Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 24-28
All our schools will be closed Nov. 24-28 for Thanksgiving Break. Monday, Nov. 24, is a teacher workday. It provides teachers time to finish up grading and other first trimester work, and prepare for the second trimester, which officially starts on Dec. 1.
Make Sure Children Are Dressed For Cold
As winter settles into eastern Idaho, it's time to bundle up our children. Please be sure children have winter coats, hats, gloves and boots for school.
Occasionally, eastern Idaho's cold temperatures and severe weather conditions make it necessary to close schools. When deciding whether to close schools, the Superintendent considers many factors including early morning temperatures, the day’s forecasted temperatures, wind chill and weather conditions. Learn more.
Parents always have the right to decide what is best for their family and can keep their children home if they think conditions are too severe to go to school. Children who stay home will need a note from a parent or guardian excusing their absence and the absence will be counted as a verified absence.
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. Parents can ask their child or their child's teacher for a username & password.
Board Adds 4th Calendar Option
The Board of Trustees has added another option to the calendars under consideration for the 2015-2016 school year. The new proposal has a start date of Aug. 31, a week off at Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas, but moves Spring Break to the week of March 21 so that it aligns with District 93's proposed Spring Break. The change would also allow students to be in class for a week before state testing begins. The options include a start BEFORE Labor Day, a start AFTER Labor Day and a mid-week start. The board will accept input through December. Board members are expected to make a final decision and adopt a calendar at its Dec. 10 board meeting. Comments? Send them to us.
FAFSA Meeting At Skyline On Dec. 8
If you have a student heading to college next fall mark your calendar to attend an informational meeting about the Free Application For Federal Student Aid or FAFSA at Skyline High School on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Most colleges require students to complete the FAFSA as part of the college application process. It is used to provide grants, loans and work-study opportunities to qualifying students. The meeting will provide an overview of the different aid programs and of the application process. Questions? Check with your high school counselor.