June 1, 2015
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GFPS and the 4th of July!

Did You Know You Can Contribute to the GFPS Foundation without Costing You a Penny?

That's right. You can contribute to the GFPS foundation by using Amazon Smile for your purchases. It won't cost you anything extra to use instead of to make purchases. Just designate Great Falls Public Schools Foundation as your charity and Amazon will contribute 1% of your sales. Or use this link to directly benefit the foundation every time you make a purchase: Amazon Smile

Swim Lesson Registration at GFHS Pool

Summer swim lesson pre-registration is set to start Monday, May 18th at the Bison Pool from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. each day Monday through Friday until June 4th The pool is located in the R.W. Swarthout Field house complex at Great Falls High, 19th street and 5th Avenue South. Session 1 begins on June 15th, Session 2 begins on July 6th and session 3 begins July 27th. Classes are one half hour in length Monday through Thursdays and will be offered in seven different ability levels in addition to a special needs classes, Mom and tot classes and adult classes. Prices range from $55-$60 per session. Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings.

For more information contact GFHS Pool Manager, Bob Stingley at 268-6281. Registration forms are available online at: Swim Lesson Registration Forms


Final teacher time sheets are due in the Business Office Friday, June 12th. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM EARLY. MAKE ANY NECESSARY CHANGES AND SEND THEM UP ON FRIDAY’S TRUCK. Teachers who use time cards should also turn them in at this time. All other time cards are due Monday, June 22nd.

All time cards are due on the above dates. Do not put them in the school mail any later, as it will be impossible to pay them on this pay period.

All federal time cards are due to federal programs office two days before the dates listed above.

Secretaries, please review your time card check-off list and be sure all employees have turned in their time cards.

Please note: Paychecks and direct deposit slips for June and July will be mailed with the exception of the custodial payrolls and DOB employees.


June 30th Payroll:
Time cards are due June 22nd

July 31st Payroll:
Time cards are due July 24th

August 31st Payroll:
Time cards are due August 24th


Any employee terminating their employment with the district must send their timecard to the business office immediately upon termination. If the employee will be terminating shortly after the end of the pay period those days can be added to the current time card.

Fall Print and Graphic Orders 2015-2016 School Year

All Fall orders need to be titled as "Fall" for the due date. That is for both the Print Center orders and Graphic orders.
Graphic orders for the 2015-2016 school year that must be created need to be submitted no later than June 30th. Any submissions beyond then may not be returned until approximately early October. Please try to prepare for the new school year early so we can get your orders done on time.
Fall Print orders CAN NOT be submitted electronically. With having such a high volume of orders for the fall, we do not want to risk any orders being lost in the system. Please send all fall orders as you would in the past.
Please feel free to give Central Reception a call with any questions or concerns.


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