Point Higgins Elementary School

Point Higgins Elementary School

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Home of The Killer Whales!


  • USA Mr. Kelly

    Our counselor, Mr. Kelly, not only does a fabulous job as our school counselor but he also serves our country in the National Guard!  He is being deployed overseas for one year.  We are going to honor him at an assemly on Friday, April 19th at 2:30pm.  Parents are welcome.



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  • Running Club PHE Running Club is Underway

    For students 2nd - 6th grade

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm 

    Permission slips are available in the office or see Mr. Hernandez.

     Parent Volunteers are needed! Contact sam.hernandez@k21schools.org



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  • Talent Show

    Talent Show permission slips were sent home with students.

    If your child would like participate please sign and return the form by April 22nd.  

    Encourage your child to come prepared and ready to tryout on April 23th, 24th, or 26th.

    Click Here to download permission form.

    This is always a favorite year-end event!



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  • Teacher blocks

    2019-20 Teacher Requests

    May 1st - 10th

    Point Higgins Elementary is fortunate to have outstanding, highly qualified teachers at ALL grade levels. Check our website for a complete list of teachers. Please note, this could change between now and June.

    We welcome any input you may have regarding your child's placement for the 2019-20 school year.  Input should focus on your child's learning style, personality traits and other information that you feel would help us make the best placement for your child.

    In order to have a teacher request considered, you will need to submit a written request to Mr. McLaren prior to May 10th, 2019.  Parent requests will be considered, but will not guarantee placement. 



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  • Buy a yearbook The last day to order a yearbook and guarantee it arrives by the end of the school year is April 10th. 
    Yearbooks can be ordered anytime and sent to your home (you'll need to pay for shipping).
    Add photos & memories to your 2 free custom pages. 
    Enter our school's passcode:  1012923483253186
    Yearbook Price: $12.99 (All major credit/debit cards accepted)
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School News & Events

  • New online Registration
    Enrollment is open for grades K-6 for the 2019-20 school year!
    KGBSD is going PAPERLESS! Parents and guardians can complete the NEW student required paperwork using the our Online Registration Portal.  In just a few clicks, you can register one or more children.  All school forms including emergency care information, immunization records, media release forms, and more are 100% online for your convenience.
    To register your child for school you'll need a valid email account, your child's birth certificate and immunization record (these can be uploaded or brought to the school). 
    To start Kindergarten your child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2019.
    *If your child currently attends Point Higgins preschool and will be in Kindergarten in the fall you are good to go.  Please let our office know if your child will not be attending Point Higgins in the fall.
    *To register your student(s) go to www.kgbsd.org and click the Student Registration tab.

    Point Higgins Archery Team
    The 4th and 5th grade team (Elementary Division) placed 2nd in the Alaska National Archery Tournament!
    Alexis Morgan - Elementary team top female shooter with a score of 235 of 300.
    Finn Summers - Elementary team top male shooter with the score of 228 of 300.
    The 6th grade team (Middle School Division) placed 3rd!
    Michael Rene - top male shooter with the score of 265 of 300.
    Annabelle Moore - top female shooter with the score of 263 of 300.
    A Huge Thank You to Sam Hernandez and Brian Elliot for coaching this awesome group of students!

     Kanayama Assembly
    Point Higgins students enjoyed an Assembly with the exchange students from Kanayama, Japan!  The Ketchikan-Kanayama Exchange program started in 1986 (the year Point Higgins School opened it's doors), beginning with teacher exchanges.  The annual exchanges of students began in 1987.  The exchange started as part of a school district program, and then the Ketchikan-Kanayama Exchange Association was formed in 1989.  Students from Ketchikan have an opportunity go to Japan every summer.

    Congratulations to March Students of the Month!  
    March's Theme: Good Decision Making
    Decision Making:  A child's approach to problem solving that involves learning from others and from his/her own previous experience and accepting responsibility.
    March STOM  
    Bryson, David, Nolan, Alexis, Caleb, Elisabeth, Olivia, Hudson, Bailey, Saharat, Keygan, Justin, Casidee, Annabelle, Juliet
    April's Theme - Self Management
    A child's success in controlling his or her emotions and behaviors, to complete a task or succeed in a new or challenging situation.

    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, Elliot

    11:00 - 11:45am, Sivertsen


    April 29 - May 10

    9:30 - 10:15am, Standley

    10:15 - 11:00am, Frey

    11:00 - 11:45am, Carlson


    May 13 - 24

    9:30 - 10:15am, Glover

    10:15 - 11:00am, McLaren

    11:00 - 11:45am, Smith