Wearing face masks inside Juneau’s public schools is optional as of Monday, but some students and staff are still choosing to wear them for a variety of reasons.
Police are investigating. After KTOO contacted the Anti-Defamation League for comment, the organization said it would reach out to Dzántik’i Héeni to offer support.
Registration is expected to open at noon on Thursday, pending federal approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids age 5 to 11.
Students, teachers and administrators say they’re happy to be back in person.
A group of researchers and emergency management experts hiked into the area to assess the risk Thursday morning.
“I had a lot less fear than I would’ve because both of my grandmothers told me their smallpox and polio stories of how they got vaccinated for those, and those sounded a lot scarier,” one 12-year-old student said.
After all the learning challenges this year brought on, Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School teacher calls the win a ‘glimmer of hope.’
The statewide union that represents correctional officers is still waiting for more information from the Department of Corrections after asking for help finding temporary housing for officers.
Juneau middle schoolers traveled to Western Alaska last month as part of a sister school exchange that aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural Alaska.
The Juneau Police Department searched for Micah Nelson for more than 10 days following an alleged narcotics sale that resulted in a Juneau man being sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound. After police located him on Sunday, Nelson turned himself in.