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Welcome to American Falls School District

Kindergarten thru 12th Grade

Thank you for visiting the American Falls School District, one of the top school districts in Idaho. We invite you to explore our website to tour information concerning our district or any of our schools.

On behalf of the students,Staff, Administration and Board of Trustees, We stand committed to maintaining and constantly improving the education and services for our students.
American Falls School District Administrative Offce - 827 Fort Hall - American Falls, Idaho 83211 - Phone: (208) 226-5173 - Fax: (208) 226-5754)

Online Registration Form

If you are planning on your child doing their school work on-line please complete this registration form by

August 16th, 2020.

Hillcrest Elementary School Registration

  • Registration for new students
entering Hillcrest Elementary Schoolin American Falls, in kindergartenthrough second grade will be conductedMonday through Wednesday, Aug. 10to 12, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to2 p.m. Parents need to bring a birthcertificate, immunization records andproof of residency.
  • If students completed the 2019-
2020 school year at Hillcrest they donot need to register. If kindergarten students need to complete theirregistration with birth certificates,updated immunizations and proofof address, bring these items to theabove dates and times.
  • Hillcrest will be holding an open house “meet and greet”
your child’s teacher on Monday, Aug. 24
  • Letters will be mailed to parents after Friday,
Aug. 14 detailing the day scheduleand each student’s teacher. If you have any questions, call: the Hillcrest Schooloffice at 208-226-2391 beginningMonday, Aug. 10.

J.R. Simplot Elementary School Registration

  • Registration for new students
entering J.R.Simplot ElementarySchool in American Falls,
  • Third through Fifth grades
will be conducted Mondaythrough Friday, Aug. 10 to 14,during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents needto bring birth certificatesand immunization records.
If students completed the 2019-2020 school year atHillcrest or JRSE they do not need to register.
  • JRSE will be holding an Open House “Meet and Greet” your child’s teachers
on Monday, Aug. 24.If you have any questions, call: the JRSE school office at (208) 226-5733 beginning Monday,Aug. 10.

School Supplies Information

All required school supplies for your students will be purchased by the school district for this school year.This includes combination lock for middle school students.
Optional items such as backpacks and trapper-keepers will NOT be purchased by the school district.
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American Falls School District

Coronavirus Notice

Dear Parents, In response to the latest CDC (Center for Disease Control) media briefing on the Coronavirus and the potential impact at the community level, we want to assure you that we are staying updated on the status in Idaho and within our own community. First and foremost, we are following the guidance of our local health district and information being conveyed from the State of Idaho. Communication is ongoing, and the situation is being monitored closely at the local level. While there have been no confirmed cases in Idaho, the State remains prepared, including supporting local communities and schools in the event of an outbreak.
What Can You Do Now? As the CDC suggests, the best advice is to wash your hands frequently to lower the risk of spreading germs. You should not send students to school if they show any symptoms of illness, and seek medical attention if flu-like symptoms exist. Be sure to reach out to our school nurse if you have any concerns about your child’s health. What is the American Falls School District Doing? Our District is in constant communication with the Southeast Idaho Public Health and will follow protocols should a case be confirmed in the community. In the meantime, custodians are cleaning the schools thoroughly, which includes the use of disinfectants to wipe down tables, desktops, door handles, and other touch points. In addition, we disinfect all school facilities and buses at least one time each week with an electrostatic sprayer.
What if the Coronavirus COVID-19 is confirmed in one of our schools? In the event a case of COVID-19 is confirmed in a school, a decision will be made to take the appropriate steps necessary to mitigate the situation. If the situation at the community level should become a threat, prompting school closures of any kind, parents will be notified. The health and wellness of our students and staff are important to us. We will do our best to keep you informed regarding any updates. We will also be posting updates on the American Falls School District Facebook Page. If you should have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office at

208-226-5173.

Sincerely,

Randy Jensen, Superintendent


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