Are You Interested In All-Day Kindergarten?

D91 is exploring the idea of piloting an all-day kindergarten program in some elementary schools this fall. The first step is to gauge parent interest so please take a minute to complete this short survey,  which will be open through noon May 8. 

Based on the survey results, the district will determine whether all-day kindergarten is feasible and where the programs might be located. This would be a fee-based program, with rates of about $275 a month.

If there is enough interest, the Board of Trustees will consider a recommendation on May 9. If the board approves the plan, registrations will begin in mid May and parents will be notified about where programs would be located before the end of the school year. Want more information? See the All Day Kindergarten FAQs. Questions? Send them to us. 

D91 Professional Development Opportunities

Professional development  D91 University, June 13 & 14, 2018, 8:30 – 3:30 pm at Idaho Falls High School.  Registration now available!

  “SIOP” Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Course, June 12, 13, 14, 2018, 8:30 – 3:30 pm at IFHS. 
  Register for this class through D91 University on Eventbrite.

  Comprehensive Literacy Course, June 12 – 19, (Minus the weekend) 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Idaho Falls High School.
  Taught by Janelle Bennett, Literacy Coach, for re-certification.  Register for this class through D91 University on Eventbrite.

  “TMT” Teaching Mathematical Thinking Course, June 25 - 29, 2018 – 8-5 pm at IFHS for the Regional Math Center.  Our district will host the Teaching Mathematical Thinking (TMT) course for The Regional Math Center on June 25th-29th at Idaho Falls High School.  Many teachers need this course to re-certify.  By hosting the TMT course, we can bring the course closer to you and offer early registration.  Use this link to register:  https://isu.edu/education/professional-development/idaho-regional-math-center/teaching-mathematical-thinking/

D91 Ed Foundation Grants Now Available

Classroom grants

The Maeck Family Foundation has tens of thousands of dollars they want to give away to D91's teachers, counselors and principals in the form of classroom grants  through the D91 Education Foundation. We are looking for proposals that fund classroom supplies, innovative learning materials and other special projects that will impact students and enhance classroom learning. Use the simple two-page grant application to apply.  Applications are due Wednesday, April 25! 

District Calendar

9May
05.09.2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
School Board Meeting
28May
05.28.2018
Memorial Day
11Jun
06.11.2018
Grade Deadline 5pm
11Jun
06.11.2018
Teacher Work Day
12Jun
06.12.2018 8:30 am - 06.19.2018 3:30 pm
Comprehensive Literacy Course

Survey Results On Bond Now Available

A collage of smiling studentsAs part of its efforts to gather input from parents and patrons about a bond to upgrade Idaho Falls and Skyline high schools, the School Board commissioned Patron Insight to conduct a telephone and online survey.  

The results are now available for review: Telephone Survey and Online Survey    The board is currently reviewing this information, as well as researching possible changes to the scope of the bond. We will continue to provide updates as the board works through this process. 

How to detect Spear Phishing Email

a fishing hook with a piece of paper with username and passwordSpear Phishing - is an email targeted at a specific individual within an organization that appears to be from a trusted sender, like a co-worker. It's actually cybercriminals attempting to steal confidential information or infect your computer with malware.There are several ways you can determine whether the email is authentic or not. Please read the D91 Technology Dept Tips for detecting Spear Phishing emails. Together we can keep our network safe from hackers!

Policy Review For Employees

Picture of folders with the word policicesPlease make time to complete this annual policy review, which provides employees with up-to-date information about district policies and procedures. This presentation reinforces our personal and professional responsibilities as we work to provide a nurturing learning environment for all students. It is not meant to be all inclusive, but provides employees with reasonable knowledge and adequate notice of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. 

 

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