District News & Announcements
Welcome back. We hoped you enjoyed your time off. School is starting back up but, as you are well aware, it is going to look a little different now. The transition to online learning is not going to be easy or perfect, but with your help we will make it as smooth as possible.
It might feel a little weird doing your classwork from home without your teacher, but I encourage you to keep working hard and to do the best you can. This is a great time to read some new books or learn some new games! If you have questions or really want to talk to your teacher, please ask your parents to call them for you. Your teachers are thinking about you and would love to hear how you are doing.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for pick up March 30th - April 3rd for children ages 1-18. We have a new menu for next week and we've also made a few updates to our bus stop schedule so be sure to check out the new one posted here.
What KIBSD is Doing
The Kodiak Island Borough School District follows the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in our response to the Coronavirus and its related illness, COVID-19. At this time, there are no reported cases in Kodiak.
KIBSD is being vigilant in its efforts to reduce the spread of infectious diseases by educating students and staff about practicing healthy habits and ways they can help prevent the spread of germs.
Students as well as staff receive several reminders daily to engage in thorough handwashing, and posters demonstrating proper handwashing steps have been posted in every bathroom around the district. Teachers have been directed to increase social distance between students in classrooms, and cleaning staff have been instructed to increase their sanitization process each day.
Custodial staff have increased focus on disinfecting desks, doorknobs, tables, drinking fountains and other surfaces to help prevent the spread of germs. Deep cleanings are also performed in the evenings at all schools.
Administrators, teachers and staff are actively preparing contingency plans, including a plan for delivering distance learning to students in the event of a school closure.
As the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus and COVID-19 rapidly develop and change in the days and weeks ahead, we encourage you to keep informed by visiting this webpage.
What You Can Do
We ask that our families engage in the preparedness and prevention efforts alongside our staff. Please take the time to review and practice proper handwashing and flu hygiene with your student. Teach the importance of covering both mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, either by using their arm or a tissue. Wherever possible, consider limiting non-essential group activities and activities that require the use of shared objects, and regularly clean objects that have had multiple person-to-person contact.
If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please keep them home from school:
- Fever: Oral temperature at or above 100.4 F - If your child has a fever, please do not send him/ her back to school until he/she has been fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours. This is very important in controlling the spread of flu and flu-like viral illnesses.
- Severe Cough
- Rash of unknown origin
How to protect yourself against COVID-19
This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take.
This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.