District News

IFHS, SHS & Compass Go Hybrid learn at home

Compass Academy and Skyline and Idaho Falls high schools have moved to Stage 3/Yellow with a hybrid schedule. The shift is being made because D91 is seeing a disproportionate number of its COVID-19 cases in the high schools, and the district is trying to be proactive to minimize the spread of the virus. In addition, we have seen high absentee rates in the high schools. Click Here to View COVID-19 Data (Updated Oct. 19), which is updated as cases are confirmed with Eastern Idaho Public Health. FAQ on Hybrid Schedule(updated Oct. 13).

Nov. 3 Is Learn At Home Day vote

The Board of Trustees recently made an update to the 2020-21 School Calendar making Tuesday, Nov. 3, a districtwide Learn At Home Day. Many of D91’s schools serve as polling places, and because of concerns associated with COVID-19, the county elections office had requested that schools be closed on election day. For more information about the upcoming election, go to https://www.co.bonneville.id.us/index.php/elections

Are Your Immunizations Current? health

Idaho has new immunization requirements for 12th graders effective with the 2020-21 school year. Seniors are now required to be up-to-date on the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Students who received their first dose of meningococcal vaccine before the age of 16 must have two doses of the vaccine OR students who received their first dose of meningococcal vaccine at 16 or older or those who have never receive a dose, must have one dose of the vaccine. Learn more.

D91 Seeks Input Implementing New Science Standards science

As the Board of Trustees considers different ways to implement Idaho’s new science standards, it is seeking input from parents. Implementing the new science standards in Idaho Falls School District 91 may mean changes to the district’s graduation requirements and to the science classes students typically take in high school. Learn more about the new standards with this informational video and review the options being considered by the board. Parents can provide input through Oct. 20 by completing the survey that was emailed to them. Board members will review input later this month. They are expected to make final decisions some time in December. Questions? Send them to us.

D91 District & School COVID-19 Plans video

D91 is working to minimize the risks of COVID-19. We have implemented protocols and practices in accordance with guidance from Eastern Idaho Public Health and the CDC. To learn more about what we’re doing to try and minimize the spread of the virus in D91 see the district’s Getting Back to School Plan and also our School Plans. Learn more about how the district responds when a student or staff members tests positive. Questions? Send them to us.

Free Meals For Children free food

D91 students will be eligible for a free breakfast and/or a free lunch until Dec. 31, 2020 or the funding runs out. This special program is available as a result of a waiver that was just approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Friday take-home meals for students are still available and should be ordered on Wednesdays. To view the press release, please click here.