• What's Howling at Trailside?

    From the Principal
    Dear Trailside Families;
    March is here and with that comes spring break and longer days.  I, for one, look forward to spring break and enjoy the longer days so I can get outside and walk my dogs in the evenings, instead of in the morning.  Once spring break is over, the fourth quarter seems to go by very quickly.  Spring break is from the 7th of March through the 11th.  Students do not have school on the 4th of March due to teachers finishing report cards that day.  So no school March 4-13, see you on the 14th!
    Please take the time to share what we are doing great and ways in which we can improve by completing the parent climate and connectedness survey.  You can copy and paste or click the link to access the survey: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/aasb/asdfamily. As a part of this process, we will also be getting feedback from students. Our 3-6 grade students will complete this survey in the classroom with their teachers.  The information provided helps to set goals for the following year and determines needs within the school.  It is also great to share the positive comments that come from the surveys too.  
    February 28th, we moved to optional masking within the school setting.  Anyone that comes to the school can choose to mask or not.  Staff will not be required to mask within the school setting either.  Please note, it would not be feasible for teachers to monitor student masking within the classroom, so please talk with your students if you wish to have them mask within the school.  It will be the responsibility of the students to uphold your requests within the school setting.  The optional masking will also pertain to before and after school activities that are run by ASD staff.  Bus riders, due to federal mandates, will still be required to mask when on a bus.  If your child tests positive for COVID, they are required to stay home for the 5 days, and then they need to mask at school for days 6-10 per new ASD requirements.  
    When we return from spring break, we will begin preparing for our statewide testing to take place during the testing window of March 28 - April 29, 2022.  The new state assessment is called the Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR).  The content areas that will be testing are English Language Arts and Mathematics.  The tests will be for students in grades 3-9 with 5th graders also taking a Science test.  If you are interested in looking at support resources for families by grade level you can click the link below and choose the grade level and it will show you a tutorial and some practice tests.  AK STAR Student Readiness Support Resources for Families - by grade - DEED.
    I hope everyone can do something fun and enjoyable during the spring break.  Please reach out if you have questions.  
    Heather Jones, Principal
    Trailside Elementary School
       Mrs. Jones


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  • Winter Family Fun Night

  • Trailside Triathlon 2022

  • Order your Year Book Here- Due by March 14, 2022

  • Trailside Spirit Gear Online Orders

  • Read A-Thon

  • "Thank you to the 2021-2022 Corporate Sponsors of Trailside PTA!"

  • Membership Hub for PTA

  • PTA Meeting Schedule for 21/22 School Year

  • Lost and Found

  • Mural for the Apple Orchard

  • Pre-School Application

  • After School Pick-Up

  • Nurse Donna- Update

  • Check-Out Whats New!

  • Climate Connectedness

  • Breakfast & Lunch Menus

  • Student Council-News Spirit days and Holiday Happenings


  • PE News- Mr. Leiser

  • Health News-Mrs. Fuller

  • Student Council-Officers

  • No-School

  • Kaladi Coffee Orders- PTA Sponsored

  • Trailside Elementary Contacts

    Main Office 742-5500 |  Heather Jones, Principal  |  Patricia Erickson, Admin. Assistant  |  Karen Donaldson, Secretary/Registrar  | 24-hour Attendance Line  742-5500 |  Nurse –Donna Wilson 742-5501  |  Cafeteria Manager – Deloris Wiita- 742-5533, café_Trialside@asdk12.org