BOISE, Idaho — Teachers and staff at the Boise School District have created resources for stay-at-home learning and essential services. The district recognizes remote learning cannot fully replace experiences and relationships with teachers, administrators and support staff, but the following resources will help students be ready for this next step.
Happening this week, families can expect a phone call from your student's teacher. The call may come from a non-district phone number. The teacher will see how families are doing and ask if they have access to the internet. They will also ask if there is a computer or electronic, other than a smartphone, in the home. The information will be used to help launch course-based and grade-level online curriculum in mid-April.
Phase one, which begins on March 30 and will continue for ten school days, will have online learning resources and activities through the Learning & Essential Services website. The website includes grade-level materials designed to help students maintain and develop their skills in core subjects. The goal during phase one is to assist students and families as they develop a structure and routine to begin learning from home. Alternative printed learning packets will also be available for pick-up at the Grab-And-Go Meal Sites.
Phase two will begin in mid-April and the school district will expand the Learning & Essential Services website by offering specific content-based and grade-level online curriculum for each student. There will be alternatives for printed materials for those who do not have online access. The district will be connecting with families who need online access and technology devices. Teachers will engaged during phase two by offering assistance and feedback through a variety of online tools.
If families have school-specific questiosn, refer to this list of contact information for school principals. For frequently asked questions, daily updates, and other District communications, as well as links to credible COVID-19 resources and information, please visit the COVID-19 Response webpage.