A Special Welcome to Our New Students, Families, and Staff!
Drop-Off, Pick-Up, Parent Visits, & Parking
Drop-off/ pick-up is at curbside. Parents are welcome to come onto campus for special events, to help in the classroom, to meet with teachers by appointment, and to volunteer. On the first day of school, parents are invited onto campus for coffee and music in the morning.
K–4th: 8:15 - 8:25 | Classes Begin at 8:25
5th–8th: 8:30 - 8:40 | Classes Begin at 8:40
K–4th grade out at 1:45pm
5th–8th grades out at 2:00pm
K–4th: 2:45–2:55 | Please Be Prompt
5th–8th: 3:00–3:10 | Please Be Prompt
AfterCare is Available for K-5
Extra-Early-Out Days: 11/9, 12/20, and 5/2
K–4th grade out at 11:45am
5th–8th grades out at noon
First Day of School | Wednesday, August 30
As the summer days wane, a new academic adventure awaits us all. It's time to reunite with friends and teachers, share stories of our time away, and make new memories together. This year promises to be filled with opportunities for growth and learning, where we'll expand our knowledge, discover new interests, and develop essential skills for the future. Here's some general information to get this fantastic year started!
Parent Alert: Important announcements and time-sensitive bulletins via text.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure we have an updated and frequently-checked email for you. Look out for
All-school newsletter sent out weekly on Mondays
K-4 homeroom weekly email
5th-8th biweekly email
Absent or Late: Important to call (406-549-8327) or email by 9am if your child is going to be absent or late to school. Students arriving late must check in at the office before going to class or when leaving class, if leaving early.
For communication questions contact Virginia.
All Kindergarten and New Families: Immunization records due at the office via email or snail mail by Monday, August 21. Sorry, no faxes. Click here if you need the religious exemption form, which should be notarized.
7th Grade: All 7th Graders must have a Tdap booster. Please bring or send documentation by Monday, August 21.
Our little street can get quite congested during the drop-off and pick-up times of day. Please be respectful of your fellow Sussex parents and of our school neighbors!
Staggered drop-off and pick-up times help reduce traffic congestion, so please arrive within your designated time.
The drive-through lane is only for quick drop-offs and pick-ups; it greatly adds to congestion and frustration if you leave your car parked in this lane!
If you leave your car, you must park in the lot, or on 2nd, Catlin, or Garfield Streets. Please do not block the drive-through lane or our neighbors’ driveways, lots, or parking spaces.
The very successful Park & Walk program will start up again in September, thanks to the Sussex Parent Association.
Sustainable Transportation Plan: Thanks for continuing to choose sustainable transportation. See SPA for sustainable transportation options.