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    Press Release: Friday, September 24, 2021

    Great Falls Public Schools has been monitoring the COVID-19 spread since school started. This week the Cascade County Health Department reported that the Average Cases per 100,000 in Cascade County had hit 100/100K. In addition, the positivity rate remains at 12.7%. Both are indicators of a HIGH community transmission rate. Based on the school district’s policy, when community transmission rates reach this point, we will implement some additional health and safety protocols, to include mask requirements.

    Our Goal is to keep schools open and teachers engaged with our students as much as possible. Therefore, beginning on Monday, September 27, 2021, we will be requiring all students, staff and visitors to Great Falls Public Schools to wear masks in school and at all school events. This request will remain in place until the transmission rates drop back into a safer phase (moderate level) and stays low for at least one full week.

    In addition, Great Falls Public Schools will be limiting access to the rental of our school facilities by outside groups for the next few weeks as well.  The limitations will be in effect until the transmission rates drop into the moderate range for a week or more.

    Student athletic activities will continue this week as scheduled. However, there will be health and safety protocols which include a mask requirement when students and coaches are in close proximity.  Spectators are asked to wear masks at all athletic events at this time as well. 

    Parents, staff and students are reminded to monitor your health and wellbeing each day. If you are feeling sick and/or exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, please stay home and contact your health care provider.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school administrator.

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  •  GFPS Coronavirus Updates

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    For the week of September 20, 2021, Great Falls Public Schools is operating under the Yellow Phase.  

    Yellow Phase

    COVID numbers 9-17-2021

    Weekly County Covid numbers

    8-31-2021 DPHHS Emergency Rule
    GFPS Response to DPHHS Emergency Rule

    2021 COVID-19 Phases

    GFPS Plan for a Safe Return to School

    In the interest of keeping our community informed of the situation with active COVID-19 cases in our schools, Great Falls Public School officials will report on a weekly basis, by school, the total active cases confirmed by our nursing staff, in conjunction with the County Health Department. 

    This webpage will be updated at the end of each week by our school district office staff.

    Tom Moore

    Local and CDC Numbers for COVID Hotlines

    Cascade County Health Department COVID-19 Weekly Updates

    State of Montana COVID-19 in Montana Schools

    Governor's Coronavirus Task Force

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  • Positive Psychology

    Positive Psychology

    Positive Psychology---Learn it! Practice it! Do it!

    NOTE: Registration required & FREE Lunch Provided

    Positive psychology is all the rage in the therapy world, but do you really know what it entails? In this event you’ll learn what positive psychology is and is not, and you’ll discover your strengths and how they can improve your everyday life. Learn and experience hands-on, practical strategies to use in your personal and professional life. Free CEUs available.

    Alliance for Youth, 3220 11th Ave. S., in the Gathering Hall.

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  • Military Appreciation Events

    Free Military Events

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  • GFPS Job Fair at University of Providence

    Job fair at UP

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  • GFPS Job Fair at Great Falls College

    Job Fair at GFC

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  • Good Apple Recipients

    Red Apple


    August 9, 2021
    August 23, 2021
    September 13, 2021


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  • GFPS Now Hiring

    GFPS Now Hiring

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  • 2021-2022 Elementary and Middle School School Supply Lists

    School Supplies

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  • New Longfellow Elementary School

    Exterior of the new Longfellow Elementary School


    August 24, 2020, Ribbon Cutting of the New Longfellow Elementary School.  Click here for Assistant Superintendent Ruth Uecker to give you a tour of our new building.

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