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.


Thank You 


Miss Listoe









2020-21 School Supply List for all students K-6

Parents, I am working on getting a supplies list together for students and you, as soon as I have this I will post it. This year, due to COVID, the list may be longer than usual, this is because students will not be allowed to share supplies like we have in the past. We have always tried to keep supplies supplied by families to a minimum. I will still try to do this and utilize what we have at school to the best of my ability. I really appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time. I also understand that this may put an unexpected financial strain on families. I do not want this to be an additional stressor, as I know people are dealing with a lot of outside stress right now. If there is anything I, or the school can do please reach out. We will make sure all students and families have what they need.

Miss Listoe


Grades K-6


Water Bottle


Pencil Box or Pouch (something to hold students individual supplies)

Pack of Pencils

Pack of Expo Markers

Package of Crayons

Package of Washable Markers

Package of Colored Pencils

Water Color Set

Glue Stick

4 Folders with Pockets

3 Notebooks (with Spirals if Possible)



Extra Supplies for Grades 4-6

1 3 inch-3 ring binder

Subject Dividers



***Please no pens or sharpies


Our Mission Statement

Here at Basin Elementary School we are in a unique position to maximize each individual child’s inherent potential due to a multitude of factors which include the structure of each classroom, small student to teacher ratio, community involvement, and strong parent teacher interaction. We truly believe that every student should feel valued and honored , and are taught that all people deserve to be afforded the same respect. We strive for an atmosphere of cooperation with respect for individual differences and community values and an awareness of our place in the larger world.  

Basin Elementary School is committed to providing a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through developing appropriate instruction. We work with every student to develop a growth mindset by encouraging goal setting and that dedication and hard work lead to great accomplishments. The environment also offers flexibility in the classroom. Our school promotes, and models a safe, orderly, caring, cooperative and supportive environment. We strive to offer the educational tools that encourage a rich academic and social learning experience.                                  

We believe that each child is an individual, that all children are creative, and that all children can, and need to succeed. Basin Elementary School recognizes that each of us has a unique style and pace of learning. An integral part of our learning process will have our students learning by asking questions, solving problems, and making thoughtful decisions. We encourage students to take a personal interest in their learning. Basin Elementary School is preparing each child for advancement into middle and high school by ensuring they have a solid foundation. 


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. 

Want to learn more about Standards Based Grading. Click here:

    What might gifted look like? Check out this video to find out more.
What is project based learning? Check it out here:
This is an interesting article explaining the benefits of flexible seating.