Let’s Build a Foundation for Our Future
Moscow Education Foundation, Inc. is reporting GREAT NEWS! They have raised nearly $3000 from over 50 people! However, they have shared with me that they NEED YOUR HELP to reach the initial $10,000 goal so they can begin granting funds to teachers and/or schools within the Moscow School District. As you are probably aware, education funding in Idaho is limited and this entity wants to support teachers in their innovative ideas for academically-based projects for students.
Visit moscoweducationfoundation.org to learn about the organization, and how you can help through your donation.
Insuring a brighter future by investing in our children.
Weather Caused School Closure (Monday, January 9th):
Due to the poor weather conditions, all schools within the Moscow School District will be closed today, Monday, January 9th.
This includes Moscow High School, Paradise Creek Regional High School, Moscow Middle School, Lena Whitmore Elementary, McDonald Elementary, Russell Elementary, and West Park Elementary.
All after-school activities are also cancelled unless weather and road conditions improve, and you are notified by a representative of the school district of the change.
Drive Careful if you must leave your home.
Snow Days and Other Weather Related Closures
With the change in the weather I thought it would be good to let you know the process we take when announcing a snow day or other weather related closures. After monitoring the weather and road conditions and talking with other local agencies, a decision is made no later than 5:30 a.m. The next step starts the process of running our mass communication program called School Messenger. This program allows me to communicate to all employees and families of our students at the same time. The closure announcement is done through a recorded phone message, email, and text in a matter of minutes. I also send the information to KXLY Ch. 4, KLEW Ch. 3, K-KEW Radio, Inland Northwest Radio, Lewiston Tribune, Daily News, and post it on our website. The goal is to have everyone notified no later than 6:15 a.m.
As parents you can help by making sure your contact information is up-to-date in our school information system, PowerSchool, which is where we pull the phone numbers and email addresses for notification. You can do this by going into Powerschool from our website and editing your demographic information. You can also call your child’s school to ask them to check the information.
Note: Currently a delayed start is not an option to our school district due to many of our bus drivers having other jobs during the day and are unavailable to transport students.