Schools briefs for the week of Feb. 16-22, 2020

What’s happening this week.

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Kenai Middle School

There is no school for students on Monday, Feb. 17 due to Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please join us. We will be available 12-4 p.m. or 5-7 p.m.. We are looking forward to seeing you!

On Tuesday, Febr. 18 the C, B, and 7 A Volleyball teams will play here at home against Homer! Games begin at 3 p.m. We hope you will be here to help us cheer on our KMS Kossacks!

Wednesday, Feb. 19 is an Early Release Day! The school day ends at 12:57 p.m. Buses will accommodate the early release schedule.

On Thursday, Feb. 20 our B and 8 A Volleyball teams will play here at home again against Nikiski. Games begin at 3 p.m. Let’s go Kenai!

On Friday, the C, B, and 8 A Volleyball teams head to Homer. Games begin at 4. Safe travels and good luck!

Wrestling Boroughs are in Skyview on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Go Kossacks!

Soldotna High School

The after-school tutoring buses will start running on Sept. 3. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at or call 260-7036, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift!

SoHi Pool Schedule

M/W/F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Sport Calendar – or

There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose.

If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace — rather than the US mail — to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way!

FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment… that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science

The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Problem Solving — To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems.

We are currently accepting lottery applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The deadline for this application is Feb. 28, 2020 by 4 p.m., with the lottery being held on Wednesday, March 18. If you are interested in attending Kaleidoscope please contact the office for more information at 283-0804. School tours will be held every Tuesday in Feb. starting at 9:30.

Please be sure to complete and return your student’s re-enrollment form to the office no later than Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. The re-enrollment form is to hold your student’s seat for the 2020-21 school year. If we do not receive the form back by the deadline, your student loses their seat here at Kaleidoscope. For students not returning please fill out the back side of the form.

All students need to come to school prepared to go outside. Make sure to send your student to school with the proper gear. Students will be going outside unless the temperature is -10 or below.

Monday, Feb. 17

No School, P/T Conferences

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Book Fair will be open

Tuesday, Feb. 18: School Tours at 9:30; 5:30 p.m.: New Parent Information meeting, for parents new or have not attended this meeting.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21: Re-Enrollment forms are due to the office no later than 4 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Feb. (every Tuesday): School Tours at 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 24-28: Staff Appreciation Week, If you would like to help, please contact your KSAS PTA

Feb. 25: Band Concert at 6 p.m. in the KSAS gym — Beginning and Advanced Band will showcase what they’ve learned under the direction of Mrs. Biggs.

Feb. 26: third and fourth grade will be ice fishing at Sport Lake

Feb. 27: fifth grade will be having their Wax Museum at 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: Lottery Application Deadline — This is the last day to fill out a new student or sibling lottery application. All applications have to filled out at the Kaleidoscope office and turned in by 4 p.m.

March 2: fifth grade walking to the creek

March 3: Science Night at 5:30 p.m.

March 4: APC meeting at 4:15 p.m.

March 5:- yearbook ads, Love Lines and fifth grade baby photo deadline; Kindergarten going to Kenai Wildlife Refuge

March 6: In-service — No School

March 9-13: Spring Break — No school

Volunteers: Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to and click the link to the background check. This may take two weeks for approval to be returned. The KSAS volunteer training is our second step, please see the office for information regarding this process.

Redoubt Elementary

Site Council meeting will be Feb. 18 at 3:45 p.m. in the teachers’ lounge, everyone is welcome to attend.

Early release will be Feb. 19 at 1:45 p.m. There will be Boys and Girls Club this day, busses will run 90 minutes early. Please make sure your student knows how they are going home early this day.

One School, One Book Family Night will be March 3 at 6-7:30 p.m. All students must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Sixth grade Alaska Museum will be March 4 beginning at 1 p.m. and in various classrooms.

March 6 is an in-service day there will be no school. March 9 begins Spring Break.


Feb. 18: SOLDOTNA: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Feb. 18: Informational Meeting for Seniors & their Parents 3-4pm

Feb. 18 – Feb. 23 SEWARD OFFICE CLOSED Contact Soldotna Office for assistance 907-714-8880

Feb. 19 – Connections Forensics

Feb. 19 – SOLDOTNA: Food Bank Volunteer Hour 11:15 – 12:15 pm

Feb. 19 – HOMER: Chess Tournament at WHE 1:30 – 4:30

Feb. 20 – SOLDOTNA: Kenai Watershed Middle/High School Event 1-3pm

Feb. 24 – Challenger Center Field Trip @ 1pm

Feb. 25 – Film Festival submission is due

Feb. 25 – SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

Feb. 25 – SOLDOTNA: Home-school Open Gym @ the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

Feb. 27 – Alyeska Trip

Feb. 27: SOLDOTNA: FREE Math and Science Tutoring seventh-12th Grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

Feb. 28: Connections Spelling Bee 1-4 p.m. at the Soldotna Office

Feb. 28: SEWARD: 2020 Ice Fishing Day Friday, at Grouse Lake ~10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Forest Service will be providing fishing gear and hot chocolate! Please mark your calendars and we will be in touch with additional details as the date gets nearer!

March 03 – Homeschool Open Gym @ the Kenai Recreation center 12-2pm

March 04 – HOMER: ADF&G Ice fishing at the Homer reservoir 1:15 – 2:45pm. Please contact Derek to sign up · March 04 – SOLDOTNA: Iditaread Starts! Activity 10:30-11:30 special Iditarod guest speaker Colleen Roberta

March 5: High School Eligibility Due

March 5: SOLDOTNA: FREE Math and Science Tutoring seventh-12th Grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

March 5: HOMER: Wynn Nature Center Wynnter Explorations at Wynn Nature Center 12-2 p.m.

March 6: HOMER: First Friday Art Show is Friday: 2:30-3:30 p.m. (more info below)

March 10: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

March 15: Junior Duck Stamp Contest Deadline

March 17: Home-school Open Gym @ the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

March 19: SOLDOTNA: FREE Math and Science Tutoring seventh-12th grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

March 24: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

March 24: – Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

March 26: SOLDOTNA: FREE Mathand Science Tutoring seventh-12th Grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

March 31: Homeschool Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

April 1: HEA 2020 Safety Poster Contest Deadline

April 2: SOLDOTNA: FREE Math and Science Tutoring seventh-12th Grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

April 7: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

April 7: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

April 8-9: Overnight trip to Kasitsna Bay Lab April; 9: High School Eligibility Due

April 9: SOLDOTNA: FREE Math and Science Tutoring seventh-12th Grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

April 9: SOLDOTNA: Connections Home-school Talent Show

April 14: Home-school Open Gym at the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

April 16-7: 12th Graders, How to become a Firefighter. (More info to come).

April 21: SOLDOTNA: Kindergarten Round-Up!

April 21: Home-school Open Gym @ the Kenai Recreation center 12-2 p.m.

April 23: SOLDOTNA: FREE Math and Science Tutoring seventh-12th Grade 12-2 p.m. Call the office to sign up.

April 30: SOLDOTNA: CES Fire Station tour

May 4: Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour — Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details, or (907) 224-9035.

Here is the Connections website for more information on any activities coming up:

All Connections students and families are welcome to join and participate in all area activities.

Did you know Connections is active on Social Media? Please take a moment to “Like” our Facebook page, and if you get a chance to share it with your friends that would be great as well!

Homer: 226-1880

Seward: 224-9035

Soldotna: 714-8880

Soldotna Elementary School

Feb. 21: Spelling Bee at 2: p.m. in the gym

Febr. 26: “Soup”er Lunch Fundraiser during student lunches

Soldotna Elementary art is on display at the new Kaladi Brothers for the month of Feb. . Stop by and check out the class projects any time this month. A special thanks to Sara Bundy and Angie Sulley for volunteering to hang the show.

Soldotna Elementary is currently accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Title 1 Pre-K program. Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2020 and live in the Soldotna Elementary boundary.

Applications are located at the front office.

Parent Pack needs your help! Sign up for email communications or like the Parent Pack on Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities.

Weather Reminder: Please ensure that children have appropriate gear for the weather. Students will attend periods of outdoor activity every day.

Skyview Middle School

Sports Schedule this week:

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Volleyball – Nikiski vs. Skyview 7 at Skyview – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Volleyball – Nikiski vs. Skyview B at Skyview – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Volleyball – Skyview 8 vs. Seward at Seward – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Volleyball – Skyview 8 vs. Seward at Seward – 4:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 20: Volleyball – Seward vs. Skyview 7 at Skyview – 3:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 20: Volleyball – Seward vs. Skyview B at Skyview – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22: Wrestling – Borough Tournament at Skyview – 11:00 am

The second day for Parent Teacher Conferences at Skyview Middle School will be tomorrow: Monday, Feb. 17 from 12-3 p.m. No school for students. Conference times need to be scheduled online. To find the link to schedule online and additional Parent/Teacher Conference information, please visit: KPBSD district web page > Schools > Skyview Middle School > Student/Parent Information > Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Early Release Day: Wednesday, Feb. 19. Students end the school day at 1 p.m.

Great job to the Battle of the Books team that participated in the district-wide competition on Monday, Feb. 10! Members included: Staff/Teacher — Shanna Johnson and students — Elias Bouschor, Bailey Conner, Noah Kirby, Kaytlin McAnelly, Jolene Riske and Moriah Stitt.

Skyview Apparel Store Now Open: Skyview officially has a school apparel store! If you are interested in purchasing shirts or sweatshirts, please contact the school office during normal office hours (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.). Shirts are $15, Hoodies are $25 and Zip-up Hoodies are $30.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at the following locations:

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 @ 6 p.m. in the Homer Library

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 6 p.m. in the KCHS Library

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 @ 6 pm. in the Soldotna High Library

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 @ 6 p.m. in the Seward Library

As new budget information becomes available, it will be posted here: If you have questions, please call Natalie Bates at 714-8888.

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K-Beach Elementary School

Mr. Daniels’s Class received a Kano computer through a grant from Civil Air Patrol Education Division. Students in his class are excited about building the computer out of parts and using the computer to learn to code music, games, and art. The computer is a little larger than a deck of cards and it comes with a keyboard and all of the hardware and software to make it run.

Feb. 17: NO SCHOOL — Parent/Teacher Conferences

Feb. 19: Early Release Day, K-Beach will dismiss at 12:55 p.m.

Aurora Borealis Charter

ABCS Lottery Waitlist: If you have a sibling of a current ABCS student that needs to get signed up for the 2020-2021 sibling lottery waitlist please come into the office and fill out your form no later than 3 p.m. on March 6. If you are

interested in signing your child up for the lottery for the first time please come into the ABCS office and fill out a 2020-2021 lottery waitlist form no later than 3 p.m. on March 6.

Events: Academic Policy Committee (APC): The next APC meeting will be April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Agendas are always posted outside the office on the bulletin board.

Parent Teacher Committee (PTC): The next meeting will be March 18 at 1:30 p.m., since it’s early release day. All parents welcome! Please like and follow our Aurora Borealis Charter School PTC Facebook page for agendas and updates.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent teacher conferences will be Feb. 14 and Feb. 17. Sign-up sheets available in the front office.

Early Release Day: Early release day this month is on Feb. 19. All kindergarten students will need to attend school from 8 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Pickup for all students will be at 1:15 p.m.

No School: There will be no school on Feb. 14 and Feb. 17 due to parent teacher conferences.

Forensic Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for the district forensic competition on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Tustumena Elementary School. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact Bill Severson at

Music: Mass choir is on April 14. More information will go home shortly.

Cross Country Skiing: Our ABCS students who are doing cross country skiing with Kenai Middle School have the borough tournament in Homer on Feb. 29 at 12 p.m.

Volleyball: Our ABCS students who are doing volleyball with Kenai Middle School’s B team will have games on Feb. 18 at KMS following the 3 p.m. game Feb. 20 at KMS at 3 p,. and Feb. 21 at Homer following the 4 p.m. game.

Good News Club: Good news club will be held on Feb. 25 in Mr. Drury’s room from 3-4 p.m.

Robotics: The robotics team will be meeting every Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.

For more Aurora Borealis Charter School news like us on Facebook!

Cook Inlet Academy

Thank you to Brandon and Abigail Huffer who donated and installed new lights last Friday. What a blessing to have lights again. Several of you have mentioned that the flashing safety lights on the road have not been working properly. Last week DOT discovered the timer was off 6-7 minutes and they adjusted this. The lights should now come on at 7:45 a.m. Our “Winter Banquet” last Friday was a success and the students had a great time. Thanks to all who helped setup, chaperon, and cleanup after the event. Pictures will be on our website by tomorrow.

This week we had the following events happened in our gym:

Monday: Middle School Volleyball vs. Nikiski J.V. was a great game and Nikiski J.V. won.

Tuesday: Middle School Volleyball vs. Chapman at 4 p.m. Was followed at 6 p.m. with a varsity boys basketball game vs. Nanwalek.

The Middle School Volleyball time pulled off a win against Chapman. And the Boys Basketball Varsity Team also won in a hard fought game against Nanwalek. A couple of the dedicated boys on the Nanwalek team actually walked 4 miles in deep snow from Port Graham to Nanwalek to be able to join the team. It’s always fun to have them come to CIA to play our team.

Thursday: Middle School Volleyball played against the Ninilchik Middle School Volleyball team and won! Congratulations, Girls Middle School Volleyball team and Coach Amy!

Our varsity boys and girls basketball teams will be participating in the Ninilchik Basketball Tournament Thursday-Saturday.

As this is being reported we only have the results from Thursday. The CIA Lady Eagles won their match against the Nikiski J.V. Lady Bulldogs, and the Varsity Boys Team Eagles also won against Nanwalek at the tournament. Congratulations to both Eagle Teams! The other games will be reported next week. Friday games will be a match up with both Eagle Boys and Girls teams playing against the Ninilchik Wolverines at the Ninilchik Tournament.

The Regional Tournament will be hosted this year by Cook Inlet Academy and will be from March 4-7. We will be hosting several teams and be needing many volunteers. We will be posting the teams and the schedule for this important tournament next week.

We have two students, Eddie Erickson and Scott Lohr, who are currently in Peru on a mission trip with Mr. and Mrs. Teigen. We want to thank all the substitutes who have joined us to cover Mrs. Teigen’s schedule, and also we are praying for safety for them all on this trip, as the Lord leads them in building churches in the remote jungles of Peru. Mrs. Leaf and student, Tatum Rozak are also on a mission trip to Thailand and our prays are with them also.

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