Check out the link above to learn more about the school districts plans for starting back to school

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    Join us August 13th from 6-7 for our Back to School Open House and Ice Cream Social. We look forward to welcoming you back to school! Subject to change as circumstances change.


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    Welcome New Joy Families!

    Please enroll online at the district homepage. here

    Districtwide fall registration for new elementeary students will be held August 3 & 4. We encourage online enrollment when possible. These dates are subject to change pending circumstances.

    You may bring necessary documents to the school prior to school starting in August if you are unable to upload them.

    Help speed up enrollment by bringing along these important forms:

    (**students will not be enrolled in school without these forms)

    **Birth Certificate A birth certificate is required for students entering kindergarten or first grade who haven't been enrolled in the district before.

    **Proof of Immunization

    **Proof of Current Physical Address Utility bills such as phone, water or electric-proof of one of these services at the home resident is required

    Reminder: Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten.


    OAA REQUESTS: If you do not live in the Joy attendance area and wish to have your child attend Joy K-8 you will need to enroll in your home school and submit an online application in the Lottery here. This is the FNSBSD new online lottery system. Out of Attendance Area requests will not be considered until after the first 10 days of school. Students must be enrolled in their home school for the first 10 days of school. Families will be contacted on day 11th day, if there is an opening in the requested grade level.

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    Summer Goodbye

    Joy End of Year Goodbye Video

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    Check out this message from Joy staff to our students!

    You're the reason we are here!

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  • Drum roll, please!! And the winner of the 2019-2020 House Cup is....

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    House Cup Winner 2019-2020

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    Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly

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District News

  • Message From Your District Leadership-June 17, 2020

    Hello School District Family, The district is fully engaged in Smart Start planning for next school year. This is a daunting task, and our plan will impact the entire community. We have included a wide variety of stakeholders to be sure we consider the full spectrum of thoughts and perspectives. As we move through the planning process, I will update you on our progress. The most critical information I can share with you right now is this: As long as we are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, the best-case scenario for schools is a Low Risk environment. The Green Zone describes a Low Risk environment. It is not an environment with no risk where we can assume normal operating procedures. The Green Zone requires 6 feet of social distancing, and a variety of other precautions that will significantly impact how we deliver instruction.

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  • Message from Your District Leadership-June 3, 2020

    Dear School District Family and Fairbanks Community, Events of this past week, fueled by the atrocity of George Floyd’s death, have consumed me. I find it very difficult to capture in words my thoughts about the unfathomable acts of bigotry, racism, cowardice and the lack of leadership. I’ve boomeranged back and forth between horror, guilt, anger, incredulousness, passion, sorrow, empathy, helplessness, heartbreak, and fear. I’ve reached out to co-workers, friends, and family close to home and across the country to hear their stories. I try to understand.

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  • Video Update from Superintendent Gaborik

    Superintendent Dr. Karen Gaborik shares the Alaska Smart Start 2020 for K-12 schools from the Department of Education and reviews the latest CDC guidelines for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 4/30/20 | Graduation Ceremonies Schedule

    Thank you for your support of the Class of 2020!

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  • From Your District Leadership - April 7, 2020

    We are in the fourth week of school closure. Last week we rolled out remote learning, and this week we are providing grading guidelines. It is my hope that the grading guidelines will relieve stress for educators, families and students. The guidelines clarify the district’s teaching and learning goals for second semester at the elementary, middle and high school levels, with an emphasis on feedback. The guidelines also address questions about how final quarter and semester grades will be determined.

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