District News

Update on D91’s Remote Learning Rollout update

Ever since schools began closing in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I think we have all been trying to imagine what education would look like when we had to shutter our classrooms. As D91 prepares to roll out remote instruction on Monday, April 6, our goal is to facilitate learning. We know it would be impossible to recreate the structured learning environment you find in our schools in every home in Idaho Falls, but we can help children learn key concepts and engage in big ideas. That is our goal. Read more about what to expect with remote learningCOVID-19 page.

Idaho Issues Stay-at-Home Order stayhome2

Last week we shared D91’s plans to roll out remote learning for students beginning April 6. The importance of this work has been made very clear in the last 48 hours as the state has acted to try and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On March 23, the State Board of Education ordered schools to do a “soft closure” of all classroom facilities until April 20. Schools were directed to continue providing essential services like food services. Today, Gov. Brad Little issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which will be in effect for 21 days. Our Grab ‘n Go meal service is considered an essential service so we will continue providing meals Monday through Friday until further notice. Our instructional staff is continuing the monumental task of identifying key content- and grade-level standards that need to be covered by the end of the school year, and determining the best way to deliver those lessons. Watch for more information next week. Read Full Statement March 25. More Information about COVID-19.

D91's Learning Center is Open! kids

This is an unprecedented time and our teachers and staff are committed to help keep our students learning. We’ve created a D91 Learning Center with learning tips and resources aligned to our curriculum and learning targets that can keep children of all ages learning over the next two weeks. On April 6, if our schools remain closed, our staff will start delivering remote learning to try and cover the  critical content and grade level standards that need to be covered between now and the end of the school year. Explore the Learning Center.
Enjoy & Take Care!

D91 Launches Grab ‘n Go Food Program sandwich

Idaho Falls School District 91 is pleased to announce a “Grab ‘n Go” food program to support families impacted by the school closures necessitated by the COVID-19. Meals will be distributed Monday through Friday beginning Monday, March 23, at various locations around Idaho Falls. Please check times because they vary by location. Any Idaho Falls family with children aged 1 to 18 years old are eligible to pick up a “Grab ‘n Go” meal, which will include a free breakfast and lunch. Children must be present to receive the meals. Adults can purchase meals for $6.60, but they must have exact change. See Locations & Times. Click here for the map.

Input Sought On Biology Curriculum science

D91 is adopting new science curriculum to align with Idaho’s new science standards. The Science Curriculum Team made up of teachers from Idaho Falls High School, Skyline High School, and Compass Academy has recommended adopting HMH Dimensions Biology curricular resources.   Patrons may review the resources by requesting an online preview. Additional hard copies of teacher and student resources on display at the District Office by appointment by calling (208) 525-7500. Proposed Curriculum changes.