Basin Elementary School
Basin Elementary School
30 N. Quartz
P.O. Box 128
Basin, MT 59631
2020-2021 School Year News
Parents and Community,
Myself and the School Board are doing everything we can to start the 2020-2021 school year as normally as possible. We know that all of the turmoil last year caused students and families a lot of stress. We want students to be able to return to school and have it feel like a safe place.
On Wednesday, July 8 the School Board met and made a tentative plan on starting school. School will begin on September 2, as was originally planned. To keep students, families, and staff as safe and healthy as possible, we will be doing daily symptom screenings upon students arrival to school. Our hours will remain the same, the day beginning at 8:00 AM, and ending at 3:15. Some students may be on the playground in the morning longer than others, as we screen students when they enter the building and beginning their learning day, however, we are working on a way to do this as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will also be doing some more frequent and in depth cleaning.
Also, due to some required COVID policies, we will be updating our sick policy. Some of these updates may seem extreme, but they are to keep your students and families, and our staff safe and healthy. With a more strict and comprehensive sick policy, we understand that we will need to make changes to attendance expectations. We also know that some families may be reluctant, or choose not, to send your students to school. We do want you to know we are taking the best precautions to keep everyone healthy, and keep the school a safe place for our kiddos. We will maintain a consistent, up to date, online learning platform, so students can continue learning from home if needed, whether that be from a sudden illness, or not being able to attend school in person for whatever reason. Please know, we want all students to be in the classroom, and have the best learning experience possible, but we are understanding that there may be circumstances that doesn’t always make this possible.
Myself and the School Board are working on getting you the most up to date information as soon as possible so you can be prepared. Some of the information and planning is taking some time, as I am still the only certified teacher we have staffed right now. We are still advertising and working on getting another wonderful teacher to join our amazing Basin School, some of the planning is just difficult not knowing what our staff situation will be. We are remaining positive that we will be able to hire someone.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Why Basin Elementary School?
Keeping up with the latest and greatest trends in education, Basin Elementary School incorporates flexible seating, standards based grading, project based learning, small student to teacher ratio, a family-like setting, a Gifted and Talented program, Title I program, a wide array of technology for students, and much more. For the 2019-2020 school year, Basin Elementary School will be continuing to offer the lunch program with food from the award winning kitchen at Boulder Elementary. We will also be continuing morning tutoring and after school program thanks to our 21st Century Grant.