Parent-Teacher communication is vital to maintain the partnership between the school and home. Communicate with your student’s teacher regularly via email or on TEAMS.
Ensure that contact information is kept current and communicate any changes (i.e. home phone numbers, address, email, access to Internet, etc.) to the KIBSD RLP office. Please contact Natasha Kutchick, RLP Attendance Secretary, at (907) 486-7553 or email Natasha Kutchick of any changes or if your student will be absent from class.
Check with your student’s KIBSD RLP Facebook page and traditional school website pages regularly for school-wide announcements.
Respond to email and phone messages from the school within 24 hours to ensure thetimeliness of all communications.
Read all introductory materials created and ensure that students follow the guidelines outlined in the beginning of the course as well as the Parent/Student Handbook.
Maintain an appropriate pace in courses per the teacher’s directions and pacing guidelines.
Ensure safe, productive, and legal use of the internet.
Alert the student’s teacher if the student begins to struggle with a concept or pacing.
Have a learning back-up plan. Computers do crash, need updating, become non-functional. In the event connectivity is non-functional, notify KIBSD IT at (907) 486-7587 immediately. If your student is unable to complete work or attend synchronous class sessions for any reason:
1. Contact the student’s teacher(s) immediately via TEAMS (8AM – 4PM)
2. Follow up with an email to the teacher (refer to pages 4 & 5).
Every student that enrolls in the KIBSD RLP needs to have a committed caretaker, typically a parent or guardian, serve as their program coach. We are counting on a program coach to assist your student in navigating their course(s) and to notify the teacher if an issue arises. The responsibilities of a program coach will vary depending on the age and ability level of their student. The program coach:
Is able to supervise and willing to work directly with the student daily to ensure consistent progress.
Provides an adequate study area that is conducive to learning with few distractions.
Ensures that internet connection is available.
Agrees to be responsible for promoting and reinforcing good learning habits.
Attends online orientation and other informational sessions.
Ensures that students complete the daily assigned tasks.
Ensures that student’s work is authentic and original.