Resources For Parents


As a parent, remember YOU are the most important teacher your child has! Boost your student’s school involvement and performance by:

Reading with your child every day.

Building your child’s vocabulary through rich language experiences.

Being a good role model for your child, both academically and socially.

Practicing what your child has learned at school by engaging in everyday “real life” activities that utilize all skills acquired.

Helping your child “take charge” of his or her learning experiences by establishing/reinforcing consistent routines and expectations around school performance.

Remember, adequate vision and hearing skills are required for academic success! If your child fails to pass a vision or hearing screen, it is imperative that parents and caregivers follow up by taking their student in for a more comprehensive assessment with a vision or hearing specialist. If glasses and/or hearing aides are deemed necessary, it is essential that parents/caregivers provide these at school.

School Calendar

Parents Right to Know-Educator Qualification
Parents of all children attending Title 1-A Schools have been notified at the beginning of each school year that they can request information on the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers including:

  • whether the student's teacher

    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and

  • whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and, if so, their qualifications.

Parents Right to Know-Assessments
At the beginning of each school year, the district has:

  • notified the parents of each student attending any Title 1-A school that the parents may request information regarding any State or district policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by the State or district, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable* and

made widely available through public means (including by posting in a clear and easily accessible manner on the district's website) information on each assessment required by the State to comply with section 1111 including-

  • the subject matter assessed;

  • the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used;

  • the source of the requirement for the assessment; and

  • where such information is available-the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment; the schedule for the assessment; and the time and format for disseminating results.

*Note: AS 14.03.016(a)(1) states that policies must include procedures recognizing the authority of a parent and allowing a parent to object to and withdraw the child from a standards-based assessment or test required by state.

Iditarod Area School District's Curriculum 2023-2024

  • HMH Reading

    • Into Reading (K-6)

    • Into Literature (7-12)
      HMH Into Reading/Into Literature were built from the ground up using the latest


      research to ensure every student learns to read and write with confidence.

    To find out more please go to:

  • Kendall-Hunt Math
    The IM K–5 curriculum provides teachers with coherently sequenced materials based

    on the standards and research-based learning trajectories to support students’ learning

    in these early years. IM K–5 Math is rigorous, problem-based, and fully aligned to the

    standards, with coherence across grade bands.

    IM 6–8 Math focuses on supporting teachers in the use of research-based instructional

    routines to successfully facilitate student learning. IM 6-8 Math, authored by Illustrative

    Mathematics, is highly rated by EdReports for meeting all expectations across all three

    review gateways. EdReports is an independent nonprofit that reviews K–12 instructional


    The problem-based pedagogy that is the foundation of the IM curriculum will make the

    rigorous learning standards in the high school courses accessible to all learners. This

    curriculum will also include Algebra 1 Extra Support Materials.

    To learn more about our math program:

  • Amplify Science Curriculum
    Amplify Science is a K-8 science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. Amplify Science for grades 6-8 has been rated all-green by EDReports.

    To find out more:

    The Iditarod Area School District (IASD) monitors the success of our curriculum

    (Reading, Math, and Science) by assessing our students 3 times a year using

    NWEA/MAP testing. This gives the district, staff, parents, and students a snap in

    time of how their child is progressing. IASD also assesses students with the AKStar

    test that is mandated by the State of Alaska. That assessment is in the same form at

    the MAP test and is given once a year in April.

    Parent/Teacher conferences are held TWICE a year and MONTHLY parent

    engagement meetings are held to keep parents informed on their child’s progress

    and current needs.

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