D91 Community Survey LinkIdaho Falls School District 91 is administering a survey to gather the community's perceptions of the district and its efforts to ensure all students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to be successful beyond high school. Results of this survey will help the district understand the ways it can better serve students, parents, patrons, and staff. The district has partnered with Hanover Research to administer and analyze this survey. Hanover Research is an independent market research firm based in Washington, D.C.. The survey should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. If you are a parent, patron or classified staff and didn't receive an email with a survey link, please take the survey here.  Questions? Send them to us.

Compass Application for 16-17 School YearEighth graders are beginning the high school registration process this week, and those interested in attending Compass Academy in the fall must submit their applications between Feb. 21-24 at the district office, 690 John Adams Parkway. There are 150 slots available for incoming freshmen. If more applications are received than available slots, the slots will be filled using a lottery. Students can earn additional lottery chances by taking part in a number of special events and activities beginning Feb. 1. Learn more by carefully reviewing the Compass Application Overview and complete your  Application Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

D91 Teacher Job Fair Jan 7

Idaho Falls School District 91 is committed to employing the most qualified teachers and staff. The job market for good teachers is so competitive now the district is beginning its recruiting efforts early this year with a Teacher Job Fair on Feb. 11.

We anticipate openings for elementary teachers, secondary teachers in English, math, science and social studies and special education teachers for resource rooms, special programs and early childhood education.

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in prospective openings. We will follow up with eligible candidates after the holidays to set up interviews. Questions? Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board Adopts Calendar for 2017-2018 School YearThe Board of Trustees has adopted a calendar for the 2017-18 School Year that they believe will best meet the educational needs of our students. School will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and finish on Friday, June 8. The calendar includes a week off at Spring Break, a week off at Thanksgiving and two weeks off at Christmas. Based on input from parents and staff, Christmas Break was moved from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5 to Dec. 18 through Jan. 2.

In addition, the Board of Trustees approved calendars for 2018-19 through 2021-22. Dates for parent-teacher conferences, testing windows, etc., will be added as they become available. View 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 calendars.

phonices good readerThere are lots of things you can do to help your child learn the basic skills they need to become proficient readers. The first step is for children to learn their letters and letter sounds, and then they start blending those sounds to create words. Singing songs, reading rhyming books and saying silly tongue twisters are some ways you can help your child to become more sensitive to the different sounds in words. More Tips. Questions? Send them to us.

Moving Forward to Modernize High Schools

The Board of Trustees on Jan. 11 selected Bateman-Hall as its construction manager/general contractor, and Hummel Architects, in association with Alderson Karst & Mitro, as its design team, IF the district moves forward with the construction of a new school to replace Idaho Falls High School. Learn more.

The selections are the next step in the district’s ongoing process to determine the best way to update and modernize Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools. This work began last year and the board still has a number of issues to resolve before it makes any final decisions about the projects. Those issues include: Finding a site for the new high school and determining what will happen to the existing IFHS building. In addition, a bond will be needed to pay for the improvements, and the board must still determine the amount of the bond and when it might ask patrons to consider a bond.

Here’s What We’ve Done So Far and What’s Next  See Hummel Architects' final report on the various redesign proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall. View Conceptual Floor Plans of ReDesign.  Learn More 

In the coming weeks, the district will be launching an outreach effort to gather questions and concerns from parents and patrons about the current proposal. Please watch for more information about those opportunities to provide input, and take time to let us know what you think.  Questions? Send them to us