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Iditarod Elementary School

Iditarod Elementary

Front Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Mon - Fri

School Starts: 9:15 AM

School Ends: 3:45 PM

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Message From The Principal

Iditarod Families,

We are so excited for the second half of the school year. Please remember to read with your young children every evening and have your older children read independently every evening for at least 20-30 minutes. The more you read the more you know!


  1. Do not send your child to school while waiting for a COVID test result, no matter the reason for the test.
  2. Keep your child home if he or she has one major or minor symptom of illness.
  3. If a member of your household is COVID positive, do not send anyone in the house to school.

All the Best,

Mr. Porcello

K-12 Math Survey

Your input is needed for a potential new Math Curriculum, please click on the link below and try out the proposed math curriculum for elementary and complete the survey.

Thank you,

Iditarod Elementary

Student/Parent Information Changes


It is important that you keep your contact information updated in ParentVue in case an emergency should arise. If you need to edit you student account for: internet, G Suites, permission to publish access, update your phone number, address, or to add an emergency contact (release to), please go into your ParentVue account that you set up at the beginning of the year.

If your family has two separate households, each parent needs to set up there own ParentVue account so we have your students full contact information.

How to make those changes:

  • Login in to your ParentVue Account (click link below)
  • On the top right side click on "online registration".
  • Go through the registration and click save and continue until you get to the page you need.
  • Finish going through the rest of the pages and save/submit at the end.

If you need any help with ParentVue contact the Help desk at 761-4357 or contact the front office.

Thank you,



Each year, districts and schools are required to provide information to parents as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the educational decisions that affect their children. Parents have the right to inquire about the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher and paraprofessionals that work with the child.

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Nurse Notes

Hello Husky Parents,

Here are some friendly reminders for the health and safety of your child(ren):

If your child takes a daily medication with me, you may pick it up prior to Christmas break if you need it at home over break. An adult must be the one to pick up the medication, it may not travel with a student in their backpack.

Illness Symptoms:

As you are probably aware, there are many changes this year in regards to the return to school for children who experience any illness symptoms at home or school. These symptoms include the following:

chills, fever of 100* or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion/runny nose, sore throat, new loss of taste of smell, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headache, muscle/joint/body aches, or fatigue.

Please contact the school nurse if your child experiences any of these symptoms at home and we will work together to find the proper date of return. Students may return with a Physician’s note, Negative Covid-19 results or staying home for 10 days.

Close Contacts: If your student is considered a close contact from a case outside of school or within our building, they will follow the State guidelines of 10 days out from last known exposure with no symptoms, able to test on day 6 after last known exposure and returning on day 8 with negative test results, or continue to stay home for the full 14 days of quarantine, which is still the safest guideline the CDC has offered.


If your child is traveling, please make the nurse and front office aware. We are following State Travel Mandate 10 in regards to returning to school. A negative test result accompanied by 5 calendar days of strict social distancing are necessary upon return by the child if they are older than 10. If the student is 10 or younger, they will follow the accompanying adult’s test and quarantine routine.

The District is following these requirements that are put in place by State health officials in order to make school as safe as possible for all involved and keep students in school learning.

Please contact school nurse, Morgan Hegg, with any questions involving any of these circumstances.

Health Screenings:

Students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades, along with all new-to-district students will have a standard health screen by the school nurse which will include height, weight, blood pressure, vision, and hearing. These screenings will occur throughout the school year as able.

Extra Clothing: Have your children out grown their clothes? Not sure what to do with them? You can donate used items to the nurse’s office. Most needed are pants, sizes 6-10. If your student comes home with an article of clothing that says IDITAROD or IDE on the tag, please return to nurse’s office.

Head Lice: there have been known cases throughout the community. It is encouraged to do occasional checks of your children at home. If you have a concern, you may certainly contact the nurse and we can work through it together. Please make the nurse aware if you do find head lice so I can do head checks here at school to help prevent future infestations and keep in communication with you, the parent. More eyes looking, the better! You may read through the Board Policy in further detail linked on our school website and through MSBSD.

Are you an RN? Are you looking to supplement your income? Look into subbing for the district- You are able to pick the days and schools you work for! I would be willing to orient you if you would like. We can always use more sub nurses!!

If you are a Registered Nurse looking for volunteer hours for renewal of your license, please contact me also! We can conduct health screenings and get you your hours.

As always, you may contact me at 352-9104 or

Have a great Christmas!

Morgan Hegg, BSN, RN, NCSN

School Nurse

Iditarod Elementary

Library Corner

December is upon us, and while we were unable to hold our Fall Book Fair, I want to remind you that books make the best presents.

Your student’s class comes to library every three weeks for an entire week. Therefore, overdue notices will go out quarterly. A big thanks to everyone who returns library books in a timely fashion. 😊

I realize that many readers finish their library books before their next library week. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, I am unable to allow student check out at times other than class library time. Luckily, the district has purchased a district-wide subscription to Sora, which is the school on-line library version of Overdrive and Libby. All 3rd-5th graders have been taught how to access Sora. The easiest way is to go through Clever on the student page of the MSBSD website ( Another way is to go to and choose “Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District” as the school. Open this GIF for step-by-step directions. The books come in written, audio, and narrated versions. There are books for all levels and interests. Many students have already checked out books. Check it out! Remember: Iditarod Huskies Love to Read!!

A heads-up to 3rd – 5th grade families: The Battle of the Books lists are finalized and interested students can check out and read the books. The logistics of practice sessions during a pandemic are still being worked out. Reading the 12 books is the most important job. The district Battle of the Books competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 6th at Larson Elementary.

Mrs. Blackman-Green

Music Matters

I am so happy to be teaching Music in-person this year! Your students and I have been enjoying Music class outside in the fresh air! Ask them about body percussion and their favorite music activity.

Husky Gear For Sale - Limited Supply

Black Husky Shirt -$15

Red Tie Dye Husky Shirt - $19

Grey Husky Hoodie - $28

Husky Hat $17

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Read Across America Spirit Week

**Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week**

Monday, March 1: "My Many Colored Days" - Wear your favorite color or as many colors as possible.

Tuesday, March 2: "Fox in Socks" - Wear crazy socks and/or shoes.

Wednesday, March 3: "Cat in the Hat" - Wear Stripes or red, white, and black.

Thursday, March 4: "Daisy-Head Mayzie" - Wear crazy hair or hat.

Friday, March 5: "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!" - Wear your PJ's to school!!

PB/J Fundraiser - Thank you Students/Parents/Teachers

3rd grade brought in the most PB/J with 100 donations!!!
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PTA Happenings!

PTA Membership Drive!!!

Mrs. Hershman's 3rd grade class is the winner of our membership drive and received a Pizza Party. Congratulations!!!!

Remember it is never to late to join the schools PTA, contact the office for more information.

Who can join???


Movie Night At Home Coming April 16th!

Pre Order your Popcorn Movie Night Kit and settle down for a fun family night at home. Order forms will go home a week in advance.

Kits include:

2 bags of Popcorn

4 juice boxes

4 fruit snacks

Kits are $5.00. Cash or Checks payable to Iditarod PTA