Students/Parents/Community: Week 2 • Food Pick up for Week 2 will be Tuesday, April 7 from 10am-1pm • Work Pick-Up will be the same day with designated times depending on Grade on Tuesday and Thursday. • Buses will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday leaving school at 9am and 1pm for school work pick-up drop off and special circumstance meal drop-off.
Attention MS/HS Families -Just wanted to give a quick update on your children's educational plan moving forward. Thank you to everyone for coming in and picking up work and food. We got every single student their work. Thank you for putting your child's education at the top of your priorities. -Right now your child(ren) should be working on the homework that was handed out on Tuesday. Do your best to turn that in by next Tuesday. Containers are in front of the HS entrance in the roundabout. -If you need work picked up, the busses will be running Tu, Wed, Th at 9am and 1pm. Call Jackie in the office to make arrangements 745-3811x263. -Next week we go live with online learning. Your child should be logging into their school email, and getting onto their google classroom's set up by their teachers. -Teachers will be taking attendance in their 2nd period class or Advisory in MS. This means your child will have to check in with that teacher someway, daily. That could be in google classroom, in a google chat/hangout, via email, or submission of an assignment online. -If you are unable to get online to interact, and will be needing paperwork, you can email your child's teacher and let them know, or call Jackie at extension 263. -We're all learning how to do this as we go. Don't stress out about this too much. Our staff is flexible and wants to work with everyone in ways they feel most comfortable. We'll get through this together. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 745-3811 x301. Please like, share and tag other parents you may know that need to see this. Thanks and have a great weekend.
Hello! My name is Grant Legare and I am the school counselor at St. Ignatius Elementary School. I know we are all going through uncertain times but we are still committed to meeting all of your child's educational and social/emotional needs. The anxiety and stress we are feeling as adults is also being felt by children. However, many kids do not understand, or cannot express what is causing them to feel this way! I will be available for phone calls during regular school hours, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:40 p.m.. You can call me at 406-551-6485. However, you can email me at any time at email@example.com. I will be checking my emails throughout the school day. Please, if you or your child need any assistance do not hesitate to reach out!
Students/Parents/Community: Week 2 · Food Pick up for Week 2 will be Tuesday, April 7 from 10am-1pm · Work Pick-Up will be the same day with designated times depending on Grade on Thursday 10am-1pm Education Plan for Week 2 and the Rest of the Closure: Our long-term plans will be centered on semester standards and educational expectations. This plan will be to continue what has already been established as a best practice for School District #28. Every teacher, for every class will develop a semester test, evaluation, project or documentation that will include the essential understandings for every class and every grade. These expectations or a standard-based rubric that includes the essential understandings will be sent to every student for every class so that every student knows exactly what is expected of them to learn by the end of the year or the end or school closure. This evaluation of essential understandings will be broken down by weeks or months so students know how to pace their learning and expectations. Teachers will give students study guides, online enrichment, resources available on-line such as Discovery Education, Gooru, UTube, Khan Academy or any of the thousands of other resources available to students to learn the essential understandings and expectations. Students will know what they are expected to learn and teachers can give progress monitors and/or check-ins rather than send numerous hand-outs home. The idea will be to establish a process with the end in mind. What are our expected outcomes? When the closure is over or the end of the year, students will be brought back and we will assess what was accomplished with the self-paced learning and essential understanding. We will assess effort and essential understanding of standard achievement and proficiency. This is how we will grade the 4th quarter and the semester. We will take into account the lack of support and limited title I availability and grade accordingly. The teachers will be expected to be available during certain times during the day for phone calls and support for students' understanding of material teachers feel is essential for class completion. Teachers will be available from home, school, online meetings, learn@home on webpage or email. If teachers choose to be at home, we will need home phone numbers and/or cell phone numbers so students can get a hold of teachers during our established contact times. Teachers will be expected to respond in order to support students with evaluation expectations. The 4th quarter grade and semester grade will be based on what was accomplished in terms of essential understanding of the standards. Elective classes may require a documentation log, project completion or evaluation understanding of essential expectations. We start with the end in mind, this is what a student needs to learn, give them the resources to learn it and when they return we will evaluate what was learned or accomplished for our essential understanding expectations. This evaluation is how we will grade and in the elementary assess the standard understanding level with assessments upon return. This measurable outcome will give us the proficiency requirement for all classes. This will also cut down dramatically on the amount of needed worksheets and back and forth work delivery. We will break this down to effectively measure the potential of every student. Students that do not put in the effort and accomplish expectations at a level deemed fair, the teacher can fail or pass with an appropriate and equitable grade designation. At the elementary, standards rating of where they are at and what they accomplished will be determined by each teacher for each student. Work, Study Guides, Online Enrichment, Plans, and Expectations will continue until the end of the closure. If we do not return to school we will send home an end of the year assessment for students to take or at that time decide whether or not it is safe to rotate them through for our final assessments. I believe this will be the best way to handle this situation and cut down on the numerous amounts of work back and forth. Give our students the expectations of what is essential and support them the best way we possibly can and hope we can use this time constructively to make gains. We will assess the students’ effort one way or another at the end of closure or school year. Principals will be giving directives in terms of availability times and school specific expectations. If you have questions, please contact your building principal so we can clarify any confusion. Counselors will be available during school hours for any mental health, educational support and crisis management. Check in regularly with our at-risk students that will need support during these times. We will lead by example and I believe we have the best plan to reach students and continue educational expectations. We will get our on-line and remote learning devices to as many students as possible. Matt Lyon and Jesse Nesper are working hard to get all of you the right tools to best support students remotely. We will see this through successfully. I am, as always, happy to be working for a great community. It is our time to shine, so give it your best.
What a wonderful day!! We distributed or delivered 4,700 meals and 470 student school work packets. We checked out 320 chrome books and had all but 11 students pick up school work and meals. Remember meals only need to be picked up once a week. School work can be returned to the totes outside each school and/or can be returned via the bus by being at the bus stop. When the bus stops; drop the work into the plastic tote that will be available on every bus. The buses will run Wednesday and Thursday this week and depart from the school at 9am and 1:00pm. We want to thank students, parents, kitchen staff, maintenance, classified staff, bus drivers, Smyth Transportation, certified staff, and principals for all your hard work today. To be able to accomplish what we got done today took a giving spirit and a lot of hard work. It was great to see all the kids and parents today!! We want to thank everyone for their patience and willingness to help when needed. It was a great day and highly successful, so thank you all. We also want to thank Karen Biron from Exit Realty and Home for Heroes for the staff breakfast yesterday. We want to thank Jim Krell and K-O Auto for the water donation that will be going home with kids during our weekly meal distribution. GO BULLDOGS!!
Parents and Students: Tomorrow is our first school work and food pick-up from 10:00-1:00. Remember if you want food or schoolwork delivered, please contact your building administrative assistants. The buses will be departing at 9am and 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you want work dropped off or picked up please have students or parents at their perspective bus stop prepared to deposit work into the work bin or pick up the work packet. Thank you so much for all your help during these times that everyone is trying their best to help each other be safe and successful. Tomorrow will be a great time to watch for expected bus route times. Go Bulldogs
Elementary: Pick up for food - south side of the elementary. Pick up for packets - south side of the elementary. Pick up for Chromebooks (if needed) - west side of the elementary. ------------------- MS: Pick up for food - south side of the elementary. Pick up for packets - behind the Middle School on the corner. Pick up for Chromebooks (if needed) - behind the Middle School on the corner.--------------- HS: Pick up for food - south side of elementary. Pick up packets - HS parking lot. Pick up Chromebooks (if needed) - HS parking lot.
For more detailed information about school scheduling and organization see our Facebook page: Saint Ignatius Public Schools
These are the times slots for all pickups. They are broken down into the first initial of the last name. 10:00-11:00 A-i, 11:00-12:00 J-Q, 12:00-1:00 R-Z
Tuesday, March 31 - Guardian/Parent pick up at school for packets, food for students, and chromebooks (if chromebook is needed. Also, chromebooks are only released with a signed contractual agreement that they will not be damaged and returned in the same condition upon request.)
MODEL PLAN OF ACTION—Board Proposal St. Ignatius District #28 Public School DATE OF INITIAL PLAN: Instituted March 30 after Spring Break, Board Approved March 26, 2020** REVISION DATES: March 24, March 25 Plans should be submitted to SchoolClosure@mt.gov. OVERVIEW On Sunday, March 24, 2020, Governor Bullock ordered all K-12 public schools in Montana closed starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10, 2020. Pursuant to the March 19, 2020, directive of Governor Bullock, requirements for pupil instruction from Monday, March 16 through April 10, 2020, were waived with Montana’s public schools receiving full funding, including the state transportation reimbursement. The Governor further directed that during the mandated school closure from March 16-April 10, 2020, school districts were to plan and begin implementation on the following: 1. Offsite learning instruction and structure; 2. School meals, consistent with what the District regularly provides; 3. Services for students with disability; and 4. Other services customarily provided to students. Through his April 10, 2020, directive, the Governor stated that districts will receive full funding and all requirements for pupil instruction will be waived if the following conditions are met: 1. The District creates a Plan of Action to address those specific areas identified above; 2. The Board of Trustees approves the District’s Plan of Action; 3. The Governor, in consultation with OPI, approves the Board of Trustees’ endorsed Plan of Action and waives all requirements for pupil instruction. The Governor’s April 10, 2020, directive provides that: “Presumptively, the Governor will approve waiver requests that are approved by school boards.” 4. The District will submit periodic reports to the Governor addressing those specific areas identified above. PLAN OF ACTION The following represents the District’s REQUIRED Plan of Action to address pupil instruction, the provision of school meals for students, compliance with IEP’s and 504 plans of students with disabilities, and other services the District customarily provides to students: 1. Offsite learning instruction and structure: The District has the following structure in place to ensure off-site learning for students. The District has ensured that continuity plans for educational services can be accessed by all students, regardless of resources available at home. The strategies identified below are, of course, customized to meet the individual needs of each students. School District #28: • Certified and Classified Staff will be on-site (at school) or teleworking (off-site) providing instruction to students through the following systems: • On-line courses • Video chats/tutoring • Phone conference calls • Hard copy packets of materials • Textbook guides • Student and/or Guardian Email Daily Schedule: Each school is developing a daily schedule for virtual learning. Schools will share schedules directly with families. • In order to ensure that all students have access to on-line coursework, the District is researching ways to get those students who don’t have the necessary devices with chromebooks for check out. This will not happen the first week for sure and once we can proceed with a plan for who will need what, and how many devices we can make available, we will proceed. We are not sure at this point if we have enough devices or internet availability. Principals are collecting data to see how many devices are needed and how many homes have internet. Access Montana is currently offering ½ off monthly subscriptions for any families that would like to have internet access added to their home. We have submitted requests to grants to re-appropriate funds for additional devices needed to best serve students. The district is working on options for families who cannot access internet service. We will be in touch, via email, with families who indicated a need on our technology survey. • We will be running regular bus routes for work distribution and collection Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays leaving the school at 9 am and again at 1pm • If possible, depending on the Governor restrictions hope to have limited contact with students who may need additional support in meeting their educational and mental health needs. This will depend on restrictions and requirements that adhere to state orders. • Expectations: All students are expected to attend virtual learning sessions and complete assignments. Teachers will take attendance and track participation and assignment completion. Questions: HS/MS Principal Shawn Hendrickson 745-3811 x 301 406-493-7689 firstname.lastname@example.org Elementary Principal Tyler Arlint 745-3811 x 303 406-396-9418 email@example.com All other Questions can sent to Jason Sargent at firstname.lastname@example.org 406-396-7839 406-745-3811 x 260 HS/MS Specific: In order to ensure that all students have access to hard copies, the District is • Contacting each parent to ascertain the best method for their needs • Making delivery of the materials through transportation services at key drop off points • Providing copies via email for parents to print from home • Providing a place of pick up at the school location • We will learn from the challenges and successes of moving forward with a digital platform • In the meantime, teachers are exploring digital delivery modes for their content areas in preparation • We will utilize the LEARN@HOME Link on the web page to deliver curriculum and educational resources for student achievement *Certified and Classified Staff will be on-site (at school) or teleworking (off-site) providing instruction to students through the following mechanism: • Google Classroom for instruction and assignments • Video chats or tutoring via Google Meet during office hours • Hard copy packets available • Phone call touch ins with students and parents during specific class periods • Use of Khan Academy and YouTube for supplemental material and tutoring • Checking attendance through daily check in via Google Classroom. • Follow-ups on students not checking in Elementary Specific: *Certified staff will be both on-site and teleworking from home providing instruction to students through the following mechanisms: • Hard copy packets of materials • Online Resources and Links to Educational Resources to support students from home • Materials provided through hyperlinks to digital lesson plans on website LEARN@HOME on Website • Direct communications via email & telephone conversations *In order to ensure that all students have access to hard copies, the District and Teachers are • Contacting each parent to ascertain the best method for their needs • Making delivery of the materials through transportation services at key drop off points • Providing copies via email for parents to print from home • Providing a place of pick up at the school location • Teachers are exploring digital delivery modes for their content areas in order to discover what approach works best 2. School meals, consistent with what the District regularly provides: The District has implemented the following strategies to ensure that our students are continuing to receive nutritional meals; the same as if the District was open for pupil instruction. School District #28 Meal Plan: • The District is serving grab-and-go breakfast and lunches weekly with only one pick-up per week per student. • The District will continue to provide sack lunches to families for pick-up. Stop by the front of the elementary school between 10:00 and 1:00 on Tuesdays or Thursdays to pick up your weekly lunch and breakfasts. We will be running the buses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for school work pick up; if requested we will also deliver food on these days for your child for the week. Buses will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday leaving the school at 9am and at 1pm. If you are MS/HS make your food request for bus delivery to 745-3811 x 300 and if you are Elem. 745-3811 x 302. We can only deliver to those families that ride the buses. For special extenuating circumstances please contact 745-3811 x 216 for food delivery if you do not ride a bus and we will arrange a special delivery weekly. We will continue to distribute food for the entire week and not daily for all school district students in grade K-12. • Any questions on Meal Distribution please call 745-3811 x 216 3. Services for students with disability: The District has implemented the following strategies to ensure that each student who is on an IEP or 504 Plan continue to receive the educational and related services to make progress towards their individual goals. The strategies identified below are customized and differentiated to meet the individual needs of each IDEA and 504 students. School District #28 Service for students with disability: • The District is providing a Free and Appropriate Education for students with disabilities • The District is conducting IDEA and 504 meetings via electronic means and/or meeting in person, but complying with CDC Guidelines, State Guidelines and/or local health guidelines; • The District is providing educational and related services, in collaboration with parents and staff, through all means available, including o Alternative learning sites and Student and/or Guardian Email o On-line learning o Video chats/tutoring o Phone conference calls o Hard copy packets of materials o Textbook guides • The district is providing educational and related services, in collaboration with parents/guardians and staff, through all means available, including: on-line learning, video chats and tutoring, phone calls, hard copies of materials, classroom notes, providing students with AAC devices when appropriate (for example, PECS and Proloquo devices), enlarged work for visually impaired students • We will provide teacher and para-professional contact daily to work with students remotely and/or if necessary in person when and where possible and allowed by the State/O.P.I. directives and direction concerning F.A.P.E., I.D.E.A. and I.E.P. requirements • Special Education, 504, EL to Guardians/Students: If your child receives special services through an IEP, 504 Plan, or English Learner Plan, case managers and/or counselors will contact families to provide support and establish services. 4. Other services customarily provided to students: The District has implemented the following strategies to ensure that our students receive service that we provide the same as if pupils were being educated on-site. School District #28: • The District is providing guidance counseling supports and services • The District is providing social and emotional supports and services • The District is further providing support services for our staff • School Counselors: School counselors are your first line of defense for challenges with attendance, virtual learning, and social/emotional well being. The best way to make contact with the counselor is through email. Counselor contact information: MS/HS: Shannon Redmond email@example.com 406-745-3811 x262 Elem: Grant Legare firstname.lastname@example.org 745-3811 x 206 • Tech Support: Each school offers on-staff tech support and if you run into device issues: Tech support contact information. Matt Lyon 745-3811 x 302 or 300 • Matt Lyon: email@example.com • The school will continue to monitor and keep social distancing a priority. At this time the recommendation to stay 6 feet away and to have no more that 10 people in a group at one time. We will be able to have up to 10 people in a group at one time for essential work, safety, educational planning and delivery when needed to meet the needs of all students in our district. We will make available educational hubs for small groups that need support for devices, internet and educational delivery as needed. We will continue to disseminate information on our website: www.stignatiusschools.org CHECKLIST During the planning and implementation of the District’s Plan of Action, we have implemented the following processes/mechanisms to ensure compliance with the Governor’s March 19, 2020 Directive, ongoing collaboration with all stakeholders and effective communications with our community, staff, parents and students: Check all that apply: __X__ On March 18 and again on March 26, 2020, the Board of Trustees made a Declaration of Unforeseen Emergency pursuant to 20-9-801 through 20-9-806, MCA __X__ At a properly noticed meeting, the Board of Trustees reviewed this Plan of Action, engaged in dialogue and deliberation regarding the same, and prior to approving this Plan, the public had an opportunity to provide input regarding the Plan. __X__ Our administrative staff have taken the lead in coordinating meetings with parents, certified and classified staff while maintaining the social-distancing, self-isolation and other guidance of the CDC, the State and local health officials. _X___ Our certified and classified staff participated in the development and implementation of this Plan. __X__ All parents/guardians of our students have been informed of our Plan for the continuity of educational and other services to their children. __X__ We have maintained regular contact with our community during this time of uncertainty to provide our community that we are providing for the needs of students and families and doing our part to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community, staff, parents and students. __X__ The District has adopted the Model Policy 3650 Pupil Online Personal Information Protection. __X__ The District has taken measures to ensure that all communications relating to the provision of programs and services for students and families are accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes ensuring that all messages are available in both audio and visual formats. __X__ The District leadership has reviewed COVID-19 basic information provided by the CDC. __X__ The District has established a point of contact with local and state health authorities to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their community. __X__ The District has provided students, staff, and parents with COVID-19 fact sheets from the CDC available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-h.pdf. __X__ The District has conducted a training for staff and students on common preventative measures for COVID-19 prevention including: o Washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds o Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth o Covering coughs and sneezes with tissues and throwing away tissues o Avoiding contact with others when sick __X__ The District has and will continue to comply with FERPA in reference to any student who may be identified as having COVID-19 __X__ The District has and will continue to comply with HIPAA Privacy laws in reference to any staff member who may be identified as having COVID-19. __X__ The District has taken safety measures to comply with CDC guidelines on social distancing (6-feet of distance between individuals), limiting large groups of individuals from being together, and provided disinfectant wipes, etc. to regularly sanitize surfaces within the school, including but not limited to: door handles/knobs, restrooms, surfaces and electronic devices shared by staff and others, etc. __X__ The District has adequately equipped maintenance and cleaning staff with personal protective equipment gloves and gowns that are appropriate for the cleaning products used and to minimize having contact with potentially contaminated surfaces. __X__ The District has a cleaning schedule that is updated daily. __X__ The District has educated all staff to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 in case they become exposed to the virus themselves. __X__ The District has cancelled school sponsored events/travel of students and staff. __X__ The District has a process in place for regular review of and refinement of this Plan to ensure it continues to meet the needs of our students. __X__ The Board of Trustees will review and when necessary approve any updates to this Plan for submission to the Governor’s Office. Some Additional Specifics: Calendar: Here is an overview of the next two weeks. This schedule has been approved by the Board of Trustees. Monday, March 30 - Student/Parent Connection Day – Teachers will reach out to any families to arrange work pick-up and expectations. Principals will guide this expectation for teachers. Tuesday, March 31 – ‘Paper Packet Pick Up’ will begin with buses leaving school at 9am and 1pm (see posted schedule on the District Homepage and Facebook page) Meal Pick-Up: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00 outside the main front door of the elementary. Students will only need to pick up food once for each week. There will be time scheduled throughout Tuesday for packets to be picked up at school. Every student will need to request work be delivered by the bus or come in to school and pick-up work. If students do not pick up work or make arrangements for work to be delivered, students will not receive credit and will not pass closure expectations. Grades will continue as if students were in school. If you do not pick up work and return completed work you will not receive credit and will be given a zero for any missing work. Online options will also be available as well as project based work. Monitor facebook, website for additional expectations from your building principal and teachers. Teachers will be available at school or via phone and email during work days. Students are welcome to come into school for help as long as they remain 6 feet away from other people and do not meet with any group larger than 10. Monday, March 30 will be the first day of the 4th Quarter. March 30-April 10 – Work can be dropped off at the designated areas, the work will be distributed to teachers to grade and enter. Grades will start where students left off at 3rd quarter and Monday will be the beginning of the 4th Quarter. Students will be expected to complete work if they expect to pass the courses in order to receive credit. If students do not turn in work, they will not pass their classes. Effort is imperative during this shut down and students must make every effort to complete work if they expect to pass classes. Daily Schedule: Each school is developing a daily schedule for virtual learning and packets. Schools will share schedules directly with families. Learn@Home on the District webpage is the spot where you and your student will be able to go in and link up with teachers as well. Special Board Meeting Notice ____________________________________________________________________________ Special Meeting of the St. Ignatius District #28 Board of Trustees Thursday, March 26, 2020 4pm Website link to Open Meeting stignatiusschools.org under Board Meeting Live Stream or in Person in the library I. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items II. Consideration and Action on the District’s COVID-19 Plan of Action for Submission to the Governor’s Office. Administrative Meeting 3-25-20: We will not have any employees in a group larger than 10 and only group meetings that are essential to run the system. Everyone will need to remain at least 6 feet away from one another at all times. All hourly employees must be at work during normal work hours in order to be paid during the closure. If hourly employees choose not to come into work, please notify your supervisor that you do not intend to work and you can be laid off until the end of the closure. We want to keep everyone working, but if you choose not to work, you will not be paid. If you are sick and choose to take sick leave please notify Rasena and the family medical leave act will be followed accordingly by law. Reminders and Expectations: I. There are 14 para’s and we will need to schedule full days for these employees: • We will need 7 riding buses at 9 am and 1 pm for Packet delivery and drop-off • We will need help organizing school drop off and pick-up • We will need assistance with any spare time to help maintenance • We will need support for small group instruction throughout the district for students that need help over the phone or in person • We will need help preparing and copying work for students to be sent home II. Administrative Assistants will continue with their regular work and adjust to accommodate and contribute to what needs to be done. III. Maintenance will go back to regular hours starting Monday to keep our numbers down during the day. After each day we will need to continue to clean and sanitize everything. IV. Kitchen will use staff for Grab and Go and Weekly lunch/breakfast pick up. The bus will be available for extenuating circumstance delivery of weekly meals. V. We will make available open space for students to come in for support and technology /internet needs which are optional and not required: • Rotate so there are never more than 10 people in one area and remain 6 feet apart at all times • Library-Will be open during the day with a maximum of 10 occupants at one time • Special Education Classrooms –Rotate so there are never more than 10 people and everyone remains 6 feet apart at all times • HS Commons , MS Commons • MS Classrooms, HS Classrooms, Elementary Classrooms • Art Room / Shop Rooms contact teachers for open opportunities • Again, these are all optional and not required of any teacher and/or student V. Any Employee that has a fever or that is not feeling well will need to be sent home. VI. Staff will be responsible to pick up, grade and enter grades for work that is assigned through packets that can be entered at school or at home. If teachers are working in the school make sure we are not gathered and are remaining 6 feet away. We should never have a group larger than 10 working in close proximity. VII. Each principal will be responsible for the planning and organization of staff to effectively serve students toward proficiency with measurable outcomes. VIII. We are going to keep all employees working and even though teachers may be working remotely or at school. All employees need to follow our plans and meet expectations and requirements that are set forth by the Governor's Plan, Superintendent’s Plan and System Leaders. It’s our time to take charge and get things done effectively, efficiently and most of all safely.
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St. Ignatius Students: Even though we are currently not in school there is much to learn. Take care of your friends and family around you. Keep them safe and stay positive. Help those that are worried about work and the concerns of life that you will help and do your part to make it better. Watch over your brothers and sisters and be the voice that assures those around you that everything is going to be ok. You will learn a lot about people over the next few months and take time to compliment and contribute to those who are helpful and kind. You will learn that many who have the least will give the most when no one is watching. Look after the young, the elderly and those who need your help. You are the young and the future so this is a great test and a much bigger test than you will ever take in school. You now have an opportunity to test yourself about life and how you handle adversity. There is no better teacher than hardship and tough times. A person’s real character is exposed in times of struggle and how you handle yourself during this time will help shape who you are and how you will be remembered. This is a time in history that will not be forgotten in your lifetime. Be the one among your friends to make choices that are going to help people. Bulldogs take care of their own and overcoming adversity with resiliency is what we do best. We are proud of every one of you and we are going to be just fine; we will promise you that. Go Bulldogs!!! P.S. –Stay Active and get outside to play or work. It would also be a great time to ask yourself school related questions and research answers and solutions to real life problems. You can also study things that interest you in terms of future job skills. We can’t wait to have you all back soon. :) Actual school plans for what we will be doing for any additional time off after Spring Break will be rolled out when we know the status of where we are heading. We are completely prepared to offer whatever needs to be done in order to weather any delay to your school year and/or educational needs. All good, stay tuned-
Emergency Board Meeting Today at 4:30 - People can join via the web site under Board Live Steam Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Emergency Special Board Meeting 4:30pm HS Library or Online Link or Phone 1. New Business Subject 1.01 Declare Special Board Meeting Meeting Mar 18, 2020 - Emergency Special Board Meeting Category 1. New Business Access Public Type Information RE: Trustees: Superintendent Sargent is asking to call an emergency meeting of the Board to discuss declaration of unforeseen emergency closure pursuant to 20-9-801 through 20-9-806, MCA | am therefore calling a meeting at the time and place listed above. The meeting is called pursuant to MCA 20-3-322(3), which provides “Special meetings of the trustees maybe called by the presiding officer or any two members of the trustees by giving each member a 48-hour written notice of the meeting, except that the 48-hour notice is waived in an unforeseen emergency or to consider a violation of the student code of conduct, as defined in accordance with district policy, within a week of graduation, and Convening electronically is fine under 2-2-302. An unforeseen emergency is defined in the law as “a storm, fire, explosion, community disaster, insurrection, act of God, or other unforeseen destruction or impairment of school district property that affects the health and safety of the trustees, students, or district employees or the education functions of the district.” | have determined that the outbreak of Covid-19 is sufficiently akin to a community disaster that | am permitted to call this meeting Special Board Meeting: Agenda: New Business: Declare Unforeseen Emergency Subject 1.02 Declare Emergency Due to COVID-19 Under 20-9-801 through 20-9-806 Meeting Mar 18, 2020 - Emergency Special Board Meeting Category 1. New Business Access Public Type Action Recommended Action Action: Board Consideration of current circumstances related to COVID-19 for possible declaration of unforeseen emergency pursuant to 20-9-801 through 20-9-806, MCA 1. Action: Board consideration of current circumstances related to COVID-19 for possible declaration of unforeseen emergency pursuant to 20-9-801 through 20-9-806, MCA. Proficiency: The superintendent is authorized to work with district staff in making determinations regarding pupils who are proficient in courses in which the pupils are enrolled without regard to the aggregate hours of instruction provided. The superintendent is directed to make a final determination of proficiency for each pupil for each enrolled course, using district assessments, including class grades at a minimum, and reporting a full-time equivalent conversion of ANB for such pupils, based on the scheduled time ordinarily provided through the aggregate hours of instruction for such courses. And including-- Offsite Instruction: The superintendent is authorized to work with district staff in providing instruction for pupils of the district. Such instruction may include any method or methods identified as appropriate by the superintendent, including but not limited to offsite instruction as defined and referenced in sections 20-1-101(5); 20-1-101(14); 20-7-118; and 20-9-311(11), MCA. Subject 1.03 Authorizing Leadership to Deliver and Identify Proficiency Education Meeting Mar 18, 2020 - Emergency Special Board Meeting Category 1. New Business Access Public Type Action Recommended Action Action: Authorizing/directing your leadership team to work with teaching staff on identifying your students(All grade levels: Elementary, Middle, and High School) who are proficient (in the near future and definitely prior to the end of the school year.) Action: Authorizing/directing your leadership team to work with teaching staff on identifying your students(All grade levels: Elementary, Middle, and High School) who are proficient (in the near future and definitely prior to the end of the school year.) Proficiency: The superintendent is authorized to work with district staff in making determinations regarding pupils who are proficient in courses in which the pupils are enrolled without regard to the aggregate hours of instruction provided. The superintendent is directed to make a final determination of proficiency for each pupil for each enrolled course, using district assessments, including class grades at a minimum, and reporting a full-time equivalent conversion of ANB for such pupils, based on the scheduled time ordinarily provided through the aggregate hours of instruction for such courses. And including-- Offsite Instruction: The superintendent is authorized to work with district staff in providing instruction for pupils of the district. Such instruction may include any method or methods identified as appropriate by the superintendent, including but not limited to offsite instruction as defined and referenced in sections 20-1-101(5); 20-1-101(14); 20-7-118; and 20-9-311(11), MCA.
Lunch / Breakfast pick up has been moved to front of Elementary main entrance: Today, Tuesday from 4-6pm Wednesday from 7-10am March 17, March 18 See you there ! Again, call me if you need anything. Jason Sargent 406-396-7839
I just want to mention, no one should be to proud to pick up the meals they deserve and can use to help feed their children. These are meals that we have included in our budgets for students. We will collect names for reimbursement and we want every family to feel comfortable in picking up meals. Please swing through and pick up your meals for students. Tuesday, March 17 From 4-6 pm Wednesday March 18 From 7-10 am Thank you and Go Bulldogs- Jason Sargent If you have any extenuating circumstances that we can help with for food delivery please call me and we will figure it out. 406-396-7839
Gov. Bullock Latest Update Press Conference: https://www.kpax.com/news/coronavirus/live-gov-bullock-providing-coronavirus-update
Talking to kids about COVID 19 link: https://media.wix.com/ugd/a29b13_51c01c5bad4f4d26b32a7c69d2d77533.pdf
All MHSA spring activities will be indefinitely suspended until further notice. This includes practices and contests/festivals. The Executive Board will reevaluate this situation on April 13th.
Students and Guardians of School District #28: Every student in school will have the opportunity to pick up five days of lunch and breakfast. These free lunches and breakfasts can be picked up at the elementary west side drive through on Tuesday from 4-6 pm or Wednesday from 7-10 am. Students and/or guardians can pick these meals up. If there are any extenuating circumstances that you will need assistance with please call Jason Sargent at 406-396-7839 Middle School and High School Parents -From Shawn Hendrickson: Just a reminder that schools will be closed through March 29th. The 3rd quarter was set to end this Friday, March 20th. We realize that students may have late work or make-up work out and need to turn work in. We have set up a homework drop off in the roundabout in front of the high school offices. If your child has work to turn in, they have until Wednesday at 3pm to drop it off. It will be disbursed to their teachers, they will grade, update their gradebooks, and finalize grades for quarter three after that. If your child needs to come in and grab something out of your locker, the main office will be open from 8-3:30 Tuesday and Wednesday. Only one person will be allowed in at a time. Thanks and be safe. The Tuesday Board Meeting can be joined from the web page under School Board Agendas and you can link Board Meeting- live stream. This will be at 7pm Tuesday. There is not a better community that I would chose to spend this time with in the world. I am always amazed how when it's time to rally and come together, this community gets it done! Thank you all for everything you do!! We will be just fine, I promise. -- Jason Sargent St. Ignatius School District #28 Superintendent 406-396-7839 firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: We are working on preparing meals for students that will be put together Tuesday morning and pickup times will be announced tomorrow afternoon. We will put together lunch and breakfasts for this week for any St . Ignatius student. The entire week of meals can be picked up all at once. We will let folks know tomorrow when meals can be picked up. All staff will get an email tomorrow with work expectations for the reminder of the week. Any staff that can volunteer to help with meals on Tuesday would be greatly appreciated. The board meeting on Tuesday can be attended in person or via Gotomeeting. A link will be available tomorrow to join the meeting from home. There will be many more specifics sent out tomorrow via email and website. Staff, please check your email tomorrow afternoon. The administration and department heads will be meeting tomorrow at noon in the district office. Thank you
All Extra-Curricular and school activities will canceled for the next two weeks. There will be no practices, games, trips or individual travel for anyone. Please call me if you have questions. Jason Sargent 406-396-7839
Governor Bullock has just shut down schools from March 16 to March 27. Monday March 16 will be a day off for all staff and the administration will be working on plans to determine what can be done for hourly employees during this mandated closure. Please check the website for any updates. Students will not be in school for the next two weeks March 16-March 27. Thank you Jason Sargent
St. Ignatius Families- This is what was shared with staff today- Dear School District #28: Much is being discussed at all levels across the State of Montana and the Nation as a whole concerning COVID-19 I will send out an email everyday from here forward with our status and any new information. Schools will remain open at this time, the area schools have all agreed to consistency on any school closures. We are going to limit our travel for school groups and/or individuals. We are also going to limit groups coming into the school. We had several groups lined up for basketball tournaments, valley wide volleyball, church groups, etc renting out the facility that we will cancel. Any conferences and/or travel from staff will be limited and determined acceptable or not on a case by case basis. We will only close school if Governor Bullock or County Health tells us to do so OR our Board of Trustees feels, with a confirmed case in our District, it's the best thing to do. I will send out more information Monday, or later today if anything changes. The valley Superintendents will be meeting today to discuss any other items that need to be reviewed. This is what was received from Lake County: Considerations for School Closure: Recommendations on school closure based on available science, reports from other countries and consultation with school health experts. At this time, the guidance from the CDC, Lake County Health Dept. and the MT Office of Public Instruction is helping Lake County school district leaders make decisions to protect our students, staff and community. Currently, we are instituting additional cleaning and disinfection measures in our buildings, educating and practicing health care measures of handwashing, staying home if ill, and screening for illness and travelers to hot spots. We are trying NOT to disrupt family routines or our learning environments. We realize a school closure would have a tremendous impact on our communities and the ability of our community to prepare, protect, and treat an outbreak of COVID-19. We will work together with our health care experts and keep you informed as we weather this outbreak in unity. Thank you and Have a Great Weekend- :)
The remainder of our middle school and elementary wrestling season has been cancelled as a preventative measure to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Community Breakfast April 3 at 7:30 am -8:30 amFriday- Reminders:Reminders: March 12, this Thursday will be Calendar Committee Meeting at 6pm- HS Commons Board Meeting March 17, 7pm - Library Building and Grounds 7am March 20, Friday- District Office Drivers Ed Parent Meeting March 30, 7pm Jacen Petersen Room HS Community Breakfast April 3, at 7:30am to 8:30 am -All Purpose Room April 10 School Improvement Day
Dear Families of St. Ignatius Schools, In response to the national health concern regarding the Coronavirus, we are sharing the following information to assist in keeping our homes, schools, and community safe. As of today, there are no cases from the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in St. Ignatius Schools, Lake County, or in the state of Montana. Although the current risk to people in Lake County from the virus remains low, it is important to stay informed. We are committed to the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families and are closely monitoring the situation, planning with our school leaders and staff, and will be working closely with Lake County Health Department officials. Our teachers, school nurses, and staff are encouraging simple and effective habits, the same as preventing the spread of the flu or the common cold. You can help prevent the spread of viruses and other illnesses by taking these simple, specific steps below and following best practices to protect yourself and your family. • Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue (or your elbow) • Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces There is quite a bit of misinformation circulating on the internet. It’s important to stay informed by following reputable sources. We have provided several below from federal, state and local sources: • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) • Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Some questions have arisen about student events and field trips/travel. The current guidance from the Office of Public Instruction, Governor's Office, and the Department of Public Health and Human Services is to only cancel school-sponsored student travel or activities under guidance from the CDC and/or Lake County Health Department. As of now, we are continuing school activities and school-sponsored travel as normal. We are also still following our school district policies and procedures as they normally relate to absenteeism and student makeup work. This situation is evolving and we will continue to communicate with you as additional information becomes available. If you have specific questions about the virus, please call the Lake County Health Department 406-883-7288. Sincerely, Jason Sargent Superintendent St. Ignatius School District #28
Parent Softball Meeting Wednesday March 4th in the High School Commons 7PM
High School Wrestling Banquet today @ 6:30 in the Multipurpose Room
Mission Boys Basketball plays at 10:30 and the Mission Girls play at 12:00 in Hamilton at the Western B Divisional tomorrow. Go Dogs!!
Summer Rec Baseball Sign-ups will be held at the High School Commons on Wednesday February 26th from 6-7 PM.
MHS Boys Basketball @ Divisional Tournament Hamilton vs. Loyola 5:00 PM Thursday MHS Girls Basketball @ Divisional Tournament Hamilton vs. Loyola 12:00 PM Thursday
MHS Girls Basketball @ Libby vs. Big Fork, District Consolation Championship 2:30 PM
Mission Boys Basketball @ 4:00 vs. Eureka Saturday in Libby District Championship. Come support your Bulldogs!
The Old District Office will be coming down. The district has received a grant for $537,390 to tear down this old house and rebuild two new classrooms. We were selected for the Delivering Local Assistance Grant for making sustainable investments in critical infrastructure and putting shovels in the ground on behalf of the State of Montana. The Community Development Division at the Montana Dept. of Commerce and Governor Steve Bullock with the legislators set aside $21.5 million and received over 191 applications with requests for nearly $83 million. We received $537,390. Go Bulldogs! Thank you to State of Montana!
MS Girls Basketball Practice Tomorrow @ 3:40
Play In Games This Week MHS Girls vs. Troy Home @ 5:30 Tuesday Feb 18 MHS Boys vs. Troy Home @ 7:00 Tuesday Feb 18
MS Girls games at Florence will be played Tuesday the 18th at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00.
The boys C team game in Thompson Falls has been cancelled, the JV game will start at 5:30, and varsity will play at 7:00.
Driver's Education is filling up quickly, so we will have enough to run our Spring Course. The schedule for driver's education is going to start March 30 with the Parent Meeting from 7-8pm. Classes will start March 31 from 4:00-6:00pm every day after school until the end of April. Most Driving will be done on Fridays and Saturdays through April and in May in after school and weekends until May 18. Official calendar with times will be available soon.
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting -PTO- meeting tonight at 6pm in the St Ignatius Library. Childcare and snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there
February 10 MMS Girls Basketball Home Charlo 6/7/8 4:00 PM February 11 MMS Girls Basketball Home Florence 6/7/8 4:00 PM February 13 MHS Boys Basketball Away Thompson Falls 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 February 13 MHS Girls Basketball Home Thompson Falls 5:30, 7:00 February 14 MC Wrestling Away State @ Billings February 15 MC Wrestling Away State @ Billings TBA February 15 MHS Girls Basketball Home Troy (Senior Night) 1:00, 4:00 February 15 MHS Boys Basketball Home Troy (Senior Night) 2:30, 5:30
Western BC Divisional Wrestling Tournament today, Mission High School 10:00 AM, Come support your Bulldogs!!
Title I,II,III,IV,VI -Meeting March 19th, 2020 6:30 PM Library MS HS Building This is a meeting for Home School Students and any Student or Parent interested in Federal Programs: Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, School Nutrition, Special Education, Carl D. Perkins. These funds are available through Federal Programs. Depending on each program’s requirements, a school district may participate in as many or as few as determined necessary by the local board of trustees. These programs do not provide for student stipends or direct payment to any private school. Participation may be provided through the use of supplies or equipment purchased with federal funds or participation in a group activity. Private or home schools must notify the district of their wish to participate in those programs sponsored by the school district. If a home or private school would like to have a consultation meeting, please contact the St. Ignatius School Superintendent to set a time and date for a meeting. This is your official notification. Public notice and Community Partnership -- Official Notice Other Notifications: Website, Email, Newsletter, Community Breakfast -- School District #28 St. Ignatius, MT 59865 406-745-3811 (School) 406-396-7839 (Supt. Cell Phone)
Schedule Change!! MHS Boys Basketball plays @ Florence tomorrow 2/4/2020. Game times are 4:15, 5:45, and 7:15.
Weekly Activities Monday February 3 MMS Girls Basketball Home Ronan 6/7/8 4:00 PM Tuesday February 4 MHS Boys Basketball Home Florence 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 Tuesday February 4 MMS Girls Basketball Away Ronan 6/7/8 4:00 PM Thursday February 6 MMS Girls Basketball Away Bonner 7/8 4:00 PM Thursday February 6 MHS Girls Basketball Home Florence 5:30, 7:00 Friday February 7 MHS Girls Basketball Away Arlee 4:00, 7:00 Friday February 7 MHS Boys Basketball Away Arlee 2:30, 5:30 Saturday February 8 MC Wrestling Home Western BC Divisional 10:00 AM
Boys C Team on Saturday has been bumped back a half an hour. Schedule will be as follows: Saturday February 1 MHS Boys Basketball Home Deer Lodge 1:30 C, 2:30 JV, 5:30 V Saturday February 1 MHS Girls Basketball Home Deer Lodge 4:00 V
Reminders: I. Thursday Jan. 30 7am Facility and Grounds - District Office II. Thursday Jan. 30 3:30 pm Staff Walk-Through New Facilities - HS Commons III. Friday, Jan. 31 7:30-8:30 am Community Breakfast All - Purpose Room IV. Friday Jan. 31 8:30 am Community Walk-Through New Facilities - HS Commons
A staff member found a bunch of counterfeit $100 bills in doors and stashed in school fobs on Sunday. The bills look and feel very real. If you find any or if students find any bills turn them in. The bills have Chinese symbols stamped on them. Thanks everyone for the help. We will be watching film and working with law enforcement on Monday.
The MMS Girls Basketball game versus Charlo will not take place Monday January 27th. It will be rescheduled for a later date. More information to follow soon. Apologies for the short notice and inconvenience.
There is school tomorrow Tuesday, January 21.
Games Saturday vs. Arlee Boys JV 1:00 PM Girls JV 2:30 PM Boys Varsity 4:00 PM Girls Varsity 5:30 PM
MMS Girls Basketball @ Clark Fork Today 6th/7th/8th 3 Games Starting at 4:00 PM
Basketball Game Order @ Ronan Friday January 17 Freshman Boys EC Gym 2:30 PM JV Girls HS Gym 4:00 PM JV Boys EC Gym 4:00 PM Varsity Boys EC Gym 5:30 PM Varsity Girls EC Gym 7:00 PM
Community Breakfast and Construction Walk-Through Community Breakfast- All Purpose Room January 31, 2020 7:30-8:30 A.M. Biscuits and Gravy Students, Guardians, Community, Staff See you there- :) We will conduct a walk-through of new construction at 8:30 am. We will meet in the HS Commons for anyone interested in the Construction Information and Tour!
Hello Everyone, We've had some changes to our game times this Saturday at Troy. They will be as follows: Saturday December 21 MHS Girls Basketball Away Troy JV 2:00, Varsity 5:00 Leave 10:00 AM Saturday December 21 MHS Boys Basketball Away Troy JV 3:30, Varsity 6:30 Leave 11:45 AM
Come watch tomorrow as our Special Olympics Athletes take on Charlo in a 10 minute exhibition game before the girl’s varsity basketball game.
The Middle School and High School winter concert will be Monday, December 16th at 6:00 PM in the HS Gym.
The Fall Sports Awards Banquet (Football/Volleyball) will be Wednesday December 4th in the Mission High School Commons at 7 PM. It is a potluck event so please provide a dish if possible and come recognize our outstanding student athletes.
Missoula Children's Theater Auditions TODAY, Monday Dec. 2 from 3:30-530pm. All students are invited to Audition. Auditions will be held in the Elementary Multipurpose Room.
There will be no school on November 27th - 29th. Enjoy the holiday break!
The Scholastic Book Fair sold $4,379.29 worth of books. Our libraries profit was $1,094.82. The money that was made will be used for Library needs for the next coming year, books and ETC. Thank you for supporting Scholastic Book Fairs. Thank you to Ms Foust for putting in all of years of hard work and putting on the book fair for our school
Missoula Writing Collaborative Presents.. A Potluck and Poetry Reading. Featureing 4th nd 5th grade wrtiers from Arlee, St. ignatius, Pablo, Ronan and Dixon. Where-The Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater at Salis kootenai College. When - Tuesday Nov 19, 5:30pm to 7pm Bring: Yourselves, and a potluck dish to share. Call 406-449-3348 for information
The middle school boys basketball team will not be attending the jamboree in Thompson Falls on Saturday, November 16th.
MMS Boys Basketball @ Home today against Ronan. 2 games starting at 4:00. Hope to see you there!
St Ignatius School will be holding CHILD FIND on Wednesday, November 20th from 12:00-2:00. Child Find is a community-wide screening, for children ages zero to 5 years. The screenings will address each child’s language, hearing, learning, and motor development. Walk-Ins are welcome! If you would like to schedule an appointment call 745-3811 ext 233.
Lady Bulldogs 2-2 with DeerLodge- One More Set!!
Handle With Care: On our website under Tools you will see a link that says "Handle With Care". Any law enforcement, counselor, parent or guardian can enter the link and notify the school that something may be happening at home or outside the school that the Principal and/or Counselor should know about. When you submit a student it will only go to the school principal and counselor. This will give the school a chance to give latitude and understanding when a student maybe under duress, stress, sadness or struggle. For example, if there was a death in the family and one of our students may be affected or upset, this will give the school an opportunity to better prepare and support a student accordingly. Communication is always a great way to work together to support our children. Thank you
Mission Lady Bulldogs Volleyball lost to Anaconda, 23-25, 17-25 and 19-25. They will play again tomorrow at 10:00 AM against Deer Lodge. Good Luck Ladies!!
The St. Ignatius Library is having a book fair! Starting Monday Nov 4 and running through Tuesday Nov 12. Parents stop by the bookfair when you are at your parent teacher conferences. Book Fair Hours are- Monday - Thursday 8am - 615pm Last day to purchase books is Tuesday Nov 12. The book fair on Tuesday Nov 12 will run from 8am to 10am. A big shout out to our school Libraian, Ms Lisa Foust. Ms Foust has put on the bookfair for the past 20 years. We appreciate all of your hard work. Come see all of the great Scholastic books that Ms Foust has ordered.
Mission Lady Bulldog Volleyball tips off at 11:30 tomorrow morning in Eureka against Anaconda. Let’s go Bulldogs!!!!
The middle school basketball game that was scheduled for Thursday, October 31st, has been reschedule for Saturday November 9th at 10:00 AM. The middle school game scheduled for Thursday November 7th has been moved to Monday November 11th.
The middle school basketball game this Thursday (Halloween) against Arlee will be rescheduled for a later date.
Any students that live in Ravalli will have an excused day off the bus can’t make it due to road conditions. All other routes will be running and we will have a normal school day.
Senior Night commencement for football will be tonight at 6:15 pm.
Middle School Football Is 6-0 with a win over Charlo tonight 34-30. It was a great game and a real battle. Go Dogs !
The middle school volleyball jamboree in Charlo on Saturday October 5th has been cancelled.
There will only be a 7th and 8th grade volleyball game in Polson today. There will be no 6th grade game.
Next weeks high school football game against Seeley has been moved from Friday September 27th to Saturday September 28th at 1:00 pm in Seeley.
Homecoming Events on Sept 20, 2019 FRIDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 12:50-1:10 Pep Assembly K-12 1:15 Dismiss elementary for parade (Parade Order: Color Guard, Police, Homecoming Candidates, XC, Volleyball, Football, 9-12, 6-8, MS Football, MS Volleyball, K-5. Last Fire Truck/Police) 1:30 Parade 2:00 Return from Parade 2:15 Dismiss from School
Staff, Parents and Students: The Diabetes Consortium has developed some great information and education tools for improving diabetes awareness and useful information. Diabetes and student support is a state priority and this link has a lot of great information. If you have diabetes, are a parent of a student with diabetes or a teacher of a student with diabetes this is a great link for you. https://dphhs.mt.gov/schoolhealth/chronichealth/diabetes
Parents: A student reported seeing a mountain lion near the Mission Creek bridge today down near the softball field. This time of year stay out of woods near the creek. Be lion and bear aware. Thank you 👍
Reminder to Seniors and their parents. Tuesday, September 17 at 6pm we will have our Senior Parent Night. We expect all seniors and their parents to attend. This will take place in the high school commons.
The St. Ignatius Soccer program is in need of volunteer coaches. At this time there are no coaches for grades 2-8. If there are no coaches they can not schedule games or practice. Contact Christa Umphrey today if you are willing to coach 2-8 soccer.
Middle School Football Mission Bulldogs 38 Plains Horseman 8 Monday Mission Bulldogs 36 T. Falls Blue Hawks 6 Season Record 2-0 Charlo on Tuesday 👍🏈
Elementary Homecoming Days! Monday NO SCHOOL Tuesday- INside out Day Wednesday- PJ Day Thursday - Favorite Sports Day Friday - Blue/White Day
Flag Football practice Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4-5 at the HS Field. Schedules will he handed out. First Games Next Saturday in Ronan.
Attention parents and community members. We are hosting our second annual cross country invitational on Tuesday 9/10 starting at 1:00 pm. With the current construction projects on campus we will need volunteers to help direct traffic and athletes/spectators to their appropriate locations. If you are available please email me at email@example.com.
Please join us Friday, September 6th to honor the victims of 9/11. We'll pay tribute to our military veterans, service members, and first responders before our football game against Clark Fork. The commencement will start at 6:30 pm with the game starting at 7:00.
Flag Football Registration sheets are due tomorrow 9/5/19 for Grades 3-5. Please Contact Adam Hawkaluk at the District Office with any questions. Practice will be 3:00-4:00 PM Friday at the HS Football Field.
Flag Football practice 430-530 Tuesday Sept 3 at HS Football Field. Grades 3-5. We will review registration requirements and discuss schedule and volunteer needs. If your interested come check it out.
FLAG Football Grades 3rd-5th for St. Ignatius- This league will be co-ed and open for grades 3-6. Leagues will be 3rd/4th & 5th/6th. Registration will officially close September 5th, but we are planning to start practicing on September 3rd. It would probably also help if you would be able to help collect registration forms at your offices, otherwise they will need to be turned in to the Boys and Girls Clubs in Ronan or Polson. Also, if there are kids that may be unable to participate due to the $20 fee we can assist with that. Regards, Devon Cox 4400 SW 110th Ave STE 200 Beaverton OR 97005 O 503.840.6244 | F 503.640.9888
We want to welcome a new member to the Bulldog family. This bus was purchased so we can safely transport as many as 14 students or staff to academic contests/events, camps, youth sports, staff events and many more occasions that a small bus is needed. The St. Ignatius School District had a wonderful first day. Go Bulldogs!!!!
Middle School Girls Volleyball practice will begin Aug 26th at 3:40 PM in the Elementary gym. Please make sure your child has their physicals completed before the first day of practice. Thank you!
Deferred Maintenance Projects Thank you: Chuck Riley Elem. Sidewalks (complete) Steve McCollum HS Benches (started) Camas Construction Elem. Envelop (started) Summit Roofing Elem. Roof (started) Tennis Court - Needs Painted Lockers Ready for Install Gym Roof waiting for Options Elem. Windows next Week Elem. Siding Waiting on Metal New Maintenance Equipment- Arrived
Deferred maintenance projects underway. All the MS and HS lockers have been removed. Thanks Rocky Schock for getting those out quickly. Chuck Riley is busy tearing up sidewalks and prepping for new elementary walkways. Found another sidewalk under the current sidewalk so it’s good to know that this project will not be done with careless shortcuts like that of the past. 👍 Thanks Chuck for doing it right! There will be much more to come this summer. Stay Tuned -
Mission Valley Flag Football Inaugural Season - Fall 2019 I wanted to reach out prior to the conclusion of the school year, (the kids are already done, I know) to see if I could put a flyer in your hands that would be able to go out to the kids that will be entering grades 3-6 next school year. Here is the basic information ; What : USA Flag Football Who : Boys and Girls entering grades 3-6 next fall Where : Depending on local participation, hopefully teams in your own communities, with games being played in Ronan and Polson Cost : $20 per player with scholarships available. We don't want cost to be prohibitive for any athlete. What is included : Under Armour receiver gloves for each player. Reversible NFL Jerseys for games. Certification and training for willing adult coaches and officials. Why : Teach basic skills and engage kids with their community and also with mentors from high school athletes in the valley Please reach out to me with questions. Registration is not yet open, but we wanted to get this in the hands of the kids to raise awareness. I can provide other assets as well if you would like to share online. Please feel free to forward this to appropriate teachers or staff that I have left off. Thanks for all you do to help the kids in our communities. Thanks, Devon Cox
Elementary SUMMER School begins Thursday, June 6th until June 27th. Monday-Friday from 8am-1pm
Elementary Play Day is scheduled for Tuesday May 28. If it rains the back up day will be on Thursday May 30. Play Day is held on the High School footbal field. Please dress your students appropriately, no flip flops, a light jacket and put sunscreen on them. TKO thru 2nd grade will be at Play Day from 8:50am to 10:35. 3rd grade thru 5th grade will attend from 12:45pm to 2:45PM.
On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 9:57 AM Estvold, Leigh
I’m sure everyone is aware of the pertussis outbreaks going on in our county, as well as Missoula and Flathead. We now have 18 cases in the county and one additional that is on the reservation but lives in Missoula county. Here’s the current breakdown:
<1 year = 4 (3 week, 1 mos., 3 mos., 7 mos.)
1-4 year = 5
5-10 year = 5 + 1 CSKT, Missoula Co.
>10 year = 4
Areas: all from St. Ignatius and Arlee (so far!)
St. Ignatius high school – 2 students
St. Ignatius Elementary – 1 student
Arlee elementary – 1 student who lives in Missoula county
Mission Head Start – 1 student
Tribal: 2 – 1 Lake county resident, 1 Missoula county
Unvaccinated = 13
Under vaccinated = 4
Fully vaccinated = 2
*It is now a community-wide outbreak so we are recommending post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for all household members, close contacts who are high risk (pregnant, infants, immunocompromised) and close contacts who have close contact with high risk individuals.
*Students who are symptomatic are to be excluded from school until they either have documentation from a HCP that they were evaluated and determined to NOT have pertussis OR after completing 5 days of antibiotics OR for 21 days after the onset of symptoms.
Thanks to all the work at Polson and St. Ignatius schools in getting letters out to parents. If any additional schools are affected you will be notified so we can identify close contacts. If any other schools would like to send out letters to parents proactively, let me know. Otherwise, be on the lookout for symptomatic students & staff and let me know if you send anyone for evaluation!
Leigh Estvold, RN
Public Health Nurse
Lake County Public Health Dept.
802 Main Street, Polson, MT 59860
Letter from Lake County Public Health in Response to Whooping Cough Concerns. Lake County Public Health 802 Main Street, Suite A Polson, MT 59860 Phone: 406-883-7288 Fax: 406-883-7290 www.lakecountypublichealth.org May 16, 2019 Dear parents/guardians, As you may well know, Lake County is currently experiencing an outbreak of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough. In addition, our neighbors in Missoula and Flathead counties are having significant outbreaks as well. At this point only 1 St. Ignatius High School student has tested positive. While this student did not attend school once the cough started, we are sending notices home with all students to educate families on the illness. If children who have been attending school with a cough illness test positive for Pertussis, we will take steps to notify parents of students who were exposed to the illness. In the event of a disease outbreak, children that are not up-to-date with required immunizations may be excluded from school by the local health officer or the Department of Public Health and Human Services until the student is no longer at risk for contracting or transmitting that disease. Pertussis is an infection that affects the airways, and it can easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Pertussis can cause a severe cough that lasts for weeks or months, sometimes leading to coughing fits and/or vomiting. Anyone can get pertussis, but it can be very dangerous for babies and people with weakened immune systems. Family members with pertussis, especially siblings and parents, can spread pertussis to babies. Recommendations: 1.If your child has a cough: Keep your child home from school and activities, such as sports or play groups. Make an appointment with your child’s doctor as soon as possible and tell the doctor that your child may have been exposed to pertussis. 2.If your child has been diagnosed with pertussis by his or her doctor: Tell the school that a doctor diagnosed your child with pertussis. Keep your child home from school and activities, such as sports or play groups, until your child has been on antibiotics for five days to treat pertussis. Ask your child’s doctor for a note that states your child has pertussis. 3.If your child’s doctor says your child does NOT have pertussis: Ask for a note from the doctor telling the school that your child’s cough is NOT pertussis and that your child can return to school and other activities at any time. Please feel free to call the Lake County Health Department at 406-883-7288 with questions or concerns and ask for the communicable disease nurse. Sincerely, Leigh Estvold, RN Lake County Public Health Nurse
Painters? Nicole Goettel -Diamond Construction Hi Jason, Do you have any local painters for the Elementary School work? Miscellaneous exterior painting for the new siding. Are there any local Paint Contractors in the Mission Area? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Diamond Construction Inc. St. Ignatius School Intercap Loan Projects Bid Packages #1-5 and Supplemental Pricing Page 1 of 1 00 1113 INVITATION TO BID INVITATION TO BID NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS FOR St. Ignatius School District No. 28 Intercap Loan 2019 Project Notice is hereby given that Diamond Construction Inc. on behalf of St. Ignatius School District #28 will receive sealed bids from qualified person, company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the St. Ignatius School Intercap Loan Project as specified in the Contract Documents. Bid Packages #1-5, plus Supplemental Pricing are bidding at this time. Bids will be received by Slate Architecture, 107 W. Lawrence Street, Helena, MT 59601, (406) 457-0360, until 2:00 PM on May 29th, 2019. The scope of work includes 1) The exterior siding, windows, and doors on the Elementary School; 2) The ceiling repair of the High School Gymnasium. All work impacting the school operations must be complete by the start of school 2019. Montana 1% Gross Receipts Tax, State of Montana Prevailing Wage Rates and Montana Department of Labor and Industry Contractor Registration requirements apply to this project. Contract Documents. The Contract Documents consisting of Drawings and Project Specifications may be viewed or obtained via electronic documents on-line, electronic pdf, or hard copy at the office of Diamond Construction Inc., 2905 N. Montana, Ste. 200, Helena, MT 59601, 406-495-7178. A plan deposit of $250.00 is required for the physical documents and must be requested by email to email@example.com. Electronic versions of the Drawings and Project Manual have been uploaded to Montana Bid.com which includes the following plan exchanges: Billings Builders Exchange, Bozeman Builders Exchange, Butte Builders Exchange, Great Falls Builders Exchange, Helena Plans Exchange, Northwest Plans Exchange (Kalispell) and the Missoula Plans Exchange. There will be a pre-bid walk through for these Bid Packages at 3:30 PM on May 22nd, 2019, at St. Ignatius Elementary School. Please meet at the front of the Elementary School. It is strongly recommended that all interested persons, companies or corporations attend this walk through. Diamond Construction Inc., as the Construction Manager, and St. Ignatius School District #28, as the owner, reserve the right to accept or reject any Proposal in the interest of the Owner. Bids shall be submitted on the forms provided, signed by an officer of the company and dated. No bid may be withdrawn until the expiration of 30 days from the bid date. First Publication: May 12, 2019 Second Publication: May 19, 2019 Third Publication: May 26, 2019
Reminder that tonight is the Middle and High School Spring Concert. The theme is the 80s, which means there will be several musical hits from that era featured during the show, along with several staff member cameos. Start time is 6pm. Fell free to invite and bring friends and family.
Ms. Redmond has handed out high school registration forms for next year. They are due back by May 15. Questions? Concerns? Reach her by calling the HS/MS office, her extension at 262, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
RFP Diamond Construction Inc. St. Ignatius High School Additions Request for Proposal – Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Page 1 of 1 00 1113 INVITATION TO BID REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing – St. Ignatius High School Additions St. Ignatius, MT Notice is hereby given that Diamond Construction Inc. on behalf of St. Ignatius School District #28 will receive sealed Proposals from qualified Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Contractors for the St. Ignatius High School Additions in St. Ignatius, Montana as specified in the Request for Proposal. Sealed Proposals will be received by Diamond Construction Inc. until 5:00 pm local time, Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019. Responses to this RFP may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to Diamond Construction Inc., Attn: Nicki Goettel, 2905 N. Montana, Ste. 200, Helena, MT 59601 or email to Nicki Goettel at email@example.com. RFP Documents. Interested firms can find this RFP on the Helena Plans Exchange and the Missoula Plans Exchange. Firms can also contact Nicki Goettel with Diamond Construction Inc. to request RFP documents at 2905 N. Montana, Ste. 200, Helena, MT 59601, 406-495-7178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Montana 1% Gross Receipts Tax, State of Montana Prevailing Wage Rates and Montana Department of Labor and Industry Contractor Registration requirements apply to this project. First Publication: May 5, 2019 Second Publication: May 12, 2019 Third Publication: May 19 , 2019
High school and middle school tennis at Ronan has been postponed until Monday due to inclement weather conditions.
MAC Softball will play Friday, April 26th at home against Deer Lodge. Varsity will start at 3:00 with a JV game at 5:00.
MS Tennis is now at 10:00 in Darby tomorrow morning.
COMMUNITY SHOWCASE April 25, 2019 4-7pm All Purpose Room:Dinner: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Classroom Open House: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Elem/MS/HS Art Project Display: All Purpose Room Art Activities for Families:4:00 - 6:00 p.m.,HSCommons Shop Project Display:4:00 - 6:00 p.m., HS Main Entrance Library Book Drawings: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Library Senior Project Presentations: As Scheduled District News and Drawings: 6:00-7:00pm 5 One Hundred Dollar Gas Cards/ And Other Prizes $ Senior Signing Ceremony 7:00 pm :)
Good Evening, at this time School Dostruct #28 needs to inform everyone that there are some county roads that are washing out and will not be safe for bus travel. At this time we will not be able to pick up or deliver students on routes 3, 4 and 6. Students that can not be picked up will be excused and personal delivery of students will be up to the discretion of each guardian. We will resume routes as soon as we can safely assess that roads are again safe to travel on. Thank you
Softball at home against Eureka is cancelled today. Reschedule date to be announced soon.
Friday’s tennis match against has been postponed due to Anaconda having their district music festival. We will keep you posted about the makeup date.
Tomorrow’s softball game against Eureka has been postponed to a later date due to wet field conditions. We are hoping to reschedule for the beginning of next week. We will announce the rescheduled date soon.
Reminder: Community Breakfast When: Friday, March 22 - 7:30-8:30 am Where: Elementary All-Purpose Room Transportation and Kitchen Hero Day!!!! Biscuits and Gravy :)
The March Board Meeting will be Wednesday March 20th at 7:00 PM. This is a change from the regular scheduled meetings.
Bus #5 is running late this morning. March 13th, Wednesday.
St. Ignatius School District #28 is having their kindergarten registration. Thursday March 21, from 8:30am to 12noon and 1pm to 3:00pm. Student must be age 5 by September 10, 2019 Please bring with you: -the student -students birth certificate -students immunization -proof of residency ( copy of electric bill) -Any tribal enrollment information -Any applicable custody papers The student will be given a short assessment test. Paperwork will need to be filled out by the student's legal guardian. Any questions, please call 745-3811 ext 3
Community Breakfast: School Nutrition &Transportation Specialist -Hero Day!! We will be honoring our drivers and kitchen staff on this day so bring your biscuit and gravy appetite and help us honor those that transport and feed our wonderful students daily. When: March 22, 2019 from 7:30-8:30 am Where: Elementary All-Purpose Room Why: We love our Staff, Students, Parents and Community!!
The middle school wrestling trip to Libby has been cancelled due to dangerous road conditions.
406-883-7204 Fax (406) 883-7283 LAKE COUNTY 106 4th Ave. E. Polson, Mt. 59860 SEVERE WEATHER ALERT The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Winter Storm Warning for Lake County and surrounding areas for Friday March 1 st thru Saturday March 2nd ... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT BRINGING SUSTAINED WINDS AND STRONG GUSTS FROM 5:00 PM FRIDAY TO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ... .. . EMERGENCY TRAVEL ONLY ADVISED FOR LAKE COUNTY ROADS . . . The National Weather Service is predicting: * ... Blowing and drifting snow followed and extremely cold wind chills expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches expected. * ... Areas of concern are Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and Polson. * ... From 3 :00 pm this afternoon through Saturday evening into Sunday morning. *ADDITIONAL DET AILS ... Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Many Lake County roads, particularly east/ west roads, will become impassable due to drifting snow. Road maintenance crews will begin opening roads once the wind has subsided but WILL NOT be out during blizzard conditions. Abandoned vehicles make opening roads very difficult. Use alternate routes whenever possible.
The boys basketball game against Loyola will now be played at 5:30 instead of 7:00 in Ronan.
Tomorrow, Tuesday will be a late start; school will start at 10:15 am. It will be cold so remind students to dress warm. Buses will arrive two hours later than they normally pick up students.
BINGO FOR BOOKS HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR TUESDAY FEB 26. WIll be held on Tuesday March 5th 6pm to 7pm in the Elementary Multipurpose Room
The MHS Boys Basketball game originally scheduled for 7:30 tonight in Ronan has been postponed until Tuesday night due to dangerous road conditions.
The middle school wrestling mixer tomorrow in Ronan has been cancelled due to the expected poor travel conditions.
The high school boys basketball team will play Loyola tonight at 7:30 pm in Ronan. This is a challenge game for 2nd place in our division and to secure a spot at the state tournament. Come support your bulldogs!
The middle school girls basketball game in Ronan has been cancelled due to dangerous road conditions.
Family Night - Hosted by STEP -Ledger Art Activity with Frank Finley and a light dinner- 6:00pm - 7:30 in the multipurpose room of the elementary building.
There will be half a JV Girls Basketball game tonight in Anaconda, start time is still 5:30.
Bus #4 may be running late because of drifting snow on roads and ice. Please be patient. If you have any questions please call the office. Elementary 745-3811ext. 3
Transitional Kindergarten Registration.(aka TKO) Friday March 8, 2019. St Ignatius Elementary is offering a 4 year old kindergarten. Please call 745-3811 ext 3 to set up an appointment. You will need to bring with you, the student, birth certificate, immunizations and tribal enrollment information. To be eligible for TKO students must be 4 by Sept 10, 2019
MS Girls Basketball practice is cancelled today.
Girls basketball games at home against Thompson Falls are at 4:00 and 5:30 today.
All sporting events and practices are cancelled for Monday February 4th.
The county is requesting road closures until noon for county roads School District #28 will be closed today due to drifts and low temperatures. School will resume Tuesday at regular time. See everyone tomorrow.
Parents and Staff: St. Ignatius will have a two hour delay tomorrow to give the county time to get the roads clear. School will start at 10:15 am tomorrow morning. Buses will be picking up students 2 hours later than their normal pick up time. Staff will report by 10am.
There will only be 1/2 JV Girls basketball game in Arlee tomorrow. The order is Girls JV, Boys JV, Girls Varsity, Boys Varsity with the first game starting at 2:30.
The middle school girls basketball game originally scheduled for today in Arlee is rescheduled for tomorrow. The middle school girls will have practice following school today.
Cancelled - Family Night STEP - January 30th 2019. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will be having STEP Family Night in February.
4th and 5th grade little Dribblers is cancelled for Saturday Jan 26. Due to circumstances out of our control, the 4/5 grade little dribblers will be cancelled on Saturday, Jan 26 There still will be Little Dribblers for the k-1 and 2-3 at their regularly scheduled times. Thank you for understanding
The JV Girls Basketball game will start at 6:00 tomorrow and only be 1/2 game. The varsity game will follow as originally scheduled at 7:00.
JV girls basketball will be shortened 4 minute quarters tonight. Game times will be 5:30, and 6:30 approximately.
MS Girls Basketball to TFalls Cancelled for Today. Bad Road Conditions. No Games for MSBB Today-
Bus # 4 is running 15 minutes late. Gary Cates is the driver. Thank you for understanding.
Title VI Annual MeetingTitle VI Meeting Indian Education for All January 9, 2019 5:00 PM Elementary Native American Studies Room The Formula Grant Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) is now open, as noted in the Federal Register Notice: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-21/pdf/2015-32012.pdf. We need input and discuss needs survey, input and questions: • What is Formula Grant EASIE? • Timeline for Part I • New for This Year • User Roles • Application Duration • Formula Grant EASIE 5-Step Process • Student Count • Supplemental Documentation • Reminders • Important Dates to Remember • Support • Online Demonstration Public notice and Community Partnership -- Official Notice Other Notifications: Website, Email, Newsletter -- School District #28 St. Ignatius, MT 59865
Events this week School District #28: Monday,Dec. 17, HS/MS Concert at 6pm Tuesday, Dec. 18 Board Meeting 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 19 Family Night -Tribal Education 5:30pm Thursday, Dec. 20 Schedule: 10:05-10:35 - Mrs. Cable Room FCS Planning (Scott, Jacob and Jason) 10:45-11:30- Mr. Matt and Shop Planning (Scott, Jacob and Jason ) 12:00-12:35 - Ms. Koskela Room Student Committee Meeting Lunch Provided 1:00-1:30- Mr. Murray Planning (Scott, Jacob and Jason ) 1:30-2:00 Mrs. Shelman Assistance in ART Relocation 3:30-4:30 - Staff/ Admin Committee Meeting Ms. Koskela Room 6:00-7:00- Facility and Community Committee Meeting
Please join us! Elementary Christmas Concerts - Dec. 13th - TKO,1,2 at 1:30-2:10. 3,4,5 at 2:30-3:10 in the Multipurpose Room in the Elementary.
Mission Bulldogs Varsity-68 Stillwater Christian-38
Mission Lady Bulldogs-55 Stillwater Christian-36
Mission Bulldogs Boys JV-62 Stillwater JV-22
Mission Lady Bulldogs JV-22 Stillwater Christian JV-46
Mission Bulldogs C team-63 Stillwater Christian C team-28
St. Ignatius School District #28 is requesting quotes for the following projects. Detailed project description can be picked up at the St. Ignatius District Office or on the St. Ignatius Web Site (Under Careers, Project Description Quote). Elementary Bathrooms, Middle School Cabinets, Football Bleacher Replacement, Sidewalks.
Mission Little Dribblers will be starting in January 2019. The Little Dribbler Program will include any student interested, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Registration will be at two different times. You may sign up your child on Saturday, December 15th from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the High School Commons area, during the HS Boys BB game. OR you may register your child before the first practice at the following times/places: Grades K-1: Elementary Gym Registration: 9:30am Practice to follow: 10:00am-11:00am Grades 2-3: High School Gym Registration: 7:30am Practice to follow: 8:00am-9:30am Grades 4-5: High School Gym Registration: 9:30am Practice to follow: 10:00am-11:30am Please DO NOT drop off registration at the Elem. Office. Forms will not be collected at the office. If you have any questions, contact Chris Eichert at email@example.com or Tim Krantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Awards Banquet Monday 9/26 at 7:00 in the elementary gym.
No After School Program on Nov. 20th, Tuesday, in preparation for Thanksgiving Holiday.
Missoula Children's Theater is coming to St. Ignatius Schools. Mark your calendars, auditions will be held on the Monday following Thanksgiving break. Monday Nov. 26 at 3:30pm, in the Elementary Multipurpose Room. Kindergarten thru 5th grade students were given a permission slip to audition. Permission slips must be returned in order for students to audition. The production this year is "The Snow Queen" Rehearsal for students who get parts will be after school during the week. Performances will be on Friday Nov. 30 at 7pm and Saturday Dec. 1 at 2pm.
The Winter Sports Meeting is going to be hosted in the Middle School Commons tonight at 6:00.
NO After School Program on Thursday, Nov. 8th due to Parent Teachers Conferencing that day. NO After School Program on Tuesday, Nov. 20th (last day of school before Thanksgiving break)
St. Ignatius Elementary is conducting a vision screening on Monday Nov. 5th with the help of the Lion’s Club. Each student in the elementary will have their eyesight checked and the results will be given to their guardians. If you would NOT like your child to participate in this vision screening please sign below and return this form with your student by Friday, Nov. 2nd. You may also call 745-3811 ext 302 to opt out of this screening.
Community Breakfast: Friday Nov. 26 7:30-8:30 am (Tomorrow) Where: All-Purpose Room Everyone is welcome!! :)
ST IGNATIUS CHILD FIND: FOR CHILDREN AGES ZERO-5 YEARS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH FROM 12:00-2:00PM WALK-INS WELCOME If you would like to schedule an appointment call 745-3811 EXT 233 Child Find is a community-wide screening to assess language, hearing, learning, and motor development.
Congratulations Athletes and Coaches of St. Ignatius St. Ignatius High School Award from MHSA Recognizing achievements in good-sporting behavior. All MHSA activities for 2017-2018 school year were completed without ejection of any student or coach, demonstrating citizenship and sportsmanship in regular and post season competition.
Superintendent Report October 2018 Jason Sargent – Superintendent St. Ignatius Calendar: Oct. 9-Sped. Meeting with Linda Maas Oct. 10-IEC 5:30pm NAS Room Elem. Oct. 16- Bond Information Meeting 6:00pm Oct. 18-19- Teacher MEA/AFT In-service Missoula Oct. 23- Bond Information and Tour 6pm Library Oct. 26 -Community Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am Facility Presentation Nov. 6-Election Day 2018 _______________________________________________________________________________________ We have had a great start to the year at all levels. Great PD days in August, Great Welcome Back Events, Great Kick Off Assemblies and MBI Work, Great Attendance, Better Facilities, Great Training Opportunities, Great Goal Setting and Data Work, Great New Staff, Great New Students. We are very optimistic about our school year!! I presented information on the bond to the City Council and it went very well. We have had Evacuation Drills and one Fire Drill; both were done proficiently and productively. The principals have reporting separated for Process, Product and Progress. This is a big part of what we are working on this year. Intercap loan we should hear about that in November. It rained and none of the roofs are leaking. Knock on Wood. Insulation and Roof are done in the bus garage. We are still waiting on heaters to be replaced and hopefully soon. Community Informational Meetings Scheduled: September 18, 7pm in the Library Board Meeting and Bond –Information October 2, 7pm City Council Information Presentation-Information October 16, 6pm in the Middle School Commons – Information October 23, 6pm in the Middle School Commons –Information and Tour Jason Sargent will be happy to share information to any group or community member when requested. We have not had many people ask questions about the bond? We bought two full page paper ads in both local newspapers, we were on KPAX news, and we have a mass mailer being sent out and many meetings that are open for public to get informed. “Average Leaders have quotes. Good Leaders have a plan. Exceptional Leaders have systems.” Urban Meyers Jason Sargent, Superintendent School District #28
Tonight!! FAFSA Night in the High School Computer Lab beginning at 6:30. Dinner provided beginning at 6:00. Bring your FSAID and 2017 Taxes!
CHRISTMAS CONCERT *Save the date!* Elementary Christmas Concerts will be held on Dec. 13th. TKO-2 at 1:30 and 3-5 at 2:30 in the Multipurpose Room.
There will be a middle school football game at home tomorrow against Darby. Start time is 4:00.
Middle School Volley Ball at Ronan tonight starting at 4pm. The games will be played in the High School Gym.
Picture Day is Monday Oct 1
St Ignatius Schools Homecoming Activities for Friday September 21. 12:50-1:15pm - Elem/MS/HS Pep Assembly - HS GYM 1:15pm- Elementary line up for Parade in front of Elem, 1:30pm- Parade 2:15pm- School dismisses 5pm-Homecoming Tailgate BBQ@HS parking lot 7pm- Homecoming Football game
Get out and VOTE! Here is a link to register... exercise your right. http://www.lakemt.gov/election/election.html
Elementary Dress up days for Homecoming. Tuesday - Crazy Sock day Wednesday - Inside out day Thursday- Sports team day Friday - Blue and White day
Teachers, Parents, Community: Keep an eye on your children until the sexual predators that law enforcement are in search of are found. Keep an eye out for two strange men in a dark Subaru with a California license plate. If seen call law enforcement immediately.
Friday night from 5:30-8:00 the Charlo Community Outdoor Project will be hosting a Tailgate BBQ at the Football Game between Charlo and Mission. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs with lots of good home cooking. The cost is a donation up to the patron. The proceeds will go to the track project. Thanks for your support!
Miiddle School Volley Ball game against Clarkfork is in Superior, there will be three games, starting with C team at 4pm.
Kickoff time for the MHS Football game has been moved to 7:15. The Mission Valley Honor Guard will be present for our 9/11 commencement. Please come show your support.
No school on Monday Sept 3, have a safe and wonderful 3 day weekend! See you Tuesday September 4!
Hunters Safety 2018 Instructor: Danny Larson -St, Ignatius Alumni and Wonderful Person to Teach Young People the Importance of Hunter Safety- Where: Christian Church (Next to Napa and Folkshop) 303 North Main, St. Ignatius,MT When: Wednesday, Sept. 5- 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 6- 6:30-8:30 pm Friday, Sept. 7- 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 8- 1:00-7:00 pm Here is the Link to the sign up. https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/129170
It’s football season! Home opener tonight at 7pm vs Victor. Come out and support our student-athletes.
Back to School Bash 2018 Sponsored by Cornerstone pizza for all 7-12 grade students! Sept. 4 6-8pm Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789771347802617/?ti=icl Thank you Cornerstone for your consistent contribution to School District #28!!
Middle School Football equipment handout 5:00 Wednesday 22nd.
The new bus contract was awarded to Jeff Smyth from Smyth Construction. We are working out the details of the contract and will have more information about drivers and a release from the bus company soon. At this time routes and times for pick up and drop off will remain the same as last year.
We are excited to announce that the bus routes will remain the same for the 2018-2019 school year. Please plan on the same time for pick up and drop off. If you have any questions please call the school secretaries and they will be able to let you know the approximate times. For the first couple of days please have your students be at their bus stop about 5 minutes early. Thank you! We at St. Ignatius schools will see you all on the 29th of August.
Just a reminder that school starts August 29 at 8:15 for all students this year. Ninth grade Link Crew sponsored orientation will be held Aug. 28 from 9am to 1pm. All Freshman need to attend.
The fall sports parent meeting will be Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm in the high school gym. We will be handing out forms, schedules, and coaches will be meeting with parents.
100 Years School District #28 Steve McCollum and the summer maintenance crew has found and laid out many pictures from the past. We will soon have most of the past year books available on our web site. Stay Tuned!! School District #28 Open House for Good Ol' Days- The school will be open for visitors to wander the halls of School District #28 Saturday, July 21 from 8-2:30.
All students 6-8 grade interested in playing football next year: We are holding practice at 6pm every Monday for the rest of the summer. We will meet on the practice field. We will be doing equipment check-out during this time throughout the summer. Get your physicals done as soon as possible. * *MS Fundamental Camp Next Week: July 24-27 from 10:30-12 each day. (Tuesday- Friday) * Any Questions Call Coach Martin 546-5341 or Jason Sargent 396-7839 See you on Monday!!
School District #28 Open House for Good Ol' Days- The school will be open for visitors to wander the halls of School District #28 Saturday, July 21 from 8-2:30.
The 2018 Bulldog Football Camp is scheduled for July 24-27. Registration will be held 30 minutes before each camp session or you can pick up a form from Coach Murray at any point during the day until then. High School, July 24-27, 8:00 am to 10 am. Grades 3-5/Middle School July 24-26 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Temporary Maintenance Position available ASAP, Summer Substitute, $12.81/Hour. Please come to the District Office to apply.
The June Board meeting is set for tonight, June 12, at 7:00 PM in the library. This change was done per board action at last months board meeting.
School dismisses today at 12:30pm
Surplus Sale: Mission HS Parking Lot, June 6, 2018 from 8am to 4pm. Anybody that is willing to help haul surplus on Monday and Tuesday, it would be very appreciated. Go Bulldogs!!
St. Ignatius Schools will be holding a surplus sale on Wednesday June 6th from 8am - 4pm. Items for sale: Desks, cabinets, tables, hardware, chairs, books and other misc items.
Correction, Karolyna was 3rd snd Afton was 5th in the high jump.
Mission Track update. Our kids are having a great weekend at state. Afton Brander and Karolyna Buck placed 3rd (tie) in the high jump. Michael Durglo placed 6th in the shot put. More results to come!
The St. Ignatius Schools Celebration of Families Pow Wow is set for this Wednesday, May 16 from 12:30-3:20 in the high school gym. All are invited. Please like and share.
BUS #1 from school is running late this morning, May 10th. Please call Ms. Connie at the school if you have any questions. 406-745-3811 ext. 302
St. Ignatius Schools would like to remind you that this week, Thursday from 4pm to 7:30pm, the Community Showcase will be happening throughout the entire system. Please come eat from 4-6pm, visit each school to sign up for drawings that include prizes of gas cards, IEC blanket and treats for the kids. Help us share all the great things about School District #28. Thank you
Elementary Picture Day is Friday April 13. Siblings will be photographed from 8 to 830am. All elementary students will be photographed. Class photos will also be taken. Lifetouch is the Photographer if you have any questions please call 1 866-955-8342 if you have any questions
Community Breakfast this morning. 7:20-8:15 in the all purpose room. See you all there!
Friday -March 30, 2018 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am Community Breakfast in the Elem. All-Purpose Room Biscuits and Gravy (Community Showcase Format Introduction)
Transitional Kindergarten registration. Friday March 16. Call for an appointment. 745-3811 ext 3. For 4 year old students who live in our district. Child must be 4 by Sept 10, 2018
Transitional Kindergarten Registration- Friday March 16. Please call 745-3811 ext 3 for an appointment.
Summer Rec 2018 Baseball sign ups tonight 6-7 pm in the high school commons.
Kindergarten Registration, Thursday March 22 from 830am to 11:30am and 12noon to 3pm. Student must be 5 years old by Sep 10, 2018 to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Please bring with you; the student, birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, tribal enrollment information and any applicable custody papers. Any questions please call, Connie @ 745-3811 ext 302.
MHS Track and Field player/parent meeting in the high school commons at 5:30 Thursday March 8th.
St Ignatius Elementary will be having a Transitional Kindergarten registration on Friday March 16. Registration will be from 830am to 11:30am and 12noon to 2pm. Please call 745-3811 ext 302 to schedule your child's appointment. Transitional Kindergarten is for any students that will be 4 by September 10, 2018. The following year (2019) your student then will proceed on to kindergarten. Please bring the following with you to registration: -Your child, of course! -Birth Certificate - Immunizations Records -Tribal Enrollment Information -Applicable Custody Information -Proof of residency (lease, electric bill) If you have any questions, ,please call Connie Marchant @ 745-3811 ext 302
Calendar Committee: Just a reminder our first Calendar Committee meeting is this Friday at 7am in the HS Commons. Second Meeting: Thursday, March 8 at 6pm in the HS Commons Thank you- -- Jason Sargent St. Ignatius School District #28 Superintendent 406-396-7839 email@example.com
State Wrestling Round 1 results: Walker Murphy 1-0 Bailey Weible 1-0 Cole Gilleard 1-0 Darwin Adams 1-0 Isiah Alik 1-0 Miles Anderson 0-1 Gus Bosley 0-1 Lucas Wohltman 0-1 Chris Anderson 0-1
NO SCHOOL TODAY : Due to winter storm conditions, school is cancelled for Friday February 9th at St Ignatius. Unnecessary travel only puts students, parents and staff at risk.
New Indian Policy and Procedures and District Goals are available upon request. *Please join us for input and planning * Calendar Committee March 2, 2018- Friday 7am Calendar Committee - HS Commons March 8, 2018- Thursday 6pm Calendar Committee - HS Commons Feb. 14- 5:00pm Title VI Annual Meeting Old Timer Cafe 5:30 IEC Meeting
Community Breakfast this morning. Biscuits and gravy is being served. All are welcome to attend.
All girls grades 2nd - 8th interested in playing Softball this Spring must sign up at one of the following dates provided. Jan 29th High School Commons 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Feb 8th High School Commons 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Feb 13th Malt Shop 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Feb 21st 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. No sign ups will be allowed after Feb 27th. First 15 girls are on the team any extra will be placed on a waiting list in case of multiple teams. cost: $40 per player for 8U $50 per player for 10U - 14U $70 For a family
The Montana Food Bank Network congratulates St. Ignatius Middle School on our dedication to providing breakfast to students. St. Ignatius Middle School had one of the most improved breakfast programs in the state during the 2016-2017 school year! Our school increased participation by 24% and serves breakfast to 59% of all students. This means that 24 more students now start their day with a nutritious meal. Go Valerie Dillard who serves our morning middle schools breakfast. :) Community Breakfast is this Friday Jan. 26th from 7:30-8:30 am in All-Purpose Room.
Attention middle school parents. The middle school ski trip was canceled today due to unsafe road conditions. The students are back at school and in class. They will be getting out of school at the regular time, so plan accordingly parents.
Home Game vs. Bigfork this Friday. The theme is Winter White-Out. Everybody wear white to the game and show your support for our Bulldog student-athletes.
The STEP program (CSKT Education) is hosting a dinner and family craft night at the St. Ignatius Elementary Multi purpose room. Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm. All students and family members are invited to attend this fun event.
Community Breakfast!!! Biscuits and Gravy When: Friday, January 26 7:30-8:30 am 2nd Quarter Breakfast- Spread the Word!!
HS Girls BBall Study Table 3:30-5:00, HS Boys BBall Practice 4:00-5:00 HS Gym HS Girls BBall Practice 5:00-6:00 HS Gym
St. Ignatius MS and HS had a precautionary lock down. The lockdown is over and the students have returned to class. All students and staff are safe.
Family Engagement Night CANCELED. The CSKT offices and services are closed for today so there will be NO Family Engagement Activity tonight, Dec. 20th, Wednesday.
Holiday Break for St Ignatius schools starts on Friday Dec 22 at 2:15pm and we resume school on Wednesday Jan 3 at 8:15am. Have a safe break!
Elementary Winter Concert is Tuesday Dec. 12 at 6pm in the High School Gym. Mark your calendars1
Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 9-10 If you have not scheduled your conference time contact the school to make a meeting time. Goal: 100% PT Conference Attendance!
Just a reminder that our "1st Quarter Community Breakfast" will be this Friday from 7:30-8:30am in the All-Purpose Room. Please remind students to bring their guardian and enjoy some great biscuits and gravy. Thank you- -- Jason Sargent St. Ignatius School District #28 Superintendent 406-396-7839 firstname.lastname@example.org Just a reminder that our "1st Quarter Community Breakfast" will be this Friday from 7:30-8:30am in the All-Purpose Room. Please remind students to bring their guardian and enjoy some great biscuits and gravy. Thank you- -- Jason Sargent St. Ignatius School District #28 Superintendent 406-396-7839 email@example.com
The correct 2 days of NO SCHOOL in October are on the 19th and 20th of October. The days were listed incorrectly on the Elementary Newsletter.
The middle school football game originally sheduled for Saturday 10/14 against Thompson Falls at home has been cancelled. MS Football will now llay Wednesday, 10/11 in Victor at 4:00.
The high school volleyball game has been moved to Friday at 4:00 against Troy. There will be no C Team game.
The high school football game is now Saturday at 1:00 at home against Clark Fork.
MMS Football 10/14 @ Home vs. Thompson Falls moved to 10/11 @ Victor, 4:00 start time.
The middle school football game in Darby on Saturday 10/7 has been moved from 12:00 to 10:00 am.
Middle school volleyball on 9/28 has been moved to 10/9.
The JV football game against Troy on Monday 9/25 has been cancelled.
The JV football game at Charlo has been cancelled today.
The high school volleyball game is cancelled today. Big Fork High cancelled all classes and functions due to threats made against their district.
The middle school volleyball game originally scheduled for 9/9 has been moved to 9/11 in Ronan at 4:00.
The JV Football game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to unhealthy air conditions.
Middle and High School Parents/Students Open House Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 5:30-7:00pm BBQ following walk-through schedule.
HS Football Scrimmage Tonight, 7pm at the newly configured 8-Man Field!! Come out and see your Bulldogs and meet the new Head Coach,Tyler Murray and Assistants.
Private and Home School Programs August 10, 2017 6:00 PM Public Library The Formula Grant Electronic Application System for (EASIE) is now open, as noted in the Federal Register Notice: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-21/pdf/2015-32012.pdf. We need input and discuss needs survey, input and questions: • What is Formula Grant EASIE? • Timeline for Part I • New for This Year • User Roles • Application Duration • Formula Grant EASIE 5-Step Process • Student Count • Supplemental Documentation • Reminders • Important Dates to Remember • Support • Online Demonstration Public notice and Community Partnership -- Official Notice Other Notifications: Website, Email, Newsletter -- School District #28 St. Ignatius, MT 59865
You're invited to the Summer School Play "Character Matters" WEDNESDAY June 14 at 11am in the elementary multipurpose room It is about a 20 minute musical play for kids that uses familiar fairy-tale characters to promote positive character qualities. Admission price is a can of food for the food bank.
GEAR UP/MAPS Summer Movie Making Summer Camp starts in 3 hrs!! Who's excited? Be here at 12:00 for a week of excitement and movie making magic! We will start in the HS/MS Salish room. See you there!
8th Grade Promotion Commotion will take place in the high school gym at 3 pm on Wednesday, May 31. All 8th grade students and at least 1 parent/guardian are required to attend. See you there!
Elementary Summer School Starts on Monday June 5 June. The program will run from 9am to 1pm Monday thru Thursday through 22 June. Students MUST be preregistered to attend. Registration forms were sent out last week. Please return the to the office by May 31. If you need additional forms please call the office. The program is designed for k-5 students who currently attend St. Ignatius Elementary.
MAPS Media Institute Filmmaking Camp happens June 5-9. Camp is open to current 7-12th grade students. Camp is free and waiting for you! Contact Mr. Pule at the school for all the details and sign up!
MARK your CALENDARS! Last DAY OF SCHOOL IS June 2.
Elementary Spring Pictures were delivered today. They were handed out to the teacher today, so watch for them this week from your student. If you do not want the pictures, promptly return them to the school. You will not be charged. If you choose to keep the pics please send payment back with your student along with any unused photos/\.
Please notify the school if your phone number changes. This is especially important in case of an emergency. Thank you for calling Connie ext 302 or Jackie 263 .
Next Mission Majors baseball practice will be THURSDAY 4/6/17 at 6pm
Financial Aid Night that was scheduled for this evening, April 3rd, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for more information.
Majors Mission Baseball First Two Weeks Practice Schedule April 1st, Saturday Field Clean Up 11 AM April 3rd, Monday Practice at 6pm April 5th, Wednesday Practice at 6pm April 7th, Friday Practice at 6pm April 11th, Saturday Batting Practice 11am April 10th, Monday Practice at 6pm April 11th, Tuesday Practice at 6pm April 12th, Wednesday Batting Practice 6pm April 13-17 Spring Break Jason Sargent 406-396-7839
Introducing: St. Ignatius Elementary School’s TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN OPPORTUNITY! Children who will be age four (4) before September 10th will have the opportunity to enroll in St. Ignatius Elementary’s TKO program for the 2017-2018 school year. There will be a TKO Collection Day held on MARCH 30TH FROM 4PM – 6PM Come in with your child to meet the teacher and get more information about our program! Please bring the following: Your Child of course! Birth Certificate Immunization Records Proof of Residency (physical address) Tribal Enrollment Information Applicable Custody Information If you are unable to attend or have any questions please drop by the school during regular school hours or call! Connie Marchant St. Ignatius Elementary Secretary 406-745-3811 ext. 302
Paper Tigers-Time/Date Correction Documentary Child Trauma Open to All Educators/Renewal Credits Available Polson HS Auditorium March 23, 2017 6:30 PM
The financial aid night scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled due to presenter illness. Reach Higher Montana will reschedule and we will notify all parents of the new date.
NO SCHOOL ON Monday : Due to winter storm and possible blizzard conditions expected, school is cancelled for Monday February 6th at St Ignatius. Unnecessary travel only puts students, parents and staff at risk. Weather permitting, school will resume on Tuesday.
We here at the St. Ignatius Fitness Center would be thrilled if the schools would participate in the annual Walking The Rez. Mrs. Cordier’s 3rd grade class participates yearly, which we appreciate. We would love more participation from more classes. The end result is a one of a kind t-shirt, and a certificate for participation, plus the satisfaction of completing the boundary of the Reservation figuratively. I have included the map of the boundary, a flyer of brief information on start and end date. Pedometers are available for any other classes that wish to participate. Contact person for the St. Ignatius area is Arles Hendrickson, I have included her in the email so you can email her with all of the weekly reports for the miles you have completed. Families are encouraged to participate. Call her at 745-4242. It is our hope that we can make a difference in our youth’s lives one step at a time. Thank you, Gigi Yazzie Lead Fitness Specialist CSKT Tribal Health, Health & Wellness Division
No school Jan 26-27 for students. We will be having teacher training these two days
Community Breakfast 2nd Quarter will be Friday, February 3rd 7:30-8:30 am in the All-Purpose Room
The Adult Education woodworking class for the evening of Monday 1/9/2017 is canceled due to weather.
Due to the power outage tonight's concert is canceled. It has been rescheduled to 1:00 tomorrow afternoon.