(907) 456-5469 x103
24 Margaret Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Students: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Office: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elementary Administrative Secretary
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Draft Calendars: 2016-17 & 2017-18
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Good morning Joy Families,
Through meetings with First Student Bus Company and our maintenance department we believe we have come up with a solution to separating bus traffic from parent drop off/pick up traffic. We would like to pilot this idea starting on Monday, April 20th.
All busses, big & small, will be dropping off students in the front of the building in the bus lane. They will be picking up all students there also.
Parent drop off/pick up: Please drive down Margaret Ave. past the school to our back parking lot. It is a one way lot. Loop around the lot to the curbside. Please drop off or pick up your students. There is room for parents who are quick at drop off and those who take a little more time. Students can get out curbside and do not have to walk through any parked or moving cars. We will have signs and extra people out to help with this transition.
Our goal is to find a safe & quick way for parents to drop off or pick up students that is traffic jam free. (No one likes to start out or end their day with that!) If we pilot this now, we will know what issues may come from this. Your feedback will be important.
Thank you for all your help with this so far this spring!
Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale
Thursday, April 16 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Teacher Evaluation Process
New weapons policy
The School Board's firearms, deadly weapons, and weapons policies have been updated to meet Alaska Department of Education reporting requirements.
Among the changes are that all knives, regardless of blade length, are categorized as deadly weapons. State law dictates a 30-day minimum suspension from school for deadly weapon possession. For more information, visit k12northstar.org/weaponpolicy.
Revised 2014-15 Calendar
The 2014-15 calendar was revised in response to an inclement weather closure.
The last day of school for students has been adjusted to Thursday, May 21.
School calendars are available for subscription in any preferred calendar program.
To subscribe to school calendars:
• Visit the Calendar page on your school website
• Click boxes to customize calendar feed
• Click iCal to generate customized calendar feed URL
In April, all 3rd-6th graders across the state of Alaska will be taking the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assessments. These standardized tests will, for the first time, be computer-based. To ensure that all students have access to a laptop to take these assessments, testing will be spread out over a 2-week period in April. Thank you for ensuring that your child is here at school for these mandated assessments. Here is Joy's testing schedule:
AMP TESTING SCHEDULE:
April 1: Language Arts Testing for Grades 3 & 5
April 2: Math Testing for Grades 3 & 5
April 3: Science Testing for Grade 4
April 6-7: Make-Up Testing for Grades 3 & 5
April 8: Language Arts Testing for Grades 4 & 6
April 9: Math Testing for Grades 4 & 6
April 13-14: Make-Up Testing for Grades 4 & 6
Joy Robotics Team
Students in grades 4-6th are eligible to join the robotics team. The team will compete in a tournament in January. Contact Mr. Lange for any questions.
JOY ELEMENTARY IS A "GREEN STAR" SCHOOL
Joy Elementary is a "GREEN STAR" school which means that we take extra care of our environment. We are encouraging everyone in our community to please REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE.
We are asking you to save and bring these items to our school. We recycle and collect:
The aluminum drop-box is located in the large container on the back side of Joy Elementary.
The drop-box for cell phones and ink cartridges is located at our front office.
Please look around for these items and DO NOT THROW AWAY. BRING THEM TO US!!!
We also collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Labels for Education. Please save these for our school.
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