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UPDATES REGARDING SCHOOL CLOSURES AND COVID-19    

The safety of Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program students, staff, strategic partners and those we love remains our highest priority. ANSEP and the University of Alaska are following protocols established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in response to COVID-19. The University health and emergency management teams are monitoring the status of the coronavirus pandemic and are following all recommendations from state and federal agencies.

In line with these recommendations and in the best interest of our ANSEP family, we have decided to postpone or cancel all components, special events, and gatherings through the end of June. Below is a list of impacted activities.

Session:                                                                                                                                                                                    Session Dates:                                                                                    Status:                                                                                                                                                                                                            

MSA MatSu Borough

  March 17 - 28 Postponed until further notice. We will work to reschedule.
     
MSA NSBSD & Ahtna Inc.   July 8 - 17 The April 3 application deadline is postponed until further notice
     
MSA Anchorage Area   July 8 - 17 The April 6 application deadline is postponed until further notice.
     
MSA Bering Strait & Nome   April 21 - May 1 Postponed until further notice. We will work to reschedule.
     
MSA Bristol Bay & Aleutian   May 26 - June 6

The March 20 selection notifications AND this session are postponed until further notice. We will work to reschedule these dates.

     
MSA AVCP Region   June 16 - 25 The March 23 application deadline AND this session are postponed until further notice. We will work to reschedule these dates.
     

STEM CE - All Sessions

  Summer 2020 

The April 17 selections notifications are postponed until further notice. We will work to reschedule. Please note, the Marine Sciences session is postponed until 2021.

     
STEM Ready KOTZ   June 8 - 12 Canceled 
     
STEM CE - Marine Sciences   June 15 - 19 Postponed until summer 2021
     
Acceleration Academy (Summer)   May 24 - June 26 Canceled
     
Acceleration Ready NWABSD   June 1 - 5 Canceled
     
Acceleration Ready ENGLISH Session 1   June 1 - 5 Virtual Delivery via Zoom
     
Acceleration Ready MATH Session 1   June 8 - 12 Virtual Delivery via Zoom
     
Acceleration Ready ENGLISH Session 2   June 15 - 19 Virtual Delivery via Zoom
     
Acceleration Ready MATH Session 2   June 22 - 26 Virtual Delivery via Zoom
     
Summer Bridge   May 26 - Aug 5 Canceled

 

ANSEP Facilities

The ANSEP Building, ANSEP Academy and ANSEP Acceleration facilities are all closed to students and staff. Students may contact ANSEP Regional Directors to request access to pick up belongings. https://www.ansep.net/about/our-team

 

Middle School Academy

All Middle School Academies through June are postponed. ANSEP will work directly with partners to discuss plans for rescheduling. 

 

Acceleration Academy (Mat-Su and Anchorage)

Students will resume classes virtually following the extended Spring Break on Monday, March 23. Weekly Friday meetings will resume virtually on March 27. Recitations and weekly Friday meetings will be held remotely using Zoom. Instructions for participating in Zoom recitations and weekly meetings will be sent to students via email. Communication with students and families will continue through the Remind App and email newsletters. 

There is no impact on 2020-21 student applicants. All interested students are encouraged to apply. ANSEP will respond to applicants in a timely manner.

 

Acceleration Ready

Acceleration Ready (NWABSD) has been canceled.
Acceleration Ready (Anchorage & Mat-Su) will transition from in-person sessions to virtual sessions and session dates are posted on the website. Multiple sessions will be offered through June.

 

Acceleration Academy (Summer) 
This session scheduled for May 24 – June 26 has been canceled. All applicants will be notified via email. 

 

Summer Bridge
All Summer Bridge activities have been canceled for 2020. All applicants will be notified via email and postal mail.

 

University Success 
Students will resume classes virtually following the extended Spring Break on Monday, March 23. Weekly Friday meetings will resume virtually on March 27. Recitations and weekly Friday meetings will be held remotely using Zoom. Instructions for participating in Zoom recitations and weekly meetings will be sent to students via email.

 

ANSEP Summer Jobs

ANSEP temporary positions (Youth Peer Mentors) will be limited for the summer, limited staff may be hired to assist with distance delivery of summer activities. ANSEP will not be hiring a Director of Summer Programs or Dorm Director. 

 

Contacts

Middle School Components – Director
Shaylyn (Yosty) Storms
systorms@alaska.edu
Middle School Components
Michael Bourdukofsky
mikeb@alaska.edu
Acceleration Components – Director
Michael Ulroan
mikeu@alaska.edu
Acceleration (Anchorage)
Janelle Sharp
jmsharp2@alaska.edu
Acceleration (Mat-Su)
Corissa Bernsten
ckberntsen@alaska.edu
University Components – Director
Audrey Alstrom
adalstrom@alaska.edu
Student Success
Mikayla Savikko
mtsavikko@alaska.edu