APD Information: Illegal Use of Handheld Devices in School Zones

This APD NIXLE might be good information to pass along to parents.
As of June 20, 2019 handheld cell phone use is illegal in active school zones and/or upon school grounds. If caught violating this new ordinance, the fine is a big one: 6 points on driver’s license and a $500 fine. Here are the pertinent points to know regarding AMC 9.28.055(E)(1): 

  • This law is in effect 6am – 9pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • This law applies to all signed school zones where the speed limit is 25 mph.
  • This law applies to all school zones where there are temporary speed reductions to 20 mph or less (the school zones with the yellow flashing lights).
  • This law does NOT apply to vehicles that are stopped (ex: parked in a school parking lot) or if the mobile device is being used hands-free.
  • If a person in violation of this ordinance also causes a collision that results in injury or death, the penalty for this ordinance becomes a misdemeanor. 

Middle School Fall Sports Competitions

Dear Steller Fall Middle School Sports Families,
We are so happy to have your student back in school and participating in fall sports!  We hope you and your family have had an excellent summer.  The purpose of this communication is to notify you about an important change to the start times for Middle School Cross Country Running and Girls Basketball competitions.  

Due to a shortage of bus drivers this year, we are not able to start competitions directly following school as we have in the past.  For this Fall sports season, competitions will begin closer to 5:00 p.m.  We understand this change of time will be inconvenient for some families and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience ahead of time.  This change of start times only affects competition days; after school practice times will not change.  On competition days, participants will stay at school for supervised homework help and a short warm up prior to games to accommodate for the change in competition time.  

If this change of start time will make it impossible for your student to participate, please let your school know.  If you have paid a participation fee, this will be refunded.  Please contact your middle school if you have any questions.  

We are looking forward a positive competitive Fall sports season with your students, and we will see you on the running trail or on the basketball court very soon!
Thank you,
ASD Activities

P.S.  Any question, comments or concerns you can contact me at 742-4950,  Reed

Welcome Back, Steller Band!

Band members, I hope you had a great summer vacation.  Mine was fantastic.  The highlights are that I visited my 95 years old grandma, and that I climbed Mr. Fuji for the 5th time.

I have a great news for you already:  the enrollment is more than 30 this year, which is probably the largest ever for the history of Steller Band! I thank all of you for choosing band as your 1st hour elective.

Our first meet will be this Friday (8/23/19).  At this point, we will meet in the regular band relo. No instruments will be needed.  Just bring a pencil or pen.  It will be a Monday, 30 minute schedule. We will talk about the rules, concert dates, etc.  Send me emails if you have questions at toba_nobuo@asdk12.org.

Great things are expected to happen this year.  I will see you this Friday.  
Mr. Toba,
Band Director

Registration – Tuesday, August 20

Please be on time.  Students may enter the building 10 minutes prior to their start time and wait in the student lounge.  Students are expected to leave after completing  registration.  

The first half hour students will meet with their advisor and the second half will be physically registering.

Registration Schedule:
8th Grade     (8:00-9:00)
7th Grade     (9:00-10:15)
12th Grade   (10:15-11:15)
11th Grade   (11:15-12:15)
10th Grade   (1:00-2:00)
9th Grade     (2:00-3:00)

Gifted Mentorship Program

Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Would you like to explore a career and earn credit?  The Gifted Mentorship Program is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year until September 6th.  You must meet GPA, coursework, and standardized test score requirements to qualify.  Students spend 45-60 hours with a mentor in their field of interest and complete various assignments, including a final project.  Mentorships are available in many fields, including engineering and nursing.

The coordinator will be in the library during the first half of lunch on Monday August 26th, stop by for more information.

Volunteers needed- students and parents- Steller BBQ!

Volunteers needed- students and parents- and please join us for the Steller BBQ!
Thursday August 15th 5:00-7:30pm at Steller.

Volunteers needed to help with setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup.
Please email, text, or call Ann Mayo-Kiely if you’re able to help, and include when you’re available and your preferences: mayokiely@msn.com, 907-223-8204.

Thank you!!!

Important Nurse News to begin school

Hello and welcome to a new school year at Steller Secondary. The nurse is working to keep
your students’ medical history and shot records up-to-date to remain in compliance with the
State of Alaska’s requirements, but needs your help to do so. Please update your student’s
medical health history yearly and as necessary, so your child can continue to receive the best
nursing care. Review the information below and complete any required forms if it pertains to
your child. If you have completed medical forms during online registration, please print and
bring them in to the nurse’s office. The nurse does not have access to your online forms.
Immunizations Due – Some students will need an immunization booster shot prior to starting school and during the school year. Therefore, immunization must be administered by a provider and the documentation given to the nurse prior to attending classes. The State of
Alaska has a strict “NO SHOT, NO SCHOOL” policy.
Students with Religious exemptions must be renewed and notarized yearly. They must be
updated on or after July 1 and are effective July 1 – June 30. Previously completed religious
exemption forms will NOT be grandfathered.

… continue reading Nurse News

Course Schedule for Registration – August 20th

Please be on time.  You may enter the building 10 minute prior and wait in the student lounge. You are expected to leave after you have completed your registration. The first half hour you will be with your advisor and the second half, physically registering.

Registration schedule.

  • 8th grade (8:00-9:00)
  • 7th grade (9:00-10:15)
  • 12th grade (10:15-11:15)
  • 11th grade (11:15-12:15)
  • 10th grade (1:00-2:00)
  • 9th grade (2:00-3:00)

Click here for the Fall Course Schedule 2019