Board Work Session Sept. 28
The D91 Board of Trustees will hold a Work Session on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the D91 District Office. The work session will begin at 4 pm with an Executive Session. Once the board comes out of executive session, action items include Authorization of Necessary Actions in Pending Lawsuit with the Tax Commission. Work session business includes Board Professional Development. See the complete agenda. This meeting will not be livestreamed.
D91 Adds New Communications ToolWe know parent engagement is the key to student success, so D91 is pleased to launch Remind as the district supported, district approved tool for two-way communication between teachers, coaches and parents and students. Remind’s features include monitored two-way texting, calling and email. In addition, it provides protection for teachers, coaches and students. It also complies with the new board policy governing staff use of social media. If a teacher or coach chooses to use Remind, parents will receive a text or email asking them to set up their account. Learn more.
Trustee Elections on Nov. 7
Nine candidates will be vying for the three open board seats in November. Patrick Jackson, Jordan Oseen and Jeremy Westwood are running for the Zone 3 seat, which includes the Theresa Bunker, Edgemont, Longfellow, Linden Park and Sunnyside school areas. In the Zone 4 race, Elizabeth Cogliati will be facing Shay Ricks. (Zone 4 includes Erickson, Linden Park and part of Hawthorne school areas.) Jamie Lea Braithwaite, Melissa LaPray, Hillary Radcliffe and Kari Vogel are running for the Zone 5 seat, which includes Hawthorne, Longfellow, Sunnyside and Taylorview school areas. Questions about the election? Check with the Bonneville County Elections office.
Remember Late Start Friday!
All D91 schools start an hour later than normal on Fridays so teachers can work in Professional Learning Communities and focus on student achievement. Late Start Friday is part of the district's ongoing efforts to try and ensure all students are successful. In the Professional Learning Communities or PLCs, teachers dig into student data, look at potential gaps in student learning, and discuss ways to address those gaps by changing instruction or offering interventions. Questions about your school start time? Review the School Calendar.
Music for 5th & 6th Graders!
D91's Music Department is once again offering after-school music programs for 5th and 6th grade students. The orchestra programs at Taylorview and Eagle Rock middle schools are open to students in both 5th and 6th grade, while the band programs are open to 6th grade students.
At Taylorview, the orchestra program offers beginning violin classes on Tuesday, beginning viola classes on Wednesdays and cello/bass classes on Thursdays. Classes for students with at least one year of experience are offered on Mondays and Fridays. The band program offers brass classes on Mondays and Wednesday, woodwind classes on Tuesdays and Thursday and then brass and woodwind classes alternating on Fridays. Learn more about Taylorview classes.
At Eagle Rock, the band program with instruction in flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and baritone has classes Monday through Friday. Orchestra classes for beginning students will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes for second year students will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn more about Eagle Rock's band program and orchestra programs.
Classes officially start on Monday, Sept. 18, but registrations will be accepted through the end of the month. If you need a musical instrument, rental instruments are available from the D91 Music Department for $75 for the whole year. Questions? Learn more by calling Sharon Cole in the D91 music department at (208) 525-7572.