December 27, 2016
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Biometric Screening Sign Ups

BIOMETRIC SCREENING SIGN UP - Sign Up Now To Reserve Your Spot the week of January 11th

Instructions attached through this link BIOMETRIC SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS .  Free biometric screening tests are available for all GFPS Employees and Spouses starting January 11, 2017.  Scheduling is a first come, first serve basis so sign up soon in order to reserve your preferred time, date and location!

OFFICIAL Biometric Screening Schedule
(Note the extended times and January 12 & 13th location change!)  

*Fasting and non-fasting screenings available        
-   January 11, 2017 – CMR- Upstairs Gymnasium 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
-   January 12, 2017 – GFHS 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM- Old Gym and 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM- Boardroom
-   January 13, 2017 – District Office Building (location change) 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM
-   January 14, 2017– Paris 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (yes this is a Saturday!)

Please contact Human Resources at 268-6010 with any questions. 

Board Policies - Change to Website

The Board Policy Section has been updated to a pdf for each policy.  Now you just click on the policy you want to view and can print just that policy.  We are hoping this change will help when needing to just view and print a single policy.   

December Work Schedule

 December Work Schedule – Full Work Days

Please be advised that Friday, December 23, 2016 and Friday, December 30, 2016 are full work days
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources or consult your handbook or collective bargaining agreement via this link
As a reminder, December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 are full day holidays.

Departments being Moved!


Please be advised that Environmental Ed and Care are moving to Paris Education Center effective January 3, 2017.  Please route all of their interoffice mail to Paris starting in January. 

GFPS Jazz Workshop Concert

What:  2017 GFPS Jazz Workshop Concert            
When: Friday Jan 6th at 7:30 pm
Where: CM Russell Bill Williamson Theater
Cost: Free Admission!

Details:  Join us for our annual Jazz Workshop with clinicians from the University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music as our featured guests and clinicians.  Jazz Bands and Choirs from CM Russell High School and Great Falls High School will be performing a wide variety of jazz and pop songs for the audience.  This is always a great concert, and a fabulous way to start the New Year!

Discovery Grant Information

Do you have an innovative and creative project you’d like to implement in your classroom or building? You can receive money through a Discovery grant and submissions open today, December 5th, and close January 27th. Great Falls Public Schools employees can submit applications for funding ranging from $500 to $3,000. The program provides opportunities for students to learn in new environments, experience creative teaching methods, participate in out of school experiences, or have new equipment or materials that provide enrichment and support. You can find the application HERE or through the Foundation’s webpage at

If you have questions about the Discovery Grant program please contact Dave Crum at dave_crum [at] gfps [dot] k12 [dot] mt [dot] us or call 7340. If you have questions regarding the online application please contact Lyndsay Lettre at foundation [at] gfps [dot] k12 [dot] mt [dot] us or at 7401.