High Schools Celebrate College Application Week
College Application Week is Oct. 31-Nov 4 and D91's high school counseling staffs are working with students to help them apply to college and/or look for scholarships. At IFHS, counselors will be in the library all week to help seniors with their college applications or their search for financial aid. At Skyline, counselors will be helping seniors on Nov. 1-2 complete at least one online college application. It's all part of D91's efforts to ensure our seniors are successful beyond high school. Questions? Send them to us.
D91 Looking For Input On School Calendars
The Board of Trustees is currently taking input on the proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year, as well as calendars through 2021-22. The first day of school on all the calendars would be the last Wednesday in August and the last day of school would be during the first full week of June. All calendars include a week off at Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas and a week-long Spring Break.
Board members are planning to adopt the calendars during their December meeting. Submit Comments
Ensuring Students Are Proficient In Reading
One of D91's goals is to ensure all our students are proficient in reading. Idaho's new literacy intervention program is designed to help students who are not meeting important reading benchmarks. In D91, individualized reading plans will be created for all students in grades K-3 who are not reading at grade level and receive a 1 or 2 on the Idaho Reading Indictor. The plans will include specific interventions to address each child's individual needs and help them improve their reading skills. Learn More
Be Sure to Sign Up For Text Alerts
As we prepare for winter please make sure you're signed up to receive text alerts about weather-related school closures and other emergencies. It's easy. First, check with your child's school to make sure your cell phone number is in PowerSchool. Then, sign up by texting SUBSCRIBE to 67587. Questions? Send them to us
Board Continues Work To Update High Schools
Since the Board of Trustees is considering the replacement of Idaho Falls High School with a brand new school, it has issued a new Request For Qualifications for both Construction Manager/General Contractor services and Professional Design services.
This is part of the ongoing process to determine the best way to update and modernize our high schools. After reviewing concepts and cost estimates for a redesign of Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools, board members this summer decided to look at pursuing an extensive redesign of Skyline and a new school for IFHS.
Board members are continuing to research where a new IFHS might be located and what would happen to the current building. The Board of Trustees has not made any final decisions on this project. The ultimate goal is to create schools that support the kind of engaging and relevant instructions students need to be successful beyond high school. Updates will be provided as the board continues to work through this process. See Hummel Architects' final report on the various redesign proposals, as well as cost estimates from Bateman Hall and financial considerations from financial consultants. View Conceptual Floor Plans. Learn More Questions? Send them to us