Nampa School District delays opening by a week, online classes to start

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 14:01:34-04

Nampa School District announced they’re moving their start date back a week, and will be online when they resume.

District spokesperson Kathleen Tuck says their red, yellow, and green categories account for the level of community spread. Canyon County saw a significant spike in the percentage of positive COVID test results.

The district says this current data puts them in the red category, which calls for remote learning and closed school buildings.

If the level of spread goes down, Tuck says they could decide to move to the blended learning model.

In their plan, which was approved by the board Thursday night, face coverings will be required for students and staff should in-person instruction start.

For the initial remote learning, students will stay with their classrooms from their home schools.

Also included in the plan is required district-level practices, meaning all schools in the district will follow these guidelines.

  • We require all district buildings to follow the latest sanitization guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and Southwest District Health.
  • We require social distancing of students and large groups to the greatest extent possible in our schools.
  • We will educate students, staff, and families on the appropriate expectations to ensure the health and safety of all.
  • We will limit the access to community areas, including water fountains, vending machines, and other hard to sanitize areas.

The first day of class will be August 24.

To see the full reopening plan for the district, click here.