Good Evening, Currently there have been a total of three cases of COVID identified at the wrestle/cheer tournament. The students are isolated away from the main group with an adult. The decision has been made to cancel the remainder of the wrestling/cheerleading tournament. There will be no further activities taking place at the Unalakleet School this weekend. We are working to schedule travel for students, coaches, and visiting parents to return home tomorrow. We will send out the information as soon as it's finalized, and it will be posted on Google Calendar. We thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me at (907) 625-1590. Respectfully, Kris Busk
Good Afternoon, This afternoon a student tested positive for COVID-19 at the wrestling/cheerleading tournament. The student has been removed from the school building and is currently isolating with family outside of the school. All teams are currently quarantining and separated from group contact until the results of NSHC testing efforts come back. Social tracing is currently being conducted. The following message was sent by the Unalakleet School administration a few moments ago: "Due to a positive case being identified, the elementary/wrestling cheerleading tournament is currently postponed until tomorrow. All teams will remain in their room. No spectators or visitors will be allowed to enter the school. The situation will be reevaluated tomorrow morning." If the tournament ends up being cancelled, all athletes and coaches returning to the village will be asked to quarantine until the results of a COVID test that is taken at site are returning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at (907) 625-1590. Thank you for your understanding. Kris Busk
School Operating Protocols (Updated September 17, 2021): https://5il.co/z9tk
BSSD School Operating Protocols (Updated September 3, 2021): https://5il.co/yffi
BSSD School Reopening Family Letter for the 2021-2022 School Year: https://5il.co/y2ha
The 2021 Educators Rising National Conference took place June 24h - 27th, 2021. There were 22 students that competed from the State of Alaska. Fourteen of these students placed in the top ten of their fierce national competitions. We are thrilled to congratulate the Bering Strait School District on their student’s performance! Aryana Ivanoff, from Frank A. Degnan High School, placed 1st in Inside Our Schools Earl Ivanoff, from Frank A. Degnan High School, placed 8th in Inside Our Schools Mary Arca, from Frank A. Degnan High School, placed 1st in Inside Our Schools Payton Gandee, from Paul F. Asicksik High School, placed 5th in Lesson Planning & Delivery: Humanities Educators Rising Alaska is proud of your student’s performance, all the effort they put in, and their teachers (Giaana Peterson & Jessica Brabazon) who supported them. We are honored to highlight their accomplishments and the progress they have made. We are eager to see where their ambitions take them going forward and appreciate your support with the Educators Rising Program in your schools. Thank you for your time, we can't wait to work with your principals, teachers, and students in the future.
On Monday, May 10, 2021, the FDA approved the authorization of the Pfizer Vaccine for students aged 12-15, now allowing all individuals 12 and up to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine if they wish. The CDC formally approved the Pfizer Vaccine for 12 and up today as expected. This will begin to move us further towards our school reopening efforts for next year, as well as allow more communities to reach that 80% mark for further reopening of our region. Teams from NSHC will be put together Thursday, May 13 and be ready to begin administering shots on Friday, May 14, 2021. As stated before, I have approved teams from NSHC to come into the schools and provide shots as necessary. Attached are links to the Pfizer Vaccination Consent Form for parents and the EUA referenced on the form. If you would like for your child to receive the vaccination at the school, please complete this form and return it to your school office by Friday, May 14, 2021. The Bering Strait School District highly recommends all eligible students and community members get the vaccine to assist in our efforts of keeping all our students, staff, and communities safe. NSHC COVID19 Vaccination Consent Form: https://5il.co/sm1x Fact Sheet: https://5il.co/sjnd
BSSD Graduation Dates The Bering Strait School District is excited to announce that we will be holding in person graduation ceremonies for the 2021 high school graduates. Check with your school to see capacity limits for graduation day! https://www.bssd.org/page/graduation-dates
2021 Graduation Dates! The Bering Strait School District is excited to announce that we will be holding in person graduation ceremonies for the 2021 high school graduates. Check with your school to see capacity limits for graduation day! https://www.bssd.org/page/graduation-dates
Share your thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic & Education! AK DEED Survey Closes on May 16 at 11:59am: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/808824766 Calling all families & advocates of migratory children, English learners, Alaska Native children, children with disabilities, children experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care! We need your feedback! COVID-19 has impacted all of us and has interrupted our students' learning. Join the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development for an evening chat as we discuss the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and gather your input on the needs of our children. Please join us for a discussion on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Education. Choose whichever day works for your schedule! • Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6pm • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6pm • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6pm All meetings are accessible here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85080672200 You can also join us on the phone by calling this number 888-475-4499 and entering the meeting ID: 850 8067 2200
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Find more information on the Alaska Children's Trust website: https://www.alaskachildrenstrust.org/child-abuse-prevention-month
Thursday and Friday 1:30 Dismissal
Payton Gandee advances to Round 2 State Battle of the Books!!! This means she scored in the top 12 in the state for HS.
High School Seniors: Apply for AASB’s 30th Annual June Nelson Scholarship Competition! Winners receive a $1,500 Scholarship. Application Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm https://aasb.org/high-school-seniors-apply-now-for-the-june-nelson-scholarship/
High School Seniors: Apply Now for the June Nelson Scholarship! https://aasb.org/high-school-seniors-apply-now-for-the-june-nelson-scholarship/ Apply for AASB’s 30th Annual June Nelson Scholarship Competition! Winners receive a $1,500 Scholarship. Application Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm The Association of Alaska School Boards is proud to announce its 30th Annual Scholarship Award Competition. The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. June contributed much to the cause of education and will be remembered for her outstanding service on behalf of Alaska’s children. This 2020-2021 school year, AASB will award fifteen graduating seniors each with a $1,500 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or a college institution.
Games Times this Weekend
Spectator Rules for Basketball
Cookie Grams for Valentine's Day. Community may order but must pick up. Cookies available the 15th due to the weekend.
BSSD Academic Decathlon Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony will be held Tuesday, February 9, at 2:00 PM. Tune into https://www.facebook.com/BSSDStudentActivities for the live feed!