School Operations and Mass Testing Update (Resume Low Risk Operations/On-Site Learning on Monday, Feb 22)

Good Afternoon Everyone,

After our most recent conversation with BBAHC, the district will be resuming in-person student learning at the low-risk level beginning on Monday, Feb 22.

Next, during the mass testing event recently held at the school after the closure on Feb 3, approximately 350 tests were administered resulting in two positive cases.

We believe this outcome is a huge testament to our community and team’s mitigation strategies and look forward to seeing our students again on Monday.



School Closure Update (Extended through Feb 19)

Good Afternoon Everyone,

A short time ago, I met with BBAHC and Public Health to review the current state of the closure. Both entities agree that we should remain at High-Risk for the duration of this week as well as next week.

The intent is to resume in-person instruction on Monday, February 22 (Pending further information).

Please anticipate an update on February 17th or 18th regarding future actions.

Meal Pick-Up or Delivery Service Begins on Monday, February 8, 2021

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

In our efforts to continue supporting each of you at the highest level during these difficult times, we want you to
know that we are here for you. We will continue to make the best of this situation for you and your child(ren).

As such, please know that the DCSD will begin meal delivery service starting on Monday, February 8, 2021.

For specific details please see below:

• Meal Contents – Each meal consists of a shelf-stable breakfast, lunch and snack item
• Meal Delivery Information:
o Days – Monday through Friday
o Vehicles – School vans or bus (In HUD Subdivision)
o Locations & Times – Normal bus routes with approximate times listed on attached schedule
• Meal Pick-Up Information
o Location: Elementary School flagpole
o Times & Days: 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. – Monday through Friday
• Please bring a bag or backpack to carry the meals
• How should student(s) pick-up their meals?
o Approach the vehicle one at a time
o Keep 6 feet between yourself and other students
o Do not gather in large groups at the stop (vans/bus wait until everyone is served)
o Students should extend their bag and the items will be softly dropped into the bag

The times listed on the schedule are estimates, and we will adjust those as needed to improve our service
to you. If your child misses a delivery, please call Phil Hulett at (907) 842-6711, our Business Manager,
who is leading this effort, and he will ensure arrangements are made for your child to receive a meal.

COVID-19 Potential Exposure and School Closure

Good Evening DCSD Families,

Please know that the health and safety of our students and entire community are our first
priorities in all that we do, and we will be providing extensive support to each of you during this
time. With that in mind, we want to make you aware that your student may have been exposed to
COVID-19 on or around February 2nd.

We are working closely with BBAHC throughout this time and close contacts will be notified
directly by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and/or DCSD, if possible.

To support this safety effort, the buildings are closed to all students beginning Thursday,
February 4th. Virtual school will resume through, on-line only classes, beginning at various time
intervals on Tuesday, February 9th for MS/HS students and prior to or on Wednesday, February
10th for Elementary students. Each school will send out further communication in the upcoming
days. The district will continue to operate under the high-risk operation plan until further notice.

Next, to support our families, students and staff, BBAHC will conduct a mass testing event on
Sunday, February 7th from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M in the MS/HS Gymnasium. If your family
chooses to participate, BBAHC has asked that your students attend in the times/grade slots below
(Families with students in multiple grades may attend when it works best for them.):

10:00 A.M. – K through 3,
11:00 A.M. – 4 and 5,
12:00 Noon – MS, and
1:00 P.M. – HS

We will continue to share additional information as quickly as we are able to and will continue
operating with student and staff safety in mind.

Jason Johnson, Ed.D.
Dillingham City School District


Notice Letter

COVID-19 Operations Update – Remaining at High-Risk through Winter Break

COVID-19 Operations Update
Remaining at High Risk through Winter Break

Dear Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

First, we hope that you were able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving despite the uncertainties and unique environment impacting everyone.

Next, following our discussion with BBAHC yesterday, the district will remain at the “High-Risk” operations category that we are currently utilizing through Winter Break.

The district will meet with BBAHC on January 11th, to review the “Risk-Level,” and to make a determination on what the start of school will look like for students beginning January 18th. Once a determination is made, the district will share that information immediately.

January 18th will be the start of the second semester.

In closing, please know that we are extremely hopeful to be able to open our doors once again in January, that we miss having the students fill our halls each day and that we wish everyone an extremely joyful upcoming holiday season.

Jason R. Johnson, Ed.D.