From your Superintendent,
We have begun the year on a very positive note. Our student population has grown and it is exciting to see all of the familiar faces and many new faces. Speaking of new faces, we welcome our newest staff members – Cheryl Simpson teaches 9 -12 Math and Business, Matt Neumann teaches K -12 PE/Health and Title 1, Kit Davis is our vision support aide, and Meredith Phillipe will teach our Kindergarten 1 students.
I have included some information that is pertinent to parents.
The State of Montana requires that all students must be immunized prior to enrollment in the public school system. State requirements for kindergarten admission are: 3 doses of Polio vaccine with one dose given after the 4th birthday, 4 doses of DTaP with one dose given after the 4th birthday, 2 doses of MMR, and 2 doses of Varicella. State requirements for admission into 7th grade are that the kindergarten requirements have already been met, and an additional does of TdaP be given prior to the start of 7th grade. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office.
The primary responsibility for a student’s attendance rests with the parents and guardians. Whenever a student is absent from school, Absent Students the absence must be accounted for in writing or by a phone call by a parent or guardian. (If a parent or guardian calls, no note will be necessary.) Please call the school office no later than 8:30 in the morning to report an absence. This is also a safety measure for parents, to make sure their child is not stranded with a vehicle problem, etc. Also, remember that if your child leaves school early, he or she must check out in the office.
Parents and patrons that would like to visit the school are more than welcome. The only thing we ask is that all visitors stop by the office on arrival. The superintendent must approve student visitors. Teachers have the responsibility of denying admittance to persons who have not received permission from the office to visit.
The Board of Trustees added some language to the Academic Eligibility section of the Student-Parent Handbook. I call it our “citizenship clause.” Parents and students should become very familiar with the handbook.
“Adherence to All School District Policies: Students at all times must follow all school and district rules, regulations, and policies regarding student behavior. This includes all expectations regarding language, sportsmanship, attendance policies, classroom rules and expectations, dress code, respect for others, respect for property, adherence to laws, etc. It is the superintendent’s discretion to deem a student athlete ineligible for the week if a student fails to comply with any part of this clause. Repeated violations of this policy will lead to disciplinary action that may result in suspension or dismissal from the activity(ies) the student is currently participating in.”
Yours in education,
Mr. Tim Dolphay