1-21-22 NCS Update: Greetings Lynx Parent/Guardian, Thank you for your flexibility this week following the decision on Tuesday to transition to remote learning. Since then, there have been a number of additional positive COVID cases amongst our staff and student body. As such, remote learning will continue for the duration of next week. The hope is for a return to in-person learning on Monday, January 31st. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 25, Aurora Transportation will be available to facilitate meal delivery to Nenana City School students. All interested families should contact the main office to indicate the number of meals desired and drop-off locations. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a voicemail. Again, thank you for your flexibility and support as we push on with our efforts against this current outbreak. Warm Regards, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
3 days ago, Andy Corbin
1-20-22 Update from Ski Coach Chuck Hugny: Attention ski parents, due to the Covid outbreak in the Nenana school community and the lockdown at the NSLC there will be no ski practice for two weeks. I have issued skis to families who want to practice during this no contact time. If other Nenana school students wish to borrow skies contact Mr Hugny at 907-750-5463. There is no admittance to the NSLC presently. Thank you for your consideration.
4 days ago, Andy Corbin
NCS to Move to Remote Learning Starting Tomorrow, January 19, 2022. Greetings NCS Parent/Guardian, We are in the midst of a significant COVID-19 outbreak amongst our local Nenana community and within our school and Nenana Student Living Center community. During an outbreak of communicable disease, the CDC does not have a recommended threshold for when a school should move to remote learning. This decision will vary from school to school based on community transmission, availability of staff who may be out due to quarantine, and the overarching need for controlling an outbreak. One resource being referenced by many schools is the Guidance for Classification of Clusters and Outbreaks authored by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. This guidance describes an outbreak as; multiple cases comprising at least 10% of students, teachers, or staff meeting criteria for a probable or confirmed school-associated COVID-19 case with symptom onset or positive test result within 14 days of each other. We have surpassed the 10% threshold. In an effort to contain the current outbreak as quickly as possible, Nenana City School will move to remote learning beginning on Wednesday, 1/19/22. The school will continue in a remote learning format for a period of time to be determined. One metric that will be used to indicate a safe return to in-person school will be a reduction in the COVID-19 positivity rate within the Nenana Student Living Center population. Upon return to in-person schooling, NCS will continue to implement layered prevention as outlined in the ARP Mitigation Plan. Masking is required for students who have completed isolation due to a positive COVID test. These students are required to wear a mask for five days upon their return to school. Masking is required for staff and students who are enrolled in the Test to Stay protocol for close contacts of COVID-positive individuals. Masks are available at every access point in the building, every classroom, and every office. You may find further information related to COVID-19 protocols on the school website - https://www.nenanalynx.org/page/info-for-parents David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
6 days ago, Andy Corbin
Watch Nenana Lynx High School Basketball games in Delta this weekend, here is the link: https://youtu.be/qFU1lEE_Eqw
11 days ago, Andy Corbin
Dear Parents, As we begin to get back into normal routines at school, we realize that there may be students and/or families that encounter COVID illness or exposure. For those students who need to remain in quarantine, Nenana City School is able to provide Chromebook and Mifi’s devices so that your student can continue to participate in school virtually. These devices are delegated for quarantine purposes only. Please contact Andy Corbin in the school office if your student needs these devices for their quarantine time. For those parents or students that checked out Chromebooks and Mifi devices for the last three virtual days of school before Christmas break, please return them to the office as soon as possible.
18 days ago, Andy Corbin
Learning Opportunity for Parents - Sponsored by the Fairbanks North Star School District and the Stone Soup Group. Here is a link for more information: https://www.stonesoupgroup.org/event/parent-learning-hour-3/all/ A picture of the flyer is also attached.
19 days ago, Andy Corbin
Parent Learning Opportunity Flyer
2021-22 Basketball Schedule
19 days ago, Dave Huntington
2021-22 Basketball Schedule
NCS Principal Update 1-4-22 Greetings Parents/Guardians and Happy New Year, I hope you've all had a restful holiday season and found time to enjoy the company of friends and family. Teaching and Support Staff participated in inservice work and professional development on Monday and Tuesday this week. We are eager to welcome students back to the building tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 5, 2022. Upon opening, we will operate as in the recent past, with optional masking for school staff and students. I look forward to connecting with many of you as we progress through the semester. Please refer to the school website for the most up to date Events schedule, all of which are subject to change. Warm regards, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
20 days ago, Andy Corbin
Dear Parent/Guardian, The annual K-6 Christmas performance is this week on Wednesday, 12/8. Doors will open at 6pm and performances will begin at 6:30pm. The performances will take place on stage in the Pit. Traditionally, this event draws a very large crowd. In an effort to create the safest environment possible, we are encouraging only immediate family members to attend. As with other extra-curricular events, we are asking that attendees wear face coverings. The event will also be LiveStreamed, accessible on the school website. Thank you, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
about 2 months ago, Andy Corbin
Dear Parent/Guardian, Each semester, Nenana City School would like to provide students an opportunity to provide administration and staff with feedback on their school experience. Student responses will remain completely anonymous. The results will be used to review and improve the school program for all students. This process is extremely important to our continued program improvement. The first evaluation, focused on school climate, will be distributed to students in grades 7-12 via email from the office of the Principal. The second, a course/teacher evaluation, is meant to provide anonymous feedback for teachers. Secondary teachers will distribute the survey to EACH of their classes via email. Again, feedback is to be used for the teacher's own reference and reflection. Teachers of students in grades K-6 may elect to distribute these evaluations if they desire. If you prefer that your student does not engage in this cycle of feedback, please inform the main office as soon as possible. Thank you kindly, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
about 2 months ago, Andy Corbin
School Picture Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 30th! Use the form that was mailed out previously to place your order online, or send your order to the school with your student. Attached is a copy of the order form as well.
about 2 months ago, Andy Corbin
School Picture Order Form 11-29-21
NCS Parent Reminder - This is a short two day week for students. Thanksgiving break is November 24-26, 2021. The school will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!
2 months ago, Andy Corbin
The universal masking protocol at Nenana City School is initiated for a 14 day period following a COVID-positive case in the school or immediate school community. We have surpassed the 14 day mark since the last COVID-positive case in our school community. As of October 29, 2021, the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in children 5-11 years of age. Please consult public health officials for information on availability. COVID-19 infections have tapered off greatly in Nenana and we are therefore going to lift the masking requirement for students and staff beginning on November 15th. Those who are uncomfortable are free to continue masking if desired. We are asking that the general public mask upon entering school facilities during the school day and/or for extracurricular events.
2 months ago, Dave Huntington
NCS 11-11-21 Dear Parent/Guardian, I trust this message finds you well and that many of you are able to reconnect with your student soon over the holidays. As you begin planning for this, I want to communicate attendance expectations and implications of early student travel. First and foremost, your willingness to honor the contact days outlined in the Academic Calendar demonstrate your commitment to, and respect for, the quality education being provided at Nenana City School. The last day of school prior to Thanksgiving is Tuesday, November 23. The last day for school prior to winter break is Friday, December 17. We are hopeful that families will refrain from removing students from school prior to these dates, as we simply cannot replicate the impact of in-person instruction. School Board policy states that all absences are considered unexcused until proven otherwise. Parents/guardians MUST notify the school in advance for absences to be excused. Excused absences include; Personal Illness - may require a doctor's confirmation, Quarantine of the Home - requires confirmation from an approved health official, Death of a Relative, Observance of a Religious Holiday, Professional Medical or Legal appointment, Other - as deemed appropriate by the school Principal. Each five days of unlawful absences constitutes a violation of Alaska state law (A.S. 14.30.020). Students will be withdrawn following ten days of unexcused absences. Hybrid (Zoom) instruction is reserved for medical-related situations only, such as COVID-related quarantines/isolations and/or extended medical travel. If you elect to remove your student prematurely beyond this scope, they will be responsible for communicating with teachers well in advance. It is encouraged that students ask their teachers for assignments prior to any upcoming absence. Students are responsible for completing any work missed while absent. Again, this process begins with notification of the school prior to the absence. Thank you all for your trust and support in our educational program. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Please also remember that school will be closed tomorrow as we host the Ice Cream Classic Basketball Tournament. Kind regards, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
2 months ago, Andy Corbin
Nenana Parents & Fans, Catch the Games at the Ice Cream Classic Middle School Basketball Tournament this weekend, or watch LIVE Streaming of the games online, check out the link on the school website. The first game is scheduled for 9:00am Friday morning between Minto and Tri-Valley. Gate fees are $2 for students, and $5 for adults. Attached is a copy of the game schedule!
2 months ago, Andy Corbin
2021 Ice Cream Classic Game Schedule
Reminder for Parents - NO SCHOOL this Friday as Nenana will be hosting the Ice Cream Classic Middle School Basketball Tournament.
3 months ago, Andy Corbin
Greetings Parents/Guardians, It has been wonderful to see many of you attending recent Volleyball and Jr. High basketball games. Although the home schedule has been somewhat abbreviated, it is so great to see folks back in the gym, enjoying each other and the competition that sports bring us. We are also very proud of our students participating in Music. It was unfortunate that a COVID uptick prevented us from being able to have guests in the building for their recent performance. The students were excellent, many thanks to students and Mr. Mudge for the entertainment. Please be reminded that all of our home events are being live streamed and archived. They can be accessed on our school website at THIS link. This is the time of year that we begin to reflect on all that we are thankful for. It goes without saying one of those is our ability to continue to work with students in person here at the school. Although some students continue to have interruptions due to COVID-related quarantines and/or isolations, our population remains safe and students have demonstrated a high level of resilience. November is also a time in the school year when students begin to "hit the wall". Classes become exceedingly difficult, many students are missing family more than ever, and visions of holiday breaks become more tangible. On Tuesday, October 26 we assembled as a K-12 community to celebrate our time together thus far and to recommit to each other and our core values as we head down the home stretch. Recently, NCSD has enrolled with STOPit, a technology platform that empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school administration - from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. Please see the full details in the News section of our website HERE. Best wishes to you all! Respectfully, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
3 months ago, Andy Corbin
MS Basketball Games at the Great Pumpkin Tournament in Glennallen today and tomorrow can be viewed on the Copper River School District's Facebook page.
3 months ago, Andy Corbin
Since we had to cancel tonight's Music Concert, we are streaming an in house concert for parents today at 1 pm. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOxAFe9uFfY
3 months ago, Andy Corbin
This is a busy week at Nenana City School. Tuesday is our first home volleyball game vs Tri-Valley (also Senior night), the Fall K-12 Music Concert takes place on Wednesday night at 6:30pm, School Picture Day takes place on Thursday morning, and Trunk or Treat is happening on Friday from 4-5 pm in the school parking lot. See attached flyers for concert and trunk or treat. If you plan to attend the activities in the school building please help us keep our kids and community safe by wearing a mask. Thank you!
3 months ago, Andy Corbin
Fall Concert Flyer 10-27-21
Trunk or Treat Flyer 10-29-21