School attendance is very important. In an attempt to have your students attendance as accurate as possible, Houghtaling Elementary has recently moved to an automated attendance system. If your child is not in school, and you have not contacted the office as to why, you will receive the message. All attendance is flagged as unexcused until parent contact is made. If you receive a message, please contact the office right away and the attendance will be updated. One more note - all unexcused absenceses are reported to the state for truancy. During this transition phase, it may be possible that you get more then one phone call. The office thanks you in advance for your patience as we work out the kinks!
Proof of TB immunization is due to the Houghtaling office no later than January 5, 2014. This is a State Law that all Kindergarten age children and those children new to the Ketchikan School District have this immunization, and proof of test brought to the Houghtaling Office. Thank You! If you have any further questions, please contact our Houghtaling Health Clerk at 225-4128.
The Houghtaling office does not have a registered nurse on staff. Students needing medicine at school must first have a medication form signed by parents on file in the health clerks office. This includes cough drops, anbesol, lotions, etc. If you child needs to have this items at school, please accompany them into the school office to have the proper paperwork signed.
Every Wednesday TFCU representatives come to Houghtaling at lunchtime for students to make deposits. The interest rate on the school savings accounts is at 5%! Call Dana at TFCU to learn more about the program.