Back To School Newsletter
2017-2018 BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
First Day of School September 5, 2017
All new students should bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.) when they register.
Kindergarten and elementary students may register at the appropriate school office beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 and need to accompany their parents to registration.
Elementary Student Supplies: Complete school supply lists are included in each school’s link at www.pfsd.com. School supply lists are also available at the District Administrative Office, 206 W. Mullan Avenue, and at each school beginning August 16, 2017.
RIVER CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
New students may register beginning Monday, August 21, 2017, from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the school office.
Returning students and 6th grade students coming from within the district: Schedules will be mailed with a back to school letter. Locker assignments will be located on the schedule.
Please be sure to bring your schedule with you to Open House to avoid waiting in line.
Open House / Sixth Grade Orientation – Wednesday, August 30th:
*Please feel free to use this time to help your child find his or her locker and have them practice the combination, which is located at the top right hand corner of their schedule.
Please note: The counselors will not be available for schedule changes during Open House.
Fees for project materials Shop: 7th & 8th Grade $15.00
Art: 6th Grade $2.00; 7th & 8th Grade $5.00
3D design/Coding: $5.00
Student Activity Stickers (ASB Stickers): Stickers may be purchased for $10.00. The sticker allows students to attend interscholastic home events for free during the year. All students in extra-curricular activities will be required to purchase a sticker.
Sports Physicals: In order to participate in sports you must have proof of a physical during middle school years.
Sports Fees: There is a $15.00 fee for each extra-curricular activity. Please wait to make sure that you have made the team before paying this fee.
Yearbooks: Students may order the 2017-2018 Yearbook for $30.00. You will be guaranteed a yearbook if paid for by December 1st.
POST FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Office will be open on August 15, 7:00-2:00
Registration for New students only begins August 21.
7th & 8th Grade schedules will be mailed home August 21.
Counselors will be available August 24 – September 1 from 12:00-2:00 for scheduling questions.
6th Grade Orientation will be August 30, 5:30-6:30
Picture Day – September 14.
7th & 8th Grade Back-To-School Night September 13, 6:00-7:00.
Online purchase opportunities are available:
Fees for project based classes:
Sports Physicals: In order to participate in sports you must have proof of a physical.
Immunizations: Please update prior to the start of school.
2017 first day of school, September 5 @ 7.50am.
POST FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
Beginning Wednesday, August 16, please call the counseling office at 773-5411 to set up an appointment to register your new student. Appointments will be scheduled for the weeks of August 21st thru September 1st. The following information is required to register:
Student registration will be held on August 22nd and 23rd. Parents will be updating contact information and paying fees. Students will have their school picture taken by Dorian and will receive their ID card and schedule. There will be no schedule changes before school starts.
New upper-class students (grades 10-12) are invited to a New Student Orientation Wednesday, August 30th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to be held in the PFHS Commons.
Freshman Link (orientation): Thursday, August 31st, 7:55 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch can be purchased for $3.75. Contact PFHS for more information. (Free and Reduced Lunch not honored that day.)
Fall Athletic registration is to be completed on-line at www.registermyathlete.com. Fall sport participants must have a completed registration for their fall sport by August 7, 2017. Current physicals must be on file with the activities office. Physicals must be signed and dated by the physician. Freshman and juniors cannot have a physical dated before May 1, 2017.
The surcharge fee $75.00 and ASB $40.00 may be paid during the online registration process or at school.
Tuesday, August 1st through Friday, August 4th, 2017 the activities office will be open to receive physicals and assist with the on-line registration. Hours: 8:00am to 2:00pm each day at PFHS Main Office.
Athletes must have a completed registration prior to 1st practice.
All high school sports and activities are listed at www.highschoolsports.net.
2017-2018 PFHS FEES
CLASS LAB FEES: Art Class: $20.00 per semester
Building Construction: $15.00 per semester
Life Time Sports: $60.00 per semester
If you need financial assistance with any of the above class fees, please contact Mrs. Hodl in the Business Office.
ACTIVITY FEE-ASB: Student activity stickers are $40.00. This is a great savings to students as the sticker will allow a student to attend about 50 home events during the year. ALL STUDENTS IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A STICKER.
ACTIVITY SURCHARGE: Is a one-time fee per school year of $75.00. This fee will be assessed to each student participating in a sport or activity. This allows students to participate in any activity during the school year. Activity surcharge helps offset the cost of travel, equipment and officiating. Activities included in this fee are all Sport Teams, Quiz Bowl, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Competition Drama, Choir, and Band.
Yearbooks may be purchased for $55.00, including the student’s name on cover, until January 12th. NO YEARBOOKS WILL BE SOLD AT SCHOOL AFTER January 12th. Senior photos for the yearbook are due by September 29th. Senior ad purchase deadline is November 17th. Yearbooks may be purchased at school or online at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com. School Code: 12572
PRACTICE SAT TEST (PSAT): $20.00 for Juniors
VERY IMPORTANT! You may still write only one check. You may combine fees at any time. If you have questions call PFHS at 773-0581.
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
LATE START MONDAYS: Post Falls School District has a late start schedule on Mondays only for the 2017-2018 school year.
SCHOOL HOURS MONDAYS TUESDAY-FRIDAY
Greensferry Elementary 9:10am-3:10pm 8:45am-3:10pm
Mullan Trail Elementary 9:20am-3:15pm 8:55am-3:15pm
Ponderosa Elementary 9:10am-3:10pm 8:45am-3:10pm
Prairie View Elementary 9:15am-3:10pm 8:50am-3:10pm
Seltice Elementary 9:25am-3:20pm 9:00am-3:20pm
West Ridge Elementary 9:25am-3:20pm 9:00am-3:20pm
Post Falls High School 8:10am-2:25pm 7:45am-2:25pm
Post Falls Middle School 8:15am-2:25pm 7:50am-2:25pm
River City Middle School 8:25am-2:35pm 8:00am-2:35pm
New Vision High School 8:15am-2:15pm 7:50am-2:15pm
Kindergarten AM 9:20am-11:45pm 8:55am-11:45pm
Kindergarten PM Monday - Friday 12:20pm-3:05pm
Kindergarten M-W-Th Session
Kindergarten T-W-F Session
For families who find the late start Monday schedule to be a hardship, the Post Falls School District will offer free child care for those 25 minutes.
Parents: Please be aware that Post Falls School District DOES NOT provide insurance to pay for medical or dental expenses when students are injured at school. Our goal is to provide a safe and caring environment for students. Even with the greatest precautions and the closest supervision, accidents can and do occur. Parents need to be prepared for possible medical expenses should their child be injured at school.
Student insurance with multiple options is available with a one-time payment for the entire school year. Secretaries at each school have student insurance enrollment forms. The State of Idaho medical insurance program, Idaho Care Line, may provide free medical coverage if you meet the eligibility requirements. Call 211 or get more information at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.
Idaho State Law requires that all students K-12 be fully immunized prior to enrollment in school. If your child is not fully immunized, immunization can be received through the Panhandle Health District, Heritage Health, or your child’s physician.
If your child has a potentially life-threatening or chronic health condition, please contact School Nursing Services at 773-6976. The school nursing staff will work with you to develop a safe plan of care for your child while at school.
In accordance with State Department of Education regulations, Post Falls School District provides busing for eligible public school students living within the District.
For more information regarding student transportation, routes and bus numbers, contact the Transportation Department at 773-4217. The transportation office is open from 7:00am to 3:00pm during the summer months to address questions prior to the start of school. Bus information will not be available at the school offices.
LATE START MONDAY BUSSING INFORMATION
School buses will pick students up from their designated bus stops 25 minutes later on Monday mornings to accommodate the late start schedule. The buses will pick students up at their regular bus times on Tuesday through Friday. Questions? Please call the Transportation Department at 773-4217.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
A variety of breakfast and lunch items are available through the Child Nutrition Program. Students may take all menu items or may refuse one or two items offered each day, with the price remaining the same. Those students with allergies to milk, milk products or other foods should have a signed statement from a physician on file in the building kitchen. A monthly calendar of menus will be sent home with each elementary student.
Free and reduced meal applications are available through the Child Nutrition Office or on-line at www.pfsd.com. Please contact Debi Willy, Child Nutrition Supervisor, at 773-1625 if you have any questions regarding the school lunch or breakfast program.
Grades K - 5 $1.60
Grades 6 - 12 $1.85
Adult (includes tax) $2.25
Reduced price breakfasts for students remain at 30¢. School breakfast is offered in all buildings.
Grades K - 5 $2.65
Grades 6 - 8 $2.85
Grades 9 - 12 $3.00
Adult (includes tax) $3.65
Reduced price lunches for students remain at 40¢. See monthly lunch menus for each school on this website.
MealTime Online is the gateway to your student's "MealTime" school lunch account. You can make deposits into a MealTime point of sale account or simply view the account activity.
Access is available at www.mymealtime.com.
It is important to note that payments may still be made by cash or check at the school kitchens or by mail for no additional fee.
GAP CHILD CARE PROGRAM
The district’s GAP program provides public school families of the Post Falls School District with a well-rounded and safe environment in which children can engage in a wide-range of educational, fun activities. The GAP program complements the school academic program by helping students complete their regular day’s schoolwork as well as providing healthy snacks in the afternoon. Parents interested in enrolling their children in the GAP Program can call Patty Martin at 777-8251 for additional information. GAP applications are on-line at www.pfsd.com.
The winter months encompass a variety of conditions. Please be aware of cold, wind and ice, and dress your child accordingly. School may close for the day when weather creates hazardous road conditions. School closures are announced between 5:45am and 8:00am on the following radio stations: KVNI, KCDA, KISS, KXLY, KDRK and on television stations KREM-2, KXLY-4 and KHQ-6. School closures will be posted on the district website www.pfsd.com under the Emergencies link. The district will also utilize the SchoolMessenger notification system for parents with texting capabilities on their cell phones who have opted in to the SchoolMessenger system.
SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS AND GUESTS
The Post Falls School District values its volunteers and welcomes guests. For the safety and well-being of students, all volunteers and guests must check into the main office of each school to sign in and be issued a guest I.D.
POST FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
2017-18 DISTRICT CALENDAR
Administrators/Secretaries Return August 15
New Teachers Return August 25
All Teachers Return August 28
Labor Day (No School) September 4
First Day with Students September 5
State-Wide In-Service Day (No School K-12) October 6
End of First Quarter (No School K-12) November 3
Conferences (No School for Kindergarten) November 17
Conferences (No School K-12) November 20
Thanksgiving Break (No School K-12) November 21-26
Christmas Break (No School K-12) Dec 18 – Jan 1
MLK Day (No School K-12) January 15
End of Second Quarter (No School K-12) January 26
President’s Day (No School K-12) February 19
End of Third Quarter (No School K-8) March 21
Conferences (No School K-8) March 22
End of Third Quarter (For 9-12) (No School K-12) March 23
Spring Break (No School K-12) Mar 26 – Mar 30
Memorial Day (No School K-12) May 28
End of Fourth Quarter/Last Day with Students June 8
Last Day For Teachers June 11
Last Day for Administrators/Secretaries June 25