SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Colstrip Schools announces the 2021-22 policy for Free and Reduced-Price: According to the USDA, all enrolled students are eligible for free meals regardless of family income for school year 2021-22. Meals will be served to enrolled children at no cost. No application forms will be requested/required to be completed from families for children to be eligible for free meals. Find out more by reading the NEWS release on the Colstrip Public School Website: https://www.colstrippublicschools.org/article/509443
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act Information Please contact Alicia O'Toole for questions or additional information
Frank Brattin Middle School Open House is on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 beginning at 5:00 until 6:00. This is a chance to allow your child to come to the school and meet their teachers, get their schedule, bring their school supplies for their lockers , receive lockers and combination, and to tour the school! We hope to see you all then! Mrs. O'Toole FBMS Principal
August 9, 2021 Dear Students and Parents, Welcome to the 21-22 school year at FBMS! This last year has been one filled with changes and growing pains as we all learned to do school in such a different way. We cannot wait to meet our new 6th graders and all new students, along with welcoming back our 7th and 8th graders! We are firm believers in a growth mindset and self-efficacy. We approach each year with the belief that all of our students are capable of learning, growing, and achieving their goals. Every day, your child will be immersed in the growth mindset in all of our classrooms. Our students will be asked to take educational risks. They will be praised, not only for their mental quickness or natural intelligence, but for approaching the process of learning with grit and determination. Making and fixing mistakes is a valuable part of the growth mindset approach to learning. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your child can achieve their highest potential. We understand that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. As partners, we share the responsibility for each students’ success. We promise that we will do our best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning and growth mindset by: Encouraging your child to take risks and tackle new challenges at school and at home. Take time to praise your child for the amount of effort put into learning and not just the ease of which they accomplish their goal Emphasize perseverance and effort in all academic and extracurricular activities There will be an Open House on Wednesday, August 18 from 5:00-6:00. You will be able to bring your student to FBMS and receive their schedules, lockers/combinations, take a quick tour of the school, and bring their supplies for their lockers. A strong partnership between the school and home will make a great difference in your child’s educational journey. I hope you’ll commit to joining FBMS on this growth-mindset and self-efficacy journey. The staff and I are eagerly awaiting another wonderful school year and look forward to seeing families and students soon! If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 748-4699 Ext. 3307 or contact me by email at: alicia.o’firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Alicia O’Toole FBMS Principal
Senior Class Horseshoes being painted this week!
CHS Registration Days are Wednesday, August 11th and Thursday, August 12th. CHS wants to get schedules out to students and make schedule changes prior to the start of school. Registration Day Schedule: Wednesday: 8/11 - 8:30 am - 11:30 for Seniors, 12:30 - 3:30 for Juniors Thursday: 8/12 - 8:30 am - 11:30 for Sophomores, 12:30 - 3:30 for Freshmen You will get your schedules and locker assignments. Feel free to bring your school supplies for your lockers. You can go over your class schedules and make changes. All schedule changes are due to Mrs. Davenport by 4:00 pm. on Wednesday, 8/18. If you can't attend the registration day on your assigned time, that is "ok". Stop by and pick up your schedule on another day.
IMPACT TESTING FOR FBMS & CHS ATHLETES IS TAKING PLACE NOW AT CHS FOR ALL 6th GRADERS, 8th GRADERS, 10th GRADERS, 12th GRADERS AND ANY STUDENT NEW TO THE DISTRICT FROM 9am-3pm TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY!
PBES staff: There is a Successmaker training for the math and reading portions of the program and the new interface will be revealed! This training is August 11th in the FBMS cafeteria beginning at 8:00 and ending at 3:00.
ACTIVITY NOTICE: MONDAY-THURSDAY, AUGUST 9-12--Impact Testing for all new students and students participating in athletics in grades 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th:, 9am-3pm @ CHS Office TUESDAY, AUGUST 10--MANDATORY ALL COACH/SPONSOR MEETING, 6-7:30pm @ CHS Commons WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11--MANDATORY FALL CHS PARENT ACTIVITY MEETING, 6-7:30pm @ CHS Auditorium FRIDAY, AUGUST 13--FIRST DAY OF CHS PRACTICE--football, volleyball & xc MONDAY, AUGUST 16--MANDATORY FALL FBMS PARENT ACTIVITY MEETING, 6-7pm @ FBMS Auditorium THURSDAY, AUGUST 19--FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FIRST DAY OF FALL MS PRACTICE-- football, volleyball & xc
Atlas Training on August 10th for all teachers and administrators in the FBMS cafeteria. Starts at 8:00 am and goes until 3:00 pm. There will be a live trainer from the company to educate staff on the development of curriculum units.
SUPERINTENDENT NOTICE: Notice is hereby given to the governing Board and general public that a regular meeting of the Governing Board for the Colstrip School District #19 will be held Monday August 9, 2021 beginning at 6:00 PM. The meeting can be attended in person in the Colstrip High School Library. You may also join the meeting via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3229686888?pwd=Qk50TUVQZDJUMnVQMEtkMlZ0NWJrUT09 Meeting ID: 322 968 6888 Passcode: 741925
ACTIVITY NOTICE: MONDAY-THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th-12th--Impact Testing for all new students and students participating in Athletics in grades 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th:, 9am-3pm @ CHS Office TUESDAY, AUGUST 10--MANDATORY ALL COACH/SPONSOR MEETING, 6-7:30pm @ CHS Commons WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11--MANDATORY FALL CHS PARENT ACTIVITY MEETING, 6-7:30pm @ CHS Auditorium FRIDAY, AUGUST 13--FIRST DAY OF CHS PRACTICE--Football, Volleyball & Cross Country MONDAY, AUGUST 16--MANDATORY FALL FBMS PARENT ACTIVITY MEETING, 6-7pm @ FBMS Auditorium THURSDAY, AUGUST 19--FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FIRST DAY OF FALL MS PRACTICE--Football, Volleyball & Cross Country
SUPERINTENDENT REMINDER: The first day of school is Thursday, August 19, 2021. It will be a full day of school. Friday, August 21, 2020 will be a partial day of school. Please see the details below for school start and end times. Full Day: this is a regular day of school.Typical days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the following times: Elementary K-3: 8:15 AM - 3:25 PM Elementary 4-5: 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM Middle School: 8:10 AM - 3:45 PM High School: 8:05 AM - 3:33 PM Partial Days: School is dismissed early. These days are scheduled on Fridays. Partial day times: Elementary K-3: 8:15 AM - 2:25 PM Elementary 4-5: 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM Middle School: 8:10 AM - 2:45 PM High School: 8:05 AM - 2:33 PM Busses will run at their regular times.
SUPERINTENDENT NOTICE: Notice is hereby given to the governing Board and general public that a Work Session of the Governing Board for the Colstrip School District #19 will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021 beginning at 5:00 PM. This work session of the Board will be held in person at the Colstrip High School Library.
SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: SCHOOL SAFETY AND RETURN TO SCHOOL: This is a reminder that District is following the Safe Return to School Plan located on the School Website at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1344622/CPS_Safe_Return_to_Schools_and_Continuity_of_Services_Plan_5.28.21__2_.pdf The District is currently in Phase III (based on guidance and recommendations from the Governor, Local Health Department, and Montana Office of Public Instruction). We are anticipating school opening August 19, 2021, as planned, with the following measures in place: ● Food services provided on site for all students ● Transportation is provided ● Students rotate through schedules and routines as normal ● Parental involvement in health screening required prior to school entry ● Health screening and hand sanitizing upon entry when feasible ● Hand-washing and germ transmission prevention pro-actively taught and frequently encouraged ● Frequent sanitizing of physical space and equipment ● Face coverings are at discretion of each individual ● Public access to schools available ● Primary delivery of instruction and learning will be on-site with traditional schedules ● The Blended Learning Model will transition back to on-site instruction. ● Field trips allowed ● Mass gatherings allowed ● Student or staff related travel allowed ● School activities and school-related travel resume
SUPERINTENDENT NOTE: School is just around the corner! Parents, students and staff can expect "Back to School" communication to start the first week of August. We will use the School Website to post live feeds, news and events. You will be able to find all of your "Back to School" information and updates right here at https://colstrippublicschools.org/
TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More), On June 29, 2021, I just learned that our District was awarded National Systems Accreditation through Cognia, formerly AdvancED. I just want to thank everyone for the hard work they put in this last COVID year and took on an internal and external accreditation review to boot. You guys are AWESOME! We did it again! Congratulations everyone, Colstrip is one of the few school districts in Montana to achieve system accreditation (K-12). All of our hard work paid off. Please know we will not receive the certificates for each school for another four weeks. We will have a celebration when you return to school this fall. Have a wonderful summer. See you soon. Bob. Superintendent Bob Lewandowski Colstrip Public School District #19
SUPERINTENDENT REMINDER: Notice is hereby given to the governing Board and general public that a special meeting of the Governing Board for the Colstrip School District #19 will be held Thursday July 1, 2021 beginning at 6:00 PM. The meeting can be attended in person in the District Board Room located in Colstrip High School Library. You may also join the meeting via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3229686888?pwd=Qk50TUVQZDJUMnVQMEtkMlZ0NWJrUT09 Meeting ID: 322 968 6888 Passcode: 741925
SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: I am sorry to report that the Building Reserve Levies failed. Thank you for your support now and going forward. Elementary District Building Reserve: For - 200 Against - 363 Total - 563 High School District Building Reserve: For - 199 Against - 344 Total - 543
SUPERINTENDENT NOTICE: Notice is hereby given to the governing Board and general public that a regular meeting of the Governing Board for the Colstrip School District #19 will be held Monday June 14, 2021. The meeting can be attended electronically through Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3229686888?pwd=Qk50TUVQZDJUMnVQMEtkMlZ0NWJrUT09 Meeting ID: 322 968 6888 Passcode: 741925