Information From Your Superintendent,
Our School year is quickly coming to the end. We held our Pre-Kindergarten celebration earlier this week and they were all pretty excited to get their certificates. I was in the second grade classroom last week when the students were counting how many days they get for summer break. 95 days was the number the students came up with. Hopefully everyone will get to spend a lot of quality “family time” together this summer. Please encourage your child to read, write, and continue to be an active learner throughout the summer. We are including next years calendar and daily schedule. Please note the start date for next year is August 24. We will be releasing from school at 3:16pm Monday through Thursday and 2:00pm on Fridays. With the end of the school year we also send another group of students out to the next chapter of their lives. We wish the very best to Cole, Conner, Kade and Nick. Congratulations class of 2016. May you find success in all your future endeavors.With the summer break for students and staff, Arnie and Anna Marie have a busy summer of work planned at the school. Please call the school before planning any events here as the maintenance/custodial staff will be busy cleaning classrooms, stripping and waxing floors, shampooing carpets, painting, etc. Some areas of the school will be “off limits” during various times of the summer.As we move to correct accreditation issues brought forth by the Office of Public Instruction I am pleased to announce we have offered, and he has accepted, a contract to Mr. Matt Neumann as our new K-12 PE/Health teacher. He will also assume some of the duties as a Title 1 teacher. Many of you know Mr. Neumann as he grew up in the area and attended school at Geyser. He is also a graduate of Rocky Mountain College.The trustees and I will begin reviewing the handbooks and policies the next few months. This is an on-going process and we are always trying to improve upon what is in place. Some of the areas I know that are of particular concern is the cell phone use policy, bullying, harassment, and intimidation and student attendance.Thank you to the Stanford community, students and staff for welcoming me this year. It is an absolute honor for me to be at the school with your children.
Yours in education,
Mr. Tim Dolphay