SBAC Testing Under Way
Students are starting to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment or SBAC. The new assessment is aligned with the new Idaho Core Standards and it will gauge students' abilities to solve problems, think critically and analyze information. Sample of New Assessment. The new test is being field tested this year, which means the state is testing the test so no scores will be reported. Learn More PTA Guide To New Assessment Questions? Send them to us.
Free Immunization Clinic Set For April 29
The Eastern Idaho Public Health District is offering a free immunization clinic for children from 3 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, April 29, at the health district office, 1250 Hollipark Drive. Appointments are required and can be easily scheduled by calling 533-3235. Learn more about Idaho's Immunization Requirements.
Board Considers New K-6 Math Curriculum
The Idaho Falls Board of Trustees is considering adoption of a new math curriculum for grades K-6. After extensive research, the Math in Focus program is being proposed because it aligns with the new Idaho Core Math Standards, incorporates best practices and will help students gain the mathematical understanding they need to be successful in math. The board welcomes input on the recommendation until April 30. It is scheduled to take action at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on May 13. Learn More Questions? Send them to us?
IFHS, Skyline Implement Block Schedule for SBAC Testing
To minimize the loss of valuable instructional time during SBAC testing, Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools will be running a block schedule during the two weeks of April 21 and April 28.
With the block schedule, there will be no change to classes on Mondays, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will attend their first, second and third period classes and the classes will be two hours long. On Wednesdays and Fridays, students will attend their fourth, fifth and sixth hour classes and the classes will be two hours long. Lunch on those days will be from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At the conclusion of testing, beginning May 5, schools will revert to their traditional schedules.
Register Now For Kindergarten
Kindergarten registration begins March 5 in Idaho Falls School District 91. 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.
Parents should return registration packets as soon as they can to the school they're zoned to attend. Along with the registration packet, parents should bring address verification, a copy of their 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. Questions? Send them to us. Not sure which school you're zoned to attend? Find Your School