Director's Corner


Emergency Closure Notice For

Cook Inlet Native Head Start



September 24, 2021



Dear Parents, Staff, and Stakeholders of CINHS,



The Cook Inlet Native Head Start administration has decided to call an emergency closure for all classrooms and family programming from September 27 through October 8, 2021. During this time, staff will continue to report to work for deep cleaning, curriculum building, lesson plan development, training, and virtual health updates pertaining to child records, etc. In addition, CINHS is sending home a two-week supply of nutritional food items and educational activities for children.


This emergency closure is being implemented, despite our strict mitigation procedures, based on the increasing number of COVID-1 9 positive cases in both staff and children in the last two weeks. In addition, many children and non-vaccinated staff are in quarantine due to positive exposures. It is important  to  know that our community and state are the highest in the nation as far as the infection rate per 100,000 people. Our hospitals are at  or beyond capacity, and the threat of crisis care standards being implemented in our hospitals remains ever present. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our families and staff, but the health and safety of our children, families, and staff remain our highest priority.


Classrooms will be closed from 9/27/21 - 10/8/21. Classrooms reopen on Monday, October 11 1 2021.



Ukudigaasada (Be Healthy/Be Safe ,


Ethan (Qanglaagi ) Petticrew