Summer School is AWESOME!

Starts June 10th!

Attention CRSD MEP Families!

Our first session has begun! If you are enrolled in summer school, please arrive by 9:00 AM on Monday - Thursday. Please see the attached Welcome Letter regarding the schedule and our expectations.

Session 1: June 10-20, 2024

Session 2: July 1-11, 2024

Session 3: July 22-August 1, 2024

2024 Session 1 Summer School Bus Schedule

CRSD Students

SURVEY TIME

END OF YEAR QUESTIONNAIRE

EXTENDED Deadline 7/28/24

The Migrant Program wants to know how to better serve you and see what your goals are. To date: We have only rec'd 12 response. Please help increase this number!

*2024 MEP END OF YEAR QUESTIONNAIRE (ONLINE SURVEY)

*2024 MEP END OF YEAR QUESTIONNAIRE (PDF)

Dear Migrant Program Parents/Guardians,

CRSD is conducting a new survey to help identify the greatest needs of Migrant students. This is your time to shine! Please help us determine what services you want to see happen next year and help us obtain the very best results. 

Surveys will remain open through July 28, 2024.

We value your opinion.

5.23.24 CRSD IE Student Banquet

5.23.24 CRSD IE Student Banquet In Honor of Dorothy Shinn

How are the Literacy Nights Influencing Your Child(ren)?

How are the Literacy Nights Influencing Your Child(ren)?

If you attended one of our MEP Family Literacy Nights this school year, we want to hear how the literacy nights are influencing your child(ren) at home and we want to hear your input. What can we do better?

You may print out the paper survey below under Migrant Forms and return it to the school, email it to
ahicks@crsd.us OR complete the survey ONLINE.

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Migrant Education Program (MEP)

HOURS: 8:30 am - 5 pm | MAIN PHONE: 907.822.8556 | FAX: 907.822.3949

WHAT IS THE MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM?

The Copper River School District’s Migrant Education Program is federally funded and provides activities, services, and resources for migrant students and their families.

The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

DOES YOUR FAMILY PARTICIPATE IN:

Subsistence Fishing, Commercial Fishing, Subsistence Berry Picking,

Logging, Cannery Work, Agricultural or Farm Work

If so, your family may qualify for the program

CONTACT

Federal/State Programs Coordinator

Ashley Marion Hicks

ahicks@crsd.us

Phone 907.822.8556 

Fax 907.822.3949

P.O. Box 108, 1976 Aurora Drive, Glennallen AK 99588

Ashley Marion Hicks

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOR THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET CURRENT INFORMATION ON MIGRANT EVENTS:

fb.me/CRSDMigrantEdProgram

Did you know?

The CRSD MEP is designed to serve ALL qualifying families (which includes ALL ethnicities) who participate in fishing, berry picking, logging, farming and/or cannery work.

CRSD MEP is also seeking current, former or retired teachers to be hired as TUTORS. Help us find potential tutors! For more details, contact ahicks@crsd.us

We have a NEW MEP Parent Advisory Council! Want to serve and provide valuable input? Let us know!

Migrant Education Services can include:

  • FREE HOT LUNCH (Glennallen School ONLY)

  • TUTORING SUPPORT

  • FREE BOOKS/MAGAZINES/LITERATURE

  • SCHOLARSHIPS TO HELP PAY FOR CLASS FEES, SPORTS FEES & GEAR 

  • FREE WINTER GEAR 

  • FREE HYGEINE KITS (BASED ON NEED)

  • FREE PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN LEARNER KITS

  • DEVICE CHECKOUTS FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

  • SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES

  • EXPANDED TUTORIALS AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

  • FREE EYEGLASSES

Who is a CRSD Migrant Student?

A child from birth to age 21

  • Has not completed and received a high school diploma

  • Has moved across school district boundaries on his own, with, or to join a family member who participates in seasonal, temporary moves for:

    • Commercial fishing or fishing activities (including shrimping, crabbing, and clamming) for the purpose of producing food for a family's use and needs.

    • Berry picking for the purpose of producing food for a family's use and needs.

    • Agricultural Industry

    • Logging Industry

    • Fish processing (cannery work)

  • Has moved within the last 36 months.

  • This also includes:

    • Not yet school aged children (Birth to four years old)

    • Preschool students

    • Homeschool Students

    • Out of School Youth

Next Steps?

To see if your student may qualify fill out the on-line survey

  • Gather dates.

    • Because eligibility is determined by seasonal moves and the economic need for those moves in and out of Copper River School District boundaries, our recruiters will be asking for calendar dates as part of the interview.

    • Ask Recruiter for a Fillable PDF of the 2024 MEP Calendar

For more information about eligibility please call 907.822.3234 extension 1256 or email ahicks@crsd.us

What happens next?

  • Families are interviewed by our Recruitment Staff to begin the process of determining eligibility.

  • A Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is completed in the office and sent to the parent for verification and signature.

  • When the signed COE is received by our office, the eligibility information is reviewed by the state Migrant Education Office.

  • Families are notified of eligibility. If eligible, appropriate services begin.

MIGRANT ED OPPORTUNITIES

HELP IDENTIFY THE GREATEST NEEDS OF MEP STUDENTS BY COMPLETING THE ANNUAL SURVEY & NEEDS ASSESSMENT - DUE APRIL 30TH

DON'T MISS OUT! Participants who complete the survey gets entered to receive a $25 gift certificate!

Click to complete---> Parent Survey Staff Survey

Contact CRSD MEP if you would like assistance or more info!

Seeking VOLUNTEERS to serve on a Parent Advisory Council!

Must commit to meeting quarterly, provide advice/assistance, and help the school attain its goal of providing each child with the best education possible.

Email ahicks@crsd.us a letter of interest.

Seeking Migrant Photos and Publication Ideas for NEW and UPCOMING newsletter!

Migrant family

MEP Literacy Night

Migrant Students at Culture Camp: Alena George-Goodlataw and Illo Knighten

Migrant Announcements for Academic Year 2023-24

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MIGRANT ED GALLERY

Gigi Photo Credit: Becky Schwanke

Photo Credit: Rebecca Schwanke

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MEP student: Caden Schwanke

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MEP Student Caden Schwanke with his buddy

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MEP Student Wearing her new glasses, purchased by CRSD MEP.

MEP Student proudly wearing NEW glasses purchased by CRSD MEP.

MARA AND DEZ

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Video was created on: August 19, 2019.

*Please note, some changes have taken place since the creation of this video. Hot Lunch is FREE for ALL MEP STUDENTS.

Ms. Hicks and Dez'aiah Martin cleaning blueberries, preparing to store it away for later use during the long, cold winters.

Blueberries provide many snacks and meals. It is used in desserts, recipes, jams, sauces and syrups. Blueberries are essential to the needs of Migrant families in Alaska.