August 23, 2022
For New and Returning Families:
Back to School Night - Monday, August 29
5:45-6:00 Introductions and Information - MPR
6:00-7:00 Meet your Teachers
First Day & School Hours
Busing, Driver Shortage & Parent Ride Day
If you plan to have your student ride the bus, contact Moscow School District bus garage at 208-882-3933 no later than August 23. Due to a shortage of bus drivers, MSD will not run the two in-town daily routes, Bus 112 and 115, at the start of the upcoming school year. Parents/Guardians of students who ride those routes will need to make other arrangements to get their students to and from school. MSD will reactivate those routes if and when additional drivers are hired. MSD buses will run on the morning of August 29, to give families a test run for kindergarten students and students grade 1-3 that are new to the district.
Pick up and Drop off
Remain in your cars and keep right, circling counterclockwise to the loading zone. Students will be helped out of or into your car by a staff member. Parking is prohibited in the parking lot. Parking is available on Southview Avenue and Nursery Street. Families will receive a colored card to be displayed on the car's rearview mirror. Come to Back to School Night and check future Quail Calls for more information about staggered pick up times.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
FRLP applications are required for the 2022-2023 school year. If you think your student may qualify, please fill out the online form on our website at this link. The universal free meals waiver due to Covid-19 has expired. If you're unsure whether you qualify, please fill out the application, even if you do not plan to get school meals. Qualifying numbers determine whether and how much state and federal funding our school receives. This funding supports literacy programs, paraprofessionals, at risk student programs, special education and more. You can use a computer in the office to fill out this form if needed, or pick up a hard copy of the form at the school office.
Affordable Internet Program
The Federal Communications Commission has announced that 20 of the nation’s internet providers have committed to lowering costs for low-income households. The Affordable Connectivity Program lowers internet costs for eligible families by up to $30 a month through grant funding. See attached flyer for details.
School Supply Donation
Before School Care
Before School Care is available for $50 per month and begins at 7:15 each morning. The registration form is available on the website at this link. BSC scholarships are available for eligible families. Contact the office for more information.
Immunizations and Birth Certificates
Backpack, Water Bottle & Lunch
Please send your child with a backpack and water bottle each day and lunch, if you choose not to order school lunches. School lunches cost $4.00 for students and $5.00 for adults. We order school lunches from the district by 9:00 a.m. If your student will be getting lunch regularly, please make a lunch payment by the start of the year and keep a positive balance on their account. You can make a deposit on lunch accounts on Back to School Night. Lunch account balance emails will be sent out every two weeks.
Progress on the playground has been delayed due to reasons beyond our control. Like so many industries experienced contractors and construction crews are in a situation where demand far exceeds supply. Design plans and funding are in place, so it just a matter of construction crew availability. What can we do in the meantime? While construction is paused, landscaping and maintenance is not. Families are encourage to help prep and care for the grounds, so please keep an eye out for weeding opportunities and other request from our landscaping committee.