Point Higgins Elementary School

Point Higgins Elementary School

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Home of The Killer Whales!


  • All activities and events are canceled until further notice.



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  • Preschool

    Preschool screening for the upcoming school year has been postponed.  Parents who submitted an application before school closed will be contacted after school resumes and new screening dates are scheduled.  No peer buddy spots are guaranteed.



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  • Moving

    Looking ahead for 2020-21...

    Are you Moving?

    Transferring to another school?

    If your child will not be attending Point Higgins for 2020-21 please email Laurie.Northrup@k21schools.org.

    Current 4 year old preschool students turning 5 on or before September 1st will be rolled up to kindergarten at PHE unless we hear otherwise from you.  

    Immunizations are often needed for students entering kindergarten. Please make sure your child is up to date, and a copy given to the office prior to the first day of school in the fall.  Thank you!



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  • Even with the school closure, yearbook orders are still accepted online!
    Buy a yearbook
    Hurry and purchase the Point Higgins Elementary Yearbook!
    Any order placed after April 23rd will be charged shipping fees. 
    Add photos & memories to your 2 free custom pages!  The deadline to customize is April 9th.
    Enter our school's passcode:  1012923483253186
    Yearbook Price: $12.99 (All major credit/debit cards accepted) 
    (Yearbook purchases are online only.)

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  • A.L.I.C.E. Training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)

    Click here to view the ALICE training video 

    ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a program that has been adopted by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District in order to assist in training staff, students, parents, and the community to prepare for a dangerous event at school.  This program replaces the traditional "lockdown" only approach. You can access and view the family training module by signing in with your personal email account.  

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School News & Events

  • School closed
    FREE breakfast and lunch services are available curbside at PHE for all students who are in preschool through twelfth grade! (Just pull up in your car and someone will be there.) Students must be present. Visit the District Home Page for times and details.
    PHE Breakfast pick-up from 7:30am-9am
    PHE Lunch pick-up from 11:30am-1pm
    For all the latest information visit www.kgbsd.org/coronavirus.
    Due to COVID-19 Point Higgins School is closed until May 1st at the earliest.  All staff are working remotely and staying connected through Zoom video conferencing.  Teachers are also in the process of contacting students and their parents.  If you have recently changed your phone number please send an email to your child's teacher with an updated contact number.
    Please do not call the school office or leave a message as the phone is not being monitored at this time.  Feel free to email any staff member through the contact-us link (under menu on the top left). You can also email your child's teacher under the teachers tab.
    To keep your kids engaged physically, check out Mrs. Sivertsen's PE page for lots of great activities!  You'll find family-friendly and fun ideas for sunny days outside or rainy days inside! 
     To keep your kids active in music, check out Ms. DeAngeles's page! 
    We miss PHE students and their families!  Most importantly, we hope you all stay healthy. 

     Staff vs 6th Grade Basketball Game
    Final score:  Staff 35, Students 30
    PHE had it's very own pep club, pep band, and dance team!  
    BB game
    6th grade team huddle
    Dance Team: Claire, Katelynn, Faith, Trinity, Mariah, Juliet
    Pep club
    Pep Club

     Congratulations to the PHE
    3/4th Grade Team - Fantastic Four!
    They placed FIRST place in the 3/4 Grade District Battle and 3rd place at STATE!!  
    BOB District Winners
    Ezra, Mason, Nate, Peter 
    Congratulations to the PHE
    5/6th Grade Team - Hocus Pocus!
    They placed SECOND place in the 5/6th Grade District Battle!
    5/6 BOB team
     Ms. Powers, Kate, Chloe, Eve, Bristol

    February Students of the Month 
    Theme:  Compassion/Empathy
    This character trait feels deep sympathy and pity for the suffering and misfortune of others, and you have a desire to do something to alleviate their suffering.
    Student of the Month
    Congratulations to Titus, Kaden, Rainbow, Kendall, Alex, Kyle, Jamee, Xander, Catherine, Sam
    March:  Perseverance/Goals
    April: Courageousness 
    Student of the Month Assemblies are held the first Friday of the month.

    New online Registration
    Due to COVID-19 the State of Alaska has closed schools statewide through May 1st (possibly later).   We are not accepting new student registrations at this time.
    Due to new district class size limits for 2020-21, new registrations are not guaranteed placement at Point Higgins.
    KGBSD has gone 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). 

    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!  


  • Allergy Awareness

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    If your child has a food allergy (especially to peanuts) please be sure your child's teacher as well as the school office is aware. 

    Please be mindful of allergies when sending snacks or treats to school with your child.  Thank you!

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  • 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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    Bus Routes

    (If your child has a change in his/his normal bus schedule, please write a note or call the office before 2:00 (1:00pm on Wednesdays) 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 - $1.15

    Reduced price student - .30¢

    Full price adult - $2.00

    Lunch Prices:
    Full price student - $3.50
    Reduced price student - .40¢
    Full price adult - $6.00
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  • Lunch/Recess Schedule

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    Grades Preschool-K
    Lunch: 11:00 - 11:30
    Recess: 11:30 - 12:00
    Grades 1-3
    Lunch: 11:30 - 12:00
    Recess: 12:00 - 12:30
    Grades 4-6
    Lunch: 12:00 - 12:30
    Recess: 12:30 - 1:00
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  • School Start/End Times

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    Start and End times 
    8:45am - 3:15pm 
    8:45am - 2:15pm (Wednesdays)
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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.

    All Swim Lessons have been cancelled for the remainder of 2019-20 due to COVID-19.