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1809, 2023

Welcome to a New Year TSD 401

By |September 18th, 2023|Categories: Welcome Letters|

A message from Mrs. Christiansen Dear Teton School District 401 students, families, staff, community members, and friends, Welcome to a new year full of fresh opportunities, care, and support for our children in Teton Valley! I am humbled to be serving as your new superintendent and am so excited about the direction we are already heading to move the needle forward for our students, staff, and communities. As the former [...]

1508, 2023

General Election Candidate Filing for the Teton County School District 401 School Board

By |August 15th, 2023|Categories: District|

November 7, 2023 General Election Candidate Filing August 28 through September 8 for the Teton County School District 401 School Board The Zone 1 and Zone 2 and Zone 5 School Board Members will be elected on November 7 to serve four-year terms. Declarations of Candidacy are available from the School District Clerk at 481 N Main St. Driggs (208-228-5923) and at the Teton County Clerk’s office. Declarations must be [...]

2103, 2023

Teton School District 401 selects Christiansen as new superintendent

By |March 21st, 2023|Categories: District, Press Release|

TSD 401 held a Saturday morning special meeting dedicated to choosing who will succeed current Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme. Megan Christiansen was chosen as Woolstenhulme's successor. Christiansen has held a position as principal at the Victor and Tetonia Elementary Schools for 7 years, and was a teacher for 17 years at various levels before that. Woolstenhulme will be stepping down at the end of May. The original meeting, convened on Thursday [...]

2109, 2022

Custodian/Cleaning Request for Proposal

By |September 21st, 2022|Categories: District|

Custodian/Cleaning Request for Proposal September 7, 2022 Teton School District 401 The RFP is for the 2022-2023 school year, to be reviewed by the school district administration and school district maintenance supervisor, to determine how the job performance meets expectations.  To submit your RFP: by mail: Teton School District 401, Attn: Custodian RFP, Driggs, ID 83422. Or drop off  at the Teton School District office, at 481 North Main Street, [...]

1207, 2022

Teton School District 401 is Seeking Board Zone 2 Candidates

By |July 12th, 2022|Categories: District|

Requirements to serve 1. A resident of School Board Zone 2 (see State Approved School Board Trustee Zone Map, linked on the school district website, and posted at Teton County, Idaho GIS) 2. Registered Voter in Teton County, Idaho Expectation To serve the remainder of the term, to the election of November 2023, service through December 2023, the elected candidate (from November 2023 election), would start new term January 2024, [...]

2504, 2022

Supplemental Levy 2022

By |April 25th, 2022|Categories: District|

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE. INVESTING IN OUR CHILDREN. Teton School District 401 Supplemental Levy Information What is a Levy? A levy is a property tax to help fund the needs of Teton School District 401 schools, including competitive salaries, student programming, and staffing levels that support our commitment to excellence. The Levy is e effective for two years. Why do we need a Levy? The State of Idaho under-funds education. Nearly [...]

409, 2021

New CFO at Teton School District 401

By |September 4th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Teton School District 401 is pleased to announce that Diane Temple has accepted the position of CFO! She brings a wealth of experience leading local non-profits, serving as school board clerk, and most recently as the Executive Director for the ABC, After School Program, in our community. Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, as well as completed graduate courses in finance, from the [...]

2406, 2021

Celebrating Learning Amidst the Challenge of COVID-19

By |June 24th, 2021|Categories: District|

Celebrating Learning Amidst the Challenge of COVID-19 by Megan Bybee, Director of Instruction In the Fall of 2019, I’m not sure that anyone could have foreseen the challenges everyone would face in the year ahead. As we now enter a beautiful summer, with few Covid-19 cases in the valley and hopefully feel some semblance of normalcy, we can finally take a breath and reflect upon the past 15 months. Above [...]

106, 2021

129 Seniors Graduate from Teton Schools

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: District|

On Friday, May 28, 2021, a total of 121 students graduated from Teton High, joining eight students who celebrated graduation from Basin High on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The THS senior class received their diplomas on a windy but picture-perfect evening at the Teton High football field; the Basin students’ ceremony was held at the THS auditorium. In a year that started in the middle of a global pandemic, seniors [...]

1105, 2021

TSD 401 School Board Holds Busy May Meeting

By |May 11th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

TSD 401 School Board Holds Busy May Meeting, Modifying Current Mask Requirements and Adopting Opening Plan for 21-22 School Year At its regular monthly meeting Monday, May 10, the Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted to make masks optional for students and teachers for the remainder of the 20-21 school year, effective today (Tuesday, May 11). Principals disseminated the information by email and video to their staffs and [...]

2904, 2021

Reaching out to you for building maintenance and more

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: District|

 This year, Teton School District 401 is asking patrons to renew the existing Plant Facilities Levy that was first approved in 1985. The levy would remain at the same amount as last year, $500,000 per year, for each of the next five years. The estimated cost per $100,000 of property value is $22.32 per year, or $1.86 per month.  Why do we need to renew the Plant Facilities Levy? The [...]

2304, 2021

TSD to hold Kindergarten Roundup

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: District|

Teton School District 401 is now enrolling kindergarten students for the school year 2021-2022, and will host its annual “Kindergarten Roundup” on Friday, April 30. On that day, there will be NO kindergarten classes at any of the schools so that teachers can help with screenings and enroll students for next year. (All other grades will meet as normal.) Children are eligible to be enrolled if they will be at [...]

2104, 2021

TSD 401 School Board Updates COVID Plan

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees updated the existing COVID plan with about two dozen new words to clarify that students and staff can take off masks when outside as long as they can physically distance by six feet. The board came to a consensus on the language after a three-hour special meeting on Monday night (April 19th). During the discussion, the school board reviewed the results of [...]

2104, 2021

Plant Facilities Levy for the Election on May 18, 2021

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: District|

Here is the informational brochure about the Plant Facilities Levy for the election on May 18, 2021. This flyer will be distributed to all Teton County (Idaho) business and residential addresses the week of April 19, 2021. Extra brochures will be available at the schools, and at several community locations. Early voting starts April 14 at the Teton County Courthouse and continues until 5 pm on Friday, May 14. Here's [...]

1103, 2021

Kindergarten Dual Language applications

By |March 11th, 2021|Categories: District|

Howdy Folks! Teton School District 401 is accepting Kindergarten Dual Language applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Who can apply: Any child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2021 What do I do: Contact Erica Black or Allen Carter at Driggs Elementary 208-228-5927 to fill out an application. You can also go to TSD401.ORG, hover over schools, click on DES, scroll down until you see Dual Language [...]

601, 2021

THS Student Council Leads Rollout of New Timberwolves Logo

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: District|

On Wednesday, January 6, Teton High School’s Student Council will be promoting its new Timberwolves logo with special sale prices of products sporting the new Timberwolves logo.  Jackets, ball hats, masks and t-shirts all feature the new Timberwolves logo. Students and staff will have several opportunities to purchase the items at the school. After tomorrow, the StuCo will sell the items at regular retail prices.  The Timberwolf logo consists of [...]

1612, 2020

TSD 401 Students Will Remain in the In-Person Learning Model

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Teton School District 401 students will stay in-person full time through at least January 12, 2021. That’s a day after the TSD 401 Board of Trustees reconvenes for its regular January meeting. The school board reviewed current community transmission numbers at its meeting in Driggs Monday night. Eastern Idaho Public Health measures the spread of coronavirus by looking at the number of active cases per 10,000 population. While Teton County [...]

212, 2020

TSD 401 Students Return to In-Person Learning

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Until further notice, Teton School District 401 students will be back in school, in-person full time starting today, Wednesday, December 2, according to a unanimous vote by the TSD 401 Board of Trustees in a special meeting Tuesday night. Parents were alerted of this decision via text.  After hearing from administrators and James Corbett of Eastern Idaho Public Health, the board discussed the issue of consistency in learning models, projected [...]

2911, 2020

Alternate-Day Schedule on Monday, Nov. 30

By |November 29th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

IMPORTANT CHANGE -- Eastern Idaho Public Health confirmed that Teton County *will* move down to High-Risk Level on Sunday -- so Monday, Nov. 30, will be ALTERNATE-DAY Schedule (students with last names A-K attend in person Monday and Wednesday; those with last names L-Z attend in person Tuesday and Thursday; and Friday is work day/teacher collaboration.)

2111, 2020

Stage 2 COVID Restrictions at Activities

By |November 21st, 2020|Categories: Activities, COVID-19, District|

Due to Idaho moving to Stage 2 of COVID protocol, fan limitations will be in place at Teton High School. Stage 2 limits the number of fans to 10 people per game. We will limit attendance to 1 fan for each player on the home team. Fans at each level (C team, JV, Varsity) must clear out of the gym at the completion of each game to make room for [...]

1611, 2020

COVID Update with data as of 11/13/2020

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Dear district staff, school board, and community contacts, As you know, Eastern Idaho Public Health moved Teton County to the Critical Risk (red) level last Tuesday. Since then, the numbers of active cases per 10K population have moderated a bit; we must remain below the high-risk (orange) level for 14 consecutive days before EIPH will drop our level back so we could return to the hybrid learning model as called [...]

1111, 2020

EIPH Moves Teton County to Critical Level of COVID-19 Risk

By |November 11th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

EIPH Moves Teton County to Critical Level of COVID-19 Risk: TSD 401 to Transition to Home-Based Learning on Monday, Nov. 16 Eastern Idaho Public Health moved Teton County, Idaho, to the Critical (red) level this evening, and Teton School District 401 will transition to all home-based learning on Monday, November 16, 2020. All TSD 401 students will remain in the virtual learning model until at least Thanksgiving break, which begins [...]

1011, 2020

TSD 401 follows its Reopening Plan as EIPH levels change

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

At its meeting Monday, November 9, 2020, the Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees discussed difficult details about the Reopening Plan it approved in August as Teton County, Idaho, faces increased numbers of coronavirus cases. The main questions were how best and when to make needed transitions, given that the county is already in the High Risk (orange) level and may move to Critical (red) level in the next [...]

2010, 2020

Rendezvous Upper Elementary Chosen as Site of Pilot Staff-Testing Project

By |October 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Rendezvous Upper Elementary Chosen as Site of Pilot Staff-Testing Project On Monday, Kristin Weston, principal of Rendezvous Upper Elementary School in Driggs, announced to her staff that they have the chance to participate in a pilot testing project in partnership with Teton Valley Health. In the project, starting this Thursday, October 22, 2020, every RUES staff member who opts in will be tested for coronavirus every week for the next [...]

1310, 2020

This Will Take All of Us

By |October 13th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

This Will Take All of Us As TDS #401 School Board Members, our community asks us -- regular citizens who have volunteered to step into the ring of public service -- to be the stewards of your trust and your taxes, and to be responsive, responsible decision-makers for ensuring we meet our mission. In the best of times this is an interesting, rewarding and often challenging task. During a global [...]

210, 2020

EIPH Issues Order of Restriction for Teton County

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District, Press Release|

EIPH Issues Order of Restriction for Teton County As a result of a sustained increase in active cases of COVID-19 in Teton County over the past nine days, at its meeting this morning, Eastern Idaho Public Health’s (EIPH) Board of Health passed an Order of Restriction for Teton County that requires the use of face covering by individuals when in public places when physical distancing cannot be maintained as well [...]

2909, 2020

TSD 401 School Board Navigates COVID Challenges

By |September 29th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

TSD 401 School Board Navigates COVID Challenges At a special board meeting Monday night, the trustees of Teton School District 401 heard from Eastern Idaho Public Health, Teton Valley Health and the district’s own administrative team, including the head of the Teton Education Association, regarding last week’s spike in school-related coronavirus incidents. Action taken includes: Due to staff shortages at Driggs Elementary School, the board unanimously approved that school’s closure [...]

2509, 2020

After a good start, TSD 401 sees a spike in COVID activity this week

By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

After a good start, TSD 401 sees a spike in COVID activity this week. In the first three weeks of school, Teton School District 401 saw only two positive cases of COVID, and a very small number of possible exposures. This week, our numbers have changed: As of Friday at 1:45 pm, there have been 11 total positive cases of COVID in TSD 401 since the start of school. This [...]

1109, 2020

TSD 401 Expectations Remain As We Celebrate EIPH Lowering County Risk Level

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District, Press Release|

TSD 401 expectations remain as we celebrate EIPH lowering the risk level for Teton County Teton School District 401 has confirmed that Eastern Idaho Public Health has moved Teton County to the green level, or low risk for community transmission, from the moderate (yellow) level. This is a huge victory! It means that the number of active cases has fallen below the threshold of less than 10 per 10,000 population [...]

2608, 2020

FAQ’S Regarding Teton School District 401’s Reopening Plan

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING TETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 401’S REOPENING PLAN, FALL 2020 As approved by the Board of Trustees of Teton School District 401 on Monday, August 17, 2020 IMPORTANT RESOURCES AND REFERENCES: Eastern Idaho Public Health- information on community risk level, regional plans, and more. Fall 2020 Public Schools Reopening / SDE State of Idaho Schools reopening plan (includes State Board of Education Back-to-School Framework) CDC Considerations for Schools [...]

2108, 2020

Teton Online School Registration

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: District|

For more information about Teton Online School for grades K-12 including Dual Language students, check out our Teton Online School Summary.  To register, please fill out the Teton Online Registration for each student you are registering. For more information, please contact your child's principal.

1808, 2020

TSD 401 Board Approves Plan to Reopen Schools

By |August 18th, 2020|Categories: District|

At a special meeting August 17, 2020, the Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees approved the Reopening Plan presented by the district’s administrative team. Under the plan, all staff and students will be required to wear masks, from boarding buses to delivery at home, to help mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19. The 15-page plan contains much more detail than earlier draft versions, in response to the [...]

1308, 2020

Fall 2020

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: District|

In these unprecedented times many families are exploring different options for this fall. The special school board meeting scheduled for Monday, August 17 at 5:30pm will include the presentation of a detailed plan for re-opening that should help provide clarity about the upcoming school year and how Teton School District 401 is preparing. Included in this plan are three options available to families this fall (In person, Virtual (grades 6-12 [...]

1108, 2020

TSD401 Fall Learning Options

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: District|

This "quick guide" for parents was presented to the TSD 401 School Board last night for consideration as part of the plan for reopening schools. Admin team members added a couple of points of clarification: that the question asked on the left applies to ANY reason parents may face, not just COVID-related; and that there are differences between "virtual school" (in which students interact with their own teacher and lessons [...]

2807, 2020

Back to School Survey

By |July 28th, 2020|Categories: District|

Thank you for taking a moment to fill out a survey regarding Back to School options. Included is a link with more information about Teton Online School. Back to School Survey- Survey will close at 9am on Monday, August 3.

1407, 2020

TSD 401 Board Reviews Draft Plan to Reopen Schools

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: District|

At its regular meeting July 13, 2020, the Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees reviewed the first draft of a plan created by the district’s administrative team. The draft plan provides three different possible school situations as the community continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The local level of community transmission will be the determining factor regarding which education level is deemed safe for public school students. The draft [...]

107, 2020

Come Join the Garden Fun at TES!

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: District|

Hey Tetonia Elementary! This is Haley from Full Circle Education (your garden educator)! I am pleased to announce the return of our Summer Garden Club, every Tuesday from 10 am till 12 pm at the Tetonia Elementary School Garden till school starts. Students will meet in the garden where they will get hands-on garden experience, enjoy tasty treats, and partake in various science experiments (this will vary every week). The [...]

1606, 2020

Students choose TIMBERWOLVES as new Teton High mascot

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: District|

After four rounds of voting, it’s official. Students have chosen the new Teton High School Mascot -- Timberwolves. Students in grades 8-12 participated in the online polling, using their TSD email account to submit votes. Members of the THS Student Council were involved in reviewing the data, discussing the results, and helping to get the word out to students. Timberwolves beat out 15 other suggestions, with the number of options [...]

506, 2020

Surprise finale of fireworks puts a cap on unique THS Graduation

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: District|

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, in two separate ceremonies held at the Spud Drive-In, a total of 136 students graduated from Teton School District high schools. In a year of surprises, fittingly, the night culminated in a surprise closing for Teton High students and families -- a finale of fireworks. In the ceremony’s presentation section, 123 graduates walked across a specially constructed stage. The seniors were called up in groups [...]

1205, 2020

TSD 401 sets end-of-school-year date, discusses graduation, and moves forward with mascot process

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: District, Press Release|

At a teleconference meeting Monday night, the Board of Trustees of Teton School District 401 approved an early finish to the school year, discussed plans for the end of the school year, and moved forward to replace the Teton High mascot. Parents and students are advised to watch for more details in the coming weeks. The board voted to end home-based learning for most students on Friday, May 22. Those [...]

2104, 2020

TSD 401 extends home-based/online learning through end of school year

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Citing that providing a safe environment for students and staff is its number one priority -- the opening words of the school district’s mission statement -- the Board of Trustees of Teton School District 401 voted unanimously Monday evening to extend home-based/online learning through the end of the academic school year. The decision came following two-plus hours of discussion of the district’s admin-team recommendation to continue the ‘soft closure’ due [...]

1704, 2020

Cancelation of high school and middle school sports and extracurricular activities

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

It is with sadness and regret that the Idaho High School Activities Association Board of Directors announces that all spring sport and activity seasons and all state tournaments are canceled. This decision was based on guidelines established by Governor Little, the Idaho State Board of Education, as well as feedback from schools and districts throughout the state. As the COVID-19 situation continued to evolve, it became apparent that these state [...]

1404, 2020

Please apply for free or reduced meals – Why it matters

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: District|

All of us are stressed about the changes we now face. More than working or learning at home is the cruel reality that some people are working greatly reduced hours or can’t work at all. This means food budgets have been hit and hit hard. To help alleviate this stress, Teton School District ramped up our free meals program right after the school board voted to initiate home-based learning Over [...]

1404, 2020

TSD 401 School Board ratifies State Board decision regarding schools’ soft closure

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

TSD 401 School Board ratifies State Board decision regarding schools’ soft closure and will meet next Monday regarding state criteria to reopen. The Board of Trustees of Teton School District 401 voted unanimously Monday evening to ratify the State Board of Education decision regarding the soft closure of schools continuing through the end of the academic school year. The vote validated that the district intends to follow yet-to-be-determined state criteria [...]

2703, 2020

TSD401 Plan de Primavera

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

27 de marzo al 3 de abril: ¡Felices vacaciones de primavera! - Estamos emocionados de que usted, su familia y nuestra comunidad escolar tengan unas vacaciones de primavera y disfruten (aún más) de un tiempo "a solas" con su familia. Para ayudarlo a disfrutar de su descanso, queremos ayudarlo a saber lo que puede esperar cuando todos regresemos. 🥪🥪🥪 Formulario de Pedido de Comidas del 30 de marzo al 3 de [...]

2703, 2020

TSD 401 Spring Plan

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

March 27-April 3: Happy Spring Break! - We are excited for you, your family and our school community to have a Spring Break and enjoy (even more) some “alone” time with your family. To help you enjoy your break, we want to help you know what you can expect when we all return. 🥪🥪🥪 Spring Break Meal Sign Up — CLICK HERE. April 6-7 - Review and Communication Days (Mon [...]

2503, 2020

COVID-19 Update from TSD401 for Wednesday, March 25

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

DISTRICT: Principals were alerted about Governor Little’s stay-at-home order and teachers working in the buildings went home. The Admin Team met late this afternoon to discuss what this means moving forward for our educational delivery. Preliminary plans for parents and students regarding the start-up after Spring Break will be released on Thursday, 3/26. TETON HIGH SCHOOL: New packets will be available on April 8th. Please send feedback to teachers about [...]

2403, 2020

COVID-19 Update from TSD401 for Tuesday, March 24

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

DISTRICT: TSD 401 will follow last night’s state Board of Education directive regarding a soft closure of schools through April 20. That means students will not be allowed in schools and will continue home-based learning. Teachers may work from their classroom or home, if they are healthy. For Thursday’s School Board meeting (6 pm, March 26), if you have a public comment to make to the board, please submit it [...]

2303, 2020

COVID-19 Update from TSD401 for Monday, March 23

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Day one of home-based learning is over and done with! This is NOT easy; hang in there and stay well. TETON HIGH SCHOOL: Students and parents picked up packets, Chromebooks, and personal belongings from their lockers today. Teachers and students have been communicating with each other through many forms of electronic communications, i.e. emails, Google Meets, and Zoom. BASIN HIGH SCHOOL: From Ms. Lord: Hello Basin Students and Families! Mrs. [...]

2303, 2020

TSD 401 Names COVID-19 Volunteer Coordinator

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

  Former school board member Mary Mello of Victor will serve as the volunteer coordinator for Teton School District 401, according to Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme. For right now, that means she will be collecting contact information from community members who want to help during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are interested in volunteering, please send your cell phone and email address to [email protected]. Mary knows the district and community very [...]

2203, 2020

COVID-19 Update from TSD401 for Sunday, March 22

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

STUDENTS: You should have what you need for the next four days. If parents have questions, contact your child’s teacher or principal. We appreciate your efforts this week as we navigate these new processes. STAFF NOTES: Staff will continue to practice social distancing and other CDC guidelines while working to deep clean the buildings and meet our students needs. Anyone who is feeling unwell should NOT report to work; your [...]

2003, 2020

COVID-19 Update from TSD401 for Friday, March 20

By |March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

TETON HIGH: We are experiencing a few technology issues with teachers and students being able to connect through Google hangouts, Megan Bybee has helped us with a work-around. We have also had a few students that have had challenges connecting the checked out Chromebooks to their WiFi connections at home. We are working through these issues. Teachers are in the process of posting quarter progress grades. TETON HIGH: We are [...]

1903, 2020

Meal Order March 20 – 27

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: District|

We are continuing meal service Friday, March 20 and Monday - Friday, March 23 - 27. To sign up for meals CLICK HERE. You can also now pick up at Victor, Tetonia or Driggs Elementary schools. Vamos a continuar con el servicio de comidas en viernes, el 20 de Marzo, y lunes a viernes el 23 de 27 de marzo. Las comidas estarán disponibles una vez al día para que [...]

1803, 2020

The COVID-19 Update for Wednesday March, 18

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

THS: Teachers continued plans for classes, and students continued to pick up books and Chromebooks. TMS: What to Expect For Monday: (This is a repeat of last night’s update; running in case anyone missed this important info.) ** If you have internet access and a device - You are all set!!! Just open your email Monday morning and you are good to go. ** No Internet? Please let your advisory [...]

1703, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, March 17

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

THS: Teachers started contacting students with plans for their classes. Students picked up necessary books and some Chromebooks. TMS: WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU: If you have internet access and a device - You are all set!!! Just open your email Monday morning and you are good to go. No Internet? - Please let your advisory teacher know if you do not have internet access and will be needing a [...]

1603, 2020


By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Tonight we start providing daily updates for all our schools and departments. THS: Staff has been working on plans for home-based learning. Spring sports have been postponed until at least April 5th. RUES: Held an all staff meeting to establish communication procedures and prepare academic learning and various student supports. Deep cleaning and disinfecting has begun. DES: Staff meeting this AM to discuss next steps and plan for the upcoming [...]

1603, 2020

Student Meals- Comidas estudiantiles

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Parents, Students|

We are continuing meal service Friday, March 20 and Monday – Friday, March 23 – 27. To sign up for meals CLICK HERE. You can also now pick up at Victor, Tetonia or Driggs Elementary schools. Vamos a continuar con el servicio de comidas en viernes, el 20 de Marzo, y lunes a martes el 23 de 27 de marzo. Las comidas estarán disponibles una vez al día para que [...]

1603, 2020

Teton School District No. 401 is accepting bids for mowing/lawn maintenance service

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: District|

Teton School District No. 401 is accepting bids for, mowing/lawn maintenance service agreement, anticipated service agreement time span: May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2022. Service agreement will be renewable annually, based upon an evaluation by the school district, a review of job performance, and a review of current pricing. Bid application form below.

1503, 2020

TSD 401 Makes Decision to Close Schools

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Home-Based Learning Begins March 23 Spring Break will take place as planned, March 30-April 3 Because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus, Teton School District #401 has determined that all schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020. This will begin a week of staff preparation to provide home-based learning beginning March 23. “We do not take this measure lightly,” said Superintendent of Schools Monte Woolstenhulme. “Of [...]

1303, 2020

Fiddler on the Roof Postponed

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

The Teton High School play, Fiddler on the Roof, scheduled for March 20, 21 and 23, has been postponed, due to concerns of large groups gathering during the coronavirus alert. Our students have worked so hard on this production and they are very excited to perform this beloved musical; we hope it can be performed at a later date this Spring. Please keep your purchased tickets for the hopeful rescheduled [...]

1303, 2020

Update for District Staff

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

District staff, Here is the COVID-19 school risk assessment decision tree from the CDC, released today. This will guide our decision on any consideration for school closures, along with close communication with local medical professionals, regional health agencies and the state. We will share updates through email, the district website, social media, and text messages when needed. Please follow the guidelines of hand-washing, covering any cough, students and staff staying [...]

1203, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update March 12, 2020

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Dear Parents and Staff, I want to assure you Teton School District 401 is carefully monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to make every effort to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. WHERE WE ARE NOW We are developing plans for multiple possible scenarios. We recognize and share your concerns about this virus. The situation is rapidly changing; we acknowledge that what is [...]

303, 2020

Our response to questions regarding Coronavirus

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, District|

Note: This is a follow-up to this morning's district Facebook post regarding the Coronavirus info from the State Department of Education: At Teton School District 401, one of the five sections of our strategic plan relates to the safety of our students and staff. We take any concern about safety extremely seriously. In relation to the risk of coronavirus, we want our community to know that we have already reached [...]

1302, 2020

Making the Big Move into the NEW Driggs and Victor Elementary Schools

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: District, Schools|

It’s an exciting time for the students who will soon start school in two brand-new tax-bond supported buildings here in Teton Valley! Over the next two weeks, teachers, staff, students and parents at Victor Elementary School and Driggs Elementary School will sort, pack, and move their existing classrooms. They’ll also be celebrating their new spaces and honoring the old ones. OPEN HOUSES: The public will have a chance to see [...]

1302, 2020


By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: District, Legal Notice|

Teton School District No. 401 (“TSD”) will accept written Responses to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from licensed Idaho realtors in good standing to perform real estate services as determined by TSD. The TSD Board of Trustees’ (Board’s) selection of a qualified realtor will follow the RFQ process described below. Written Responses to this RFQ will be accepted at the administrative offices of TSD401, P.O. Box 775, 481 N. Main [...]

3001, 2020

THS teamwork pays off as Kunz scores 1K+ points in Varsity Girls B-Ball

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: District|

From left to right: Aspen Lassen, Waklee Kunz (#12) Annalea Brown (#30), Cambrie Streit, and Abby Thomas (#25) Waklee Kunz has reached a milestone that few high school basketball players attain – scoring more than 1,000 points during her Varsity hoops career. But that wouldn’t have been possible without the strong support of the entire Teton team, especially the other four seniors, says head coach Shon Kunz. “This [...]

2001, 2020

Recognition Slated for 70’s B-Ball Champs

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: District|

Snip of the recognition from IHSAA re Legends of the Game The Teton Valley community is encouraged to attend Friday’s Teton High Boys Basketball game for a special commemoration – recognition of the athletes and coaches who were Idaho State Champions in basketball in the years 1975, 1976, and 1977. Their accomplishments four-plus decades ago will be recognized during an honors ceremony during half time of the Varsity [...]

1112, 2019

Poetry Out Loud

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

Teton High's student talent was on full display in the Poetry Out Loud Assembly on Monday, December 9. Twenty competitors had been deemed best in their individual classrooms and earned the right to recite two memorized poems in front of the entire student body. This is the 13th year Poetry Out Loud has taken place at THS. Our students annually do well at the state competitions, held in the spring. [...]

1010, 2019

TSD 401 to host Open Houses at remodeled schools

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: District|

Teton School District 401 will host Open Houses next week at the first two schools where bond-funded renovations and additions have been completed. The Open Houses are scheduled for 7-8:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Tetonia Elementary School, 215 5th N. St., in Tetonia, and on the following night, Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Rendezvous Upper Elementary School, 211 E Howard Ave., in Driggs. Each event is intended [...]

2308, 2019

One Year Later, Scores Up, and TMS Riding High

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: District|

By Anne Seifert Region 6 Capacity Builder Idaho Building Capacity Project A year ago, Teton Middle School was identified by the Idaho State Department of Education as a “needs improvement” school because of student achievement scores on state ISAT testing. In response to the ranking, TMS principal Brian Ashton said “Bring It On,” and outlined some corrective measures. The TMS ranking provided an opportunity to engage in the Idaho [...]

2907, 2019

A Message to Our Children and Our Community an Op-Ed

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Parents, Schools, Students|

After recent events, both locally and on a national level, I’d like to share a few words. Parents, if you have a minute, would you mind sitting down and please read this letter with your child? Thank you. On behalf of your teachers, school staffs, and principals, I hope you have a wonderful summer break. I hope it has been filled with things like sleeping out on the [...]

2707, 2019

Teton High School Student Athlete Cooper Cooke, Finishes As Reserve Champion at NHSFR

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: District|

Reigning All-Around Idaho State Cowboy, Cooper Cooke, Finishes As Reserve Champion at National High School Finals Rodeo Saturday in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Cooper Cooke, an incoming Teton High School junior competing in his first NHSFR, claimed reserve champion in bareback riding with 226 points. The runner-up finish was paced by a seventh-place score of 74 in Saturday evening's short go and by winning the first go-round earlier in [...]

1807, 2019

TSD School Board Votes to Retire Redskins Name at Teton High

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted 4-1 at a special working meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to “retire the Redskins name.” The decision eliminates taxpayer funds for the transition and sets the stage for the board to create a plan to accomplish that goal with community input. The exact motion, made by board member Mary Mello with suggested amendments from board member Jake Kunz, was: “I [...]

1607, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Construction Projects For TSD401

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: District|

Why are actual costs higher than pre-bond budget estimates? The primary reason is change in scope. To meet educational needs, adjustments were made in the size of each school, resulting in a net increase of 8,398 square feet (SF). All but 60 SF of this total is accounted by making Victor Elementary larger and Driggs Elementary smaller. Renovations of critical importance, brought forward by the public during pre-bond focus groups, [...]

1607, 2019

School Board accepts GMP for Teton Middle School, the final bond project

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted unanimously (4-0) on Monday, July 15, 2019, to accept the Guaranteed Maximum Price presented by Headwaters Construction for renovation and additions at Teton Middle School in Driggs. This is the final piece of six projects approved by Teton County voters in November 2017 at an estimated cost of nearly $37.3 million. It brings the overall actual costs above the approved bond [...]

1207, 2019

Secretary of State: mascot question on ballot is not an option

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: District|

Neither the school board nor the public can ask to have the question of keeping or changing the Teton High mascot put on November’s ballot, according to Dorothy Canary, Elections Compliance Specialist for the Secretary of State’s office in Boise. “The election process is for electing school board trustees and bonds and levies, so, unfortunately, they would not be able to put the question about the school mascot on the [...]

1107, 2019

TSD 401 Board sets additional July meetings

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees has scheduled a working session regarding the Teton High School mascot on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 pm at Driggs Elementary. During its regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, July 8, the board listened to four hours of public comment and then discussed the issue for nearly another two hours before coming to a consensus to schedule a work-session regarding the mascot decision. Board [...]

2906, 2019

TSD 401 Board Meets at THS Auditorium on July 8

By |June 29th, 2019|Categories: District|

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the TSD401 Board of Trustees, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, will be held in the THS auditorium rather than at the District Office in order to accommodate a larger-than-usual expected attendance. The agenda includes discussion of the Teton High School mascot. Representatives from the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) will facilitate the public-comment section of the meeting, which takes place early in [...]

306, 2019

Nearly a hundred students graduate from Teton School District 401 high schools

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: District, Students|Tags: |

Eighty-three students graduated from Teton High School on Friday, May 31, 2019, according to Teton School District #401 officials. This group joins the fifteen students from Basin High who received diplomas on Wednesday, May 29, bringing the graduation total for this year from the two public schools in Driggs to 98. The theme of the THS graduation ceremony was “The Adventure Begins.” The evening was marked by music, student engagement, [...]

2204, 2019

From a parent’s perspective – By Nell Hanson

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: District|

In both response to and in support of the recent editorial by Ella Hundere Dahlgren, a senior at Teton High, I feel a need to give a “Shout Out” to our local school district and to share the gifts that our now 25-year-old daughter received from her experiences at Teton. Our oldest daughter, Lydia Hanson, was born here and began her education with Teton School District 401 in kindergarten. She [...]

1104, 2019

Board sets Teton High mascot discussion for July meeting agenda

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

The board of trustees for Teton School District 401 will discuss the Teton High School mascot at its regularly-scheduled meeting in July. The meeting, Monday, July 8, 2019, will begin at 5:30 pm in the auditorium of Teton High School in Driggs. Public comment will be taken on the issue at that time. Patrons are encouraged to provide input to school board members by email prior to the meeting; all [...]

1303, 2019

Education is what you make it

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: District, Students|

By Ella Hundere Dahlgren Growing up in Teton County and attending our local schools, I have had dozens of parents ask me if I think my education has been adequate and pepper me with question such as do you think the quality of education you have received will affect your chances of being admitted to your choice college? Do you feel deprived of your true potential? Do you wish you [...]

703, 2019

Legends of the Game honor awarded to 1976 Teton Redskins

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Activities, District, Students|Tags: , |

One of the best basketball teams in Idaho history was awarded the Legends of Game this past weekend at state championships in Nampa. That team is the 1976 boys' Teton Redskins. The award was created in 2001 to honor historically outstanding athletics for the State of Idaho. It includes boys' teams from up to 30 years ago and girls' teams from up to 20 years ago. Read the full article [...]

1302, 2019

ICRMP will pay balance of missing funds; district hires new Business Manager

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: District|

Teton School District’s insurance carrier, Idaho Counties Risk Management Program, is covering the financial net loss of funds from the fraud discovered in December, according to an announcement by Superintendent of Schools Monte Woolstenhulme at Monday night’s board meeting in Driggs. The amount has yet to be confirmed but will include nearly $300,000 of the original loss plus some of the expense of the cybersecurity investigation, Woolstenhulme said. The district [...]

502, 2019

All Teton Schools to be closed 2/6, 2/7 and 2/8

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: District|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2019 All Teton Schools to be closed 2/6, 2/7 and 2/8 After reviewing the increasing absenteeism of 20% or higher this week of students and staff and substitutes, due to illness, all schools at Teton School District 401 will be closed Feb. 6-7-8. This decision has been made in reviewing information with principals, medical professionals, and other school districts in Eastern Idaho that have taken [...]

3101, 2019

Teton and Basin High Schools to be closed Friday 2/1/2019

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: District|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2019 Teton and Basin High Schools to be closed Friday 2/1/2019 The Principals of Teton and Basin High Schools in Driggs, along with Superintendent of Schools Monte Woolstenhulme, have been monitoring the high number of student and staff illness at the schools. The decision has been made that both schools will be closed on Friday, February 1st in an effort to allow students and staff [...]

2901, 2019

Tetonia Elementary School to be closed

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: District, Featured|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2019 Tetonia Elementary School to be closed Principal Megan Christensen and Monte Woolstenhulme, TSD 401 Superintendent of Schools, have been monitoring absences this week due to the high number of students out because of illness at Tetonia Elementary School in Tetonia, Idaho. The decision has been made that school will be closed for the remainder of the week (Wednesday, January 30 - Friday, February 1). [...]

1501, 2019

School District will file FOIA request with FBI for 2017 info

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: District|

Press Release Monte Woolstenhulme, Superintendent, Teton School District #401 office phone: (208) 228-5923, [email protected] Chris Isaacson, Chair, Board of Trustees for Teton School District #401, cell phone: (574-286-4365), [email protected] Jeanne Anderson, PR Consultant, Teton School District No. 401, mobile phone: 208-360-6518, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2019 School District will file FOIA request with FBI for 2017 info A standing-room-only crowd attended the regularly scheduled meeting of the board [...]

1101, 2019

Recovered School District funds have been deposited

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: District|

Monte Woolstenhulme, Superintendent, Teton School District #401 office phone: (208) 228-5923, [email protected], Chris Isaacson, Chair, Board of Trustees for Teton School District #401, cell phone: (574)-286-4365, [email protected] Jeanne Anderson, PR Consultant, Teton School District No. 401, mobile phone: (208)-360-6518, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2018 Recovered School District funds have been deposited Funds recovered by Comerica Bank -- $484,332.66 – have been confirmed as deposited in the account [...]

2812, 2018

School District investigation of fraud continues

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: District|

At a special executive session of the board of trustees for Teton School District #401 on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 in Driggs, board members discussed the status of the ongoing investigations into a fraudulent payment of $784,000, transferred to an account in error on Dec. 20. The money, intended for Headwaters Construction of Victor, came from funds that are part of the state-held school-bond account. The district continues to cooperate [...]

705, 2018

We appreciate our teachers!

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: District, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |

As the saying goes: "If you can read this, thank a teacher." Or, if you can figure out how much to leave as a tip on a restaurant charge -- thank a teacher. Or, if you can estimate how much paint is needed to cover a wall -- thank a teacher. Or if you know that you have to shake up oil and vinegar to make it mix -- thank [...]

2901, 2018

Winter Sports Is A Great Reason To Get Out Of School

By |January 29th, 2018|Categories: Activities, District, Featured, Students|Tags: , , , , , |

There’s a lot of great reasons to get out of class when you are a kid. How about getting out to go skiing? Now how about getting out one day a week for several weeks to ski with your friends? Not into downhill skiing? There’s always ice-skating, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and swimming to keep you busy and out of school. Winter sports in Teton Valley are a great way to [...]

2405, 2017

Working hard to empower our students to reach their full potential

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: District, Featured|

Teton School District 401 serves nearly 1,800 students in the Teton Valley area, including students from Alta Wyoming and Swan Valley. With 225 staff of which 114 are certified teachers, counselors, and administrators, we work to provide a safe and exceptional learning environment where career and college readiness are the academic cornerstones of a relevant and progressive education. Here are a few highlights of your public schools: First, full-day kindergarten [...]

2203, 2017

School Bond Information

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: District|Tags: |

We're planning for the future, and we want YOUR input. We've got talented teachers, exceptional administrators, passionate parents, and a dedicated student body. But we're growing, and we're growing quickly. Our elementary schools are currently running near or at capacity, meaning there is very little room to accommodate an increase in population. The buildings are showing their age and need significant improvements in the near future. You can help us [...]




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