Stedman Bulletin for February 28th


~Important Dates~


28th OPT OUT School Climate Connectedness Survey (Grades 3rd, 

4th, and 5th)


1st School Climate Connectedness Survey (Grades 3rd, 4th, and 


2nd 8:00-2:45 School Day: Conferences 4:00-8:00pm

3rd 8:00-12:00 School Day: Conferences 2:00-6:00pm

3rd Movie: Alaska Nets

Made in Metlakatla and Southeast Alaska 

10th 8:00-2:45 School Day (Thursday)

11th-18th Spring Break


21st “Fry Bread” Literacy Event

Time: 3:45

Where? Lunchroom

28th 5th Grade Play Performance ~ Students Only

29th 5th Grade Play Performance ~ Parents Only

“Read Across America”

In honor of Dr Seuss’s Birthday we have a week of celebration

Monday 28th ~Oh the Places You Go~

Dress up as your future career.

Tuesday 1st ~Fox in Socks~

Dress-up in your favorite socks.

Wednesday 2nd ~If I Ran The Zoo~

Dress-up in your favorite animal something….

Thursday 3rd ~Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book~

Bring your pajamas to school, maybe with a favorite stuffy too!

Friday 4th ~Hop On Pop~

Popcorn and Bubblegum

~2021-2022 School Year~

Preschool Schedule

Tuesday-Friday 8:00-12:00

Kindergarten Schedule

Monday-Thursday 8:00-1:15

Friday 8:00-12:00

1st - 5th Grade Schedule

Monday - Thursday 8:00-2:45

Friday 8:00-12:00

~After School Clubs~

After School Recess

M-Th 3:00-3:45 (Ms. Rocky & Ms. Audra)

Friday 12:00-1:00 (Ms. Rocky, Mr. Brock & Ms. Marifern)

Homework Busters - Ms. Marketa (All Grades) M-Th 3:00-3:45

New ~ Chess Club - Stacey Eilenberger as a volunteer 

(Grades: 2-5) MONDAY 3:00-3:45

Students Council - Mr. K/Mrs. Wilkes (Grades: 3-5) THURSDAY 3:00-3:45

4 Square Club - Mrs. Wilkes/Mr. K 

(Grades: 3-5)  TUESDAY 3:00-3:45

No sign-up required, just show up at the intermediate covered 

area after eating snack in the cafeteria

Lego Club - Mrs. Miller (Grades: 3-5) 

WEDNESDAY 3:00-3:45

Parents must sign their student up, please let the office know

Please like Petersburg School District on Facebook

~Swim Schedule~

Swim: Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel

Week of February 28th

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Martin

9:30-10:15 Mrs. VW and Mrs. Wilkes

10:15-11:00 Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Wilkes

11:45-12:30 Ms. Curtiss + 6 from Mrs. Allison (See Mrs. Allison’s Newsletter)

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Willis

1:15-2:00 Mr. Bryner


~PE Schedule~

PE: Students will need athletic type shoes, no slip-ons or sandals.

Week of February 28th

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Midkiff

9:30-10:15 Mr. Eddy

10:15-11:00 Mr. K

11:45-12:30 Mrs. Eddy + 6 Mrs. Allison (See Mrs. Allison’s Newsletter)

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Mullen

1:15-2:00 Mrs. Brock


School Climate and Connectedness Survey will be approaching. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be completing the survey at school. The survey measures student perceptions of: school safety, expectations for learning, school leadership & student involvement, caring adults, respectful climate, how peers treat each other, connections between school and the community, and observations of student risk behaviors at school and school events. Families are also encouraged to complete the survey. Links for the family survey will be sent out soon for completion or come visit the Stedman Library before or after your child’s conference on March 2nd or 3rd to fill out the survey.


~Continuing News~

 Yearbook Orders You can now order your student's Stedman Elementary School yearbook! The Remember Me Yearbooks online store will be open through 4/15/2022. Each book costs $10.00.

To order your yearbook, follow these steps:

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your access key: N2QYJNWKM7

  3. Enter your student's details and choose your quantity

  4. Proceed with checkout and place your order

  5. After placing your order, you will receive an email confirmation


~News From the Lunchroom~


The Petersburg School Board has approved our school as a “Universal Breakfast” school. This means we will be serving most students breakfast in their classrooms. Kindergarten students will be served breakfast in the cafeteria for routine and structure. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade will be served breakfast in the cafeteria due to morning interventions in those grade levels. Some breakfast options they may see are cinnamon roll, cereal, bagel bites, string cheese, sausage, english muffin, yogurt with granola, and Pop Tarts.


All students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria Mon-Thur. On Fridays, K-2nd eat in the cafeteria, 3rd will eat in their classroom, 4th and 5th will be provided a lunch at noon to either eat in the cafeteria or take with them on the bus, to swim team, etc. 


Recess/Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten      11:15-11:35    Recess              11:35-11:55   Lunch

1st Grade              10:50-11:10  Recess             11:10-11:30   Lunch

2nd  Grade       11:05-11:25   Recess        11:25-11:45   Lunch

3rd Grade 11:40-12:00 Recess 12:00-12:20 Lunch

4th Grade 11:30-11:50   Recess 11:50-12:10 Lunch

5th Grade 12:20-12:40 Recess 12:40-1:00   Lunch


Want to come have lunch with your child? Please email & or call and leave us a message for whichever day you’d like to come and join. 

Lunch Menu:

Monday 2/28 Asian Chicken and Rice

Tuesday 3/1 White Bean Chicken Soup

Wednesday 3/2 Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday 3/3 Turkey Sandwich

Friday 3/4 Cheesy Bread with Marinara Sauce

~News From the Counselor~

Newsletter from our Counselor. Mrs. Etcher works with all grades on social emotional skills, and she would like to share a monthly newsletter with families. The idea is to keep everyone updated on lessons she is teaching each month. Website:

~Safety Information~

Important safety information: When dropping students off at the playground end, please note that there is a designated drop-off area marked by the side of the playground fence and green cones. Vehicles enter the area following the arrows and drop off students between the cones and the fence. Students go directly to the playground area, and vehicles immediately drive through and exit, alleviating congestion and keeping the area safe. If you wish to escort your child or wait and watch your child enter the school, you will need to find a parking spot. Thank you for helping us keep all students safe.

~Happy Birthday to Who?~

We would like to wish the following students a Happy Birthday!  Birthdays are recognized during morning announcements, and each student also receives a special certificate and a Scholastic Book from the birthday shelf.



2/2 Tavyn C. 

2/2 Thora H. 

2/5 Kaleb D. 

2/6 Addison F.

2/6 Cedar L. 

2/7 Linda C. 

2/7 Pennie G. 

2/9 Mrs. Cabral

2/11 Mrs. Wilkes

2/14 Helmi V. 

2/14 Emilia M. 

2/16 Kaliyah M. 

2/17 Rosalie S. 

2/23 Mrs. Midkiff

2/24 Ella C. 

2/25 Ms. Marketa  

2/25 Koven S. 

2/28 Mrs. Wittstock

2/28 Gavin O. 

2/28 Izabella H.


3/4 Kylie G. 

3/4 Jackson Z. 

3/6 Tymber M.

3/6 Brenda G. 

3/7 Harper M. 

3/8 Joe H.  

3/11 Jackson K.  

3/19 Mrs. Brock

3/24 Mrs. Cotta

3/27 Lachlan B.

3/28 Charlotte N. 

3/29 Kendyl L. 

See You Soon,

Mrs. Conn

~PSD Mitigation Plan~

Petersburg School District Covid protocols updated February 8, 2022


**Universal Mitigation Measures:  Ventilation/air purifying units, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, symptom-free policy, N95 caliber masks available upon request, students and staff encouraged to receive COVID vaccine and booster, if eligible**

Masking is required upon entry to all schools, regardless of status.  Nurse Oppenheim will provide information to staff members/classrooms regarding status each day to determine masking levels in classrooms.  


Red - Universal Masking-Goes into effect when:

Primary (K-5): 4 or more classrooms have a positive case

Secondary (MS/HS): 3 or more students are positive, building-wide

Masking is required on buses, per federal statute.

Masking is required for spectators at all indoor extracurricular events, per Region 5 rules.    


Yellow - Limited Optional Masking-Goes into effect when:

Primary (K-5): 3 or fewer classrooms have a positive case

  • Masking on the move:  masks in hallways, masks in shared spaces (library), masks in mixed group sessions.  Within individual classrooms, masks may be removed by students and staff.  Students and staff may continue to wear a mask at any time if they choose. 

  • When a child or staff member in a classroom tests positive and has been at school while infected: the classroom moves to STRICT universal masking for 10 days after exposure; test kits will be sent home with families to test at home; strict symptom monitoring; if sick, stay home.

Secondary (MS/HS): 2 or fewer students are positive, building-wide.

  • Masking on the move:  masks in hallways, masks in shared spaces (auditorium, etc.).  Within individual classrooms, masks may be removed by students & staff while seated and spacing of 3’ is possible.  Students and staff may continue to wear a mask at any time if they choose. 

  • Deciding when/where mask removal is possible will be guided by the teacher and will be based on common sense and logic with the understanding that some classrooms will not accommodate mask removal. Not all students will have the same opportunity to remove masks during the day simply because of their schedule/size of classrooms.  


Below you will find information regarding procedures for what to do if you:

  1. Test positive for Covid-19.

  2. Have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 at school.

  3. Are planning to travel on Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Ferry System.


If You Test Positive for COVID-19 

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 full days isolating away from others.  Day 0 is the day of a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your test specimen was collected. If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days.

  • If you have no symptoms after 5 days, you may return to school on day 6. 

  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days upon returning to school.

*Individuals must be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning. 


If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 at school

  • You will be notified via email/ ONE CALL if the exposure was at school.

  • Monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure / Stay home if sick.

  • Daily at-home antigen testing before school for 5 consecutive days. Students can come to school as long as they are testing at home.

  • Recommended PCR test on day 5 (Call PMC  to schedule test 907-772-5788).

  • If you have symptoms at any time, quarantine and take an antigen test or schedule a PCR test at PMC.

  • The school must be notified of any positive test results.  Negative test results do not need to be reported and are not tracked.

  • Close contacts from the same household quarantine at home for 5 days or return to school and test daily at home every morning for 10 days.


If you plan to travel or have returned from travel

  • Contact the school office to pick up your free at-home antigen test kits (as supplies are available).

  • Daily at-home antigen testing  before school for 5 consecutive days upon return.  Students can come to school as long as they are testing at home.

  • Recommended PCR test on day 5 after your return (Call PMC  to schedule test 907-772-5788).

  • The school must be notified of any positive test results.  Negative test results do not need to be reported and are not tracked.


**Regardless of vaccination status, If you develop symptoms at any time get a test and stay home.  Symptoms may include:

  • A temperature of 100.4 or greater in the last 72 hours

  • Cough or Sore Throat or Shortness of Breath 

  • Chills, Muscle Pain Runny or Stuffy Nose 

  • Headache, Vomiting, or Diarrhea 

  • New Loss of Taste or Smell 


Any questions regarding this information can be directed to the Petersburg School District Nurse or the School Office  at 1-877-526-7656. Request Home Covid Test Kits Here with this online form.