The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and will transform Joy Elementary library into our very own book store. There you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters, school supplies and fun for everyone! The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the library from Oct.19-Oct.29 from 8:00AM-3:00PM and everyone is invited.
OCT 4--------------------FAMILY STEAM NIGHT 5:30-7pm
OCT 12----------------- 1:30 EARLY OUT
OCT 19-29------------ BOOK FAIR
OCT 25 -------STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
OCT 26--------STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
Conference sign up is online. Please find the link in the October Cub Chatter sent home by email on Oct. 2 or check with your child's teacher if you need the Sign Up Genius Link!
OCT 26-----------------FALL FESTIVAL 5:30-7:30
Dear Joy Families,
Joy Elementary is now equipped with a buzz-in security system. For the safety of all our students and staff, the buzz-in system went into effect Monday, August 27th.
Joy’s back doors are now locked at 8:30 A.M. and the front doors locked at 8:45 A.M. This is a change to past procedures and the information in our student handbook.
The buzz-in security panel is located on the wall to the left of the main doors. It is equipped with an intercom and video surveillance camera that allows you to speak with someone in the main office.
How the system works:
- PUSH THE WHITE BUTTON IN THE WALL PANEL
- REMAIN IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
- GO DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE ONCE YOU ARE BUZZED IN
Upon entering please go to the office for assistance. We will deliver items dropped off, call students down for pick up, walk late students to class (if needed). If you have arranged to volunteer in the classroom you will need to sign in and get a visitors badge. Although this procedure may be a bit more cumbersome for visitors, it greatly increases our ability to monitor who is allowed access to the halls and rooms occupied by your children.
Thank you for helping us protect our most valued assets, your children.
You may bring necessary documents to the school if you are unable to upload them.
ALL ENROLLMENT IS DONE ON LINE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO THE SCHOOL TO USE OUR COMPUTER FOR THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS.
Enrollment checklist-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 all new students who haven't been enrolled in the district before.
- **Proof of Immunization--SHOT RECORDS
- **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 you will need to enroll in your home school and use this OAA lottery information link to learn more about how to make an OAA request online. 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 11, if there is an opening in the requested grade level.
- **Birth Certificate
Do you live in the hills? Your student’s bus route may have a designated alternate stop for bad road conditions and it’s time to be prepared for the arrival of winter.
For two years in a row, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has achieved a record four-year graduation rate. “I am so pleased with the work our teams across the school district have engaged in to achieve this accomplishment, said Superintendent Karen Gaborik. “While the graduation is still not as high as we would like it to be, we are making significant progress.”
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools and will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.