Houghtaling Elementary School

Educating and empowering students to be leaders, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.

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  • First City Library
    Curbside service is available 10am to 5:45pm
    Monday thru Saturday until further notice.
    Call 225-3331 with any questions
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  • School Messages to Families

    All Email and Text messages from Houghtaling go out through SchoolMessenger.

    You must sign up and subscribe to receive.

    For text messages - Opt In by texting YES to 68453
    For email messages -  Parents must sign up for a Parent Powerschool Portal Account
    If you need instructions sent home for the Portal account, please call the office at 225-4128

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  • Houghtaling Elementary School sends information to families via email and text message

    PLEASE CALL SCHOOL TODAY to update your information.

    If it has been awhile since you have updated your information, or you feel you are not getting information from Houghtaling, PLEASE CALL 225-4128.



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  • Entrance

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  • quarantine

    Click here to read condition when staff/students will be sent home due to illness, conditions for re-entry to school, and more.

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  • Click here to readBell Schedule and Start Time


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  • Tagolog COVID-19 Plan

    Pindutin ito upang mabasa ang Houghtaling Koronabayrus-19 na plano


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    COVID Plan

    Click here to read Houghtaling COVID-19 Plan


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  • Hello Houghtaling Dolphins!

    Good Evening Houghtaling Dolphin Families!

    I am pleased to announce to our Houghtaling Dolphin families that we have brought in Meredith Lundamo for the position of Dean of Students. This position will replace the Assistant Principal position for this year. All of us on the hiring committee, including the PTA representative, are excited at the chance to have her in a leadership position. Welcome, Meredith!


    Meredith's a proven leader having served with distinction as President of Ketchikan Education Association for three years. She is great with students. Many Houghtaling families agree, having seen her excellent teaching at Houghtaling for the last 13 years. And, she gives us the continuity in our building that is important in any year (but especially this year). 

    This of course means that we will be filling Meredith’s classroom position. We are actively searching for candidates and are lucky enough to have excellent options available. Families affected will be notified once a selection has been made.


    Finally, we are hard at work on our Smart Start plans for the school year and look forward to sharing it with families upon completion. If there are questions you would like answered or issues addressed, our PTA is gathering parent input through Facebook to ensure nothing is overlooked in the preparation of an FAQ. If your question is pressing, you can of course also email myself or call the Houghtaling Office. Information on plans will be sent out in different ways, one of which will be online Parent Informational Meetings. Our meetings will be held Tuesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 3rd, both at 6:00pm. We will send out Zoom links and reminders as the dates approach.


    We are looking forward to seeing our students in person again! Students will attend orientation on their assigned day the week of September 8th. Families will be notified of their assigned day upon the completion of our Smart Start Plan. Regular school begins for all students on Monday, September 14th. 


    To your child’s success!

    Michael Cron



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  • Houghtaling Text Alerts

    In order to receive text message alerts from school you must sign up to OPT IN.
    Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, optin, yes



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  • Preschool

    Preschool Screening

    2020-21 School Year

    Is your child turning 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2020?  

    You can download preschool screening paperwork here.

    Acceptance is based on space availability and need. 

    Parents who would like their child considered for acceptance must turn in a completed screener packet and bring their child to preschool screening on their appointment day.  Completed consists of the screener form filled out, a copy of current immunizations and birth certificate. Please email screener form, birth certificate and immunizations to shawna.harrison@k21schools.org

    Space is limited. 

    All parents who submitted complete Preschool Screening forms will be getting a phone call from our Preschool Teachers soon to arrange a screening time.  


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  • eval Hello Houghtaling Parents,  Attached you will find forms regarding Staff and Principal performance at Houghtaling.  Filling out the forms is strictly optional.  Please read the top of each form as to where to take it once it is complete.  Thank you for your time!

    Staff and Principal Performance Forms


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  • It's all online!

    Click HERE to go to KGBSD Student Registration

    If you have a K-6th grade student you would like to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year, please click link above. You will be walked through step by step. Birth certificate and immunizations are a must! Due to class size limits, registering does not automatically guarantee a spot at Houghtaling and your child may be placed on a wait list. Contact 225-4128 with any questions.


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  • Daily Schedule

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    Phone: (907) 225-4128
    Fax: (907) 225-7925
    Office Hours 
    Students May arrive to school
    No sooner than 8:40am at your
    Class Designated Door
    *Students do not enter at front door*
    Students will be screened and go directly to their classroom.
    SOUTH DOOR - K.Varela, Filyaw, Manabat, Tucker, Sampson
    CLIFFORD - Blake, Kegl, K Smith, Hamilton
    STAGE/GYM - Ranniger, Jacobson, Doyle
    A-FRAME - R Varela, Agoney, Mike, C Smith
    NORTH - Simpson, Carson, Kinunen, Merle
    Preschool Times @ Annex
    AM Session - 8:45a-11:15a
    PM Session - 12:45p-3:15p
    Early Release Friday @ 2p
    K-6th Grade Times
     9:00am - 3:00pm
           M-TH only
    2:50p - Walkers are dismissed
    2:55p - Pickups Dismissed
    3:00p - Bus Riders Dismissed
    9:00am - 2:00pm
          Fri only
    1:50p - Walkers Dismissed
    1:55p - Pickups Dismissed
    2:00p - Bus Riders Dismissed
    Breakfast Prices
    Full Price Students = $1.25
    Reduced Price = .30 cents
    Adults = $2.00 
    Just Milk - 50 cents
    Lunch Prices
    Full Price Students = $3.60
    Reduced Price = .40 cents
    Adults = $6.00
    Just Milk - 50 cents
    *Breakfast Needs to be ordered
    the day before*
    Office calls in lunch orders
    each morning by 9:30am **
     If your child wants a school
    lunch and you will be late, please
    call the office by 9:00am
    All lunches are delivered to the classroom
    by 12:00p and classrooms will have
    their lunch 12:10-12:40p
    Contact Teacher via Email:
    Houghtaling PTA Email:
    First Student Bus Co:


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  • Lost & Found

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    Lost & Found is located in the wooden box by the office. Please check regularly for your missing treasures! Periodically, as the bin gets overloaded, we will take items to Goodwill. So please do not delay in checking for missing items.
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