Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Unalaska schools are under normal operations today.

Registration Packets

Pre-School 2016-2017

Kindergarten 2016-2017

Grades 1-12 2016-2017 

Information Packets

Kindergarden 2016-2017

Grades 1-12  2016-2017

School Supply List 2016-2017

 


A Message from the Superintendent

Back-to-School in Unalaska  

 

First Day of School:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016: All kindergarten through grade 12 students.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Pre-school students (3 year olds).

Wednesday, August 24, 2016: Pre-kindergarten students (4 year olds).

 

School Schedules:

Eagle’s View Elementary School

Grades 1-4: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – Monday - Thursday

                                                    8:30 AM – 2:05 PM – Friday/Early Release Day

            Morning Kindergarten:   8:30 AM – 1:00 PM -- Monday - Friday

  Afternoon Kindergarten:   10:00 AM – 2:30 PM -- Monday - Thursday

                                                    10:00 AM – 2:05 PM – Friday/Early Release Day

 

Unalaska City School:

  Grades 5-12: 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM – Monday – Thursday

                                                     8:30 AM – 2:15 PM – Friday/Early Release Day

 

To ensure adequate supervision by school personnel, students should not arrive at school before 7:45 A.M. Students who stay after school must be in an activity that is supervised by school personnel.

 

Parents or guardians may enroll students new to the Unalaska City School District at the school registrar’s office (581-1222) in the high school. The child’s immunization records, birth certificate, and transcripts from the child’s previous school are needed to enroll new students.

 

Immunizations

State law requires that children be immunized before starting school. The Iliuliuk Clinic (581-1202) and the Oonalaska Wellness Clinic (581-2742) can provide more information regarding immunizations required for children who attend school.

 

Arriving to School Safely

Children who walk or ride a bike to school should be visible to drivers. Wearing bright colors, carrying a flashlight, and using reflective tape on backpacks and jackets are good ways to stay visible. When walking or riding a bike to school, students should use the bike path, sidewalks, and crosswalks.  

 

It is a good idea to practice the safest route to school with younger students and teach them how to stop for traffic and use the crosswalks when crossing the street.

 

School bus transportation is provided for getting children to school safely. Bus riders should follow these safety tips:

o Do not play in the street while waiting for the bus.

o Line up facing the bus when boarding.

o Do not run alongside the bus while it is stopping.

o Stay seated when the bus is moving.

o Follow the bus driver’s directions and stay out of the way of traffic when getting off the bus.

o No food or drink (other than water) will be allowed on the school buses.

 

Lunchtime

The School Hot Meal Program, which provides nutritious hot breakfasts and lunches, will be available at both schools on the first day of school. Parents or guardians will need to set up an account at the school office and pre-pay for their children’s school meals. Parents are required to stay current with their children’s school meal accounts. Parents who meet certain income requirements may qualify for the Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program. Please inquire at the school office for more information or to pick up a Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program application.

 

Many parents pack lunches for their children. UCSD encourages parents who choose this option to pack healthy foods and to keep the lunches at a cool temperature so the food stays fresh. One way to keep a packed lunch cool is to freeze a container of water or juice and put it in the lunch box.

 

Health and Safety

Student health and safety is the number one priority for UCSD. Parents and guardians are asked to provide current phone numbers and addresses in case of an emergency. Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact the school immediately if there is a change of phone number or address.

 

Parents and guardians should notify the school secretary or principal if their child has any specific health-related needs.

 

Many students use backpacks to carry books and school supplies. Backpacks should fit well, and should not be packed too heavily to prevent back, neck, and knee injuries.

 

Homework Help

Students in grades 7 through 12 can receive help with their homework during an optional study hall from 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Mondays through Thursdays, in a location to be announced. Study hall is not scheduled on Fridays due to early release and staff meetings.

 

Questions about homework can be directed to your child’s teacher or principal.

 

 

 

Parent Communications

UCSD uses an automated phone call system called “School Reach” to inform parents of school emergencies and upcoming events. Additionally, UCSD will continue to offer “FamilyLink,” an online password-protected system for parents of students in grades 5 - 12 who wish to monitor their children’s grades. Please call the school counselor (581-1222) for more information about these parent communication tools.

 

Back to School Night

A back to school orientation for parents and guardians is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st at 6:00 PM at Eagle’s View Elementary, and at 7:00 PM at Unalaska City School. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and visit classrooms.

 

Questions or Concerns

UCSD staff members are available to answer questions and to assist with making the back-to-school process go as smoothly as possible. Information about UCSD can also be found online at www.ucsd.net.

 

Contact information:

John Conwell, Superintendent

Unalaska City School District   581-3151 jconwell@ucsd.net

 

Jim Wilson, Principal

Unalaska City School   581-1222 jwilson@ucsd.net

 

Eric Andersen, Principal

Eagle’s View Elementary School   581-3979 eandersen@ucsd.net