District News

North Slope Borough Entry Restrictions
Yesterday North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower announced that the unrestricted entry into the North Slope Borough communities of Utqiagvik (Barrow), Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright, Atqasuk, Nuiqsut, Anaktuvuk Pass and Kaktovik of all travelers is hereby suspended, the order is in effective at 12:01 a.m. Alaska daylight time on March 28, 2020.
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Educational Materials Pilot
The NSBSD will begin piloting the delivery of educational materials beginning on Monday, March 23 and begin full scale roll-out of our distance delivery program on March 30.
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State of Alaska
Governor Issues First COVID-19 Health Mandate
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued the State of Alaska’s first COVID-19 Health Mandate following a series of Health Alerts distributed this week.
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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.

Christmas Card Contest

District wide Children’s Christmas Card Art contest opens today which focuses on the themes: Family Traditions – Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“Tutqiun” - Peace or

“Kaivinniq” - a time of celebration observed after sewing season or Winter Solstice.

With over 2000 children within the North Slope Borough, we chose a Christmas theme to initiate conversations with students about their family Christmas break traditions.

Click here to download Christmas Card Contest Application.

IT Corner


The staff and administration of the North Slope Borough School District (NSBSD) welcome you to our website, recently rebuilt to meet requirements for equity in access to educational services. We continue to work for our board of education in support of their vision, mission and goals as outlined in the NSBSD Strategic Plan. Our administration’s goal is to be responsive to the needs of our students, keeping safety first and striving for excellence in all that we do. The changes in the website provide a user friendly place where students, teachers, and stakeholders can get up to date information about our schools and the services we provide.

We continue to honor the decades of work that our educational leaders have contributed for our students, and look forward to strengthening our place and culture based curriculum. It is truly a joy to see the love of learning in our classrooms across the district. We all know that when we work together on behalf of our students, we are reaching for the stars as visualized on our district logo. We intend to keep our learning framework front and center and work to strengthen our partnerships with parents, grandparents, community leaders and organizations across the region to keep our schools safe and productive.

I want to thank our amazing staff for all of their hard work as we face challenges head on in a changing world environment.


Ronnie Stanford
Interim Superintendent

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