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Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

District News

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 1-6 and 9 FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR IS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2018

Grades 1-6 and 9 will start school on Wednesday August 29th.  7-8 and 10-12 Graders will start on Thursday August 30th.  Kindergarteners begin after Labor Day and your school will be sending notification to you.

Russell Elementary MBI Platinum Award 2018

russell mbi awardThe Montana Behavioral Initiative recognized Russell Elementary for the effort taken to successfully implement and maintain MBI. The Platinum award reflects the highest level of MBI pracitices as Russell continues to build the capacity to consistently and effectively offer positive behavior and academic interventions and supports at each of the tiers.

2018-19 Kindergarten Start & Schedule

Kindergarten Students Start of School Information  (Click on View More for Details)

Seeking Trustee to Fill Open High School Trustee Position

Due to a recent vacancy on the District 5 Board of Trustees, the school district is taking applications to fill this high school trustee position. 

Student Built Home Open House

The students of Kalispell Student Built Homes would like to invite you to our open house.

  • Open House - Monday May 14th at 115 Corporate Court.  8am-7pm

The students have put a ton of hard work into this home and would like to give you a tour.

 

Notice of Election May 8, 2018 Elementary General Fund Levy Election
Board votes down proposal of Verizon Cell Tower

Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to not move forward with the proposed Verizon Cell Tower at FHS.  THEREFOR THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED. 

 

 

Elementary School Levy Request Information
Kalispell listed as #5 city in Montana best schools and top AA district on Niche 2018 Best Schools listing

2018 Best School Districts in Montana

The 2018 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.

LINK to Article - LINK to Niche Site

New elementary school rezoning option F

Kalispell School District would like to have your input on a proposed new elementary school rezoning option.

CLICK on this link Option F Suvey to go to a survey with the new Option F rezoning information and a request for any comments you have.

SCHOOL MAKE UP DAYS

School Make Up Days will be as Follows:

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 will be a FULL DAY of school, instead of a half day as previously planned.

Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 will be the first day back from Winter Break, instead of January 3rd as previously planned.

UPDATE FROM SHERIFF CHUCK CURRY
Flathead High School Hero Walk 2017

Support Montana Special Olympics!  Join the Flathead High School Hero Walk! Click HERE for event information. Click HERE for online registration.

Way to go Braves Football!
FHS CLOSED Thursday, August 24, 2017

Due to HVAC system maintenance, power to the majority of FHS will be cut on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  As such, the majority of the building will be CLOSED for the entire day.  Staff will be available in the Performing Arts wing for students needing to register ONLY.

Season ticket holders, current partner school staff, and reserved ticket holders wanting to attend Thursday's football game who have not picked up their tickets must do so at the FHS Main Office by 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 23.    

Flathead Braves vs. Butte Bulldogs Football Game

Flathead High School will host the Butte Bulldogs on August 24th at 7pm at Bigfork High School football stadium.

New Website Search Option

You can now search for information - content on our website with the new Search option at the top right by KPS Login.

School Board Meeting - Curriculum & Instruction

The School Board Curriculum and Instruction Committe will meet on Aril 4th - 3:30 at the Asst. supperintendents district admin office. 

Click on this LINK for a PDF of the meeting agenda

New Elementary School Rezoning Survey

Kalispell School District would like to have your input on your preference on the proposed new elementary school rezoning options.  LINK to Survey

Free Preschool Program for the 2018-19 school year.

Kalispell Public Schools will offer a limited Free Preschool Program for the 2018-19 school year. To be hosted at Russell and Peterson Elementary Schools.

CLICK HERE for application information and forms.

Community Forum Regarding Elementary Re-Zoning

The administration and school board has begun the preliminary process of expanding from our current five elementary enrollment zones to six due to our new school being built off of Airport Road south of town. 

For information and Forum meeting times and location Click on View More below 

Notice of Intent to Decrease Nonvoted Levies

As an essential part of its budgeting process, the Kalispell School Board of Trustees is authorized by law to impose levies to support its budget.  Recent passage of Senate Bill 307 (SB 307) requires the District to provide notice of its intent to decrease non-voted levies for the next school fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, using certified taxable valuations from the current school year.

Click on LINK to see PDF document details

New Elementary Boundaries beginning in 2018-19 School Year

The KPS School Board has approved the new Elementary Boundaries below, beginning with the 2018-19 school year. 

In the coming months the Board will be reviewing and taking action on the process for students to be grandfathered in to their current school and the possibility of accepting Out of District students at the elementary level.  Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

For Questions please contact Beth Kornick at the Superinendent's Office at 406-751-3434

Consideration for Being Grandfathered into Current Elementary School

If your child's Elementary School Boundaries are changing in the 2018-19 school year you have the option to request to be Grandfathered into your current school. 

Please fill out this form and submit to Beth Kornick at the Superintendent's Office by fax 406-751-3416, email kornickb@sd5.k12.mt.us, or by mail to 233 1st E. Kalispell, MT  59901. Please submit by February 23, 2018.

Decisions regarding these requests will be made sometime in the Spring of 2018 and you will be notified as to the status of your request at that time.  If you have any questions you may contact Beth Kornick at 406-751-3430.