Parent & Student Resource Page for Remote Learning

Remote Learning Resources

Dear Parents & Students,

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and most importantly, your trust in our teachers and staff to continue to hold your student’s best interests close as we navigate through these truly unprecedented times!

This webpage is your go-to resource as everyone transitions from interacting with students face-to-face in classrooms to Remote Learning. (Hint: bookmark it in your browser.) KPBSD will provide instruction via Remote Learning beginning Monday, March 30, and will continue through May 1, as set forth in Governor Dunleavy's Health Mandate 8.1.

You will find a collection of general academic and support links on this page to help serve the academic needs of K-12 learners. If you have any specific questions or concerns about your student learning, please reach out to contact either the student's teacher or the school principal. You can make contact with any KPBSD staff by calling the school or sending an email. School staff will monitor both phone calls and emails regularly.

KPBSD educators are working carefully to:

  • Ensure students have an appropriate balance of online and offline work so students do not spend too much time in front of a computer.
  • Define appropriate amounts of work for students to perform in a Remote Learning environment. This link describes workload descriptions, separated by grade spans with time recommendations.
  • Ensure every student has access to learning materials and activities, regardless of computer and internet access at home. Although delivery of our Remote Learning instruction will primarily take place online, parents and students will have access to hard copies of materials as needed. Principals and teachers are working directly with parents, and there are various options for both delivery of material, as well as returning completed work back to teachers. Work with your student’s teacher, or principal, for arrangements that work for your family situation.

As school districts around our state and nation begin moving instruction in this manner, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Michael Johnson reminded us all that “Teaching is not a location; it’s a relationship and action.” Regardless of where and how we serve parents, guardians, and students, we are committed first, to maintain and enhance our relationships with parents and students, while also providing the highest quality instruction possible.

There is no question that challenges face us ahead as we navigate this new format of teaching and learning, but KPBSD is prepared, and our teachers and staff are up to the challenge. Working together to accomplish great things is what Alaska has always been about, and we have confidence in our ability to work in partnership to provide the best learning experiences for every one of our 8,500 students!

Sincerely

The KPBSD District Instructional Team

One district: 42 diverse schools

General Resources

K-2 Checklist

Checklist that parents and students can use to help guide setting up appropriate work spaces at home, and to make sure students have the tools and supplies necessary to complete assigned work.

CK-12

Open educational resources for students and teachers focusing on Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Code.org

Computer Science activities for grades K-12

Khan Academy Remote Learning Resources

Parent and student resources from Khan Academy.

Khan Academy Schedules

Daily schedule templates, along with links to a variety of activities for students to engage in.

Math Game Time

Games and other activities to practice math skills by grade level

Mystery Science

Science projects for home for grades K-5

Nikiski North Star Elementary Resource Page

PBS Learning Media

Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans for PK-12 on a extended variety of subjects.

Scholastic Learn At Home

Presents grade level day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking, and growing.

The Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)

Provides Alaska students and residents access to a variety of digital resources such as TumbleBooks, Alaska Digital Archives, Ebsco, and more.

Storyline Online

Children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books

Virtual Field Trips

3-5 Checklist

Checklist that parents and students can use to help guide setting up appropriate work spaces at home, and to make sure students have the tools and supplies necessary to complete assigned work.

CK-12

Open educational resources for students and teachers focusing on Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Code.org

Computer Science activities for grades K-12

Khan Academy Remote Learning Resources

Parent and student resources from Khan Academy.

Khan Academy Schedules

Daily schedule templates, along with links to a variety of activities for students to engage in.

Math Game Time

Games and other activities to practice math skills by grade level

Mystery Science

Science projects for home for grades K-5

Nikiski North Star Elementary Resource Page

PBS Learning Media

Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans for PK-12 on a extended variety of subjects.

Scholastic Learn At Home

Presents grade level day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking, and growing.

The Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)

Provides Alaska students and residents access to a variety of digital resources such as TumbleBooks, Alaska Digital Archives, Ebsco, and more.

Storyline Online

Children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books

6-12 Checklist

Checklist that parents and students can use to help guide setting up appropriate work spaces at home, and to make sure students have the tools and supplies necessary to complete assigned work.

CK-12

Open educational resources for students and teachers focusing on Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Code.org

Computer Science activities for grades K-12

Khan Academy Remote Learning Resources

Parent and student resources from Khan Academy.

Khan Academy Schedules

Daily schedule templates, along with links to a variety of activities for students to engage in.

PBS Learning Media

Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans for PK-12 on a extended variety of subjects.

Scholastic Learn At Home

Presents grade level day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking, and growing.

The Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)

Provides Alaska students and residents access to a variety of digital resources such as TumbleBooks, Alaska Digital Archives, Ebsco, and more.

6-12 Checklist

Checklist that parents and students can use to help guide setting up appropriate work spaces at home, and to make sure students have the tools and supplies necessary to complete assigned work.

AP Exam Remote Resources

Information and resources on continuing to study for AP Exams, and information on AP testing for Spring, 2020

Free, live AP Review courses

Available beginning March 25

CK-12

Open educational resources for students and teachers focusing on Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Code.org

Computer Science activities for grades K-12

Google Arts & Culture

Explore art museums, historical sites, and collections from around the globe.

Khan Academy Remote Learning Resources

Parent and student resources from Khan Academy.

Khan Academy Schedules

Daily schedule templates, along with links to a variety of activities for students to engage in.

NASA JPL

STEM activities by grade level for learning and making

PBS Learning Media

Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans for PK-12 on a extended variety of subjects.

Scholastic Learn At Home

Presents grade level day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking, and growing.

The Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED)

Provides Alaska students and residents access to a variety of digital resources such as TumbleBooks, Alaska Digital Archives, Ebsco, and more.

Guidelines for Offline Learning Materials

Distance or remote learning instruction for all grades will take place primarily online beginning March 30, 2020, through May 1, 2020

On March 30, 2020, a new phase of education begins for Kenai Peninsula schools. This shift will involve adaptability and flexibility for educators, students, and KPBSD families.

The primary method of education delivery will be online. However, to ensure that every student has access to learning materials and activities, KPBSD will provide the opportunity for parents and students to access printed copies of materials if necessary, regardless of computer and internet access at home. Teachers and principals will coordinate scheduled times at the school level to arrange for delivery of offline learning materials to families. Parents and students are asked to work with the student’s teacher, or principal, for arrangements that work best for individual family situations. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance or help.

KPBSD is diligently working to protect the safety and wellbeing of staff, parents, and students by following symptom-free schools protocol and state quarantine mandates for employees who enter our buildings. Everyone must practice social distancing, and limit contact as much as possible. These Covid-19 health guidelines for the exchange of offline learning materials were created, and could be revised in the future:

  • Each school will establish a process or location outside of their building where materials will be available for parent or student pick-up. Prior to pick up, the school will clearly communicate their process to families
  • No paperwork or other offline learning materials or assignments given to a family should come back to the school
  • To return offline work and assignments back to teachers for grading, families could:
    • Scan and email materials
    • Utilize free methods to take photos of homework with a phone, and email the assignment directly to the child's teacher
    • Relay answers via phone to their teachers.

If any of these ideas create a hardship, please contact the teacher or principal for coordination of assignments and work.

In an abundance of coronavirus precaution, with so many unknowns, KPBSD recommends families quarantine all materials from schools for 72 hours before accessing them. #SocialDistance

Link: COVID-19 and KPBSD webpage

Genius Scan

Genius Scan

Free downloadable App. Allows you to use your phone to take pictures of offline work. The app converts the pictures to a PDF document that you can then email to your teacher right from your phone.

iPhone Notes

iPhone Notes

Open a new note on an iPhone, then take pictures of offline work. The iPhone converts the pictures to a PDF document that you can then email to your teacher right from your phone.

50 fun activities for kids that don't require technology

50 activities

A list of 50 activities kids can do, from a parent blogger in Denver.

24 Things to Do at Home with Kids

24 activities

24 Things to Do at Home with Kids of all ages During the COVID-19 Outbreak, from the website, Family Vacation Critic.