Daily Update - 3/19 - Daycare Space, Translations

Daily Update


Boise Schools and Boise Parks and Rec Daycare Update:

For parents who must work and are in high-demand jobs such as first responders and healthcare, limited space is still available for Boise School District K - 6 students at Whittier Boise Parks and Rec Community Centers. For more information, please contact Emily Kovarik with Boise Parks and Rec at (208) 608-7687.

Food Pantries:

Families can access food during the week of March 16th - 20th at the District’s Community Schools food pantries:

March 20: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Taft, Whitney, Frank Church 

We also encourage families to visit Idaho Food Bank’s Food Assistant Locator for additional information about meals.

Updated FAQ to Address Current Closure

With Spring Break fast approaching, we have prepared an updated Frequently Asked Questions to address concerns raised during the recent closure, as well as what we’re planning for after Spring Break. 

How Can I Help My Child Continue Learning?

Our expectation during this unprecedented school closure is that families don’t feel pressured to take on the additional responsibility of homeschooling their child. Please redirect your energy to the most important tasks at hand -- proper hygiene, social distancing, and supporting one another.

If we extend the school closure beyond spring break (March 23-27, 2020) we will have a plan to provide learning resources via the District’s website (boiseschools.org). Once live, the website will include family resources, as well as ideas for home activities.


Idaho’s school SAT day is being moved back from April 14 to April 28


The Daily Updates, as well as our FAQ, are posted on our website. If you would like this translated, use the “Language” menu on the top left of the page (just above the District or School logo). Available languages are: Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Closures and Cancelations:

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…

Cleaning & Disinfecting:

During the school closure, District custodial staff continue cleaning and disinfecting all schools. 

Contributions & Donations:

We live in an amazing community! Boise Schools has received many calls and emails about helping families. 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 at www.boiseschoolsfoundation.com.


IHSAA Sanctioned Sports & Activities -  Today the IHSAA announced that all sanctioned sports and activities are suspended from March 17th thru April 5th. Member schools are not to compete in contests, events, or practices during this time.

Junior High & Elementary Sports -  Currently suspended through the end of Spring Break.  Future athletic plans will be communicated when schools reopen.

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