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Horizon Elementary

From the Desk of Mr. Novotny

June 8, 2020


Horizon Families,


The office will be closed from June 8th - August 1st. The main office will reopen on August 2nd. We hope you have a wonderful summer break!


Mr. Novotny

Horizon Calendar

Check out the Horizon calendar for important dates and information.

HORIZON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

News from the Nurse

Happy Spring Everyone! The health of our students and staff at Horizon is one of our top priorities. To help us keep our school healthy, please keep your student home if they are showing any symptoms of illness. They can return to school when they are symptom free without the aid of medication for 24 hours. Now that Spring has arrived, please make sure that seasonal allergy symptoms are well controlled to avoid your student being sent home for their symptoms. Have a great and healthy rest of the school year!

COVID-19 Decision Tree

The following document can help you decide if it is safe to send your student to school based on symptoms, or possible exposure to COVID-19.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZnsTEQ-loAVifJqiKZx9Vhk6D5bWM6vF-AJ1zplycY/edit

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News from the Counselor

Dear Parents,


Just a reminder that I will be at Horizon Mondays through Fridays, and Tenneal Lujan will be at Horizon on Wednesdays.


If you have questions or wish to speak to either of us about your child, please call the main office or email us directly.


We look forward to working with your child!

Tiffany Krumm


(208) 854-5170

tiffany.krumm@boiseschools.org

tenneal.lujan@boiseschools.org

News from the Social Worker

Horizon’s Social Worker Gia Trotter is here to assist our families and students. She can assist with any of the following:


  • Basic Needs (clothing, food, rent, school supplies or utilities)
  • Case Management
  • Community Resources
  • Google Meet Sessions
  • Groups
  • Sidewalk Visits
  • Situations that Negatively Impact your Family or Student
  • Social/Emotional Support for you Student


For some additional resources, visit: https://sites.google.com/boiseschools.org/communityresources/home?authuser=0


If you need assistance, please email Gia Trotter at gia.trotter@boiseschools.org or call her at 208-900-7031. Her office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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If you would like to register your child online for the Borah Kids Soccer Camp 2021, please do so with the link below: https://forms.gle/WVZY48nci6oaVaPW6
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BOISE SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS

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HORIZON: TITLE I

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Federal law requires that each school district receiving Title I funds notify parents of each student attending any school receiving these funds that information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) may be requested. As a parent of a student attending a school receiving federal program funds, you have the right to know:

  • Is my child’s teacher licensed to teach the grades and subject(s) assigned?

  • Is my child’s teacher teaching with a provisional license, meaning the state has waived requirements for my child’s teacher?

  • What is the college major of my child's teacher?

  • What degree or degrees does my child's teacher hold?

  • If there are instructional aides working with my child, what are their qualifications?

  • If my child is or will be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks this year by a teacher who is not highly qualified, will I be notified in a timely manner?


What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for our nation's schools.


What does Title I money do for a school?

Title I money is typically used to provide extra staff, materials or professional development for these schools. The program specifically supports reading and math.


How might Title I help my child?

A child attending a Title I school in the Boise School District may receive assistance in reading or math from a Title I paraprofessional. Paraprofessionals work in class with guidance by highly qualified teachers. They might work with small groups of students or one on one with a child. Children also benefit from training teachers receive or curriculum materials that are paid for with Title I funds.


How is a school eligible to receive Title I money?

The federal government measures a school's low income level by the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch. If the school meets the target percentage Title I status is granted.


How is a child eligible for Title I services?

All children attending a Title I school operating as a school wide program are eligible to receive services from Title I.


STAFF INFORMATION

TITLE ONE PARENT NOTIFICATION OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF

(Federal Law Requirement)


As a parent of a student attending a school receiving federal program funds, you have the right to know:


  • Is my child’s teacher licensed to teach the grades and subject(s) assigned?Is my child’s teacher teaching with provisional license, meaning the state has waived requirements for my child’s teacher?
  • Yes, all teachers at Horizon are licensed to teach the grades and subjects assigned.
  • What is the college major of my child’s teacher?
  • There are no teachers at Horizon currently teaching with a provisional license.
  • What degree or degrees does my child’s teacher hold?
  • All teachers at Horizon have a college degree. Please check with your child’s teachers if you are interested in the degrees they hold.
  • If there are instructional aids working with my child, what are their qualifications?
  • Horizon has Title One instructional aides this year. All have at least a high school diploma, 48 hours of college credits, an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, or successful completion of the ETS Paraprofessional Praxis test.
  • If my child is or will be taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks this year by a teacher who is not highly qualified, will I be notified in a timely manner?
  • Yes, The Boise School District requires that every parent be notified in a timely manner if their child(ren) are taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified.


To request the state qualifications for your child’s teacher or instructional aide, please contact steve.novotny@boiseschools.org.

FERPA

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 www.boiseschools.org 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.

Horizon Elementary

Steve Novotny- Principal

Dan Knight- Assistant Principal

Stephani Bothen- Administrative Assistant