8:45am students arrive, screened, and breakfast
9:00am in classrooms for start of school day
11:30am K-3 Lunch
12:00pm 4-6 Lunch
AM Session: 8:20am - 11:00am
PM Session: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Friday Early Release
Student AbsenceIf your child is going to be absent from school, for any reason, please call the school office first thing in the morning (907)228-2203. When a student is absent, only the office can change the status to "excused." Thank you
Text Alerts, Announcement, and RemindersKetchikan Gateway Borough School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to provide timely communication to parents and staff members on matters such as attendance, lunch balances, transportation, school activities, and emergencies. This system is designed to send phone calls, emails, and text messages; allowing you to select how you prefer to be contacted.The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.To participate in the text messaging service, you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, option, yes
Dear Fawn Mountain Staff and Families,
Today, we were notified that a member of the Fawn Mountain Elementary School family has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on initial contact tracing conducted by our District Nurse(s), Health Aid, and Public Health and our ongoing mitigation efforts we will need to quarantine one of the 6th grade classrooms but do NOT need to close the school in response to this case.
Those who have been identified as a close contact have been contacted and advised to quarantine for 10 days (through April 18th and return to school/resume normal activity on April 19th) or be tested on the 13th or 14th of April 2021 and may return to school after a negative COVID test result is received.
We understand that this is difficult news and impacts all who are part of the Fawn Mountain family, the school district, and the community.
While we are not able to share personally identifiable information, we do care about keeping our community informed.
Our district has taken these action steps:
- Contacted, and are working closely with, our local Public Health.
- Contacted all person(s) who were in close contact with the individual.
- Quarantined the potentially exposed classroom and individuals who have had contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes accumulative time) with the positive case and launched deep cleaning efforts.
- Notified all students and families.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to myself, our District Nurses, or Public Health, contact information is listed below.
Public Health – 907-225-4350
Sherity Kelly (District Nurse) -907-228-8965
Kimm Schwartz (District Nurse) – 907-228-8966
Work (907) 228-2200
Tips to help your child be successful on the upcoming PEAKS Assessment
The purpose of tests is to measure how well students have learned the material taught in class. Your child’s presence is vital!
2.Talk to your child about test-taking
Have open, ongoing conversations with your child about how testing helps teachers understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses so the teachers can figure out the most effective ways to teach.
3.Offer Positive Reinforcement
Encouragement can go a long way in helping students walk into testing days feeling confident.
4.Support healthy habits
Sleep and nutrition can have a significant impacton your child’s ability to focus.Have a scheduled bedtime each night. Encourage your child to stay hydrated and eat healthily.
5.Keep Testing in Perspective
No ONE test is important enough to place undue stress on your child. Keep it positive.
6.Debrief after Testing
Talk to your child each day after testing because it can help your child process the experience and overcome any anxiety he or she may have had.
The Logo above is pictured on all Fawn Mountain Gear for Spirit Sale. Contact PTA for questions, sizes and colors. Thank you!!
Click on the link above to watch a 4-minute video that teaches you how to log on to the Alaska Digital Library.
Clicking on the AK Digital Library Logo at the top of this post will take you to their website.
Not sure of your library #? Email your school's library-media specialist!
For Fawn Mountain kids, that's Mrs. B:
Thanks to Mrs. Brandt-Erichsen for putting together this video!