Family & Community Letters

  • June Family & Community Letter (6/5/20)

    June Family & Community Letter (6/5/20)

    The 2019-2020 school year is in the history books. I’m extremely proud of the work we have accomplished together and the patience, flexibility, and support that our families displayed throughout the school year, and especially during the last nine weeks of school.

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  • May Family & Community Letter (5/27/20)

    May Family & Community Letter (5/27/20)

    CCSD thanks each of our families for the adjustments you made to help the district create the best learning context possible for your student(s) during our distance education model. As I have previously stated, our model wasn’t perfect, but I do know that everyone did their best to make it as “perfect as possible.” As we complete the 2019-2020 school year, I know a lot of us are thinking about what next school year might look like, and each of us are hoping for a return to normalcy, especially as it relates to school operations. As of the writing of this letter, CCSD is unsure of what next school year will look like.

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  • May Family & Community Letter (5/4/20)

    May Family & Community Letter (5/4/20)

    The end of the 2019-20 school year is just around the corner; May marks the last full month of school. As is typical with the month of May, CCSD is collaborating with parents, students, and staff members to plan the end of school year activities, celebrating our students’ academic and extra-curricular achievements. Our planning processes have openly recognized the complications that our current distance delivery educational model imposes as we look for new ways to meaningfully celebrate our students’ academic and extra-curricular achievements.

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  • April Family & Community Letter (4/6/20)

    April Family & Community Letter (4/6/20)

    April has arrived and usually the end of the school year is coming into greater focus as CCSD prepares for our end of school activities and begins our preparations for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, we are in a different place this year and there is not much that we can predict given the ever-changing climate we are all living and working in.

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  • March Parent & Community Letter (3/6/20)

    March Parent & Community Letter (3/6/20)

    March is here, the days are getting longer, and CCSD is in the process of planning for our 2020-2021 school year.
    March is an important month for the district and City. CCSD and the City of Craig annually conduct a March budget work-session in preparation for the upcoming school year. This work-session provides the opportunity for the district to share our FY 21 budget assumptions, our anticipated revenues, and our anticipated expenditures.

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  • February Parent & Community Letter (2/10/20)

    February Parent & Community Letter (2/10/20)

    As February brings us noticeably longer days, we are gaining over four minutes of daylight each day, it also brings us a plethora of student activities.

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  • January 27, 2020 CCSD Report Card to the Public

    January 27, 2020 CCSD Report Card to the Public

    Every year, Alaska’s public schools and districts receive a report card from the state. Just as your
    child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, CCSD’s Report Card to the
    Public is designed to show families how our district and schools are doing in a variety of areas.

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  • January Parent & Community Letter (1/10/20)

    January Parent & Community Letter (1/10/20)

    The new calendar year marks the half-way point of our 2019-2020 school year. Thursday, January 16, 2020 is the official end date for our first semester and there will be no school on Friday, January 17, 2020 for our teacher work day.

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  • December Parent & Community Letter (12/10/19)

    December Parent & Community Letter (12/10/19)

    The winter holiday break is almost upon us and we are nearing the half-way point of the school year, an important time for us to acknowledge how fortunate we are to live and work on this island.

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  • NOVEMBER PARENT & COMMUNITY LETTER (11/8/19)

    NOVEMBER PARENT & COMMUNITY LETTER (11/8/19)

    We are quickly moving into the holiday season. The Thanksgiving holiday is three short weeks away and our winter holiday break will be upon us in short order. Before we get too far into the holiday season, I’d like to take this opportunity to update our stakeholders on a couple of major district initiatives.

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  • OCTOBER PARENT & COMMUNITY LETTER (10/11/19)

    OCTOBER PARENT & COMMUNITY LETTER (10/11/19)

    October is an important month for our island-based communities as our local elections are held during this month. Our public education system is founded on the belief that the best decisions are made at the local level and our local elections serve as the cornerstone for public participation in our municipal and school district operations.

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  • September Parent & Community Letter (9/20/19)

    September Parent & Community Letter (9/20/19)

    We have had an incredible start to our school year. CCSD thanks all of our parents for your support of our educational programs and your willingness to share your child(ren) with us.

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  • AUGUST PARENT & COMMUNITY LETTER (8/30/19)

    AUGUST PARENT & COMMUNITY LETTER (8/30/19)

    The start of the 2019-2020 school year is just four days away and all of us at Craig City School District (CCSD) are excited to welcome our new and returning students and families to the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • August Parent & Community Letter (8/6/19)

    August Parent & Community Letter (8/6/19)

    The start of the new school year is one month away. CCSD is excited to welcome our new and returning students and staff members to the 2019-20 school year.

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  • June Parent & Community Letter (6/18/19)

    June Parent & Community Letter (6/18/19)

    As we prepare for the upcoming school year, CCSD is pleased to introduce the following new teachers to the island. Please welcome our new teachers as they transition into our community during the summer months.

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  • June Parent & Community Letter (6/6/19)

    June Parent & Community Letter (6/6/19)

    The 2018-19 school year is in the history books. The exceptional foundation that has been
    established within Craig City School District is a testament to our strong island-wide community,
    the quality of our families and students, and the quality of our staff members.

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  • CCSD Student and Parent Math Survey Result Letter (5/24/19)

    CCSD Student and Parent Math Survey Result Letter (5/24/19)

    During the month of March, CCSD surveyed our parents and our middle and high school students about the district’s k-12 math program.

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  • May Parent & Community Letter (5/16/19)

    May Parent & Community Letter (5/16/19)

    The end of the 2018-19 school year is just a few short weeks away and we are gearing up for the last day for our
    students on Wednesday, June 5. May is an important time of year because it provides an excellent opportunity to
    celebrate our students’ academic and extra-curricular achievements and to begin solidifying our plans for next
    school year.

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  • May Parent & Community Letter (5/3/19)

    May Parent & Community Letter (5/3/19)

    On April 18 CCSD hosted a Parent Focus Group meeting. During this meeting, parents were asked to provide feedback to the district about three key questions:
    • What is the perception of CCSD communication with our stakeholder groups, and how might CCSD do a better job disseminating information?
    • What are some areas of concern that parents might have about CCSD programs, operations, and/or policies and what might be some ways CCSD might consider addressing these concerns?
    • What are some areas of improvement that parents are noticing within CCSD?

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  • April Parent & Community Letter (4/16/19)

    April Parent & Community Letter (4/16/19)

    We are halfway through April and the end of the school year is coming into greater focus. As April brings longer days and more activities outside, it also focuses CCSD’s attention on statewide testing, facilities planning, and our instructional support service model for the 2019-2020 year.

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  • March Parent & Community Letter (3/6/19)

    March Parent & Community Letter (3/6/19)

    The school year keeps rolling along and it is difficult to believe we are already in the month of March. This time of year is always a special time because our students are presented with an abundance of opportunities to highlight their learning and to expand their educational horizons.

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  • February Parent & Community Letter (2/7/19)

    February Parent & Community Letter (2/7/19)

    February is here and the days are getting noticeably longer. February is an exceptionally busy month for academic competitions. CCSD students are actively preparing for Academic Decathlon and Battle of the Books competitions which take place later this month.

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  • January Parent & Community Letter (1/12/19)

    January Parent & Community Letter (1/12/19)

    Welcome to a new calendar year. It is difficult to believe that we are almost at the halfway mark of our school year. Thursday, January 17, 2019 marks the end of the first semester. There will be no school on Friday, January 18, 2019 for our teacher work day.

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  • December Parent & Community Letter (12/11/18)

    December Parent & Community Letter (12/11/18)

    The winter holiday break is almost upon us. CCSD thanks all of our families for allowing us the opportunity to partner with you in the development of the best educational program for your child(ren).

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  • November Parent & Community Letter (11/12/18)

    November Parent & Community Letter (11/12/18)

    Thanksgiving is ten days away, and we are well into our second quarter of the school year. I'd like to take this opportunity to update our stakeholders on a couple of major district initiatives.

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