The Wildcat Wire

February 22nd - February 26th, 2021

2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plan - Board Recap (Feb 16th)

2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plan: Superintendent Kellerer presented options for bringing secondary students back full-time. She noted that not all staff who want to have been able to be fully vaccinated due to the scarcity of vaccine. March 15 is the earliest estimate for this to happen. March 29 was recommended for return because it is after spring break and the start of the fourth quarter. Kuna, Caldwell and Vallivue have not yet decided to move secondary out of hybrid. Concerns and potential barriers were presented. Staff and high school students who were surveyed preferred returning to four days per week after spring break. Both groups were almost evenly split between returning to four days per week or staying in hybrid. A parent focus group also was consulted. The district’s recommendation was to bring secondary students back for four days a week beginning March 29. The board voted to accept this recommendation.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Monday February 22nd – Regular X Day for students

Friday March 19th - No School (Teacher Work Day)

Monday March 22nd to Friday March 26th – Spring Break

Monday March 29th – Students return to 4-day school week (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

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Construction on Happy Valley Rd - Starting Monday Feb 22nd

When construction begins traffic will not be able to turn left out of Columbia High School to go North. All traffic will be coming through the Amity/Happy Valley Intersection. Traffic is expected to be very heavy, please plan extra time for arrival and departure. Attached are visuals of explanation.

Traffic PSA Braeden Watkins

Course Requesting SY 2021-2022

It is course requesting time for the next school year. Over the next couple of weeks students will be selecting courses and alternate options for next year. We need you to review class options and be prepared to select courses.

The courses you request, electives and alternates will determine your schedule next year.

Please take time to look at options, what is required, and be purposeful in your choices. Changes may not be possible in the fall.

Please review the dates below for your grade level. On the first date, you will meet with your mentor to review the requesting process, course requesting worksheet, and resources. The second date is when counselors will answer your questions and help you to complete the requesting process in Class Choice for next year’s classes. Your attendance is important!

Dates for Course Requesting


24th 9th grade Mentors review requesting resources w/ mentees

CTE Virtual Open House at 6:30 PM

25th Course Selection at East Valley—X students

26th Course Selection at East Valley—Y students


2nd 9th grade course selection w/ counselors in BCA—Y students

3rd 10th grade Mentors review requesting resources w/ mentees

4th 9th grade course selection w/ counselors in BCA—X students

8th/9th 10th grade course selection in Speech/Multi-Media

10th 11th grade Mentors review requesting resources w/ mentees

11th/12th 11th grade course selection w/ counselors in US History

This link NSD High School Courses will take you to the Nampa School District Courses webpage.

On this page is helpful information for course requesting:

  • NSD Course Catalog -- provides course descriptions and all course requesting information
  • CTE/ICAT (career technical education) information – Pathway Reference Guide, Certification info, videos
  • Grade level course worksheets – identifies required classes and electives you will request each academic year
  • Quick Course Listing – lists courses available by grade level, identifies where the course is offered
  • Q & A about course selection and scheduling

Please review this information before requesting day. Make educated decisions for your next steps in your education!

We encourage you to look at the options for dual credit (college credit along with high school credit) courses. If you have questions about these courses, set up a time to talk with your counselor or the College and Career counselor.

Staff Appreciation - February 25th & 26th

Each month we want to highlight our teachers & staff & give an opportunity to say "THANK YOU". For the month of February there is an attached survey teachers & staff filled out with a few of their favorite things. We hope you will join us on February 25th & 26th to simply say thank you. Whether it be a nice note, an air five or one of their favorite things. They work so hard to make sure students & families are taken care of & we can't wait to celebrate them!

Spring Sports

College & Career Corner

Far West Agribusiness Association Scholarship

Far West Agribusiness Association is pleased to offer their scholarship program once again to graduating high school seniors and current college students. I have attached a scholarship application for distribution, and you can find all program details here: []

College Reps at Lunch

Monday: Chewy from TRiO

Tuesday: Marines

Thursday: Navy