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Notes from the Superintendent

Dear Patrons,

With the school year in full swing, take some time to login to your Parent PowerSchool Account; you can review just about every aspect of your child’s education all in one place (attendance, grades, accounts, etc.).  There is a link to PowerSchool on the school website, https://bottineau.ps.state.nd.us/public/home.html.  If you can’t remember your login or don’t have one stop by the office or call and we will get you connected.

On September 7, 2018, First District Health Unit from Minot conducted a School Inspection; they also completed an Environmental Health Inspection of the BPS Food Service Program.  I am proud to again say that both inspections were completed with both programs getting very good reports with our Food Service receiving a perfect 100 score, please congratulate them on a job well done.  Our custodians and food service personnel work very hard at what they do and it is great to see this type of report and I hope that it reassures you as parents and guardians that we are working hard to assure student safety.

I am glad to see that our new Dual Credit classes are seeing success; we currently have students taking four different college courses on our campus, following our bell schedule, while being taught by college instructors on our campus.  This has opened the door for many students to take college courses while at the same time being able to attend our classes on our schedule. For the ambitious student they could earn 13 college credits by the end of the school year and never have to leave the building to do it.  It is a WIN/ WIN for our students.

Many “things” have been in the works and going on behind the scenes over the past year.  As I am sure you have heard by now the District will again be asking for your support to add on to the existing 3-12 building and move all PK-12 students to one location.  The topic of what is the best solution for replacing Central School is one that has been debated over the years and is not new for you, the patrons of the Bottineau Public School District.  This debate will again come to the surface in the very near future, as the Bottineau Public School Board and Administration are looking at what is the best educational decision that can be made for the students who attend Central School regarding those facilities.

I am very pleased with how this school year has begun.  Remember that there is no school on October 18th and 19th, these are the mandated Teachers Convention Days, also just a reminder to enjoy the 31st, but more importantly, keep your children safe on Halloween while Trick or Treating!