COVID 19 Response File Library

COVID 19 Response Announcements

  • Grab-N-Go Meals 22NOV2020

    Greetings NPS Families! The District will be delivering Grab "n' Go Bags for student meals along the bus routes. Please read the following information carefully!

    1) The buses will depart Nome-Beltz at 10am and drive along each route (Red, Blue, Green) as follows:
    Red Route: Stops 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 16 (no stopping at 15, 14 or 25)
    Blue Route: Stops 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17

    Green Route: Stops 7a, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    All buses will then proceed to the elementary school and drop off leftover meals.

    2) Families who miss the bus stops can pick up meals at the elementary school from 11am until 1pm. There will be NO door to door delivery during the shutdown. Parents can pick up meals on behalf of their children - please make sure you know your child's LUNCH ID#.

    3) Due to the current school lunch program guidelines, we can ONLY provide meals to children who are currently enrolled in NES, ACSA or NBHS (this includes Nome@Home students). Staff on the buses will be checking off deliveries against our current rosters - please make sure children have their LUNCH ID# ready.

    4) The last day of each week the bags will contain weekend meals - these may be heavy for small children, so please plan accordingly.

    5) If the weather is severe enough, the buses will not run.

    Please feel free to call the school secretaries if you don't know your child's lunch ID# - NES 443-5299, NBHS 443-5201, ACSA 443-6207.

    A copy of the bus route is available here


    Jamie S. Burgess
    Superintendent, Nome Public Schools 907-443-6191


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  • Entering Red Phase (Remote Learning) 18NOV2020
    As a result of discussion with our Health Advisory Team, and due to the rapidly rising cases within Nome proper, the administration has made the difficult decision to close schools through the end of the semester. Effective Monday, November 23rd, schools will be closed to students.
    Over the next couple of days, teachers will be sharing information with students and parents regarding what to expect over the next several weeks. We have been preparing for this possibility all year long, and will be working hard to deliver the best possible distance learning experience for your students.
    Our highest priority is to keep our students safe, and we want to keep COVID-19 out of our schools. We ask our community members to reconsider holiday travel, and if they must travel, to please adhere closely to quarantine restrictions to keep our children and community safe. We are hopeful that this closure will assist in bringing our case numbers under control, and that we will be able to re-open to in-person learning for spring semester.
    We will update our community members regularly through our normal channels. Thank you in advance for your support - we love our children and are so grateful we have had our children in schools with their teachers over the past few months.
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  • 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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