Souper Bowl's Goal Is 120,000 Cans
The annual canned food drive organized by Skyline and Idaho Falls high schools is under way and will continue through Jan. 30. The schools this year have set a combined goal of 120,000 cans of food. To meet the goal, Idaho Falls and Skyline are collecting cans from their feeder schools. Compass Academy students are also taking part. If you'd like to donate food, contact Idaho Falls at 525-7740, Skyline at 525-7770 or Compass Academy at 525-7720.
Skyline also has organized a west side community can collection on Jan. 26 and Jan. 28. Students will be at Walmart on Utah and the Albertson's on Broadway to collect cash donations or canned food. If they meet the goal, all secondary schools will have early release on Friday, March 13. The Souper Bowl has become one of the major sources of food for the Idaho Falls Community Food Bank.
Blazing A Trail To Literacy
Thanks to the Idaho Falls firefighters who are reading to our elementary school students this month as part of the annual Blazing a Trail to Literacy program. The program to promote reading and literacy is a partnership between Idaho Falls School District 91 and the Idaho Falls Fire Department. Learn More
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.
Compass Applications Available Feb. 1
Applications will be available Feb. 1 for freshmen interested in applying to Compass Academy for fall 2015. Applications will be available on the district website and on the Compass Academy website. Eighth-grade students will also be able to pick up applications at Eagle Rock or Taylorview middle schools or during their tour of Compass Academy in February.
The district will begin accepting applications from 8 am to noon on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Compass Academy. Applications also will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, through Thursday, Feb. 26, at the district office, 690 John Adams Parkway. Learn more about the application process. Questions? Send them to us.
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.
Skyline Seeks Parent Input
Skyline High School's programs are being reviewed this year to make sure they meet the high standards you have come to expect from SHS. All Idaho high schools undergo this kind of rigorous, on-site external review every few years to ensure schools are providing students with opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential. An important part of this accreditation review is feedback from parents. If your child attends Skyline High School please take a few minutes to complete the following online survey about the school and its programs: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0799166. All responses are anonymous. If you prefer, paper copies of the survey and Spanish surveys are available in the main office. Questions? Send them to us.
Guidelines For Cold Weather Closures
Eastern Idaho's cold temperatures and severe weather conditions sometimes make it necessary to close schools. In these situations, the Superintendent considers many factors including early morning temperatures, the day’s forecasted temperatures, wind chill and weather conditions. Parents can always decide to keep their children home if they think conditions are too severe for them to go to school. Learn more about winter closures.