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COVID-19 reported in schools, no evidence of spread

News from the Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center  FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Lake County/CSKT Tribal Health are currently following up on cases of COVID-19 in St. Ignatius Middle and High Schools, K. William Harvey Elementary and Ronan Middle School. Case investigations have been completed and close contacts have been placed under quarantine. At this time, there is no evidence of spread within the schools.  As a reminder, upon a positive COVID-19 lab result, Lake or CSKT Tribal Health follows up with the case to issue an isolation order and conduct a contact investigation. Contacts are then confidentially notified and placed under a 14-day quarantine with the option...

Polson teachers share concerns over return to 4 or 5-day school week Polson teachers share concerns over return to 4 or 5-day school week

POLSON – Several Polson teachers expressed concern about returning to four- or five-day in-school education – a plan that may be launched as early as Oct. 5 – during the Polson School Board’s regular meeting Sept. 14.  The board met in the Polson High School auditorium. Curren...

Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs nab homecoming wins Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs nab homecoming wins

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldog celebrated during last week’s homecoming festivities, and although some of the traditional homecoming activities were not feasible due to COVID-19 concerns, homecoming spirits were kept alive. On Friday evening, the Bulldogs were able to place a checkmark in ...

COVID-19 response protocols for schools announced

MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced outbreak response protocols to support K-12 schools as they respond to suspected or positive COVID-19 cases and take public health-based measures to minimize the spread and keep students safe and healthy.  “The Outbreak Response Protocols provide...

Fall Child Find scheduled

RONAN — For residents of Ronan and Pablo a fall Child Find will take place on Friday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. from K. Wm. Harvey Elementary School. Screenings are done by appointment only; call 406-676-3390 to set up a time. The CDC will screen children ages birth to 2 years, 11 months. Childre...

P.E.O. STAR scholarship awarded P.E.O. STAR scholarship awarded

News from the P.E.O Chapter of Polson POLSON — The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2020-2021 academic year, was awarded to Mesa McKee, a recent graduate of Polson High School. The scholarship certificate was presented by P.E.O. Chapter CA President Lynn Sherick.  Mesa is the d...

OPI Superintendent supports MHSA stance on sporting events

News from OPI MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen sent a letter to Montana’s county health officers encouraging them to allow parents or guardians to attend their children’s school sporting events. The letter was offered in support of the stance taken by the Mo...

TERS holds class of 2020 commencement TERS holds class of 2020 commencement

PABLO — The 2020 graduates of Two Eagle River School received a special send off on the football field Saturday afternoon. The traditional graduation ceremony was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to say how proud I am of these graduates,” said TERS Superintendent Rodney Bird i...

Polson High School shares plan for sports events

News from Polson High School Principal Andy Fors POLSON – Polson High School has created a spectator plan for the start of the 2020-21 high school athletics season. At this time, the school has made the decision to allow four tickets per participating home team athlete and two tickets per particip...

Student transportation support requests approved

News from OPI  MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen’s requests to the Governor for student transportation financial support and taxpayer relief in light of COVID-19 were approved.  As school districts have been planning for how to safely reopen schools this...

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