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Principal - David Jones, Asst Principal - Brent Hammer, Asst Principal - Regina Bellereide

School Climate & Connectedness Survey 2022 for Families


Dear Ipalook Elementary School Families,

We value your input as we strive to make Ipalook Elementary a better school where your children are learning at a high level.  This is a task we take very seriously.  You are an extremely important part of that equation and an important partner as we work to continually improve the school's environment.  Each parent/guardian is asked to complete one survey by March 25, 2022.  If you have more than one child attending Ipalook, you only need to fill out one survey.  All parents are welcome to participate, using the link below.  

Results from this survey will be used to identify student, staff, and family perceptions of the school as we look at how we can be better.  School staff will use the results to ensure the school is a safe, supportive, and caring place where all students can succeed. 




Ipalook Elementary Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Please reference specific teacher pages for communication and hours.



Please reference specific teacher pages for communication and hours.

Teacher PLC 1:50pm-3:30pm


Welcome to Ipalook Elementary

Parents, students and community members,

Welcome to another wonderful year at Ipalook Elementary School. I am thrilled to be the principal and look forward to a fun and exciting year. There are several goals we have for the staff and students in the coming months.

Goal #1: Increase student attendance

Last year our overall attendance was 87%, well below our goal of 93%. We have perfect attendance incentives and invite parents to share in the monthly celebrations.

The Key Chain Club: Students who are here every day of the month will receive a key chain celebrating perfect attendance. Perfect attendance at Ipalook means no absences and no tardiness. On average, almost 150 students earn the key chain incentive each month. Let’s see if we can double that number!

Goal #2: Increase student achievement

The students at Ipalook Elementary are making progress in reading, writing and math. Students in grades 3-5 will no longer be taking the Standards Based Assessments (SBA) in April. Starting in late March they will take a new assessment that is linked to the new Alaska state standards that are taking effect this school year. The new assessment is called the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP). This will be a computer-based assessment that can be taken over several days. While the assessment is more rigorous, we are confident that our students and teachers will be preparing diligently over the next seven months.

Goal #3: Volunteers and parent participation

We would like to see an increase in parents and community members volunteering in our schools. With the exception of K3/K4, our teachers do not have full time aides in their classrooms. Parent and community volunteers provide extra time and support to classroom teachers.

Families please be involved in your child’s education. Check on them daily to see that they are doing their homework. Encourage good attendance and study skills habits. We are partners in educating all the children at Ipalook Elementary.

We look forward to a productive school year. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by the office if you have concerns or questions.