• MSBSD SUMMER STUDENT WORKER APPLICATIONS OPEN

    The 2015 Student Summer Worker application period is available on Applitrack. Four work crews will be hired during the interview process. The crews will consist of: Building Maintenance and Repairs, Curb Appeal (landscaping), Lawns, and Curb Appeal (parking lot improvements). Further information will be available soon. Please contact the CTE Department at 746-9274 with any questions. Click for links...

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  • SPRING BREAK: MARCH 9-13. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FRI., MARCH 6

    Mat-Su schools celebrate Spring Break next week, kicking off this Friday with no school for students (work day for teachers). If your child attends a non-traditional school, you will follow your school's calendar.

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  • 2016 BUDGET SURVEY NOW FEBRUARY 28

    The District sincerely appreciates your input in the budget process as we continue the focus on increasing student learning and achievement. Click full story for survey link and link to a NEW budget video from a student's perspective.

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES SET FOR FEB. 16 AND 17. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    MSBSD schools will be conducting P/T Conferences on Mon. and Tues., Feb. 16 and 17. No school for students. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, you will follow your school's calendar.

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  • REDINGTON AND DENA'INA PROPOSED BOUNDARIES OPEN HOUSE

    At 5:30 p.m., January 21, MSBSD Admin. Building in Palmer: See the proposed boundary maps, meet the demographer and ask questions, talk with the new principal for Redington, and hear the demographer's presentation to the School Board during the regular meeting.

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  • 2015-2016 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

    The MSBSD School Board has approved the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar. Community input included an online survey with over 3500 responses and public comment.

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  • MSBSD ENANUAQ PROGRAMS HOSTS FAMILY NIGHTS

    MSBSD Enanuaq Preschool Program is academic center-based for three and four-year-old Alaska Native and Native American children to prepare them for kindergarten readiness. There are sessions at Wasilla High and Burchell High. The high school program is designed to support supplemental educational learning opportunities through the federally funded Alaska Native Education Program. The grant expires in FY15.

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  • NOVEMBER IS ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH

    "...American Indians and Alaska Natives helped build the very fabric of America. Today, their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country." President Barack Obama.

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  • MSBSD NEW CALENDAR SURVEY NOW THROUGH NOV. 10

    Did you vote in the first fall calendar survey? Even if you did vote, you have one more opportunity to voice your opinion. The three-year calendar approval survey is open October 31 through November 10.

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  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES--OCTOBER 30 AND 31

    Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in the MSBSD. Please check with your school for schedules. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, follow your school's calendar. For traditional schools, no school for students on these two days.

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  • COME JOIN THE PUBLIC CONVERSATION...

    MSBSD Office of Instruction hosts a School Advisory Committee Meeting for the new Joe Redington, Sr. Jr/Sr High School. Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., Mat-Su Central School (600 E. Railroad Ave., Wasilla). School opens next fall for grades 6-10; expanding in future. View full story.

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  • MSBSD CALENDAR SURVEY

    Your opinion matters! Take the MSBSD calendar survey to share your preferences. View full story for survey. Survey open now through October 10.

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  • MSBSD COLLEGE OR CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT (CCRA)

    Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA) specifically the ACT, SAT, or WorkKeys. Read More....

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  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

    Adam Mokelke, principal of Burchell High School is one of six exceptional school leaders, according to an announcement by the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals. Mokelke will be honored during a September meeting in Washington. Read more....and good luck, Mr. Mokelke!

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  • MSBSD 2014-2015 REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE

    Students and parents may complete registration for next school year ONLINE. Read more for instructions or click on i-Enroll under the Parents tab...

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        Our mission at Iditarod Elementary is to prepare our students for success by creating a safe, responsible, and respectful learning community.
         
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        Click on our links above to access our newsletter, the Iditarod Elementary PTA Facebook page (don't forget to LIKE US) or the iparent link for faster access to registration and more!
         
         
        Iditarod Staff
                  
        Scott A. Nelson - Principal
        Phone #: 907-352-9100
        Email: scott.nelson@matsuk12.us
           
        Need our front office staff?
        Mrs. Helms, Secretary 1 - 352-9100
        Mrs. Baxter, Registrar/Rec. Specialist - 352-9100
        Mrs. Hardy, Administrative Secretary - 352-9132 
        Iditarod Fax Number - 907-352-9180 
         
        Iditarod Elementary is a Title 1 School.  To read our "Parent Involvement Policy" and to view our "Report Card to the Public" just click on the link below.  We have some exciting family acitivities and nights planned so be sure to check our website often for upcoming events!
         
         
         
        View your child's "Specials" schedule for PE, Music or Library by clicking on the link below.  You can also follow their recess and lunch times by viewing the right hand side of the schedule. 
         
         
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        Site Shortcuts to the left has an awesome link for finding community events geared for all ages and families.  There is SO much to do in the Valley!  Check out "District Flyers" for updated flyers every week.
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

         
         
         
         
                                                                                                                                                                                               
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

         

         

         


         
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        School Starts - 9:15 AM
        School Ends - 3:45 PM

        Iditarod Announcements

        • Back to School
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        • Attendance Matters!  - Did you know that regular attendance in elementary school sets up a good pattern for your child's entire school career?  Show him/her that school comes first by trying to keep days off for illnesses and family emergencies.  Also, schedule routine doctor and dentist appointments for afterschool or over school breaks. 

          IDITAROD ATTENDANCE POLICY:
          9:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. "Tardy"
          12:46 p.m. or later - student will be marked 1/2 day absent
          Students leaving before 12:15 p.m. in the day are marked 1/2 day absent
              
                                        
           
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        • School Spirit
               Show your "Husky" Pride by wearing our school logowear on Fridays!  It's a great way to show our school school spirit and let's everyone know how proud you are to attend Iditarod Elementary! 
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        • TARGET REDcardHelp us earn money at Iditarod Elementary just by using your Target REDcard!  Everytime you shop at Target, 1% of your sales will be donated back to our school.  And the best part is, it doesn't cost you anymore money to participate!  Please designate our school because it all adds up!  Thank you!
           
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        District News

        • Focusing on academic success, career readiness, higher education, and industry/technical training, Career and Technical Education is highly valued and counted upon to meet District student needs. Read more, including the Proclamation from Governor Walker.
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        • Arrow 2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2014-2015
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year. Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45, and middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15. There are exceptions for northern schools: Willow start time is 8:20 and dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal at 1:40 on Wed. Talkeetna begins at 8:30 with dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:40. Trapper Creek begins at 8:30 and dismissal at 3:00. Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:54. Also, if your child attends one of our six charter schools, confirm the time with your school.
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          Click here for 2014-2015 School Supply Listsl
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        • Arrow HELP MSBSD "STUFF THE BUS"
          School is two weeks away and many students in the Mat-Su Valley do not have the resources they need for their first day of school. That’s exactly what Stuff the Bus is aiming to help with. July 31 is a Day of Action! Parnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carr's parking lot in Palmer, providing school supplies for Valley kids. The following items are needed for donations; backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils,and pens. Families needing school supplies for their students can call746-9239 for more information.
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        • Arrow MSBSD GOES MOBILE!
          Click here for more information on the MSBSD mobile app, how to get started, and downloading the app. You may also download and read a mobile Fact Sheet or print it for easy reference.Go mobile with the MSBSD! at www.matsuk12.us/mobile.
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        • Arrow MSBSD EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ON TECHNOLOGY!
          All MSBSD Employees can take advantage of the Dell MPP program, Apple Employee Purchase Program and Microsoft Home Use Program.  Click here to find out more! 
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        • Arrow ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iPARENT
          Parents—Online Absence Reporting. Parents now have a method to report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent.
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