Principal’s Corner

We promise to …

•Help our students increase their math performance 4% annually and their reading performance 3% annually,
•Treat all students with compassion, dignity, and respect so that at least 80% will continue schooling with GCSD, and
•Personalize instruction for each student based on assessment data.

March 3, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians of Our 2018 Graduating Seniors,

I hope this letter finds you well.  We are all very excited about our 2018 Graduation Ceremony.

I need to share with you some very important information regarding a change in family housing opportunities for parents and guardians planning to attend graduation this year.  In the past, the district had access to additional rooms in the Iditarod Hall that provided housing options for some of our graduating seniors’ families. Unfortunately, the district no longer has access to these rooms and this shift has unfortunately limited some housing options that were previously available for graduation.

Outlined below are available housing options for the families of our graduating seniors.

  1. We have gathered names and contact information of all Bed & Breakfast businesses in Galena which can be found at the link HERE. If interested, call and book soon as these rooms will fill up quickly.
  2. Once we know how many people (per family) will be attending, we will ask our radio station, KIYU, to announce and post a call for any local family members who would like to host a family for the nights of our graduation ceremonies.
  3. We are opening up the GILA gym to family members willing to bring sleeping bags, air mattresses (etc.) needed to sleep in that area. The City of Galena has offered, for our use, a limited number of sleeping cots normally used during a flood response.  These will be made available on a first come/first serve basis.  This will be an alcohol free area where people can sleep.  The gym has male and female restrooms and showers.
  4. KIYU will offer live streaming of graduation for family members unable to attend.

Parents and guardians, we are very sorry about this new challenge and the burden it places on you.  We have explored many options to overcome this challenge.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

John Riddle
Principal of Boarding School Operations

907-656-2053 ext 108
656-7193 (cell)

Letters from the Principal
 GILA Parent Letter March 3, 2018
 GILA Parent Letter February 24th
 GILA Parent Letter 02/09/2017
 GILA Principal Web Update November 2017
 GILA Testing Letter Sept 2017
GILA Website Principal’s Corner April 2017
 GILA Heating Parent Letter January 18th 2017
 GILA Letter September 2016
 Letter to Parents August 2016