April 10, 2020

Dear iGrad Families,

Governor Dunleavy recently released Health Mandate 013 which states that Alaska’s schools will remain closed until the end of the school year.  Unless we receive new information from the state, iGrad offices will remain closed until Friday May 22nd.   Even though our offices are closed to walk in traffic, all services are still available to you either by calling our offices or by calling iGrad staff working from home at their home/office numbers available here.

Unfortunately for our seniors and their families, I am very saddened to pass along that this new mandate means that this year’s graduation ceremonies are also cancelled.  We are beginning to explore other ways to celebrate and honor our graduates without an in-person ceremony and we will have information to our graduates and their families very soon.

Dean O’Dell
iGrad Administrator


Dear Students, Mentors, and Parents,

It seems that governmental recommendations regarding how businesses, schools and governmental offices respond to the spread of the Covid-19 virus are changing daily; sometimes hourly. Various governmental agencies in Alaska and around the nation have increased the seriousness of their warnings and lengthened the list of mandated and recommended closings. As much as it saddens us, iGrad/IDEA will have to close our offices to foot traffic until at least Monday, March 30. However, staff will be at work and ready to serve you via phone or email.

Unlike the drastic instructional challenges faced by the closing of “brick and mortar” schools across Alaska and the nation, students in iGrad/IDEA are well-positioned to continue their educational pursuits largely as they always have.

This is an ever-changing situation. I appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to stay apprised of mandates and recommendations from pertinent governmental agencies. We will provide updates as needed.

We are ready to connect with you for planning and support. Please call!

Thank you!

Dean O’Dell
iGrad Administrator