Updated 2020-2021 School Calendar for COVID-19: Winter and Spring Break Modifications

Please see the updated 2020-2021 calendar, in which modifications were made and approved by the DCSD School Board on 10/26 in order to address elements associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes were made for multiple purposes which included: To ensure that students received as many on-site and in-person instructional days as possible and to address a variety of staffing needs.

2020-2021 Enrollment Open

2020-2021 Dillingham City School District Enrollment Now Open!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased to notify you that the 2020-2021 enrollment portal is now open. In order to provide the utmost of safety for your student(s) this year, student(s) must enroll prior to entering the building so that we have parent/guardian contact information available, can build our transportation schedule in a manner that minimizes the passenger load on each bus as well as to develop schedules which reduce class sizes to the maximum extent possible. Please spread the word and note that the enrollment period will close at 11:59 P.M. on August 31st, 2020. If you would like support with enrollment, please contact Ani (Elementary School at 842-5642) or Rachel (Middle/High School at 842-5221) and they’ll happily help you along the way.

If you go to dlgsd.org/enroll there are more detailed instructions on how to enroll. If you are a returning student, re-enrollment will look very similar to last year. If you are a brand new student, please call the school to get the initial elements started, so online enrollment can then be completed.

We are excited to welcome students back for a great year!

Student Enrollment

Student enrollment will be LIVE on Monday, August 10, 2020. Keep tuned for more instructions about how to register.

City Election Notice – Filing ends on September 1st @ 5:00 P.M.

If you are interested in being a candidate for the upcoming City Election, October 6, 2020, call the City Clerk’s office at City Hall. You can file for candidacy by appointment during regular work hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., call 842-5212.

Candidate filing begins August 11, 2020, and ends September 1, 2020

Seats open for candidacy are:
City Council Seat C, three year term School Board Seat B, three year term
City Council Seat D, three year term School Board Seat C, three year term

Candidate Qualifications

  • Be a registered qualified voter of the City of Dillingham;
  • Be a resident of the City for one year immediately prior to the election;
  • Must file a Declaration of Candidacy Form with the City Clerk’s Office.

A person may vote in city elections only if they are registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least thirty calendar days before the city election in which the person seeks to vote.

For more information contact the City Clerk’s office at 842-5212 or cityclerk@dillinghamak.us.


Rural and Traditional Transitions Curriculum

The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education (GCDSE), through the initiative, planning, and guidance of its Rural Transitions Workgroup; and with the help of its DD Act partner, the UAA Center for Human Development (CHD) has published this Introduction and first two units of Rural and Traditional Alaska Transitions Curriculum. These first two units, “Set-Netting” and “Cold Water Safety,” were written by Rain Van Den Berg and Robyn Chaney, with funding by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. More units, by other authors and based in other regions are forthcoming.

The GCDSE thanks our amazing first authors, who have set a high bar for the rest of the curriculum; the Dillingham City School District, for giving the project its first home and providing our contractor with staff advisors and other community contributors; our agency contributors to the early work on this project, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the network of Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation offices, and the Alaska Council on the Arts.

Special thanks is given to the following people, whose contributions to the first two units of the Rural and Traditional Transitions Curriculum made it possible: Judy Samuelsen, William Chaney, Triston Chaney, Dillon Chaney, Kelly McBride, Joetta Wolff, and Teresa Bunsen, Nova Chaney, Graelin Chaney, and Superintendent Jason Johnson. 

Traditional Alaskan Transition Skills Curriculum

If you have trouble accessing the information on this page because of a disability, please contact Janice Bullock (Human Resources Director) at janice.bullock@dlgsd.org or 907-842-5223. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the state ADA Coordinator (907-375-7716) or utilize the TTY number 711 for Alaska Relay or 1-800-770-8973.

Report Cards to the Public for 2018-2019

Recently the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) released the 2018-2019 Report Cards to the Public for each school district and school in Alaska. This user-friendly website aims to provide families with clear, common information about all public schools and districts in our State. These report cards to the public contain data and information about academics, school environment, teacher quality, and more.

You can find links to the District reports here.

Air Quality Information

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

First, I want to sincerely thank the parents who reached out and asked questions regarding the air quality and what the district’s position was on this. Through our conversations, we had amazing dialogue, reached great understanding and I am overly proud to be here with you.

Next, please know that the district did not have an existing policy in place due to the rarity of this occurrence in the Dillingham area. However, staff began monitoring the air quality early yesterday morning and throughout the day. To ensure the safety of the students, we reviewed policy from fire-prone areas and school districts to guide the decisions made yesterday and those that we will make in the future.

The highest the air quality index reached in Dillingham was 57 and this decreased steadily throughout the afternoon. For reference, fire-prone district areas do not cancel outdoor activities including cross country running meets until the index reaches 100.

Additionally, some students were required to stay indoors due to known conditions, others were able to remain indoors at their choice, parent requests were fulfilled and most importantly, our students were safe.
In closing, please feel free to reach out and come by to chat anytime you have questions regarding your students and their safety as I appreciate the opportunity to speak with and learn from you.

Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy the long weekend with the Labor Day Holiday on Monday.

P.S. We’ll be looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday morning and the arrival of our Kindergartners : )!


Dillingham City School District

No School Monday

Just a friendly reminder that there will be no school on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Have a terrific weekend!


The DCSD Team ​


Just a friendly reminder that open house begins at 5:30 P.M. this evening in the Elementary School and then transitions to the Middle/High School and begins at 6:30 P.M. for those students.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and we’ll hope to see you this evening!

Warmest of Regards,

The DCSD Team!