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Free & Reduced Lunch

We need your help!  Post Falls School District “Free and Reduced lunch” numbers are historically low right now which may jeopardize student programs, such as Title One Reading. School lunches are a cost effective way to provide students with a nutritious meal during the school day. You may qualify to take advantage of this wonderful service allowing your child to eat for free or at a reduced cost.

You can support our program by filling out the free and reduced lunch application -  forms are available at the school office, are linked here or can be found on the District Food Service page at  www.pfsd.com/administration/2

PFHS FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to the February ASB Student of the Month -Senior Guilherme Roder Luciano. Gui works extremely hard in the classroom and is very friendly & polite to everyone around him.  He competes on a competitive volleyball team in Spokane and hopes to continue playing at the collegiate level.

Great job Guilherme!                         GRL

Mid-Year Residency Questionnaire 2019

Students in transition

Trustees Approve Levy Proposals for March 12

Trustees approve levy proposalsOn January 14, the district Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution for a $19 million bond to build a new elementary school and improve existing schools. They also unanimously approved a resolution for a two-year replacement supplemental levy worth $4.955 million per year, for a total of $9.91 million.

The bond requires a two-thirds majority to pass, while the levy requires a simple majority. The requests were the result of the Long Range Facility Plan Committee’s work. Per the plan, $12.5 million of the bond funds will pay for a new elementary school in the Foxtail subdivision east of Highway 41. Another $6.5 million will go to updating and enhancing numerous schools.  Bond funds would also be used to purchase land for future school sites. These proposals, if approved March 12, will not increase the district taxes of the average Post Falls taxpayer.

For more information please view our Community Newsletter and Bond Levy Q&A.

For information on registering to vote, here is a link to Kootenai County elections office.  

To look up your polling site, here is a link to Kootenai County Polling Place Look-up

State of Idaho in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016

pic of PFHS studentPost Falls High School student Cameron Sessions earned the second highest score for the State of Idaho in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016.  He received a Certificate and congratulatory letter from Certiport.

Congratulations Cameron!

JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

 

SGCongratulations to the January ASB Student of the Month – Sophomore Shayleigh Gallegos. She has a  very genuine person with a strong work ethic and is kind, caring, and respectful to others. She is an editor  on the yearbook staff. Photography is a hobby that she enjoys participating in during her free time.

Great job Shayleigh!

IDeal 529 College Savings Plan

Save Money for College with IDeal 529 Plan   college cap with money

IDeal is designed for parents who'd rather spend their college savings on tuition, instead of on taxes. It offers several significant advantages over taxable college saving vehicles: Idaho taxpayers qualify for a state tax deduction of up to $6,000 ($12,000 if married, filing jointly) for contributions to an IDeal account. Unlike most traditional investments, an IDeal account can grow tax-deferred. That means your earnings could continue to compound year after year, without suffering the bite of federal and state taxes. You pay no federal or state income taxes on withdrawals from your IDeal account when the money is used for a qualified education related expense, such as: tuition, books and supplies, and some room and board expense. To find out more about the IDeal program go to their web site by clicking here.

DECEMBER PFHS STUDENT OF THE MONTH


Brelane HuberCongratulations to the December ASB Student of the Month – Junior Brelane Huber.
Brelane is a wonderful student in the classroom and is involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities. She is a varsity wrestler and swimmer and is a vital part of the LINK program. She also is active in her church’s youth program. Brelane has a zest for life and makes everyone around her better at what they
do.                 Great job Brelane!

Serve Week December 10th thru 15th

Post Falls High School will be involved in providing service to the community during "SERVE WEEK".  The school will conduct various activities supporting local non-profit agencies such as the Post Falls Food Bank, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inland Northwest Blood Bank, Shriner’s Hospital and others. 

Staff and students will be collecting blankets, gloves, hats, and food.  Students have set a goal of collecting 5000 lbs. of food.  Staff and students will also have an opportunity to donate blood as the Spokane Blood Bus will be on site.

Winter Weather May cause School Closure

On occasion, it is necessary for school to be canceled because of inclement weather. The district will provide up-to-date information regarding potential closures at this site. Other emergency information can be found under Current Emergencies on the district website. In most cases, the decision to keep school open or to close school will be made by 5:30am.

November ASB Student of the Month

Congratulations to the November ASB Student of the Month – Senior Sarah Hauser. Sarah is a kind and caring person who is involved in numerous school clubs and is a wonderful mentor for her fellow classmates. She excels in the classroom and always has a warm smile. Sarah is a great person to be around! Great job Sarah!

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School Supply List 2018-2019

School supply list for 2018-2019 click here.

PFHS Students Earn Basic Technical Certificate from NIC

Please congratulate the following high school students for earning their Basic Technical Certificate from North Idaho College through our dual credit Microsoft program here at PFHS.

PFHS Selects Valedictorians and Salutatorian

Post Falls High School has recently selected the Class of 2018’s Co-Valedictorians and a Salutatorian. 

Brock ZellerCo-Valedictorian:  Brock is the senior class president and has been a member of International Club, Spirit Club, and DECA.  He has participated in both football and baseball the past four years.  Brock has a cumulative grade point average of 4.362.  He hasn’t decided what college he will attend, but plans to study Data Analysis and Quantitative Economics.  Brock is the son of Mick and Kerri Zeller.  Brock would like to thank all of his family and friends for their support over the last thirteen years. 

Kyle Sanchez – Co-Valedictorian:  Kyle has been a member of our International Club, Astronomy Club and DECA.  He is also a member of our soccer program.  Kyle has a cumulative grade point average of 4.346.  He plans on attending Oregon Tech in the fall to study Computer Engineering.  Kyle is the son of Mark and Susan Sanchez.  He credits his mom, dad, coaches Mitch Weller and Gabe Lawson, and all of his friends for his success.

Lydia Lutsenko – Salutatorian:  Outside the classroom Lydia is a very involved student.  Lydia is the captain of the PFHS Dance Team.  She is also a member and founder of the Astronomy Club.  Lydia has a cumulative grade point average of 4.306.  She has many options for college, but hasn’t made a decision yet.  Her academic interests are in Astrophysics and Politics.  Lydia is the daughter of Holly Lutsenko.  Lydia credits her success to her mother for encouraging her and always being supportive.

Mid-Year Residency Verification

In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Post Falls School District 273 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 5, 2017? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Post Falls School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, Dawn Mackesy at 208-773-3541 or dmackesy@sd273.com for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family. Click Read More to view statements.

Substitute Teaching Opportunity

Parents and guardians,

We have an opportunity that we would like to offer you.  Along with school districts across the nation, we continue to experience a substitute teacher shortage.  We are reaching out to our parents and community to hopefully increase the substitute teacher pool for the foreseeable future.

The qualifications for substitute teaching are for the person to have a high school diploma and enjoy working with students.  The substitute is supplied with lesson plans for the day by the classroom teacher.  The daily rate of pay for the substitute teacher is $80.  Substitute teachers can indicate what school(s) they prefer, and the day(s) of the week they are available.

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher please apply online at http://www.pfsd.com/Content/186 or call Roberta Becker or Dawna Shepard at 208-773-1658

Student Lunch Account Access

Post Falls School District is now taking payments online for food! 

If you have already established a Skyward Family Access password,
making payments to your student’s account is fast, easy, and convenient.

Pay when it’s most convenient for you via computer, or mobile device at https://pfsd.revtrak.net

This real time payment option makes paying for your student’s food service needs worry free, and the auto replenish option allows for recurring payments that save you time.  

Please access the parent flyer by clicking on the link below for more information regarding this exceptional service.   Parent flyer click here.

If you have any problems with your password or further questions, please contact your student’s school directly.

Wegner Attends National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists

This summer David Wegner, a junior at Post Falls High School, attended the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists held in Boston, Massachusetts. David had the opportunity to spend three days attending presentations made by some of the nation’s top scientists. David was personally taught by some of the greatest living minds in science and technology – winners of the world’s most prestigious international prizes.  David is pictured above with his former Biology teacher Mr. Corey Neal receiving his Award of Excellence from the National Academy.

2018-2019 BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
School Messenger

The Post Falls School District has joined the School Messenger emergency notification system.The system allows the district to communicate via SMS text messages to parents regarding important matters such as a school lockdown, school closure (weather or otherwise) or other issues that affect their students.

Charmaine Connery STCU’s STCU back to school supply recipient.

We would like to congratulate Charmaine Connery on being selected as one of STCU’s Back to School Classroom Supply Grant recipients.