Message from our Principal
August 20, 2020
Well, we certainly do live in interesting times. We will be open for the business of educating the youth of Nikolaevsk on Friday, August 21st. Whether you have enrolled your children for “in person,” “Nikolaevsk distance,” or Connections, we are here to serve you. Our staff is prepared and eager to assist you and your families in any way to ensure your children are receiving the best education possible.
The health and safety of our students, their families, and our staff is paramount. Science and medical best practices will drive our safety policies. To mitigate the spread of Covid-19 physical distancing, hygiene, and masks will be practiced by all. The Coronavirus is new and information on its effects and preventions is dynamic. We will change policies as appropriate as new information and health guidelines are developed by community health experts.
Our educational strategy is to provide an online parallel program and teach all kids to be able to navigate and grow regardless of the scenario (“Green”, “Yellow” or “Red”). Much of our distance program will be provided asynchronously, allowing students to access the learning material on individual schedules to maintain consistency and better meet the varied needs of individual families.
The pandemic is causing many disruptions to our normal lives and routines. It is very easy to focus on the negative parts of our lives. The consequences we are all feeling can be incredibly stressful. Please take time to make sure you are taking care of your mental and physical health.
- Get regular exercise.
- Eat healthy wholesome foods.
- Get plenty of rest.
Please help us keep our schools and businesses open.
- Do your best to limit your physical contact with others who do not live in your home.
- Practice physical distancing.
- Wear a mask when you are in public places.
With these efforts, you are helping reduce the spread of the virus and helping to keep your school open for your children. We must all work together toward the goal of keeping our school a healthy place for our children to learn.
Look to the following sources for the most up to date and reliable information regarding the pandemic:
- Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
We’ve got this!
The Warrior Way: Respectful, Responsible, and Safe
Greetings from Mrs. Jones
I am looking forward to another year at Nikolaevsk!
As we embark on the adventures that this year holds, please know that I am here to help you. You can call the office Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:00 or email me anytime.