Welcome To Machetanz!


        "We care about others, our actions and our learning so that we can make a positive difference today
         and everyday"- Musk Ox Motto
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        Office Staff

        Jen Dowd -Principal
        Email: Jennifer.Dowd@matsuk12.us 

        Will Pace, Administrative Assistant
        Terry Murray, Secretary I/Registrar
        Want to have lunch with your student or walk the mileage track during recess? Here's our lunch and recess schedule:

        Recess  Lunch 
        Kindergarten & 1st Grade 11:15-11:45 11:45-12:15 
        2nd Grade & 3rd Grade  11:45-12:15
        12:15 -12:45 
        4th Grade & 5th Grade  12:15-12:45  12:45- 1:15 
        Rain, snow, wind or shine, we go outside. Please send your students with appropriate gear for the weather.
        Parent Drop off time is
        9:00 am
        No earlier, please
        Parent Pick up time is 3:50 pm 
         Any pick-up changes need to be made to the office by 3:00 pm 
        Machetanz Elementary has a Facebook page.  News and updates will be posted on Facebook.  Check it out and like our page!
        Drivers who do not live within the school neighborhood are encouraged to use Nelson Road when possible to alleviate excessive traffic.
        We would also like to remind all drivers to please adhere to the posted speed limits.
         Neighborhood Speed 25 mph; School Zone 20 mph; School Parking Lot 5 mph
        We would kindly request anyone traveling through the neighborhood to please be courteous of home owners.
        Thank you for your cooperation.
        Musk Ox



        District News

        • arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2016-2017
          School start/end times will remain the same for the 2016-2017 school year.
          Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45.
          Middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15.
          There are exceptions for northern schools:
          Willow start time is 8:20. Dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 1:40 on W.
          Talkeetna begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:05 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 2:05 on W.
          Trapper Creek begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:00.
          Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:54.
          Glacier View School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:56.
          If your child attends a charter school, confirm the time with your school.
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        • arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2016-2017 School Supply Lists
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          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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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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          Interested in applying to Alaska Middle College? Download an Application Flowchart to see how.  You may also visit their website for more information.
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          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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