Hillcrest Elementary School Announces PRESCHOOL SCREENING
Sign-up Starts on Tuesday, September 2nd
The Preschool program at Hillcrest Elementary will be conducting screening for children with disabilities between the ages of 3 through 5 starting on Tuesday, September 2. We are offering this screening under The Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; preschool children with disabilities may apply for screening at their local elementary school. If the child meets the IDEA criteria an appropriate placement and services will be decided upon through an Individual Education Plan team meeting.
The American Falls Preschool Program has 3 different settings at Hillcrest Elementary School. Our Speech and Language program offers two options that are designed to address language or speech concerns through our preschool language only program or a speech preschool program. The third program works with children with disabilities in a classroom setting to focus on domains of child’s development to help each student to become ready for Kindergarten. We also partner with Head Start for dual enrolled students.
For more information on the Preschool Education Program please contact Krista Warth, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School at (208) 226 – 2391 or Cliff Hart, Director of Special Education at (208) 226-5008.
The first day of school for American Falls High School will be Tuesday, September 2, 2013
Beginning at 8:00 am with breakfast in the commons, then an assembly at 8:20 in the AFHS Gym. Following the assembly, students will report to their Teacher Advisor to pick up class schedules. Students will attend each class throughout the day and school will dismiss at 3:16. Buses will run at that time. Parents with questions regarding busing may contact the bus shop at 226-5911.
The following dates and times have been designated for each class to pay all class and activity fees and pay for a yearbook if one is desired.
Student Athletes – Monday, August 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm
Seniors and Juniors – Wednesday, August 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sophomores and Freshmen – Thursday, August 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Any student planning on participating in any sports or school sponsored activities will be required to purchase an activity card. We encourage you to purchase them by Friday September 5th; the cost is $35.
We will be offering Driver’s Education to interested students September 9th. Students interested must meet the following requirements and be pre-registered before the class begins. Class size is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
Students must have the following items before they will be allowed to get a permit at the sheriff’s office:
Current Verification of Compliance form from the high school office
$21.50 for the permit
Original birth certificate (no photocopies will be accepted)
Social security card
Photo ID (activity card, yearbook picture)
Parent or guardian must accompany student to sheriff’s office
Must be at least 14 ½ when class starts
The class fee is $150 and must be paid at the high school office after the student receives the permit from the sheriff’s office.
There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, September 9th, 2013 at 6 pm in room 7 at the Intermediate School. The first driver’s education class begins September 10th, 2013 at 6:50 a.m. at the Intermediate School.