"Forward Thinking, High Achieving" defines Missoula County Public Schools. We believe that every student can achieve and graduate, regardless of circumstances or abilities.
Missoula County Public schools released the following statement from Superintendent Rob Watson on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Missoula County Public schools’ mission is to ensure every student achieves their potential, regardless of circumstance and ability.
“I do believe it is important to share some thoughts about human rights and our District commitment to equity and safety during these difficult times.
Missoula County Public Schools are a place where we value human diversity, oppose discrimination, and where we are willing to listen, learn, and collaborate to improve the human condition for all of our students and families. To this end, we have district policy that commits to the importance of equal access to educational opportunities for all.
Policy 3210: Equal educational opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, economic or social conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender nonconformity, or actual or potential marital or parental status.
As educators, we know the importance of safety and the critical tie to student success. We know that students can’t learn when they don’t feel safe. In our classrooms and schools, we strive to create a safe environment so that all kids can learn. During times of unrest, frustration and injustice we can all do our part to create that feeling of safety in our local community.
We share our commitment with the city, county and University of Montana to make Missoula an inclusive, welcoming and supportive community that values and promotes diversity in all its forms. As educators, we each have an important role to play as advocates for equity. We can commit to listening and learning to impact real change in our practices. We can also commit to acting in solidarity against racism and injustice, because we have seen the tremendous harm created by discrimination, in all its forms. As a school district, we play a critical role in our community and I believe it is important to share our commitment to creating a safe environment for all.”
7th Grade Students and TDAP Immunization Updates
All incoming 7th grade students must update their TDAP immunization prior to the first day of school. Families received a letter in early March and those who still need to update their immunizations will get another letter in July. Please note, the Missoula City County Health Department Immunization Clinic is moving to appointment-only vaccination visits beginning in July due to social distancing required for COVID-19. Please call 258-3363 to find out more and to schedule an appointment or visit their website.
The summer meal program is available at the following school sites. These sites will be open and serving from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Chief Charlo Elementary School
- Franklin Elementary School
- Lowell Elementary School
- Russell Elementary School
- Willard Alternative High School
There will be no on-site congregating. All meals will be prepacked, grab-and-go style. Each bag will contain breakfast and lunch. The school sites’ pickup locations will be clearly marked.
For more information please email Stacey Rossmiller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESSA State Report Cards
The Office of Public Instruction released the 2017-18 school year report cards on Monday, April 22, 2019. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state, district, and school-level data to be displayed on report cards in a concise, understandable, and accessible manner for families and communities. The state, district, and local report cards will be available along with additional information on the OPI’s new report card webpage. This data is already publicly available on the state’s GEMS Data warehouse. It is now being conveyed in an easier format for the public to understand.