Outstanding public education has been a longstanding value in our community. This must continue. The time is now for everyone to come together, with one voice, to send the message to Juneau on the need to properly fund education, as the founders of our state constitution so wisely intended.
- Superintendent Pete Lewis
Get informed and be involved!
Information on the 2014-2015 school district budget and some of the challenges facing our district, schools, and students available here.
Cheryl is known for her exemplary work in her role as secretary and for fostering a sense of connection among all who enter the school.
“She provides that extra support – and makes students, parents, and staff an extension of her family,” said principal Tim Doran.
Cheryl’s contribution to the atmosphere of Denali Elementary was reflected in a recent parent opinion poll in which 100 percent of the respondents said they felt welcome in the school.
“A lot of that credit goes to Cheryl,” added Doran.
Thank you Cheryl, for brightening the days of all who pass through Denali Elementary.
Have plans for the break?
See the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Programs annual Spring Break Activities for Students and Families Guide. The thorough guide includes engaging activities, events and camps for students and families throughout the week of March 17-21, 2014.
Take advantage of this resource and make the most out of Spring Break!
• Drivers approaching a school bus from any direction may not pass the bus when red signal lights are flashing. Drivers must bring their vehicle to a complete stop before reaching the school bus when it is stopped.
• Drivers shall remain stopped until the stop sign is retracted, the flashing red lights are discontinued, and the school bus resumes motion.
• Drivers approaching a school bus on which the yellow/amber warning signal lights are flashing must reduce the speed of their vehicles.
• Drivers on a highway with separated roadways providing two or more lanes in each direction need not stop when approaching a school bus which is headed in the opposite direction, even if the bus is stopped and the red flashing lights are activated.
Educators now have the opportunity to connect students directly with local businesses through LEARN (Linking Education and Resources Network), an initiative of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.
LEARN is a robust online database where educators can easily search for community businesses that are willing to create learning experiences for local students.
Businesses offer a variety of activities including job shadows, classroom presentations, and field trips.
To search the database visit: http://fairbankschamber.org/learn-network/
The Parent/Guardian and Community Input Form for Teacher Evaluation is available at the following locations:
2. PowerSchool Premier: Log in to the PowerSchool Premier Guardian Portal and select the Parent Input link on the left side of the PowerSchool screen.
3. School Front Office
The valuable information provided in this form will assist principals in making fair and informed assessments on the performance of teachers and will contribute to the improvement of instruction in our district.
Thank your for your assistance.
If you have questions, contact the Technology & Information Systems Department at 452-2000 ext. 11212.
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View the 2013-2014 School Calendar below.
School calendars are also available for subscription in any preferred calendar program.
To subscribe to school calendars:
• Visit the Calendar page on your school website
• Click boxes to customize calendar feed (individual school, individual school Athletics, Board of Education, FNSBSD and/or School Year Calendar)
• Click iCal to generate customized calendar feed URL
Thanks to a generous gift from Sumitomo Pogo Mine, the district is pleased to announce the launch of a new app. The app offers parents, students, staff, and the community fingertip access to announcements and information about the district and specific schools.
Former methods of school district communication include newsletters, email, website announcements, phone messages and paid advertisements. The new app was created to enhance connections with stakeholders, especially those who prefer electronic communication.
App features include:
District and School News
Student Records (grades, assignments, attendance, and more)
Student Performance Alerts (updated grades, missing assignments, and more)
Push Notifications (from the district and selected schools)
District and School Calendars (seamlessly add events to device calendar)
Feedback (for security issues and other important information)
Directories and Maps (contact staff directly from app)
Lunch Balance Access
District and School Social Media Access (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
The Fairbanks School District app is free for users and available for immediate download on smartphones and tablet devices in the App Store and on Google Play.
Thank you, Sumitomo Pogo Mine for supporting parent involvement, supporting technology, and helping the school district increase its connections between the community and schools.
Alaska Statute 14.30.365, also referred to as the “Home School Law” takes effect July 1, 2013. The law permits students who are enrolled in “alternative education programs” and accredited home schools, as defined under AS 14.30.365, and who are otherwise eligible to participate in high school interscholastic activities, to select a “school of eligibility” within a public school district.
The checklist below guides the alternative education student and parent through eligibility requirements.
For further information or to set up an eligibility check and enrollment appointment, contact Steve Zanazzo, districtwide activities coordinator (and main contact for all district high schools) at 456-7794, ext. 17520.
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The community is invited to use the hotline to report any school related safety and security concerns or comments. The hotline will be managed during regular business hours and will accept messages 24 hours a day. All hotline messages will be evaluated and distributed to the appropriate party.
For emergencies, always call 911.
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The Fairbanks Council of PTAs (FCPTA) provides support for local unit PTA members and training for those interested in PTA executive board positions. FCPTA also serves as a voice for community educational concerns and has a strong working relationship with the school district.
Learn more about the services and purpose of the FCPTA at http://www.k12northstar.org/parents/pta
Current Job Openings
- Administration (1)
- After School Program (1)
- Athletics/Activities (3)
- High School Teacher (certification required) (1)
- Maintenance/Custodial (1)
- Miscellaneous (1)
- Nutrition Services (2)
- Occupational/Physical Therapist (2)
- School Nurse (1)
- School Psychologist (1)
- Special Education Teacher (6)
- Speech Language Pathologist (1)
- Student Worker (1)
- Substitute/Temp/On-call as needed (3)
- Support Staff (3)
- Teacher Aides/Assistants/Tutors (12)
- All Vacancies