesday. with extended hours.
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ASB Election
Bethel ASB Elections this Tuesday
10/05/2020
Bethel Advisory School Board elections will be held this Tuesday, October 6, 8 am - 8 pm.
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October Meal Menus
09/30/2020
October Meal Menus are available.
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Bethel ASB Candidates
09/28/2020
There are four open seats on the Bethel Advisory School Board. Click for more info on candidates on the upcoming ballot.
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September Newsletter
September Newsletter
09/16/2020
Our September Newsletter is full of helpful and important information, as well as a chance to win a $25 gift card!
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Stronger Together
Notice of Vacancy for Bethel ASB
09/11/2020
The Bethel Advisory School Board has four seats open. if you are interested in running, a letter of intent needs to be delivered to a Bethel principal by Sept. 21. Please click for more details.
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Learning Materials, Wednesday, 9/9/20
09/08/2020
Remote learning materials for all ME students will be available on Wednesday, 9/9/20. Please read the full post to learn the details.
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RED LEVEL REMOTE LEARNING
Bethel Schools on Red Level, 9/5/20
09/05/2020
Bethel schools have moved to red (high) risk level until further notice. This means all students will be remote learners. Learning materials will be given out on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
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Kindergarten/New Student Health & Records
07/31/2020
ME School will not hold a health screening event for incoming kindergarteners this year. Instead we recommend guardians bring their kids individually to healthcare providers for medical, dental, and vision checkups. Please remember to get a copy of your child's up-to-date immunization record from your provider or from Public Health. The school will also ask you to provide your child's birth certificate for records and we will make a copy of it for school records.
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School In Session August 24, 2020
07/30/2020
Back to school will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The student start date is now August 24, 2020. We are still working on some very important details in response to the expanded Smart Start 2020 school opening guidelines released to us on July 28, 2020.
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M.E. School End of School Year Events--2020
05/13/2020
ME Staff plans to parade through Bethel to wish students a wonderful summer on the last "student day" of school, which is Thursday, May 21, 2020. We'll follow the same route as the GJE parades starting at 2pm from ME School. On Friday, May 22, 2020, ME Staff will hold a Hot Dog Party between 11am-1pm. For COVID-19 safety, food will prepared and packaged to hand out to folks as they come by our school parking lot loop. It will not be a picnic on campus like normal years. For all events, please plan to assist children and help other adults to remember to stay 6 feet apart from those not in your household bubble.
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Dear ME Students, We miss you!
05/06/2020
As the school year comes to an end, there are so many things the staff at ME wishes we could be doing with our students. We planned a few ideas of things we still can do and want to share those plans with you.
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Distance Learning Materials, Summer Practice
05/01/2020
If your child will participate in the summer practice work to be eligible to earn a prize, make sure to let your child's teacher or the ME school front desk know by 5/8/20 so we can make the materials available. Our last school year 19-20 learning materials will be heading out in work distribution vehicles on Monday, May 11, 2020. After that, we will only utilize the distribution schedule one more time on Monday, May 18, 2020 to pick up returns and pass out some ME summer practice work.
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Check Out ME's Newest Resources!
04/22/2020
ME teachers and staff have been working hard to provide resources for kids and families. Teacher Pages are being developed as a place to collect guidance for what is happening, what is available, and how you can contact us for more support. We also have several new items on our RESOURCES page, especially under COVID-19 and also under Social Emotional Learning.
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Survey--School Climate and Connectedness
04/10/2020
Family members, please take a moment to complete the M.E. School Climate and Connectedness Survey. You can access it by scanning the QR code in the picture with your cell phone camera. The SCCS window closes 4/17/20.
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Register for Kindergarten
Kindergarten Roundup-Enrollment Only For Now
04/06/2020
If your child will be turning 5 years old by September 1, 2020, it's time to enroll for kindergarten for next year. Our health screenings will have to be next Fall, but enrollment paperwork is available. Please call M.E. School at (907)543-2845 to work out how to get your enrollment papers.
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Meal Pick-up Safety Video
04/03/2020
Mr. Craven and Mr. Tucci have been making some wonderful videos for our students and families. This video is about safety at meal distribution locations. We want our kids to understand how to stay safe.
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Learning at Home
03/16/2020
ME School teachers have been working hard to connect with students and families. Our goal is to support families while keeping student learning loss to a minimum.
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