Thursday, November 3, 2022
Winter Weather Procedures
Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, Boise School District’s primary concern is for the safety of all students, including students riding busses and walking or biking to school. If students cannot safely travel to school or if schools are not able to operate safely because of citywide dangerous weather conditions, school may be cancelled. Watch the following video to learn more about Boise School District's Inclement Weather Procedures.
Early Childhood Special Education - FREE Developmental Screener Available
Boise School District's Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program provides services to children 3-5 years old, who qualify for special education services. The program goals, curriculum and materials are developmentally appropriate and geared to the differing ability levels of each child. Children attending the ECSE classroom are provided a high quality program, and a safe and nurturing environment. This program promotes and integrates the cognitive, communication, physical, social, emotional, and self-help areas of development through classroom activities.

Boise School District offers a Free Developmental Screener for children ages 3-5 years old with developmental concerns.
Boise Music Celebration
On Thursday, October 27th, 1,600 Boise High quadrant 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students took a field trip to Boise High School for a Halloween Concert produced specifically for them by the Boise High Brave Band, Choir & Orchestra. The Brave Classes of 2029, 2030, & 2031 rocked the updated gym with their high school counterparts on a variety of Halloween music. We are thankful for the current Brave music students for investing in our future and can't wait to see what our future Brave musicians do in the coming years! Thank you to Boise High School and all the Boise High quadrant elementary administration & staff members for their support.
Marching Band Competition
On Saturday, October 22nd, 28 bands from across Southwestern Idaho competed in the Mel Shelton District III Marching Band Competition. The Timberline High School Marching Band received the following honors:

5A-Large Band Division:
  • 4th Place Color Guard
  • Best Percussion
  • Best Music Performance
  • Best General Effect
  • 1st Place Overall

  • 1st Place Sweepstakes Music (The Mel Shelton Award for Top Music Score of the Competition)
  • 2nd Place Overall 

This achievement marked the 6th consecutive year Timberline has placed in Overall Sweepstakes, and the 8th Sweepstakes placement in the last 11 District III Competitions.
Timberline High School students pictured (L to R): Clara Ness - Senior Color Guard Captain, Elise Buxton - Senior Drum Major, Jordan Slaughter - Senior Drum Major, Kaitlin Moses - Senior Drum Major, Alexis Danes - Sophomore Color Guard Captain, Piper Lee - Senior Color Guard Captain. The band is under the direction of Jose Rodriguez II. 
Our Inspire Excellence Award Recipient - Mr. Jason Gordon
Capital High School Biology Teacher Mr. Jason Gordon is the recipient of the 2022 Inspire Excellence Award, a yearly event that honors nine Idahoans who inspire, uplift and serve others. Watch the following video to learn more. Congratulations, Mr. Gordon!
As a recipient of the 2022 Inspire Excellence Award, Capital High School Biology Teacher Jason Gordon received a $1,000 check to donate to the charity of his choosing - the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation. Mr. Gordon was honored at an awards luncheon held at JUMP on October 13, 2022. Mr. Gordon was the first educator selected to receive this distinguished award.
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, including Special Education Paraprofessionals, Just for Kids Childcare Providers, Food & Nutrition Services, Title I Tutors, School Nurse, School Support Assistants, School Custodians, Warehouse Delivery Driver, and more. Review our current job postings and apply online.

Substitutes Needed

Boise School District is seeking qualified individuals to fill our classified and certified substitute pool. We currently have openings and encourage you to apply online today!

Now Hiring Crossing Guards, Bus Drivers & Monitors

Our outside contractors have job openings for crossing guards, bus drivers and bus monitors. Learn more....
Interested in Athletics?
Boise School District has always been highly regarded for academic achievements. At the same time, we have always been considered a leader throughout Idaho and the Pacific Northwest in the area of athletics. Many of our programs have become models for other districts. Below are the try-out dates and first days of practice for the 2022-2023 athletics program. Please contact your school for more information.
Love Sports? Become A Certified Official!
Do you love sports and want to support our student-athletes? The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) certifies officials in the following sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. All officials must be at least 16 years of age. To learn more, including how to register to become an IHSAA official, review How To Become an IHSAA Certified Official.

In addition, we are currently recruiting for basketball officials for the upcoming winter season. Review further details here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
As we move into fall and winter, here’s a brief update on COVID-19 vaccinations & information. 

What’s New
The CDC has valuable information for you on staying up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine, including boosters for all individuals. In addition, the CDC recently approved the updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for children ages 5 through 11 years, and from Moderna for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years

Vaccination Clinics
Boise State University’s Vaccination Clinic is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations, including the new bivalent Pfizer and Moderna boosters, for everyone, children and adults.    

Local pharmacies and urgent care clinics also offer COVID-19 vaccinations:  

  • Visit to locate vaccine providers near you, as well as additional information on the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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.

"If I could teach my students one thing, it would be compassion. I feel that when students feel valued and validated they are more willing to step out and take risks and step up to the challenges that are set before them." - Ms. Holly, a 2nd grade teacher at Pierce Park Elementary
"I want to be a police officer when I grow up because I think that it would be fun to patrol the area and save people's lives. And I also think that it would be fun to have a police dog to help me with my work." - Jasper, a 4th grader at Liberty Elementary.
"The Boise School District sets students up to be successful by providing them with core knowledge in all of the areas of education. And beyond that, we provide them with opportunities to discover their interests. We have programs for music and art, construction and plumbing, and more. We have so many options for students that we meet them where they're at, and we develop them forward from there." - Elizabeth Langley, a trustee for the Boise School District
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program.
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.
Dates of Interest
  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12
  • December 20, 21, 22: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release Grades 7-12
  • December 21: Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • December 22: End of First Semester - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • December 23 - January 6: Winter Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12
  • January 8: Online Registration for Winter Community Education Session Opens
  • January 9: School Resumes
  • January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School Pre K-12
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