D91 Plans Job Fair On Feb. 28
Those interested in teaching in Idaho Falls School District 91 are invited to attend a job fair on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Longfellow Elementary School, 2500 S. Higbee. The district is specifically looking for staff in the following areas: elementary teachers; English, math, science, computer science, and special education teachers; elementary ESL/ENL teachers; an elementary counselor; speech and language pathologists; a Title 1 instructional coach and a literacy coach. Click here to schedule an interview. Questions? Send them to us.
Kindergarten Registration Begins March 4
Kindergarten registration begins Wednesday, March 4. The district has seen record numbers of kindergarteners in recent years so parents are encouraged to register their child early, which should increase the odds of the child being able to attend their neighborhood school.
Registration packets should be completed and returned to the school families are zoned to attend. Parents also should bring proof of residency, a copy of the child's official birth certificate and current immunization records. State law requires children to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten.
Johnson Named Coach of The Year
Congratulations to IFHS Volleyball Coach Wendy Johnson, who has been honored as the 5A Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Idaho Coaches Association. During her 15 years coaching volleyball at Idaho Falls High School, Johnson has won five state titles, including one this fall. Johnson says the award is really a tribute to her players who do all the hard work.
Board Asks Patrons To Renew Supplemental Levy
The Board of Trustees has passed a resolution asking patrons to renew the district's $6.8 million levy on March 10. This is not a new levy and it will not impact taxes. The district has had a supplemental levy for more than 30 years, and the levy has been the same amount since 2003. The levy provides the district with critical funding to recruit and retain the highest quality teachers, and to ensure all students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to be successful after high school. Questions? Send them to us.
Districts Kicks Off One District, One Book
We are once again proudly sponsoring the One District, One Book program as a way to promote reading and literacy. All families with a child in one of our elementary schools received a copy of the same children's classic on Friday, Feb. 13. Families are being asked to read aloud together following the reading calendar. Research shows that reading aloud for just 15 minutes provides children with a lifetime of benefits. Please join us! And, thank you to the Post Register, Riverbend Communications, the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, and many PTOs for supporting this program.
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. For 6th grade see My.HRW.com. Parents can ask their child or their child's teacher for a username & password.