Sunday, October 24, 2021

10-25-21 Rapids Report

 The Rapids Report

October 25th, 2021

Dear STrEaM Families,

With conference week behind us, quarter 2 classes and projects can now get rolling. The next break in the schedule is Thursday, November 11th. This week we welcome back Mrs. Sonday (formerly Ms. Draeger), our 6th grade Science and STEM teacher, from leave. With that, STrEaM wants to express thanks and gratitude to our long term substitute Elroy “Grandpa” Holsopple, who filled in and did an amazing job in the first quarter. The Holsopple family is an amazing asset to STrEaM!

This Week at STrEaM

This week is Spirit Week at STrEaM!

Follow the daily themes and dress up accordingly. Keep all costumes school-appropriate & safe, and have fun!

  • Monday 10/25: Make-Up Picture Day

    • Black & White Day: wear black and white like an old time movie!

  • Tuesday 10/26:

    • Fancy Day: dress in your finest!

  • Wednesday 10/27: 

    • Throwback Day: raid parents’ closet, go old school

    • No Boxing. Math Club resumes.

  • Thursday 10/28: 

    • Otherworldly Day: aliens & creatures from other galaxies 

  • Friday 10/29: 

    • Halloween Day: wear your (school appropriate) costumes!

Health & Safety

As we move into winter and it gets darker outside, it is so important for walkers and bikers to wear reflective clothing and safety gear. Drivers, be cautious and watch for students on foot or wheels when you are picking up or dropping off. 

Other Health and Safety notes:

  • We go outside every day, including PE, breaks and lunch. Students must have appropriate outdoor gear for the weather

  • Keep ASD Symptom Free: Stay home & get tested if experiencing ANY symptoms

  • Masks required indoors, optional outside

  • All assignments are on Canvas. Quarantined students should also work on iReady & ALEKS for 30-45 minutes per day

Zoom for Absent/Quarantine Students

Ms. Bonertz hosts Zoom sessions for absent/quarantined students on Wednesdays. This is an opportunity for students to check in, ask questions and request support while working on Canvas assignments from home. LINK:

https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/93911165768?pwd=cGZIaEtYZGRqak41b3dKMEZlZmFyZz09 

Meeting ID: 939 1116 5768     Passcode: 505614


Let’s make 2nd quarter as amazing as the first! 


Principal Mokelke  mokelke_adam@asdk12.org 

Admin. Assistant Biondich  biondich_sylvia@asdk12.org

(907) 742-9000   https://www.asdk12.org/stream


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Rapids Report 10-18-21

 The Rapids Report

October 18th, 2021

Dear STrEaM Families,

We've reached the 10th week of school and the beginning of 2nd Quarter. Winter is coming! We have a modified schedule most of the week for student-led conferences, and no school on Friday. 


This Week at STrEaM

  • Monday 10/18:  Beginning of Quarter 2

  • Tuesday 10/19: NO block schedule. Full schedule p. 1-7 

  • Wednesday 10/20: 

    • Early Release 12:00, SLCs 12:30 to 5:00

    • STrEaM Scouting Day - Students wear your uniforms!

    • No boxing, Math Lab today (SLCs)

    • APC Election: fill out ballots when you sign in for SLCs

  • Thursday 10/21: 

    • Early Release 12:00, SLCs 12:30 to 5:00

    • Scouting Information Tables during SLC in lobby

    • APC Election: fill out ballots when you sign in for SLCs

  • Friday 10/22: NO SCHOOL

Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences this week on Wednesday 10/20 and Thursday 10/21, from 

All visitors must wear masks inside the building at all times. This is both ASD and WBU policy. 

12:30 PM until 5:00 PM

  • We do not schedule conference times: drop in during at your convenience 

  • The intent is for students to present portfolios & take the lead on their learning. This is not a time for in-depth meetings with teachers: they are standing by to answer questions and offer support

  • You may schedule a meeting with teachers outside of conference times if needed  

STrEaM Scouting Day: Wednesday 10/20/21

Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform and answer questions about their scouting experience. Scout Leadership Adult Volunteers will be on campus during Conferences to answer questions, too!

Chromebook Collection & Update

Any Chromebooks not collected last week need to be turned in, plugged in and on the ASD network overnight to update this week. Please remind your child to bring their Chromebook and charging cable to school every day!

Health & Safety

  • ASD requires chaperones & volunteers to show proof of vaccination OR to provide negative results from a molecular COVID test within 48 hours from the time of the field trip. 

  • Keep ASD Symptom Free: Stay home & get tested if experiencing ANY symptoms

  • Masks required indoors, optional outside

  • All assignments are on Canvas. Quarantined students should also work on iReady & ALEKS for 30-45 minutes per day

Zoom for Absent/Quarantine Students

Ms. Bonertz hosts Zoom sessions for absent/quarantined students on Wednesdays. This is an opportunity for students to check in, ask questions and request support while working on Canvas assignments from home. LINK:

https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/93911165768?pwd=cGZIaEtYZGRqak41b3dKMEZlZmFyZz09 

Meeting ID: 939 1116 5768     Passcode: 505614

X-C Running

Thank you to Coaches Mozen and Perkins for a great cross country running season! This season was a great success. We are proud of our runners and look forward to growing our team in the future. Congratulations to Reubin Williams, who took 5th place in the District! 

Make-Up Picture Day

Make-up Picture Day is Monday, October 25th. Online ordering will reopen; 3-4 weeks after picture day  packages, student ID cards & proof sheets for those without orders will arrive. All students photographed receive a Personalized Order Sheet showing their photo and Portrait ID/Access Code to log on & order on MyLifetouch.com. Ordering  is available the remainder of the school year.

Remember as it gets colder, we still go outside every day. Students must dress for the weather, staying in is not an option. Walkers and bikers should have reflective tape/gear as it gets darker, and students on wheels MUST wear helmets (Anchorage Municipal Code).


Have a great week!


Principal Mokelke  mokelke_adam@asdk12.org 

Admin. Assistant Biondich  biondich_sylvia@asdk12.org

(907) 742-9000   https://www.asdk12.org/stream


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Rapids Report 10-11-21

REPORT

October 11th, 2021

Dear STrEaM Families,

We have reached the final week of the first quarter. Remember there is NO SCHOOL this Friday and next! Second Quarter begins Monday, 10/18. 

We will continue to go outside every day, and eat lunch outdoors for safety, as it gets colder. Please remember to send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing and gear! 

This Week at STrEaM

  • Monday 10/11: XC Practice

  • Tuesday 10/12:  XC Practice

  • Wednesday 10/13: 

    • No boxing today

    • X-C Championships! Kincaid 1:30 

    • APC Meeting 5:30 PM on Zoom and Youtube

  • Thursday 10/14: End of Q1. Chromebook collection for updates. XC Party!

  • Friday 10/15: NO SCHOOL

Chromebook Collection & Update

Parents, please help facilitate Chromebook collection this week. We need Chromebooks plugged in and on the ASD network to update. 

Thursday 10/14 STrEaM will collect all student chrome books and chargers to plug in & connect to the ASD network for an update over the long weekend. Chromebooks will be re-issued Monday 10/18.

APC (Academic Policy Committee)

Our APC meets this Wednesday at 5:30 PM on Zoom, broadcast on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2eipBN3MQ-KKli89V8SVBA 

Two seats on our Academic Policy Committee are open. If interested in running for a seat on our board, contact Mrs. Biondich and plan to attend the APC meeting. 

Student-Led Conferences

ASA will hold Student-Led Conferences on Wednesday 10/20 and Thursday 10/21, from 

All visitors must wear masks inside the building at all times. This is both ASD and WBU policy. 

12:30 PM until 5:00 PM

  • We do not schedule conference times: drop in during at your convenience 

  • The intent is for students to present portfolios & take the lead on their learning. This is not a time for in-depth meetings with teachers: they are standing by to answer questions and offer support

  • You may schedule a meeting with teachers outside of conference times if needed  

COVID-19 Protocols & Updates

ASA has a part-time nurse (based at Highland Academy): Nurse Laura, foster_laura@asdk12.org 

Updates: 

  • ASD requires chaperones & volunteers to show proof of vaccination OR to provide negative results from a molecular COVID test within 48 hours from the time of the field trip. 

  • Keep ASD Symptom Free: Stay home & get tested if experiencing ANY symptoms

  • Masks required indoors, optional outside

  • All assignments are on Canvas. Quarantined students should also work on iReady & ALEKS for 30-45 minutes per day

  • To register as a Parent Observer on your child’s Canvas account, follow these steps

Zoom for Absent/Quarantine Students

Ms. Bonertz hosts Zoom sessions for absent/quarantined students on Wednesdays. This is an opportunity for students to check in, ask questions and request support while working on Canvas assignments from home. LINK:

https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/93911165768?pwd=cGZIaEtYZGRqak41b3dKMEZlZmFyZz09 

Meeting ID: 939 1116 5768     Passcode: 505614

X-C Running

Monday and Tuesday Practice:3:00-4:30. Wednesday: Championships @ Kincaid: 1:30-3:45. Runners do not go home at noon, they go right to the race on the bus. They must bring lunch to school on Wednesday!

Thursday: End of Season Celebration: 3:00-4:30

Letter with details for this week: Link  

Contact Coach Mozen mozen_howard@asdk12.org or phone: 907-302-0475 

Update on Picture Day

Make-up Picture Day is Coming to Anchorage STrEaM Academy Tuesday, October 25, 2021

Online ordering is currently closed. However it will reopen; 3-4 weeks after picture day the portrait packages that parents ordered will arrive. As will the student ID cards and proof sheets for those without orders.  

All students photographed will receive a Personalized Order Sheet showing their photo and Portrait ID/Access Code. With that information the parents can log on and place the order on MyLifetouch.com. The ordering for this is available for the remainder of the school year.


Have a great week!


Principal Mokelke  mokelke_adam@asdk12.org 

Admin. Assistant Biondich  biondich_sylvia@asdk12.org

(907) 742-9000   https://www.asdk12.org/stream


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Rapids Report for 10-4-21

 The Rapids Report

October 4th, 2021

Dear STrEaM Families,

Fall is here and the first quarter is nearing a close. This is the 8th week of school! Despite all the challenges of COVID and returning full time after a long delay, things are going very well at STrEaM. Our school culture is strong, positive and supportive, and students are engaged in learning. It may be cold outside, but we are still going outdoors to learn as well as play every single day. Remember to mark your calendars: there is NO SCHOOL the next THREE Fridays (10/8, 10/15, 10/22). 

This Week at STrEaM

  • Monday 10/4: Full day schedule, periods 1-7 X-C practice 3:00-4:30

  • Tuesday 10/5: MAP TESTING: READING.  X-C practice 3:00-4:30. 

  • Wednesday 10/6: Project Day, Advisory & Early Release. 

    • Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser- come get your wings!

    • X-C Meet at Kincaid (final meet before the Championships)

  • Thursday 10/7: MAP TESTING: MATH. X-C practice 3:00-4:30. 

  • Friday 10/8: NO SCHOOL- STrEaM Only (Wayland Fall Graduation) 

APC (Academic Policy Committee)

Two seats on our Academic Policy Committee are open. If interested in running for a seat on our board, contact Mrs. Biondich and plan to attend the APC meeting October 13th at 5:30 PM (Via Zoom).  

Student-Led Conferences

ASA will hold Student-Led Conferences on Wednesday 10/20 and Thursday 10/21, from 12:30 PM until 5:00 PM. We do not schedule conferences, drop in during these times at your convenience. The intent is for students to show parents portfolios, present their work and take the lead on their own learning. This is not a time for in-depth meetings with teachers: they are standing by to answer questions and offer support. You may schedule a meeting with teachers outside of conference times if needed.   

COVID-19 Protocols & Updates

ASA has a part-time nurse, shared with and based at Highland Academy, to assist in managing COVID reporting and response: Nurse Laura, foster_laura@asdk12.org 

  • ASD requires chaperones & volunteers to show proof of vaccination OR to provide negative results from a molecular COVID test within 48 hours from the time of the field trip. 

  • Keep ASD Symptom Free: Stay home & get tested if experiencing ANY symptoms

  • Masks required indoors, optional outside

  • All assignments are on Canvas. Quarantined students should also work on iReady & ALEKS for 30-45 minutes per day

  • To register as a Parent Observer on your child’s Canvas account, follow these steps

Zoom for Absent/Quarantine Students

Ms. Bonertz hosts Zoom sessions for absent/quarantined students on Wednesdays. This is an opportunity for students to check in, ask questions and request support while working on Canvas assignments from home. LINK:

https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/93911165768?pwd=cGZIaEtYZGRqak41b3dKMEZlZmFyZz09 

Meeting ID: 939 1116 5768     Passcode: 505614

X-C Running

Practice M, T, Th, 3:00-4:30. PICTURES MONDAY. NO PRACTICE FRIDAY. MEET on WEDNESDAY at KINCAID, 5:30 PM. 

Contact Coach Mozen mozen_howard@asdk12.org or phone: 907-302-0475 

Letter for this week: Link 

Update on Picture Day

Make-up Picture Day is Coming to Anchorage STrEaM Academy Tuesday, October 25, 2021

Online ordering is currently closed. However it will reopen; 3-4 weeks after picture day the portrait packages that parents ordered will arrive. As will the student ID cards and proof sheets for those without orders.  

All students photographed will receive a Personalized Order Sheet showing their photo and Portrait ID/Access Code. With that information the parents can log on and place the order on MyLifetouch.com. The ordering for this is available for the remainder of the school year.


Have a great week!


Thank you, 


Principal Mokelke  mokelke_adam@asdk12.org 

Admin. Assistant Biondich  biondich_sylvia@asdk12.org

(907) 742-9000   https://www.asdk12.org/stream