NCS Friday Update 10-28-22 Greetings all, As a requirement to receive ARP ESSER funds, the district must periodically review and revise its mitigation plan. This review includes seeking public input. Below is a link to the current version of the plan. Please share any feedback on the sections specific to Nenana City School by 4pm, Tuesday 11/1. Thank you, Mitigation Plan Review Document David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
11 months ago, Andy Corbin
Haunted Hallway Trick or Treating - October 31st 5:30-7PM @ Nenana City School. See attached flyer!
11 months ago, Andy Corbin
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Interested in learning a native language? Outer Coast and Sealaska Heritage Institute are co-sponsoring free Zoom classes in the near future. All three language courses will take place over Zoom video conferencing. Once you are signed up for a course, you will receive Zoom details before the first class session. Please contact Nirali Desai at nirali@outercoast.org with any questions. Shm′algyack/Sm’algya̱x Ggoadm ʼTeebn Victoria McKoy, UAS Language Pathways Scholar, will teach Shm′algyack/Sm’algya̱x for our first MOOC of the season! Dates: November 8 - December 13 Class Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKDT The Shm′algyack/Sm’algya̱x MOOC is free and open to all skill levels. Lingít The Lingít MOOC will run in January. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks for dates and class times. X̱aad Kíl The X̱aad Kíl MOOC will run in February and March. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks for dates and class times. If you are interested, go to the link below to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6gLLPr5nhoC84bdgQbrEyl4UP32dXCm2ciTqNzvBaUdASiQ/viewform
11 months ago, Andy Corbin
Parent Reminder of NCS Events this Week at the School: Oct. 25th - Lit Cafe 4:30pm Oct. 26th - K-12 Fall Music Concert 6:30pm Oct. 27th & 28th - Early Release for students at 2 PM - Parent Teacher Conferences 2-5pm each night. Next Week : Oct. 31st - Haunted Hallway Trick or Treating 5:30-7pm Nov. 1st - Middle School Bball @ HOME vs Tri-Valley - games at 4 & 5 pm Come Join Us!
11 months ago, Andy Corbin
NCS Friday Update 10-21-22 Lynx Families, Please be on the lookout for grade reports coming in the mail. Included in the mailing is an informational document highlighting important public health concerns related to Fentanyl. We hope this information is helpful in educating parents/guardians and members of the community. Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions has been working with the school to promote drug awareness and prevention. Next week, staff from RMHA will be visiting elementary and middle school classrooms to communicate the dangers of drug use to students. On Friday, 10/21, high school students assembled to hear from Officer Edward Halbert with the Drug Task Force department in Fairbanks. His message focused on brain development and chemistry as it relates to drug/alcohol use, and the relationship between early use and dependency/addiction in later years. We hope many of you are able to participate in a parent/teacher conference, either by attending in person or virtually on Oct. 27-28, between 2pm and 5pm. Students will be release early at 2:00pm both days. K-8 Parent Teacher Conference schedules were mailed to parents with report cards. Parents of high school students are encouraged to communicate directly with specific teachers if you wish to schedule a conference. Advisors and students have been asked to collaborate to schedule a time to connect with parents as well. Also, a reminder that the October Literacy Cafe is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/25 at 4:30pm. I look forward to seeing many of you join in on the event! Respectfully, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
11 months ago, Andy Corbin
NCS Friday Update 10-14-22 Families and Friends, Today marks the end of the first quarter of the 2022-23 school year. Teachers will have Q1 grades submitted for students by 8:00am on Tuesday, October 18. Mrs. Corbin will be mailing out student grade reports in the days that follow. Please help me in celebrating the teaching and learning that is occurring each and every day in the classroom and throughout the building. I am proud to work in an environment that values personal connections and academic excellence. Our primary focus continues to be to develop learners that possess the academic skills and dispositions necessary to be successful in school and beyond. Middle school and high school sports are in full swing, with Jr. High Basketball, Volleyball and Wrestling all underway. Taekwondo has begun as well. Please consider attending the next Literacy Cafe, currently scheduled for 4:30pm on October 25th. Our team of educators will be providing more details as the date approaches. Also, the K-12 Fall Music Concert is scheduled for 6:30pm on October 26th in the school gymnasium. Please consider attending! The Student Council's Community Outreach Committee is planning a haunted hallway for Halloween this year. The haunted hallway will be a trick or treat, entering through the main entrance on C street, traveling down the secondary hallway and exiting out the south entrance of the school on 3rd street. Students will trick or treat at each classroom and get candy handed out by volunteer high school students and teachers. Parents are welcome to join their students through the haunted hallway. The haunted hallway will occur on October 31st, from 5:30pm- 7:00pm. Respectfully, David R. Huntington Principal, Nenana City School dhuntington@nenanalynx.org 907-832-5464 (NCS office) District Website: www.nenanalynx.org
11 months ago, Andy Corbin
School Picture Day is this Wednesday! We finally received the flyers for ordering online. It is attached to this posting.
12 months ago, Andy Corbin
Picture Day Flyer 10-10-22
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
12 months ago, Andy Corbin
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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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 1 year ago, Nenana City School District
It's everything NCSD, in your pocket. Documents - events - staff directory - alerts - news