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When is the first day of school for the 2024/2025 school year?

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024

When is the last day of school for the 2024/2025 school year?

  • Thursday, May 29, 2025

How do I apply for my child to receive free and reduced meals?

Online Application Instructions

  • Free and reduced meals will continue to be provided for those learners who qualify during the 2024-2025 school year. To qualify for free and reduced meals, parents and guardians are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application after July 1, 2024. For more information refer to our Food Services website

When is graduation for the Class of 2025?

  • New Horizon High School: Thursday, May 29, 2025 6:00 p.m.
  • Highland High School: Friday, May 30, 2025 10:00 a.m.
  • Century High School: Friday, May 30, 2025 1:00 p.m.
  • Pocatello High School: Friday, May 30, 2025 4:00 p.m.

When do I find out about transfers?

  • The elementary transfer meeting is Thursday, August 8, 2024.
  • Secondary schools transfers are notified within 60 days of submission of the application.

How do I transfer my learner?


New Elementary Transfer Form

Returning Elementary Transfer Form


High School/Middle School Transfer Application

When is Registration?

  • Students who are new to PCSD 25: Register online by completing the Online Registration. After completing the registration online, call your neighborhood school after August 1 to confirm.

When is schedule pick-up for middle school and high school learners?

  • August 7 and 8, 2024
    • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

When is Back to School Night?

  • Middle School Back to School Night is August 19, 2024 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where is my Bus Stop?

What time does my child’s school start? What time does my child’s school dismiss?

Start and Dismissal Times for Schools

What school supplies will my child need this year?

Elementary School Supplies

Middle School Supplies

High School Supplies are listed on the course syllabus

Where is the 2024-2025 school calendar located?

2024-2025 School District 25 Calendar

What are the upcoming school closure dates? (No School)

  • ALL Grades: Monday, September 2, 2024 - Labor Day
  • Grades K-5: Thursday & Friday, October 3 & 4, 2024 - Parent Teachers Conferences
  • Grades 6-12: School will be in session Thursday, October 3. Closed Friday, October 4, 2024 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • ALL Grades: Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - Election Day
  • ALL Grades: Thursday, November 14, 2024 - End of Trimester/Record Day
  • ALL Grades: Friday, November 15, 2024 - Teacher Professional Development Day
  • ALL Grades: Monday - Friday, November 25 - 29, 2024 - Thanksgiving Break
  • ALL Grades: Monday - Monday, December 23 - January 3, 2025 - Winter Break. School resumes Monday, January 6, 2025.
  • ALL Grades: Monday, January 20, 2025 - Idaho Human Rights Day
  • ALL Grades: Friday, February 7, 2025 - Parent Teacher Conference Grades K-8
  • ALL Grades: Monday, February 17, 2025 - President's Day
  • ALL Grades: Friday, February 28, 2025 - End of Trimester/Record Day
  • ALL Grades: Monday - Friday, March 24 - 28, 2025 - Spring Break
  • ALL Grades: Monday, May 26, 2025 - Memorial Day
  • ALL Grades: Thursday, May 29, 2025 - Last Day of School

What is the best way to monitor my child’s progress during the school year?

  • Parent engagement has a direct correlation to student success. PCSD 25 parents can log into the Campus Parent Portal and stay engaged with information at-your-fingertips throughout the school year. Parent favorites include:
    • Access to student grades 
    • Review attendance and absences 
    • Monitor assignments due or upcoming exams 
    • Notifications for School/District Announcements 
    • Lunchroom information 
  • To download the Campus Parent Portal app on your mobile phone. Visit the App or Play Store on your mobile device and search for “campus parent portal”. If you need login information, please contact the Help Desk: (208) 235-3219.
P.I.E.S. Awards February 2024 Brett Barton 4th Grade Teacher Wilcox Elementary School

The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25’s Employee-of-the-Month P.I.E.S. award recognizes employees who Positively Influence Educational Success. The award is for employees who go above and beyond in that effort. 

This month we recognized Mrs. Darcy Hale as March’s PIES Award recipient. Mrs. Hale is the Assistant Principal at Franklin Middle School

Mrs. Hale was nominated for the PIES Employee of the Month award by Mr. Michael Helman, Mrs. Dani Summerill, and Mrs. Stephanie Iverson, teachers at Franklin Middle School.
In his nomination, Mr. Helman wrote, “Darcy has worked hard to build a community of professional respect for both the learners and faculty. There has been a shift in the building that I believe all of the faculty and students feel and she has helped to establish and cultivate a new culture in the building around the four Franklin foundations: respectful, responsible, safe, and kind. Additionally, she has taken measures to improve the physical building here at FMS: renovated staff room, weight room, and general messages around the building. She has started Wagon Wednesday (now known as the Wagon of Joy). There have been initiatives such as Pineappling (a program where we are able to leave the classroom and observe our co-teachers for a period, and you can get continuing ed credit). As a person, she demonstrates genuine interest in our well-being as humans inside and outside of the classroom. These things when combined show the deliberate time and energy spent to transform our physical and mental workspace of Franklin Middle School. She is an amazing person to work with and I am proud to be a faculty member at my school.”
Here are just a few notable details Mrs. Summerill included in her nomination: “Since the first day she took office, Darcy has done much to enrich our Franklin Family. Darcy seems to live by “see a need, fill a need.” She incorporated a small “take one leave one” library in the staff room so we could share our favorite books and a “Recipe Binder” so we could add our favorite recipes to share. She remodeled an antiquated weight room into something that is more safe and up-to-date, making the space an incredible addition to our P.E. and athletic programs. She started a staff book club, which has been a great way to build relationships among co-workers and grow intellectually. She procured the funds to sponsor a Yoga night for staff members at a local fitness studio, which has had a tremendous effect on my own mental and physical health. Darcy also employs a very creative and empathetic hand when dealing with students. By starting first with a conversation, I’ve been impressed with how she can get the students to open up and share why they are acting out. I’ve never seen her give up on a kid and I think her empathetic approach allows her to build some good relationships with our most at-risk students. She has brought her own brand of light and love into the building and I think we are all better for it.”
Mrs. Iverson wrote, “One of Darcy's most notable qualities is her ability to foster a positive and inclusive school environment. She ensures that all learners feel valued and respected. Her efforts in connecting with the interests of our learners and creating safe spaces for learners to express themselves have significantly contributed to the harmonious atmosphere within our school. Moreover, Darcy's leadership skills are exemplary. She effectively collaborates with teachers, staff, and parents to develop and implement initiatives that enhance the overall educational experience for our learners. She is undeniably an exceptional educator and leader who has made invaluable contributions to Franklin Middle School and our entire school district.”
Thank you for your contributions to our learners and to our school district.

Mrs. Hale was recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, and received a $50 gift card from the educational partner for this award, Lookout Credit Union. 

Take Flight You Put the MORE in MORE Together

As the school year winds down, I have reflected a lot on the many accomplishments of our district. We have indeed taken flight this year!

Instructionally, we have learned to adapt in an ever-changing world of technology and yet remain committed to personal learning and interactive experiences. Academically, we strive to meet our learners' needs in our classrooms with engaging, problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative opportunities. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities continue to flourish with numerous district, state, national and academic championships. 

As with any success, these results do not come without the preparation, drive, hard work, passion and dedication of each team member. These values are the foundation of our culture and I am fortunate to be on a team that exhibits these characteristics on a daily basis. 

In the past couple of weeks, it has been affirmed to me that our district truly embraces our motto of "More Together." In our efforts to adjust to a devastating fire, I watched, listened and facilitated multiple meetings in which representatives of administration, the Board of Trustees, Maintenance & Operations, Food Service, Transportation, Technology and a BLT came together to brainstorm ideas for solutions that capitalized on each team member's valuable input to maintain the continuity of learning and activities while making efforts to minimize disruptions. It was obvious through this experience that this type of problem solving happens continually throughout our district. Please know how much each of you are appreciated as you take part in daily discussions that have the same goals in mind. 

It is with admiration and respect that the Board and your district leadership flight team recognize all of your contributions not only this week, but the entire year. And please, enjoy a fun experience with your gift card.

Superintendent Dr. Douglas Howell

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