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       Public schools need public input!


    2021-2022 BUDGET



      Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:30 PM at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. South.

    You are invited to join the GFPS Administration and Board of Trustees in an update from your LOCAL LEGISLATORS regarding the education bills that have been considered thus far in the Montana Legislature. This is during the transmittal break so it is a perfect time to review so the Board can begin to make budgetary decisions for the 2021-2022 school year. COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION!  As a resource, please review these webpages for background information, School Budgeting 101”, “This is Great Falls Public Schools”.

    This meeting is open for the public to attend in person or to participate through Zoom Conferencing.  If you would like to participate through Zoom, please e-mail the Superintendent’s mailbox at with the information below:

    • Your first and last name
    • E-mail address you would like the Zoom link sent
    • Your address and phone number

    Your request must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  You will then receive the Zoom information for the meeting on March 4, 2021.  Only people who have requested the Zoom information will be allowed into the Zoom meeting.

     Our Kids Our Community Our Future

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  • GFPS Drivers Education Program Spring (March 2021)
    In-person only at GFHS - 24 spots available

    Drivers Ed





    Spring Drivers Education Sign Up Letter

    Drivers Education Sign-up link


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  • Community Invite for 2021-2022 Budget Preparation


    Budget preparation   YOU'RE INVITED! Public Schools Need Public Input!

    The community is invited to join the Great Falls Public Schools Administration and Board of Trustees as we begin to prepare the 2021-2022 Budget.

    For details, click here to see the schedule and to know more about the Budget Committee.

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  • Resolution of Intent to Impose an Increase in Levies

    Resolution of Intent to Impose an Increase in Levies

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  • Remote Learning Information

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    TK-6 Remote Learning

    K-6 Remote Learning FAQ


    7-12 Remote Learning FAQ

    For more information, please call the Remote Learning Center at 406-268-7446

    Great Falls Career & College Readiness Center Face-to-Face and Remote Learning Information

    For more information, please call the GF Career & College Readiness Center at 406-771-5108.

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  •  GFPS Coronavirus Updates

     Our Kids Our Community Our Future





    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 attempt to report on a daily basis, by school, the total active cases confirmed by our nursing staff, in conjunction with the County Health Department. The total number of active cases in the District today, March 2, 2021, is 17.  Click here to see the active cases by school.

    This webpage will be updated at the end of each workday, Monday through Friday, by our school district office staff.

    Tom Moore

    Message from GFPS Lead Nurse Erica Harp on Screening Possible COVID-19 Symptoms

    Local and CDC Numbers for COVID Hotlines

    Cascade County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Updates

    State of Montana COVID-19 in Montana Schools

    State of Montana Outbreak Response Protocols - K-12

    February 11, 2021
      Great Falls Schools has had a mask requirement in place as part of our school re-opening plan that was approved by our School Board in August of 2020. At this point the mask protocol for the District will remain in place until the CCHD has met and until the GFPS Board has had a chance to consider any recommendations that staff would bring before them, if any, for changes in our plan at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. 

    GFPS Mask Protocol
    GFPS Reopening Plan August 2020

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  • GFPS Virtual Academy

    Registration opens soon for GFPS Summer Virtual Academy 2021!

    Virtual Academy is open to all students entering 8th through 12th grade.

    Visit for more information including the link to register.

    Summer Virtual Academy 2021 will run from June 7 through July 31. Students are able to earn credit in several core classes as well as a couple of electives including one dual credit offering. Students taking courses in the summer are able to open up their schedules, affording them more flexibility to take higher level or different courses of their choosing during the school year. 

    Registration opens Monday, March 1 at 8:00 AM - High interest classes like HPE will fill up within 10 minutes of the opening of registration!

    💡 If you would like to receive a couple of emails and/or texts to remind you as we get closer to registration day, sign up here:
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  • 2021 Surplus Silent Auction Sale

    Surplus Sale  These items have been declared as obsolete by Great Falls Public Schools. Silent auction bids are being accepted for each item. For successful bidders, items must be picked up within one week of the close of the sale.

    VEHICLES: Available to be viewed on March 4th, Thursday, from noon until 4:00 PM at 2615 Central Ave. West.
    MUSIC & KITCHEN ITEMS: View by appointment only. Please call 406-268-6054 to schedule an appointment.

    Please go to the Bid/Auction page to view the items.

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  • GFPS Athletic Facility/Event COVID-19 Management Plan for Winter Sports

    Great Falls Great Schools

    Revised GFPS Athletic Facility/Event COVID-19 Management Plan for Winter Sports

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  • Good Apple Recipients

    Red Apple


    January 25, 2021
    February 8, 2021
    February 22, 2021

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  • School Board Meeting Information

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    Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Great Falls Public Schools is pivoting its public School Board meetings to utilize a virtual option for Board members, cabinet and the public in order to avoid large gatherings of people at this time. Therefore, the March 8, 2021 School Board meeting will be available to the public through Facebook Live streaming on our GFPS FB page at;

    Audience Participation and Public Comment is part of the public meeting process. Each Board Agenda provides an opportunity under Section VI. Communication (A)  for Audience Communication on any topic that is not already noticed on the agenda for that evening. If a member of the community would like to address the Board virtually during this time in the agenda, please email the  by 5:00 PM on the night of the Board meeting (Feb. 8th) and include the following information;

    First and Last Name
    Group or individual(s) you are representing, if any.
    Written comment of the subject/topic you wish to address with the Board.

    Your comment will be read during the Audience Participation portion of the agenda.

    All other public comment on agenda items will be allowed by the Board Chair as that item is being discussed by the Board during the meeting via FB Live streaming comments. Once again, individuals wishing to comment on agenda items before the Board during this time period, must state their full name and address when addressing the Trustees. Public comments will  be recorded as part of the public record.

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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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