Boise School District Update
Friday, January 15, 2021
Return to Hybrid Learning
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 students will return to their hybrid learning model that was in place prior to Thanksgiving break (note: Boise Online School students will continue with online learning).
Help Reduce Spread of COVID-19 & Keep Students in Schools
- Follow all safety protocols: wear face coverings, wash hands regularly, practice physical distancing and sanitize/disinfect hard surfaces.
- Don’t send students to school who have symptoms.
Refer to the COVID Illness Decision Tree for Schools and notify your school if a student is experiencing symptoms. Because we are currently experiencing substantial community transmission, if a student has symptoms, as outlined on the Illness Decision Tree, they may be asked to quarantine for 10 days.
If you were exposed to a confirmed COVID case, you need to quarantine regardless of symptoms or other illnesses, EVEN if you receive a negative test result, EVEN if you have no symptoms. See Guidance on COVID-19 Exposure For Schools Decision Tree for quarantine guidance. In order to remain vigilant during a time of high community transmission, we will continue to follow the 14 day quarantine guideline recommended by Central District Health.
Refer to Boise School District Procedures & Protocols for COVID-19, for more information.
- Additional resources:
Student/Health Professionals Virtual Q&A Sessions
- Boise School District COVID-19 Information & Resources
Staff Vaccine Rollout
With the Governor moving up the vaccination schedule of school staff, we are committed to working closely with vaccine providers to ensure this process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible, given the scope and magnitude of this complex statewide effort. This week, we began to communicate directly with District staff about the availability of verified vaccine clinics for educators and will continue to do so as we learn more about other opportunities. We ask for patience and understanding from our staff as this vaccine rollout moves forward. Additional resources:
Response to Safety Concerns Next Week at Idaho Capitol
Nationally, we have seen reports about possible armed protests at state capitol buildings regarding next week’s Presidential Inauguration. Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking steps to keep students in close proximity to the Idaho Capitol (Boise High, North Jr. High, Longfellow and Washington) on campus on Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20. We are working closely with the Boise Police Department to ensure that safety and security are maintained at our schools. As we learn more, we will keep you informed.