Rattlesnake Elementary School

Forward Thinking, High Achieving

  • Closed for summer

    Our school is closed for the summer. For assistance, please contact MCPS District Administration at 406-728-2400 or stop by Administration Building A, 909 South Avenue West, Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 am - 5 pm. 

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  • Summer Meals

    The MCPS summer meal program is available at the following school sites. These sites will serve breakfast from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday - Friday, beginning June 10 through August 9, 2024. (No meal service July 4 & July 5.)

    • Franklin Elementary School
    • Lowell Elementary School
    • Russell Elementary School

    For information about other free meal options for children in our community, please visit the Missoula Food Bank website


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  • CONNECT Academy Fall 2024 Registration

    Students who will be in grades 6-12 in the Fall of 2024, enrollment forms are now available for the MCPS CONNECT Academy public charter school.  For enrollment forms and information, please visit the enrollment webpage.

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  • TEACH Academy Fall 2024 Registration

    Registration is now open for Fall of 2024 for the new TEACH Academy.  Please visit the registration webpage for details.  

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  • School Schedule 2024-2025

    Please note the following school start and dismissal times for the 2024-2025 school year:

    • Elementary Schools (Grades EL-5)
      • Start time: 8:10 a.m.
      • Dismissal: 2:55 p.m.
      • Early Dismissal Thursdays: 2:10 p.m.
    • Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
      • Start time: 7:48 a.m.
      • Dismissal: 2:43 p.m.
      • Early Dismissal Thursdays: 1:58 p.m.
    • High Schools (Grades 9-12)
      • Start time: 8:35 a.m.
      • Dismissal: 3:35 p.m.
      • Early Dismissal Thursdays: 2:35 p.m.

    Please visit the MCPS School Year Calendars webpage for information about the first week of school for elementary, middle and high schools, August 26-30, 2024.

2023/2024 Headlines & Features

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    Summer Garden Hours and Sign Up

    Our Garden is open this summer! Come for a garden lesson on Thursdays from 9-12 or volunteer to open up the garden for families on your own schedule. Click here for more info!

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    Kindergaten Orientation Update

    In making final plans for next week's Kindergarten Orientation, we'd like to extend the invitation to incoming Kindergarten students as well as parents and guardians. Please plan to bring your rising Kindergartener next Thursday, May 30, from 4:00-5:00. We will meet on the playground. We look forward to seeing you then!

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    Kindergarten and New Student Orientation

    New to Rattlesnake? Please register your child for the 2024/2025 school year!  Click here for more info!

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    Trout in the Library

    Thanks to a partnership between Trout Unlimited and Trout in the Classroom, Rattlesnake has just welcomed its first school of fish. Working with Al Ford and Bill Fischer our Rattlesnake third-graders have installed a fish tank in the library, which now houses 258 tiny cutthroat trout. Click to read more!

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    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Annual Forms

    If you have not yet accessed the annual forms for your student, please see the linked video tutorial and info about how to access and update student forms in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

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  • Our Mission: Ignite lifelong learning and inspire ALL students towards success.