Point Higgins Elementary School

Point Higgins Elementary School

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Home of The Killer Whales!


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  • Moving

    Are you Moving?

    Transferring to another school?

    Changed your mailing address?

    If your child will not be attending Point Higgins this fall please contact our office ASAP as we begin planning for next year.  

    Report Cards and Important Information regarding 2017-18 will be mailed home mid June. Please call the school office if you've had an address change. 



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  •  Deadline
    Order your yearbook today!
    The cost is $12.99 
    4/28 - 5/18:  After Deadline - Parents will have to pay for shipping and books are shipped to school. 
    5/19 and later:  After Deadline - Parents will have to pay for shipping and books are shipped to their home.
    5/26: Students sign yearbooks from 2:30-3:00pm.
    It's easy - copy the passcode 1012923483253186, then click the link below and paste.
    You can add photos and memories from your computer. 

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  • Summer Activities

    Please click here to view the summer Youth Events through Parks and Recreation.



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  • ESSA Community Forum

    The Ketchikan Education Association is facilitating a brief ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Community Forum on May 22, 7pm, at the Public Library.

    Parent input is welcome.

    Ketchikan ESSA Flyer

    Click this Link for more information



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  • Memorial Day

    No School for students on Monday, May 29.



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  • Enrollment is now open for smART Summer - An Art Workshop!

    Click here to check out the fun opportunity from Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council.


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School News

 Book Swap
Friday, May 26 - 6th grade drop-in: 9:00-11:00am
Tuesday, May 30 - Preschool: 9:45-10:30am
Wednesday, May 31 - 3rd-5th: 9:15-11:15am
Wednesday, May 31 - K-2nd: 1:00-3:00pm 
*Students bring in K-6 grade level books they've finished reading and swap for books they haven't read! 
*Bring books to the Point Higgins Library.
*Check in with Ms. Powers so your donations get logged.
The deadline for book donations is Thursday, May 25th. 

 MAY'S theme of the Month
Confidence is having faith in something or someone.  It is a kind of trust.  When you have self-confidence, you trust that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens.  You feel sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things.

 Congratulations to our April Students of the Month! 
Theme: Cooperation 
April SOM
Madeline Munhoven, David Rene (not pictured), Josiah Roy, Eyan Slattery, *Kendall, Juliet Cockrum, Lance Thompson, A.J. Smith, *Neveah, Violet Grootonk, Azriah McGarrigan, *Carson, Haylei Slattery, Lindsey Byron, *Brooklin, Tristin Dalin, Bria Van Sloun, Bailey Albrant.
 *No permission on file to post last name. 

Poley the Polar Bear visits classes at Point Higgins teaching Carnival safety 
 Guest Speaker-Carnival

6th Graders enjoy Fun-n-Read at the Coast Guard Beach
 Hike Read.Beach

2017-18 Teaching Assignments 
Letters were sent home with students on April 28th regarding parent input for teacher placement for the upcoming school year.  The window to request a particular teacher ended May 12.   
Preschool - Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Thompson
K - Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Burnett
1st - Mrs. Pendergrass, Mrs. Shlaudeman
2nd - Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Carlson
3rd - Mrs. Elliot, Mr. Glover
4th - Miss Smith, Mr. White
5th - Mrs. McLaren, Mrs. Wood
6th - Mrs. Frey
PE - Mr. Hernandez
Library - Ms. Powers
Music - Mrs. Wilhelm
Counselor - Mr. Kelly 
Resource/Sped - Mrs. Foley, Mrs. Kelly

 Immunizations must be up to date before students enter school.
Free Immunization Drop-In Clinic
Point Higgins School
First Aid Room 
August 24th and 25th

10am - 4pm
 Thank you Ketchikan Public Health Center!


  • How can I evaluate a School District Employee?

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    You will find evaluation forms for teachers, principals, and classified staff members at kgbsd.org, Human Resources. Or Click Here.

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  • How do I contact the Bus Company?

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    First Student Bus: 907-205-5221.

    (This is a new number, no long distance fees apply.)

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  • What bus will my child ride?

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    Pt. Higgins Bus Routes

    (If your child has a change in his/his normal bus schedule, please write a note or call the office before 2:30pm to ensure the note is delivered on time.)


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  • Breakfast

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    8:30am - 8:45am


    Breakfast Prices:

    Full price student - $1.00

    Reduced price student - .30¢

    Full price adult - $2.00


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  • Lunch/Recess (NEW times)

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    Grades Preschool-K
    Recess: 11:00 - 11:20
    Lunch: 11:25 - 11:45
    Grades 1-3
    Recess: 11:25 - 11:45
    Lunch: 11:50 - 12:10
    Grades 4-6
    Recess: 11:50 - 12:10
    Lunch: 12:15 - 12:35
    Lunch Prices:
    Full price student - $3.25
    Reduced price student - .40¢
    Full price adult - $4.75
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  • School Start/End Times

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    8:45am - 3:15pm
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Swim Lesson Schedule

  • Swim lessons are part of the district educational program.  You may sign and return an OPT OUT form if you DO NOT want your child to participate.


    April 17-28

    9:30 - 10:15am, Allen

    10:15 - 11:00am, Carlson


    May 2-12

    9:30 - 10:15am, Elliot

    10:15 - 11:00am, Glover 

    11:00 - 11:45am, White


    May 15 - 26

    9:30 - 10:15am, Frey/Wood

    10:15 - 11:00am, McLaren

    11:00 - 11:45am, Smith