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Yesterday evening, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the difficult decision to extend the closure of all Alaska public and private schools for the remainder of this school year. This means our students will not be returning to their schools, their teachers, their friends. So, it seems we will be finishing the year online.
I write to you in the hopes that you are in good health and positive spirits. While not unexpected, Governor Dunleavy announced yesterday the closure of all Alaska public and private schools through the end of the current school year. While this news weighs heavy on the heart, it does not change why we are here. The Kodiak Island Borough School District has been preparing to enter this new phase. We will pause, adjust, and move forward when needed in order to continue delivering education and support to our students.
As part of The Alaska Comprehensive Literacy State Development Project, the KIBSD Rural Schools Reading English & Alutiiq Development (READ) Project created and distributed home Literacy Kits to children ages birth to 18 in each of our rural communities (Akhiok, Chiniak, Karluk, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions).
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s Reading English & Alutiiq Development (READ) Project seeks to improve English Language Arts academic performance across its five rural schools (Akhiok, Chiniak, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions) serving approximately 137 Pre-K-12th grade students and 22 staff each year.
This year, 4th-7th grade students from Old Harbor School fundraised and received donations to go on a class swim trip to Kodiak. Everyone had multiple opportunities to learn and have fun, including: horseback riding, a farm tour, visiting the Baronof museum, Fish and Wildlife Center, and getting a tour of the Kodiak College. This trip is one that students will remember for the rest of their lives.