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The U.S. Customs will perform fingerprinting in the Middle School Library on August 29 and 30 from 8:00-10:00 AM. No charge!!! Make sure to thank them!


          


IDAHO FOREST GROUP

DONATION OF CHIPS FOR PLAYGROUNDS


BONNERS FERRY BUILDERS, INC.

DONATION OF LIFT TRAILER


BOUNDARY TRACTOR AND YAMAHA

DONATION OF USE OF EQUIPMENT



Boundary County School District 101

Thanks You!

NEWS RELEASE - August 10, 2017

NEWS RELEASE   August 10, 2017

BOUNDARY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 101


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-  District In-service Day will be held on Monday, August 28 & Thursday, August 31

-  Professional Development/Building Days are Tuesday & Wednesday, August 29-30.

-  The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

-  BCSD#101 has a 4 day school week. Mon.-Thurs. There will be no school on Fridays.

-  Secretaries and principals are in their buildings full time as of Monday, August 21st.

-  Students may register at any time during regular school office hours

 


Bonners Ferry High School Principal

Kevin Dinning - 208-267-3149

Bonners Ferry High School AD/Dean of Students

Conrad Garner - 208-267-3149

Boundary County Middle School Principal

David Miles II - 208-267-5852

Valley View Elementary Principal

Nathan Williams - 208-267-5519

Mt. Hall Elementary Principal/Title I/Migrant Coord.

Lisa Iverson - 208-267-5276

Naples Elementary Principal/Title II Director

Robin Merrifield - 208-267-2956

Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment Director

Robin Merrifield - 208-267-2956

Special Education Director

Sara Yoder - 267-5519


Busing Information regarding bus routes and pick-up/drop-off points can be obtained from Transportation Supervisor Bill Irwin at 208-267-2425.  Buses will be in full operation and on their regular schedules on Tuesday, September 5th.   Those families who qualify for in- lieu of transportation reimbursement can pick up an application at the district office or contact Bill Irwin.

Handbooks and free/reduced meal forms will be sent home with students during the first week of school. School calendars are online and are also included as part of the student handbooks for year round referral.  Extra copies of the handbooks are kept at each school office.  Information concerning food service can be obtained from Food Service Director, Tammy Schneider at 208-267-5519. The first day of meals for students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Student insurance forms are available at each of the school offices.  It is imperative that a child participating in sports have insurance coverage.

School entry age is explicit in Idaho Code.  For entry into Kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st of the school year in which the child is to enroll.  For a child enrolling in first grade, the age of six (6) years must be reached on or before the first day of September of the year in which the child is to enroll.  If a child has completed a kindergarten program but is not six on or before September 1st of the year of enrollment, that child shall be able to enter first grade.  The Idaho Legislature has not allowed for any flexibility in the law.

Pre-registration is NOT required for any student who is currently enrolled in Boundary County School District No. 101 schools.  A copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization is required for incoming students of all ages.

Emergency school closure information is accessible via telephone line: 208-267-8934. This number is a recording and provides information for emergency school closure and an update of selective district activity.  You may also access the district’s website at www.bcsd101.com.  The district also utilizes an auto-call information software when there is an emergency school closure. Please check with your school office to be certain your emergency contact phone number is correct. If you wish to contact the superintendent, Gary Pflueger, he can be reached at the district office, 208-267-3146.

Please Note The Following Dates For The 2017-2018 School Year:
Labor Day, No School September 4
First Day of School September 5
District In-Service, No School October 5-6
Thanksgiving Vacation, Not School November 20-23
Christmas Vacation, No School December 26- January 4
Return to School January 8
Human Rights Day, School is in Session January 15
President's Day, School is in Session February 19
Spring Break, No School April 2-5
Memorial Day, No School May 28
Last Day for Seniors May 31
Last Day of School K-11 June 7

SUPT. SCOOP


June 27, 2017

Being in the proud profession of teaching and learning for 40 years now, I will start with a multiple choice question, “What did I learn this year?” Select one: A) Learning never stops, B) Communication is key, C) Mistakes are educational, D) Respect and trust are earned, or E) All of the above. Easy enough question even though the answers are sometimes hard to come by! Overall, we had a wonderful school year and thanks to all the answers listed above, this will continue into 2017-2018 and beyond. As I will always do, let’s base our progress on safe, civil and productive actions.

We have been productive! Let’s look at the academic data: All students, K-12, are given a writing task in the fall, winter and spring. These are scored on a rubric created by our staff. All grades levels showed progress! The written word is king! Districtwide, the ISAT proficiency rates have increased, though not as much as I would like to see. We had many teachers pilot the ISAT/SBAC Interim Assessments before the “one that counts”. The students who participated showed superior progress. The interim assessments will be utilized to a greater extent next year. On the CTE Idaho Work Place Readiness Exam, 90% of our students earned a certificate of proficiency. Can we do better on the Idaho State measures? Yes, of course we can! It is time to raise the behavioral and academic expectations once again! 

Together with student progress comes professional development for our staff. At the end of this school year, our science teachers attended a workshop focusing on core academic standards with hands-on practical experience. During the month of August, 50 of our K-12 teachers will attend PEAK Training in Kellogg for a three-day workshop. The focus is on teacher-student relations, best practices and classroom management strategies. This week will hit all three of our goals: safe, civil & productive. 

We have also shown productivity in the extra and co-curricular programs. Robotics continues to be competitive at an international level. Our band, choir, drama and visual arts programs are doing just that…making works of ART!  Athletically, we were competitive in every area. This year proudly finishing with both softball and baseball in the state championship contest. In all areas, we have improved our competitive skills and have been acknowledged as positive sportsmen, both on and off the athletic field. This year civility has been displayed by our students and spectators alike. Respect leads the way in true competition; this is Badger Pride!

To help improve communication and fiscal responsibility, I formed a Financial Understanding Committee. This first year was primarily learning the complicated system which oversees public education. Next year we will get into it deeper. For me, the biggest challenge is what to do about our aging elementary schools. The cost of upkeep for Valley View will require much study. I assure you this will come with openness and community involvement. It is the community who must approve any decision. Last year, through the sale of Evergreen Elementary School, we were able to make major and much needed improvements throughout the district. Mr. Cal Bateman, our Business Manager, has worked long hours on the budget process. The aim is to provide a clear understanding of our financial status to the Board of Trustees, the BCEA and the community. I would be remiss at this point, if I did not offer my sincere gratitude for supporting the supplemental levy in March of this past school year. It is only through your support, we can further our school program. 

Our challenges will always be great! Next year, we will continue to communicate the strength of the “8 in 6 Program”, an advanced opportunities program which begins in the middle school. At BFHS we will clearly define the track of study best suited for each individual student: college bound, vocational, military or alternative. I will again encourage students to enter teaching as a profession through partnership with the College of Education. Every student has options! 

Enrollment predictions are always a guessing game. At this point, we have tentative numbers which show an increase in enrollment. I think word is getting out about the special opportunities available in the Boundary County School District. If you know of folks with children moving to town, have them contact us at the District Office so we can better prepare.

I thank you for allowing me at least one more year serving the children in Boundary County School District #101. To close, I would like to thank the best administrative team I have ever had the opportunity and honor to serve with: Kevin Dinning-BFHS, David Miles-BCMS, Nathan Williams-VVES, Robin Merrifield-Naples and Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment Coordinator, Lisa Iverson-Mount Hall and Title One/Migrant Director and, introducing Sara Yoder, as our new Special Education Director.

Expect the best from all of us. Your kids deserve it!  

Respectfully, Gary Pflueger Supt.  

BCSD #101 FREE SUMMER MEAL

program is available to ALL children between the ages of 1-18

NO MEALS SERVED AT ANY SITES JULY 3rd-7th 2017

Sites: Dates: Times:

Food that’s in when Schools Out

The summer meal programs are funded by the USDA No applications necessary.

The program rules are:

>Meals can’t be served 1 minute before /1 minute after serving times.

>All meals must be eaten on site.

>Adults may not eat any part of the child’s meal.

>Adults may purchase a meal for $3.60.

If you are bringing a large group (more than 10) please call 946-9844 to leave a message with head count.                               

This institute is an equal opportunity provider.

Boundary County

Jr. High

June 19th through August 18th

No Meals July 3rd-7th 

12:00pm

1:00pm

Valley View

Elementary School 

Reading Program

June 29th through July 27th 

Thursdays ONLY 

Snack

11:30pm

12:00pm

1:00 pm

1:30pm

Bonners Ferry

Municipal Pool

June 19th through August 18th  

Mon-Fri Snack 

9:45am

10:15am

Trinity

Lutheran Church

July 31st through August 4th  

1 Week ONLY 

12:15pm

1:45pm

Bonners Ferry

High School

June 19th through August 18th

No Meals July3rd-7th    

8:00am

8:30am

 

Emergency School Closures

With the winter months at hand, Boundary County School District No. 101 wants to inform patrons that school closures due to weather/road conditions will be announced on the following:

RADIO STATIONS TV STATIONS
KBFI 1450 AM KREM TV CHANNEL 2
KPBX 92.1 FM KXLY TV CHANNEL 4
KDRK 94 FM KHQ TV CHANNEL 6
KPND 95.3 FM    
K102 & AM      

Emergency school closure information will be on our emergency telephone line 267-8934.  The District will also be using the power announcement system to notify parents, guardians and staff of any school emergency, including school closures.  It will also be posted on our district’s website at www.bcsd101.com and posted on www.newsbf.com.

Please use these sources to learn of closure information.  Also remember inclement weather may cause buses to be less punctual so dress your children accordingly to meet these conditions.        

Find more about Weather in Bonners Ferry, ID

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First Day Of School September 5

No School

State In-Service

October

5th & 6th

Thanksgiving Break

November 20th-23th

Christmas Break

December 25th-January 4th

Spring Vacation

April 2nd-5th

Memorial Day

May 28th
Last Day For Seniors May 31st
BFHS Graduation June 2nd
Last Day Of School K-11 June 7th
8th Grade Promotion June 7th
Have A Great Year!

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Food Service

2017 - 2018

Meal Information

Parents & Guardians

Apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals
In the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program

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