GRADUATES! Scholarship Reapplications are due! TUESDAY, APRIL 1ST! And that is no foolin!
Governor Bullock's Announcement... Good Evening Everyone, As you probably know, Governor Bullock expanded the previous extended business and school closure by implementing a "Stay at Home" or "Shelter in Place" for the state to start at 12:01am Saturday. This excludes a variety of "Essential Services", which includes education and our school lunch service. "Educational institutions—including public and private pre-K-12 schools, colleges, and universities—for purposes of facilitating remote learning, performing critical research, or performing other essential functions consistent with prior Directives on school closures and the continued provision of certain services, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible. This Directive is consistent with and does not amend or supersede the March 24, 2020 Directive closing non-residential public schools through April 10, 2020;" Essentially, we can continue as we have already been mandated to do by the Governor and the County Health. Schools will all continue to implement their "Distance Learning Plan" We know that the elementary has an important pick-up day tomorrow and we are ok to proceed, but we all need to observe safety precautions and distancing. Packets and books will be available outside the building. Returning materials including books and homework will need to be carefully placed in appropriate tub containers that will be quarantined for 72 hours before addressing contents as directed by the CDC. Your and your students are doing a great job of helping us make this work to the best of our ability in a safe, yet productive manner. Thank you,
Office of Public Instruction, Montana University System Announce Free ACT Opportunities for Students HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction and Montana University System announced today that Montana juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT free of charge this coming fall semester of their senior year. Normally, current juniors would take the ACT in the spring as Montana’s statewide standardized test for federal accountability. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and Montana’s pending waiver request from standardized tests, it is likely that juniors will not be taking the ACT this spring. “In this time of uncertainty, Montana students, families, and educators should be focused on their health and safety not fulfilling standardized test requirements,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen said Tuesday. “I am pleased that Montana high school students who wish to take the ACT in pursuit of post-secondary education will have the opportunity to take it free of charge this fall.”
State of the School Address! Wednesday, March 25th at 6:00 pm. Log onto www.eaglestreaming.com. We will discuss where we were, where we are, and where we are headed. Please join us as we try to update the navigation of this new adventure. Thank you!
FAIRFIELD STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND COMMUNITY... YOU ARE AWESOME!!! It is my pleasure to let you all know that we had 100% attendance in grades 7-12 on the first day of school, via distance learning!! AND, almost every single class had a live session on google meet or ZOOM with great interaction. We did have 2 excused who called last week and a couple little glitches with connections and camera's early, but everyone got in and had class today! We cannot say thank you enough for your outstanding support of the school and our educational plan as we work through this to the best of our ability. Parents and students, you are doing a great job and it is greatly appreciated. We would also like to give 3 Rivers a huge thank you for getting all our students internet access and making this all possible. You have really helped the teachers and our students make this work. Thank you,
Important Announcement... As you know by now, a more formal school day starts on Monday from 8am - 12pm for grades 7-12, BUT, in order for that to happen, all students need to check the following: 1) School email 2) Google Classroom Teachers were asked to start by making contact with every one of their students on Thurs/Friday to make sure students know how they will start scheduled class on Monday. There are many students who have not made any contact with their teachers online and they need to do so right away. Teachers should have left directions for the media platform they will be utilizing to start classes Monday. This is important, because we will be taking attendance every period from 8 to 12 and this DAILY PARTICIPATION will be 30% of their grade for as long as this distance learning situation lasts. School from 8-12 is not optional, it is required attendance the same as a regular school day, just from home. This is a very good structured option and will help ensure successful education is getting done, just in an abbreviated day, which should be easy for students previously committed to an 8:15 to 3:36pm day. PARENTS, YOU WILL NEED TO HELP FACILITATE FROM HOME. Your student's academic success will depend upon your commitment to their education as well. Students need to also be reminded: 1) Attendance will be required 2) All school handbook and policies will still be in place 3) Appropriate dress and behavior will be necessary for video classes: Google Meet and Zoom. *Students will need to 'attend class' from an acceptable place in your home, preferably at a table or desk. Sitting in bed during class will not be productive or appropriate. 4) Acceptable Use Policy: Teachers will be utilizing Hypera which allows them to monitor what you are looking at on your chrome book during class. 5) Quarter Grades and Semester Grades will still require work to be turned in beyond class. The 8-12 day will allow instruction and in some cases a little work time, but some classes will still have work to be done outside of that time... a new definition of home work! It is also important to let you know, that we are preparing for this to potentially last for the entire 4th quarter. We are hoping it does not, but it presently looks like that might be the case. Thank you for your assistance,
Fairfield Community, Parents, and Students, I feel after today we are gaining traction on this situation. I am pleased to announce that every student in grades 4-8 received a chrome book today during the pickup! Wow! We were also able to disperse almost all the HS materials as well! That was a big first hurdle to get "School" rolling again right away. The staff has been finalizing our plan and I believe I will be rolling out the initial "Fairfield Education Plan" tomorrow as previously stated. Our plan is very good and it will have structure to see us through a short term shut down as well as flexibility to extend until the end of the year if that becomes necessary. We are ready!! Staff members will begin making brief contact on Thurs/Friday and we will be in full fledged "virtual school" next Monday morning at 8am. I will share those details tomorrow. Thank you Fairfield Community for supporting us here at the school. We are, and will continue, to work hard and make the best of the situation and to provide quality education.
Thank you to staff, students, parents etc. for an awesome pick up day today. It wasn't easy really, but wow all of you did a great job. Thanks again!
RE: ROADS TO GF. EXTREMELY SLICK FROM TRUDY'S TO THE INTERSECTION. NOT GOOD FROM FAIRFIELD TO TRUDY'S! BE CAREFUL OR DO NOT DRIVE IN!
Be careful going to school or work this morning. The town streets are slick as are areas on the highways.
Last Sunday of Pickleball! Come join the fun this Sunday, March 1st at 6:00pm in the little gym!
GRADUATES! Two items: scholarship checks must be picked up by March 15th and reapplications are due April 1st. We have most, but there are a few of you out there still. Thanks!
There will be NO pickleball this Sunday. It will resume on 2/9/2020. Thank you!
Final Fruit Sales! Before and after the Elementary Christmas Program! FFA members, Conner and Justin will be available to help you with your selection of fruit!
Scholarships!!! Second semester scholarships are now available! We need a current unofficial transcript with your cumulative GPA and your second semester classes. Thank you!
LUNCH MENU CHANGE: ON DECEMBER 16TH WE WILL NOT BE HAVING FUNCHABLES. THE MENU WILL BE AS FOLLOWS-- HAM & CH WRAP--COWBOY BEANS-DORITOS!
If you are interested in bidding on the obsolete/surplus equipment, please send a sealed bid to Fairfield Schools, c/o Denise Grant, Box 399, Fairfield, MT 59436. Or, stop by the school and drop off your sealed bid! Thanks!
ATTENTION PLEASE: The intersection at the school parking lot is extremely slick. Use extreme caution when approaching this intersection. Thank you.
Good morning, Just a reminder that buses might be running late this morning. Thank you and be safe out there!
On behalf of Fairfield Schools, we would like to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
We are hearing visibility and conditions are worsening out west of us. Buses will continue to run at noon as scheduled. However, if you want, you may certainly pick up your child earlier. Thank you and be safe out there.
Ten Ton Floor Jack! The Board of Trustees approved the sale of this floor jack. Please submit your bid to Denise Grant, business manager, before the December 9th board meeting. Thank you!
We want you to know that elementary students are selling coffee in order to raise funds for FLY, the after school program. The opportunity to purchase will end 11/20. These packets might make a nice Christmas gift! Thank you!
There's a chance the roads are slicker than mashed bananas out there. Leave early and don't hurry. The buses might run late due to the road conditions. Everyone, please be safe.
Reminder... Monday, November 4 is our annual Parent-Teacher Conferences at the school from 1pm to 7pm. Please take the time to visit with your student's teachers and work together for academic success. It is a great opportunity for communication and an opportunity to sit down and visit about your child in their educational setting. Students will be on a 1/2 day schedule and will be released at 12pm. Lunch will be offered. K-6 meetings are scheduled conferences and 7-12 are open for your convenience. Q1 Report Cards will be available in the office. Thank you,
Maxwell Gjerde was selected as a member of the University of Montana All-Star band and will participate in Missoula on November 8-10th! Paris Becker, Sophie Jergensen, and Michael Wambach were selected to the North Central Honor Choir, held in Shelby, December 2-3! Awesome!
Glasgow wanted to let our fans know that they are having technical difficulties with their ability to stream tomorrow night's game and it may not be available. Their local radio, available on the internet at kltz.com, will be broadcasting it. We will let you know if it changes.
October 9th, 2019: All buses are running today. They could be running late due to road conditions. Have a great day!
All buses are running today, Route 3 is running a bit late and the others might as the morning progresses. Have a great day!
Fairfield Schools will be closed Monday, September 30th. We will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 1st. Thank you for your understanding and assistance regarding this situation.
HAPPY SATURDAY! FYI, the JV Football Game with Wolf Point has been cancelled. Have a great day!
Class of 2019! You may pick up your yearbooks at the HS Office or make arrangements for someone to pick up for you. Have a great day!
ANNOUNCEMENT: School Pictures are on Thursday, Sept. 5th. Ages 0-4 begin at 8:00. Early K. will begin around 8:20. Extra envelopes are in the offices. Have a great day!
Slight Edit to the previous Live Feed Post: The Football Parents meeting scheduled for tonight is actually at 7:30pm, not 7. Sorry for the accidental miscommunication.
Wonder Wednesday! Football Parent meeting tonight at 7:00. We should be able to hold it in the high school media center. Look forward to seeing each of you there!
Congratulations to Peyton, Emily, and Emily - EMT certified! A transformational learning opportunity provided by Mr. Tacke and assisted by Deb Coverdell! Story ran by Fairfield Sun Times.
The 2019 FHS graduation photos are uploaded to VJs Studio website vjsstudio.com. Graduates and parents as a thank you for your support of my studio throughout your years at Fairfield Schools, I welcome you to download the pictures for free and enjoy them for your personal use. Congratulations seniors!
The Jr. High Track Meet that was scheduled to be in Choteau tomorrow, Friday, April 12th has been cancelled.
JH Mass Band is in Choteau today and will performing their concert at 6:30pm. It is always a great music experience for our young musicians and an impressive concert if you plan to attend.
Buses are running! They could be a few minutes behind and could have some troubles as well. We will try to get everywhere we can, but some places may prove too challenging. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Fairfield Busses will run ALL Routes as normal today after school. Tuesday, March 12. Transportation has checked the roads and we will students on all routes. Thank you to all those working to keep those routes open.
The bus will not be able to go down county line road. Thank you.
BUSES: Will probably be running around 10 minutes behind schedule. Getting to some students will be challenging. East/West roads are going to be a bugger and could be impassable. Thank you and apologize for the inconvenience.
Mistake! Buses will run at 12:30. 12:30 is when buses will run!
ATTENTION PLEASE: School will get out at 2:30 as normal; however, buses will run at 2:30 the best they can. You are more than welcome to come pick up your child if you desire. I guess it is bad out west. Again, school will continue to be in session until 2:30 as normal.
Route 3 will be about 10 minutes or so behind. Thank you.
Good Morning! All buses are running; however, some routes could be modified with possible delays. Everyone, please be safe on your way to school/work. Have a great day!
We will be making a decision in the morning regarding buses. Due to visibility concerns, there is a chance that only the highway routes run: Route 3 and Route 5. Regardless, there is a chance routes will be running late. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Buses will run (almost) as normal this evening. We will be in touch for tomorrow morning. The plowed roads should be fine and hopefully the wind doesn't come up too much. Thank you.
Based on reports, buses will run as normal the best they can on Monday, the 25th. They could run a bit late, but should be good to go. If the wind kicks up more, then we might have another story. We will keep you posted the best we can. Thank you!
PSA - the buses are running about 5-10 minutes behind. Thank you to those who have let us know about the drifting in your area. EVERYONE - please drive safe on your way to school and/or work.
ADULT ED DANCE! TONIGHT AT 7:00 IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA!
Good Morning! The buses have a chance to run a bit late this morning. Visibility and icy conditions are a strong possibility. Everyone, please be safe on your way to work or school.
News from the wrestling world: Miguel is in for 3rd/4th. Kolter is in for 5th/6th and Dillon is in for 5th and 6th. Good luck boys!
First round of wrestling! Miguel wins!, Kolter had a tough match, Dillon wins and Thomas wins!
We wish the best to our wrestlers this weekend! Go get 'em Miguel, Kolter, Thomas, and Dillon! Best of luck to the coaches as well!
5th - 8th Spelling BEE The Local School Spelling Bee in grades 5-8 will be held Wednesday, February 6th at 2:30 in the big gym. The top students from each class bee will participate. This event is open to parents and public if you wish to attend.
The buses are running this morning, but they might be a bit late due to conditions. Be safe on your way to school and work.
No Adult Ed Pickleball this Sunday due to it being Superbowl Sunday. Pickleball will resume on Sunday, February 10th from 6:00-7:00.
Adult Ed. opportunity! Wood shop starting January 21st! 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The class will be held on Mondays. Contact Mr. Rogers at email@example.com for details!
We want to remind everyone there will be no FLY today. School concludes at 2:30 due to high school finals and the end of semester one. Thank you.
The Fairfield National Honor Society conducted a coat drive through December! 80 coats plus hats, scarves, and gloves were collected! Mrs. Lindberg's Early-K class brought in the most coats. They earned an ice cream party! Thanks everyone!
Friday, January 11th - No school - Record Keeping day and end of Semester one and preparation for Semester 2!!! Thanks!
Thursday, January 10th - School will be dismissed at 2:30. End of Semester one and end of Semester Testing!
ATTENTION 2018 GRADUATES! Your yearbooks are ready to be picked up! Please arrange for someone to pick it up or stop by when you are on Christmas Vacation!
On behalf of Fairfield Public Schools, we wish each of and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and a safe holiday weekend!
The FLY program is selling coffee and tea. Please contact an elementary student or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Last orders will be taken on Wednesday, Nov. 28th. Please pay at the time of order and checks can be made to Fairfield FLY. We appreciate your support!
Fairfield Schools will be hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast and Program on Monday, November 12th. Breakfast will begin at 7:30am with the program beginning at 8:20am! Please help spread the word! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!!!
Drive safe to school and work this morning. Looks like the roads could be slick here and there.
The Fairfield Eagles advance to state in volleyball! They take on the Choteau Bulldogs tonight in Cut Bank at 5:00 for the Divisional Championship! Good luck ladies!
In search of...substitute food service workers! Please call the school if you are interested in subbing in the kitchen and working with a great, fun loving staff! 467-2528 or 467-2425. Thank you!!!
BE SAFE ON YOUR WAY TO SCHOOL AND WORK TODAY!
ATTENTION PLEASE: 1/2 DAY PIR. Oct. 3rd. School out at 11:57. Professional Development day: digital lesson planning and attaching state standards to curriculum and methodology. Chromebook software and Breakout Box Professional Development. Buses will run at noon. Thank you!
THE JV FOOTBALL GAME IS IN FAIRFIELD TONIGHT AT 4:00 PM. THANKS!
REGISTRATION DAY!!! SR's 9:00, JR's 10:30, SOPH's 1:00, FROSH 2:30! Looking forward to an awesome and challenging year!
Thanks community! $64.25 in lemonade sales that will go to young Finnley Grace Foster!
INFORMATION REQUIRED BEFORE PRACTICES! Physicals and concussion forms must be done and completed before you are able to practice! Thanks in advance!
TODAY IS THE START OF TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! STOP BY AND SAY HELLO OR SEND YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER A NOTE OF THANKS! HAVE A GREAT DAY!
REDNEK ROBOTICS ARE RETURNING TO MONTANA AS WORLD CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
DONKEY BASKETBALL TONIGHT! Proceeds will go to the community hall speaker system! Doors open at 6:00 with the action starting at 7:00! Hope to see YOU HERE!
BE CAREFUL COMMUTING TO SCHOOL OR WORK. THE ROADS HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF BEING SLICK!
Bus Route 1 (Mike George) will not be running this morning. Sorry for the inconvenience.
All Buses will run to the best of their ability with the exception of Route 2 - the Broken O route. Thanks!
Bus Routes 3 & 5 will run today. Diane Hausman and Mike Johnson. Highway Routes only. Sorry for inconvenience and thanks for your help and support.
President's Day!!! Monday, February 19th. No School on Monday. School resumes on Tuesday, February 20th. Please have a nice and peaceful weekend.
GOOD MORNING! All buses are running; however, we will not be able to get to every person. Buses might be a bit late also. Thanks again for your help and understanding.
GOOD NEWS! We will run all bus routes as normal this afternoon! Thanks for all your help and understanding today. It was awesome!
The buses will be running as normal but heavy drifting may cause delays or inability to get to places. We will let you know if we are unable to pick up your child. Thanks!
Buses are running. They may be behind however. If they can't get to you we will let you know. Please call the school if you are bringing your child instead. Thanks and be safe!
Instead of more Cowbell...More Book Fair!!! Wednesday from 4:00-5:30. Thursday: 7:30-8:15 and from 11:30-12:45 - That's it!
CONGRATS WRESTLERS! Kolter Bouma & Jack Knight 3rd! Malaki Hvamstad & Dillon Anderson 2nd! Dylan Riphenburg Divisional Champ! Congrats and good luck. Thanks to the whole team for a great season!
FYI, all buses are running a little late this morning. Everyone, please be safe.
Wrestling Schedule! Senior Night! Weigh ins at 4:00 and Wrestling at 5:00!
Lunch Change for Monday, the 22nd and Monday the 29th. Chicken Stir Fry on the 22nd and Sloppy Joes on the 29th!
PLEASE NOTE! MONDAY, JAN. 29TH WILL BE AN EARLY OUT! Teachers will be in training on close reading and writing strategies, a writing across the curriculum professional development opportunity!
Route 5 is going to be late. He is at Golden Ridge school right now and is going to wait until daylight. It's a visibility issue. Thank you.
Buses will be running this morning. They may be running late at times. Bundle up and drive safe to school and/or work.
The FFA will be selling Christmas Trees starting on Monday, December 4th!
CHRISTMAS CONCERT - DECEMBER 12TH! CHECKOUT THE PRECURSOR! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JunRelo7bM
When approaching this school this morning, please slow down. The intersection is extremely slick. Thank you.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES! TOMORROW, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH FROM 1:00-7:00! HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!
The VB Girls won 3 to 1 and now face Cut Bank at 5:00! Good job and good luck!
Please be aware that busses might be just a bit behind due to road conditions. Thanks!
Alumni Scholarship Awardees...November 1st is the deadline for first semester monies. Thanks!
SCHOLARSHIPS! ALUMNI! If you are a scholarship recipient and have not requested your money please do so soon since the deadline is November 1st!
ATTENTION: GAME CHANGES HS VB Due to the weather the VB game vs Rocky Boy Thurs will now be played Friday! 3pm C start time (instead of 4pm). JH FB @ Conrad is Cancelled.
The buses will be running as normal! Could be a few minutes late since the highways are slick. East bound lane is slicker than the west bound lane. Drive careful and be safe.
Game Changes for Monday, October 2nd. Due to in-climate weather the HS JVFB game has been cancelled. The JH GBB game has also been cancelled. Practice for both will still be after school.
Dear neighbors!! If any of you have an old band instrument laying around collecting dust in your house, we would welcome the opportunity to give it a second chance at life. Our music department has a lot of students interested in band this year, and we are looking for solutions to help put an instrument in everyone's hands. If you'd like to donate or sell your instrument to the school, please contact Mr. Watson to discuss-- email@example.com or call 467-2528
INSTRUMENT SALE!!! Eckroth Music is setting-up a display of instruments for sale this Thursday 2pm-6pm in the band room. Other supplies will be available as well, including cleaning supplies and accessories (i.e. neck straps, reeds, etc). All band students and their families are encouraged to drop by and check it out.
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING A GREAT YEAR WITH MANY CHALLENGES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!
IT IS A 12:30 START FOR JR. HIGH TENNIS AT THE CMR COURTS.
High School Registration is tomorrow!!! SR'S 9:00, JR'S 10:30, SOPH'S 1:00, FROSH 2:30
NOTICE ON RECYCLING: Pacific Steel is no longer taking #1/#2 plastics as they have no buyer for them. That bin will be changed to tin (soup/tuna) cans instead. We are still taking plastic grocery bags (recycled at different grocery stores in town) and aluminum pop cans. Thank you! -FHS Recycling Club
Fall Soccer Sign Ups! (ages 4-14) Tuesday, Aug. 29th from 4-6 p.m. Fairfield School Cafeteria Contact Della Lonner 546-1637 OR Susan Murnane 590-2638 Tuesdays /Thursdays in Choteau 5:00-6:30 p.m.
The parent meeting for football will be in the multi purpose room on Tuesday, August 15th at 8:05 pm. Please plan to attend!
Sorry to report that the fire season has forced Mr. Watson to postpone the Band BBQ and Rendezvous to a date TBD after school starts.
Clothing Exchange!!! Come drop off your gently used clothing from 3-7 p.m. today (St. John's Parish Center)! Hope to see you there! Thank you for helping to make the clothing exchange a success! Mrs. Lonner!
COME ONE COME ALL! 7-12 Concert tonight at 7:00!!! Plus, on display, 100 art pieces! It promises to be an awesome, entertaining evening!! $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students!!
Fairfield High School and the Saturday Schedule! Saturday May 6th 10:30am Kolbe, Ethan, and Katrina vocal solos 1:00 pm Mack/Andrew duet 1:00 pm Jared Smith percussion solo 2:15 pm Choralairs
The Fairfield Envirothon Team takes fourth in Lewistown! Team members: Emily Clotfelter, Levi Wipf, Berit Bedord, Levi Gibson, and Trace Gulick! Good job!
The Teton Tigers take on the Kryptons in a Special Olympic Basketball Game on Thursday, April 27th in Choteau! Tailgate begins at 5:30 and game at 7:00!
FAIRFIELD STUDENTS TO LEARN ONLINE SECURITY!!! Warren Bauder, Technology Officer for First Security Bank, will present different aspects of online security for our local students and staff. Warren will educate our kids on topics such as: identity theft, credit card fraud, phishing, and malware. He will give examples of the “red flags” to look for while online and on social media. He will also spend some time giving advice on some simple ways to protect yourself. He is planning on his presentation lasting approximately 45 minutes, but he will leave time for some questions at the end!
NEWS FROM THE BOOK FAIR!!! Hi Diane, Thank you for your efforts this spring in making your Scholastic Book Fair a success! Getting books into your students’ hands is so pivotal all year round – especially in spring as we head into summer. Keeping their home libraries filled during those summer months is key to your students advancing their reading skills for the following school year! Because of this, I wanted to paint a picture not of your fair’s success by dollars and cents, but by books and reading minutes. Based on your most recent book fair; your school community walked away with 836 books, which equates to 150,540 independent reading minutes. This success should be celebrated and shared with your families and staff! Thank you again for all of your hard work and I look forward to our future work together!
Fairfield Public Schools wishes you and yours a safe and wonderful Easter!!!
Good luck to the track team today! Awards day for our Skills USA students up in Havre!
The Fairfield High School students are competing in the Principals' Cup today!
Track team will be participating in Cut Bank on Saturday. Bus leaves at 6:30am. Bring a lunch for the ride home.
HSBB plays in Three Forks next Friday and Saturday. Game times TBA.
JHBB Final Four week begins next Tuesday. Playin games will be announced.
Fairfield is excited for Thrillshare training!