Boise School District News

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Have You Provided Parent Permission for Student Well-Being Survey?

Attention Parents of Junior and Senior High School Students:

We are excited to announce that our junior and senior high schools will participate again this year in Communities for Youth’s Boise Student Wellness Survey. Thanks to our students, last year’s survey results provided our mental health professionals and school administrators with evidence about student mental health and well-being. 

What do we do with the results?

The results of the student wellbeing survey gave us valuable information, which identified areas of success as well as opportunities where we can focus. They also serve as an important measurement for our schools and our commitment to creating a responsive culture for learning. 

For example, last year’s survey data resulted in the District’s first mental health summit, where junior and senior high school principals were provided with their school-specific data and encouraged to develop resources and activities directly related to student wellbeing and school culture.

Survey Questions & Parental Permission

The success of this survey will rely on engagement and trust. This year, you will have to opt-in your junior or senior high school student to participate in this survey, rather than opt-out. Your approval is required for your student to take the survey.

Providing a welcoming, responsive culture where every child can learn is a goal we all share at Boise School District. Of course, if you have any additional questions, please reach out to your school principal.

Learn More about Student Wellness Survey

Idaho Parents Invited to Register for Curricular Materials Selection Committee

The Idaho State Department of Education and the Idaho State Board of Education are currently accepting applications for the Curricular Materials Selection Committee. The department will continue to accept applications until all spots are filled. There are still vacancies available for Idaho parents. Please add your voice to the conversation about classroom materials and student success. Committee members evaluate all textbooks/instructional materials offered for adoption and make recommendations to the State Board of Education.

Visit the Selection Committee Application
Download Additional Information on the Committee

Pillars for Parents

Please join us for Pillars for Parents on October 24th from 5:30-7pm at Liberty Elementary School, 1740 E. Bergeson St. Boise. This workshop will share with parents and guardians how the Boise School District uses positive strategies and practical skills to manage behaviors within our schools. We look forward to sharing this information with the parents of the Boise School District so we can create common language and strategies between home and school environments. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Nord at [email protected] or 208-559-3107.

Enroll Today!

Names & Faces

Congratulations to the Boise High Football Team on being selected as the 5A Les Schwab Tires Team of the Month for September!

Read the words of nomination for Samantha Aipperspach.

Student Award Opportunity

Meet the Latest Award Honorees
Nominate a Student Here

Attention Learners of All Ages! Attend Community STEAM Day

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 2023-2024 athletics program. Please contact your school for more information.

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.

BSD Developmental Screening Information 2023-2024 Spanish Language Version

Community Resource Fair

Register for Resource Fair
Supporting Student & Family Well-Being

Boise School District families can access free, confidential counseling, consultation and referral services through the Student and Family Assistance Program. This program provides short-term, solution-focused assistance to enrolled K-12 students and their immediate families.

For District/School Staff:

You’re invited to join the following brief virtual meetings to learn more about how to support students and families by referring them to the Student & Family Assistance Program.


Understanding Your School's Student & Family Assistance Program

October 25, 2023

9:00 am- 9:30 am MST

Register Here! 

October 25, 2023

3:00 pm- 3:30 pm MST

Register Here! 


For District Students & Families:

Family and student well-being is important and your Student & Family Assistance Program is here to support you with free and confidential resources. You’re invited to join the following brief virtual information sessions to learn more about the Student & Family Assistance Program and how to access your free benefits.

Understanding Your Student & Family Assistance Program

October 27, 2023

9:00 am- 9:30 am MST

Register Here! 


October 27, 2023

3:00 pm- 3:30 pm MST

Register Here!


Questions? Please contact Jade Schultheis at 208-947-1294 or [email protected]

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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.

Students at Whitney Elementary School celebrate National School Lunch Week (Oct. 9-13) and the Farm to School Program with fresh, locally sourced foods such as bread, yogurt, milk, apples and potatoes.

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Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices.

Consumers can access the online application for the ACP at This site can also be accessed in Spanish at

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.
Our Commitment to School Safety & Security
Dates of Interest
  • October 18: No School Pre K
  • October 19: No Pre K-6 Elementary Classes - Parent Conferences
  • Elementary evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Junior High evening conferences will be held Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday October 18, 4-7 p.m.
  • High School evening conferences will be held Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, 4-7 p.m.
  • October 19: Community STEAM Day @ Boise Public Library's Main Branch. All learners invited. Learn more...
  • October 20: No School Pre K-12
  • November 13: Regular monthly meeting of Boise School Board, 6 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. When available, meeting agenda will be posted online.
  • November 20-24: Autumn Break - No School Pre K-12
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