[IMAGE ON PAGE contains the following TEXT] CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2022! - ON BEHALF OF THE LYSD'S REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARD AND LYSD'S ADMINISTRATION, WE CONGRATULATE THE 2022 GRADUATES AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS. WE WISH THEM ALL SUCCESS AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR EXCITING JOURNEY!
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March 30, 2022
Greetings LYSD Community Members,
I am writing this correspondence as spring is upon us. It’s that time of year where teachers are preparing to get in their best teaching as they prepare students for state assessments and end of the year grades. Our seniors are quickly approaching what is one of the biggest days of their lives, high school graduation. For some that means they will continue on to study and work towards a higher education diploma. For some it means going to work, joining the military or honing subsistence skills so they can continue family time honored traditions to help provide sustenance for family and loved ones. It is a special time and whatever our seniors’ endeavors may be we hope they know they are loved and supported by their communities.
LYSD has encouraged continuing education for our graduating students. We show this by the letters of recommendation we write for graduates and for the thousands of scholarship dollars LYSD provides to graduates who apply for them. If you have not applied for a scholarship and wish to continue a post high school education, please contact your local administrator and begin the application process. Vocational education scholarships are also eligible to use the same funding source.
I was intentional not to mention COVID in my opening paragraph but would be remiss not to thank all of our communities for the support you have provided to LYSD schools during this challenging time. I can’t think of a district that received better support through all of his than what the families of LYSD provided. I saw a number of districts throughout the state struggle and throw up roadblocks to learning rather than work together to ensure mitigation plans were effective and kept schools open. I’m thankful we had a Board that used data, listened to reason and advocated for keeping schools and activities going.
Our Strategic plan will be ready and in place this fall. Our federal money will be used to provide learning recovery from lost learning opportunities. We will work on school infrastructure that focuses on the safety of students, specifically the air quality which is clearly linked to illness when not operating properly. Our remaining focus will be on technology equity that will include devices, connectivity and internet infrastructure and access.
As we prepare to exit spring, we ask that everyone enjoy the warm weather safely. Each season brings a learning lesson for all of us how to live safely in remote Alaska. May the fish come, and may we all prosper from what we learn, what we teach and how we share teaching and learning from the land, the water and the classroom.
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Who We Are
We are a people of the salmon, of the whitefish, and pike.
Of the moose, bear, fox, beaver, and lynx. Of the berries. Of family.
We believe that all children can learn!
- Students should have skills to remain successful after high school
- All student deserve a quality education based on values, culture, and academics
- Students must know what is expected of them
- The family is the most important teacher in a child’s life
- The community educates the whole child
- All stakeholders must be held to high expectations
- Each of our communities is unique and has different needs
- Decision-making is a shared responsibility
- The people, groups, organizations, and agencies that comprise our community have a responsibility to the education of our children
- Communication should be useful and meaningful
- Students should learn to respect all cultures by having a firm understanding of their own
The ten villages that comprise the Lower Yukon School District are spread across 22,000 square miles. The Yukon River, one of the largest rivers in North America, winds through our yards on its way to the Bering Sea.
The purpose of our District's learning community is to ensure tradition, culture and a quality of education for all of our children.