First Days of School
School officially begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for students in grades kindergarten through 9th grade and all students at Emerson Alternative High School. Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Compass Academy and Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools will start school on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Not sure about school start times? Looking for your neighborhood bus stop?
Come Learn About Math in Focus
This year we are implementing a new K-6 math curriculum called Math in Focus. Based on the principles of Singapore Math, the curriculum is designed to give students a deeper, richer understanding of mathematics. It will encourage students to solve problems, think critically and develop a mathematical mindset. To learn more about how math instruction is changing, parents are invited to attend the Math In Focus University on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Compass Academy Auditorium. Andy Clark with Math In Focus will give parents an overview of the new curriculum, as well as tips and tools to help them help their children be successful in math. Math in Focus FAQ Questions? Send them to us Learn More.
Bus Stop Info
Looking For Bus Stop Information?
Not sure where your neighborhood bus stop is located? Our "Find Your Bus Stop" tool can help. Simply enter your address, your child's grade and school to find the closest neighborhood bus stop, including approximate pick-up and drop-off times. Questions? Send them to us
Ready For Lunch?
It is easier than ever to make sure your child has money for lunch. You can check your child's lunch balance by logging into PowerSchool. You can now make lunch payments online. Once you set up an account, you also can sign up for alerts when your child's lunch balance runs low. Questions? Send them to us
Making a Donation To Our Schools Is Easy
Generous donations from parents and patrons make a big difference in our classrooms. In an effort to make it even easier for people to support our schools, District 91 and the Ed Foundation have simplified the process. Parents and patrons now can donate directly to their favorite school and receive the same tax benefits as they would donating to the foundation. This change will allow the Ed Foundation to have a bigger impact by focusing on raising money for district-wide programs and initiatives. Elementary School Donation Form Secondary School Donation Form Questions? Send them to us
Longfellow Will Start School on Sept. 9
Longfellow Elementary School will start a week late on Sept. 9 so construction crews can finish the site work around the new school. All other D91 schools will begin as planned. Longfellow's Back-To-School Night will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8.
To make up for the lost time, 10 minutes will be added to the Longfellow school day. For the 2014-2015 school year, classes will begin at 8:15 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays. On Late Start Mondays, classes will start at 9:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Longfellow will finish the school year as scheduled on June 5, 2015. Learn More Questions? Send them to us.