Friday, September 3, 2021
Thank You, Parents Guardians & Staff For Following Our Safety Protocols
As we finish up the third week of the 2021-2022 school year, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to our parents, guardians and staff who are following our safety protocols. Your support is helping us continue to safely provide five-day-a-week in-person learning for our students.


Boise School District Administration
New Pierce Park Elementary School Receives Award
The new Pierce Park Elementary School, located at 5015 N. Pierce Park Lane, Boise, ID 83703, has been selected as as a 2021 Best Project Award Winner as announced by Engineering News - Record, an engineering and construction news organization that reports on the top construction projects in the United States. The Pierce Park Elementary School redesign project was selected as one of the top projects across a seven-state region that includes Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. The new school opened for students during the 2020-2021 school year and was made possible thanks to the support of patrons who passed a facilities bond election in 2017 by 86% yes vote. Thank you, voters!
Modern state-of-the-art classrooms now serve the educational needs of students at the new Pierce Park Elementary School.
A mural featuring some of the history of Pierce Park Elementary School greets students, staff and visitors to the new school.
Timberline Students Help Save Child's Life
Two Timberline High School students are credited with helping to save the life of a young boy who was unresponsive when he was pulled out of Ivywild Pool. On Saturday, August 14, 2021, lifeguards at the city pool noticed a four year old boy floating in the water and not moving and immediately jumped into the water to retrieve the boy, according to City of Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. Timberline students Max Wolf and Logan McDougal (pictured L to R), who were working as lifeguards at the pool, spotted the child and pulled him from the water. Max then immediately began performing CPR, which is credited for saving the boy's life. The two were part of a group of four lifeguards who assisted during this emergency. The Boise City Council and Boise Mayor Lauren McLean honored the students with an awards presentation during the City Council work session held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
Celebrating Our AP Capstone Diploma Recipients
In the Boise School District, 36 students have earned the AP Capstone Diploma™ and 15 students have earned the Advanced Placement Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2020-21 school year. That's up from 17 Boise District students who received the AP Capstone Diploma & AP Seminar and Research Certificate in 2018. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical to academic success.
U.S Navy Lands in Boise for Navy Week Activities
Boise hosted the region's first Navy Week in three years for a week of events August 23-29, 2021 in conjunction with the Western Idaho State Fair. On Thursday, August 26th, students from Boise High, North Junior High School and Longfellow Elementary School were treated to a parachute demonstration at the Boise High Athletic Complex by the U.S. Navy's Leap Frogs, the official parachute demonstration team of the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard also performed. In addition, members of the USS Boise (naval submarine) visited a number of Boise District elementary schools during that week.
Watch the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs parachute demonstration in the following video.
The U.S. Navy Leap Frogs perform a parachute demonstration for some Boise School District students at Boise High's Athletic Complex.
Educator Receives National Recognition
Horizon Elementary School Fifth Grade Teacher Stacie Christensen (pictured) has been been selected as one of 20 educators across the country, to serve on the National Humanities Center Teacher Advisory Council for the year 2021-2022. Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders accept an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of the National Humanities Center’s educational materials and projects.
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!
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
  • September 13: Fall Community Education Classes Begin
  • 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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