- Staff Google Site (NOTE: You must login to your LYSD email account or you must already be logged in through your browser in order to access this area.)
September 18, 2022 - LYSD Storm Update
Our thoughts are with each coastal community impacted by the storm and the work they have in front of them. We are thankful for the safety of our communities and residents! Five of LYSD school sites were used as evacuation shelters (all sites were available). All sites have reported everyone is safe and accounted for and preliminary information about damage has been collected. All schools (with the exception of Hooper Bay & Hooper Bay Charter School) will be open on Monday, September 19, 2022. Hooper Bay and Hooper Bay Charter Schools will re-open on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Hooper Bay Video from Facebook- https://fb.watch/fDy0G5a-I_/
Alaska Public Media Article: Historically powerful storm slams Western Alaska. Here’s what people experienced across hundreds of miles of coastline. Mr. Stone and Assistant Principal, Brittany Taraba, were both interviewed. Their statements are in this article.
Click here to read- https://alaskapublic.org/.../powerful-storm-slams.../
[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!
TEACHERS: Please complete this survey - Grant Required - (Questions about Peter Johnson, PreK Director)
Community Strategic Plan Meetings, took place April 26-May 3
- 2021-2022 Welcome Back Letter
- Instructions for ARP (American Rescue Plan) Public View
- LYSD Spring 2022 Newsletter: Celebrating Graduates
- LYSD Fall 2021 Newsletter: Thankful Edition
- Community Update - Opening Criteria
- Old Anchorage Hotel Transformed into a School
- Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Public Alert
- NorthSTAR Hearing Grant
Records & Enrollment
TITLE IX INFORMATION LINK
LYSD Subsistence 2022 and Welcome Back (Video)
- LYSD Mitigation Protocols (Revised March 2022)
- LYSD Mitigation Protocols (Accessible PDF)
- Novel Coronavirus Information Sheet
- Smart Start Plan for the Lower Yukon School District (June 21, 2021)
- COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
District Office - 100 Airport Road.
Mountain Village, AK 99632
District Staff Directory
Posted: August 26, 2022 - GENE STONE
Greetings LYSD Families,
Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year! Like you, we are excited for a new year. LYSD is feeling grateful that after three interrupted school years, we are moving back to a much more normal school experience for our kids.
LYSD District Administration and the LYSD Regional School Board all hope you have enjoyed a great summer break. As we near the end of our first week of school LYSD Administration and The LYSD Regional School Board The first week of school began with regular classes and the following week we will have Culture Camp beginning on August 29th. A special thanks goes to Bilingual Director, Janet Johnson for leading our 3rd consecutive year of Culture Camp.
Our District has moved forward with a new Strategic Plan for FY school years 2023-2025. With community input that came from community surveys and community meetings, we have been able to prioritize the 34 million dollars we have received in COVID Grant Funding. The Strategic Plan will focus on:
- Safety and health – Install new HVAC systems to insure safe air quality in all schools
- Learning Recovery – Summer School, after school tutoring, progress monitoring and high level literacy, math and SEL, PBIS training for para-pros
- Cultural Responsiveness – Culture Camps, Bilingual trainings, Support projects focusing on preservation of language, dance, arts and subsistence.
We encourage you to review the Strategic Plan that has been posted on the LYSD website.
Other developments for LYSD include a 14.9 million dollar ECF Grant that is being used to build an internet infrastructure that will build towers in all of our LYSD villages. This would ensure connectivity for learning and would also provide learning alternatives should we as a district ever have to implement remote learning again as a result of a pandemic or other crisis that may result in a school long term closure.
We look forward to a great 2022-2023 school year and thank you for supporting your local school.
Best wishes to you all!
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.