Excellence and Equity for All




    APRIL 8---------ALICE DRILL--In the afternoon

    APRIL 12---------PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7:30-8:15

    APRIL 26---------BIKE RODEO

    MAY 1------------BAND / ORCHESTRA CONCERT 1:30 / 6pm

    MAY 2-----------LAST DAY OF ASP

    MAY 3-----------TALENT SHOW

    MAY 9-----------COMMUNITY CAFE


    MAY 15-17 -----1:30 EARLY OUT

    MAY 17----------FIELD DAY

    MAY 17---------LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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  • round up

    It's time to Round-Up new Kindergarten Students
    for the 2019-2020 School Year here at JOY!

    Is your child turning 5 on or before September 1st?  
    If so, it's time to register for next year's Kindergarten classes!!
    ROUND-UP DAYS ARE April 29th and April 30th 9am - 3pm                                        
    You can enroll online by clicking this
    Enrollment Link                             
    What you will need to enroll:
    *    Immunization Shot Records
    *    Birth Certificate
    *    Proof of Physical Address

    Kindergarten Screening for all
    registered students is Friday, May 3rd

    There will be a sign-up sheet at
    Kindergarten Round-up (time slots are 1hr long)

    During this time the kindergarten teachers will be completing individual assessments.The students will also participate in group activities, in order to provide the best placement for your child. 

    Parents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about his/her child during this screening time.   
    You will be notified of your child’s classroom placement at the Ice Cream Social in August. 
    Kindergartener’s that are not assessed during this time, will be tentatively placed in a class, but might be moved in order to provide the best placement for the student.
    ** Don’t forget to pick up your “goodie” bag when you register your child for Kindergarten**
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  • too sick for school

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  • ffvp

    Joy is a recipient of the USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program! Every Wednesday, fresh fruits or vegetables are delivered to all of our students to try. Ask your child what was delivered this week! Read the following letter to find out more about this special grant-funded program:

    Joy FFVP Letter


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  • Local Artist Beautifies Joy

    Positive changes to Joy Elementary!

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  • The Joy Elementary 2018-19 Approved Budget is available to view. You can find the complete district budget and more info at k12northstar.org/budget.

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  •  enroll Click here for Online enrollment 

    You may bring necessary documents to the school if you are unable to upload them.





    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.


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  • Volunteers We appreciate volunteers and look forward to having you help at school.

    Please be sure to fill out the district Volunteer Packet and submit it to Human Resources downtown.

    Volunteer Packet

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District News

  • KIndergarten Roundup

    Enroll your child in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year! Kindergarten roundup is April 29-30, 2019, visit your neighborhood elementary school during that time for help with registration and for a free kindergarten readiness calendar. Visit www.k12northstar.org/kindergarten for more info about enrollment.

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  • Principal & Assistant Principal Appreciation

    Thank you for being a positive presence in your schools and a leader in your community. Thank you for your very thoughtful, intentional, sometimes challenging, and always rewarding work with students, staff and parents. Thank you for being champions of equity and successful learning for ALL students.

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  • Mentor, Volunteer, Partner Appreciation Breakfast

    Join Superintendent Karen Gaborik and the Bright Futures Fairbanks volunteer leadership team to celebrate the many school district mentors, volunteers, and partners who are “world-class”.

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In the News

  • Joy Elementary implements student houses

    As the school year begins, many of our students are settling back into the schoolroom routine - but this year, students and faculty of Joy Elementary are doing things a little bit differently.

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  • Gaborik named state Superintendent of the Year

    Lifelong Alaskan, educator and school administrator Dr. Karen Gaborik has been named Alaska’s 2019 School Superintendent of the Year. The award is granted by the Alaska Superintendents Association and honors school system leaders who exemplify “effectiveness, knowledge, leadership, ethics and commitment.”

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  • Six local educators named Teachers of Excellence

    Three teachers in North Pole and three in Fairbanks are going to be recognized at a dinner later this month as BP Teachers of Excellence, a BP Alaska spokeswoman said in an email.

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