Thursday, October 14, 2021
Community Support Makes School Improvements Possible
Thanks to voters' passage of the 2017 Boise School District bond election, students at Valley View and Washington elementary schools began the 2021-2022 school year with new state-of-the-art educational facilities. The new Valley View Elementary School, located in west Boise, was built on the same site as the original school and the newly renovated Washington Elementary School, located in Boise's north end, includes a new addition to the existing historic elementary school building. The new school improvements are made possible thanks to the support of patrons who passed a facilities bond election in 2017 by 86% yes vote. Thank you, voters!
The newly renovated Washington Elementary School includes a new 14,020 square foot addition that ties into the existing historic elementary school building and provides new play areas for students.
Modern state-of-the-art classrooms now serve the educational needs of students at the newly renovated Washington Elementary School.
The new Valley View Elementary School includes new play areas for students.
Modern state-of-the-art classrooms now serve the educational needs of students at the new Valley View Elementary School.

Students Thank Health Care Heroes
A number of schools in the Boise School District have produced brief videos thanking health care professionals for their work to keep our community safe. Watch the following thank you videos from Boise High and Whitney Elementary.
Boise High Health Care Hero Thank You Video
Whitney Elementary Health Care Hero Thank You Video
Bob Wand Memorial Art Award
The Boise School District's annual Bob Wand Memorial Art Award is named after former Boise School District Art Supervisor Bob Wand who served from 1958 to 1981, and who believed in the power and value of art education as part of a comprehensive and high quality education for each and every child. 

Each year the Bob Wand Memorial Art Award contest is held for elementary school students throughout the District. Coordinated by District Art Coordinator Dawn Fowler, this prestigious art contest generates hundreds of entries from elementary students. A total of 380 entries were received this year.

The Bob Wand Memorial Art Award recipient for 2021-2022 is Highlands Elementary School 6th grade student Sophia Lanfear (pictured). Watch the award presentation video below.
Recognizing Outstanding Staff Members
Each month during the school year, the Boise School Board honors deserving teachers and support staff through the District's highest awards program - the Red Apple Award for teachers and the Golden Apple Award for classified employees. The recipients for the month of October are Teacher, Librarian/Media Specialist Tricia Branahl, Les Bois Junior High School, and Information Technology Site Support Specialist Gavin Fuentes, District Services Center. Watch the following awards presentation video.
District Director Named 2021 Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year
Capital High School Area Director Dr. Teri Thaemert has been selected as one of the 50 Idaho Business Review's Women of the Year honorees for 2021, an annual awards program to recognize and celebrate women leaders - from Coeur d'Alene to Lewiston to Boise to Idaho Falls - who have made their mark and are paving the way for leaders of today and into the future. This is the second time that Dr. Thaemert has been honored to receive this distinguished award, earning her a place in the Circle of Excellence.
Gifts. Passions. Dreams. Possibilities.

Boise School District's Everything's Possible movement shares the dreams, aspirations and experiences of our students and teachers. As a parent, you see your child’s potential. And we see it, too. Everything’s possible.

Fall Community Education
This Fall, Boise School District is excited to offer you more than 200 Community Education personal enrichment courses. Online registration is going on now!

For 50 years, our Community Education program has served as Boise's first choice for affordable lifelong learning opportunities for all!
Parenting Education Class
A free virtual parenting class hosted by Central District Health's Partnership for Success Program is designed to help parents create a positive family life through positive thoughts, actions and feelings. The classes will take place every Tuesday from October 12, 2021 to November 23, 2021. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register online. For further information, contact Rebecca Sprague, Facilitator, [email protected] or Heather Allan, Instructor, [email protected]
Come Serve With Us

Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Currently, Boise School District has a number of open positions. Review our current job postings and apply online.
Emergency Broadband Benefit
Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households can access the Emergency Broadband Benefit that provides a discount up to $50 per month toward broadband service. Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit
Student Device Monitoring 

A reminder to parents that Boise School District provides parents/guardians with the ability to monitor your student’s activity on their District-assigned digital device via the GoGuardian Parent App: 

Keep In Contact
Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign-up.

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app offers emergency alerts and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
We're on Nextdoor!
Boise School District is now using Nextdoor’s Service Provider Platform to partner with you and let you know about events and opportunities that impact our schools, students and neighborhoods.
COVID-19 Information & Resources
Boise School District is committed to our COVID-19 Response Plan to ensure we are able to continue to provide five-day-a-week in-person learning. Our COVID-19 Resources and Information website is regularly updated with important information, including a list of vaccine providers, required mitigation strategies, and positive and presumed positive case data.
Dates of Interest
  • October 15: End of First Quarter - Elementary Pre K-6 No School
  • October 20: No Pre K & Half Day Kindergarten (Full Day Kindergarten Students will be in attendance) - Parent Conferences
  • October 21: No Pre K-6 Elementary classes - Parent Conferences
  • Elementary evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Junior High evening conferences will be held Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20, 4-7 p.m.
  • High School evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.
  • October 21: Fall Community Education Classes End
  • October 22: No School Pre K-12
  • November 2: Virtual Learning Day (due to the large number of patrons that turn out for the General Election, we will implement virtual learning day to help keep our students and staff safe).
  • November 22-26: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12
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