Good Evening, Currently there have been a total of three cases of COVID identified at the wrestle/cheer tournament. The students are isolated away from the main group with an adult. The decision has been made to cancel the remainder of the wrestling/cheerleading tournament. There will be no further activities taking place at the Unalakleet School this weekend. We are working to schedule travel for students, coaches, and visiting parents to return home tomorrow. We will send out the information as soon as it's finalized, and it will be posted on Google Calendar. We thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me at (907) 625-1590. Respectfully, Kris Busk
Good Afternoon, This afternoon a student tested positive for COVID-19 at the wrestling/cheerleading tournament. The student has been removed from the school building and is currently isolating with family outside of the school. All teams are currently quarantining and separated from group contact until the results of NSHC testing efforts come back. Social tracing is currently being conducted. The following message was sent by the Unalakleet School administration a few moments ago: "Due to a positive case being identified, the elementary/wrestling cheerleading tournament is currently postponed until tomorrow. All teams will remain in their room. No spectators or visitors will be allowed to enter the school. The situation will be reevaluated tomorrow morning." If the tournament ends up being cancelled, all athletes and coaches returning to the village will be asked to quarantine until the results of a COVID test that is taken at site are returning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at (907) 625-1590. Thank you for your understanding. Kris Busk
Due to a funeral in the community school will be on a Friday schedule with an early dismissal of 130
School Operating Protocols (Updated September 17, 2021): https://5il.co/z9tk
BSSD School Operating Protocols (Updated September 3, 2021): https://5il.co/yffi
BSSD School Reopening Family Letter for the 2021-2022 School Year: https://5il.co/y2ha
On Monday, May 10, 2021, the FDA approved the authorization of the Pfizer Vaccine for students aged 12-15, now allowing all individuals 12 and up to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine if they wish. The CDC formally approved the Pfizer Vaccine for 12 and up today as expected. This will begin to move us further towards our school reopening efforts for next year, as well as allow more communities to reach that 80% mark for further reopening of our region. Teams from NSHC will be put together Thursday, May 13 and be ready to begin administering shots on Friday, May 14, 2021. As stated before, I have approved teams from NSHC to come into the schools and provide shots as necessary. Attached are links to the Pfizer Vaccination Consent Form for parents and the EUA referenced on the form. If you would like for your child to receive the vaccination at the school, please complete this form and return it to your school office by Friday, May 14, 2021. The Bering Strait School District highly recommends all eligible students and community members get the vaccine to assist in our efforts of keeping all our students, staff, and communities safe. NSHC COVID19 Vaccination Consent Form: https://5il.co/sm1x Fact Sheet: https://5il.co/sjnd
BSSD Graduation Dates The Bering Strait School District is excited to announce that we will be holding in person graduation ceremonies for the 2021 high school graduates. Check with your school to see capacity limits for graduation day! https://www.bssd.org/page/graduation-dates
2021 Graduation Dates! The Bering Strait School District is excited to announce that we will be holding in person graduation ceremonies for the 2021 high school graduates. Check with your school to see capacity limits for graduation day! https://www.bssd.org/page/graduation-dates
Share your thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic & Education! AK DEED Survey Closes on May 16 at 11:59am: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/808824766 Calling all families & advocates of migratory children, English learners, Alaska Native children, children with disabilities, children experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care! We need your feedback! COVID-19 has impacted all of us and has interrupted our students' learning. Join the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development for an evening chat as we discuss the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and gather your input on the needs of our children. Please join us for a discussion on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Education. Choose whichever day works for your schedule! • Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6pm • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6pm • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6pm All meetings are accessible here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85080672200 You can also join us on the phone by calling this number 888-475-4499 and entering the meeting ID: 850 8067 2200
Update- The Middle School Basket tickets have been sold out.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Middle School Basketball program by purchasing a ticket. We are down to our last 3 tickets for this weekend's Middle School Basketball. They will be available for purchase tomorrow at 8:00 am.
Greetings- Shishmaref School will have an early release on Friday, May 7th at 12:00 pm due to visiting Middle School Basketball teams arriving early.
VOLLEYBALL MATCHES Friday 4/23 5:00 PM. SHH (H) vs. kKA 6:30 PM. KKA (H) vs. SMK 8:00 PM. SMK (H) vs. SHH Saturday 4/24 10:00 AM. SHH (H) vs. SMK 11:30 AM. SMK (H) vs. KKA 1:00 PM. KKA (H) vs. SHH
Parent/Teacher Conference Reminder- Friday, April 16 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Instead of a regular school day, teachers will schedule conferences throughout the day. Students are expected to attend their conferences to share their progress and to be marked as present for the day. Breakfast and Lunch will be available for pickup from 10am - 11:30am. Additionally, there will be no Afterschool Activities or Rec on Friday due to a Staff Activity.
Great News! We have received the City's new updated Guidelines and we are pleased to announce that all after school activities can resume as previously scheduled.
The girls basketball team arrives at the airport 4:50 today via BSSD plane. Come greet the girls back home after a second place finish.
Congratulations Lady Shishmaref Northern Lights State 1A Basketball Runner-up!
After school activities and open gym/rec are cancelled until Monday, April 12
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Find more information on the Alaska Children's Trust website: https://www.alaskachildrenstrust.org/child-abuse-prevention-month