District News

D91 Schools Return to 5 Days March 8 Update

The Idaho Falls Board of Trustees held a work session today to discuss D91’s COVID-19 Operational Response Plan. After reviewing local conditions, as well as input from parents and staff, the board voted to make the following changes to the district’s plan:

  • 5 Days A Week: Effective Monday, March 8, all D91 schools will return to a five-day-a-week schedule with Late Start on Fridays.
  • Masks Will Be Required: D91 will continue to require masks in all schools, offices, classrooms, common areas and buses when social distancing isn’t possible.

The Board of Trustees will continue to monitor conditions, consult with health officials and may make other changes to the COVID-19 Operation Plan as necessary. Click here to view D91 COVID Data.

Compass Now Accepting Applications compass

D91's magnet high school Compass Academy is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Compass provides a unique high school experience for students who are interested in tackling challenging problems and completing projects that answer intriguing questions. Families are encouraged to learn about Compass before they apply. A number of events for parents are planned in February. See Calendar of Special Events. 

Overview of Application Process

Apply by March 4!

Early Childhood Program Looking For Peer Models preschool

D91's Early Childhood Program is currently accepting applications for peer models who have the chance to learn alongside similarly aged friends who have developmental delays or disabilities. Benefits for peer models include: school readiness skills, early literacy practice, development of social skills like compassion and empathy and more. Apply today!

Seeking Input on Chemistry Resources chemistry

D91 strives to educate all students in science and engineering knowledge and practices. As we work to implement Idaho's new science standards, D91's chemistry curriculum team recommends adopting digital and print resources from Experience Chemistry. We invite parents and patrons to review the brochure, take an interactive tour of the program, explore the digital guide to the program and provide input through this survey High School Chemistry Adoption Review. The teacher's edition and student editions will also be displayed in the District Office over the next 30 days.  

Board Ask Patrons To Renew Levy on March 9 levy

The Idaho Falls Board of Trustees is asking D91 patrons to renew the supplemental levy that generates $6.8 million a year in critical funding for Idaho Falls’ schools. Patrons will go to the polls on March 9. The supplemental levy has been in place for more than 30 years. The amount of the levy has not changed since 2003, but Idaho law requires patrons to renew supplemental levies every two years.

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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 until funding runs out. Students must 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 all students and should be ordered using the Google Order Form. Take-home meals are only available in weeks when school is in session.