SCHOOL CLOSURE (1/31/2023). Due to the cold temperatures and expected wind chill, Fremont County Joint School District #215 is cancelling classes in all schools for Tuesday, January 31. Be safe with these cold temperatures.
SCHOOL BUS MECHANIC NEEDED. The bus mechanic performs repairs and preventative maintenance on the school district's fleet of buses, ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards. Applicants must have a Class B CDL with school bus and passenger endorsements. The mechanic may need to perform roadside and after hour emergency repairs. Some computer work is required. Contact Misty at the district office for details. Phone number is (208) 624-7542.
SCHOOL CLOSURE (12/02/2022). Due to blowing and drifting snow and road closures, ALL schools in Fremont County will be closed today (Friday, December 2).
WINTER WEATHER. It looks like our extended fall is finally over, and winter weather has arrived. Here are a couple of reminders to help keep our students safe and warm this winter. Send your student to school with a warm coat and appropriate shoes. Make sure that the school has your current phone number and email address. If there is a school closure, we will be sending notices via phone call, text message, email, notifications on the district app, Facebook, and local media. We will do our best to let you know far enough in advance to make any necessary arrangements for your students. Thank you for your support, and enjoy the winter!
SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY ELECTION. Fremont County Joint School District has asked the patrons to vote on a supplemental levy on the November general election ballot. This is a replacement levy for our current supplemental levy that we have typically voted on in March. Though the vote has moved to November, the proposed levy would still go into effect for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025. The proposed levy would be used to continue to provide funding for textbooks, technology, musical instruments, building and security needs, and to attract and retain highly qualified staff. You can expect your taxes for Fremont School District to remain the same or relatively close, depending on the assessed value of your property. We are not changing the amount of this levy, so unless your property has increased in value more than other property in the district, your taxes should remain the same or similar. The actual ballot question can be viewed on our District website (www.sd215.net). Thank you for taking the time to vote.
Applications are required for free and reduced-price meals for 2022-2023 school year. This school year, families who need assistance paying for school meals will be required to submit an application for free and reduced-price school meals for the first time since 2020. Our school district submitted a waiver to be able to use previous eligibility determinations dating back to school year 2019-20 for the first 30 operating days of school. The 30th operating day is October 18, so if an application has not been submitted and approved by then, prior eligibility will return to full pay on October 19. In addition to helping with meal prices, the State and Federal government use our district’s free and reduced percentage to determine funding for many of the programs that support our students. It is extremely important that families submit applications, even if they do not intend to eat meals at the school. Click on the following links to apply. Please contact your school or the district office for a paper application: My School Apps (English) My School Apps (Spanish) If you are not sure whether you might qualify, you may use the tables attached to an email that is also being sent.
DISTRICT APP. We're thrilled to announce the new app for Fremont County Schools! It's everything Fremont County Schools, in your pocket. Download for Android: https://bit.ly/3TsExzH Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/3KxoFb7
IDAHO'S EMPOWERING PARENTS GRANTS. We are excited to pass along a great opportunity for families with school-aged children. Idaho's Empowering Parents grant application is now open! This program provides eligible families with grant funds to use towards education services and devices for their K-12 children in an effort to recover learning loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the link below for more information. https://empoweringparents.idaho.gov/
SCHOOL MENUS. We have received a lot of requests to add the monthly lunch menus to the website. These have now been added to the top of the Child Nutrition page. From the District homepage (or from any school homepage), click on the "Child Nutrition" button below the photo gallery. The different menu options will be listed near the top of the page (see highlighted area on the image). The daily menus (and even the monthly menus) can also be accessed using the Fremont County Schools 215 app.
NEW WEBSITE! The new website for Fremont County Joint School District #215 is live! Although the site is not completely finished and will be a work in progress for the next few months, we wanted to get it out as quickly as possible. The address is still www.sd215.net. Each of the schools can be accessed through the "Schools" menu in the upper right corner of the district home page. At the current time, the Board of Trustees and Child Nutrition links are also ready to go, and the Live Feed, News, and Events are all functional. Many of the others tabs are still under construction. You may also access information for your preferred schools and district through a new app available in the Apple and Google Play stores (search for Fremont County Schools 215). More information on the app and the new features will be coming in the next week or so. Thank you for your patience and your suggestions for improving communication. We will continue to work to make this better.
HARVEST BREAK CHANGES. In a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board voted to make changes to the harvest break schedule to better accommodate the needs of local farmers on both ends of the county. NORTH (Ashton Elementary, North Fremont JH/HS)--Break will remain as originally listed on the district calendar. Students will be out starting Monday, September 19. They will return to school on Monday, October 3. SOUTH (Henry's Fork Elementary, Parker Elementary, Teton Elementary, South Fremont JH, South Fremont HS)---Break will be moved one week. Students will be out starting Monday, September 26. They will return to school on Monday, October 10.
KITCHEN MANAGER OPENING. We have a job opening for a Kitchen Manager at Ashton Elementary. It is 6 hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The position includes retirement and benefits. Please call the district office for more information 208-624-7542.
We are excited to announce that we have a new website and a communication app coming soon. This will provide students, parents, and community members to have a single source for information about the school district and all of the schools. More details are coming soon.