The Riverside Squawker

January 14, 2022

Happy New Year

Riverside Families and Friends,

Happy New Year to you and yours. We happy to have students back in school and are enjoying a great week of school together. We recently received updated guidance from the CDC regarding COVID exposure and quarantine procedures. Here is a detailed document outlining our newest procedures. For those who prefer a simplified version, I am providing some bullet points below.

Regardless of vaccination status we will utilize the following protocols:

  • Isolation guidelines: Students and staff who have tested positive must isolate for five days and can return on day six after they have been symptom free for 24 hours. They must continue to mask for the next five days.

  • Exposure & Symptomatic: If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19 and symptomatic, they need to isolate for 5 days. They can return to work or school and wear a mask for five days, after they are symptom free for 24 hours.

  • Quarantine guidelines: Students and staff who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where the person was exposed (for example home, school, work, etc.) and regardless if they are able to isolate at home, can continue to report to work and school as long as they wear a mask for 10 days, and are asymptomatic. In summary, if there is an exposure, if the person is asymptomatic, they can return to school and wear a mask for 10 days.

  • Contact tracing only needs to occur in situations where individuals were not wearing a mask (for example, lunch, athletic competition, etc.).

Report Cards will Come Home Today, 1/14/22

Join the Home Team @ Riverside

We are presently hiring a full-time office assistant and part time morning playground support position. If you are interested in joining our Riverside team, please submit an application on the BSD website and email our assistant principal Dan Knight for more details.

Upcoming PTO Meeting

Please fell free to join us at our upcoming PTO General Meeting. We will meet virtually, utilizing the following ZOOM link.

Time: Jan 18, 2022 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 813 5618 8072

Passcode: SfE6Ys

Riverside Girls Basketball Has Started!


17-21 -- Week 1 Girls Basketball (2 Games)

24-28 -- Week 2 Girls Basketball (3 Games)


1-4 -- Tournament Practice Week

7-10 -- Girls Basketball Tournament (Locations TBD)

14 -- Girls Championship Game (Location TBD)

District Winter Weather Procedures

When winter weather comes our way, the Boise School District has a plan to keep our students safe. Click here to learn more about the District's Winter Weather Procedures or click here view a video explaining the procedures. The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Click here to learn more and sign-up.

Job Openings at Just For Kids (JFK)

Just for Kids (JFK) is looking to fill multiple full time (benefit eligible at 25 hours per week!) and part time Child Care Provider positions across the district. Those hired who already possess a City of Boise child care provider license are eligible for a $100 signing bonus. Find more info about the full time benefit eligible and part time positions via the provided links. Thank you!

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan. 14 - Report Cards are sent home

Jan. 17 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School PreK-12

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BSD Everything is Possible Campaign

The BSD is launching the Everything is Possible Campaign. Check out the intro video and follow the district on Twitter @BSDEducation. Below you will find a video of one of Riverside's finest.