The Minnesota Department of Education is looking for input on the recent distance learning programs that families experienced. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out their survey. Hope you are having a nice summer. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/2020-Parent-Distance-Learning-Feedback-Survey
Sign up today at https://isd361.revtrak.net/rw-community-ed/ for swimming lessons! Two sessions Levels 1-6 are now accepting online registrations. Cost is $45 for levels 1-3 and $50 for levels 4-6. Due to social distancing restrictions, parents, or designated guardians, MUST ACCOMPANY ALL LEVEL 1-3 swimmers to each lesson. Level 4-6 may swim on their own but registration space in each session is limited. No lifeguard to swimmer contact is allowed. If you have questions, call the Community Education office and we'd be happy to help!
Senior Graduation pictures are here! Anyone picking up prom gifts until 1:00 today will get their picture with their prize otherwise they will be in the Falls High School office to be picked up. Enjoy. Additional pictures can be ordered directly from Jackie.
It's not too late to sign up for the upcoming School Board Academy! Current board members will answer your questions and lead you through what it takes to get your name on the upcoming election ballot, serve on the IF school board and simply teach and educate you about what is required to be a school board member. If you've ever thought about running for school board, now is your chance to learn more. Call the Community Education office today to attend the school board academy! There is no cost for this one evening event.
Independent School District 361 is currently seeking applications for Regular Route and Substitute Bus Drivers. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/746766/Bus_Drivers_Wanted.pdf Also, don't forget to take a look at other employment opportunities! https://www.isd361.k12.mn.us/o/isd-361/page/employment-opportunities--605
Pandemic EBT The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reduced-price meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups: · Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action. · Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a P-EBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded. Families in need of assistance accessing or using their P-EBT benefits are urged to contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698. If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 888-711-1151
The post our swimmers have all been waiting for...the Open Swimming for the MORNING swimmers will begin again on Monday, June 8 at 6.30 a.m and will be open until 8:00 a.m. with several social distance guidelines in place. We will only allow one swimmer per lane, or up to three swimmers from one household per lane for 30 minute blocks. You must carry your punch card with you until further notice and please limit your use of the locker room facilities wherever possible. Unfortunately, we are NOT YET ABLE to provide open family swimming time. We expect to be able to again offer that service once the Governor has gone to Phase 3 of his Covid reopening plans. Please call the Community Education office to reserve your 30 minute open swimming blocks. The 6.30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. block is currently reserved for our swimmers 65 and older.
Backus Community Center - Summer Food Service Program https://www.isd361.k12.mn.us/o/isd-361/page/summer-options
Pictures are uploaded: The district will be in contact with seniors when the 8 x10 that the district will provide is available. If families want to purchase additional photos, information is below. Thank you for making yesterday such a special day! Ordering Graduation Ceremony Photos Capture Your Moment Photography There will be an opportunity to order an additional package of your graduating senior online. Visit: www.captureyourmomentphotograp... Click on: online ordering Find: 2020FHSGrad password: fallshighsenior Call or email Jackie with any question 218-373-0125 firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduation Photos - The district will be in contact with seniors when the 8 x10 that the district will provide is available. If families want to purchase additional photos, information is below. Thank you for making yesterday such a special day! Ordering Graduation Ceremony Photos Capture Your Moment Photography There will be an opportunity to order an additional package of your graduating senior online. Visit: www.captureyourmomentphotograp... Click on: online ordering Find: 2020FHSGrad password: fallshighsenior Call or email Jackie with any question 218-373-0125 email@example.com
Partnerships, like the one between ISD #361 and the city are what make International Falls such a wonderful and supportive place to raise a family. Thanks to the city crews for continuing to provide water for the folks who have beds at the Community Gardens. Your support is vital to this community project and is appreciated.
SUMMER DRIVING CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: The Falls Driving School Summer Class will be held at the St. Thomas gym. Due to the change in venue, ALL students will be required to be physically on site as the technology is not in place to hold the class via Zoom. The class, which currently has 22 participants, will abide by all state health department guidelines, including sanitizing desks and chairs following the completion of each class, students will be asked to sit in their same seats throughout the duration of the course, breaks will be staggered with groups of no more than six going on break at any given time. Student seating will also be six feet apart within the gym space. All participants are asked to wear a mask to the class and if you are experiencing any symptoms you are required to remain home and miss that days class. Students are also asked to pack a snack for the three hour class. Any questions please call the Community Education Office @ 218-283-2571. The dates and times for the class remain the same, Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5 and again Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12 from 9am to Noon each day.
Reminder Rotary/FHS Awards Program - Live at 6:00 on international falls isd 361 facebook page
Senior Graduation Information 5-27-2020: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-isd-361/articles/senior-graduation-information-isd-361
International Falls Public Schools, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking applications for the following position: 1.0 FTE CHOIR TEACHER for school year 2020-2021 Current Minnesota K-12 Vocal and Classroom Music license required. Please see link for more details. https://www.isd361.k12.mn.us/o/isd-361/page/employment-opportunities--605
Thank you to Bob French and Nate Moseman for donation of PPE for our staff. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-isd-361/articles/ppe-donation-thank-you
Thank You to Ronna Mackay and Farmers Insurance for the gift baskets of treats for the staff today. You are a shining example of coming together during these trying times. You brightened our day! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-isd-361/articles/thank-you-isd-361
Everyone at ISD #361 would like thank Doris Mortenson and Sandy Hoopman for the masks provided to us this past week.
Calendar Changes: Please refer to the following link to view any changes that may have been made to the calendar. https://5il.co/e553
Please check the news section for videos to explain our distance learning.
All food service reminder calls have been cancelled. My apologies for the one tonight.
Two new job postings, https://www.isd361.k12.mn.us/o/isd-361/page/employment-opportunities--605 Assistant Football Coach Girls Swimming Head Coach
March 13, 2020 For all those that were planning on attending the Tech Bingo at the VFW tonight. It has been cancelled by the VFW. 💛💜The VFW then made the decision to support the students and have donated $2500 to Prom. We are so thankful! 💛💜
ISD 361 is seeking applicants for the FHS Secretary position! https://www.isd361.k12.mn.us/o/isd-361/page/employment-opportunities--605
Scholarship Listing for Febraury 2020 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/584994/Scholarships_February__10_2020.pdf