Homer area school announcements

Homer area school announcements

Retirement announcements

Jeri McLean of Paul Banks Elementary School is retiring after 31 years. The school asks community members to help staff celebrate by sending their favorite memories of McLean to the school, or emailing them to epederson@kpbsd.org.

Becky Paul, a fourth grade teacher at West Homer Elementary School, is also retiring. She arrived in Alaska in 1978, beginning her career in special education at Nikolaevsk School.

“I am grateful for you and our time of working together to teach your child in a new and never-before experienced way,” Paul wrote in a letter to parents. “It is my hope that we will be able to come back together at the end of May to celebrate the end of this year at West Homer Elementary.”

Paul is returning to the Lower 48 to be closer to her parents, children and grandchildren during this uncertain time.

”I will be joining the ranks of snowbird in order to spend time with those I hold close and time in the beauty of Kachemak Bay,” Paul wrote in her letter of retirement to the school district.

Homer Flex School

Classes continue to meet daily online. Please have your student contact their teachers or the office with questions.

Paul Banks Elementary School

Paul Banks Elementary’s kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is online this year. More information and the online registration packet, can be found on the school website at https://paulbankselementary.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/new-student-registration/. If you have any questions, please email kcountiss@kpbsd.org.

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