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August 2017

One major change for the Stevensville District this year will be our website. We are striving to make our website fully accessible and compliant in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To accomplish full compliance, Stevensville Public Schools will have a new web address. You can find us at www.stevensvilleschools.org. You will find our temporary splash pages at this address and our fully functional website is scheduled to be operational by September 15, 2017. The retired school website can be accessed for a short time but will no longer be maintained. We hope that you will find our upgraded website to be informational and much more user friendly.Welcome to the 2017-18 school year. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration, teachers, and support staff, I want to welcome both our new and returning families to the Stevensville School District. I also want to welcome the Stevensville community to the school year. Without your continued support, our schools could not provide high quality education to the children in our community. We continue to partner with our parents, grandparents, adult education participants, sport fans, business owners, and occasional visitors to build a strong educational foundation and enhance learning for our students.

In the coming months, the Board of Trustees and District will explore the options presented in the Facilities and Site Master Plan developed by MMW Architects. The District enrollment is growing and our elementary building is beyond capacity. We have moved the computer lab to the middle school and are lacking room for special education, storage, counselors, and other needs. The building also has a significant list of deficiencies and deferred maintenance issues. The high school is in similar need. This building built in 1960 with the upper wing addition in 1979 has not had significant upgrades and has major deferred maintenance issues. These issues include but are not limited to handicap accessibility, safety concerns, an aged boiler, poor air control, outdated classrooms, restroom problems, and poor energy efficiency. In addition to the building, there are several major issues affecting our site such as parking, aging facilities, the grandstands, safety, and basic public works to include water and sewer accommodations to our athletic facilities. The Board of Trustees is currently exploring the best way to address these complex issues. The study by MMW Architects is a roadmap of our current needs and we encourage the entire community to provide input and feedback as we plan the long-term future of the Stevensville Schools.

The Stevensville Public Schools are also pleased to welcome several new teaching and coaching staff members to our District for the 2017-18 year. Hauna Hochstetler will be the new high school counselor. Hauna taught Spanish for 8 years before continuing her education to attain her counseling degree. Jennifer Walthall will teach one of our four kindergarten sections. Jennifer has been a frequent substitute for the past year and has three years of prior teaching experience. Maralee Johnson will take another kindergarten section. Maralee most recently taught in Lolo for eight years. Joseph Gannon has just finished his college degree in Industrial Arts and will be replacing Dan Ashmore who retired at the end of the 2017 year. Joseph is a graduate of Appalachian State. Jayme Erickson will fill the special education teaching position for grades 3-5. Jayme taught for six years in Lolo and Missoula before attaining her Master’s degree in Special Education. Rounding out our classroom teaching positions is Robert Prince in Elementary Music. Robert is a University of Montana Music Education graduate and has taught elementary music for several years in Hamilton. Robert will be teaching music in grades K-6.

Stevensville is returning all but two of our coaching staff in our athletics programs. The new coaches are Yvette Larson as head volleyball coach and Katherine Hofman as cheerleading coach. Yvette was most recently our assistant volleyball coach for the 2016-17 year and has been selected to lead the program. Katherine is new to our District but will be serving as both a para-educator in the high school and cheer coach which she describes as a major part of her life.

As superintendent, I am always excited to welcome students and families to the Stevensville Public Schools. The students and staff make this school district a great place to work and learn. We are always striving to improve and do our best. I am confident in our returning and new staff members and their professional capabilities. We are a strong team of educators that will provide excellence in educational opportunities and programming. We are expanding our academic programming to expose students to additional courses and 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 insure our students finish their K-12 education college and career ready. This takes continuity and teamwork across all academic levels, and the Stevensville staff has worked tirelessly to make these programs a successful reality. We hope you have a great school year and look forward to your continued educational support of students throughout our community.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Robert Moore

Superintendent

Beginning the fall of 2016, all students must meet immunization requirements to attend or they must have a proper exemption on file.State Mandated Immunization Requirements for Attendance

The 2015 Montana Legislature revised school immunization requirements for school attendance. The law effective October 1, 2015, requires students attending school be vaccinated against varicella disease (chickenpox) and receive a booster of pertussis vaccine before entering 7th grade. The district has provided several notices of these immunization requirements during the prior school year.

EXISTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • DTaP/DTP – 4 vaccinations before entering kindergarten with at least one of these being given after the 4th
  • Polio (IPV/OPV) – 3 vaccinations before entering kindergarten with at least one of these being given after the 4th
  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) – 2 vaccinations before entering kindergarten with the first shot being given after the first birthday.

NEW VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 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

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

406-777-7346 Fax: 406-258-1244

School Meals Pricing Program

Children need healthy meals to learn.  Stevensville Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day.  Breakfast cost is $1.25; lunch cost is $2.25 K-5, $2.50 grades 6-12 and $3.00 for adults.  Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals.  Reduced-price is $.30 for breakfast, $.40 for lunch.

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, use the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application, which is enclosed in this Newsletter.  We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.   Only one (1) application per family is required.  Return the completed application to: Janet Schott, 300 Park Avenue, Stevensville, MT 59870, 406-777-5481, Ext. 320.

Here are answers to questions you may have about applying:

  1. 1. One Application per Family! Families only need to fill out one application per family, not one per student.  If you are on the SNAP program all that needs to be submitted to the Superintendent’s office is the Letter from the state of Montana stating that you are participating in the SNAP program that goes out to all SNAP families.
  2. Who can get free or reduced-price meals? Children in households getting Food Stamps, TANF, or FDPIR, and most foster children can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart, your children can get free or reduced-price meals.
  3. Will the information I give be checked? Yes, we may ask you to send written proof of the information you give.
  4. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply again later? Yes. You may apply or re-apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting Food Stamps, TANF, or FDPIR.
  5. What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Dr. Robert Moore, 300 Park Avenue, Stevensville, MT, 777-5481.

If you have other questions or need help, call Janet Schott, 777-5481, Ext. 320.

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.

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, the 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.

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.

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 DOE.

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://stevi.schoolwires.net.

Protection of Pupil Rights

Stevensville School District protects pupil information and confidentiality. The District does not sell or market personal student information. The District, however, is not prohibited from collecting, disclosing, or using personal information collected from students for the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluating, or providing educational products or services for, or to, students or educational institutions such as the following: 1. College or other post-secondary education recruitment or military recruitment; 2. Book clubs, magazines, and programs providing access to low-cost literary products;  3. Curriculum and instructional materials used by elementary schools and secondary  schools;  4. Tests and assessments to provide cognitive, evaluative, diagnostic, clinical, aptitude, or  achievement information about students (or to generate other statistically useful data for the purpose of securing such tests and assessments) and the subsequent analysis and public release of the aggregate data from such tests and assessments (individual data is not released); 5. The sale by students of products or services to raise funds for school-related or education- related activities; 6. Student recognition programs.

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.

Notice of Release of Directory Information

Information to Military Recruiters, the federal No Child Left Behind Act and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2002 require high schools to provide to military recruiters, upon request, access to secondary school students’ directory information. In accordance with those Acts, military recruiters are entitled to receive the name, address, and telephone listing of students.  If you do not wish the Stevensville School District to release your child’s name, addresses, and phone number, please stop by the high school office to fill out the proper form.  This notice must be filed each year.

School District Website Access

The Stevensville School District website has moved. Our new website address is www.stevensvilleschools.org.

The website is a temporary “splash page” until the new site is fully developed. However, you can still access important information, calendars, and Infinite Campus via the new web address.

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 Grievance 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.

New Student Registration

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

Early-Out Wednesdays

Stevensville Schools have scheduled early-out Wednesdays for every week of the upcoming school year.  Students will be released at 2:31 (K-6) and 2:36 (7-12) in order to provide time for teacher training. Time for staff training is a premium and in order to serve each child’s needs, all staff must have the skills necessary.  Some may be wondering why this is not done in the summer, rather than taking time out of the school year.  Much of the teachers’ training is completed during the summer as workshops and college courses are taken during that time.  The need for weekly meetings provides the opportunity for timely, specific training to all staff.  As the staff works through the year they need time to receive specific training for curriculum and student needs.  The early-out Wednesday training is a perfect opportunity to fulfill this need.

Student Information System – Infinite Campus

The Stevensville School District is in the second 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.

District Open House

We invite you to attend the K-12 open house and book fair on September 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us to meet your child’s teacher(s).

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 gloves, etc., in the school or at school events due to student allergies.

Primary School News

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We have a few staffing changes this year. Please welcome the following new staff to Stevensville Primary: Maralee Johnson (Kindergarten), Jennifer Walthall (Kindergarten), Jayme Erickson (3-5 Special Education), and Robert Prince (K-5 Music). There are some voluntary internal transfers as well: Cejay Paulsen (1st Grade), Jaime Praast (2nd Grade), Heather Minster (3rd Grade), and Ellen McKern (3rd Grade).

School supply lists for K-3 have been placed locally and throughout Missoula shopping centers.

Registration days will be August 14-18th. Please come by the Primary Office in Building C to register your students if they are new to Stevensville.

The K-3 schedule is currently in revision because of growth in our student population. We have added two class sections in the past 2 years to accommodate additional students. Stevensville Primary is proud to start the year off with 4 kindergarten classes! We also have 4 first grade classes, 4 second grade classes, and 3 third grade classes. With schedule changes, comes great consideration of maximizing educational time while allowing for recesses, lunch, and shared teacher specialist classes such as music and PE. Recesses this year will be split in the morning and afternoon with only two grade levels outside at a time. With growing enrollment and safety at the forefront of our planning, we have made these adjustments. All children will receive 50-60 minutes of recess per day and 30 minutes to eat lunch. Each child will go to music twice per week and PE twice per week. Art classes are held within the K-5 regular classrooms with teachers and Marina Weatherly, who is contracted with the school 2 days per week.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need assistance during the school year at: [email protected] or call me at 777-5613.

To stay current with Stevensville Primary, follow us on Facebook. Also, check out our new website at http://www.stevensvilleschools.org.

To sign up with the Parent Teacher Club for the 2017-2018 school year, please email [email protected]. We need volunteers for all of the amazing events that take place at Stevensville Schools!

We look forward to seeing you on August 28th!

Jessica Shourd

Principal

Middle School News

I hope you are all having a relaxing summer. Although I continue to stop in the school to check the progress of summer projects, I have had some time to camp and enjoy the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

During my 22 years as an educator I have learned spring and summer months always bring change in school staffing.  As well as the primary and high school, the middle school has some changes. Paraprofessionals, Mrs. Ransier and Mrs. Holmes have both retired and Mr. Vanosdell has resigned to pursue his education as a science teacher.  Mrs. McKern transferred to our primary school.  Ms. Burkhardt has resigned, but will continue teaching in Alaska.  Mrs. Vanosdell has transferred to our high school science department.  Mrs. Jenkins has resigned to enjoy time with her new baby girl, Hattie. Change can be hard, but I look at this as an opportunity to meet new people and add more amazing people to our incredible team!

In June, Stevensville Middle School received Platinum status at the Office of Public Instruction’s Montana Behavior Summer Institute.  This award is due to the dedication of our MBI team members developing, implementing and sustaining successful behavior systems.

Schedules for students in grades 6-8 will be mailed after August 14.  Registration for new students is August 14-18.  I look forward to seeing all of our students on the first day, August 28.

Sincerely,

Tracey Rogstad
Middle School Principal
(Grades 4-8)

High School News

I would like to take a minute and welcome all of you and your students back to Stevensville High School. SHS is looking forward to having another outstanding year with your students. As we closed out last year, SHS had some major success stories in terms of what our high school attained. Stevensville High School was ranked as the third best high school in the state by the U.S. News and World Report and received the highest award given in Montana, Platinum, at the MBI Conference in Bozeman during the month of June. While these accolades are great, we want to continue to provide all of you with great service and the best possible education for our students.

Freshmen Orientation will be on August 28, 2017, from 8:30am to 2:36pm. The focus of this orientation is to allow our 9th grade students the ability to meet all of their teachers, acquire lockers, enjoy various team building activities, attend their classes on an abbreviated schedule, learn about the many extracurricular activities offered, enjoy a BBQ, and to meet key leaders within the building. Stevensville High School has used a Freshmen Orientation model now for nine years and has found it to be very effective with our incoming students. Grades 10-12 will not come to school, on the 28th, as per usual.  On August 29, we will welcome back all of our students at SHS.

As a reminder, registration for new students who plan to attend Stevensville High School in the fall is August 14-16. Registration will be in the SHS Library and Counseling Office(s) from 9-3pm on these days. If you are already a registered student but want to adjust your schedule, please show up to the high school during these times.

Finally, Stevensville High School would like to welcome some new faces to our staff for the upcoming school year. Hauna Hochstetler will be our new counselor; Joseph Gannon will be teaching Industrial Technology, and Colleen Vanosdell is moving up from the middle school to take on a high school science position. Stevensville High School is excited to have the new people here in our school, as well as our community. Please feel free to swing by and welcome them throughout the year.

If you have any questions, I will be back here in the office, on a full time basis starting August 1st. Please feel free to contact me at (406)-777-5481, ext. 132, or you can reach me by email at: [email protected].

Brian Gum

Principal

Stevensville High School

Freshman First Day of School August 28, 2017

To ensure a smooth transition into High School, Freshman will begin August 28, 2017 and sophomores, juniors, and seniors will begin on August 29th, (K-8 will begin on August 28th ).

Freshman First Day Schedule

8:30 – 10:15        Meet and greet assembly

10:20 – 10:40       Lockers

10:40 – 11:00      Positive Behavior Expectations in Advisors’ Rooms

11:00 – 11:30       School Tour

11:30 – 12:30       BBQ hosted by Freshman Sponsors

11:30 – 12:30      Jacket Fair showcasing extracurricular activities

12:36 – 2:36         Shortened Class Schedule

 

2017-2018 School Bell Schedules

K-3 Bell Schedule
8:30 Class Begins
10:15-10:45 K-1 Recess
10:45-11:15 2-3 Recess and K-1 lunch
11:15-11:45 2-3 Lunch
12:50-1:20 K-1 Recess
1:20-1:50 2-3 Recess
3:31 Dismiss

 


4-5 Bell Schedule
8:25 Bell
8:30 Class begins
11:15-12:00 Recess and lunch
2:35-2:45 Recess
3:36 Dismiss
Wednesday 2:36 Dismiss

 

6-8 Grade Schedule
8:30 8:40 Homeroom
8:43 9:30 1st
9:33 10:20 2nd
10:23 11:10 3rd
11:13 12:00 4th
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:35 1:06 Homeroom
1:09 1:56 5th
1:59 2:46 6th
2:49 3:36 7th

 

6-8th Early Release
8:30 8:40 Homeroom
8:43 9:30 1st
9:33 10:20 2nd
10:23 11:10 3rd
11:13 12:00 4th
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:33 12:45 homeroom
12:48 1:23 5th
1:26 2:00 6th
2:03 2:36 7th

 

HS Bell Schedule
8:30 8:43 Homeroom
8:48 9:37 1st
9:42 10:31 2nd
10:36 11:25 3rd
11:30 12:19 4th
12:19 12:54 Lunch
12:59 1:48 5th
1:53 2:42 6th
2:47 3:36 7th
HS Early Release
8:30 8:40 Homeroom
8:45 9:26 1st
9:31 10:12 2nd
10:17 10:58 3rd
11:03 11:44 4th
11:49 12:30 5th
12:30 1:05 Lunch
1:10 1:51 6th
1:56 2:36 7th

Extra-Curricular Activities

Fall Extra Curricular Sports practice for fall athletics starts on August 10, 2017.  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– –                                                             Cross Country – –

Head Coach – – Troy Tack                                  Head Coach – -Lori Lewis

Assistant Coach- – Andy Sieges

Assistant Coach- – Josh Lords                           Cheerleading – –

Assistant Coach- – Steve Yazvac                      Head – -Kati Hofman

Assistant Coach- – Trae Williams

Volleyball- –

Head Coach – -Yvette Larson

Assistant- Carly Vercryussen

Assistant- -Nicole Eisenman

Golf– -Head Coach Jack Filcher

Soccer– –

Head Boys’ Coach –Ralph Serrette

Assistant- – Eric Depee

Head Girls’ Coach- -Stacey Sager

Assistant- – Nick Giese

Speech – –

Sarah Piper

Stevensville Parent Teacher Club

Greetings from Stevensville Schools Parent Teacher Club! Our organization is here to enhance our wonderful school through parents and teachers working together. We strive to support the good work already in place and see where there are opportunities to build on those efforts. We are so excited to be preparing for another year of productive collaboration and projects. We would like to invite you to join us!

The fun starts right off the bat as we prepare for the Homecoming Parade and work to boost school pride and raise funds through the sale of Yellow Jacket Swag. We’ll then proceed to coordinate the Jog-a-thon with grades K-8 as well as see how we can assist for activities such as vision screening and picture day.

Moving through the year, we stay busy providing volunteer and financial support to staff as needed. Some of our activities include recognizing the staff with an appreciation week and breakfast, assisting with kindergarten roundup, providing support to The Backpack Program, continuing to sell Jacket Swag, and providing meals to staff during Parent Teacher Conferences. And this year we will be hosting the 4th annual “Stevi’s Got Talent” to showcase some of our amazing students.

We are run by volunteers and need your contribution. We have a diversity of tasks so all skills and allotments of time are appreciated. Whether or not you can make it to meetings, we welcome your participation. Get connected, and we’ll go from there! It is a great way to enhance your connection with your child’s school, to expand on your parent network and to have a little fun! We also gratefully accept monetary donations. Contact us for more information.

 

Our first meeting will be September 5 at 5pm in the Middle School Library Loft. Monthly meetings will follow at the same place and time on the first Tuesday of every month. If you would like to be on our email list to stay informed about activities and meetings, please send your contact info to [email protected].com. You can also follow us on Facebook for lots of good updates: Stevensville MT Parent Teacher Club.

See you at school! Go Yellow Jackets!

Transportation News

 

As summer days grow shorter, all across the Bitterroot Valley will be observing that timeless ritual: the first day of school. It is a time when parents breathe sigh 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.

Transportation Supervisor

Paul Ludington–Stevi School 777-5646 Cell-214-9922

CJ Kellough–Harlow’s Bus Service 777-2189

Cell-370-1955

2017-2018 School Bus Drivers

Stevensville School Dist. Drivers

Route 5— Robert Handley

Route 7—Debby Wilson

Route 8—Kelly Hoffman

Route 9— Linda Miller

Route 11–Bruce Kubler

Substitute Drivers

Barry Sanderson

Janet Depee

Korenda Schultz

Harlow’s Bus Contracting Drivers

Route 1— Janette Sessions

Route 2— Jay Meyer

Route 3— Harry Miller

Route 4— Mike Michelson

Route 6— Drew Kendall

Route 10— Ray Sessions

Short Bus—Donna Kellough

Substitute Drivers

Dave Weisbeck

Rachelle Bales

2017-2018 School Bus Routes

Route – 1

Leese Lane – High School only                                                         7:25AM –4:05PM

Park Lane & Sunnyside Cemetery Road – HS only–                     7:30AM –4:07PM

Leese Ln. & Lone Rock School Rd. – HS only                               7:35AM –4:11PM

Ambrose Creek Rd. & Pony Ln. – High School only                     7:38AM—4:13PM

Lone Rock School Road & Three Mile Road – HS only —            7:45AM –4:17PM

Ridge Road & Fletcher Lane – High School only                           7:50AM –4:24PM

Three Mile Road & Store Lane – High School only                       7:55AM –4:00PM

Eastside Hwy & Three Mile Road                                                     7:59AM –3:55PM

Eastside Hwy & Grassland Dr.                                                          8:02AM –3:53PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:10AM

 

Route – 2

Meyer Lane & Middle Burnt Fork Road                                            7:26AM –4:30PM

Iron Cap Drive & Middle Burnt Fork Road                                       7:29AM –3:57PM

Christianson Lane                                                                                  7:34AM –4:02PM

Mid Burnt Fork Rd. & S. Burnt Fork Rd.-at the top                         7:40AM –4:20PM

S. Burnt Fork Rd. & Upper Burnt Fork School Rd.                          7:49AM –4:05PM

Miller Hill Road & S. Burnt Fork Road                                              7:55AM –4:25PM

S. Burnt Fork Road & Middle Burnt Fork Road                              8:00AM –4:27PM

Middle Burnt Fork Road & Park Street                                             8:04AM –3:46PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:05AM

 

Route – 3

Miller Hill Road                                                                                   7:21AM –4:22PM

Mack Smith Lane & N. Sunset Bench Road                                   7:26AM –4:18PM

Bugli Lane & N. Sunset Bench Road                                               7:25AM –4:19PM

Redjou Lane & Highline Way                                                            7:29AM –4:15PM

Bugli Lane & S. Sunset Bench Road                                                7:33AM –4:10PM

Pine Hollow Road & N. Sunset Bench Road                                   7:40AM –4:03PM

Pine Hollow Road & Lupine Lane                                                     7:47AM –3:53PM

Baldwin Road                                                                                       7:57AM –3:47PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:03AM

 

Route – 4

Heavenly Twin Way & El Capitan Loop – HS only                         7:30AM –4:02PM

Sapphire Lane & El Capitan Loop – HS only                                  7:32AM –4:05PM

Log Cabin Ln. & Eastside Hwy – HS only                                       7:37AM –4:07PM

Eastside Hwy at Fire Station                                                              7:40AM –4:10PM

Eastside Hwy. & Old Eastside Hwy                                                  7:42AM –3:59PM

Eastside Hwy & Aspen Wood Lane                                                  7:44AM –3:56PM

Eastside Hwy & Fawn Lane                                                               7:45AM –3:55PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:00AM

 

Route – 5

Stevi River Road                                                                                  7:30AM –3:51PM

St. Mary’s Motel                                                                                   7:35AM –3:57PM

Kootenai Ck Rd. & Grey Eagle Road                                               7:39AM –4:02PM

Kootenai Ck Rd. & Sharrot Hill Loop (top)                                   7:42AM –4:05PM

Kootenai Creek Road & Salish Trail                                                7:44AM –4:07PM

Salish Trail & St. Mary’s Road                                                           7:49AM –4:11PM

St. Mary’s Rd. & McCalla Creek Drive                                             7:52AM –4:13PM

Highway 93 & Indian Prairie Loop                                                    7:58AM –4:18PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:09AM

 

Route – 6

Willoughby Road                                                                                 7:24AM –4:00PM

Willoughby Road & Pheasant Lane                                                  7:26AM –4:04PM

Willoughby Road & Home Acres                                                       7:29AM –4:07PM

Groff Lane & Home Acres (top)                                                         7:34AM –4:10PM

Home Acres & Kelsey Ln. turnaround                                             7:38AM –4:15PM

Groff Lane & Eastside Hwy                                                                7:41AM –4:20PM

Higgins Lane & Kitser Lane                                                               7:45AM –3:55PM

Chilcott & Heritage                                                                              7:53AM –3:50PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:01AM

 

Route – 7

Casey’s Store                                                                                       7:30AM –4:20PM

Bell Crossing                                                                                        7:35AM –4:17PM

Winters Lane                                                                                        7:45AM –4:05PM

Eastside Hwy & Binks Way                                                                7:55AM –4:03PM

Eastside Hwy & Valley View                                                              7:57AM –4:01PM

Smith Ave & Barbara Street                                                               7:58AM –3:53PM

Barbara Street & Chilcott Street                                                        7:59AM –3:51PM

Chilcott Drive & Turner Street                                                            8:01AM –3:49PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:08AM

 

Route – 8

Dry Gulch Road turnaround – High School only                            7:25AM –4:20PM

Porter Hill Road & Northview Dr.- High School only                      7:35AM –4:07PM

Ridge Road & Hoover Lane – High School only                             7:40AM –4:05PM

Ambrose Road & Hoover Lane – High School only                       7:43AM –4:02PM

Moise & Eastside Hwy                                                                        7:50AM –3:57PM

Overlook Trl. & Eastside Hwy                                                            7:52AM –3:53PM

Eastside Hwy & Neva Lee Trail                                                         7:53AM –3:51PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:01AM

 

Route – 9

Hollibaugh Road at the bottom of the hill                                        7:45AM –4:01PM

Illinois Bench Road & Stevi Airport Road                                        7:51AM –4:07PM

Stevi Airport Road & North Bench Road                                          7:53AM –4:08PM

Squires Lane & Applewood Lane                                                       7:55AM –4:12PM

Burnt Fork Rd. & Paulee Lane                                                           8:00AM –3:58PM

Eastside Hwy & N. Burnt Fork Road                                                8:03AM –4:15PM

Buck Street & 2nd Street – In Stevensville                                     8:06AM –3:50PM

Buck Street & 3rd Street – In Stevensville                                      8:08AM –3:49PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:11AM

 

Route – 10

Highway 93 & Houk Way                                                                    7:35AM –3:54PM

Highway 93 & Twinkle Toes DC                                                        7:37AM –3:57PM

Kootenai Creek Road & Highway 93                                                7:41AM –4:14PM

Kootenai Creek Road & Wakantanka Way                                      7:43AM –4:06PM

Kootenai Creek Road & Wakantanka Way                                      7:46AM –4:04PM

Highway 93 & N. Kootenai Creek Road                                           7:53AM –3:57PM

Buck St. & Central Avenue                                                                 8:00AM –3:52PM

Buck Street & South Avenue                                                              8:02AM –3:49PM

Arrive at school                                                                                     8:06AM

 

Route – 11

Rathbun Lane @ the corner                                                              7:30AM –3:57PM

Grizzly Way & Cougar Lane                                                              7:37AM –4:02PM

Illinois Bench Road & Cougar Lane                                                 7:42AM –4:08PM

Illinois Bench Road & Foxy Lane– High School only                    7:45AM –4:10PM

Stevi Airport Road & Grizzly Way                                                     7:49AM –4:12PM

Stevi Airport Road & Badger Lane                                                   7:51AM –4:14PM

Arrive at school                                                                                    8:00AM

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 the furthest space (North end) prior to dropping off students. 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 in the “Delayed Drop-off Zone” lot on the west side of Park Avenue. The traffic loop is for stop and go drop-off

K-8 Supply Lists

Kindergarten

These items will be shared by the entire class and do not need to be labeled with names (except backpack and P.E. shoes)

  • 2 Glue sticks
  • 1 Large box of Kleenex
  • 1 Bottle of liquid antibacterial hand gel
  • 1 Box #2 wood pencils
  • 1 Backpack
  • One pair of non-marking PE shoes to be left at school
  • 2 Boxes of 24 Crayola crayons
  • 1 Box of sandwich size baggies
  • 1 Box of quart size baggies
  • 1 Nut free snack for entire class (i.e. pretzels, goldfish…)
  • 1 $4 for a yoga mat

First Grade Supply List

  • 1 box of 24 crayons (standard colors)
  • 1 box of non-permanent markers for art
  • 1 box of colored pencils for art (12 or 24 pack)
  • 12-pencils sharpened
  • 2 large “pink pearl” rectangular type erasers
  • 1 medium sized bottle of Elmers Glue
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 plastic pencil box (for storing supplies in desk)
  • 1 family sized box of Kleenex
  • Non-marking tennis shoes for P.E.
  • A backpack

No binders, scissors, rulers, or writing paper

Second Grade Supply List

  • 2 Glue sticks
  • 24 Pencils (please check to see when your child needs new pencils)
  • 2 to 4 Large pink erasers
  • Small Box of Crayons (no more than 24)
  • School Box (do not send the big school box, as there is not room in their desks.)
  • 1 Box of Markers
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils
  • 2 Boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 Backpack
  • Non-marking tennis shoes for P.E.
  • 1 Small box of band aids

Third Grade Supply List

  • 2 Standard sized spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
  • 20 #2 pencils, throughout the year
  • 1 Sharp pointed scissors (Fiskars are best)
  • 1 White or pink eraser
  • 4 Fine tipped dry erase marker – Black only
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 1 4 oz. bottle of Elmers’s School Glue
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 1 box each markers/colored pencils/box of 12 ct. crayons
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 Backpack to get books and papers safely to and from school
  • Non-marking tennis shoes for P.E.
  • 1 Large family sized box of Kleenex

Please do not send Trapper Keepers or Pencil boxes due to our limited space in desks

Fourth Grade Supply List

  • Pencils (#2) ie. Ticonderoga, regular wood (not plastic or mechanical)
  • Large eraser
  • 2 plastic pocket folders (different colors if possible)
  • Ruler – (standard/metric combination) clear plastic preferred
  • Large box of colored pencils and zip lock bag in which to store them
  • 1 large box of Kleenex
  • Backpack to get books and papers safely to and from school
  • 2 one-subject spiral notebooks
  • Dry erase markers
  • 1 three ring binder–2” width
  • Earbuds or headphones for computers (not expensive)
  • Due to limited space in desks we ask that students do not bring ink pens, pencil boxes, or trapper keepers. No crayons needed. 

Fifth Grade Supply List

  • 6 – pocket folders with three holes punched
  • 2 – notebooks
  • 3 – packages loose leaf paper, 3 hole size, college rule
  • 2 – ink pens (blue or black, erasable)
  • 2 – correcting pen or pencil (red)
  • 1 – glue
  • 1 – ruler
  • 1 – scissor
  • 1 – sharpener (with lid to hold shavings)
  • 1 – package colored pencils and markers
  • 1 – family size box of Kleenex
  • 2 – black sharpie permanent felt-tip markers
  • 2 – packages of dry erase markers
  • 1 – pencil box
  • 1 – 2” three ring binder

Please do not bring “Trapper Keepers.” We don’t have room in our desks.

Sixth Grade Supply List

Homeroom

  • 2 containers of Clorox wipes
  • 1 box pencils
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • Headphones or earbuds

Math

  • 1 box pencils
  • College-ruled paper 150-200 sheets
  • Folder
  • 1 Red pencil/pen

ELA

  • 1 Composition book
  • 1 box pencils (extra lead if you have a mechanical pencil)
  • Paper (college ruled preferred)
  • 1 inch 3-ring binder with 5 dividers
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Pencil pouch (with 3 holes to put into binder)
  • Highlighter
  • Red Pen (for correcting papers)

SCIENCE

  • 1 Composition book
  • 1 box pencils

HEALTH/PE

  • Gym shoes (to be left at school)
  • 1 box pencils

Seventh Grade Supply List

HOMEROOM

  • 2 containers of disinfecting wipes
  • 1 box of pencils
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • College ruled paper
  • 1 bottle of antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Locker organizer shelf (optional)
  • Headphones or earbuds

MATH

  • 1 box of pencils
  • 1 large pink eraser or several smaller erasers
  • College-ruled paper 150-200 sheets
  • 1 3-hole punched folder to go in binder
  • 1 inch 3-ring binder

ELA

  • 1 binder
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Notebook/composition

SCIENCE

  • 1 box pencils

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 1 inch 3-ring binder with 5 dividers
  • Paper (college ruled preferred)
  • 1 box of pencils (extra lead if you have a mechanical pencil)
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Pencil pouch (with 3 holes to put into binder)
  • Calligraphy pen (optional for projects)

HEALTH/PE

  • Gym shoes (to be left at school)
  • Stick deodorant (to be left at school)
  • Notebook or binder for notes
  • 1 box pencils

Eighth Grade Supply List

HOMEROOM

  • 2 containers of disinfecting wipes
  • 1 box of pencils
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • Headphones or earbuds

MATH

  • 1 box of pencils
  • 1 inch 3-ring binder
  • 1 3-hole punched folder to go in binder
  • 150-200 sheets of college-ruled filler paper
  • 1 large pink eraser

ELA

  • 1 inch binder
  • 3 packs of index cards
  • Pens/pencils
  • Notebook/composition book

SCIENCE

  • 1 box pencils

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Pens/pencils
  • 1 inch 3-ring binder
  • 150-200 sheets of college-ruled filler paper
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Book covers 8.5 inch by 11 inch

HEALTH/PE

  • Gym shoes to be left at school
  • Stick deodorant (to be left at school)
  • Notebook or binder for notes
  • 1 box pencils
Stevensville Volleyball 2017
Date Opponent Location Times
8/25 Tip-off Tourney (Varsity) Frenchtown
8/26 Tip-off Tourney (Varsity) Frenchtown
8/31 Ronan Home 4:15 PM
9/7 Frenchtown Frenchtown 4:15 PM
9/9 C. Falls C. Falls 1:00 PM
9/14 Corvallis Home 4:15 PM
9/16 Dillon Home 1:00 PM
9/23 Butte Central Home 1:00 PM
9/26 Hamilton Home 4:15 PM
9/30 Ronan Ronan 1:00 PM
10/3 Frenchtown Home 4:15 PM
10/5 Whitefish Whitefish 4:15 PM
10/7 Dillon Dillon 1:00 PM
10/10 Hamilton Hamilton 4:15 PM
10/12 Polson Home 4:15 PM
10/14 Butte Tourney Butte Central
10/17 Corvallis Corvallis 4:15 PM
10/21 Butte Central Butte Central 1:00 PM
10/27-28 Conference Tournament Hamilton
11/2-4 Divisional Tournament Butte Central
11/9-11 State Tournament Bozeman (MSU)
Stevensville Cross Country  2017
Date Location Time
8/29/17 Fairmont 5:00 PM
9/8/17 Kalispell 2:00 PM
9/16/17 Pablo 12:00 PM
9/23/17 Hamilton 11:00 AM
9/30/17 Missoula 9:30 AM
10/7/17 Corvallis 9:00 AM
10/14/17 Frenchtown (Div.) 2:00 PM
10/21/17 Helena (State)
Stevensville Soccer 2017
Date Opponent Location Times
8/26/2017 Libby Home b-11, g-1
9/1/2017 Laurel Laurel g-3, b-5
9/2/2017 Billings Central Billings g-10, b- 12
9/5/2017 Frenchtown Frenchtown b-4, g-6
9/9/2017 Loyola Home b-1, g-3
9/14/2017 Corvallis Corvallis b-4, g-6
9/16/2017 Hamilton Hamilton g-11, b-1
9/19/2017 Columbia Falls Home b-3, g-5
9/21/2017 Frenchtown Home g-3, b-5
9/26/2017 Loyola Loyola g-3, b-5
9/30/2017 Corvallis Home g-11, b-1
10/7/2017 Hamilton Home b-11, g-1
Stevensville Football 2017
Varsity
Date Opponent Location Time
08/11/17 Practice
9/1/17 Browning Browning 7:00 PM
9/8/17 Ronan Home 7:00 PM
9/15/17 Columbia Falls C. Falls 7:00 PM
9/22/17 Hamilton Home 7:00 PM
9/28/17 Dillon Home 7:00 PM
10/6/17 Corvallis Corvallis 7:00 PM
10/13/17 Butte Central Home 7:00 PM
10/19/17 Frenchtown Frenchtown 7:00 PM
Sub-varsity
9/11/17 Ronan Ronan 4:30 PM
9/18/17 Frenchtown Home 4:30 PM
9/25/17 Hamilton Hamilton 4:30 PM
10/2/17 Dillon Dillon 4:30 PM
10/9/17 Corvallis Home 4:30 PM
10/16/17 Butte Central Butte 4:30 PM
 
Stevensville Girls Basketball 2017-18
Date Opponent Location Times
12/01/17 Sentinel Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
12/08/17 Tip Off Missoula TBD
12/09/17 Tip Off Missoula TBD
12/14/17 C. Falls C. Falls 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
12/16/17 Butte C. Home 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
12/19/17 Corvallis Away 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
01/05/18 Florence Florence 5:30, 7:00
01/06/18 Dillon Home 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
01/09/18 Hamilton Hamilton 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
01/12/18 Polson Polson 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
1/16/2018 Frenchtown Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
1/20/2018 Butte C. Butte 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
01/25/18 Whitefish Home 5:45, 7:30
01/27/18 Florence Home 2:30, 4:00
01/30/18 Corvallis Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
02/03/18 Dillon Dillon 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
02/08/18 Hamilton Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
02/10/18 Frenchtown Frenchtown 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
2/15-17/18 Conference Tourney Hamilton
2/22-24/18 Divisional Tourney Butte C.
3/8-10/18 State Tourney Great Falls
Stevensville Boys Basketball 2017-18
Date Opponent Location Times
12/1/17 Sentinel Missoula 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
12/02/17 Polson Home 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
12/08/17 Tip Off Missoula TBD
12/09/17 Tip Off Missoula TBD
12/14/17 C. Falls Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
12/16/17 Butte C. Butte 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
12/18/17 Corvallis Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
01/04/18 Florence Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
01/06/18 Dillon Dillon 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
01/11/18 Hamilton Home 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
1/16/2018 Frenchtown Frenchtown 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
1/20/2018 Butte C. Home 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
01/23/18 Florence Florence 4:00, 5:30, 7:00
01/25/18 Whitefish Whitefish 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
02/01/18 Corvallis Corvallis 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
02/03/18 Dillon Home 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
02/06/18 Hamilton Hamilton 4:15, 5:45, 7:30
02/10/18 Frenchtown Home 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
2/15-17/18 Conference Tourney Hamilton
2/22-24/18 Divisional Tourney Butte C.
3/1-3/18 State Tourney Bozeman (MSU)
Stevensville Wrestling 2017-18
Date Opponent/Tourney Location Times
12/1/17 Polson Tourney Polson 6:00 PM
12/2/17 Polson Tourney Polson 9:00 AM
12/7/17 Butte Central Mixer Butte 4:00 PM
12/9/17 Superior Tourney Superior 9:00 AM
12/12/17 Frenchtown Frenchtown 4:00 PM
12/16/17 Corvallis Tourney Corvallis 9:00 AM
1/2/18 Home Mixer Home 5:00 PM
1/5/187 Western MT Duals Ronan 9:00 AM
1/6/18 Western MT Duals Ronan 9:00 AM
1/12/18 Dillon Mixer Dillon 1:00 PM
1/19/18 Class A Duals Lewistown 9:00 AM
1/20/18 Class A Duals Lewistown 9:00 AM
1/23/18 Florence Home 6:00 PM
1/26/18 Frenchtown Away 6:00 PM
1/27/18 “The Root” Tourney Florence 9:00 AM
2/2-3/18 Divisional Tourney C. Falls
2/9-10/18 State Tourney Billings
Stevensville Softball 2018
Date Opponent Location Times
4/5/18 Frenchtown Frenchtown jv-5, v-7
4/10/18 Dillon Dillon v-3, jv-5
4/12/18 Ronan Home v-3, jv-5
4/14/18 Whitefish Home v-11, jv-1
4/14/18 C. Falls Home v-3, jv-5
4/17/18 Hamilton Hamilton v-3, jv-5
4/19/18 Corvallis Home v-3, jv-5
4/21/18 Butte Central Home v-4, jv-6
4/27/18 FT Tournament Frenchtown tbd
4/28/18 FT Tournament Frenchtown tbd
5/1/18 Ronan Ronan jv-3, v-5
5/4/18 Butte Central Butte v-4, jv-6
5/8/18 Corvallis Corvallis v-4, jv-6
5/11/18 BC Tournament Butte tbd
5/12/18 BC Tournament Butte tbd
5/17/18 Hamilton Home v-4, jv-6
5/19/18 Frenchtown Home v-11, jv-1
5/19/18 Dillon Home v-4, jv-6
Stevensville Tennis 2018
Date Opponent Location Time
03/24/18 Dillon Home 10:00 AM
04/06/18 Hamilton Hamilton 3:00 PM
04/07/18 Ronan Home 10:00 AM
04/10/18 Hamilton Home 3:00 PM
04/12/18 Corvallis Away 3:00 PM
04/14/18 C. Falls Missoula 1:00 PM
04/17/18 Dillon Away 9:00 AM
04/19/18 Polson Home 3:00 PM
04/28/18 Bitterroot Inv. Stevi/Ham/Corv 9:00 AM
05/03/18 Butte Central Butte 2:00 PM
05/05/18 Polson Polson 9:30 AM
05/10/18 Corvallis Home 3:00 PM
05/12/18 Libby/Ronan Libby 1:00 PM
5/17-19/18 Divisional Tourney Ham/Corv
5/24-26/18 State Tourney TBA
Stevensville Track 2018
Date Location Time
3/24/2018 Corvallis 10:00 AM
4/7/2018 Frenchtown 9:00 AM
4/10/2018 Corvallis 10:00 AM
4/14/2018 Missoula (Big Sky) 10:00 AM
4/21/2018 C. Falls 10:00 AM
4/24/2018 Top Ten (Big Sky) TBD
4/28/2018 Corvallis 10:00 AM
5/3/2018 JV @ Corvallis TBD
5/5/2018 Dillon 10:00 AM
5/12/2018 Polson 12:00 PM
5/18-19/2018 Divisional (Dillon) TBD
5/25-26/2018 State (Laurel) TBD
 

Stevensville Speech and Debate 17-18

Date Location
10/14/17 Corvallis
10/28/17 Home Meet
11/04/17 Kalispell
11/10/17 Bozeman
11/11/17 Bozeman
11/18/17 Loyola
12/02/18 Whitefish
12/08/17 Kalispell
12/09/17 Kalispell
12/15/17 Hamilton
12/16/17 Hamilton
01/05/18 C. Falls
01/06/18 C. Falls
01/12/18 Missoula
01/13/18 Missoula
01/20/18 Divisional (Ronan)
01/26/18 State (Corvallis)
01/27/18 State (Corvallis)
02/09/18 NDSA (Helena)
02/10/18 NDSA (Helena)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Stevensville Public School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast cost is $1.25 grades K-12; lunch cost is $2.25 grades K-6 and $2.50 grades 7-12. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

  1. WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
    1. All children in households receiving benefits from [State SNAP], [the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)] or [State TANF], are eligible for free meals.
    2. Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
    3. Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
    4. Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
    5. Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

 

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2017-18
Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $22311 $1860 $430
2 $30044

 

$2504 $578
3 $37777 $3149 $727
4 $45510 $3793 $876
5 $53243 $4437 $1024
6 $60976 $5082 $1173
7 $68709 $5726 $1322
8 $76442 $6371 $1471
Each additional person: $7733 $645 $149

 

  1. HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT, OR RUNAWAY? Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Jessica Shourd, homeless liaison at Stevensville Public Schools, 300 Park Ave. Stevensville, MT 59870, email [email protected], Phone (406) 777-5613.
  2. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD? Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Janet Schott, Stevensville Public Schools, 300 Park Ave. Stevensville, MT 59870, Phone – (406) 777-5613, email [email protected].
  3. SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE ALREADY APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS? No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact Janet Schott, Stevensville Public Schools, 300 Park Ave. Stevensville, MT 59870, Phone – (406) 777-5613, email [email protected]
  4. MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE?    Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year, through September 28, 2017.  You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year.  If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.
  5. I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.  Please send in an application.
  6. Will the information I give be checked? We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.
  7. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
  8. What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Robert Moore, Superintendent, Stevensville Public Schools 300 Park Ave. Stevensville, MT 59870, Phone – (406) 777-5481, email – [email protected].
  9. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals.
  10. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes.  If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
  11. WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT? Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.
  12. WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE REPORT OUR INCOME DIFFERENTLY? Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.
  13. WHAT IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SPACE ON THE APPLICATION FOR MY FAMILY? List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application. Contact Janet Schott, Stevensville Public Schools, 300 Park Ave. Stevensville, MT 59870, Phone – (406) 777-5613, email [email protected] to receive a second application.
  14. My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for? To find out how to apply for [State SNAP] or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 888-706-1535

If you have other questions or need help, call (406) 777-5613.

 

Sincerely,

Robert Moore Ed.D.

Superintendent