Daily Update - 3/24/20

Daily Update


School Closed Through Monday April 20, 2020 

Yesterday afternoon, the Idaho State Board of Education directed public school districts and charters to close all classroom or in-person learning through Monday, April 20, 2020. 


In anticipation of a long-term school closure, our staff has been working on how best we can meet the essential needs of our students and families. 


For example, in the next few days, we will announce how we intend to ensure that learning continues online and with paper resources if families do not have internet access. We are also working to try to provide computer and internet access for families in need.


We know that this time is very stressful and there are still many unanswered questions as to how the rest of the school year will play out. We have included the State Board of Education’s full news release and we encourage you to visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for regular updates.


Boise School District Driver Education Canceled

Parents can choose to get a refund for this session or roll the fee into a future session. For more information, please email Lanette Daw at lanette.daw@boiseschools.org


Social Distancing Reminder

We want to remind our students, parents, staff and community members about the importance of practicing social distancing during this public health crisis. As you know, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean issued a social distancing order yesterday that is in effect for the next 30 days.  

Playground Equipment Closed: To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all Boise School District playground equipment will be closed until further notice.

Grab-And-Go Meal Services For Children Who Need Them

Boise School District will begin Grab-And-Go meal service on Monday, March 23, 2020 through March 27, 2020 (spring break) for children who need nutritious meals while schools are closed.

Starting Monday and continuing through Friday, free sack meals will be available from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the following locations

Grace Jordan Elementary 

6411 W Fairfield Ave

Front of school 

Morley Nelson Elementary

7701 W Northview St 

Student drop off loop by Community Center

Whitney Elementary

1609 S Owyhee St 

Bus loop drop off near the Community Center entrance

Whittier Elementary

301 N 29th St 

Bus loop entrance

Any child ages 1-18 (including toddlers) can receive one breakfast and one lunch per day to eat at home. No identification or proof of school enrollment is required, but the child must be present. Meals will be served in a drive-through manner and meals are not to be eaten on site. There will be no public access inside the schools; these are not places to socialize or congregate at this time. Meals will be served sack style on a first come first served basis. Each sack will contain one breakfast and one lunch. 

If your child requires special meal accommodations, please contact the Boise School District Food & Nutrition Service Office at 208-854-4067 to make arrangements. A decision about continuing the Grab-And-Go Meal Service beyond spring break will be made should there be an extended closure of schools.  

AP Announces Free, Optional Remote Learning and Updates to this year’s AP Testing

From the AP Website: AP testing this year will be at-home, online. AP will support students with free, optional remote learning. These options will give students the opportunity to earn the college credit and placement they've been working toward all year.

The AP Program will invest heavily in solutions that are designed to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers—without creating additional burdens for  school communities during this time. We will be working with the Boise School District AP teachers and will provide an update for our students following spring break. You can read the full release on AP’s website.  

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