College Board and Khan Academy Will Offer Free SAT Test Prep

Khan Academy is partnering with the College Board so all students who want to go to college can prepare for the redesigned SAT at their own pace, at no cost. By spring 2015, students will have access to interactive learning tools that give them practice and diagnose their gaps. Students taking the SAT in the 2014-2015 school year can start practicing today with hundreds of previously unreleased math, reading, and writing questions from real SATs and more than 200 videos that show step-by-step solutions to each question. See


April Campaign at Best Beginnings Illustrates How Much Words Count

Families across Alaska are part of a widespread effort this month to focus on how daily interactions with their children can help prepare them for success in life. Building on increased media coverage of “the 30-million word gap” -- a landmark study that found that by age three, children in higher-income families had heard 30 million more words than children in low-income families -- Alaska nonprofit Best Beginnings decided to focus attention and resources on helping families close the gap.
“You can’t close the gap by hurling words at children or sitting them in front of a television. What counts is verbal interaction—talking, singing, reading and playing with young children. That’s why we created Words Count and are concentrating our efforts this April to help families find easy and meaningful ways to connect,” said Best Beginnings Executive Director Abbe Hensley.
Words Count was launched to encourage parents to talk, sing, read, and play with their young children every day. “The more words children are exposed to in their first few years, the better they fare in school and in life,” Hensley added.
Words Count activities, as well as related partnerships, will be promoted throughout the state this month, including: statewide airing of Words Count videos online and in movie theatres; daily social media outreach with tips, activities and resources; a photo and story contest encouraging families to share how words count in their homes; and other downloadable items including conversation starters at
These activities coincide with other important statewide observances. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and April 6 through 12 is the Week of the Young Child. Working with local partners on activities centered on these happenings, Words Count will have links to related events and resources.
Visit for more info and to subscribe to Best Beginnings e-newsletter, and connect on Facebook at

April Menu Online

The April lunch & breakfast menu is online.  You can find it under the  "parents & students" tab or simply click here.

Parent Conferences & Early Release Coming Up

We will hold parent conferences on Monday & Tuesday April 7 and 8.  Monday's conferences will be from 6-8pm, Tuesday's will be from 2:30 - 4:30. School will be dismissed at 2:30 on those days.


Monday will be an early release day, and state testing will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Grades 4, 8 and 10 will also take a science test next Friday.  Please be sure you are coming to school well rested and have a healthy breakfast. 


Individuals interested in applying for classified positions (coaches, cooks, substitute teachers, custodians, classroom aides,etc.) should download the classified employee application below this posting.

Individuals interested in certified positions (teachers, administrators, etc) should compete an application with Applitrack (available below). 



Apply For A Job:

For more information, contact June Jaidinger, Administrative Assistant, Bristol Bay Borough School District, P.O. Box 169, Naknek, Alaska 99633. Phone: 246-4225. BRISTOL BAY BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Upcoming Early Release Dates (update)

The next early release is on Tuesday March 25 followed by Monday March 31.  The remaining early release dates will be Monday & Tuesday April 7 & 8 (parent conference days), April 15, May 6 and May 20.

Open Gym with Parks & Recreation Department

The Borough Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring open gym after school; we hope to continue this through the end of the year.  This will be for elementary students on Wednesdays and Fridays and middle/high school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Seeking Feedback on Proposed Calendars

We have prepared three proposed calendars for the upcoming school year. Please let us know which calendar you prefer, and why.  You can provide feedback via email, a phone call, or simply dropping by the school and letting us know what you think.  A final calendar will be determined at the April 8 school board meeting.


The calendars are available for download via the links below. In addition to using the filename to distinguish them, there is a v1, v2, or v3 at the end of the title on the calendar itself.

Class Photographs March 26

On Wednesday March 26th Northern Exposures Photography will have photographs taken of students for their class group photo.  This is a composite photograph taken in front of a green screen and will only show from the chest up on each student.

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