• Alert:

    Attention Students, Parents & Community Members:

    As many of you may already be aware, the numbers of staff and students out for COVID related issues has drastically increased within the last few days.  Last night (September 8, 2021), the Board of Trustees voted to make the following changes to our Safe Return to School Plan in an effort to keep our buildings open with students in school full-time:

    1.  Temperature Checks in the morning to ensure we don't have sick students coming to school.

    • At the Jr/Sr High, this will be done as students enter the building at the main entrance and/or in the shop
    • At the Elementary, this will be done in classrooms by teachers as that is where students enter each morning. 

    2.  A temporary "face covering" requirement beginning Monday and continuing through the next board meeting (4 weeks).  This requirement will be reevaluated at that board meeting.

    Visit https://www.psd285.org/News/603 to view a message from Superintendent, Janet Avery..   

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Elementary Picture Day


Attention Parents:

The safety of your children is our utmost concern. This year we have developed a new CONTACT FREE photography protocol in effect for your upcoming School Picture Day. These new procedures are intended to minimize any risk of COVID exposure to your child, school personnel, or to our Staff while your Student is photographed.

Potlatch Elementary School

  • Group A:  Tuesday 10/6/2020
  • Group B: Thursday 10/8/2020


All students will be photographed, but if you would like to order photos for personal use and gift-giving at our lowest prices, you must PREPAY for your order BEFORE Friday 10/9/20. Due to COVID restrictions, all orders must be placed ONLINE, or by calling our office during business hours. We cannot accept cash or checks this year.


Please PRE-PAY online at:


Here are some clothing suggestions:

•      We recommend medium to dark SOLID color or finely-patterned tops as these are best to accent your face.

•      Try to avoid very light colors, bold prints, or patterns as these will distract from the subject of the portrait - Your Awesome Child!

If you'd like anyone else to have the opportunity to order their own set of photos (Grandparent or other parent, etc.) please send this information to them.

We look forward to seeing you on picture day.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, not the school, as they won't have your photo records.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve your school photography needs. 


All the Best,

Jonathan S. Billing

Archer Photography

320 W 3rd St, Moscow ID 83843

O: 208-883-8338 Archer Photography

O: 208-883-5005 PortraitEFX of the Pacific Northwest

C: 208-596-8338


Photo Lab Hours:

M-F 10:00am - 5:30pm


Portraits by Appointment:

7 Days a week, Hours Flexible




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Potlatch School District #285
635 Pine Street
Potlatch, ID 83855
Phone: 208.875.0327
Fax: 208.875.2560