Parent Memo - Coronavirus Prevention & Preparation

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

Dear Boise School District Parent/Guardian:
In collaboration with Central District Health, we have prepared the following brief summary of our prevention and preparation efforts in regards to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Keep Schools Open & Operating Safely
  • Students receive the best educational experience when in school. As long as our schools remain safe for students, staff and our community, we will remain open. Of course, we will respect the right of parents/guardians to make choices they believe are best for their child. We have been assured by public health officials that school closures in our area are unwarranted at this time.

Clean Schools

  • We have increased the frequency of our regular daily school/site cleanings, and we are using EPA-approved disinfectants to keep our schools/sites clean and following cleaning guidelines.  

Good Personal Hygiene

  • We continue to encourage our students, staff & community to stay healthy by regular hand washing, avoiding touching face, staying home when sick, etc. 

If Schools Close

  • If we are required to close some or all of our schools on a temporary basis, we will provide specific information about the ability to continue education for our students.
  • If we are required to close some or all of our schools for an extended period of time, the school year may be extended.
  • In the case of a long term school closure, we will develop a plan for providing meals for students in need. Additional details on this will follow.
  • If we are required to close some or all of our schools on a temporary basis, all athletics and activities will be canceled. 

Student Attendance Impact

  • If we are required to close some or all of our schools, students in the impacted schools will not be charged an absence during that time, similar to a snow day.
  • If a student contracts COVID-19 or chooses to stay home to avoid contracting COVID-19, the student will be marked as absent. These extenuating circumstances will be considered if a student were at risk of losing credit.

Credible/Reliable Information

Our priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our staff, students and school community. We will continue monitoring any developments and plan accordingly in partnership with local, state, and federal authorities. You can expect further updates and information from us as needed.
Coby Dennis Superintendent 208-854-4000