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Qavvik Pride

Kali School will once again be utilizing our Qavvik Pride (PBIS) rewards system. This rewards system is designed to promote the Respectful, Responsible, and Cooperative behavior of all students. Through demonstrating Respectful, Responsible, and Cooperative behavior in and out of school, our students are making Kali a fun place to be and a safe and exciting place to learn. Rewards such as a bonfire, throwing a pie in Mr. Cole’s face, or water balloon volleyball are earned by students going above and beyond in demonstrating these three attributes and are recorded through the use of Qavvik Pride Reward tickets. As a whole, the Kali Student Body can earn larger rewards such as a fall or spring carnival upon reaching 500 reward tickets. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help out with any of the upcoming Qavvik Pride rewards or any other activities at the school, please contact Principal Cole or your child’s teacher. Having a successful school is truly a product of everyone working together!

Let’s show PRIDE in our school
all the time…

P = positive attitude

R = respect for yourself and others

I =interact appropriately in all areas

D = doing what you know is right 

E = excellent work, try your hardest all the time


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Welcome to Kali School!

Point Lay is a relatively new community located on the Western Arctic Coast of Alaska, approximately 300 miles southwest of Barrow, Alaska. Point Lay began as a small community of 2 or 3 families.  Later in 1929 – 1930 several additional families moved to Point Lay from their southern neighboring community of Point Hope. Today Point Lay is comprised of community members from several different Arctic Alaska communities.  Point Lay has been moved twice throughout the years, with the second move being a result of seasonal flooding at the mouth of the Kokolik River. In 1974 Point Lay was moved to its current location near the Air Force Distance Early Warning Station. Today the old village site of Point Lay is utilized as a summer camp.  While Point Lay is active in the hunting of Bowhead whales, the community also depends heavily on harvesting the Beluga Whale and various other subsistence activities.

The student population of Kali School, which houses K3 through 12th grade, is indicative of the demographics of the village of Point Lay as a whole. The school maintains a student population between 90 and 100 students of largely Iñupiaq Eskimo heritage. The student teacher ratio at Kali School runs approximately 9:1 and the minor ratio of the entire village as compared to adults over 18 years of age is approximately 2:1. As represented by the schools mascot, the Wolverine (Qavvik), Kali School students have a fighting spirit and are active in numerous academic and athletic events.

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  • Qavvik Community Enjoy Bonfire

    On Monday, September 19th the community of Point Lay and Kali School took a well-deserved break to enjoy a nice day around a bonfire. This bonfire was designed as a reward for the Kali School students and their parents for the wonderful start to the school year. As the Kali School Principal, Mr. Cole said, “our students are off to a great start. They have had wonderful attendance and are doing a fantastic job of demonstrating respect, responsibility, and cooperation.” Respect, responsibility, and cooperation are the three areas of focus for the Kali School “Qavvik Pride” rewards program. This program is dedicated to improving student behavior and therefore enhancing student learning. All those in attendance at this year’s bonfire went away with a smile on their face and gratitude for the North Slope Mayor’s Office and their help in supplying the hotdogs, marshmallows, fruit, and candy bars to eat around the fire. A big THANK YOU goes out from all of us here at Kali School!

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  • Kali School Cultural In-service!

    Kali School's Inupiaq cultural in-service has been postponed! This in-service provides Kali Staff an opportunity to experience the positive culture of the Inupiaq! Please watch our web site for updates.

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