School Closure/ Distance Delivery Education
March 30th through May 1st Remote Learning is occuring at Arctic Light K-8 in response to Covid-19.
Students and families receive Learning Plans from their teacher directing academics for the upcoming week. Elementary academic lessons are taught in the mornings mostly 8:30-10:30am. Many lessons and enrichment activities can be completed throughout the day but online Elementary learning is geared toward the morning. Limited ‘live’ learning will be an option as well as private telephone educational experiences.
- Safety and Best Practices during this Covid-19 school closure come first.
- Communicate your needs and concerns. Our teachers and office are here to help.
- Student food is offered weekdays 9-11am outside our Gym entrance.
- Stay in your vehicle or on our sidewalk during pick-up. Our building is closed.
- Pick-up of student items, textbooks, and soon Chromebooks occurs 9-11am.
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We are in the fourth week of school closure. Last week we rolled out remote learning, and this week we are providing grading guidelines. It is my hope that the grading guidelines will relieve stress for educators, families and students. The guidelines clarify the district’s teaching and learning goals for second semester at the elementary, middle and high school levels, with an emphasis on feedback. The guidelines also address questions about how final quarter and semester grades will be determined.
The Alaska School Activities Association is announcing cancellation of all 2020 spring events, championships, regular season contest and practices. This decision applies to the following to: All-State Art, Esports (Spring Season), Solo & Ensemble, Track & Field, Soccer, Baseball and Softball.
Friday evening, Governor Dunleavy issued Mandate 8.1 that indicated, “Public and private schools are closed to students through May 1, 2020. Students will receive instruction through distance delivery methods. All after school activities will be suspended during this time.”