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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

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.

From the Principal’s Desk


What a fantastic year we have had! The 2017-2018 school year is quickly coming to a close. It has been an honor working with your child/children this past year. As a district we have seen many accomplishments and academic growth among our students. Thank you for your partnership in helping to make this an amazing year! The last few weeks are fairly busy so I wanted to give you a reminder of some of the events coming up.

Events to remember:
5/15 Middle School Awards Ceremony 2pm-2:45pm in Gym
5/16 4th grade field trip
5/18 Kinder field trip
5/18 5-8th grade dance 6pm-8pm Gym
5/21 4th grade field trip
5/21 End of year Assembly
5/22 Kinder Promotion 1:30pm Commons (students may be checked out after or complete the day)
5/22 Last day for Kinder
5/23 5th grade field trip
5/23 2nd grade field trip
5/24 8th grade last day
5/24 8th Grade Promotion 6:30pm-7:30pm in Gym
5/25 Last Day of School – Release at 12:30 buses will run at this time.