Attention New Student & 7th Grade Families

Parent reminder

If your child is entering kindergarten, 7th grade or new to Elysian School please make sure to bring in a copy of their immunization records. The Open House is a great time to do so. These must be up to date and received prior to the first day of school (per MT state law). If any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Kind regards,
Kristine Oostermeyer RN
School Nurse
kristine.oos
406-696-9018

Open House – Save the Date!

Open House – Save the Date!

Join us on August 21st from 5:30-6:30 pm for the Open House.

The open house is a great time to explore the school, meet the staff, meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, make a deposit for meal accounts, pick up schedules & for middle school kids to load up their lockers.

We will be welcoming just over 370 students to Elysian this year. To help control the congestion, please take a look at the information below for your child’s grade. You can also arrive anytime during the 5:30-6:30 hour.

Grades K-5

  • Enter through the main north doors as early as 5:30pm
  • Parking is available on the north and west sides of the building
    • Please do not park on the street
  • Class Lists including your child’s homeroom teacher’s name will be posted in the commons
    • Your child’s schedule will be in their homeroom
    • PowerSchool and Bus route information will also be listed on this schedule
  • Lunch payments will be accepted at a table in the commons
  • Kindergarten Parents – If you haven’t already, please be sure to bring a birth certificate and current immunizations so we can make a copy for our files. Both items are a must to enroll in school.

Grades 6-8

  • Enter through the east doors (gym) as early as 5:30pm
  • Parking is available on the east dirt lot and the field south of the sheds and north of the sod farm
    • Please do not park on the street
  • Class Lists including your child’s advisory teacher’s name will be posted in the hallway near the gym
    • Your child’s schedule will be in their advisory teacher’s classroom
    • PowerSchool, locker assignment and bus route information will also be listed on this schedule
  • Lunch payments will be accepted at a table in the commons
  • Lockers – remember no adhesives, including tape & contact paper, are allowed inside or on the lockers. Magnets are preferred and sticky notes are ok.

No early arrivals. The doors will not be open until 5:30.

Girls Basketball – 5-8th grade

On Monday, August 20th, the Elysian Eagles Girls Basketball team will begin practice. Practice on August 20-21 will be from 8:30-11am. The will be NO practice on Wednesday the 22nd.

Beginning August 23, all practices will be after school until 6:00 pm, except for Wednesdays, when we will practice before school. Times will be announced at practice for Wednesday mornings. All girls in grades 5-8 are eligible to practice and play, as long as they have a current physical on file with our Athletic Directors. You can check the athletics website to see if your current physical is ok or expired. Use your Student Number to determine if it is or not.

Use this url if the link above is broken:
https://sites.google.com/elysian.k12.mt.us/elysianschoolathletics/sports-physicals?authuser=0

Attention: 7-8th Grade Boys & Their Families

Elysian students who would like to join Elder Grove football please see below:

We will have an informational/paperwork/equipment check-out meeting this coming Sunday (8/12) at Elder Grove School. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM.

On Monday, August 13th, we will have our ImPACT testing done in the Elder Grove Middle School at 8:00 AM. Your students just need to come take a baseline concussion test on a computer. We will start at 8:00 AM and the testing should only take 45 mins.

Practice will begin the same day (Monday 8/13) at Elder Grove School behind the main gym. Practice will be from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Some items you will need turned in before the first practice:
-Completed Physical

-Completed Concussion Form
-$150.00 Football Activity Fee (checks made out to Elder Grove School)

Attention Parents, Guardians & Students

Hello all!

Wow, another year is almost under wraps! A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, parents, guardians and community members for everything you’ve done this past year to help our students become better versions of themselves. While they don’t always like to admit it, they follow our example and the Elysian community does a great job showing them the way.

I know it’s a bit early for this information but I’m gone for the summer after today, so here’s my reminder to everyone to take a look at our website for updates. Currently, the new calendar has been published and can be downloaded in pdf format or viewed via the calendar app of your choice, the school schedule is on the left side, supply lists are published and will be at the local stores whenever they put out school supplies and we’re taking new student registrations for anyone new to our district.

New kindergarten parents: don’t forget we need birth certificates and immunizations before the first day of school. I’m back on August 9th and they can be dropped off at the school any time from that day forward or you can try in the mornings during the summer. Our administrators & clerk are in most mornings. You can also scan and email them to me at heathergunsch@elysianschool.org

All parents: Don’t forget to opt in to our school messenger texts. If you’re not sure if you have or not, send a text message to 68453 with the word YES in the body of the message. We communicate mostly through our blog, text & the PTO FB page. I’d encourage you to sign up for our blog posts too….any time we post, they are delivered to your inbox in the early evening. The link is on our website.

Elementary Class lists can be viewed at the open house. Please do not call the office before the open house for this information. Due to fluctuations in enrollment, the class lists can change several times before the Open House. Hint: If you’ve signed up for text messages, we will send this information to you.

Middle School: schedules are complete for all current students. Students and parents can use their (PowerSchool) PS log in info to view them. If you’ve misplaced your PS info, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until the paper schedules are distributed at the Open House (it’s noted on there). Please do not call the office before the open house for this information. Hint: If you’ve signed up for text messages, we will send this information to you.

6th graders – you’ll have a locker this year, so don’t forget to pick up some things to help you organize like magnets, sticky notes, pencil cups, shelves, etc.

Have a great summer!
See you in August.

Heather Gunsch
Secretary, heathergunsch

Elysian School | District #23 | 6416 Elysian Road, Billings, MT 59101 | p. 406.656.4101 f. 406.656.9941

Report Cards

The end of year report cards have been mailed. You should start receiving them next week. If you do not get a report card, you may have a meal balance to reconcile.