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School Hours

  • School begins each day at 9:00 AM
    Dismissal is at 3:30 PM

    Early Release on Wednesday is 2:30 PM
    High School early release is 2:40 PM

Night Rec Polar Bear Policy

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    • Due to the increased bear activity, Harold Kaveolook School has implemented the following night rec procedures:
    • All students must either have a ride to and from nigh rec or be escorted by an adult to ensure their safety.
    • Contact numbers for the individuals providing the rides or walking with students need to be given to the school in case we need to contact them.
    • Students without completed permission slips will not be allowed to attend night rec until the proper arrangements have been made.
    • Students who show up to night rec without a completed permission slip will be driven home by the police officer until a permission slip has been turned in.
    • Permission slips have been sent home with each student.  Additional permission slips are available at the school or with Roberta at night rec.

Weekly Newsletters

  • October 16, 2017


    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    First, I would like to let you know that I will be traveling quite a bit over the next couple of weeks.  I will be heading to Utqiagvik on Tuesday and returning on Thursday.  I will be receiving some training on several new math programs that Ipalook Elementary School has been using.  They seem like they would be a great fit for our students and I am excited to learn more.  Then on Friday, October 20, I will be traveling to Anchorage for the Annual Principal’s Conference.  I will be returning on Wednesday, October 25.  While I am gone, you can contact Ms. April LeFevere or Ms. Kathleen Fisher if you have any questions or concerns.

    I am so happy to announce that we have hired two teachers to fill the open positions at HKS.  Louann Rau will be teaching 3rd and 4th grade and Kathi Lamar will be teaching 5th-7th grade.  Both ladies are coming to us from Texas and they both have decades of experience in teaching.  They are very excited to be joining the staff and community of Kaktovik.  They will be arriving the second week of November.  I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to both Cathé Rhodes and Kathleen Fisher for coming to Kaktovik and devoting their time and love to the students of Harold Kaveolook School.  We will be sad to say goodbye, but are truly grateful for their service and I wish them both all the best in their future endeavors.

    The teachers had an in-service this past Saturday.  Brittnay Bailey, a district educational technology coach, came to provide training on some great computer-based programs that teachers can use in their classrooms. They received training on Google Classroom, Apple Remote Desktop, and Google Forms.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25.  The first quarter report cards will be distributed at conferences.  Marie has put together a schedule for conferences.  Please contact the school if you need to know what times you will be meeting with your student/s’ teachers.

    The tentative date for the play The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 26. 

    Many of the high school and eighth grade students left Sunday, October 15 to attend either AFN in Anchorage or a week-long volleyball/academic event in Pt. Hope.  I look forward to hearing all they have learned once they return.  Don’t forget that the NSBSD Regional Volleyball tournament will be held at HKS this year on November 16-17.

    Life guard training will be occurring in a couple of weeks, so if you would like to be put on the list to attend, please let me know. When I have specific dates, I will let you know.

    The 2016-17 yearbooks are available for order.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you may do so at .  Hardcover books are $32.00 and soft cover are $22.00.  You may pay online with a credit or debit card.  If you need help or would like to place an order with cash, you can contact Michelle Amundson at the school.  All orders are due by October 24, 2017.

    A Note about Night Rec:  Students, please make sure that you are going home when your scheduled time is over.  There should be no children at adult night rec or on the track/weight room.  Night Rec times are: Babies-3rd Grade- 6-7:15; 4th-8th Grade- 7:15-8:25; High School and Adult- 8:25-9:50.

    As always, please feel free to stop by the school if you have questions, concerns, or simply to see what’s going on.


    Todd Washburn, Principal

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    We, Kaktovikmuits, contribute to the greater good of self, family, community & culture through independence, cooperation, and responsibility.
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iDida Contest District Winners

  • Nipaa Ilitqusipta

    by Melanie Tikluk Length: 2:35

    Melanie Tikluk won 1st place in the 9-12 grade podcast category.  She wrote this podcast to present ideas on how the Inupiaq youth can help revitalize their language.

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  • Fighting Our Loss

    by Jonas Mackenzie Length: 2:03

    Jonas Mackenzie won 2nd place in the 9-12 grade podcast category.  This is in response to learning that many young Iñupiaq individuals are not fluent in their language.

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  • The Voice of Our Spirit

    by Charles Brower Length: 2:30

    Charles Brower won 1st place in the 6-8 grade podcast category for this piece in which he offers hope and ideas on how to revitalize the Iñupiaq culture and language.

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