Community outreachIf you couldn't attend the recent State of Our Schools meeting there's still time to provide feedback on some of the ideas being developed to ensure our school buildings meet the needs of our students now and in the future. Take time to give input after watching the presentation and completing the survey. The survey closes Friday, May 24. To learn about the work that has been done so far on the district's 10-year facilities master plan go to the project website.  It will be updated as work continues through the summer. Questions? Send them to us.

Sunnyside Families,

District 91 and Sunnyside Elementary are pleased to announce that we are offering an all-day, kindergarten session for the 2019-2020 school year. This all-day option is a fee-based program that will provide 25 students with all-day kindergarten instruction. As of Monday, we have 25 families who have committed to the all-day session.  We will open our office doors on Thursday, May 16th,  for those families to pay their registration fee and sign contracts for the all-day session.  

 Sunnyside Kindergarten Sessions for 2019-2020

AM Session

Monday                     9:15-11:32

Tuesday-Friday         8:15-11:02

Mrs. Steadman

PM Session

Monday                    12:13-2:25

Tuesday-Friday        11:43-2:25

Mrs. Steadman

All-Day Session

Monday                      9:15-2:25

Tuesday-Friday          8:15-2:25

Mrs. Jones

The process for creating the AM and PM sessions was done in accordance with Idaho Falls D91’s Master Contract stating students will be divided equitably among classes.  Families who opted to pay for the all-day session were placed into Mrs. Jones class. Then, the remaining students, in order of registration, were split into the AM and PM sessions with Mrs. Steadman. Each class has an equitable number of male and female students.

If you are interested in the all-day option, but did not make it into the class, please call the office, and our secretaries will add you to the waitlist. If positions become available during the year, we will fill the open positions based on the rank order of the waitlist.  The tuition will be prorated dependent on the remainder of time left in the school year.

 Kylie Dixon

Sunnyside Principal

 Q&A: Sunnyside All-Day Kindergarten

  •  How much is the All-Day Kindergarten program?
  •  The annual tuition is $2,475.00 per child.  Parents have the option to pay by the month or prepay for the entire year.  The monthly tuition of $275 is due by the 10th of each month.  The minimum first month’s tuition of $275 is due by May 24th, 2019.  If payment is not received by May 24th, 2019, then the child will lose their spot in the all-day kindergarten program.
  •  When and where do we pay each month?
  •  You can pay on D91 website on E-Fund, or you can pay in the Sunnyside office with card, check or cash or online payment is preferred.
  •  Where does the fee go for the all-day session?
  •  The $2,475 from each student will be used to extend the half time teachers’ contract to full time, pay her insurance, pay for a half-day kindergarten aide as well as an extra lunch duty.  The state only funds school districts for half-day kindergarten.
  •  Is there a registration fee and a first month tuition fee?
  •  You will be required to pay $275 by May 24th to secure your spot in the all-day session. This will serve as your payment for Sept. 2019 as well.
  •  Can I withdraw from the program throughout the year?
  •  If a parent chooses to withdraw their child from the Sunnyside All-day Kindergarten Program for any reason, the request must be made in writing.  Students leaving the program but still attending school within district 91 boundaries, will be placed in a half-day kindergarten program that does not exceed 25 students, which may result in being overflowed to a different school.  Those who have prepaid the annual tuition will receive a refund based on the number of full months left in the session. No partial month refunds will be given.

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