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School Calendar for 2016-2017
Find various public school information: the school district the public school is in, contact information, school website, grade levels, enrollment, and school calendar.
Who can attend school?
If your children are five (5) years old by September 1, they can attend kindergarten. If your children are six (6) years old by September 1, they can attend first grade. Some school districts will accept younger students. Check with your school district’s main office. This page will show you how to contact your school district.
How do I enroll my children?
New students should enroll at their school. Bring a copy of your children’s birth certificates if they are entering kindergarten or first grade. Also, no matter what their grade is, bring a copy of your children’s immunization record – their shots. This page will show you what shots are required. And bring proof that you live in the school district. For example, your proof could be a utility bill, a phone bill, or an apartment lease.
What is my school district?
If you are new to Alaska or have moved to a new community, you might not know the name of your school district or how to contact them. Here is a two-step way to figure it out:
- You can search by typing in your community’s name in the search box on the Alaska Public Schools Database page. The search results will tell you your school district. At that time, go to your school district link, which will give you schools list results of all schools within that district. Go to the name of your school link to view your school contact information.
- Go back to the search box on the Alaska Public Schools Database and under "Browse Schools," go to By District link, to view a listing of all districts.
What are the rules on shots?
All children attending an Alaska school, including preschool, must be immunized against certain diseases. The guides on this page will show you what shots your children need to have.
Are there exceptions?
Yes. Children do not need to be immunized if their parents have a letter from an Alaska-licensed doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner stating that the shots would injure the children’s health. Or if the parents sign a sworn statement saying that the shots go against the beliefs and practices of their religion.
- Alaska Child Care & School Immunization Requirements Packet (pdf)
- 2016 Recommended Immunizations
- Immunization Requirements Flyer (pdf)
What if I am transferring to another school in my district during the school year?
If you need to transfer your child from one neighborhood school to another, you must get permission from the principal of the new school. Do not take your children out of one school before they are officially enrolled in another school. Bring a copy of your child’s school transcript, shots records, and your proofs of residency to the new school.