• snow days

    • January 30th to March 9th: 30 minutes will be added to the end of the instructional day (Restores 3 days of instruction)
    • February 22nd and 23rd: Full instructional days in lieu of the scheduled parent-teacher conferences (Restores 1 day of instruction)
    • February 24th: Full instructional day. That would be in lieu of the professional development day (Restores 1 day of instruction)


    Remote learning will play a central role in the district’s inclement weather strategy in the future.
    For additional questions, please contact your school administrators.

Things to note:

    • All bus transportation will have drop off times of exactly 30 minutes after the current drop off time.
    • The 30 minutes added to the instructional day will mean changes to bell schedules for secondary students.
      This may impact planning for things like doctor appointments, pick-up, etc.
    • For after-school activities, the District is working with rental facilities and officials to adjust scheduled activities, competitions, and practices.


  • What happens if there is another weather closure day? 

  • Will my student's bus stop time change?

  • Can I sign my student out of school at the original release time?

  • Why can’t ASD add extra days to the end of the school calendar instead?

  • How does this decision affect after school activities?

  • Will pay for substitutes and bus drivers be adjusted?

  • Has ASD contacted APD and the MOA about the potential impact of this change on local traffic patterns?

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  • Families can choose to pick up at the regular dismissal time, if needed.

    • 3-Year-Old Sped Developmental and Communications Programs
      • AM Session: (no change) 8:15-10:45am
        • M-Th for 3yo Developmental
        • M/T or W/Th for Communication
      • PM Session: (30-min extension) 12:15-3:15pm
        • M-Th for 3yo Developmental
        • M/T or W/Th for Communication
        • *This includes Bartlett 3yo PM session
    • 4-Year-Old Sped Developmental and Gened Programs (30-min extension)
      • 11:30am-4:00pm
      • M-F
    • Exceptions
      • Bartlett 4yo Sped program remains unchanged
        • 4yo Developmental remains 8:15am-12:15pm M-F
      • King Tech General Education remains unchanged
        • 8:30am-1:30pm, M-Th

Elementary School Makeup Schedule

  • All Elementary Schools will end at 4:00 p.m.  Please see below for exceptions. 
    All bus transportation will have drop off times of exactly 30 minutes after the current drop off time.

    • Aurora dismissal:  4:15
    • Chugach dismissal: 3:20
    • Girdwood dismissal:  3:30
    • Orion dismissal:  4:15
    • Northern Lights dismissal: 3:15

Secondary School Make Up Schedule

  • Alternative Programs Schedule
    Alaska Middle College School AMCS
    Benny Benson Secondary School Benson
    King Tech High School KTHS
    Polaris K-12 Polaris
    SAVE High School SAVE
    Steller Secondary Steller
    Whaley School Whaley
    Middle Schools  
    Begich Middle School BMS
    Central Middle School CMSS
    Clark Middle School CMS
    Goldenview Middle School GVMS
    Gruening Middle School GMS; Advisory
    Hanshew Middle School HMS
    Mears Middle School MMS
    Mirror Lake Middle School MLMS
    Romig Middle School RMS
    Wendler Middle School WMS
    High Schools  
    Bartlett High School BHS
    Bettye Davis East High School BDEHS
    Chugiak High School CHS
    Dimond High School DHS
    Eagle River High School ERHS 
    Service High School SHS
    South High School SAHS
    West High School WHS
Last Modified on February 14, 2023