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Boise School District opening emergency day camps

City of Boise
Posted at 6:51 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 08:51:34-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27 as Idaho deals with its first confirmed cases of COVID-19. Now, the District is opening four emergency day camps to help students.

All athletics and activities, including practices, are suspended until further notice. Just for Kids will also be closed for the time being. Office staff will be available March 16 for parents to pick up student medications, personal belongings, etc.

To help ease the burden on families during school closures, four schools will host Emergency Day Camps. The camps are open to parents of K-6 Boise School District students who fall into categories including: health care providers, first responders, and parents required to work. Students must be dropped off in-person and checked-in with an employee.

Camps are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Taft Elementary - 3722 N. Anderson St., Boise, ID 83703
  • Morley Elementary - 7701 Northview St., Boise, ID 83704
  • Whitney Elementary - 1609 S. Owyhee St., Boise, ID 83705
  • Garfield Elementary - 1914 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, ID 83706

Food pantries are also available at the District's six Community Schools from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Frank Church High School - 8051 W. Salt Creek Ct., Boise, ID 83709
  • Garfield Elementary - 1914 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, ID 83706
  • Morley Elementary - 7701 Northview St., Boise, ID 83704
  • Taft Elementary - 3722 N. Anderson St., Boise, ID 83703
  • Whittier Elementary - 301 N. 29th St., Boise, ID 83702
  • Whitney Elementary - 1609 S. Owyhee St., Boise, ID 83702

BSD staff will meet this week to develop plans to ensure students' and parents' most basic needs are met during the closure, including family activity materials, meals, and childcare options in the event the closure extends past March 27. For more information, click here.

While schools are closed, we encourage families to practice social distancing, excellent personal hygiene and follow the latest guidance from Central District Health.