Let me start off by saying that I hope you and your families are staying safe during this difficult and trying time. The health and safety of students, educators, and staff is Colstrip Public School’s top priority. On April 7, 2020 the Governor Bullock directed that all schools will continue emergency closure through April 24, 2020. If there is not an extended closure beyond this time, students and staff will return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. A plan has been developed by Colstrip Public Schools to ensure students will receive educational services, food services and special services outlined by the IDEA.
Please note that we are in an emergency situation and that we will not be able to provide all the services that we were providing before school closure. We will not be providing services to students in-person. The Governor has required the following: Districts are expected to use this two-week period March 16 through March 27 to plan and implement ways to provide students with (1) quality public education through remote learning, (2) school meals, (3) services to students with disabilities, (4) other services customarily provided to students in school in the extended closure starting March 30, 2020.
GRAB N GO MEALS: Starting Monday, March 30, 2020 Colstrip Public Schools will provide both breakfast and school lunch through the Summer Food Service Program. This program will serve all children ages 18 and younger. You may pick up the meals at Ponderosa Butte Golf Course lower parking lot from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Both meals will be provided at the same time. Out-of-town route-bus students may pick their meals up at their regular morning bus stop. The buses will run 4 hours later than the regular schedule to accommodate a later delivery. Please be patient as bus meal delivery may delay the scheduled bus stop. This is a grab ‘n’ go program. Bus routes will run as needed to deliver meals to out-of-district students. Participants are asked to notify the District Office if there are questions or to schedule meal pick-up at 748-4699 extension 3400.
BOARD COVID-19 ACTION PLAN: On March 27, 2020 the Colstrip School Board of Trustees unanimously approved the COVID-19 Action Plan. The Plan was sent to the Governor’s Office and has received approval to begin the Plan March 30, 2020. The District is in an excellent position to provide remote learning to our students. With Chromebook One-to-one services as well as a host of programs utilized during regular instruction, off-site remote learning should go well. If you do not have internet access, please contact the school, see the number below.
If your child has picked up their Chromebook, you should start seeing information pushed out by your classroom teachers and administration starting on Monday, March 30, 2020 if you haven’t received it already.
The COVID-19 Action Plan outlines the expectations set forth for delivering off-site learning, school meals, services for students with disabilities as well other services customarily provided.
If you have any questions please call at 406-748-4699 extension 3400.
Information has been and will be shared through the following venues, if you are not receiving correspondence through these venues, please call the number above.