The Cougar's Den

August/September 2019

Principal's Corner

On behalf of the Frank Church staff I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. This is an exciting time for our school. We are dedicated to creating a positive environment where students can thrive. We are also putting an emphasis on preparing each student for college or career after high school. The students at Frank Church are amazing, and we are looking forward to a great school year.

Go Cougars!

Important Dates

August 19th

First Day of School

Early Release 12:00

September 2nd

No School - Labor Day

September 10th

Honor Roll Breakfast

September 19th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 9th

School Picture Day

Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to and navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, you may pick up a FERPA form at your school, or call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Community Open House

Thursday, Sep. 19th 2019 at 4-7pm

8051 West Salt Creek Court

Boise, ID

Dinner is served starting at 4:00

Take Advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Terry Reilly Health Screening
  • AVID information
  • Infinite Campus Mobile App help
  • Children's Literature Read-Aloud Workshop and Book Give Away
  • Family Resources
  • FAFSA Help
  • Meet with Teachers

Parking Information

All students parking vehicles in the FCHS parking lot are required to have a parking permit. Permits are $10.00. See Ms. Allen to get your parking pass before you get a ticket!

Extended Day Tutoring

Once again Frank Church is offering extra help after school with our Extended Day program.

Starting September 10th our Academic Interventionists will be on hand in the Community School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15.

Students can come and work on their missing assignments or get the extra instruction they might need. Snacks are available. Don't wait until the end of quarter to get help or get caught up. Start the quarter off right and get that credit without last minute stress.

Frank Church is a community school!

We are the 5th school in the Boise School District to become a community school.

What is a Community School?

A community school is a central place in which children, youth, and families receive a range of supports and services to meet their needs and expand learning opportunities to students during the school day.

Community schools offer a food pantry, clothing closet, as well as other basic needs items to students, their families, and the surrounding community. This year at Frank Church, we will be working on developing relationships with other agencies to provide health, dental, and nutritional services to students and their families. We are excited to become a part of the growing movement of community schools and to connect youth and families to resources in our community!

Boise Public Library to offer BSD students library cards

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Boise School District Libraries have partnered with the Boise Public Library to provide junior high and high school students an easy way to get public library cards!

By completing this simple form, parents can request a new or duplicate library card for their child that will be delivered to their school. Even students who live outside the boundaries of Boise Public Libraries will be eligible to receive library cards through this collaboration.

Having a public library card means that your child can check out books from their public library, access ebooks and audiobooks, and use a variety of research databases through Boise Public Library. This provides a great complement to the collections and online resources provided by Boise Public Schools and the state of Idaho, and it will prepare students for life after high school by promoting lifelong library use.

If you have questions about this collaboration, please feel free to contact your school librarian Ms. Bothwell ( or district librarian Erin Downey (


Thank you to the Assistance League of Boise for their continued support.

Operation School Supplies (OSS) is a philanthropic program of Assistance League of Boise (ALB). OSS has been providing school supplies to the children of Ada County since 1996. This year we are able to provide 93 elementary, middle, junior high, charter and alternative schools with approximately $75,000 worth of school supplies. The 13,083 students selected by school counselors or teachers will receive supplies which include crayons, erasers, pencils, pens, glue sticks, rulers, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, paints, felt markers, and colored pencils, and other items.

ALB is a member of National Assistance League and we are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic projects in Ada County. Other ALB programs include: Operation School Bell, Teen Retail, History in the Bown House, Cinderella’s Closet, Project Hearing, Baby Bundles, and Empowering Youth.

Funds for our programs come from community donations, private contributions, grants, and the operation of the ALB Thrift Shop at 5825 Glenwood Avenue. The public is invited to visit our Thrift Shop, and to support our programs by donating good quality used clothing and small household items.

Assistance League of Boise

P.O. Box 140104,

Boise, ID 83714

208 377-4327

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Register NOW for FALL Community Education Classes

Whether you're a parent, student, patron or staff member, you are invited to register NOW for Boise School District's FALL Community Education classes. We are excited to offer you nearly 300 personal enrichment courses, many of them new & affordable lifelong learning classes that are sure to enrich your life! We have classes for all ages! Hurry, courses fill quickly! Enroll online at

FALL Community Education session begins Monday, September 9, 2019 and runs through Thursday, October 17, 2019.

For more than 45 years, Boise School District's Community ED program has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!

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Find out how you can make a real difference in the lives of our students today!