Daily Update - 4/2 Calls from Teachers

Daily Update

4/2/20

 

Stay-at-Home Learning & Essential Services Are Now Available

We have provided online learning resources and activities through our new Learning & Essential Services website designed to help students maintain and develop their skills in core subjects. The website includes grade-level materials, learning resources for students with disabilities, as well as community resources for families.


The goal during this time is to assist students/families as they develop a structure and routine to begin learning from home. Alternative printed learning packets will also be available for pick-up at our Grab-And-Go Meal Sites


Teachers Continue with Student Check-Ins and Technology Survey

If you get a call from an unknown number in the next few days, it is probably one of your child’s teachers calling to check in! Our teachers are reaching out to their students with a phone call to check on them and their families, and identify any technology and internet needs. This information will be critical to launching a course-based and grade-level online curriculum in mid-April.


Next Phase of Stay-at-Home Learning Taking Shape

In mid-April, the District will launch the next step in remote teaching and learning. This deeper and richer experience for students will include daily schedules, course-specific lessons, curricular content resources and clear expectations for teacher-student interaction. 


Updated FAQ

Find answers to questions related to our limited operations, remote learning, principal hours and more in our latest FAQ.

 

Expansion of Meal Service & Child Care

Boise School District will continue to expand meal service on Monday, April 6, 2020 for children who need nutritious meals while schools are closed.


Free sack meals will be available for drive-up meal service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the following locations: 


  • NEW April 6th: Hawthorne Elementary (2401 W Targee St) - at the bus loop entrance off Targee St

  • NEW April 6th: Hillcrest Elementary (2045 S Pond St) - in front of school

  • NEW April 6th: Koelsch Elementary (2015 N Curtis Rd.) - in front of school. Bus route will be canceled. 

  • UPDATE: Taft Elementary (3722 N Anderson St) in front of school

  • Garfield Elementary (1914 S Broadway Ave) - in front of school 

  • Grace Jordan Elementary (6411 W Fairfield Ave) - in front of school

  • Morley Nelson Elementary (7701 W Northview St) - at the student drop off loop by Community Center

  • Whitney Elementary (1609 S Owyhee St) - at the bus loop drop off near the Community Center entrance

  • Whittier Elementary (301 N 29th St) - at the bus loop entrance


School buses will deliver meals to the following school areas between approximately 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click on school link below to see the updated bus routes and the estimated serve times at each stop:


Boise School District Partners with Boys & Girls Club to Provide Emergency Child Care

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, in collaboration with the Boise School District, are opening up two additional “pop up” Club sites to provide additional emergency child care relief amid the COVID-19 crisis.


Beginning Monday, April 6, in addition to the Club’s five current sites, children of healthcare workers, first responders, and essential personnel will have two additional Boise sites made available to them at Hawthorne Elementary and Koelsch Elementary. 


General membership costs $25. All-day child care services will cost just $6 per day and will make the Club available to children from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Clubs will serve K-6th graders.


Parents interested in enrolling their children at the new Club sites may contact:

HAWTHORNE CLUB: Wendy Heidrich at wendy@adaclubs.org or (208) 360-4651

KOELSCH CLUB: Ben Gangwer at ben@adaclubs.org (208) 639-3175 


Enrollment for children of health care workers, first responders, and essential personnel is also available at any of the five other Clubs located in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, and Kuna. To find contact information for the Club you wish to enroll your children in, go to www.adaclubs.org.


All Boise School District Library Fines Waived

All late fees accrued during this time for library books have been waived. Our main priority right now is to keep everyone as safe as we can, but we are definitely looking forward to being able to be back in school and for our libraries to be operating normally again! Until then, just hold on to any library books and you can bring them back when we go back to school.

 

Idaho SAT Day Canceled

The SAT Day scheduled for April 28 has been canceled. The State Board of Education already approved a waiver that would exempt this year’s juniors from having to take a college entrance exam as a high school graduation requirement. 


Closures and Cancelations:

All Music Festivals have been canceled.

All Boise School District playground equipment is closed until further notice.

Boise Music Week has been canceled

All Boise School District musical and theater performances are currently canceled

All High School Academic Assemblies and Proms are currently canceled

AVID Senior Celebration has been canceled

Treasure Valley Math & Science Center's April 2nd Orientation Night and the April 4th Applicant Screenings are cancelled on those two dates. Learn more…


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