Excellence and Equity for All


  • PTSO Join us Wednesday, October 16, at
    3:30pm for our next PTSO meeting.

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  • Bus Rules / Bus Stops Be sure to check out the district transportation page for bus rules and bus route information. Bus Information

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  • welcome

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year from 15,000 feet.  I look forward to seeing you soon.  Mrs. Whisenhant 


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  • School supplies

    To view the Joy 2019-2020 School Supply List click here

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  • podcast

    Congratulations Oliver Opgenorth. As part of his Digital Media Class, his teacher Mrs. Curry, helped him enter the NPR Student Podcast Challenge and he was a National Middle School Finalist. Oliver was featured on NPR Morning Edition on May 14th. If you would like to listen please click this podcast link


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  • school  

    Welcome New Joy Families!

    Please enroll online at the district homepage. here

    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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  • 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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  • You can find the complete district budget at k12northstar.org/budget.

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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

  • Know Your Student's Alternate Bus Stops!

    Alternate bus stops are sometimes necessary due to inclement weather. Make sure you know the location of your child's alternate stop.

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  • Emergency Communications Test

    On Friday, September 27, the district will send test emergency messages via email, text message, and automated phone call. Make sure your contact information is up to date!

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  • School Community Engagement Sessions

    We are pleased to provide School Community Engagement Sessions for each school community to promote positive connections and belonging through understanding and awareness. These School Community Engagement Sessions will be hosted with the skilled support of national and local trainers from the National Coalition Building Institute.

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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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