Houghtaling Elementary School

Houghtaling Elementary School

Home of the Dolphins!


  • Student Absence

    If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, please contact the school office (907) 225-4128 first thing in the morning. All absences are unexcused until a parent/guardian contacts the office to excuse their student.

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  • Playground Supervision

    For student safety, PLEASE remember that the playground will not have adult supervision until 8:35am. It is very important that students are not dropped off prior to that time. If your child walks to school, please talk to them about this topic so they do not arrive before supervision is available. There will also be no adult supervision on any playgrounds after 3:30pm.

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  • Daily Schedule

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    Office Hours

    Preschool Times

     8:45am - 12:45pm

    Kindergarten Times
     8:55am - 3:25am
    1st - 6th Grade Times
     8:55am - 3:30pm
    Extended School Day
    Grades 3rd - 6th
    **permission for must be signed
    by parent prior to attending **
    3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Breakfast Prices
    Full Price Students = $1.00
    Full Price Adults = $2.00
    Reduced Price = .30 cents
    Grades K-3
    Lunch:  11:35 - 12:05
    Recess: 12:10 - 12:40
    Grades 4-6
    Lunch: 12:10 - 12:40
    Recess11:35 - 12:05
    *Lunch Prices:
    Full Price Students = $3.25
    Full Price Adults = $4.75
    Reduced Price = .40 cents
    *Needs to be ordered each
    morning by 9:30am **
     If you will want a lunch
    but are running late, please
    call the office by 9:00am


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  • Parking Lot Locked

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      Parking Lot Safety
    Lots are locked every day 
    Our parking lot is for staff parking only, unless you need to access the handicap parking.
    If you get locked in, you will need to wait, as it is for the safety of all students that the lot gets locked.
    Locked Times
    8:20am - 8:55am
    3:15pm - 3:35pm
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  • Lost & Found

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    Lost & Found is located in the wooden box by the office. Please check regularly for your missing treasures! Periodically, as the bin gets overloaded, we will take items to Goodwill. So please do not delay in checking for missing items.
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    For the security of our students and staff, all visitors must enter and exit our building at the front office. We are strictly enforcing this new safety measure and ask for your cooperation.
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  • Picture Retakes

    Picture Retakes are happening Friday, November 4th @ 9:00am If you want your child to do retakes, your original picture proof needs to accompany your child to the photographer

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  • Looking for spare clothing!

    If you are cleaning out closets, the Houghtaling office is looking for boys and girls size 5/6-10/12 sweatpants or leggings. THANK YOU!

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  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month

    During the month of October, Houghtaling Elementary School students will learn how to recognize, refuse, and report bullying. Our annual Unity Day celebration is October 19. Unity Day is celebrated across the United States. It is an opportunity to unite against bullying, to show those who are being bullied that they are not alone and that we care about them. Join the Houghtaling Community and unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Wear the color orange and/or an orange ribbon!

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  • Phone messages for students

    PLEASE know it is VERY busy in the office at the end of the day. If you have a phone message for your child for after school instruction PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call the office BEFORE 2:30pm. ALSO - VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE DO NOT leave phone messages on the voicemail for after school notes. Please call back to talk to a human.

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  • School Security

    For the security of our students and staff, we ask that all visitors enter and exit our building at the front office and wear a visitor sticker in plain sight. This includes being on the playground with your child. We are strictly enforcing this safety measure and ask for your cooperation. Thank You!

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  • Fire Prevention Month

    October is Fire Prevention month. On behalf of all staff at Houghtaling, we ask you to please take this time to check your home smoke alarms and change out batteries as needed. Thank You!

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  • PBIS at Houghtaling

    What does PBIS stand for? How can parents get involved? Please check out the PBIS website link under SITE SHORTCUTS. Lots of great information included!

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  • Ketchikan Dribblers League registration is open!

    Registration is open! www.ketchikandribblers.com Tryouts are November 4 & 5

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  • Box Tops 4 Education

    Do you know how easy it is to get into clipping Box Tops 4 Education? It's SO easy! There are MANY participating products at your local grocery stores that carry boxtops. Almost every isle has products! Each boxtop is worth 10 cents for Houghtaling.

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What Happening


    Monday, October 24th - Turn Your Back on Drugs and Alcohol ~ wear clothing backward or inside out!

    Tuesday, October 25th - Use your head, wear red!  Show your Red Ribbon Spirit!

    Wednesday, October 26th - Put a Cap on It!  Wear a hat to show support for a drug free, healthy life.

    Thursday, October 27th - Team up against Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco! Wear favorite sports team shirts

        ~  Ketchikan Police Dept. will come talk to students today about Halloween Safety ~

    Friday, October 28th - Don't let Drugs Drive You Crazy - Crazy Clothing Day! Dress as colorfully as you can! Mix it up! Stripes and checks? Red and green? Sure thing!!   NOTE: No Costumes, Face Paint or Masks


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  • calendar There will be NO Extended Day the week of October 17-21 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please make alternate after school plans and call the Houghtaling office before 2:30pm if a note needs to be written.


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  • PTO Meetings

    (2nd Monday of the Month) 

    October 10th,   November 14th,  December 12th,  January 9th

    February 13th,  March 13th,  April 10th.  May 8th

    President:  Liz Jones

    Vice President:  Holly Filyaw

    Secretary: Jackie Kimball

    Treasurer: Renee Oyedeji




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  • art class offered at KETCHIKAN ARTS COUNCIL!

    Check out this awesome flyer for information on art classes available through the Ketchikan Arts Council 

     Click here to see Arts Council Flyer on amazing classes they offer for the community.

    Classes are offered Saturdays October 15, 22, 28

    November 5 & 12

    Celebration - November 19

    Open to 1st through 6th grade

    For more information contact CameoM@ketchikanarts.org for more information!


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    All medicine will need to have paperwork filled out before anything can be brought to school.

    Over the Counter Medicine -  Parents must sign this form before any medicine can be sent to school. This includes Cough Drops, Anbesol, etc.  All medicine will be locked up in the Houghtaling office and your child will come to the office as directed by parents on the medicine form.

    Prescription Medicine -  Parents and Doctors both must fill out paperwork before any medication can be brought to school. All medicine will be locked up in the medicine cabinet and taken per instructions on the paperwork.


    You may print out these forms here:



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