The Howler March 5, 2021

Newsletter for the Shadow Hills Elementary School Community

5-Day School Week Phased Return Schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 9 - All K-6th students return to school, 5 days a week, until further notice

  • Monday, March 29 - All 7th-12th students return to school, 5 days a week, until further notice

  • (Parents of students in special programs such as Special Education Preschool, Extended Resource Room and Self-Contained Room: please follow the directions given by your child's teacher via email.)

Classroom Seating: Classrooms will be designed to maximize physical distancing. In some cases six feet of physical distancing is not possible. In those instances, teachers will arrange their classrooms in a manner that will minimize quarantines in the case of an exposure.

How To Enroll - Kindergarten and New to District

Do you have a student that will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021? If so, please go to this link to learn about the enrollment process: How To Enroll. See the links on the left-hand side.

If you are new to the Boise School District, go to the same link above.

The on-site/in-person Kindergarten Registration event is scheduled for Monday, March 8, 3:00-6:00, at Shadow Hills.

Please spread the word to your friends and family about Kindergarten Registration.

Free Kindergarten Readiness Materials and Ideas for Reading Aloud and App Recommendations

Bus Drivers Needed!

Crave Kitchen - Download the App

Shadow Hills!

Help support the PTO by downloading the Crave Kitchen app. See this flyer for details: SH PTO Crave Kitchen.

Thank you for supporting the PTO!

Principal Point

Responsibility Means Accepting Consequences

A responsible child understands that his actions have consequences. Parents can help children take responsibility for what they do by not letting children “off the hook.”

Do not let your child make excuses for his behavior. Talk about how choices have consequences, and let him “suffer” the consequences of his actions. If he forgets his homework at home, for example, don’t offer to drive it to school for him. Say, “I’m sorry, but actions have consequences. You’ll have to tell your teacher you left it at home.”

Also: Set consequences at home for inappropriate behavior at school. A child who gets in a fight at school may not be allowed to play with friends that week.

Tests of an Effective Consequence

To be effective, a consequence should meet three criteria:

1. Is it logically related to the misbehavior? (Children need to see the connection.)

2. Is its enforcement respectful of your child?

3. Is it reasonable to you and your child?

As with all discipline techniques, the consequences must be consistently enforced—every time—or they accomplish little.

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Please check in with your child’s teacher whenever you have questions. You can reach out to me too. Call me in my office at 208-854-6064 or send me an email at

Take care!

Dr. Z.


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Youth Sports

Riverglen Junior High School - Grizzly Cheer

Parents of Current 6th Graders - Please see the information contained in the link below.




Baseball & Softball

YMCA - Basketball, Volley, Soccer, T-Ball

Summer Opprotunities

Shadow Hills Elementary School

We are a PK-6th Public Elementary School in Boise, Idaho! We serve the community of NW Boise and parts of Eagle and Garden City. We have excellent community support for our outstanding teachers and staff! Thank you!


Inspiring curiosity and building integrity to cultivate a positive learning community.


We believe the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of Shadow Hills Elementary School is to develop our capacity to function as a professional learning community. We envision a school in which staff:

  • Inspire curiosity

  • Build integrity

  • Cultivate a positive learning community

  • Unite to achieve a common purpose and clear goals

  • Work in collaborative teams

  • Seek and implement best practices that result in student growth and achievement

  • Monitor student progress

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the overall success and well-being of all students

(Vision based on P. 135 of the following book - Eaker, DuFour & DuFour. (2002). Getting Started: Reculturing Schools To Become Professional Learning Communities. Bloomington, Indiana: National Educational Service.)


We live the values of: Respect - Dignity - Honesty - Responsibility - Teamwork


SMART Goals updated annually

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, please call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.

From the School Nurse

Please read the Health Screening Letter from Nurse Terri below.


N a v i g a t i n g O n l i n e L e a r n i n g

The Boise School District has put together several tips that will help you during this virtual learning environment with your at-home technology. Please read the attached flyer and share with your students and those who are helping your students at home. We appreciate your patience and perseverance! Keep up the good work!

We have also included a Chromebook Care Video to care for your student's Chromebook at home. Please watch with your student to keep up on maintenance tips.

On YouTube:

On Google Drive:


As we remain virtual, attendance procedures still apply as if all students were in-person at Shadow Hills.

If your child is going to be absent or late logging in to school, please call our office at 208-854-6060. You may call during non-working hours and leave a message on our voicemail. If your student has an appointment during school hours, please scan (or take a picture of) and email a written school excuse from the doctor, dentist, etc. to Thank you!

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Do you miss volunteering in your child’s class? Are you looking for a socially-distanced way to help out? Check out the Shadow Hills Elementary Wish List. The needs of our school, teachers, and students are changing quickly this year. The Shadow Hills Elementary Wish List contains an up to date list of the items the teachers need most – like hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Please consider donating these essential items to the school.

See the attached flyer for information on the PTO Papa John’s fundraiser. Our school code is valid for the entire school year and valid at all locations in the Treasure Valley, so friends and family can help support our school, too! Papa John’s is donating 20% to the PTO!

Thanks for your support!

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Yearbook Ordering Process - Available Now!!

Click here to order a yearbook: Shadow Hills Yearbook 2020-21

School ID#: 95323


For information on COVID testing resources please check out the link below or see the attached flyer:

COVID testing resources.

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Garden City Library - Book Club Event on February 22, 2021

Click on the link to find out more about an event a the Garden City Library: Cleopatra In Space.

If you like Percy Jackson and Star Wars you won't want to miss this event!!


Family Advocates is offering Family Strengthening Support Groups in Boise and Garden City. Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration.
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Girl Scouts of Silver Sage

It's time to have fun with Girl Scouts! JOIN FOR FREE! See the attached flyer for information on this great deal!

FREE Dental Care!

Please see the flyer below! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Love and Logic - Virtual Class

See the flyer below!

Treasure Valley Math and Science Center (TVMSC)

Interested in STEM? Please check out the TVMSC Flyer below!