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New Student Information:

School Hours 7:50 am – 1:50 pm

  • Doors open at 7:30am
  • First bell rings at 7:45am for students to walk down to class
  • Second bell rings and instruction starts at 7:50 am– please allow for enough time for your child to get into their class and settled before instruction starts
  • Dismissal bell rings at 1:50pm (instruction continues until this time)

Busing is available to and from school

  • If interested, contact Apple Bus Company: 235-0124 for more information
  • After you set up busing with Apple, please let the school know so we can write a bus note.

-Bus note information we need:

  • What days your child will ride the bus home
  • What bus (number) they will ride
  • Where the bus stop is located
  • The name & contact number for the person meeting the bus *Kindergarten aged students must be met by an adult or a sibling in the 4thgrade or higher

Drop off & Pick up*please be patient and mindful of others in the parking lot

  • Drop off: doors open at 7:30. You can either park and walk your child to the front dooors, or use the drop off lane to pull up and let them out. Please have your child ready before you pull up to let them out. Once students enter the building, they walk directly to their classroom.
  • Pick up: the dismissal bell rings at 1:50pm to load busses. Parent pick up starts at 2:00pm, or, as soon as the buses have cleared out. Please wait in your vehicle until the buses have cleared and then go to your child’s assigned exit door to pick them up. If you need to pick your child up early, please call ahead (if possible) and check them out in the office.

Attendance/Absences: Regular school attendance is crucial to your child’s academic success. Please let the school know if your child will be absent. Attendance is also taken for students who are attending remotely, so please be sure to stay in contact with your child’s teacher. Please see the following for an explanation of attendance codes:

  • LATE (L): students arriving after 7:50 will be considered late (please stop by the office to check in)
  • Partially Excused (PE): for students arriving after 8:15am or students who get checked out early
  • Excused Absence (E): absence code used if the school is notified of a student’s absence
  • Unexcused Absence (A): student is absent with no explanation
  • Pre-arranged Absence (P): more than 5 consecutive days, please fill out a “Pre-arranged absence form”

Breakfast/Lunch:

  • Breakfast is $2.00 (any student who qualifies for free or reduced lunch also qualifies for free breakfast)
  • Lunch options:
    • Hot Lunch (bought at school) is $3.00 – unless your child qualifies for free or reduced ($.40) lunch
    • Cold Lunch (brought from home)

-You can find the school lunch menu for each month on the KPBSD website or by clicking on the following link: https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/departments.aspx?id=296

  * Free/Reduced Lunch applications are now available online or if you need a paper copy contact the front office. http://schoolmealsapplication.education.alaska.gov/

School supplies new this year: School supply fee of $25