Dear Parents and Students:
This webpage is intended to help parents and students transition from interacting with students face-to-face in classrooms to Remote Learning. (Hint: bookmark it in your browser.) The MSBSD will be providing instruction through Remote Learning for the remainder of the school year, as mandated by Governor Dunleavy.
You will find a collection of general academic and support links on this page to help serve the educational needs of K-12 learners. If you have any specific questions or concerns about your student learning, please reach out to either your child's teacher or the principal. You can contact MSBSD staff by calling the school or sending an email. School staff will monitor both phone calls and emails regularly. Additionally, if you feel like the amount of communication from schools is overwhelming, please reach out to the school's principal.
MSBSD staff are working carefully to:
- Ensure students have access to essential and meaningful learning work during the school's closure (note: if you feel like your student needs more or less work, please reach out to your child's teacher or the school's principal).
- Define appropriate amounts of work for students to perform in a Remote Learning environment.
- Ensure every student has access to learning materials and activities, regardless of computer and internet access at home. Although delivery of our Remote Learning instruction will primarily take place online, parents and students will have access to pencil/paper, workbooks, and hard copies of materials as needed.
As school districts around our state and nation begin moving instruction in this manner, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Michael Johnson reminded us all that "Teaching is not a location; it's a relationship and action." Regardless of where and how we serve parents, guardians, and students, we are committed first, to maintain and enhance our relationships with parents and students, while also providing the highest quality instruction possible.
This is an unprecedented challenge for our community and nation, but the same innovative and collaborative spirit that has allowed us to increase academic achievement and growth for our students in the MSBSD will likewise carry us through these trying circumstances. From your home in the Mat-Su Valley to wherever this message finds you, we wish you and your family the very best.
The MSBSD District Instructional Team