D91 Is Looking For Input From Community Members
Idaho Falls School District 91 is administering a survey to gather the community's perceptions of the district and its efforts to ensure all students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to be successful beyond high school. Results of this survey will help the district understand the ways it can better serve students, parents, patrons, and staff. The district has partnered with Hanover Research to administer and analyze this survey. Hanover Research is an independent market research firm based in Washington, D.C.. The survey should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. If you are a parent, patron or classified staff and didn't receive an email with a survey link, please take the survey here. Questions? Send them to us.
Compass Applications Due Feb. 24
Teachers Job Fair Feb. 11
Idaho Falls School District 91 is committed to employing the most qualified teachers and staff. The job market for good teachers is so competitive now the district is beginning its recruiting efforts early this year with a Teacher Job Fair on Feb. 11.
We anticipate openings for elementary teachers, secondary teachers in English, math, science and social studies and special education teachers for resource rooms, special programs and early childhood education.
Board Adopts Calendar
The Board of Trustees has adopted a calendar for the 2017-18 School Year that they believe will best meet the educational needs of our students. School will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and finish on Friday, June 8. The calendar includes a week off at Spring Break, a week off at Thanksgiving and two weeks off at Christmas. Based on input from parents and staff, Christmas Break was moved from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5 to Dec. 18 through Jan. 2.
In addition, the Board of Trustees approved calendars for 2018-19 through 2021-22. Dates for parent-teacher conferences, testing windows, etc., will be added as they become available. View 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 calendars.
Help Your Child Become A Good Reader
There are lots of things you can do to help your child learn the basic skills they need to become proficient readers. The first step is for children to learn their letters and letter sounds, and then they start blending those sounds to create words. Singing songs, reading rhyming books and saying silly tongue twisters are some ways you can help your child to become more sensitive to the different sounds in words. More Tips. Questions? Send them to us.
Moving Forward On Project To Modernize High Schools
The Board of Trustees on Jan. 11 selected Bateman-Hall as its construction manager/general contractor, and Hummel Architects, in association with Alderson Karst & Mitro, as its design team, IF the district moves forward with the construction of a new school to replace Idaho Falls High School. Learn more.
The selections are the next step in the district’s ongoing process to determine the best way to update and modernize Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools. This work began last year and the board still has a number of issues to resolve before it makes any final decisions about the projects. Those issues include: Finding a site for the new high school and determining what will happen to the existing IFHS building. In addition, a bond will be needed to pay for the improvements, and the board must still determine the amount of the bond and when it might ask patrons to consider a bond.
Here’s What We’ve Done So Far and What’s Next See Hummel Architects' final report on the various redesign proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall. View Conceptual Floor Plans of ReDesign. Learn More
In the coming weeks, the district will be launching an outreach effort to gather questions and concerns from parents and patrons about the current proposal. Please watch for more information about those opportunities to provide input, and take time to let us know what you think. Questions? Send them to us