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Japanese Immersion Planning Session

November 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Attention Japanese Immersion Families!

As many of you know, the school board is proposing to cut the high school immersion programs which would be a disservice to all our children’s education. This decision could be made as early as DECEMBER! So what can we do?!

Please attend our planning session on Monday, 14 November, 2022 at 6:30 at the Sand Lake library. At the meeting, we intend to discuss how we can best mobilize and coordinate a response in support of the immersion programs. Other schools such as Government Hill and O’Malley have already met, so let’s show our LION PRIDE (pun intended)!

If your unable to make it, don’t fret, here are other ways you can get involved –

1) Email: Send emails NOW to the School Board Members and Superintendent Bryantt: individually or to all members

at schoolboard@asdk12.org.

2) Testify: We need your voice and your student’s voice to be heard. At previous meetings, hearing directly from students proved to be a powerful influence. Please encourage your child to testify and please testify yourself. You must sign up to testify prior to 15 November, but the number of speakers is limited.

3) Attend: Show Immersion support by attending the 15 November School Board Meeting at 6:00pm. This is the last meeting for November, and the school board will be making key decision in December.


Please let me know if you have other ideas or strategies to help counter the proposed cuts, we’re all ears!


Whitney Wigren



November 14, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Sand Lake Elementary School
7500 Jewel Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99502 United States
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