Basin Elementary School



Basin School Parents, Guardians, Families, and Students,

We are looking forward to starting a new year here at Basin School. The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 1st. On the first day, I will be sending out a school calendar that will also be available on the school website ASAP. This year we are excited to tell you that we hired a new teacher, Mrs. Kakuk! Mrs. Kakuk will be teaching your 4th through 6th grade students, and Miss Listoe will be teaching the Kindergarten through 3rd graders. Ms. Makowski will also be returning as our para this year. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions or concerns regrading your child(ren). We know that you have a choice about where you choose to send your child(ren) for their education, and we do not take that opportunity lightly. Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us.

A few reminders for parents: Students may arrive on the playground no earlier than 7:45 when the playground aide arrives. Monday through Thursday school will begin at 8:00 and dismiss at 3:15 every afternoon. Fridays will be remote learning days for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. There will be some required assignments and activities for the older students to be completing and participating in on Fridays. These activities are required and if not completed students’ attendance and grades will be effected.

We will be offering remote learning this year. However, this will be served through a program purchased by the school and monitored by the teachers, not delivered in the traditional way by the classroom teacher. If you choose to enroll your student in online/remote learning, you and your student are responsible for making sure that the work is being completed. Also, committing to online learning will require a parent/student/teacher contract and you must commit to remote learning for a trimester at minimum. We will not be allowing switching from online to in-classroom, or in-classroom to online mid-trimester unless there are extenuating circumstances. This means, once your student(s) is enrolled in either online or in-classroom learning, they are committed to that form of learning for the trimester.

Basin School will be running a before and after-school program again. More details on this will come as we get them.

We are currently not under any mandates attached to COVID. Students will not be required to wear masks, but will be supported if that is the choice made by your family. Masks will also be available at the school. We will be continuing COVID cleaning procedures and social distancing as best and reasonably as possible. The teachers and the school board would like you to know that our wish is to keep all students healthy and in school as much and long as possible, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen. This means that we will be very strict on our sick policy, and are asking you to please keep your kids home when they aren’t feeling well, this is going to be the biggest thing we can do to protect students and staff and keep everyone in school. We also want you to know we continue to prepare for the unexpected.

Lunch will be free for all students this year. The school will also be providing students a snack once a day, in the morning. If you wish to send a second snack so your students can have a snack in the afternoon as well please feel free to do that.

We look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year!


Miss Listoe, Mrs. Kakuk, and Ms. Makowski

Phone: (406) 225-3211




We are asking parents to be diligent with doing daily symptom checks on their students before sending their students to school. I will be sending home some guides to help you with this. To help us keep school open, please do not send your kids to school sick, or with any of the listed symptoms on the attached COVID information sheets.

A more strict sick policy. We will be sending home some guides for families to help them through whether it is safe to send their kids to school. It will now be required that your students do not come to school with a cough and that they have been fever free for 72 hours with no medication.





2021-22 School Supply List for all students K-6

 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


Pack of Pencils


Pack of Expo Markers

Package of Crayons

Package of Washable Markers

Package of Colored Pencils

Water Color Set

Glue Sticks

Pack of Loose Leaf Paper

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.