Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 24-28
All our schools will be closed Nov. 24-28 for Thanksgiving Break. Monday, Nov. 24, is a teacher workday. It provides teachers time to finish up grading and other first trimester work, and prepare for the second trimester, which officially starts on Dec. 1.
Guidelines For Cold Weather Closures
Eastern Idaho's cold temperatures and severe weather conditions sometimes make it necessary to close schools. In these situations, the Superintendent considers many factors including early morning temperatures, the day’s forecasted temperatures, wind chill and weather conditions. Parents can always decide to keep their children home if they think conditions are too severe for them to go to school. Learn more about winter closures.
More Math Tools, Resources For Parents
As students work to gain a deeper, richer understanding of math with the new Math In Focus curriculum, we want to make sure parents have the resources they need to help their children at home. Learn More
Video tutorials have been added to the district website that include activities parents can do with their children. There are also information letters about different math concepts covered in grades K-6.
In addition, parents now have access to online Math In Focus resources, including assignments, tests, an online version of the textbook, virtual manipulatives and more. Parents can ask their child or their child's teacher for a username & password.
Board Will Soon Adopt 15-16 Calendar
Based on the feedback from parents and staff, the administration has recommended the Board of Trustees adopt Option No. 4 as the calendar for the 15-16 school year. This option has a start date of Aug. 31, a week off at Thanksgiving and two weeks off at Christmas. It moves Spring Break to the week of March 21 so that it aligns with District 93's proposed Spring Break and gives students a week in class before state testing begins. Board members are expected to make a final decision and adopt a calendar at its Dec. 10 board meeting. The other options include a start BEFORE Labor Day, a start AFTER Labor Day and a mid-week start. Comments? Send them to us.
FAFSA Meeting At Skyline On Dec. 8
If you have a student heading to college next fall mark your calendar to attend an informational meeting about the Free Application For Federal Student Aid or FAFSA at Skyline High School on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Most colleges require students to complete the FAFSA as part of the college application process. It is used to provide grants, loans and work-study opportunities to qualifying students. The meeting will provide an overview of the different aid programs and of the application process. Questions? Check with your high school counselor.