Dear LDPS Families, Parents and Guardians of LDPS students, Beginning on Tuesday, June 22nd to Friday, June 25th, our buses will not be picking up any students in LD's surrounding areas, to bring to LD Elementary for our Summer Feeding Program. Any students that would like to participate in Summer Feeding on those days, will need to come to the Elementary Cafeteria. Our Transportation Dept will be in training on those days, training that is keeping our buses and drivers safe and in working order, to better serve our LDPS students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may result in. Sincerely, Marcy Cobell, LD Superintendent
ECSB is providing limited, onetime scholarships to working families of elementary-age children (children entering first grade through children entering fifth grade) to help cover the cost of out-of-school time summer programming or care for the summer months. This opportunity is made possible by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). ECFSD anticipates 2,500 scholarships awarded across the state. To ensure equitable opportunity for funding across the state, applications will be awarded following a regional allocation formula based on census information. To be considered eligible, parents must be employed and be able to provide documentation of summer care or summer program arrangements. THIS IS THE LINK FOR THE APPLICATION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRRSAOutofSchoolTimeApp
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! Dear Parents and Guardians: One location for the continued disbursement will be the Elementary Office- for all Elem/JH/HS parents/guardians who have yet to pick up their student's gift card(s). These payments were approved by the LDPS Board of Trustees to accommodate families from the missed DPHHS payment in August 2020, due to Co-Vid 19. Parents/guardians will be signing for the cards, designating themselves as the 'Responsible Party" for any gift cards given. LDPS or LD Trading Post will not replace any misplaced, stolen or lost cards once the parent/'guardian signs for responsibility. Please remember that LDPS is still on a 'mask mandate', so all visitors will need to be wearing masks and maintain social-distancing. The gift cards are to be redeemed at the "Lame Deer Trading Post" in the amount of $125.
Dear Parents and Guardians: WE are continuing this disbursement , beginning at 9 am, LDPS will be dispersing gift cards. The ONE location for the disbursements will be the Elementary ARG Entrance . These payments were approved by the LDPS Board of Trustees to accommodate families from the missed DPHHS payment in August 2020, due to Co-Vid 19. Parents/guardians will be signing for the cards, designating themselves as the 'Responsible Party" for any gift cards given. LDPS or LD Trading Post will not replace any misplaced, stolen or lost cards once the parent/'guardian signs for responsibility. Please remember that LDPS is still on a 'mask mandate', so all visitors will need to be wearing masks and maintain social-distancing. Tables will be set up at both locations, so parents/guardians can come into the building, one at a time, sign for their student's gift cards, and then exit the building promptly. Also, if lines are formed outside the doors, please maintain social-distancing in the lines also. Please be patient, if lines are long, you will be able to come back.
The Montana Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative (MIFSI) is distributing seed bundles to our relatives in MT Indian Country this Spring. When garden see shortages have developed last year, they did a grassroots seed and seedling drive for our relatives. This year, they have procured non-GMO, organic, and ancestral seeds and are building seed bundles for family and community gardens. They hope that through distribution of seed bundles, seed saving by all, and the development of an ancestral seed cooperative, they will add momentum to food sovereignty with families and communities. Seed bundles going to families, schools and community gardeners can be ordered through the MIFSI Facebook page. Bundles will be shipped through USPS the first week of March. Their Facebook page also serves as an online Indigenous gardening community where you will find talks by expert Native gardeners and we can support one another's successes.
If you are a household that does NOT have internet, please be patient. It will be a detailed process. Range needs to verify the locations and to make sure there is someone at the residence for installation. Some locations on our list, require a complete line to be dug and then connected and that takes time. Range has a list from LDPS, and they are being very methodical and steadfast in their approach, so please do not call Range. We are truly getting household names and physical addresses to Range as soon as possible, and they are working diligently on the list we provided. Patience and understanding is what is needed right now. If you have any questions, or a household to add to our list, please direct your question or concerns to Marcy Cobell @ Superintendent's Office 477-6305 x 1003 or Brandon @ LDPS Tech 477-6305 x 1010 **Also please remember we have Hot Spots installed via Projectconnect at the Elementary Parking Lot, HS P0arking Lot, and the Tribal Building if your child/student needs internet for the time being. Thank you for your patience and support in this endeavor.
Just a reminder to get your sports physical as soon as you can!