High Schools Celebrate College Application Week
College Application Week is Oct. 31-Nov 4 and D91's high school counseling staffs are working with students to help them apply to college and/or look for scholarships. At IFHS, counselors will be in the library all week to help seniors with their college applications or their search for financial aid. At Skyline, counselors will be helping seniors on Nov. 1-2 complete at least one online college application. It's all part of D91's efforts to ensure our seniors are successful beyond high school. Questions? Send them to us.
D91 Looking For Input On School Calendars
The Board of Trustees is currently taking input on the proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year, as well as calendars through 2021-22. The first day of school on all the calendars would be the last Wednesday in August and the last day of school would be during the first full week of June. All calendars include a week off at Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas and a week-long Spring Break.
Board members are planning to adopt the calendars during their December meeting. Submit Comments
Ensuring Students Are Proficient In Reading
One of D91's goals is to ensure all our students are proficient in reading. Idaho's new literacy intervention program is designed to help students who are not meeting important reading benchmarks. In D91, individualized reading plans will be created for all students in grades K-3 who are not reading at grade level and receive a 1 or 2 on the Idaho Reading Indictor. The plans will include specific interventions to address each child's individual needs and help them improve their reading skills. Learn More
Be Sure to Sign Up For Text Alerts
As we prepare for winter please make sure you're signed up to receive text alerts about weather-related school closures and other emergencies. It's easy. First, check with your child's school to make sure your cell phone number is in PowerSchool. Then, sign up by texting SUBSCRIBE to 67587. Questions? Send them to us
Board Begins To Narrow ReDesign Options
The Board of Trustees is continuing to review various options for updating and modernizing Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools. Based on the cost estimates of the redesigns, board members feel it makes sense to explore the idea of a redesign of Skyline and the replacement of Idaho Falls High School. Before any final decisions can be made, board members have identified some key questions that need to be answered: Those questions include: Where would a new high school be located if it were built? What would happen to the current IFHS building? What would be included in the redesign of Skyline? The board will continue working on these issues in the coming weeks. The ultimate goal is to create schools that support the kind of engaging and relevant instruction our teachers are striving to deliver. See Hummel Architects' final report on the various proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall and financial considerations from financial consultants. The goal is to redesign the buildings so they can support the instruction needed to ensure our graduates have the knowlege, skills and attributes they need to be successful beyond high school. View Conceptual Floor Plans. Learn More