COVID 19 Response File Library

COVID 19 Response Announcements

  • NBHS - COVID19 Update 25 August 2020

    Nome-Beltz Middle High School will start the first week of school in the Red zone (August 25-28). Students will not attend classes on campus; teachers will be contacting parents and guardians with preliminary information and school updates on Tuesday, August 25th. On Friday, August 28, we will make home deliveries of packets with introductory materials. As more information is released, we will share our plans for next week. For the most current Covid-19 updates, please check our district website:


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  • 20 August 2020

    NPS Public Service Announcement

    The district was informed that a student athlete tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Effective immediately, all sports practices are suspended until further notice.

    In response to the growing cluster of cases in the City of Nome, and upon advice of NSHC and Public Health, please note the following changes for the start of school.

    Nome Elementary School - all children grades K-5 will be required to wear a face covering at school. Face coverings (masks or face shields) will be provided for any student who needs one; face coverings are on the school supply list. There is no change to the plans for the rolling start for Nome Elementary School students for the week of August 25th - families should expect contact from their child's teacher to schedule individual meetings.

    ACSA and NBHS will open in the RED (high risk) zone:

    Anvil City Science Academy - Families will be contacted to schedule individual meetings with their teachers the week of August 25th; teachers will share plans for student learning at that time. Students should NOT report to school except at their scheduled time.

    Nome-Beltz Middle/High School - families will be contacted regarding plans for student learning for the week of August 25th. Students should NOT report to school.


    Further information regarding food services and plans for the week of August 31st will be forthcoming shortly.


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  • Smart Start Plan - 12 AUG20


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  • Public Health Return to Work / School Guidlines - 06AUG20


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  • SMART START 2020

    Nome Public Schools Re-Opening Plan (Initial Plan as of 7/10/2020)

    As we plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, our guiding principles are 1) Prioritize safety of students and staff 2) Students in school for as many days possible for as long as possible and 3) efforts must be made to ensure equitable access to education for all students. We must balance the educational, social and emotional needs of our students with the need for a safe and healthy school and community. As health conditions evolve and more information is available, some areas of this plan may need to change. We will work to communicate school specifics and student details as we get closer to the first day of school. Our planning is based on guidelines from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), and we will work closely with our health partners at Public Health and the Norton Sound Hospital to anticipate shifts between Learning Models based on community case numbers and risk of community spread.

    NPS SmartStartPlan2020_07JUL20


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