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Letter of Gratitude from Superintendent Hankins
11/24/2021
Please see Superintendent Hankin's letter for LKSD updates that we are especially grateful for this Thanksgiving. Thank you for entrusting your child’s education to our dedicated educators! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Heads to Washington, DC!
11/17/2021
Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, Bethel's Yup'ik Immersion school, is one of two schools selected to represent the State of Alaska on this year's White House Christmas Tree.
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LKSD School Board Student Rep.
11/10/2021
Please join us in welcoming KLA Junior Adrian (Aidan) Johnson as the student representative to the Lower Kuskokwim School District School Board.
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School Vaccination Clinics
10/28/2021
Following the FDC authorization and CDC recommendations for Covid vaccinations for 5-11, YKHC will be holding vaccination clinics in our schools.
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Clarence Daniel Receives Award
10/19/2021
LKSD regional board president, Clarence Daniel, was honored as the 2022 recipient of the Don McKinnon Educational Excellence and Human Recognition Award at the annual Alaska Superintendent's Conference.
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LKSD COVID Hub
10/18/2021
LKSD now has weekly Covid-19 case data for our schools available on our website. This COVID HUB also has our Mitigation Plan and Close Contact Action Plan.
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VFW Gift
10/08/2021
Tess Guinn and members of the VFW Auxiliary 10041 post recently presented Superintendent Hankins with a $5,000 donation check to LKSD for COVID-related PPE and supplies. Thank you!
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Thank you, LKSD Principals!
10/07/2021
Your efforts to lead and keep schools, students, and staff safe during the pandemic are appreciated beyond measure. You go above and beyond, every day! Happy National Principal's Month!
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Keeping 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 see Superintendent Hankin's letter and safety reminders below.
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Teacher of the Year: Jeffrey Behselich
10/05/2021
Congratulations to Jeffrey Behselich of Joann Alexie Memorial School, Atmautluak, one of our LKSD Teachers of the Year.
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Teacher of the Year: Beverly Chmielarczyk
10/05/2021
Congratulations to Beverly Chmielarczyk, of Bethel Regional High School, one of our Teachers of the Year!
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Take Wing Applications Due Oct. 4
09/28/2021
Take Wing "Tengluni" is a program to explore options for education and training after high school. The application deadline has been extended to October 4 and is open to all LKSD juniors.
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School Community Advocate Award
09/09/2021
Congratulations to Matthew Enoch of Nunapitchuk, the first recipient of the annual Victor Kanrilak Memorial School Community Advocate Award.
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Audit Update
09/08/2021
Superintendent Hankins shares the results of the Best Practices Safety Audit that was presented at our most recent Board meeting. Please tune in to KYUK this Friday where she will be joined by Dr. Barry who conducted the audit.
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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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2021 School Opening
07/31/2021
​We are excited for the new school year and the return to full-day, in-person instruction for students five days a week. Please read Superintendent Hankin's letter for more information.
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Smart Start 2021
06/02/2021
Have questions about the LKSD plan for the re-opening of schools for full in-person learning this Fall? A Smart Start Plan for Fall 2021 and more information is available below.
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Growing up in LKSD
05/21/2021
As we finish our 2020-2021 school year we honor all of our graduates. Recognizing that all our graduates have their own stories of the experiences that have shaped them, we give you a glimpse into the experiences of two graduates in a recent LKSD Live interview.
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Internet Access for Alaskans in Need
05/20/2021
GCI is providing free Internet to Alaskans in need as part of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This FCC program will provide access to qualifying household struggling to pay for Internet service during the pandemic.
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Planning for Fall 2021
05/14/2021
LKSD is collaborating with YKHC on a plan for students to safely return to school and extracurricular activities full time, in-person this Fall. Vaccination plays an important role in our planning. Please read the YKHC letter below.
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School Update Letter
05/10/2021
Superintendent Hankin's May 10 school update letter addresses Fall planning, vaccinations, and the return of athletics.
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ARP Survey
05/04/2021
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act makes relief funds available to school districts. LKSD is seeking input on the use of these funds.
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Thank You!
05/03/2021
Happy Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week to all LKSD employees!
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Updated YKHC Guidance for School Districts
04/28/2021
YKHC has recently released an Official Advisory of Formal Recommendations for School Districts that updates their recommendations for safe delivery of in-person instruction in our schools based on the new CDC guidance.
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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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Food Service Update: No Delivery (Bethel)
03/31/2021
With our Bethel schools reopening there will no longer be bus delivery. You can pick up meals at Ayaprun, Mon-Fri, 4:30-6 pm.
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ESSA Input Survey
03/26/2021
Parents, please take time to provide the district input on our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) title programs, key measures, general education programs, and activities by completing our survey.
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Ready Academies Zoom Open House
03/26/2021
The Ready Department would like to invite all 9-12 students, parents, teachers, and administrators to a Zoom Open House to learn more about the Ready program.
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Audit Update Letter
03/22/2021
LKSD is committed to protecting students. Please read our Best Practices Safety Audit Update from Superintendent Hankins.
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Bus Schedules & Protocols
03/12/2021
Bethel parents and guardians, preparing to send your students back to school and who will be using LKSD bussing, these bus schedules and protocols are effective Monday, March 15.
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Meal Service Updates
03/11/2021
As LKSD begins welcoming students back for in-person learning, our food service program in Bethel will change.
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LKAA Scholarship 2021
03/09/2021
The Lower Kuskokwim Administrator’s Association (LKAA) is granting up to four $1,000 scholarships for any past graduate of an LKSD high school pursuing a degree in the field of education. Graduating high-school seniors may also apply.
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School Status Update
Back to School Update: Mitigations Strategies
02/26/2021
Back to school update from Superintendent Hankins discusses the plan to bring students back to school safely.
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Black History Month
02/12/2021
February is Black History Month. Join us in celebrating the important role of Black Americans in our history.
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School Board Appreciation Month
02/09/2021
February is School Board Appreciation Month. We are very grateful for the important contributions board members make to our communities.
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School Status Update
02/05/2021
Superintendent Hankin's Back to School Letter, Feb. 4, 2021
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LKSD Live
01/21/2021
LKSD Live is a regular Facebook Live Zoom event connecting people from around our district in a discussion of educational themes.
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Tengluni
01/19/2021
Take Wing "Tengluni" is a program for juniors to explore options for education and training after high school. Apply by March 8.
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ANSEP STEM Connect
01/08/2021
ANSEP is offering virtual opportunities for our middle school students to connect with other students statewide and explore STEM topics and careers. Sign up now!
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Bethel Meal Delivery Updates
01/07/2021
Bethel meal delivery begins next week, January 12. Please see our new flier and note the new link for preordering meals.
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Letter from Superintendent Kimberly Hankins
12/17/2020
At the end of this challenging semester we look back with gratitude for the hard work of our community, teachers, health care, students and families. Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Kimberly Hankins.
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