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Important info for start of school

August 14, 2013

Boundary County School District No. 101



Building Workday will be held on Monday, August 26.

Teacher In-Service Days are Tuesday & Wednesday, August 27-28.

Building Day is scheduled for Thursday, August 29.

Building Workday is scheduled for Friday, August 30.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

BCSD#101 has a 4 day school week. Monday - Thursday. There will be no school on Fridays.  If Monday is a holiday, school will be in session 3 days that week from Tuesday - Thursday.

Secretaries and principals are in their buildings full time as of Monday, August 19. Students may register at any time during regular office hours:


Bonners Ferry High School Principal: Tim Gering, 267-3149

Bonners Ferry High School AD: Steven Morton, 267-3149

Boundary County Middle School Principal: David Miles, 267-5852

Valley View Elementary Principal: Gary Pflueger, 267-5519

Mount Hall Elementary Principal: Jim Nash, 267-3489

Naples Elementary Principal: Steven Morton, 267-2956      

Special Education Coordinator: Jim Nash, 267-7962

Curriculum Coordinator: Robin Merrifield, 267-7962

Title I Coordinator: Steven Morton, 267-2956


Information concerning bus routes and pick-up/drop-off points can be obtained from Transportation Supervisor Bill Irwin at 267-2425.  Buses will operate their regular schedules on Tuesday, September 3rd.  Those families who qualify for in- lieu of transportation reimbursement can pick up an application at the district office or contact Bill Irwin.


Handbooks and free/reduced meal forms will be sent home with students during the first week of school. School calendars will be included as part of the student handbooks for year round referral.  Extra copies of these handbooks are kept at each school office.  Information concerning food service can be obtained from Food Service Director, Tammy Schneider at 267-3796.  The first day of meals for students is Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Student insurance forms are available at each of the school offices.  It is imperative that a child participating in sports have insurance coverage.


Idaho Code is explicit concerning school entry age.  For entry into Kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st of the school year in which the child is to enroll.  For a child enrolling in first grade, the age of six (6) years must be reached on or before the first day of September of the year in which the child is to enroll.  If a child has completed a kindergarten program but is not six on or before September 1st of the year of enrollment, that child shall be able to enter first grade.  The Idaho Legislature has not allowed for any flexibility in the law.


Pre-registration is NOT required for any student who is currently enrolled in Boundary County School District No. 101 schools.  A copy of the child=s birth certificate and immunization is required for incoming students of all ages.


The district=s emergency phone line is 267-8934.  This number is a recording and provides information for emergency school closure and an update of selective district activity. You may also access the district’s website for more information at  If you wish to visit with the superintendent, Dick Conley, he can be reached at the district office, 267-3146.


Please note the following dates:

Labor Day, No school                                        September 2

First Day of School                                            September 3

District In-Service, No school                          October 3                                 

Furlough Day, No school                                   November 26

Thanksgiving Vacation, No school                    November 25-28

Christmas Vacation, No school                         December 23-January 2

Return to School                                                January 6

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                              January 20, 2013

President=s Day, No school                              February 17

Spring Break, No school                                    March 31-April 3

Memorial Day, No school                                 May 26

Last Day of School K-12                                   June 5

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