New Out of District Student Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year
If you would like to enroll your child in Thompson Falls Public Schools as an out of district student and you are living outside of the district's boundaries you are required by Board Policy 3141 to apply for admission on an annual basis. To apply please complete the out of district student application and submit it to the district office. The superintendent will make recommendation to the Board for approval of out of district students. If your child is not going to be recommended for enrollment for the upcoming school year, you will be notified by the district's office prior to the board receiving the recommendations. The Superintendent's decision is final and there is no appeal process. You must submit all required information listed on the application form to be considered. For High School students the board has a 25% cap on out of district enrollments.
At the January 2023 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees for Thompson Falls Public Schools it was decided to start the process of a new Long-Range Plan, also known as a Strategic Plan, for the district.
Thompson Falls School District - COVID Reopening Plan - 2022-23
Thompson Falls School District 2022-23 Plan to Reopen School and Contingencies for School Closure Due to COVID outbreak
We are currently in Phase 4 (see below)
Reviewed and approved by the board on September 12, 2022
Phase 4: Reopen All Schools as Normal with In-Class Instruction
In order to return to a healthy educational environment, the district asks that parents do not send their children to school if they are sick or exhibiting any of the symptoms related to COVID-19. The district cannot guarantee the health and safety of anyone but we can all work together to minimize the risks of spreading all infectious diseases.
HEARD AROUND TOWN...
Keeping an open and honest dialogue between our school district and the community is very important to us and a necessity to ensure the continued success of Thompson Falls Schools. The goal of our "Heard Around Town" page is to respond to misconceptions in the community about our school district. If you have heard something about Thompson Falls Schools that you would like to clarify or need more information about, click HEREto submit and an answer will be provided below. This page will be updated as often as possible with new submissions being added to the top.
Thanks to the suggestion from a community member, our responses will now be dated. We hope this will be helpful.
Heard Around Town:Is it true you will be putting litter boxes in the bathroom for those that identify as furbies?
Response: It is untrue. We just remodeled our elementary restrooms and there are no litter boxes in any district restroom. We invite you to come to Open House and inspect our campuses. The public is always welcome to visit our campuses.
Heard Around Town:Is it true mask mandates are coming back in 2023? Will it be strictly enforced?
Response: Mask mandates are not coming back for Thompson Falls School District. The last time we had mask mandates was because the government required them not our local school board.
Heard Around Town:Are you still picking up children in the Noxon school district against the law?
Response: We no longer have a bus stop at the local store. We have a transportation agreement with Noxon School District to turn around at the local store. All of our bus stops are located inside the Thompson Falls District. Out of district parents must transport theirchildren to a bus stop inside our district boundaries if they want to ride one of our buses.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Thompson Falls School District #2 shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, previous arrest or incarceration or non-program-related physical, sensory or mental handicaps as stated in board policy and MCA 49-2-307, 49-3-205