May 14, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This will be the last weekly letter of this academic year. Report cards will be mailed this week. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 16. I would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to the teachers, Bugsy, Rita, maintenance, and support staff of the school. Thank you also to Angel for distributing the letter each week. There have been many challenges this year, but I am so grateful for your service to the students and community. Thank you to Brent and Eric for their service to the students and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Thank you to the parents and community of Kaktovik for your continued support for the school and students. I look forward to returning next year. Ann and I will be spending the summer in Utah visiting family and recovering from surgery. We will return to the village in late July. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 15.
The annual field day will be held on May 15. The events will last all day and there will be a field day awards ceremony in the morning on May 16. The student council has come up with a number of events and I believe everyone will have a wonderful time. Please feel free to come and watch during the day on May 15 and/or for the awards ceremony on May 16. Seniors are invited to come back and participate in the field day.
Swimming is over for this academic year, however there will be Girl Scouts this Monday and the final Community Craft Night will be held on Wednesday. Summer night rec will be hosted by the city of Kaktovik. If you have any questions, please refer them to the city offices. If you have any questions about school usage over the summer, please feel free to contact Leroy.
Congratulations to Bradley Brower, Kalea Kaleak-Rexford and Edwin Solomon who were all identified as distinguished HKS students at last week’s school board meeting. Congratulations also to Katie Strand for being the Distinguished Staff Member for the 2017-18 academic year. Finally, I would like to extend a thank you and congratulations to Carla Sims Kayotuk for being honored as this year’s Distinguished Volunteer.
I wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer vacation. 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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