BOISE, Idaho — Phase two of in-person learning will start Monday, October 5 for the Boise School District. It's part of a four-phase plan to gradually and safely return all students to in-person learning.
3rd to 6th-grade students will join pre-K to 2nd graders in an alternating daily learning schedule. All students will learn virtually on Mondays, with students divided in half alphabetically Tuesdays through Fridays.
Since school started on August 17, only one of the district's six positive cases was the result of exposure during a school-based activity. St. Luke's Children's is also teaming up with the school district to offer free flu shots for students.
Phase three of the plan will start no sooner than six weeks after the date when Central District Health determines Ada County is no longer in stage three of reopening. It's currently scheduled to start on October 19. In this phase, Middle and High School students will be added to the phase1/phase 2 daily schedule.
Phase four, where all students attend every day, will only begin it has been determined all students can be safely reintegrated into the traditional classroom. That will start no sooner than November 9.