Parents and Guardians, we would love to get your feedback!
In order to plan for the summer and fall, KGBSD is seeking input from parents and guardians to identify your needs, plans, and preferences for returning to school. Please take 10 minutes to give us your feedback to assist in the district's planning.
KGBSD Travel Quarantine & Testing Protocols
Updated March 4, 2021
Individuals traveling out-of-state and/or in the State of Alaska must quarantine for a minimum of 5 days upon return and can return to work/school with a negative test conducted within 5-7 days of return. Individuals who return to work/school after travel should closely self-monitor for any symptoms (even mild ones) for 14 days after arrival. The District recommends testing prior to travel per State of Alaska Health Advisory 2.
Individuals traveling out-of-state and/or in the State of Alaska for less than 72 hours do not need to quarantine, but should obtain a COVID test upon return and should closely self-monitor for any symptoms (even mild ones) for 14 days after arrival.
Individuals who have tested positive and recovered from COVID within 90 days of traveling do not need to quarantine or test prior to returning to work/school, if both of the following conditions are met:
- The traveler provides proof of a previously positive result of a molecular-based COVID-19 test within 90 days of departure; and
- The traveler is currently asymptomatic
Individuals engaging in student activity travel must abide by the Student Activities Mitigation Plan for traveling teams while on activities travel and upon return from travel, and should closely self-monitor for any symptoms (even mild ones) for 14 days after arrival.
Individuals who have been fully-vaccinated* do not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic, but should obtain a COVID test upon return and should closely self-monitor for any symptoms (even mild ones) for 14 days after arrival.
* Fully-vaccinated is defined as more than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.
Children under the age of 10 or students over the age of 10 with special needs that would make testing difficult can use the negative test results of a parent or guardian who traveled with them.
In keeping with the District’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, all staff and students are strongly encouraged to self-monitor and test should you experience any symptoms regardless of having recently traveled.
IS YOUR CHILD STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL?
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS ONCE THEY BEGIN SCHOOL?
The Ketchikan School District is currently conducting a CHILD FIND for children ages 3-21 who may be eligible for special education services.
Special Education covers a wide range of disability categories under which students may qualify for additional services in the school setting. Categories include:
- Specific Learning Disability
- Developmentally Delayed
- Emotional Disturbed
- Other Health Impaired
- Hearing Impairment
- Deafness/Blind Deafness
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Speech/Language Impaired Autism
- Visual Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Intellectual Disability
- Multiple Disabilities
KGBSD Special Education Information 2021
Please contact your building principal or classroom teacher for more information.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District is currently conducting a community-wide Child Find for children ages 3-21 who may be eligible for free special education services.
PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted starting on January, 25th 2021.
Please contact your preferred school for information regarding Child Find and/or Preschool Screening.
Screening will take place Feb 22 -March 5 2021
For additional information, please go to our Spring 2021 PreK Screening page.
Sign up for Text Alerts
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District uses texting capabilities through SchoolMessenger, the same system that sends out the district’s automated phone calls and emails. This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication- rather it will enhance them.
The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.
In order to participate in the new 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 67587: subscribe, optin, yes
You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:You are registered for SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to quit, HELP for help.
*NOTE: In addition to performing the opt-in process above you’ll want to ensure that the district has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven’t already provided that information to your school, do so.
Alaska Smart Start 2020
The Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), developed guidance to support planning and strategies for reopening schools. ‘Alaska Smart Start 2020’ framework for K-12 schools provides a tiered approach based on COVID-19 pandemic risk levels per community. School districts and communities will work together to develop clear, actionable steps that are necessary for teaching and learning to continue throughout the 2020-2021 school year. These health parameters provide a basis for plans that are specific, actionable, and broad enough to be adaptable.
Alaska Smart Start 2020 is built upon the guidance and recommendations of health officials and collaborative conversations with education stakeholders; it is aligned to the reopening guidelines that have been provided by our state and federal leaders; and it is designed to help districts prioritize the health and safety of students and teachers as they deliver instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.