Heads Up for Emmett School District
Click below to see more information about each of the topics mentioned in Heads Up for Emmett School District!
- Monthly School & Department Updates
- EMS Restroom Remodel & Repair
- Expanded Feedback Opportunities
- Transparent Levy Accounting
- Homecoming 2023
- New ESD Website
- Carberry Roof
- Idaho Report Card
Our departments and schools are providing updates monthly! These updates are presented to the school board at the regular board meeting and are available to the public on our website. You can easily see what has been accomplished and what is currently happening in Emmett School District. Updates are always available under the Transparency tab of the District Home page. You can also view them on the individual school and department pages. To check out the currently available School and Department Updates, please click the button below.
Two sets of restrooms at the Emmett Middle School were remodeled over the summer. The restrooms near the office date all the way back to the original 1950s build, while the other restrooms at the opposite end of the school are from the 1970s era. It was time to give them a fresh, modern makeover!
The restroom remodel project was made possible through the general funds allocated in the 2022-2023 budget. A portion of these funds came from the lottery money used toward our district maintenance. Wright Brothers Construction! fearlessly took on this challenging project, tackling nightmarish 1950s plumbing and asbestos with expertise and dedication. Their outstanding workmanship and commitment to quality were truly appreciated as they helped us create safe, modern facilities for our students.
Upon completion of the remodeled restrooms near the office downstairs, unexpected leaks, and plumbing issues were discovered in the upstairs restrooms. Addressing these issues required extensive repairs, and with the age of the building, it was no small task. While the upstairs restrooms may not have received a full makeover like the other two sets of EMS restrooms, the repairs are now complete, and EMS now has all restrooms functioning and available for use!
Due to some inappropriate comments directed at students and their work, Emmett School District made the difficult decision to turn off Facebook comments. This was done at the advice of legal counsel and is in accordance with what many other school districts have done. Obtaining feedback from our community is vitally important to Emmett School District. We have implemented several avenues with which, parents, students, and community members can provide input.
Community Office Hour--We have allocated 2:00-3:00 every Wednesday following a regular school board meeting for Community Office Hour. If you have feedback or questions, you can drop by the district office and meet with Superintendent Woods and any of our other district admin. If this time doesn't work with your schedule, please feel free to call and set up an appointment at your convenience. The phone number for the district office is 208-365-6301.
Social Media--Though comments are no longer permitted on Facebook, you can still directly message the ESD Facebook page! We respond! This is a great way to get information fast.
Feedback Forms--Our new website comes equipped with feedback forms on the district and every school page! You can give leave any kind of feedback, including positive shout-outs, concerns, questions, and suggestions. You can also choose if you want to remain anonymous or if you wish to be contacted about your feedback. To access all the feedback forms available via our website, please click the link below.
Our new website also allows you access to a monthly report of levy accounting. ESD is working to provide open transparency with the public regarding the funds allocated from the May 2023 Supplemental Levy. In each monthly budget report, a section is assigned for levy reporting. In the report from the October regular school board meeting, the levy accounting is located on page 26 at the link below. In the report, you can see exactly what levy funds were received and how they were spent.
Please Note: the numbers are continuously running and not project totals. For instance, some of the funds from projects completed during the summer, such as the Carberry roof, are just now being shown as released as of the October meeting. This detailed report can always be viewed and attached to the agenda for a regular school board meeting.
Monthly reports can also be viewed on the District's Financial Page.
We hosted a fantastic Emmett Homecoming week! Lots of memories were shared and created. If you haven’t had a chance, make sure you check out our Facebook page and the posts from the week of September 18-24. Some of the special highlights of the week were videos from EHS alumni who are now staff at the Emmett School District. We loved hearing as they shared their own high school Homecoming memories.
To celebrate, we made a montage video of the memories made this year for Homecoming 2023. Make sure you watch it with the sound on!
You're here! Months of hard work have culminated in the launch of our brand-new Emmett School District website! We are so proud of the result!
What's New? We've focused on making the new website user-friendly and easy to navigate, providing better access to vital information.
Your Input Matters: While we've worked tirelessly to make everything perfect, websites are always evolving. If you notice any links or details that need adjustment, please don't hesitate to let us know. We value your feedback and are open to any suggestions you may have. After all, it's a work in progress, and we're excited about the results so far!
Introducing Feedback Options: One of the exciting features is the feedback option. You'll find a "Feedback" icon on the district homepage and on every school homepage. This leads to a simple feedback form where you can share positive shout-outs, comments, concerns, suggestions, or even report bullying. This tool is open to students, parents, and all community members. You can choose to remain anonymous or request contact regarding your feedback. The feedback forms are also accessible through a link in the footer of every page. We hope this feedback option will enhance communication within our community.
Explore the New Website: Please take a few minutes to explore the site and discover all it has to offer. Let us know what you think!
Carberry's new roof was completed this summer! Check out these amazing pics! This project was funded from the May 2023 levy passed by our Gem County voters! We are so proud that our Carberry students have a bland new roof over their heads for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you to our community for supporting local education and making this project possible. Next summer, Shadow Butte will be getting a new roof, courtesy of the same levy funds! Thank you!
The new Idaho Report Card for schools and districts was recently released. We were thrilled to find out that two of our schools are rated as Top Performers–meaning they are recognized as ranking in the top 10th percentile or above on key performance indicators! We’d like to extend a big shout-out to Carberry Elementary and Sweet Montour Elementary for being recognized as Top Performers!
Two of our other schools were recognized as Goal Makers. This means that they met the annual interim progress target. Congratulations to Emmett High School and Butte View Elementary!
We’re so proud of these recognitions and the hard work they represent for our students and staff!
- School Board Elections--Nov. 7
- EHS Varsity Football Headed to Playoffs
- School Veterans Day Assemblies--Nov. 10
- Continued Updates
The Emmett School District has three open seats needing to be filled! The election is Tuesday, November 7, and we are urging everyone to vote! Here are the candidates seeking election to fill the open seats. For information on the candidates, please see our Facebook page and attend the one-hour candidate forum on Thursday, November 2, from 6:00-7:00 at the Emmett Middle School cafeteria.
Our EHS Varsity Football team qualified for the state playoffs!
On Friday, October 27, our Varsity Huskies took on Minico in the 1st round of the state football playoffs! It was a nail-biter the entire game with the score seesawing between the two teams. Regulation ended in a tie, and the battle continued into overtime.
In the end, the Huskies finally pulled off the win in a final score of 34-33!!!
Emmett will take on Bishop Kelly in the 2nd round quarter-finals on Friday, October 3, at 7:00 at Bishop Kelly High School.
Veterans Day is coming! Many of our schools will host a Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 3. These events are open to the public. We’d love to have you join us to celebrate and honor our veterans!
Here is the schedule of Veteran's Day Assemblies at our schools on Friday, November 10!
Emmett High School: 11:00
Carberry Elementary 1:00
Shadow Butte 2:15
Butte View Elementary 1:30
Sweet Elementary 8:00
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