D91’s Getting Back to School Plans

Last Updated: 9/17/2020 6:44 PM

Reopening schools for fall 2020 is our goal, but we know we can’t control COVID-19 so D91’s plan was crafted to allow us to respond quickly to changing conditions.

D91’s ReOpening Plan includes a Green-Blue-Yellow-Red system that outlines what students, staff and parents can expect under different conditions.

greenSTAGE 1 - GREEN: New Normal Operations — D91’s schools will reopen with all students attending school full time and schools implementing reasonable procedures in accordance with health guidance.

blueSTAGE 2 - BLUE: 4-Day — D91’s schools will reopen in-person four days per week but incorporate health guidance and protocols to try and mitigate risks and limit the spread of COVID-19.

yellowSTAGE 3 - YELLOW: Learning With Caution — D91 will shift to a hybrid schedule with students attending school on alternate days so some students are learning part-time in school and some students are learning part-time at home. Based on conditions, hybrid schedules could be implemented in a single school, within a cluster of schools or districtwide.

redSTAGE 4 - RED: Learn At Home & Stay Safe — In extreme conditions, which could include a local or state stay-at-home order, D91 will close schools and shift to remote learning for all students. Based on conditions, the board could close a single school, a cluster of schools or close all schools.

To accomplish our goal of reopening schools, it is imperative all students, staff and parents do their part by following health guidance whether they’re at school or out in the community. Everyone will also need to monitor their health and stay home if they are feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19

Idaho Falls School District 91’s Reopening Plan was drafted with input from hundreds of stakeholders including parents, teachers, staff and officials with Eastern Idaho Public Health. The plan is a living document and will be updated in accordance with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor’s office, the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education, the Idaho High School Athletics Association and other extracurricular governing bodies, Eastern Idaho Public Health and other state and local officials.