Falcon Forum

August 26th 2022

Principal Point

Fairmont Families,

We've had a great start to the new school year, and I couldn't be happier with the positive energy our students are bringing each day. I visited with all of our students on the first day and challenged them to RISE, or demonstrate our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Effort every day at school, at home and in our community. I can say thus far our students have answered the call here at school, and it's been awesome interacting with them each day. Our teachers and staff have worked hard to build positive relationships, establish routines and expectations, and are equally impressed with our student's response. We are excited and encouraged for an outstanding school year. We appreciate your support and reinforcement at home, and always welcome your questions and feedback. Please enjoy the latest Falcon Forum and find information on Back to School Night, upcoming school board elections, athletics, activities, and more.

Go Falcons!

-Mr. Ryan

Fairmont Mission & Falcon Values

Fairmont's Mission Statement:

Falcons respect and support each other while advancing and achieving our goals with integrity, effort, and individual determination.


Falcon Values: "Falcons Rise"

-Respect - Integrity - Support - Effort

IMPORTANT CALENDAR REMINDERS

-August 30th: Back to School Night, 6:00 - 7:40pm.

-August 31st: Picture Day.

-September 5th: Labor Day, No School.

-Fairmont Family Dinner Night, 6:00 - 7:30pm (Details to Come).


Boise School District Calendar


Fairmont School Calendar

2022-23 Back to School Night

Back to School Night is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to walk your student's schedule, meet their teachers, get a feel for classroom environments and class expectations. Your student/s should be bringing a completed schedule home Monday night for you to bring and use Tuesday night at Back to School Night. I have linked a copy of that schedule below. We very much look forward to seeing you!


Back to School Schedule


Spanish Bilingual Services

Boise School Board of Trustee Election

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022 polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the Boise School District as the 2022 Trustee Election is held. To be able to vote in the election, you must be 18 years of age, have lived in the Boise School District for 30 days and be registered to vote in Ada County. Visit the 2022 Trustee Election website to learn more, including candidate profiles, sample ballot and polling locations.

Falcon Athletic Information

Our new Athletic Director Mr. King is excited to continue our tradition of athletic excellence at Fairmont Junior High. He has created a one pager to provide detailed information regarding fall sports at Fairmont. Please click the link below to access this information. If you have questions regarding athletics at Fairmont, please contact Terrance King.

FALCON ATHLETICS


terrance.king@boiseschools.org

208-854-4873


Fairmont Calendar

Food Service Information for the 2022-23 School Year

Non-CEP schools:

School meals were free for all students during the SY 21-22. Congress has not extended these waivers for SY 22-23. Starting in August, students will be charged for meals based upon their household benefit status.


If you think your household would qualify for free or reduced priced meals, you are encouraged to complete an online meal application. Online applications will be available in early July. Once determined, meal prices for SY 22-23 will be available on the District Food & Nutrition Services website.

Boise School District Illness Procedure

Staying home when a person has symptoms of illness protects the school community by preventing the spread of illness and allows the person experiencing symptoms of illness the opportunity to rest and recover.


If a person answers yes to any of the questions below it indicates a possible illness, and the individual should stay home. All persons shall ask themselves the following questions daily before entering the school/workplace:


Since the last day of school/work, or last visit to the school or District facility, have you or your child had any of these symptoms that are not attributable to another condition?

  • New congestion or runny nose OR for students/employees with chronic allergic/asthmatic congestion, a change in their symptoms from baseline

  • Sore throat

  • New or unusual onset of severe headache

  • New or unusual muscle or body aches

  • New onset fatigue

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite

  • A temperature of 100.4° F or higher without the use of fever reducing medication

  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing OR for students/employees with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • New loss of taste and/or smell


Some additional reasons to stay at home include:

  • New or unusual rash

  • Pink eyes with discharge not associated with diagnosed allergies


The above symptoms may need to be discussed with your healthcare provider.

Notify the child’s school or your direct supervisor of your illness and follow the guidance below.


An individual can return to school/work when:

  1. Symptoms have significantly improved/resolved and:

  2. Their temperature is lower than 100.4° F, there has been no vomiting and no diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication or

  3. The person has been evaluated by a healthcare provider and has been cleared to return to school/work or

  4. A person diagnosed with impetigo, strep throat or pink eye may return to school or work after taking prescribed medication for 24 hours or

  5. A person diagnosed with other potentially communicable conditions may return to school or work according to their health care provider’s instructions.



If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please contact your child’s school health services staff or your direct supervisor.

BSD Threat Assessment Protocol

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Boise Independent School District is committed to creating and maintaining school

environments in which the emotional and physical safety of students, staff, parents and

others is a priority. Schools cannot ignore any threat of violence. When threat making

behaviors occur schools initiate a process called Threat Assessment.


Each school has a threat assessment team that is multidisciplinary. The team will include an administrator, school psychologist and school counselor; in certain situations the team may be expanded to include a social worker, teacher, school nurse and school resource officer (SRO).


What is a Threat?

A threat is an expression of intent to do harm or act out violently against someone or

something. Threats may come in many forms, such as verbal, written, drawn, posted on the internet (social media) or made by gesture.


If your child comes home and reports a perceived threat, please notify the school administration immediately or call 343-COPS.


The Threat Assessment Process

When schools learn of threat making behaviors, administration will activate the Threat Assessment Process. Once this has been activated, interviews may be held with the student(s), the threat maker, parents and staff to determine the level of risk and to develop an appropriate response to the incident. Based on level of threat a Safety Intervention plan may be developed with the threat assessment team and shared with parents of the student that made the threats.


To ensure the physical and emotional safety of everyone, it is important for all parties to

engage in the process. The threat assessment process will take place to ensure a safe and caring learning environment for all.


Should you have further questions about the threat assessment process, please contact your building principal.



Fairmont Counseling Information

Boise School District and Fairmont Junior High Websites

Our school district website is continuously evolving to answer your questions and meet your needs. Also, access our school website for updates and contact information.



Boise School District


Fairmont Junior High