D93 Family Update
September 7, 2023
This summer, our family had the unforgettable opportunity to visit the September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero. Inside, as we walked down corridors lined with hundreds of photos of First Responders who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of others, as we listened to the voices of their friends and family members telling their personal stories, I felt profound gratitude for the firefighters, EMTs, and police officers who put their own safety at risk every day to protect our homes, our schools, and our community.
I am grateful for our school resource officers who not only protect our schools, but build positive connections with our students and staff members.
I am grateful for the firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics who respond to medical emergencies in our schools to provide crucial--sometimes even lifesaving--support to our students and staff members.
In recognition of National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11th, we would love for you to join in sending a brief message of gratitude to our local first responders. You can share a message by clicking the image below or going to d93.org/firstresponder.
School Board News
- 4240 Parental Rights
- The proposed policy has been revised based on input from our teachers. Here are the key changes:
Teachers are expected to inform parents of the course of study for their children by providing a course syllabus at the beginning of each grading period and/or by providing an overview of each unit of instruction.
In the case of teaching any issues that may reasonably be anticipated to conflict with parents’ firmly held beliefs, values or principles, teachers are required to notify parents/guardians at least five (5) school days prior to teaching the material (2340 Controversial Issues and Academic Freedom)
Parents will use a District form to request to review learning materials including the source of any supplemental educational material. This form will be routed to the teacher and the school principal. They will provide access to the materials within 3 school days of the date the request was submitted (this aligns with the public records law which parents could also use to request the same information).
Using Form 2428F , parents may submit a request for reasonable academic accommodations for their students including the request to withdraw from an activity, class, or program to which they have a moral objection. If the teacher has provided at least five days advance notice, then those requests should be submitted at least 3 days in advance of the activity. However, if the teacher has not provided advance notice, then schools will be expected to make their best effort to accommodate the request.
If you still have concerns about the proposed policy, you are encouraged to attend the School Board meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 pm. You may share your concerns directly with the School Board during the public input portion of the meeting, which will precede any action items on the agenda, including the adoption of this and other policies:
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Come and Join the D93 Team
D93 Transportation would like to thank our community for their patience this week. We are currently down a few bus drivers and this has had an impact on some of the bus routes. Please contact D93 Transportation at (208) 525- 4412 if you are interested in becoming a bus driver.
D93 Get Help Line
Students, parents, and employees can reach out for help with bullying, harassment, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, threats, or to report weapons at school by going to d93.org/gethelp or sending the text @gethelp to 855-528-0074.