Welcome Back Update

Welcome Back Update
Posted on 08/03/2023
Alaska Reads Act





August 3, 2023  


Dear parents, students, and the entire LKSD learning community,


Welcome to the start of the new school year! As the Superintendent of LKSD, I extend my warmest greetings and share my excitement as we embark on another year of growth, learning, and community engagement. As we begin this new school year, I want to assure you that the well-being and academic success of our students remain at the forefront of our priorities. 


All LKSD schools begin either August 9th or 10th. Please check your local school website or social media page, or contact your local school directly for information about the first day of school and any planned back-to-school events. 


Alaska Reads Act

This school year the district will be working to implement components of  the Alaska Reads Act, specifically the district reading intervention program. In alignment with the Reads Act, LKSD will offer intensive reading intervention to students in grades K-3 who need extra help to achieve reading proficiency by the end of the third grade. Reading assistance will be based on a multi-tiered system of support that includes evidence-based reading instruction and intervention methods. More information about the Alaska Reads Act will be avaible in the coming weeks from your child’s school. You can also access resources provided by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, here.


Student Activities

Student activities are underway across LKSD. Cross-country runners are practicing in advance of the first meets of the school year and the fall seasons of NYO, mixed-six volleyball, and wrestling begin in September. At Bethel Regional High School, volleyball and swimming are underway as well! If your student is interested in participating in sports this year, now is a great time to ensure they have a sports physical on file with the school. 


Working Together

Communication between the school, parents, and the community is vital to our collective success. We will maintain an open line of communication through our websiteFacebook and Instagram, newsletters, and regular meetings. I encourage you to stay involved, share your insights, and actively participate in activities and events. I am excited about the possibility that this new school year brings and the positive impact we can make together.


Thank you for your continued support of LKSD – I’m looking forward to a great school year!




Kimberly Hankins


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