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/20
Post 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.
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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.
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
On 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.
Kindergarten Registration - May 1, 2019
Frederick Post Kindergarten will begin registering kindergarten children for the 2019-2020 school year on May 1, 2019.
Please click read more to get details.
School supply list for 2018-2019 click here.
The Post Falls High School graduating class of 2018 has recently been offered $6,169,455 in college scholarship money. The following is a sampling of the student scholarship offers:
NEW: GAP is now taking online payments!
If you have already established a Skyward Family Access password, making payments to your GAP student’s account is fast, easy, and convenient.
Payments are still due by the 20th of each month. You can access the online payment system conveniently via computer, or mobile device at https://pfsd.revtrak.net
This real time payment option makes paying for your student’s GAP account worry free, and the auto replenish option allows for recurring payments that save you time.
If you have any problems with your password or further questions, please contact your student’s school secretarys.
Post Falls High School has recently selected the Class of 2018’s Co-Valedictorians and a Salutatorian.
Brock Zeller – Co-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.
CLICK HERE FOR 2018-2019 BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
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.
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.
Post Falls School District has once again experienced student enrollment growth. The district has approximately 150 more students this fall than the same time last year. Post Falls High School, River City Middle School, Greensferry Elementary School, Ponderosa Elementary School, and Mullan Trail Elementary School all had significant increases. It was necessary for the district to hire additional staff to handle the increased enrollment.
To view the Enrollment History Chart click Read More.
The State of Idaho requires that school districts receive record of completed immunizations prior to enrollment. The required immunizations are as follows:
First Grade - 5 DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), 4 IPV (polio), 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), 3 Hepatitis-B, 2 Hepatitis-A, 2 Varicella (chickenpox).
7th Grade - 1 dose of Meningococcal and 1 additional dose of TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
Please bring a copy of the updated immunization records to the school. If you intend to exempt your child from these immunizations, the form may be obtained online from Idaho Health & Welfare or from the school.
Ready! for Kindergarten
Ready! for Kindergarten is a nationally-recognized, quality informational training program FREE for North Idaho residents. The program informs parents and caregivers to prepare children for a happy and successful school experience by focusing on language and literacy. Click here to register.