Hornet Nation News

September 1, 2022

Welcome to another edition of our East Junior High Newsletter. We aim to send this out to you every month this year. Thank you for taking the time to read the information in our newsletter each month. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Picture Day - Still Need to Order Pictures?

If you have not already ordered school pictures there is still time.

The most efficient and cost-friendly way to order is to visit mydorian.com, search for your school, click the green Order button that corresponds with your school picture day and place your order. This option is available for up to four (4) days after picture day.

Once all of the images have been processed. Any student that has not ordered will receive an email with a unique access code and instructions to preview their image and place an order. All orders placed using the unique access code will be shipped directly to the student’s home.

Did you miss picture day or want to retake your picture?

Find your school’s retake day date and order information on mydorian.com by searching for your school. A student wishing to have their picture retaken should bring their original package back to school and return it to the photographer on retake picture day.

Hornet Webstore

Still need to purchase ASB Activity Cards (required for athletics), Yearbooks, PE Uniforms, Device Protection, Hornet Wear, and other items, visit our Hornet Webstore.

Holiday Poinsettias

The PTO will be selling Holiday Poinsettias through September 30th. Use the link below or pick up an order form in the office!

Poinsettia Order Form

School Lunch Information

Beginning August 2022, Boise School District students will be charged for meals based on their benefit status. The following information will help you determine if your household qualifies for meal benefits and if you should complete a free and reduced meal application. Don't hesitate to contact the BSD Food & Nutrition office with any questions (208.854.4098).

Eligibility for free and reduced-price meals is determined based on your household income and the number of household members (see Eligibility Guidelines below).

Your student automatically qualifies for free meals (without the need for a meal application) in the following situations:

  • Students who are directly certified (are members of a household receiving assistance under food stamps-SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho-TAFI, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations-FDPIR, migrant, and foster programs) and students who are certified by the proper liaison as homeless or runaway will receive free breakfast and free lunch.

Households with incomes at or below these income limits (click the link below) may be eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. These prices are effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY22-23

If you think your household qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals, you are encouraged to complete an online meal application after July 1, 2022. A paper application will be available after July 1, 2022, by calling 208-854-4098.

  • A new meal application is needed each school year. Only 2022-2023 applications can be accepted. All applications approved last school year will expire on September 28, 2022.

Lunch funds can be added to your students account via MySchoolBucks

Boise School District is Hiring!

Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Boise School District has several open positions, including Special Education Paraprofessionals, Just for Kids Childcare Providers, Title I Tutors, IT Systems Analyst, School Support Assistants, Sign Language Interpreter, School Custodians, Grounds Technician/ Equipment Operator, HVAC Technician, Warehouse Delivery Driver and more. Review our current job postings and apply online.

In addition, our outside contractors have job openings for crossing guards, bus drivers, and bus monitors. Learn more...

Boise School Board 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. Completed the Boise School District must receive Absentee Ballot request forms by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022. Visit the 2022 Trustee Election website to learn more, including candidate profiles, sample ballots, and polling locations.

Annual Notification Regarding Release of Student Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regarding releasing 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.

East Junior High Emergency Response Information

Please check out this information, Emergency Response Information, to learn more about our Emergency Response Plan, Websites where information can be found during an emergency, signing up for receiving emergency text messaging, and the terminology used for various emergency situations.

Boise School District Health and Safety Plan for 2022-2023

On Monday, August 8, 2022, the Board of Trustees of the Boise School District approved renewing the District’s Health & Safety Plan for the 2022-2023 school year. The plan is a renewal of the operation plan that was in place at the end of the 2021-2022 school year (i.e., face coverings optional, etc.). The plan outlines key mitigation strategies, including following the District’s Illness Procedure and protocols when someone becomes sick. Review the 2022-2023 Health & Safety Plan.

Upcoming Events


2 - Cross-Country Meet @ West

5 - Labor Day, No School

6 - Boise School District Trustee Election Day

6 - Softball @ Borah

7 - 7th Tennis @ South; 9/8 A Volleyball vs. South; 9/8 B Volleyball @ South; HW Football @ Riverglen; LW Football vs. Riverglen

8 - Softball vs. Capital

9 - 7th Tennis @ West; 9/8 A Volleyball @ West; 9/8 B Volleyball vs. West; Cross-Country Meet @ Simplot

12 - 7th Tennis vs Les Bois; 9/8 A Volleyball vs Les Bois; 9/8 B Volleyball @ Les Bois

13 - East Softball @ Boise

14 - College Awareness Day - wear your favorite college gear

14 - 7th Tennis vs Fairmont; A Volleyball vs Fairmont; 9/8 B Volleyball @ Fairmont; HW Football vs West; LW Football @ West

15 - Softball vs Borah

16 - 7th Tennis vs North; Cross-Country @ Bob Firman; 9/8 A Volleyball @ North; 9/8 B Volleyball vs North

20 - Softball @ Capital

21 - 7th Tennis vs Hillside; 9/8 A Volleyball vs Hillside; 9/8 B Volleyball @ Hillside; HW Football vs North; LW Football @ North

22 - Softball vs Boise

23 - 7th Tennis vs Riverglen; 9/8 A Volleyball vs Riverglen; 9/8 B Volleyball @ Riverglen; Cross-Country @ West

26 - 7th Tennis TBD; 9/8 A Volleyball @ South

27 - Cross-Country @ Les Bois

28 - College Awareness Day - wear your favorite college gear

29 - 9/8 A Volleyball vs West; 9/8 B Volleyball @ West; HW Football @ Hillside; LW Football vs Hillside

30 - 9/8 A Volleyball @ Les Bois; 9/8 B Volleyball vs Les Bois