Houghtaling Elementary School

Houghtaling Elementary School

Scroll Global Icons
Scroll Global Icons

Home of the Dolphins!

Upcoming Events

View Calendar




    First Student Bus Co is requesting that all students with any bus route or stop changes need to hand a transportation note to the bus driver. This means parents must contact the school office before 2:00pm to have the note written.  No note = no change in stops  Thank you for your help in this incredibly huge safety issue.

    Comments (-1)
  • Library Looking for family activities? Check out the Ketchikan Public Library. There is literally something going on all the time! Their calendar is full of children & whole family activities! The February calendar is on the main page. Have fun!library worm

    Comments (-1)
  • Student Absence and 

    Leaving Early

    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.

    We are noticing many parents showing up at 3:00pm to pick up their child early. Our school day does not get over until 3:25 Kindergarten and 3:30 1st through 6th, with a lot of learning still happening right up until the dismissal bell. If you could contact the office first thing in the morning so the classroom teacher can plan for the early dismissal, that would be very helpful and appreciated. It will avoid having so many classroom interruptions. Thank you!

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • The Students of the Week were Jacob Shedlosky, Calvin Ingman, Julian Paule, Wyatt Balluta, and Maci Bolton!

    The Spirit Award went to Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade!

    The Box Top Award went to Mrs. Roth's 3rd Grade!

    The Sunshine Awards went to Aleah Perry, Kaydee Forrester, Milan Browne, and Jameson.
    thumbs up

    Comments (-1)


  • Daily Schedule

    Posted by:
    Office Hours
    Phone: (907) 225-4128
    Fax: (907) 225-7925

    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 form must be signed
    by parents 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
    First Student Bus Co


    Comments (-1)
  • Parking Lot Locked

    Posted by:
      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
    Comments (-1)
  • Lost & Found

    Posted by:
    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.
    Comments (-1)

    Posted by:
    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. 
    Comments (-1)
  • Summer School

    Information regarding Summer School has been given to your child's classroom teacher. If you feel your child needs to attend, or wish to talk about the criteria for attending, please contact your child's teacher directly. During the school day teachers are extremely busy, so please email them and they will respond to you. Email addresses are firstname.lastname@k21schools.org

    Comments (-1)
  • Goodies With Grands

    Houghtaling students bring your grandparents to Houghtaling on Thursday, March 30th for GOODIES WITH GRANDS time. 8:15am - 8:45am.

    Comments (-1)
  • Popcorn Fundraiser

    Houghtaling popcorn fundraiser is happening FRIDAY MARCH 24th. $1.00 a bag. This time it is just regular popcorn. Turn your money into your classroom teacher.

    Comments (-1)
  • Hot Feats Finale Performance

    Come enjoy some jumpin good time with our finale performance! Sunday, April 2nd in the Kayhi Gym @ 2:00pm

    Comments (-1)
  • Kids Night Out & Dr. Seuss Night

    Friday, March 31st 6:00pm-9:00pm ~ Such a fun night to be had by all involved! We are combining Kid's Night Out and Dr. Seuss Celebration! Parents bring your Houghtaling kiddos to school and sign them in. Then they stay and play and eat, and you get to go rest, shop, out to dinner, whatever! Pick them up at 9:00 and its a fun night for all. Many classrooms are open for crafts and fun games. There will be a homemade dinner, milk and water for drinks, and popcorn too! All students will need to have a registration form filled out by parents/guardians. Pre-registration helps speed up the sign in process, but we will have forms available at the front door as well. Parents, you must sign in and sign out your child for this event. If you are allowing another parent to bring your child for you YOU MUST CONTACT THE OFFICE PRIOR TO THE EVENT. The cost is $12.00 for one child, $20.00 for 2 children, and $30.00 for a family. Limited scholarships are available. ~ If you want to volunteer to help at this event please call the office at 225-4128.

    Comments (-1)
  • Volunteers Needed

    Looking for parents to volunteer to bring in treats for the BOXTOPS winning class! Please call the office to volunteer for a day. We can let you know what dates are available. Thank you in advance! Houghtaling volunteers are AMAZING!

    Comments (-1)
  • District Spelling Bee WINNER!

    CONGRATULATIONS FRANCHEZCA CORREA! You will now travel to Anchorage for the Alaska State Spelling Bee! We are so proud of you!

    Comments (-1)
  • Preschool Screening for 2017-2018 school year

    If you are interested in registering your preschooler for the 2017-2018 school year, please stop by the Houghtaling Office for a screening/registration packet. Once your packet is received with a copy of a birth certificate and immunization records it will be considered complete. We will accept packets starting Feb 1, 2017. To enroll in preschool students have to be age four on or before September 1, 2017.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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!

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • more

What Happening

  • no parking

    We have 2 big requests...

    PLEASE do not park in the upper lot by the flag pole - it is marked with yellow cross hatch lines. This is an access aisle used for our delivery trucks for mail, freight and lunches. 

    Many times parents are visiting to quickly drop something off but it creates a big problem for our delivery trucks who come throughout the day. This is their parking area and many times it is blocked by a vehicle. There is extra parking now at the end of the upper parking lot down by the Kindergarten doors, and all along the street on Baranof Avenue.

    PLEASE do not park in the HANDICAP parking by the office, unless you are licensed to do so. By all means if you are licensed to use the handicap parking there are two available for your use. We are obligated to contact the Police Department if there is a car parked in a handicap spot without a handicap sticker visible. It is a $250.00 fine and the Ketchikan Police Department will ticket you.

    Thank You Houghtaling Parents for helping our school day run smoothly!

    Comments (-1)
  • eval Hello Houghtaling Parents,  Attached you will find forms regarding Staff and Principal performance at Houghtaling.  Filling out the forms is strictly optional.  Please read the top of each form as to where to take it once it is complete.  Thank you for your time!

    Staff and Principal Performance Forms

    Comments (-1)
  • news Hello Houghtaling Families

    Please click below to take a look at the proposal for the Houghtaling Driveway/Parking remodel

    If you have any questions, feedback, etc. please direct them to Principal Jones via email



    Revised Driveway Sketch Proposal

    Comments (-1)
  • PTO Meetings

    5:30pm in the Houghtaling Library

    (2nd Monday of the Month) 

      January 9th,   February 13th,  

    March 13th,  April 10th,  May 8th

    President:  Liz Jones

    Vice President:  Holly Filyaw

    Secretary: Jackie Kimball

    Treasurer: Renee Oyedeji




    Comments (-1)