North Pole Middle School

Principal's Update - January 24, 2022

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.

Hello Parents and Families

February is right around the corner and we've made it through the two darkest months of this winter, here's looking forward to increased daylight and increased temperatures.

Our eighth graders had a successful visit to North Pole High School last week and have the opportunity to visit Hutchison High School this week if they are interested. Interested students will need parent permission to attend the visit which is scheduled to take place on January 26th, check with Mr. Walters, eighth grade counselor for details. More information about Hutchison High School can be found here, Hutchison High School Webpage.

The school district and community are experiencing an increase in covid positive cases, this is a reminder that if your student is not feeling well please keep them home from school. District guidance and protocols regarding covid can be found here, COVID Resources

Continue reading below regarding upcoming dates for eighth graders regarding their transition to North Pole High School and other important February information.

Our second quarter academic incentive of Rootbeer Floats for students with no D's and F's was a terrific success. A big THANK YOU to the following people who volunteered their time to help make this event happen:

Jodi Rhoades

Larnetia Skipps

Tracy Wood

Ed Checque
Lisa Phillips

We know that time is precious and we appreciate your willingness to share some of yours with us. THANK YOU again.

Until next time, stay healthy.

Richard Smith, Principal

January 24 - January 28 Schedule

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No School February 21, 2022 - Professional Development Day

Parent Teacher Conferences

Details on how to schedule will come in a separate SMORE at a later time.
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Volleyball Open Gym for Boys and Girls

January 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 and February 1, 3, 8, 10 we will have volleyball open gym at North Pole Middle School from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Students must have the following documents to participate:

  • Concussion Acknowledgement Form (good for the school year)
  • Sports Physical (good for 18 months)
  • Activity Consent Form (needs to be completed for each activity a student participates in)

Volleyball Tryouts for Boys and Girls

Volleyball tryouts begin on February 28th after school.

Students must have the following documents to participate:

  • Concussion Acknowledgement Form (good for the school year)
  • Sports Physical (good for 18 months)
  • Activity Consent Form (needs to be completed for each activity a student participates in)

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:

Activities and Clubs

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

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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.

Misc. Dates

  • February 21 - No School, Professional Development Day
  • February 22 & 23 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences. Information on times and structures to come.

Contact Us

Office Hours 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

School Hours 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.


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Push 5 for Administrative Secretary or to reach the Principal and/or Assistant Principal

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