If you couldn't attend the recent State of Our Schools meeting there's still time to provide feedback on some of the ideas being developed to ensure our school buildings meet the needs of our students now and in the future. Take time to give input after watching the presentation and completing the survey. The survey closes end of day Monday, May 27. To learn about the work that has been done so far on the district's 10-year facilities master plan go to the project website. It will be updated as work continues through the summer. Questions? Send them to us.
Monday, June 3rd at 8 AM at Freeman Park
1290 Science Center Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Meet by the lower shelter around 7:45 AM
Come out and enjoy our annual fun run/walk. All employees are welcome even if you did not register. We have several local businesses that have donated some nice prizes that will be raffled off at the end of the run/walk. Those who registered can pick-up your goody bag and D91 Wellness T-Shirt.
We want to hear from parents, patrons, and staff as we start work on a calendar for the 2020-21 School Year. Our current calendars are built with a lot of assumptions about the kinds of things that are important such as a week break at Thanksgiving, a two-week break at Christmas or a week off at Spring Break. Please complete this short survey so we know whether these things are still important. Questions about the calendar? Send them to us.
Schools districts are data-rich targets for cybercriminals. Both employee and student data are at risk of being stolen. Weak passwords are a gateway to breaches that can affect more than just the targeted users. The key to password strength is to make them long. The technology department is implementing a minimum of 12 characters password length, that will be required at your next password expiration, (along with the requirement of using three of the following conditions; an upper case, a lower case, a number, or a special character)
Using a passphrase-- -a short sentence or random words will help you create a secure password. For example, “Time to read books!” becomes “Time2readbooks!”. Start thinking of your passphrase now and be prepared to create a longer and more secure password. You can test your password strength at https://howsecureismypassword.net/.
Summer changes to the 2018-19 calendar impacted teacher contracts. To end school on May 31, we lost instructional hours and 4 contract days -- June 3,4,5 and 6. To make up some of that instructional time, we converted the Oct. 5 and Jan. 21 PD Days into instructional days, but that means some teachers will need to make up those PD Days. Here's a guide to ensure you're meeting those contract obligations.
Please 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.