Grab N' Go Meals during school closure Breakfast & lunch "Grab and Go" meals served weekdays from 11AM-1PM picture student's playing games picture of students and staff MTE Makersfaire Superintendent Keane reading for Dr. Seuss week. Books given to kids sponsored by the Kiwanis club. Thank you! RCMS students and staff pictured with Make-A-Wish recipient and his family at Dinner & Dodgeball Fundraiser.  RCMS raised $5,184 to be donated to Make-A-Wish. elementary students at post office

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Welcome to Post Falls School District #273. 

The Board of Trustees from left to right - Michelle Lippert, Dave Paul, Bonnie Beaulieu, Carol Goodman, and Bridget Eismann.

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Essential Services

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may already be aware, on March 25 Governor Little issued a statewide stay home order effective this evening for Idaho’s non-essential workers over the next 21 days. Educational institutions are essential.

 xi.   including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities - for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible; 

This means Post Falls School District preparations for remote learning will continue, and more information will be shared with parents / guardians on April 6. Childcare for emergency personnel and grab and go breakfast and lunch sites will continue to operate as described in previous district email correspondence.

The district office will not be open for walk-in appointments. Please call 208-773-1658 and leave a message or email us at info@sd273.com. The district website will be updated regularly.

Thank you for your continued support.

School Meals During School Closure
Educational Opportunities during School Closure
Emergency Childcare for Healthcare & Emergency Personnel During School Closure
School Closure Update 3/24/2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Late yesterday afternoon, the Idaho State Board of Education directed all Idaho schools to remain closed until April 20.  While students will not be attending school in our buildings over the next four weeks, PFSD will continue to provide essential services, including grab and go breakfast and lunch for children at five locations (PFHS, RCMS, Ponderosa, West Ridge & Greensferry Elementary) and childcare for community members providing healthcare and critical services.

In an effort to minimize the burden on families who may depend on the nutritious meals their children receive during the school year, the PFSD will be adding West Ridge & Greensferry Elementary Schools as supplemental breakfast and lunch sites during this temporary school closure. Beginning Thursday, 3/26 from 11AM – 12PM, a bus will be stationed at West Ridge, and patrons can “grab and go” as they have been doing at our other three meal locations.  Beginning Monday, 3/30 from 11AM-12PM, a bus will be stationed at Greensferry for the grab and go meal service.  Please note the mobile food stations are open from 11AM-12PM.

Our teachers and administrators are working this week to provide more developed remote learning experiences.  Additional information will follow in the coming weeks. If you currently do not have internet access, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days.  Call Spectrum at: (844) 488-8395.   It is important to note Spectrum will start charging you for internet after 60 days unless you call to cancel your service before then.  Additionally, each of our building parking lots is a “hot spot”.  If your child does not have access to a device, he/she will have the ability to check out a chromebook for use during the closure.  Check-out information will accompany the details of our remote learning plan.

PFSD 2020-21 Kindergarten Registration April 28th

All kindergarten students will return to their home schools in the fall of 2020. 

Beginning April 28, 2020, parents will be able to register their incoming kindergarten student at their assigned school.  (Kindergarten students who will be attending the new Treaty Rock Elementary in Foxtail subdivision will register at Frederick Post Kindergarten.)

Please see the link below to view the April 28th kindergarten registration day flyer.  Access to your school’s registration forms. LInk to order birth certificate online.

 

 

 

PFSD Board of Trustees Selects Next Superintendent

Dena NaccaratoThe Post Falls School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Dena Naccarato as the next Superintendent starting July 1, 2020. The selection came at the end of a lengthy process that included multiple opportunities for staff, parents and community input as well as a thorough background check.  The board rated the candidates based on their application packet, interviews, references, and input from a candidates’ meet and greet.  Board Chairman Dave Paul expressed, “We had an outstanding group of finalists; however, Ms. Naccarato rose to the top in all areas of the process.  We are excited for her to put her own footprint on the future of Post Falls School District.” 

Dena Naccarato has been with Post Falls School District since 2004, first as an Assistant Principal and then Principal at Post Falls High School.  Ms. Naccarato moved to the district office six years ago where she served as the Director of Programs and Instruction and for the past three years as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Programs.  “I’m humbled and honored at the board’s decision and look forward to working with students, staff, parents and community of Post Falls,” stated Ms. Naccarato.  “I will schedule time formally and informally in each building to meet with staff and gather input on the future of the district.”

 

Remote Learning for K-5 PFSD Students

Post Falls School District elementary teachers have compiled materials to offer grade level remote learning experiences, and staff have been reaching out to students and families to ensure they have the necessary tools for success in this new remote learning environment. For a smoother transition back into a brick and mortar setting, it is very important students fully engage in remote learning activities. All lessons are tied to district curriculum and Idaho State Standards. During the closure, teachers will be providing students feedback as they progress through the curriculum.  

  • Access K-5 electronic / onlines learning materials here.

 

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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. To receive school notifications you must opt-in to school messenger. Please follow the steps below to opt in: **Send a text message to 67587 with the word “subscribe” in the body of the text. **You will receive a confirmation text reply that you are Registered with School Messenger.