Inclement Weather

Students will be going outside for recess if the wind chill/feels like temperature is 0 degrees or above. We use the weather station at Linford to make this decision. You can find our weather station under the About Us tab at the top of our website.

Please call Linford if you have questions!

PTA Meeting

Please join or PTA on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:00 pm in the Linford library for our monthly meeting. Use the link below for more information.

February PTA Meeting

ACSD1 Gifted and Talented Program

2019 – 2020

Referrals are now being accepted for possible participation in the GATE magnet program (3rd – 5th grades) for the upcoming school year of 2019-2020 at Spring Creek Elementary School. The classes serve highly academic/creative students by providing differentiated instruction and an opportunity to interact with ability level peers.  A teacher within the GATE Program provides the students full time, daily instruction.  In addition, these magnet classrooms have regularly scheduled Art, P.E., Computer, Music, Library, and Counseling classes.

Students are selected based on indicators of success in the program using specific GATE testing criteria. A combination of verbal and non-verbal assessments have been chosen to best identify highly qualified students through a non-biased, holistic manner. If deemed appropriate once testing is completed, recommendations for admittance into the GATE Program will be made by the GATE Committee. Equal access is provided to culturally diverse students, students of different economic levels, and students with special needs.

You or your child's teacher may recommend your child for this program. Please request a referral form from the secretary at your child’s school, or visit Spring Creek Elementary's website at:

Upon receipt of a referral, we will begin an assessment process that may take several weeks. Once assessments are completed, the GATE Committee will make a placement decision regarding your child, and you will receive correspondence from me regarding the outcomes of your child's assessment and the GATE Committee’s recommendation.

For more information about the program, please contact Liann Brenneman at (307) 721-4410 or

The referral deadline is February 20, 2019. 

On-line Report Cards

Our first semester ends January 18th!

This year, ACSD1 schools are continuing to use on-line report cards. Using our secure PowerSchool system, you will be able to view, save, and print your student’s report cards starting Wednesday, January 23rd at 3:00. Using this method of delivery allows us to be more efficient with both our time and taxpayer resources.

Many of you already use PowerSchool for maintaining your student’s lunch account. If you already do this, you are all set to access our report card system. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, or if you have forgotten how to access the system, please call Tina or Vicki at 721-4439 for instructions and information. Only parents/guardians are allowed to create accounts to access the private and confidential information contained in PowerSchool. You can access only your child’s information.

January 23rd is coming soon! Give the system a try soon so that you will be ready to access report card information!

Box Top Collection

All Box Tops are due to your teacher by Friday, February 8th. Please use the links below to access more information about Box Tops.

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Box Top Product List

Important Dates

February 11 – 12 – Mrs. McManamen – Cross Country Skiing

February 13 – Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Kenik – Snowshoeing

February 14 – Mrs. Jones – Snowshoeing

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Individual Classroom Celebrations

February 15 - Half Day of School - Dismiss at 11:35

February 21 – 22 – Mr. Williams – Cross Country Skiing

February 25 – 26 – Mrs. Lopez – Cross Country Skiing

March 10 - Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward

March 18 - 24 - Spring Break - No School



Outstanding Student Lunch Balance

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Starting September 28, Albany County School District will send automated text messages each week on Friday at 6:00 pm to parents whose students have a $0.00 or negative lunch balance.

Specifically, the text message states:  “Albany County School District is letting you know that (student’s name) has a lunch balance of $_______________.  Please pay online or call 721-4482.”

If you have any questions, please call Central Kitchen at 307-721-4482.

Text Messaging Service

Parents and Guardians

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Serviceschoolmessenger-opt-in111

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 68453.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
MS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a “text message”. Most cell phones support this type  of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting.  This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.

Attendance Matters

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Common sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It's in everyone's interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Linford Elementary School. For more information feel welcome to visit the website below.