Greetings Lynx Families and Friends, Another week has raced past, as has the month of September. With that, we approach the final three weeks of the first quarter. Teachers and students are pushing forward with coursework and the feedback loop that ensures students know what they are learning, why it is important, and how they will know they've learned it. Students in all grades have been connecting via Zoom with our school counselor, Mrs. Leslie Scranton. Leslie is utilizing the Second Step curriculum in providing weekly lessons on social and emotional skill development to students in grades K-8. She is Zooming into high school Advisory every three weeks to delivery lessons on topics such as time management, healthy relationships and habits, and mental health. Mrs. Scranton has also been meeting virtually each week with 10-12 students in need of counseling support. This week, school administration met with a behavioral health psychologist from TCC and other members of their Wellness and Prevention team to discuss suicide prevention and post-vention protocol. We have set a calendar date in October to continue our work together, which will focus on raising student and staff awareness of mental health supports and coping skills. Also in October, we will have a site visit from UAF Kuskokwim Admissions Director, Dorothy Chase. She will be available to work with students and families on admissions paperwork and completing the FAFSFA. Please be on the lookout for more information as her visit approaches in the last week of October. We may open a Zoom in the event parents/guardians of Living Center students would like to attend virtually. We have set tentative dates for parent-teacher conferences on October 27 and 28. Please stay tuned for more information. Lastly, Teresa Trinidad has been working with our students in grades K-12 to implement Native Language instruction in the Benti Kanaga dialect of the Athabascan language. Students have been excited to participate and the enrichment opportunity that Teresa is providing has come to be something they look forward to in their routine. We are proud of the work Teresa is doing to integrate this component of Nenana's cultural identity into our school community. Ana 'Bassee' (Thank You)! David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
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Greetings Lynx Families and Friends, This Friday marks the end of week four of the school year, and the middle of quarter one, which ends on October 14.  Students and teachers are beginning to pick up the pace with respect to coursework and instruction.   As a staff, we have been very intentional about identifying students who may need additional support.  Please know that teachers are available for academic support in their classrooms from 3:15-4:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  This is a great opportunity for students. We have implemented an Advisory program into our routine this year at the secondary level.  I am proud of our early efforts.  Each Monday, students in grades 9-12 assemble in the gym to acknowledge and celebrate our school community, make announcements, here from guest speakers, and to revisit our core values and any emerging behaviors or trends that do not align with them.  I'd like to extend a big thank you to Don Charlie who spoke to our student body on Friday, Sept. 2.  Other Advisory periods are dedicated to independent and group study, silent reading and occasional citizenship programming.  Advisors have recently begun a read aloud from the book, Choosing Civility - The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct (by P.M. Forni).   I will leave you with a quote from Rule Number Two - Acknowledge Others;  "EVERY ACTION DONE IN COMPANY, OUGHT TO BE WITH SOME SIGN OF RESPECT TO THOSE THAT ARE PRESENT."   -George Washington          Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!   Respectfully, -- David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School  dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
16 days ago, Dave Huntington
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Dear Parents/Guardians/Caregivers: The first two weeks of school have been exceptional. Teachers and students have successfully established routines, built relationships, and set clear expectations for our learning together in the months ahead. I am honored to serve this community in my building leadership role. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. Around noon on Aug. 25, 2022 school administration began to receive information that shots had been reported in the Nenana community. No imminent threat to the school community was communicated. Upon further investigation by AK State Troopers, school administration was advised to lock down for precaution due to the emergency response traffic that was expected in the area for the duration of the investigation. We initiated lock down swiftly and began to communicate with families as information became available to us. All students were safe and accounted for in a timely fashion. A short while later AK State Troopers informed school administration that the culprit had been apprehended and taken into custody, at which time the lock down was called off. Your support and concern during this incident is understandable and very much appreciated. In lieu of the event described above, please be on the lookout for a mailing which further details our response to incidents of this nature. Please read it carefully. In the meantime, you may find a copy of the Nenana City School Crisis Response Plan in the documents folder on the school website. Sincerely, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
30 days ago, Andy Corbin
Please find attached, the requirements of the Alaska Performance Scholarship. There are three award levels (based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores) as well as specified coursework. Seniors (and Juniors) are encouraged to to test early for the SAT/ACT.
about 1 month ago, Dave Huntington
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Catch up with the latest student stories, events, and news updates. It's everything NCSD, in your pocket. If you haven't already, download the app!

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about 1 month ago, Nenana City School District
It's everything NCSD, in your pocket.
Dear Parents, attached is a new version of the school calendar. We needed to make slight changes to the Inservice days, mostly affecting the month of November. An additional Inservice day is now scheduled on November 18th, and November 23 is now listed as an Inservice day as well. January 2, 2023 is now listed as a Holiday instead of an Inservice Day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.
about 1 month ago, Andy Corbin
Updated Nenana City School Calendar as of 8-19-22
We are loving our new updated app! Access documents, news updates, and even emergency notifications, right from your pocket. 

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about 1 month ago, Nenana City School District
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Dear Parent/Guardian, Please be advised, the work day for certified staff at Nenana City School has changed to 8:00am-4:00pm for the 2022/23 School Year. As such, teachers will not be available to meet with families during the the breakfast period from 7:30-8:00am. Teachers will be available in their classrooms from 3:15-4:00pm if you wish to connect with them in person. Thank you, David Huntington Principal, Nenana City School
about 1 month ago, Dave Huntington
We're thrilled to announce the new updated app for NCSD! It's everything NCSD, in your pocket. 

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about 2 months ago, Nenana City School District
It's everything NCSD, in your pocket. Documents - events - staff directory - alerts - news
Child Find, an early screening opportunity, is taking place at Nenana City School this Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 12-4pm at the school. Please see attached flyer for more details.
about 2 months ago, Andy Corbin
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Hello Nenana School Families! The 2022-23 School year will start on August 15, 2022. Attached is a copy of the school calendar and a copy of the K-8 School Supply List......if you need it (:
about 2 months ago, Andy Corbin
2022-2023 Nenana School Calendar
K-8 School Supply Lists 2022-23
Greetings Lynx Family, Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! Our staff is committed to providing an innovative education, relevant activities that promote problem solving and citizenship, and creating an environment that supports the mental and emotional well-being of students and staff. Throughout the 2022-23 school year, teaching and support staff will engage in their own professional learning and collaboration. These efforts will increase our capacity to serve students’ individual needs, academic and otherwise. School operations and master scheduling have been designed to support efforts to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for students. An emphasis has been placed on creating dedicated times throughout the academic day and week for students to reflect on the learning process, citizenship, and personal goals. You will find pdf’s of the master schedule, and other pertinent documents, in the Documents folder on the school website; Nenana School - Current Year - Parents. The most current schedule of school Events can also be found on the website and/or Nenana City School District App. Legal guardians can receive notifications related to student attendance, tardies, and published grades from the schools’ Learning Management System, Powerschool. Please contact the main office for details. School administration will communicate regularly through SwiftReach messaging (Powerschool), both the Nenana Community and Nenana City School Facebook pages, and the LiveFeed platform on the school website. Please be sure that your most current phone, email and preferred method of communication are on file with the main office. School doors will open at 7:30am daily, with classes beginning at 8:05am. Students will be released at 3:15pm daily. In the coming days, Mrs. Andy Corbin will be in touch with families regarding busing details. Afterschool programming, tutoring and teacher office hours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays following school until 4:00pm (or beyond in some cases). At this time, transportation cannot be provided following 3:15pm. The first day of classes will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022. Throughout the week, staff and students will assemble to engage in culture building, hear from guest speakers, and orient to the day to day expectations and operations. Student schedules will be finalized throughout the week and students will be administered the MAP Growth Tests in Math, English Language Usage, Reading and Science. Results will assist in assuring appropriate course placement and streamlining intervention and enrichment efforts. Thank you kindly, David Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464
about 2 months ago, Andy Corbin
The 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be LIVE Streamed on the school Facebook page.
4 months ago, Andy Corbin
SPRING 2022 COMMUNITY SURVEY We want to hear your voice! The school board would like your input on the degree to which the district is meeting our goals. Please consider completing a short (12 question) survey. This survey will close at 4pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2022 PLEASE COMPLETE SURVEY AT THE LINK BELOW: https://forms.gle/T17uGYiY8kU6fmpr5
5 months ago, Dave Huntington
Greetings Lynx Families, As I write today, another week has raced past. With the school year rapidly coming to a close, I want to pass along some information regarding summer opportunities for students. Please see below. May 16-19 Basketball Clinic 9-10:30 M, T, W, Th Rising Grades 4-6 10:30 - 12:00 M, T, W, Th Rising Grades 7-9 No Registration is required. Clinic will focus on ball handling, shooting fundamentals, footwork fundamentals, skills competitions. Students may enter the Gym for basketball clinic through egress doors on the East side of the building (D street), or through the entrances on the north and south side of the gym. Must have gym shoes. Encouraged to bring a water bottle. Basketballs will be provided. Open to boys and girls residing in the Nenana City School District service area. If you have any questions, please contact Principal, David Huntington. July 11 - July 22 Summer Academy WHAT IS THE SUMMER ACADEMY? The SUMMER ACADEMY is a collaborative effort between YKSD, Nenana School District, Brightways Learning, and Sylvan Learning. The goal of this combined summer academy is to help students build on skills that are essential for success & growth inside and outside of school. WHAT WILL THE 2022 SUMMER ACADEMY ENTAIL? The 2022 SUMMER ACADEMY will provide students with the opportunity to participate in activities that are geared towards strengthening their web of support (PHlight Club activities), build on math/writing skills (Sylvan Learning), connecting with their culture/traditional language (Working with Elders), learning life-long skills (Hands on Cooking/Sewing), and to participate in healthy physical activities focused on student interest (Hiking/Basketball Skill Development). WHEN: 7/11/22 – 7/21/22 (7/10 and 7/22 will be travel days for any students not residing in the Nenana City School service area) WHO MAY PARTICIPATE? 8th – 12th grade students in YKSD and Nenana School Districts (2021-22 Academic School Year) DOES THIS OPPORTUNITY COST ANY MONEY? Tickets, room, and board are FREE. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? · Build Math/Writing Skills · Life Resiliency Skills · Build Social/Emotional skills · Cultural/Traditional Language Knowledge · Physical Health/Basketball Knowledge · Make Friends & Have FUN!! DOES THIS OPPORTUNITY COST ANY MONEY? Tickets, room, and board are FREE. HOW ARE APPLICANTS SELECTED? • School Attendance • School & Community Behavior • Teacher, Counselor, and/or Principal Recommendations • Personal Narrative • Completeness of Application The selection rubric will be provided upon request. WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION/APPLICATION DUE? Friday, May 13th, 2022. You may pick up registration packets at the main office at Nenana City School. You may also request that one is emailed to you. QUESTIONS? Please contact David Huntington, NCSD Principal at 907-832-5464 or dhuntington@nenanalynx.org
5 months ago, Andy Corbin
NCS Friday Update 4-29-22 Dear Parents, Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Spring Music Concert scheduled for May 11, 2022 has been canceled. We encourage parents to attend the Ice Cream House Performances this Saturday where numerous students have signed up to perform their special talents. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 6-8 PM in the "Pit". A copy of the Ice Cream House Performances is attached to posting. Please check the school website or mobile app events calendar for activities/events coming up within the last two weeks of school.
5 months ago, Andy Corbin
Ice Cream House Performances Flyer