LaMotte School News

May 3, 2021

Important Dates to Note

Montana Science Testing

Students in 5th & 8th grades will be completing a Science Assessment on May 4th & 5th. Please make sure students are in attendance these dates. Please send your children to school well rested and full of a good breakfast. Snacks to send would be those high in protein and carbohydrates and low in sugar. Some good options are nuts, jerky or cheese sticks. Thank you.

Class Photos ~ May 12th at 9:00 a.m.

Envelopes will be sent home next week. The class photos are $7.00. Please make your check payable to Bruce Pitcher Photography. If you happen to lose the "official" envelope simply write your child's name, grade and teacher on any envelope and send with your payment.

Kindergarten Registration - May 14, 2021 at 3:45

Kindergarten registration will be held for residents of LaMotte District with children who will be age 5 by September 10, 2021. Please bring copies of birth certificates and immunization records.

Spring Weather

We are asking parents to please make sure your child(ren) have layers and a coat daily. Just a double check in the morning will help ensure the kiddos stay warm and dry while outside at recess.

Thank you!

Election News

Registered voters will be receiving a mail-in ballot before May 4 (which is Election Day).

Technology Acquisition and Depreciation Fund Levy

You will see that the school is asking for our voters to approve a $15,000/year Technology Levy for 10 years. The funding from this levy covers the cost of technology replacement and repair, internet access, phone charges, learning software licenses, and it pays for the services of a Technology Coordinator. Without this levy, we would not be able to continue the robust teaching and learning at LaMotte. The cost of this levy is $5.68 for a $100,000.00 home.

Please visit the following link for additional information: Resolution 3-20-21 Intent to Increase nonvoted levies.pdf (

Trustee Election

Per 20-3-313, MCA, if the number of candidates filing for trustee is equal to or less than the number of positions to be elected, the election may be cancelled and the candidates declared elected by acclamation. Due to the fact that there were two trustee positions to be elected and only one candidate filed, the LaMotte Board cancelled the trustee election. Per the Gallatin County Election Department calendar, ballots must be finalized prior to the day the Board can cancel the trustee election. The trustee contest will appear on the ballot, but it has been officially cancelled/acclaimed.

Building News!

Building News!

The architectural team will present the conceptual options at our April board meeting, April 28 at 5:00 at the school. We will have a Zoom option for attending the meeting as well.

2021-2022 LaMotte School Calendar

Please click the link below to view the calendar for next school year.

Out of District Students

We are now accepting out of district applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact Ms. Clark if you still need to receive an application.

Thank you.

CDC recommendations & cleaning masks daily

The CDC has updated their information on the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic. Visit this site to see what they are suggesting for double masking, the fit of masks and why it is so important that we all continue to wear our masks in public. Thanks for checking this out Click here

I am so proud of our students at LaMotte for wearing their masks willingly and consistently! Please remember that masks should be CLEANED each day and when the kids are outside their masks often get wet so please send them with more than one clean mask each day. Thank you - we are all doing our best to keep everyone healthy. Your efforts have been remarkable and so appreciated. Thank you for working with us.

LeeAnn Burke

Can I go to School today?

Symptom checklist:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • New Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue, muscle aches
  • Headache, congestion
  • Sore throat, runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
If your child has any of the above symptoms, keep them home, inform the school, & contact your healthcare provider.

Please keep your kids home if they exhibit these symptoms! We appreciate your diligence! We are all in this together.

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