Welcome to Kodiak High School, Home of the BEARS!
First Day of School is Thursday, August 22nd
New School Day Hours:
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
T, W, TH 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Letter from KHS Principal Phil Johnson
Dear Parent and Guardians,
Kodiak High School has experienced a wonderful start to the 2013-2014 school year. I can’t begin to express how amazed I am at the quality of our student body. With approximately 780 students enrolled in a school that is under construction, one might expect a less than positive school climate. I’m extremely pleased to share that our current climate is extremely positive. As I walk through our hallways I am reminded daily why I entered education twenty-to years ago. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it’s been working with your children.
Kodiak High School faculty and staff deserve tremendous credit for creating, and sustaining, an environment that is positively student-centered. I’m very impressed with the level of professionalism that exists within this building. I wish to also draw special attention to the administrative support staff, Kari Marsh, Edwina Horn, and Amy Willis. This administrative team has done an incredible job ensuring that school related processes flow smoothly. The level of their support is beyond measure!
I would be remiss if I didn’t also recognize our Guidance Department. Special thanks to Karen Winkler, Yvonne Cleary, Sue Blott, and Karen Stephen for the incredible amount of work they do, daily, on behalf of our students. The counselors carried the day (actually the first tow weeks) for students who were new to the Island as well as those seeking adjustments to their existing schedule.
Hats off to KHS’ Student Council as well. Not only do they, in coordination with Mr. Bieber, keep us updated with daily broadcasts with are now streamed Monday through Thursday at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kodiak-‐schools, they also managed to pull off one of the most inspirational assemblies I’ve ever attended. On Friday, August 30th, Ted Wiese (www.HearTedTalk.com) spoke to students about how important it is to be #2. As your child what that’s all about. A very special “Thank You” to Student Council Advisers Lindsey Glenn and Elizabeth Bender for their management and organization of this event!!
Extra-curricular activities are well underway at KHS. Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Football, Cheerleading, Dance, and Volleyball are wither practicing or have already engaged in competition. Last weekend Kodiak hosted events in Swimming and Diving, Football, and Cross Country. Additionally, our Music Program, led by Dale Lhotka, Laura Blackwood and Rachael Lanigan, is in full swing. Please plan on attending the Fall Choir Concert, October 22nd, followed by the Fall Orchestra Concert, October 29th.
Tuesday September 10th, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., KHS will be hosting an Open House. In previous years a bell schedule would dictate classroom visitation times. This year we’re opting to discontinue that process and, instead, afford parents the opportunity to move freely about KHS and visit classrooms at their own pace. Please remember that this is a time to meet your student’s teachers but is not a time to hold a parent-teacher conference. Should you wish to visit your teacher in parent-teacher conference format, please schedule that separately as there are a number of parents who wish to meet their student’s teacher and we want to ensure that all have that opportunity.
KHS will also be providing on-site PowerSchool support during Open House. This year all parents must create a new PowerSchool account. KHS intends to support you in that process and will have laptops setup in Commons A and B for those who wish to create their accounts during Open House. KHS counseling staff will be available to guide parents through the process. Though I recognize the inconvenience in recreating your PowerSchool account, for those families who have more than one child, this new account will allow you to view all your children District-wide using a single user login.
Principal, Kodiak High School
- All Students Must have a signed Technology Acceptable Use Agreement on File or their privileges to use technology will be removed.
- Kodiak High School Report Card to the Public
Policies and Procedures to be aware of:
All freshman and sophomore students will receive copies of the KHS handbook complete with KHS policies/procedures, calendar of events, and personal organizer. In addition the KHS handbook is on our website.
Links for Parents:
| Alaska State
Health & Immunizations