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Volleyball Tournament
NSBSD is hosting a Mixed 6 Volleyball tournament at Barrow High School on Thursday, April 15th and on Friday, April 16th.
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April 15, 2021 NSBSD Board Meeting
The North Slope Borough School District Board of Education will hold a Work Session at 9:15 AM and Regular Meeting at 1:00 PM at Nunamiut School in Anaktuvuk Pass. Agenda and Zoom link are as follows:
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We ARE the CHAMPIONS, and the Tikigaq Harpooners have proven it!
Point Hope Tikigaq School Harpooners Boys' Basketball team earned the 2A State Championship! Final Score: TIKIGAQ 83 / TOK 49. Pictured are champions: Coach Teddy Frankson Jr, Devean O, Joelian L, Gevin O, Peter F, Henry K, Kollin T, Jesse F Jr, Christian H, Jordan F, Tayshaun J, Shaun T-C, Ripley N III, Trevor F, Clyde L-F.
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Superintendent Message

pic of Pauline Harvey

December 2020


As we move into the winter and holiday season, I want to take a moment to wish everyone on the North Slope a safe and serene time with your families.  Many of our staff will be returning home to their families for the winter break, and they will be spending quality time with their loved ones.  We wish them safety as they travel and return.  Upon their return from the break, we will resume school on January 6, 2021 with distance delivery at all sites, giving our staff an opportunity to quarantine.  They will have already prepared their packets and lessons for the students before they leave. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year in 2021!  We also thank all the whaling captains for sharing the bounty of the maktak and quaq; they have shared with all of us!  May you continue to be blessed.

            We wish the family of Luke Parker, our former M&O Director, our deepest condolences, as we too will miss him.  We only had him as an employee a few months but in those short months, he proved to be a compassionate, caring individual whom we will all miss.  We also wish our condolences to our students' family members whom passed as well during this time.  Let’s hold our families a little closer during this time.

            We are all hoping that with the introduction of a vaccine that we will be returning to some normalcy sooner than later.  I want to thank all our stakeholders, principals, and staff for their magnificent responses to the Coronavirus pandemic.  They have done a great job of working with each other in the COVID Response Teams that were formed.  We also thank ASNA and PHN for their incredible assistance during this time also.  We, as the rest of the nation, are looking forward with hope to a time when we can again gather and have sports, celebrations, and community events.  Until then, we will continue to practice CDC requirements of social distancing, wearing masks, and washing our hands often. 

            I would like to congratulate Qaiyaan Harcharek for being voted on as Board President and Nancy Rock as the Board Clerk.  We also welcome Freida Nageak and Robyn Burke to the board.  We thank Nora Jane Burns, Madeline Hickman and Muriel Brower for their continued service to the district as board members.  We look forward to doing great work together on behalf of all the students of the North Slope.

            We are moving into the FY 21-22 budget season, and we will be holding meetings with each site principal and their respective School Advisory Councils (SAC) to discuss next year’s budget. We want to provide each site and each site SAC the  opportunity to give input into the planning of their school priorities as it relates to the budget.

Finally, I would like to encourage everyone to show gratitude for all that we have been blessed with on the North Slope. Show gratitude and appreciation for one another and the value that each individual has as a member of our community. I am expressing gratitude for all of our hard-working staff that go above and beyond their call to duty to serve our students, our parents/guardians and communities.  My wish is for everyone to have a safe and blessed holiday season.




Pauline Siqupsiraq Harvey
North Slope Borough School District Superintendent





April 2021


To Do List: Caribou Hunting*Ptarmigan Hunting*Traditional Easter Sunrise Service*Camping Upriver*Trapping Season Ends*Migratory Birds Travel*Drying Caribou Skins

April polar bear

Thursday, April 1:

 Maundy Thursday

 April Fools' Day

Friday, April 2:

 Good Friday 

Sunday, April 4:


Monday, April 12:

First Day of Ramadan (begins at sundown)

Thursday, April 22:

Earth Day 

eastern bunny and chick 





School Re-entry Health Protocols
Let's keep our schools open and safe! Please, follow health protocols. See the links.
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Immunization Action Coalition- COVID 19
The more you know about the COVID 19 vaccine, the better you will feel. Please, access this vital resource from the Immunization Action Coalition.
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Get the facts about the COVID 19 Vaccine
According to North Slope Borough Public Health Nursing officials, a COVID 19 Vaccine could make its way up to the North Slope and into some NSB residents' arms some time in January. Please get the FACTS! Review the information about the COVID 19 Vaccine on the included link.
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Iñupiaq Connections

Qargi.com is a multi-layered, fully immersive interactive web portal that will eventually host the vast bank of cultural knowledge and learning carried by Iñupiaq Elders, the community, and traditional archives and collections.

Click the link to visit: Qargi.com

Visual Iñupiaq Vocabulary Acquisition (VIVA) Program.

Click the link to visit: http://viva.nsbsd.org/

District Notices

District and School Report Cards

Each year the State of Alaska, school districts, and individual schools publish a Report Card to the Public that summarizes the performance of each public school and its students. The North Slope Borough School District has prepared report cards for each of the 11 schools in the District, as well as a District Report Card to the Public.

Each report card includes a section addressing the following components: school/district statistics, assessments, accountability requirements, and teacher qualifications. The Report Card to the Public provides information about specific subject areas as well as subgroups.

Click here to view report cards.

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