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)

Public Notice

AMERICAN FALLS SCHOOLS, District 381, will have classes Monday March 16, through Thursday March 19, this week.
No school for students Friday, March 20 The district plans to have campuses closed through April 3.
Classes will move to on-line instruction March 30 and nutrition services will begin that same day.
The decision to close school after April 3 will be made on a week-by-week basis.
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Letter to the Parents

Parent letter 3-26-20.pdf

Carta a los padres

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



Randy Jensen, Superintendent

Lunch During Closure

The American Falls School District Child Nutrition Program would like to announce that we will be providing free meals to children ages 1-18 during the school closure. We hope this will ease concerns regarding the nutritional needs of your children, during these trying times.

Meals service will begin March 30th and last the duration of the school closure.

Meals will be served Monday through Friday during the school closure.

Children will need to be present in order to receive a meal.

Meals will be available with drive through pick up from 11:30 to 12:30. There will be no entrance to the school facilities allowed during lunch service. The meals will need to be taken to go. Meals will include one breakfast and one lunch for each student present at pickup. All Idaho Child Nutrition Department and USDA guidelines and regulations will be followed.

Meals served at the following locations:

  • Hillcrest Elementary School: Near the kindergarten drop off area.
  • J.R. Simplot Elementary: Front of building in student drop off area.
  • William Thomas Middle School: Parking lot near cafeteria entrance.
  • American Falls High School: Student Parking Lot near cafeteria entrance.

Child must be present to receive a meal. Meals Free to all Children 1-18 years old.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Krell at 208-226-7364.

Thank you,

Lisa Krell



COVID Meal Letter Spanish.pdf
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