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The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and school staff, I welcome our students, families, and entire community to a new school year. Without the support of the extended school community, we would not be able to provide high quality educational programming and facilities for our youth and entire community.
 
We especially want to thank the residents of both our elementary and high school districts for the overwhelming support of the school bond issues. The entire community is excited to see the renovations come to fruition. At the present time, there are multiple agencies on campus conducting site surveys and providing engineering services for the architectural design. In the month of August, the sale of the school bonds will be completed and the general contractor will be hired.  The full scale design process will continue into the fall with a target for construction bidding to take place in late winter followed by ground breaking in the spring of 2020. At present, we anticipate little construction disruption for the 2019-20 school year but this will depend on contractor scheduling and project phasing. Please follow our progress on the website as we move forward with the first phases of our facilities planning.
 
This year, we have a variety of new staff joining in our journey of excellence. In the High School we welcome Jacki Bauman as the Business teacher, David Cluff as an English teacher, Trae Williams as a Health/PE Teacher, Dr. Robert Dobell as a Social Studies teacher, Rebecca Blair as a ½ time Social Studies teacher, and Eric Larson as the new Assistant Principal/Activities Director.
 
The K-8 district also welcomes several new teachers. Nate Fry has transferred to Middle School Assistant Principal, Candice Briggs will be teaching Special Education, and we welcome Brienne Dixon and Ceciley Jarvis as 4th grade teachers.
 
The Stevensville Public Schools work continuously to examine our present levels of performance in all programs. We have implemented programs ranging from Kindergarten Readiness to AP courses and career placement fairs. We have also adopted the ProActive Coaching program to refine our co-curricular programming philosophy. We collect and examine data from all aspects of our programming to improve our curriculum, instructional practices, and student engagement. In short, our philosophy is that high quality education is a journey that is continuous and never final. As a district, we identify goals to include curriculum and program alignment in all grades, writing and reading instruction across curricular disciplines, staff training for technology integration, assessment/data interpretation, and emerging best practices. Through best practice and implementation of our goals we are expanding our academic programming to provide quality learning opportunities at all grade levels. To this end, the district has worked diligently to build programming in core academics, gifted education, and in college preparatory and technical fields. We strive to ensure our students finish their K-12 education college and career ready.
 
On behalf of the board, school district leadership team, instructional and support staff, I welcome you to a great school and community. We look forward to a great school year mutually supporting the growth and learning of our students.
Sincerely,
Dr. Robert Moore
Superintendent

Immunization Requirements for Attendance

As of the fall of 2016, all students must meet immunization requirements to attend or they must have a proper exemption on file. Montana Law requires students attending school be vaccinated against varicella disease (chickenpox) and receive a booster of pertussis vaccine before entering 7th grade.

The following is a list of immunization requirements:

  • DTaP/DTP – 4 vaccinations before entering kindergarten with at least one of these being given after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio (IPV/OPV) – 3 vaccinations before entering kindergarten  with at least one of these being  given after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) – 2 vaccinations before entering kindergarten with the first shot being given after the first birthday.
  • Varicella (chickenpox) – Students in kindergarten through 12th grade will need to have two doses of varicella vaccine or laboratory evidence of immunity/confirmation of disease. Diagnosis or verification of varicella/herpes zoster disease in past by health care provider.
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) – Will be required for students prior to attending 7th grade. Students currently in grades 8-12 who have not yet received their Tdap will require a single dose. There has been a booster shot required before entering 7th grade for years but the requirement did not include the pertussis portion of the vaccination. Your child may have received a booster before 7th grade, but unless it included the pertussis portion of the shot they will still need to receive an additional vaccination.

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide the school with proof of the required vaccinations. In order for your child to attend school, all vaccinations must be up to date.

If you have any questions please contact:

School Nurse Connie Johnson @777-5481, Ext:  333 or

Ravalli Co. Public Health Dept. @ 375-6670

Special Education & 504 Services

Stevensville Public Schools provide Special Education and 504 Services (resource room, self-contained speech therapy, home-bound and psychological services). By state and federal mandate, services will be provided for all handicapping conditions of students between the ages of 3 and 18, inclusive. If you have any questions, please contact Stevensville Primary Principal, Jessica Shourd, Middle School Principal, Tracey Rogstad, or High School Principal, Brian Gum.

Title I Notice

Parents may request and the district will provide the following information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers: Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certificate or degree; and/or whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

For more information on the Title programs, please contact Dr. Robert Moore.

Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

The Stevensville School District has the responsibility under federal law to serve students who are limited English proficient and need English instructional services.  The District will ensure opportunities are provided for parents to meet with building principals and teachers, provide information how parents can be involved in their child’s education, and how parents can help their child attain English proficiency and succeed in school.  The District works hard to provide information to parents in a format and language that they can understand.

Each year, within 30 days of the start of the school year or the student’s enrollment if after the start, the District will notify parents of a student identified as limited English proficient of the reasons their child has so been identified, the child’s level of English proficiency and how it was assessed, the methods of instruction used in its programs and others, how its program will help their child, and when the child is expected to gain English proficiency.

The District will provide notice to parents of limited English proficient students when the child fails to make progress on annual achievement objectives within 30 days of learning of such status.

Parents seeking more information about the District’s identification of and programs for students with limited English proficiency should contact Curriculum Coordinator, Jessica Shourd.

School Records

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Stevensville Public School District #2 may grant access to or release information from student records without prior written consent to school officials with a legitimate educational interest in the information. A school official is a person employed by the District in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position (including, but not limited to administrators, teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, coaches, and bus drivers), and the board of trustees. A school official has a legitimate educational interest in student education information when the official needs the information in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the district.

The District guarantees parents the right to inspect, review, and opportunity for hearing to challenge their child’s school records. Request for review should be submitted in writing to the building principal in which the student attends. Parents have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

It is the intent of Stevensville Public Schools to continue to release certain information on its pupils to the news media that is generally public information, such as athletic performances, honor roll, honor awards, student’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, awards received, photographs, grade level, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), degrees, most recent educational agency or institution attended, and other information generally found in the yearbook without the consent of parents.  Any material not pertinent to a student’s file will be removed. The school will select and include only information, which can assist the student with academic, personal, social and vocational decisions.

Any parent(s)/guardian(s) or eligible student may prohibit the release of any or all of the above information by delivering written objection to the building principal within thirty (30) days of the date of this notice (Board Policy 3600F). Stevensville School Board policy #3600 dictates the guidelines for student records.  A copy of the policy is available at the Superintendent’s office or at http://www.stevensvilleschools.org.

Asbestos Notice

Uncontrolled asbestos contamination in buildings can be a significant environmental and public health problem. Both the public and private sectors have been dealing with asbestos issue for many years. In 1986, the Congress enacted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) primarily to require school districts to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and take appropriate actions to control the  release of asbestos fibers. In 1987, the U.S. Environment  Protection Agency finalized a regulatory program which enforces the AHERA mandate.  A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for your review during regular office hours. Mr. David Haacke is designated as the Asbestos Program Coordinator and all inquiries regarding the plan should be directed to him.

David Haacke, Stevensville School District #2

Maintenance Department

300 Park Avenue

Stevensville, Montana 59870

Phone:  406-777-5481 Ext 346

Fax: 406-258-1244

New Student Registration Days

New student registration will be August 13, 14, and 15, 2019 and will run from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm K-12.  Immunization records and a birth certificate are requested at registration.

Open House:  August 22, 2019 from 4-6 p.m.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Stevensville School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Dr. Robert Moore

300 Park Avenue

Stevensville, MT 59870

(406) 777-5481

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit  http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Policy

As required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1971, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act, and the Boy Scouts Act, Stevensville School District #2 is committed to equal access and a program of equal opportunity for education employment, and participation in school activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, handicap or national origin.

For more information regarding Section 504, Title II, Title IX and the Age Act, or to file a complaint, contact District Superintendent, Dr. Robert Moore.

Allergens on School Campus

Stevensville Public Schools takes the health of all students very seriously. We ask that you be mindful of allergens such as nuts, and latex. We cannot control all allergens. However, we do not allow latex such as balloons, and gloves, etc., in the school or at school events due to student allergies.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

If your family lives in any of the following situations: 1) in a shelter, 2) in a motel or campground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodation, 3) in a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, or 4) double up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship, your school-age children may qualify for certain rights under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. Eligible children have the right to receive a free and appropriate public education regardless of their enrollment eligibility. For further information and eligibility please contact elementary principal Jessica Shourd, or your building principal.

School District Website Access

The Stevensville School District website address is www.stevensvilleschools.org.

The Stevensville Public Schools website is designed to provide equal access information to all members of the Stevensville Community. Contact the Superintendent at 406-777-5481 regarding questions about the functionality of, or content on the website that is inaccessible. Information on filing a formal grievance with the District pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 can be found by clicking the “Federal and Montana Legal Notices” link under “Quick Links.” Policy 1700 – Uniform  Procedure can be found under the School Board Tab by selection “Board Policies.” This information may also be obtained by contacting the Superintendent at 406-777-5481.

This newsletter contains a large amount of information. This information can also be accessed on the Stevensville School District website at www.stevensvilleschools.org. All information will be available throughout the year and the webpage is updated with new information and announcements on a daily basis. If you cannot find information you are seeking on the website, please contact the District webmaster and he/she will direct you to the correct information or provide information at your request.

Protection of Pupil Rights

PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.  These include the right to:

  • Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)–
  1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
  1. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
  2. Sex behavior or attitudes;
  3. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
  4. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  5. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
  6. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
  1. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
  • Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of –
  1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
  1. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or  screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student,    except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and
  1. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.
  • Inspect, upon request and before administration or use –
  1. Protected information surveys of students;
  2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
  3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

These rights transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.

The Stevensville School District has developed and adopted policies regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes.

The Stevensville School District will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. The Stevensville School District will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. The Stevensville School District will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:

  • Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution.
  • Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED.
  • Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20202

School Wellness

The Stevensville School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn, by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of the Stevensville School District that:

  • The Stevensville School District will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing District-wide nutrition and physical activity policies and procedures.
  • All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.

The Stevensville School District will inform and update the public every 3 years, at a minimum, (including parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the local wellness policies. The District will also measure periodically and make available to the public an assessment of the local wellness policy.

Notice of FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.  These rights are:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day the Stevensville School District receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Stevensville School District to amend a record should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as  an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202

Listed below are disclosures that elementary and secondary schools may make without consent:

FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from students’ education records, without consent of the parent or eligible student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in 34 C.F.R. 99.31 of the FERPA regulations.  Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the parent or eligible student, §99.32 of the FERPA regulations requires the school to record the disclosure.  Parents and eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures.  A school may disclose PII from the education records of a student without obtaining prior written consent of the parents or the eligible student –

To other school officials, including teachers, within the educational agency or institution whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests.  This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))

To officials of another school, school system, or institution of postsecondary education where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34.  (§99.31(a)(2))

To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as the State educational agency in the parent or eligible student’s State (SEA).  Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs.  These entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity  on their behalf.  (}99.319(a)(3) and 99.35

In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.  (§99.31(a)(4))

To State and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed by a State statute that concerns the juvenile justice system and the system’s ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records were released, subject to §99.38. (§99.31(a)(5))

To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to:  (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction.  (§99.31(a)(6))

To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.  (§99.31(a)(7))

To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.  (§99.31(a)(8))

To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.  (§99.31 (a)(9))

To caseworkers or other Child Protective Services representatives when DPHHS/CPS is legally responsible for the care and protection of the student.  20 U.S.C. § 1232g(b)(1)(L).

To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36.  (§99.31(a)(10)

Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37.  (§99.31(a)(11))

Notice of Release of Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Stevensville School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.  However, Stevensville School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures.  The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Stevensville School District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.  Examples include:

A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;

The annual yearbook; Honor roll or other recognition lists;

Student directories; Graduation programs; and Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.  Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.  In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

If you do not want the Stevensville School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing using Board Policy Form 3600F by September 13, 2019. The Stevensville School District has designated the following information as directory information: Student’s name, Address, Photograph, Date of birth, Dates of attendance, Grade level, Enrollment Status, Participation in officially recognized activities and sports, Weight and height of members of athletic teams, Degrees, Honors and awards received, Most recent educational agency or institution attended.

1These laws are: Section 9528 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 7908) and 10 U.S.C. § 503(c).

Schedule for First Day of School August 26

Just a reminder that classes will begin for all students August 26, 2019. This includes students in grades 10-12 as freshman orientation was held in the spring. Classes will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. August 26th and full days will begin August 27th.

District Open House

We invite you to attend the K-12 Open House, Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. We hope you will join us to meet your child’s teacher(s), welcome new staff members, view preliminary renovation designs for the K-3 and High School buildings, and tour the school.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Student Information System – Infinite Campus

The Stevensville School District is in the third year using Infinite Campus as our student information system. This student information system is not just for the school. Parents have full access to their student’s academic progress, assignments, and attendance. We highly encourage every parent to contact the office staff at your child’s school to get your login information and password.

This is a great tool for parents and you can access your child’s academic information via the internet at any time.

New School Schedules for Grades 6-12

Stevensville Schools have adopted a modified block schedule for the 2019-20 school year.

Start times for the school day will be:

8:30 am for grades K-3,

8:20 am for grades 4-8,

8:30 am for grades 9-12.

The schedule for grades 6-12 will alternate between a traditional 50 minute class period day and a 90 minute block day. Students will follow a traditional schedule Monday, Thursday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, schedules will be “blocked” to allow for longer 90 minute instructional periods. This will allow teachers to provide learning labs and more in-depth exploration of learning concepts. The schedule will also allow students to seek extra assistance from teachers during the school day. There will not be a change to grades K-3 class schedule.

This schedule change will eliminate early release on Wednesday. Instead, there will be five professional development days where staff will be attending training while students are not in attendance. These dates will be September, 27, November 1, January 17, March 23, and May 8.

Please see the individual building schedules and the Stevensville School District Calendar included in this mailing for detailed information.

 

2019-2020 School Bell Schedules

K-3 Bell Schedule
  8:30 Class Begins
10:10-10:40 K-1 Recess
10:40-11:10 2-3 Recess
10:55-11:25 K-1 Lunch
11:15-11:45 2-3 Lunch
12:50-1:20 K-1 Recess
  1:20-1:45 2-3 Afternoon Recess
   3:30 Dismiss
4-5 Bell Schedule
   8:20 Class begins
 1:15-12:00 Recess and lunch
 2:35-2:45 Recess
   3:35 Dismiss
6-8 Bell Schedule
 8:20 8:31 Homeroom
 8:35 9:30 1st
 9:34 10:24 2nd
10:28 11:18 3rd
11:22 12:12 4th
12:12 12:52 Lunch
12:56 1:46 5th
 1:50 2:40 6th
 2:44 3:35 7th
9-12 Bell Schedule
  8:35 9:30               1st
  9:34 10:24               2nd
10:28 11:18               3rd
11:22 12:12               4th
12:12 12:52            Lunch
12:56 1:46               5th
 1:50 2:40               6th
  2:44 3:35               7th
Tuesday Block Schedule —  grades 6-8 and 9-12 only
  8:20 8:31        Homeroom (6-8 only)
  8:35 10:10              1st
10:10 10:20         Break (MS in HR)
10:25 11:55              2nd
11:55 12:35            Lunch
12:40 2:10              3rd
  2:15 3:35              4th
Wednesday Block Schedule  —   grades 6-8 and 9-12 only
  8:20 8:31   Homeroom (6-8 only)
  8:35 10:10         5th
10:10 10:20    Break (MS in HR)
10:25 11:55    Jacket Time
11:55 12:35       Lunch
12:40 2:10         6th
  2:15 3:35         7th

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Sports practice for fall athletics starts on August 15, 2019.  Student athletes must have a physical before the first day of practice.  No student athlete will be allowed to participate in practice without physicals being completed prior to the first day of practice. Fall coaches for the District are as follows:

Football- –

Head Coach – Trae Williams

Assistant Coach – Andy Sieges

Assistant Coach  – TBD

Assistant Coach –  Troy Tack

Assistant Coach –  Robert Dobell

Volunteer Coach  –  Craig LeCoure

Volleyball- –

Head Coach – Kyla Paulsen

Assistant – Casey Ferguson

Assistant  –  Kara Jennings

Golf- –

Head Coach – Jack Filcher

Soccer- –

Head Boys’ Coach – Ralph Serrette

Assistant – Eric Depee

Head Girls’ Coach – Nick Giese

Assistant – McKenzie Luth

Speech – –

Head – TBD

Assistant – J.W. McClintic

Cross Country – –

Head Coach – Lori Lewis

Cheerleading – –

Head – Rebecca Blair

Stevensville Booster Club

The Stevensville Booster Club has worked to support our School District since the early 1980’s.  It is only through support from our Community and School District that we are able to lend a hand to support Athletics and Extra-Curricular activities for our Fighting Yellowjackets.

The Booster Club can always use the helping hands of community and school volunteers to support the number of activities we host.  Some of these activities include: Homecoming T-shirt sales, Homecoming Parade, Annual Holiday Bazaar, Spring Carnival and putting bags together for students attending state or national events.  We meet the first Monday of every month.

Join us as we work toward the development of new and existing athletic facilities, as well as boosting our great school!  If you are interested in receiving email notification, please send an email of interest to [email protected]

President Fran Schmitz, at 406-777-3579 .

Stevensville Parent Teacher Club

The Stevensville Schools Parent Teacher Club is a non-profit organization based on parent and teacher volunteers working together to support various projects within Stevensville Schools.

Some activities the Club is involved with include the Homecoming Parade, yearly/continual sales of Yellow Jacket Swag, and coordination of the Jogathon with grades K-8.  We assist with the Kindergarten Roundup, support The Backpack Program, provide meals during Parent Teacher Conferences, we recognize the staff with an appreciation week and breakfast, and this year we will host the 4th annual “Stevi’s Got Talent”.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our organization either by emailing [email protected] or you can find us on facebook at Stevensville MT Parent Teacher Club.  There is also a membership form attached in this newsletter.

Transportation News

As summer days grow shorter, the Bitterroot Valley will be observing that timeless ritual: the first day of school. It is a time when parents breathe sighs of relief and students anticipate new beginnings and new challenges.

Unfortunately, the beginning of school is also a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes because there are many more children on the road each morning and afternoon and many drivers’ patterns change. Therefore, as the school opens its doors, it is time for everyone – motorists, parents, educators, and students – to improve their traffic safety practices. The following tips can help make it a safe and happy school year for the whole community.

Tips for Motorists

Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.

Always stop for a school bus that has stopped to load or unload students. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm tell you the school bus is stopped to load or unload students. State law requires you to STOP.

When driving in neighborhoods or school zones, watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking about getting there safely.

Tips for Parents

Help your children learn and practice the safety rules for walking, bicycling, or riding in a passenger car or school bus.

Supervise young children as they are walking or biking to school or as they wait at the school bus stop.

Be a good role model, especially when you are with your kids. Always buckle up in the car, always wear a helmet when biking, and always follow pedestrian safety rules.

Tips for Students

Always buckle up when you are riding in a car.

Always wear a helmet and follow traffic safety rules when riding your bike.

If you ride a school bus, learn and practice the safety rules for waiting at the bus stop, getting on and off the bus, and riding the bus.

If you walk to school, learn and practice the safety rules for pedestrians. Always cross at cross walks and obey all traffic signs.

Be a good role model for your younger brothers and sisters and friends, and help them learn and practice the safety rules.

 

Rt 1

 

Leese Lane – High School only

 

7:30AM –4:05PM

Park Lane & Sunnyside Cemetery Road – HS only 7:40AM –4:07PM
Leese Ln. & Lone Rock School Rd. – HS only 7:45AM –4:11PM
Ambrose Creek Rd. & Pony Ln. – High School only 7:50AM—4:13PM
Lone Rock School Road & Three Mile Road – HS only 7:55AM –4:17PM
Ridge Road & Fletcher Lane – High School only 7:57AM –4:24PM
Three Mile Road & Store Lane – High School only 7:59AM –4:04PM
Eastside Hwy & Three Mile Road 8:07AM –3:56PM
Eastside Hwy & Grassland Dr 8:10AM –3:53PM
@school    –8:16
Rt 2 Meyer Lane & Middle Burnt Fork Road 7:32AM –4:30PM
Iron Cap Drive & Middle Burnt Fork Road 7:39AM –3:57PM
Christianson Lane 7:42AM –4:02PM
Mid Burnt Fork Rd. & S. Burnt Fork Rd.-at the top 7:48AM –4:20PM
S. Burnt Fork Rd. & Upper Burnt Fork School Rd. 7:57AM –4:05PM
Miller Hill Road & S. Burnt Fork Road 8:02AM –4:25PM
S. Burnt Fork Road & Middle Burnt Fork Road 8:07AM –4:27PM
Middle Burnt Fork Road & Park Street 8:11AM –3:46PM
@school    –8:12
Rt 3 Miller Hill Road 7:30AM –4:22PM
Bugli Lane & N. Sunset Bench Road 7:34AM –4:19PM
Mack Smith Lane & N. Sunset Bench Road 7:35AM –4:18PM
Redjou Lane & Highline Way 7:38AM –4:15PM
Bugli Lane & S. Sunset Bench Road 7:42AM –4:13PM
McIntyre Road turnaround 7:44AM—4:10PM
Pine Hollow Road & N. Sunset Bench Road 7:49AM –4:03PM
Pine Hollow Road & Lupine Lane 7:55AM –3:53PM
Baldwin Road 8:05AM –3:47PM
@school    –8:10
Rt 4 Heavenly Twin Way & El Capitan Loop – HS only 7:43AM –4:02PM
Sapphire Lane & El Capitan Loop – HS only 7:45AM –4:05PM
Log Cabin Ln. & Eastside Hwy – HS only 7:50AM –4:07PM
Eastside Hwy at Fire Station 7:53AM –4:10PM
Eastside Hwy & Old Eastside Hwy 7:55AM –3:59PM
Eastside Hwy & Aspen Wood Lane 7:57AM –3:56PM
Eastside Hwy & Grandview 7:59AM –3:55PM
Eastside Hwy & Fawn Lane 7:58AM –3:54PM
Eastside Hwy & Foxtail Dr 8:00AM –3:53PM
@school    –8:05
 

Rt 5

 

Stevi River Road

 

7:34AM –3:51PM

St. Mary’s Motel 7:40AM –3:57PM
S. Kootenai Creek Rd & Grey Eagle Road 7:45AM –4:02PM
S. Kootenai Creek Rd & Sharrot Hill Loop (top) 7:49AM –4:05PM
S. Kootenai Creek Rd & Salish Trail 7:52AM –4:07PM
Salish Trail & St. Mary’s Road 7:57AM –4:11PM
St. Mary’s Rd. & McCalla Creek Drive 8:00AM –4:13PM
Highway 93 & Indian Prairie Loop 8:05AM –4:18PM
@school    –8:15
Rt 6 Willoughby Road 7:35AM –4:00PM
Willoughby Road & Pheasant Lane 7:37AM –4:04PM
Willoughby Road & Home Acres 7:39AM –4:07PM
Groff Lane & Home Acres (top) 7:42AM –4:10PM
Home Acres & Kelsey Ln. turnaround 7:46AM –4:15PM
Groff Lane & Eastside Hwy 7:50AM –4:20PM
Higgins Lane & Kitser Lane 7:54AM –3:55PM
Chilcott & Heritage 8:03AM –3:50PM
@school    –8:06
Rt 7 Casey’s Store 7:38AM –4:20PM
Bell Crossing 7:43AM –4:17PM
Winters Lane 7:53AM –4:05PM
Eastside Hwy & Binks Way 8:03AM –4:03PM
Eastside Hwy & Valley View 8:05AM –4:01PM
Smith Ave & Barbara Street 8:06AM –3:53PM
Barbara Street & Chilcott Street 8:07AM –3:51PM
Chilcott Drive & Turner Street 8:09AM –3:49PM
@school    –8:13
Rt 8 Dry Gulch Road turnaround – High School only 7:30AM –4:20PM
Porter Hill Road & Northview Dr– HS only 7:43AM –4:07PM
Ridge Road & Hoover Lane– HS only 7:48AM –4:05PM
Ambrose Road & Hoover Lane – HS only 7:55AM –4:02PM
Ambrose Road & Illinois Bench – HS only 7:51AM –4:01PM
Tripp Lane & Ambrose Road – HS  only 7:56AM –3:59PM
Moise & Eastside Hwy 8:02AM –3:57PM
Overlook Trl. & Eastside Hwy 8:04AM –3:53PM
@school    –8:12
Rt 9 Hollibaugh Road at the bottom of the hill 7:50AM –4:01PM
Illinois Bench Road & Stevi Airport Road 7:56AM –4:07PM
N. Burnt Fork Rd. & Paulee Lane 8:06AM –3:58PM
Eastside Hwy & N. Burnt Fork Road 8:08AM –4:15PM
Buck Street & 2nd Street – In Stevensville 8:12AM –3:50PM
Buck Street & 3rd Street – In Stevensville 8:14AM –3:49PM
@school    –8:17
Rt 11 Rathbun Lane @ the corner 7:42AM –4:15PM
Grizzly Way & Cougar Lane 7:48AM –4:10PM
Illinois Bench Road & Cougar Lane 7:51AM –4:05PM
Illinois Bench Road & Foxy Lane– HS only 7:54AM –4:03PM
Stevi Airport Road & Grizzly Way 7:59AM –3:58PM
Stevi Airport Road & Badger Lane 8:02AM –3:56PM
@school    –8:11
Rt 10 Highway 93 & Houk Way 7:47AM –3:54PM
Highway 93 & Twinkle Toes DC 7:49AM –3:57PM
Kootenai Creek Road & Highway 93 7:50AM –4:14PM
Kootenai Creek Road & Wakantanka Way 7:56AM –4:06PM
N. Kootenai Creek Road & Wakantanka W 7:58AM –4:04PM
Highway 93 & N. Kootenai Creek Road 8:02AM –3:57PM
Buck St. & Central Avenue 8:08AM –3:52PM
Buck Street & South Avenue 8:10AM –3:49PM
@school    –8:14
Driver Stevensville/Harlow’s
Route 1 Janette Sessions Harlow’s
Route 2 Kevin Kearns Harlow’s
Route 3 Harry Miller Harlow’s
Route 4 Mike Mickelson Harlow’s
Route 5 Robert Handley Stevensville Schools
Route 6 Drew Kendall Harlow’s
Route 7 Debbie Wilson Stevensville Schools
Route 8 Kelly Hoffman Stevensville Schools
Route 9 Linda Miller Stevensville Schools
Route 10 Ray Sessions Harlow’s
Route 11 Bruce Kubler Stevensville Schools
Short Bus Donna Kellough Harlow’s

Drop-Off Lane Guidelines

In an effort to keep our students safe and traffic moving during drop-off times, we are instituting a drop-off area traffic safety person. The hope is that this person will help ease the congestion in the area and make the area a safer place for our parents and students. We appreciate your help in this matter. The following are guidelines to help with this process:

The two lanes closest to the buildings are for bus traffic only. Do not park in these lanes. This is especially important during bus loading.

Do not park in the traffic loops during the day. This will allow for emergency vehicles and alleviate traffic congestion and back up onto Park Avenue.

The two lanes closest to the parking area are for stop and go drop-off traffic. No vehicles should be parked or unattended in these lanes. The right lane is for quick drop off traffic only. The left lane is for moving traffic only. Please do not drop a child in the left lane for their safety. Once you have dropped your child(ren) please merge left and depart.

Vehicles using the drop-off lane need to move forward (North) to allow space for cars entering from the street prior to dropping off students. PLEASE DO NOT STOP AT THE CORNER OF THE LOOP AS THIS CAUSES SEVERE CONGESTION. Due to traffic volume in the drop-off loop, vehicles must pull forward to avoid the hazard of blocking Park Avenue. Please remember that this traffic pattern is for your safety as well as the safety of our children.

If you would like to walk your child to their classroom, we ask that you please park street-side on the west side of Park Avenue. The traffic loop is for stop and go drop-off traffic.

Transportation Supervisors:

Paul Ludington–Stevensville School 777-5481 ext. 646 CJ Kellough–Harlow’s Bus Service 777-2189, cell 214-9922, cell 370-1955.