Point Higgins Elementary School

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  • Atten Parents If you've never set up a parent portal account in Power School and you need your parent ID and password please contact the PHE office at 247-1500 or email laurie.northrup@k21schools.org.

    In the near future our school district plans to open online registration and you'll be able to update your phone number, address, contacts, and more from the parent portal.

    Setting up a parent account allows you to add funds to your child's lunch account, check the balance, as well as view grades and assignments.  




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  • Maples1

    Maples with Mom

    (AKA Donuts) 

    Wednesday, Jan. 30th


    Sign up sheets will be sent home with students this week and are due back to your child's teacher on or before January 25th. 

    Click here to download a sign up form.



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  • preschool

    Preschool Screening 2019-20

    April 3rd, 4th, and 5th

    We will begin accepting Preschool Screening Applications between February 1st - March 15th.  

    Your application must include a copy of your child's immunization record and birth certificate to be complete.  

    Application Packets will be available in the office and posted to our website the last week of January.

    *Preschool Acceptance and placement will be a needs based team decision.



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  • Dress for the Weather
    Rainy Recess
    Students will be going outside for recess on all but the very worst weather days. 
    Please be certain that your child is prepared for wet or snowy weather with a warm coat, boots and gloves.

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  • Peaks

    PEAKS (Testing) Schedule 

    April 9th - 19th, 2019

    If possible, please avoid scheduling appointments or vacations around these testing dates & times.

    Testing:  9:00-11:00am

    4/9 - 3rd grade, ELA

    4/10 - 3rd grade, Math 

    4/11 - 4th grade, ELA

    4/12 - 4th grade, Math

    4/15 - 4th grade, Science

    4/16 - 5th grade, ELA

    4/17 - 5th grade, Math

    4/18 - 6th grade, ELA

    4/19 - 6th grade, Math


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School News & Events

  • Parent Education
    KGBSD Presents 2019 Parent Education Night
    (Targeting 6th-12th grade parents)
    "Surviving Their Adolescence"
    Topics include: Adolescent brain, Mindfulness, Child Internet Safety, and More!
    February 4th and 5th
    5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Ketchikan High School Auditorium

    Congratulations to the PHE Spelling Bee Winners!
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    1st Place - Eli 
    2nd Place - Ronan
    3rd Place - Sam

    KGBSD School Board Welcomes Your Input
    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District would like your input regarding several topics critical to the development of the District's new Strategic Plan.  This survey is being administered by the Association of Alaska School Board's Development team on behalf of our District and takes about 10 minutes to complete.  The School Board will be conducting pre-strategic planning on January 29-30, 2019 and they'd like as much feedback from the community as possible.  Thank you!

    The Point Higgins property (playground and surrounding area) is also used by community members on weekends and evenings.  School personnel does their best to keep our shared public use areas as clean as possible.  At any rate, please talk to your children at home about the importance of not picking up any trash or items left on the grounds the night before.  Our staff will continue to be vigilant of the many possible safety hazards that could be found in a public area.  Sometimes a student will spot something before an adult.  With your cooperation, we can teach our children to notify an adult if they see something that doesn't belong.  Thank you.

    Congratulations to December Students of the Month!  
    Theme: Relationship Skills
    *Relationship skills are intentionally working to be a good friend and showing them how much they matter to you.  It is having positive connections with teachers and other students.
    SOM Dec
     Kendal, Parker, Brad, Grace, Liam, Hayden, Grace, Bella, Chloe, Isaiah, Kate, Maddisen, Carol, Jayden, Piper, Ryan
    January's Theme: Making Goals
    *A goal is doing something you want to do, but you haven't done it yet.  

    Fire Safety
    Fire Safety
    Thank you to the North Tongass Fire Department for visiting first graders in Mrs. Pendergrass's class on Tuesday and teaching them about Fire Safety! 

    Plan ahead
    End of Day Changes
    Please make after school plans with your children before they leave the house in the morning. Students do better at school when they know their routine ahead of time. If plans change, please call the office no later than 2:30pm.

    Order a yearbook early!
    Add photos & memories to your 2 free custom pages.  
    To purchase & customize your yearbook go to: 
    Enter our school's passcode:  1012923483253186 
    Yearbook Price: $12.99 (All major credit/debit cards accepted)

    Power School  
    If you need Instructions on setting up your Parent Portal please call the PHE office.  Having a parent account allows you to see your child's assignments, grades, attendance, and lunch balance.  If you set up a parent account last year, you are good to go!  


  • How can I evaluate a School District Employee?

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    You will find evaluation forms for teachers, principals, and classified staff members at kgbsd.org, Human Resources. Or Click Here.

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  • How do I contact the Bus Company?

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    First Student Bus: 907-225-3806

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  • What bus will my child ride?

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    Pt. Higgins Bus Routes

    (If your child has a change in his/his normal bus schedule, please write a note or call the office before 2:30pm to ensure the note is delivered on time.)


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  • Breakfast/Lunch Prices

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    Breakfast available from 8:30am - 8:45am.


    Breakfast Prices:

    Full price student - $1.00

    Reduced price student - .30¢

    Full price adult - $2.00

    Lunch Prices:
    Full price student - $3.35
    Reduced price student - .40¢
    Full price adult - $5.00
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  • Lunch/Recess Schedule

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    Grades Preschool-K
    Recess: 11:00 - 11:20
    Lunch: 11:25 - 11:45
    Grades 1-3
    Recess: 11:25 - 11:45
    Lunch: 11:50 - 12:10
    Grades 4-6
    Recess: 11:50 - 12:10
    Lunch: 12:15 - 12:35
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  • School Start/End Times

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    8:45am - 3:15pm
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Swim Lesson Schedule

  • Swim lessons are part of the district educational program. I f you DO NOT want your child to participate please write a letter to Mr. McLaren.

    Tentative Schedule

    Feb. 19 - March 1

    9:30 - 10:15am, Edwards


    April 15-26

    9:30 - 10:15am, Meyer

    10:15 - 11:00am, Sivertsen

    11:00 - 11:45am, Elliot


    April 29 - May 10

    9:30 - 10:15am, Standley

    10:15 - 11:00am, Glover

    11:00 - 11:45am, Carlson


    May 13 - 24

    9:30 - 10:15am, Frey

    10:15 - 11:00am, McLaren

    11:00 - 11:45am, Smith