Caribou Trails Update

Published by Crawford Elementary August 15, 2021

School Starts on Wednesday! So Exciting!

We have been working hard at Crawford to make sure everything is ready to greet our students and we are so excited to be welcoming them all to a full day schedule here in person.


I had the good fortune to talk with many families while working at the school district booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair. The excitement over school starting was overwhelmingly positive.


Here at school we are ready to welcome students back and will be practicing the 3Cs. We will be cautious by offering warm contact free greetings, such as waves and smiles. We are making sure to implement the Wellness Checklist for Staff and Students so that we keep school a symptom free environment and we continue to offer hand sanitizer and practicing good hygiene, while also routinely cleaning surfaces during our regular procedures to keep everything clean and sanitary. We work hard to keep everyone in the school environment safe and healthy.


We hope to see you all on Tuesday, August 17 between 11:30 and 12:30 for the Ice Cream Social. Students may bring in their supplies, see the school, meet the teacher and get an ice cream on the way out. Parents will receive an email letting them know which class their child is assigned to, and we will have class lists posted.


See below for the traffic pattern for drop off and pick up as well as the school hours and information on breakfast and lunch.


It is getting close - we can't wait to welcome our students on Wednesday!


Take care and let us know if you have any questions we can help with at the contacts below.


Let us know if you have any questions,


Teresa Lesage

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Pick-up/Drop off Procedures

This year we will continue to use the Loop Drive and the lane behind the school for pick up and drop off, with a slight variation. In the mornings students who will be eating breakfast at school, regardless of grade, should be dropped off in the Loop drive. Breakfast service begins at 7:20 and breakfast and lunch will be without charge once again for the entirety of the school year.


Students who are not eating breakfast at school need to be dropped off at the playground, using the Red Lane, as shown in the graphic below, for Precess. All students need to be dressed for the weather as they will be outside under the supervision of duty personnel until 7:40, when the school bell rings. Students finishing breakfast will also take part in Precess.


In the afternoon all students will be dismissed at 2:10. Students who are walking or riding a bike will leave through the Front Office Doors. Bus riders will wait in the Resource hallway, adjacent to the office. Parent pick up students in 5th and 6th grades will be escorted to the gym then wait in the gym with staff supervision until they are called (students will bring home a placard for parents to place in their front window). 3rd and 4th graders will be escorted to the Commons then wait in the Commons to be called. 5th and 6th graders with younger siblings at Crawford will go to the Commons to wait to be called.

Get on the Bus!

Students must REGISTER for the bus prior to riding.

To comply with Federal requirements, all riders must wear face coverings on school buses, as they are considered part of public transportation. Face coverings will be available for students if they do not have one.

Wellness Check for Staff & Students

Share the Wellness Check for Staff & Students with everyone!

All things back to school District webpage

Have children attending more than one school? Find a plethora of information for all schools at https://www.k12northstar.org/backtoschool. Calendars, start times, back to school event dates and times are all listed there for easy access. Vaccination clinics are listed there as well. Check it out!

PTO Membership Interest Form

Please fill this out to receive more information about our PTSO. We are rebuilding and ready to come back to the new school year with a strong commitment to supporting our students. Please join us!

The Crawford Elementary School Office is Open for Business

The Awesome Crawford Office Staff is Back In The Building!

Office Hours are 7:15am-3:15pm

Please call or email for information

Phone: 372-3306

Attendance Secretary: Tonya Higdon email: Tonya.Higdon@k12northstar.org

Administrative Secretary: Clarissa Kougl email: Clarissa.Kougl@k12northstar.org