Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Back-To-School Information
New School Year Brings Renewed Focus on Learning for All Students
A renewed commitment to learning for all students in the Boise School District will drive our collective work during the 2022-2023 school year. To that end, over the summer, Boise teachers, principals, school and District leadership teams participated in a series of Learning Summits focused on reinforcing our core belief that each and every student can and will learn if provided the appropriate support and resources. Watch the following video to learn more.
Boise School District's First Annual Learning Summit
New Opportunity for Growth, Optimism & Bright Future
With a recommitment to serving the educational needs of each and every student, Boise Schools will begin the new school year with a new logo that captures a modern education system that meets the needs of our dynamic student population. The new logo, pictured above, replaces the District's old logo that has been in use since 1970.

The new logo symbolizes learning, knowledge, imagination and growth. The open pages of a book form a valley in the Boise foothills, showcasing the amazing community our schools support. A sunrise over the foothills symbolizes that every day is a new opportunity for growth, optimism and a bright future. A vibrant, warm and rich color palette is representative of our four neighborhood high school colors. A transition to the new logo will take place over a three to five year period and is expected to incur a minimal fiscal impact, as items with the old logo are replaced as needed.
Now Taking Public Comment on Proposed Health & Safety Plan for 2022-2023 School Year
Boise School District is taking public comment on a proposed Health & Safety Plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

By 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2022, Boise School District parents/guardians, staff, secondary students, and patrons are invited to review and provide feedback on:

Your feedback is important and very much appreciated. Thank you for your participation.
September 6, 2022 Boise School Board Election
On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, a Boise School Board Trustee Election will be held in the Boise School District. The Trustee Election will consist of four separate Trustee races.

  • Race #1 is for two 6 year term seats currently occupied by Beth Oppenheimer and Dave Wagers.
  • Race #2 is for one 4 year term seat currently occupied by Andy Hawes.
  • Race #3 is for one 2 year term currently occupied by Elizabeth Langley.
  • Race #4 is for one 2 year term currently occupied by Steve Schmidt.

To be able to vote in the election, you must be 18 years of age, have lived in the Boise School District for 30 days and be registered to vote in Ada County. Click the following link to learn more.
Boise High Coach Receives National Recognition
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has selected Boise High School Coach Aaron Olswanger as USTFCCCA Girls Coach of the Year. Now in the eighth year of the award selection, the USTFCCCA recognizes one boys and one girls high school track and field coach from each state, including the District of Columbia, for a total of 102 honorees.

Olswanger led the Lady Brave to a 5A state championship this past season, his first ever girls track and field state title. Coach Olswanger has also led the Lady Brave to four consecutive 5A state cross country titles (2018-2021) and earned the National Coach of the Year Award in 2020.
The Boise High School Girls Track and Field Team, led by Coach Aaron Olswanger, earned the 2022 5A Girls Idaho State Championship.
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.

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: 

Our Commitment to School Safety & Security
In light of recent school violence in our nation, we want to reassure you that providing and supporting safe and secure schools is a top priority in the Boise School District.
To that end, we were one of the first school districts in the country to support school resource officers in our schools. Today, we work in collaboration with Boise Police, Boise Fire, Ada County Sheriff, Ada County Paramedics, and Ada County Emergency Management to review and update our safety and security procedures, which include:
  • Security cameras in each school
  • School Resource Officers in our schools
  • Single security entrance into our schools
  • Security checks points for school visitors
  • Security badges to enter schools & district buildings
  • Background checks for employees & volunteers
  • Regular safety and security drills practiced in our schools
  • Collaborative ongoing relationship with community crisis intervention team involving area first responders and mental health programs
  • Focus on proactive mental health and social services for our families and staff
  • Counselors in each school
  • Social workers in our schools
  • Child psychologists trained in mental health
  • School and District Threat Assessment Teams
  • Collaboration with Treasure Valley Safety Committee (first responders, school districts, etc.)
  • Promotion of Crime Stoppers Program 208-343-COPS
  • How You Can Help Keep Your School Safe Video - School & Community Campaign (see the following video:)
How You Can Help Keep Your School Safe Video
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.
Dates of Interest
  • August 17: First Day of School - Early Release K-12
  • August 22: First Day of School - Pre K & Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • September 5: Labor Day - No School Pre K-12
  • September 6: Boise School Board Election
  • October 14: End of First Quarter - Elementary Pre K-6 No School
  • October 19: No School Pre K
  • October 20: No Pre K-6 Elementary Classes - Parent Conferences
  • Elementary evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 19 & Thursday, October 20 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Junior high evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 19 & Thursday, October 20, 4 -7 p.m.
  • High school evening conferences will be held Tuesday, October 18 & Wednesday, October 19, 4-7 p.m.
  • October 21: No School Pre K-12
  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12
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