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There is an 8th grade trip planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st, at 6:00 pm in Mr. Gaglia's classroom.  The meeting is required for all 8th graders who are planning to participate in the upcoming trip to Galveston, Texas.

January 20th is a school holiday

posted Jan 17, 2020, 2:12 PM by John Rouse

Potomac School District #11 is closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Potomac Students Commemorate Veteran's Day

posted Nov 12, 2019, 2:42 PM by John Rouse

The Potomac students in grades K-8 attended a presentation by Jack and Susan Reneau.  All students received a United States flag and a poppy to commemorate the occasion.

PTC Meeting on Thursday at 5:30 PM.

posted Nov 12, 2019, 2:26 PM by John Rouse

There will be an important PTC (Parent Teacher Club) meeting on Thursday, November 14th, at 5:30 PM in the Potomac School Library. All interested Potomac area citizens and supporters opf Potomac School are encouraged to attend.

2019-20 Schedule

posted Nov 11, 2019, 1:59 PM by John Rouse   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 2:48 PM ]

The below attachment is a copy of the 2019-20 schedule.

Student Tardiness Impacts Learning

posted Oct 24, 2019, 3:20 PM by John Rouse

Potomac School Parents/Grandparents,

Over the past several weeks, we have had an unusually large number of students arriving at school late. Being on time is important for your child for two keys reasons.  First if your child is not present at the beginning of the class period, he or she will be missing some key instruction as well as the plans for the school day or class period. Please note that our instructional day begins at 7:50 am each day.  This is the second key reason that your student's being on time is important because state law mandates a minimum number of minutes of instruction at the respective grade levels, and our schedule is designed to be in compliance with those time requirements.

We have been allowing students to grab a breakfast when they arrive at school, and the teachers have been allowing some time in the classrooms for students to eat their school breakfast as we begin our school day. Montana laws pertaining to the required length of a school day require a specific minimum numbers of minutes of instruction per school year in order for students to receive academic credit as well as for the school district to receive its full entitlement of school funding from the state. Our school calendar is designed to satisfy these state minimum minutes of instructional per grade level.  To satisfy these time requirements, our students need to be in attendance from 7:50 to 4:00 every school day.

Because we recognize that starting the school day with a good breakfast is important, we offer breakfast to our students; however, we will stop distributing breakfast to students at 8:00 am. If you want your child to receive a school breakfast, make certain that your child arrives at school before 8:00 am.  Students are considered "tardy" after 7:50 am, so do your best to have your child at school before 7:50 am.  If you are bringing your student to school, and you will be arriving at the school after 8:00 am, please come into the office with your student to check him or her in

Of course, we realize that sometimes we are surprised by bad weather or poor road conditions that result in our school buses arriving late.  Because your child's safety is important, on these occasions of bad weather those students who arrive at school a few minutes after the normal start time of 7:50 will not be marked tardy. 

Should you have questions or you need further clarification regarding school start times, please do not hesitate to contact me.


John P. Rouse, Principal

8th Grade Trip Planning Meeting for Parents of 8th Graders and Their Students

posted Oct 25, 2017, 12:55 PM by John Rouse

On Thursday, October 26th, there will be a meeting of interested 8th grade students and their parents to discuss possible 8th Grade trip options and to plan the fundraising events for the trip.  The students have been meeting with Mr. Rouse to begin looking at some possible trip options and their projected costs. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm in Mr. Gaglia's classroom.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.

First Meeting of Principal's Advisory Committee is Tonight at 6:00 PM

posted Sep 20, 2017, 8:53 AM by John Rouse

The first meeting of the Principal's Advisory Committee (PAC) will take place this evening at 6:00PM in the library/media center at Potomac School.  The public is welcome to attend and participate in the discussions.  The purpose of the PAC is to give parents, grandparents, and community members an opportunity to actively engage in the decision-making process of Potomac School by giving input and feedback directly to the school's principal on a variety of topics selected by the members of the committee and/or the principal.

Please see the attached agenda.

Potomac Second and Third Graders Experience Animal Wonders

posted Sep 20, 2017, 8:46 AM by John Rouse

Second and Third Graders had a visit from Jessie Castaneda with Animal Wonders on Tuesday, September 19th.  They got to learn about a variety of interesting animals during the classroom visit.  Please see the attached photos.

Potomac School District Board of Trustees Revisit the Strategic Plan

posted Sep 20, 2017, 8:38 AM by John Rouse

The Potomac Board of Trustees met on Monday, September 18, 2017 in a strategic planning workshop.  During the nearly six-hour session, the board members along with John Rouse, principal, Jill Thornton, clerk, and Terri Klein, teacher reviewed the current strategic plan document to revise and update it.  Once the revision to the plan has been edited, a revised version of the strategic plan document will be uploaded to the webpage.

John Rouse Reports to Work as the New Principal for Potomac School

posted Jul 6, 2017, 3:36 PM by John Rouse

John Rouse, the new principal for Potomac School began "officially" working for Potomac School on July 1, 2017.  He is busy setting up his office and preparing for the upcoming school year.

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