4/14 - Daily Update - Personal Belongings, Tech

Daily Update

4/14/20


Updated Stay-at-Home Learning Materials Now Available

Daily, grade-by-grade and course-specific lessons for the week of April 13th are now available on our Stay-at-Home Learning website. These lessons have been created to reinforce essential concepts and provide opportunity for growth and enrichment for your students, as well as ensure consistent, meaningful learning and feedback from teachers. 


We understand that balancing all of life's demands is challenging for parents during this time. The lessons provided in our emergency remote learning initiative are designed to give parents and students maximum flexibility, as well as keep your children engaged and learning. Please work with your child's teacher to determine the best fit for your family's situation. 


Personal Belongings Pick-Up

If your child has personal items still at their school, you can expect an email from your principal in the next few days with the school’s plan to have students collect items that are in lockers, classrooms, PE lockers, etc. 


Internet Connectivity 

With the distribution of Chromebooks nearly complete, we are now focused on ensuring as many families as possible have adequate internet connectivity at home. If you indicated the need for a home internet connection, you will receive a call from school staff requesting additional information in advance of providing internet access to those who need it beginning next week. 


Tech Support

If you have questions about school-related technology (Chromebooks, tablets, apps, software, etc.), please contact the District’s Tech Hotline at 208-854-6670. The Hotline is staffed from 7am - 7pm, M-F and Saturdays 10am - 2pm.


Summer School 

To continue to protect the health and safety of our students and staff, Boise School District will offer remote, online courses for junior high and high school Summer School. Curriculum will be delivered through FuelEducation and supported by Boise School District teachers. All District Grading and Assessment Policies will be followed. 


Courses will include those offered in previous summers to students in grades 7 - 12 such as English, Mathematics, History, Health, PE, Economics, Speech and Critical Literacy. 


Registration for the Secondary Summer School program will open on Monday, April 20, 2020. 


At this time, due to ongoing concerns associated with active cases of COVID-19 in the community, Boise School District does not anticipate offering in-person K-6 Elementary Summer School programs that are traditionally designed to provide focused intervention to eligible students who are underperforming in core content areas.


For more information, please contact Holly MacLean at holly.maclean@boiseschools.org.


AP Webinar for Parents

The College Board will host a parent webinar on April 16th at 5:00 pm to share information about this year’s at-home AP Exams and how to help your child prepare. 


More information about AP is located on our Phase II: Learning & Essential Services website under the High School tab.


SAFE Funds for Families in Need

Boise Schools Foundation is working with principals and social workers to identify and address immediate needs for families through our SAFE fund. We ask for the community to not drop off food, hygiene or clothing donations directly at schools. The best way to help right now is to make a donation for SAFE at www.boiseschoolsfoundation.com.


Community Education 

In compliance with our current soft school closure through May 22nd, and due to public health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Boise School District’s Spring 2020 Community Education session has been canceled.


For More Information

Web: COVID-19 Response

Twitter: @BSDEducation

Instagram: @boiseschools

Facebook: facebook.com/boiseschools