Important Back to School Information

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Families,

We look forward to welcoming you back to school this fall! There is a great deal of important information to know, whether you are a new or returning family. So please read all the information below and email us with any questions.


Back to School Night is August 28th at Palouse Prairie School

5:30 Grades K-3 tour classrooms and meet the teacher
6:00 Schoolwide announcements in the PPCS Multipurpose Room
6:30-7:00 Grades 4-8 tour classrooms and meet the teacher

Families Email List

Please be absolutely sure that you have signed up for our Families Email List on our website and confirmed your subscription by following instructions in the confirmation email. This is how we communicate vital information with our families. If your email address has changed, you will need to sign up with your new address.

Important Change at Bus Transfer Location

   Parents are not allowed to pick up their children at the Moscow Middle School after school. Please pick your children up from Palouse Prairie rather than from the middle school transfer location. This message is from MSD Superintendent Bailey: “The standard transportation rule for the school district is that the bus transfer location located at Moscow Middle School is designated only as a transfer spot where students are transferred from the bus that picked them up from their school to the bus that will drop them off at their designated bus stop.” PPCS is working with the district on a new drop off location for students who planned to walk home from the middle school bus transfer location. Only students who are transferring to another bus or attending events at the middle school may ride the bus to the middle school transfer location.

Parents Ride to School Day is Monday, August 28

Ride to School Day is available for all kindergarten students and new students grades 1 through 3.  Call the Bus Garage one week prior to ride date at 208-882-3933 to confirm a time. Please fill out this form to register. For more information please read the flyer from Moscow School District.

Immunization Records and Birth Certificates

All students must have immunization records or exemption forms and birth certificates on file at PPCS before being able to attend class. Please make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations and that an updated immunization record and birth certificate are on file at the school. Seventh grade students must have records of their meningococcal and TDaP vaccines on file at the school before being able to attend class. Immunization exemption forms must be filled out each year and be on file before a student can attend class.

Student Supply Donations $30 – $50  

To save families time and money, we purchase all student supplies through the school. This bulk ordering allows us to bring the cost down and save on packing materials. We request a donation of $30-$50 per student to cover the cost of providing all of your student’s personal school supplies. We appreciate your making a donation before the first day of school or at Back to School Night. *If the purchase of these supplies creates a hardship for your family, please contact the school’s Director.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Applications

We ask all families who believe they are eligible, to fill out the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application. Even if your child will not need a free or reduced lunch from the school, please fill out the form if you think you may be eligible. This application helps our school qualify for federal programs that support all our students.  Find more information and the form on our Resources page under Lunch Information.

School Lunch Balances

If your child will be ordering school lunch, we would appreciate your putting a balance on their account before the school year begins and always maintain a positive balance. You will receive by-weekly emails from SchoolDex, so please watch for those.

Before School Care

Before School Care is available for $50 per month and begins at 7:30. The registration form is available on the website under the Resources page.

Art Workshops

Art Workshop for the 2017-2018 school year will be available on October 6, 25-27, November 17January 25 & 26March 9April 6, and May 25. The workshops will run from 8:30 to 3 and will cost $20 per day and $10 for each child after the first. There is a 10% discount for those who pay in full in advance. Register for the 2017-18 school year.

Palouse Prairie Charter School – Office
208-882-3684
office@palouseprairieschool.org