Paxson ElementaryWelcome to Paxson Elementary in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Paxson serves approximately 475 students in grades K-5.Paxson MissionEvery Child, Every Day, Achievement for AllPaxson UniversalsBe Responsible, Be Respectful, Be a Learner, Be Safe!
Information Regarding Coronavirus
After deliberation and consideration of public input, our MCPS Board of Trustees voted on May 1, 2020, to keep our schools on our remote learning plan through the remainder of the school year. If you are interested in some of the key issues that informed this decision, I have shared them at the bottom of this letter.
Our school campuses, office buildings, and playgrounds will remain closed until further notice.
We will work with administrators and our educators to finalize our grading information so that we can inform our families. In addition, our response team will start working on an “end-of-year” plan that includes operational topics such as, return of materials, locker/desk cleanout and other tasks we will need to accomplish in a safe manner as we think about wrapping up the end of the year.
For more information, please visit the Coronavirus Information webpage.
Hello Incoming Kindergarten Families!
We are so excited to welcome you to the Paxson community. We can’t wait to meet you and your child! During these uncertain times, we know that you probably have questions. While we don’t have definitive answers on many things, we do want to share with you what we do know. Our hope is that this will ease your mind and help your family as you make the transition into elementary school.
In a typical school year, we offer a Kindergarten Roundup in the spring. This low-key event allows families a chance to check out your new school, meet your child’s future teaching team, and connect with other incoming families. In light of our current school closure, we are unable to offer this event this spring, but we will reschedule it for sometime in August as we ramp up to the start of the school year. We will share the dates with you as the time gets closer.
Also, we normally share class placements with future families in the spring, with the understanding that knowing your child’s teaching team early can help ease some anxiety (for both you and your child) about transitioning into a new school. Due to the uncertainty about what schools will look like when we reopen in the fall, we are asking you to understand that this year we are going to hold off sharing class placements until the summer. You can plan on receiving a letter from your child’s future teachers in the middle of the summer which will include a letter from us to your child, a supply list, and information about the start of the school year. Our hope is that by then we will have a more concrete plan for the reopening of schools.
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.