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Brian Darcy, Agency Administrator I want to take a moment and let folks know that the IESDB and ISDB are here to serve our students, families and partners in the State of Idaho. Like other schools throughout this great state, we are missing having smiling laughing children in our hallways. We are missing watching the growth and brilliance of discovery within our walls. That being said, we are making every effort to help your children continue to learn, although at a distance, for now. Thank you to a wonderful team, Teachers, Principals, Paras, and Directors, all jumped in immediately to make this happen. Please be patient as we figure this out – our number one priority continues to be your child, Thank you
Brian Darcy - I.E.S.D.B Administrator

cash cab costume with passenger, driver and two helpers

If you had stopped by ISDB on October 31, you would have seen the Elementary and Special Needs students thrilled to be dressed up in all sorts of creative costumes. Their teachers use the opportunity of this day to make the traditional Trick or Treat custom come alive in the school building, which includes teachers having goals for their students to stretch their skills to communicate with multiple adults in the school as they stop in offices to ask for “treats”. (None of them were really planning for any “tricks”!)

Before heading out from their own classrooms, the teachers intentionally practice the expectations for the communication needed for the typical Trick or Treat interaction-- with their students, some of whom are learning to use alternative modes of communication. The staff around the school gain great joy in supporting the students in these communication opportunities, as the students come in to show off their costumes and ask for that treat! This photo features a young preschooler whose desire was to be “a fish” for Halloween. His teacher, Jodie Hamilton, obliged him preparing a variety of details for the full costume--- she was the fisherwoman and he was the fish! Wherever they went in the school, staff and other students were treated to see them “act out” Fisherwoman Jodie swooshing her fish net to “catch” her student. He was delighted every time!