District News

D91 Changes Quarantine Periods updated

Idaho Falls School District 91 is changing its quarantine requirements for students and staff who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to align with the new CDC guidance. D91 will now allow students and/or staff who have been quarantining because of close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to return to school/work:   

  • After 10 days as long as they have not experienced any symptoms while on quarantine. 
  • After 7 days if they have a negative test AND have not experienced any symptoms while on quarantine. CDC advises tests may be conducted 48 hours before the end of the quarantine period in anticipation of testing delays, but the quarantine period must be at least seven days.  

The isolation period for students and/or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 has not changed. Students and/or staff should isolate for 10 days from symptom onset in accordance with health guidance. Click here to see COVID-19 Data (Updated Dec. 3), which is updated as cases are confirmed with Eastern Idaho Public Health. D91’s COVID Operational Response Plan

Board Considers 2021-22 Calendar Calendar

The Idaho Falls Board of Trustees is reviewing the proposed calendar for the 2021-22 school year. The calendar is very similar to this year’s calendar with school starting on Aug. 25 and ending on June 3. It includes a week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks off at Christmas and a week off for Spring Break. Parents and patrons will have an opportunity to provide input on the proposed calendar. Please watch for a survey after Thanksgiving Break. See the proposed calendar.

10 Parents Allowed At Winter Sports basketball

Update: Nov. 18 ... We recognize how important it is for parents to watch their children compete on the field or on the court so we have re-evaluated D91's new guidelines regarding spectators at winter sports. With Gov. Brad Littles’ recent Stay Healthy Order, public and private gatherings, including extracurricular events, are limited to 10 people plus athletes and essential personnel. Effective today, 10 parents will be allowed in the gymnasium to watch home games/matches. Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to perform during halftime. Learn More about the processWe will continue monitoring conditions and make further adjustments as needed. Please do your part to support our athletes by following the local health guidance. Stay home when you are sick, experiencing symptoms or awaiting test results. Stay six feet apart from others. Wear a mask.

Easy Way To Support D91 Families purposity

We know many D91 families are struggling so we’re kicking off Purposity, an online program that connects families in need with individuals who are looking for ways to give back to their community. It’s easy! Download the Purposity app from your app store or look for Purposity on facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Search for and follow Idaho Falls School District #91. Then, watch for D91 to post the needs of our students and families. When you find a need you would like to fulfill, click the link, pay the amount and Purposity takes care of the rest and delivers the item to the school. We need 800 followers to get started so please sign up today! Thanks for supporting D91 and it’s families! 

Missed PSAT? Sign Up By Dec. 3 for January Test test

Sophomores and juniors who missed the PSAT/NMSQT in October have the opportunity to take the make-up PSAT/NMSQT test on Tuesday, Jan. 26. To take advantage of this special opportunity, students MUST sign up for the test in their high school office by Dec. 3. The test is free for sophomores. For juniors, who want to take the PSAT/NMSQT to try and qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, the test costs $17. Again, this opportunity is only for students who missed the test in October. Questions? Please check with your high school counselor.

Free Meals For Children All Year free food

D91's waiver to provide all students with a free breakfast and/or lunch has been extended through the end of the school year or the funding runs out. Students still provide their student ID number as they go through the line, but will not be charged for meals. Friday take-home meals are available for K-8 students and meals are available for high school students on remote learning days. K-8 parents should order those meals on Tuesday using the Google Form, and high school students should tell the cashier as they go through the breakfast/lunch line. Take-home meals will be available for the district's Nov. 3 remote learning day. They WILL NOT be available for Thanksgiving Week.