School Policies

  • To encourage a safe and productive learning environment, please adhere to the following school policies while at Eagle River Elementary.

School Visitors and Volunteers

  • At this time, visitors may not enter the building past the front office.


    The first step to volunteering is to visit the link below and fill out an application. After submitting your application, please check with your child's teacher for volunteer opportunities. You may also visit ASD's Community Volunteer page for information about types of opportunities, requirements, and more.


    Online Volunteer Application

Student and Staff Messages

  • Students and staff cannot come to the office to receive phone calls while school is in session. We will happily relay messages to staff and students. This will minimize disruptions in our classrooms. Families are encouraged to reach out to teachers via email during normal school hours with questions or concerns. 


    Please communicate with your student before leaving about how s/he will be getting home at the end of the day. If there is a change to the plan, please call our office before 3:00. It can be very difficult to get important information to students and staff at the last minute. We want to avoid confusion and be certain your child gets home safely. 

Weather and Emergency School Closure Information

  • In the case of school closure for incliment weather or other emergencies, families will be notified via email. To ensure families receive these notifications, please make sure your information is current and up-to-date on Q/ParentConnection. Emergency notices will also appear on a banner at the top of the main ASD webpage. Please use this link for information about our procedures for weather and emergency school closures. This link will take you to the Anchorage School District page outlining our procedures for weather and emergency closures. You will also find information about how to receive information about school closures.  


    Weather and Emergency School Closure Information

ASD Attendance Policies

  • Regular and timely attendance is critical for your student's academic success. If your student is going to be absent from school, please call our office at (907) 742-3000. Select the attendance line to excuse them from school and to avoid receiving an automatic attendance phone call. Calls must be placed no later than 10:00am to ensure adequate time to update your student's attendance. When leaving a voicemail on our attendance line, make sure to include your student's name, teacher, the date(s) of absence, and the reason for their absence. Qualifying reasons for absences will be excused. However, voicemails that leave no reason at all will always be marked as unexcused. Please follow the link to the Anchorage School District website for more detailed information about attendance policies.

    ASD Attendance Policies


    Excuse Your Child's Absense Through Q/ParentConnection!

    There’s a new feature in Q/ParentConnection that you can also access from the ASD mobile app! Look for the Attendance Manager icon when you log into the ASD app.


    Families can excuse an absence through the ASD App up to three days prior and three days after the absence for the following reasons: illness, medical, or religious. Watch the video below to help you walk through the process.


  • The School Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability, Vietnam era veteran status, genetic information, good faith reporting to the board on a matter of public concern, or any other unlawful consideration. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all District activities.