Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

333 Schoenbar Road | (907) 225-2118

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  •  Become a School Board Member

    School Board Vacancy


    The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District seeks to fill a vacant seat on the School Board.

    Individuals interested in being appointed to the seat need to fill out the  “Application for School Board Vacancy” which is available on the district website - - or from the clerk to the School Board ( or 247-2142.)

    The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Return the completed application via one of the following means:  email to; fax to 247-3820; or submit in person to the Superintendent's Office, located in  Ketchikan High School.

    Applicants will be interviewed by the School Board at its regular meeting on February 12, 2020. The selected individual will serve until the October 2020 municipal election.

    If you have any questions about serving on the School Board or about this process, please contact Kerry Watson.

    Click Here for a School Board Application.


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  • Phone Icon Text Alerts, Announcements, and Reminders

    Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to provide timely communication to parents and staff members on matters such as attendance, lunch balances, transportation, school activities, and emergencies.  This system is designed to send phone calls, emails, and text messages; allowing you to select how you prefer to be contacted. 
    The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant. 
    To participate in the text messaging service, you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. 
    Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, option, yes 
    You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:?You are registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to quit, HELP for help. 
    In addition to performing the opt-in process above, you’ll want to ensure that the district has your current wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven’t already provided that information to your school, do so. 

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  • ALICE Community Notice

    The Ketchikan School District for the 2019-2020 school year has started the process to review our district's safety protocols. The school district has adopted the ALICE school safety staff curriculum and is providing training to all district employees. It is our goal that all students and staff should feel safe at school.

    We have chosen the ALICE training program to empower our staff with the tools and protocols to use in the case of a school security threat.

    Each of our schools will be providing time for families to learn more about the ALICE curriculum and be informed about the proactive steps being taken to ensure the safety of all students and staff.  Please contact your school for dates and times.

    The KGBSD School Board will be reviewing the ALICE curriculum in January and evaluating if this tool is appropriate for our students.  If you have concerns, please contact one of our school board representatives. Contact information and school board meetings times can be found at Thank you for your involvement and support on how we can provide a safe learning environment for all of our students.
    ALICE Family Outreach Times by School
    The nature of the topic can be scary for children, please use discretion as to whether or not you will bring your children or plan to attend without children.
    School Date Time
    Ketchikan Charter School January 20th 7:00 am-4:00 pm
    Tongass School of Arts and Sciences  January 21st 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    Houghtaling January 29th 4:00 pm-7:30 pm
    Fawn Mountain  January 22nd 6:00 pm
    Point Higgins January 23rd 7:00 pm
    Ketchikan High School January 16th 5:30 pm
    Revilla January 20th 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Schoenbar Middle School January 14th 6:00 pm

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  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Multi-Media Contest "Civil Rights Issues in Alaska: Past, Present, and Future."

    We welcome essays, poetry, songs, artwork and videos about Native Civil Rights Issues in Alaska and how they affect Alaskans either in the past, present issues or concerns about the future. The goal of our Committee is to encourage students to learn about Native Issues that involve civil rights. Elizabeth & Roy Peratrovich worked on a number of civil rights issues; many of those issues are still affecting Alaskan Native peoples today.

    Essay Criteria:

    • 1-2 pages for 4-6th Graders

    • 2-3 pages for Middle School

    • 3-4 pages for High School Students

      Students essays in each level will be chosen based on the content and writing skills to match each level of education to be determined by each level of teaching standards. All work to be submitted by Feb. 1st, 2020. Contact Information or Questions: Alaska Native Sisterhood, EP Day Chair Sid Hartley, 907.220.7921.

      Gunalche�esh, Ha�w’aa, Nt’oyaxin, Thank You,

      Sid Hartley
      Chair, Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Committee Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 14

     Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

    February 16, 2020

    "Civil Rights Issues in Alaska Past, Present and Future"



    The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood in partnership with The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center would like to invite Ketchikan and surrounding areas to the 2019 ANB/ANS Elizabeth Peratrovich Family Celebration. This is a family, community, school staff event. Everyone is welcome and the event is free of charge.

    The film For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaskawill be shown at 12:00pm & 3:00pm at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

    Presentations from local schools will begin at 5:00 in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater with the youngest groups starting the evening. At 7:00 pm Betsy Peratrovich will announce the unveiling of the Elizabeth Peratrovich coin from the US Mint .

    Winners of our 2020 Multi-media Contest will be announced on 2/16/2020 at Camp 14 ANB/ANS Hall 429 Deermount in Ketchikan. Everyone is encouraged to bring a potluck dish or dessert.

    Camp 14 will be providing hot dogs, chips and bottle water to each child for their class or individual projects. Event is 1pm until 4pm is open to public and free of charge.

    The children have worked hard on their projects and are excited to show their community. We hope to seeyou all there.


    For information contact Sid Hartley 907-220-7921 or Vickie Fouts 907-228-6246 You can also message us on Facebook: ANB/ANS Camp 14.


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  • 19-20 Early Release Wednesdays

                  Bus Schedule

    Revilla: 1:45 PM

    Kayhi: 1:49 PM

    KCS: 1:30 PM

    Schoenbar: 1:38 PM

    Fawn Mt.: 2:20 PM

    Pt. Higgins: 2:15 PM

    Houghtaling: 2:40 PM

    TSAS: 2:40 PM



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General Information

Student Registration

  • Online Student Registration


    Welcome to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. Enrolling your child in school is easy with our online registration portal.  To get started with enrolling your student(s) into school click on the New Student Registration icon below and choose "Create Account".


    1. Know what your school of choice is. Visit our School Choice page for more information.

    2. Register online. You will need:

    -Email account

    -Required Documents (Birth Certificate and Proof of Immunization) these can be uploaded or brought to your school.

    New Student Registation Button

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For Staff

  • Healthy Merits Logo

    We have exciting news. Beginning on April 1, you have a new wellness platform we think you are going to love. This new portal brings many new features and capabilities, such as an all new health assessment, online university courses, quicker data uploads, a mobile app, texting capabilities and hundreds of new challenges. We can’t wait to have you experience this!

    To get started, simply create an account at Enter your information as it is appears on your medical ID Card.

     Click Here Icon To learn more visit our district Employee Health Resouces Page.


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  • Teladoc

    Speak to a Doctor Anytime with Teladoc

    Teladoc is a national network of U.S. board-certified physicians and pediatricians that lets you resolve your routine medical issues, on-demand 24/7, via phone or online video consultations from wherever you happen to be. This is a FREE service for those with insurance through KGBSD.


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  • BridgeHealth


    Your KGBSD insurance includes the BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit

    The BridgeHealth Surgery Benefit, gives you access to:

    • Centers of Excellence for major planned surgeries and procedures.

    • Coverage for travel costs for you and a companion.

    • Provisions to eliminate your out-of-pocket costs.

    • A dedicated Care Coordinator who provides service and support.


    Having surgery?  How can you take advantage of BridgeHealth? 

    Simply call 1-800-680-1366 to speak with a Care Coordinator and explore what this benefit can do for you.

    To view BridgeHealth flyer, click here.



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