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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

  • November 6, 2017


    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Happy Inuit Day.  There will be no school on Monday, November 13 due to a district-wide teacher in-service.  Finally, there will be no school on Thursday, November 16 or Friday, November 17 due to regional volleyball.

    The Halloween Carnival was held Tuesday, October 31.  We had a wonderful turnout.  Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event so memorable.  I would like to thank Flora, the Girl Scouts, MYAC, and the high schoolers for all their hard work putting the carnival and haunted house together.  You did a wonderful job!  I would also like to thank all the entities that provided decorations, costumes, prizes, and money for the costume contest.  Thank you to the City of Kaktovik, KIC, MYAC, and Healthy Communities.

    The volleyball team traveled to Anaktuvuk Pass this weekend.  They are scheduled to travel to Nuiqsut this coming weekend.  As I learn more about their travel, I will pass that information on.  Also, don’t forget that the NSBSD Volleyball Regional Tournament will be held at Harold Kaveolook School from November 16-18.

    The next School Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7 at 6:00 in the library.  During the most recent election, Carolyn Kulukhon was re-elected to her seat and Riannon Akootchook was elected to the vacant seat.  Your other SAC members are Alicia Solomon (president), Clara Sittichinli, and Sharon Thompson-Lord.  I would like to thank these individuals for participating in this important council and encourage you to seek them out if you have concerns or questions.  I would also like to encourage everyone to attend the SAC meetings if you have issues that you would like addressed, particularly as we begin building the calendar for next school year.  We would really appreciate your input so we can put something together that works best for the community and school.   

    The Middle School Lego Robotics team will be traveling to Utqiagvik on Wednesday, November 15 and returning on Sunday, November 19.  Best of luck to the team.  I know you will represent HKS well!

    Finally, there has been a change in the way the district deals with snow days.  Any snow days that we take this year will have to be made up.

    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

Welcome to Harold Kaveolook School!

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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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