North Pole Middle School

Principal's Update - October 5, 2021

Mission Statement

North Pole Middle School believes all students can succeed because education is a shared responsibility between students, home, school, and community in that this partnership provides students opportunities for personal and academic growth in a safe and supportive environment.

October 4th - October 8th Schedule

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Hello Parents and Families

The end of the first quarter is rapidly approaching and will be here on October 15th. That Friday is an early release day with students being dismissed at 12:50 p.m. The second quarter will begin on October 18th with nearly all students receiving new related arts classes such as PE/Health, art, computers etc. Your student will pick up their quarter two schedule in the cafeteria the morning of the 18th, or they can access their schedule on-line through PowerSchool.


Richard Smith, Principal

Bus Suspensions

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Please remember to send your student to school with a mask each day as it is still required by the school district. We have been able to provide masks for the first quarter but are nearing the end of our supply. If your student does not have a mask they will not be able to access their regularly scheduled classes. We will then contact the parent or family member to see if they can provide one so we can return the student to class as quickly as possible. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

PTO Update

Our next meeting for our PTSO will take place on October 12th at 5:30 p.m. in our library. We'll be discussing fundraising and communication tools at this time in addition to other items that may come up. We look forward to continued participation and new faces.

Where to find bus and daily schedule info

Each week we will update both our Facebook page and North Pole Middle School website with information regarding bus route cancellations as they continue and update our daily schedule for the week.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are approaching on October 28th and 29th. October 28th will be an arena style format with all teachers being located in the gym for easy access by parents/families. October 29th parents can schedule a meeting with their child's teachers in person, via phone or zoom. Information on how to schedule your students' conferences to come. Look for a postcard to arrive in the mail with times.
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After School Homework Help

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School Start Times and Availability

Our new school start and end times for students are 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Students can be dropped off in the morning at 7:00 a.m. at which time doors will be opened.

Students should plan on leaving the school by 2:35 p.m. unless they are in an after school activity sponsored by school staff.

Morning Drop Off & Afternoon Pickup

Just a reminder to please drive safely, cautiously, and respectfully when dropping your student off in the morning and picking up in the afternoon.

Bus Deviations

A bus deviation is a request for your student to ride a bus that they aren't registered for already and that they don't usually ride.

A few helpful hints on how to request a bus deviation:

  • It MUST be requested in writing via notes, email ( or fax to 907-488-9213. Students may NOT write their own notes.
  • If you send one by email, you will get a reply saying we received it. If you don’t get a reply please call 488-2271. Bus deviations must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. If it is an early release day bus deviations must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. If you submit an email after 11:00 a.m., please call to confirm receipt.

-Your request needs to have the following information on it:

  • Your student's name
  • Bus number (route) and the name of the street it stops at (if you don't know this, you can call the transportation office at 907-452-2000 and select option 4)
  • How long the deviation is good for (just that day or for the whole school year as needed)
  • Parent's name and contact information
  • Our fax number is:(907)488-9213
  • Email requests to:

Covid Procedures

Click the button below to find information on:

  • Operational Guidelines
  • Mitigation Procedures
  • Wellness Checks for Students and staff

Activities and Clubs

Click the button below to get information on our current athletics and clubs in addition to scheduled competitions and meetings dates.

Student of the Week!

Students are nominated weekly by selected teachers for upholding one or more of our S.H.I.E.L.D characteristics around the school. S.H.I.E.L.D stands for Scholarship, Helpfulness, Integrity, Engagement, Leadership and Determination. Congratulations to the below mentioned students for the success in one of these areas.

September 20th - 24th

  • Sarah Chin nominated by Mr. Dorrel
  • Amarah States nominated by Ms. Ford
  • Logan Brooks nominated by Ms. Mueller
  • Timae Krebsback nominated by Mr. Frymark

September 27th - October 1st

  • Emma Wolcott nominated by Ms. States
  • Landon Paolino nominated by Mr. Hull
  • Dan Yatlin nominated by Mr. Gryga
  • Gerald Rice nominated by Ms. Ruckhaus
  • Rhiannon Buresch nominated by Ms. Blickle
  • Peyton Hacker nominated by Mr. Johnson
  • Zoee Urban nominated by Ms. Golat

Spirit Wear!

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Sports Dates

January 4-April 30: Native Youth Olympics

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Breakfast/Lunch Time

Reminder that both breakfast and lunches are free for ALL STUDENTS for the 2021-2022 school year, no paperwork and no strings attached. The link for our Nutrition Services Department is here, if you would like more information.

Any “a-la-cart” items that the cafeteria may sell will be sold to students and that money will come out of their lunch account. Information about the cost of items can be found below. This link, will take you to a list of all schools in the district so you can see each schools’ breakfast and lunch menu if you are interested.