From the Principal

Hello Kootenai Families,

Welcome to the new school year! It is almost time to start the 2022-23 school year and we are so excited… I am sure you are excited as well and I hope your students are, too!

As we enter the new school year, I want to assure you that the staff at Kootenai's first priority is to provide a safe building for your students to excel both academically and socially. We will be ensuring building security by once again locking our front entrance and providing a door bell for you to ring to enter. Please bring your ID with you each time you come to the school and be sure to share this information with anyone who may be coming to pick up your child.

A reminder that, for the upcoming school year, our school district will no longer be providing free meals. Breakfast will be $2.00 and lunch will be $3.25. I would encourage all families to fill out a free/reduced meal form either online or on paper during Back to School Night. This program could not only help offset your cost for eating meals at school, but also helps provide funding to our school for important programs such as reading and math support.

I would also like to inform you of an updated LPOSD School Board Policy regarding Parental Rights. If you are interested in viewing that policy, it is linked here.

I would like to personally invite you to attend our Back to School Night THIS Thursday, September 1st, from 4:30-6:00. Please stop by and meet your child's teacher, see his/her classroom, and drop off school supplies ahead of time. Our staff looks forward to this fun night each year and we cannot wait to welcome new and returning students into our building.

Lastly, I would like to remind you that school begins each day for instruction at 7:55 and ends at 2:15 (except early release on Wednesdays at 1:35). Our doors open at 7:30; for your child’s safety, we ask that students do not arrive before this time, because they have adult supervision.

The first day of school is TUESDAY, September 6th. We look forward to having your family back at Kootenai School!

See you soon,

Principal Kelli Knowles