District News

Board to host Meet & Greet with Superintendent Finalists

The Post Falls School District Board of Trustees will host a “meet & greet” with the finalists selected for the next Superintendent position.  The event will take place next Tuesday, January 28, 6:00pm at River City Middle School.  Staff, parents and community are invited to visit with the candidates at that time.  All three finalists, Dena Naccarato, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Programs, Post Falls School District, Trina Caudle, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education & Curriculum, Coeur d’Alene School District, and Jeff Dillon, Superintendent, Wilder School District, will be present. 

Superintendent Search Timeline

Week of January 27 – Interviews + Finalist Site Tours + Meet & Greet

February – Selection of New Superintendent

March 2020 – Appointment of New Superintendent by Board of Trustees

July 1, 2020 – New Superintendent Start Date

This timeline is subject to change based on scheduling issues and other unforeseen circumstances.

ExxonMobil Grant

Picture of student.Post Falls Middle School was the recipient of a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program.  The grant will be used to buy supplies to further science education at PFMS. 

Winter Weather May Cause School Closures

On occasion it is necessary for school to be cancelled because of inclement weather. The district will provide up-to-date information regarding potential closures at this site. Other emergency information can be found on the district website under Parents & Students > Emergency / Closure Information.  In most cases, the decision to keep school open or to close school will be made by 5:30 a.m.
 

The district takes very seriously any safety-related issues for students, staff, parents and patrons caused by severe weather.  The district Transportation Supervisor assesses the current driving conditions prior to 5:30am and is in contact with the Idaho State Police and officials with the City of Post Falls and the Post Falls Highway District to gather information regarding road conditions. The Superintendent and the Transportation Supervisor will review the available road condition information and will drive various roads to see firsthand the current driving conditions.
 

If the decision is to close school, the local media will be contacted immediately. The district provides the information to KXLY, KVNI, KCDA, KISS, KDRK radio and KREM-2, KXLY-4 AND KHQ-6 television stations. 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 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.

Inclement Weather: 2-Hour Late Start

As you are aware, on occasion it is necessary for school to be cancelled because of inclement winter weather. Based on our recent survey results and neighboring districts also having this possibility, we are adding the option of a 2-hour late start.  

Full article and late start times for each school.

2020-2021 Kindergarten

For over 20 years, we have housed all kindergarten students at the Frederick Post Kindergarten site. However, it has long been a goal of the school district to return the kindergarten students to their “home” elementary schools where they can enjoy a K-5 experience.  Recent voter approval of the March 2019 bond for a new elementary school in the Foxtail subdivision means all kindergarten students will return to their home schools in the fall of 2020.  The staff, students and parents at our elementary schools are eager to welcome their kindergarten students. 

In the beginning of March, more information will be shared regarding a spring registration and a fall kindergarten open house at each elementary school.   

Free & Reduced Meals

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.

If you think you might qualify, please take a few minutes to complete a free and reduced lunch application - - forms are available at the school office or can be found on the District website under Departments, Nutritional Services, Forms (https://www.pfsd.com/17/home).  Just return the completed form to the District Office (206 W. Mullan Ave.), to your student’s teacher, or to your school office. All information is totally confidential. If you need assistance or have questions with the application please call 208-773-1625.

Even if you choose not to take advantage of the free and reduced lunch program, a qualifying application can increase the school district’s allocated dollars which go directly toward our Title One reading program which helps students improve in reading.

Title One is a reading intervention program offered at all of our elementary schools to help students gain the skills needed to meet the state and district reading benchmarks. Our program receives its funding from the federal government. All of our Title funding is based on the number of students in the district who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch.

If you have already completed an application for this school year, you don’t need to fill it out again. Applications must be completed annually.

 

READY! Kindergarten – United Way of North Idaho

READY! Kindergarten – United Way of North Idaho
Eligibility - Parents/grandparents/caregivers of children 2-5 (before kindergarten)
who will attend school in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, or Lakeland school district.
We encourage--but don't require--you to attend workshops at your local district. 

  • READY! builds strong parent engagement and teaches families new skills and helpful tips to nurture a child’s development  
  • READY! fosters essential early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills.
  • FREE Workshops, learning targets, and take-home activities and tools equip parents and caregivers to help
    toddlers and young children develop strong brain connections for success in school.

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