In accordance with Alaska State Law every child between the ages of seven and sixteen years of age shall attend school. The District requires schools to track students’ absences. A phone call from a parent or legal guardian the morning of the absence is the best way to excuse an absence. Please call 742-3300. Please leave a message if we are unable to speak with you directly. The first bell rings at 8:50 AM. Students should line up in their designated spot by this time, ready to go into the building. School begins at 9:00 AM. Students are tardy if they arrive after 9:00 AM. They should come in to the office to get a tardy pass. If your child is going to be absent, we request that you phone the school office at 742-3300 as soon as possible that morning. If you are planning a trip, please plan ahead. Along with calling the office, talk with your child/children’s teacher to get any makeup work or assignments. Please note that these absences count in your son/daughter’s overall attendance. If your student will be out for three or more consecutive days, please fill out and turn in a Prearranged Absence Form.