D93 Weekly Family Update
December 19th - 24th, 2022
Monday, December 19th - Monday, January 2nd.
School will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.
December Cornerstone: Learning & Literacy
Bonneville Joint School District 93 has a Sora account setup for all employees and students. Sora, our district’s eBook service is available to you 24/7. For information on how to login to Sora and access 1,000’s of titles, please visit this link: Sora Information
Attached you will find a fun reading challenge we will be offering over Christmas break for employees and students. Those that complete this reading challenge will be entered into a drawing for one of 25 prizes which include movie, drink shack, and ice cream coupons. When finished, please complete this survey to enter the drawing: Winter Break Reading Challenge Drawing The drawing link will begin to work December 17, 2022. Please submit responses by January 3rd, 2023. We will be sending this information home to parents as well.
A Time to Give
What I love most about December is the incredible generosity we see from our students and employees. Our high school student councils and their advisors spend hundreds of hours to provide Christmas gifts for needy families across D93. For the past few years, our principals and district administrators have made donating to this effort part of their Christmas celebration. On Mondays, students from Thunder Ridge and Rocky Mountain helped put together 1,700 gifts for D93 employees. On Tuesday, the Idaho State Police and Broulim's provided Christmas dinner boxes for 134 families in our District. And, so many other students, employees, and community members find ways to give to each other in less noticeable, but just as meaningful ways. It is a blessing to be part of such a caring community, both as a parent and as the Superintendent of our incredible schools.
December Board Meeting
Staff and Student Recognition
- The Board recognized Thunder Ridge High School students Zach Coblentz and Connor Evans for their 5A State Drama Champions for Properties. Check out the video of the flaming organ they constructed below.
- The Board recognized Trent Dabell from Thunder RIdge High School who has been named the Idaho Association of School Administrators assistant principal of the year.
- The Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors presented D93 with 100 $25 Amazon Gift cards to use for employee recognition and celebration. Thank you for this incredible donation.
Planning & Personnel
- The Board authorized the purchase of two portable classroom trailers from the Monticello Montessori school to help address our continuing growth in student enrollment.
- The Board approved the committee rankings of civil engineering firms to design a stadium at Hillcrest High School. This project is being funded entirely by private donations, sponsorships, and grants. No tax dollars will be used for this project.
Superintendent Reports and Recommendations
- The Board approved our proposed calendars for the next four school years. The approved calendars have scheduled the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of each month as non-instructional days for elementary school students and collaboration time for elementary teachers.
Employee Charged with Felonies Related to Child Pornography
On Tuesday, we received grievous news from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office that Nathan Law, who had been working for District 93 for the past year as a part-time bus driver, would be arraigned on charges related to possession of child pornography. We do not have any reason to believe that the alleged conduct was related to Mr. Law’s employment with the school district. As an active police investigation, we do not have any further details regarding this situation; however, based on the serious implications of these charges, we did recommend to the School Board to terminate Mr. Law’s employment with the District effective immediately. On Wednesday, the Board unanimously voted to accept this recommendation.
As parents, it is important to have frank and open conversations with our children about the risks they face and how to respond to situations that threaten their safety. If you have any reason to believe that your child has been the target of any behavior that has made them feel unsafe at school, please report it by going to d93.org/gethelp or by texting the phrase @GETHELP to 1-855-528-0074 so that we can take steps to help ensure their safety at school.
Please go to d93.org/23Q for our full statement regarding this situation.
Family Health News
RSV continues to be a Problem in the Area
EIRMC(eirmc.com) is seeing an unusually high number of pediatric hospitalizations due to RSV. Learn the signs to watch for by going to Could your baby have RSV and should you take them to the ER?
Opportunities for Students
Elementary and Secondary Students
Friday Night Flag Football Donations
Friday Night Flag is donating footballs to each of our elementary schools to support students getting out and playing. For more information about Friday Night Flag, click on the picture or open the file below. If you are interested in registering your child, use coupon code 8578 to get $15 off the registration price.
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.
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