Jefferson News

November 2021

Remember Day Light Savings Time -THIS WEEKEND

This Sunday, 11/7, Set your clock BACK one hour so Monday you will be at school at the correct time.

Principal News

Please check out the latest information from Mr. Totorica.

Click HERE for November News.

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Important Calendar Dates to Remember

  • November 8: PTA Meeting 7pm in staff lounge, room 17.
  • November 12: Re-Take Picture Day- if you missed pictures, you can order now. If you do not like your pictures taken in September, send them back with your student and we get them re-taken on this day.
  • November 12: PTA Popcorn Friday at Lunch
  • November 18: PTA Sponsored Turkey Trot at lunch time. email for further details
  • November 22-26: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12
  • December 3: PTA Popcorn Friday at Lunch
  • December 17: PTA Popcorn Friday at Lunch
  • December 20, 21, 22: Secondary End of Semester Testing - Early Release 7-12
  • December 21: Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • December 22: End of First Semester - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • December 23 - January 7: Winter Holiday Break - No School PreK-12
  • January 10: School Resumes

***Remember - Kid City is also CLOSED during non-school days.

Holiday Calendars

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Our lost and found fence is getting quite full. Please remind your student to check the fence next to the cafeteria if they are missing something. Or stop by and check it out for your self.

Track your Students Bus to and from school

Our bus company has a great new app that will track your students specific bus. With all the late bus schedules and driver shortages, this would be a great way to know when and where your students bus is. DOWNLOAD IT TODAY

Bus Tracker "How To" Guide - CLICK HERE

Boise Police Department Reminder On Bus Stops

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Holiday Resource Guide

For those families that would like a little extra community help for the holiday season, please check out the attached Resource List for Families this year. Some deadlines come up fast so check it out in time to get help.

Holiday Resource List for Families Fall 2021 CLICK HERE.

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Remember the Inclement weather procedures sent out by the district office.

To: All Boise School District Employees & Parents/Guardians

From: Coby Dennis, Superintendent

Date: November 1, 2021

RE: Inclement Weather Procedures - Keeping Students & Staff Safe

Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, the Boise School District’s primary concern is for the safety of all students, including students riding busses and walking or biking to school. If students cannot safely travel to school or if schools are not able to operate safely because of citywide dangerous weather conditions, school may be cancelled.

We will not cancel school on days with normal wintery conditions. Light snowfall, cold mornings or areas of ice are not sufficiently dangerous to force the closure of schools. With proper precautions including appropriate clothing, road deicing, and careful driving, students can travel to and from school safely.

The Boise School District covers over 450 square miles of Ada County. We recognize that conditions vary throughout the District, even from street to street, in some cases. Conditions may be extremely dangerous in one area, while perfectly safe everywhere else. If parents believe it is too dangerous for their children to travel to school they have the option to keep their children home. If school is cancelled, it will be cancelled for the entire District, including Boise Online School.

The most frequent dangerous weather conditions facing Boise schools are:

SNOW: Snow levels within the City of Boise are typically light or moderate. However, there is always the potential for a heavy snowfall to make traveling by vehicle or on foot dangerous. Historically, most snowfall only results in slow traffic and minor accidents throughout the City. Normal snowfalls would not result in school closures.

COLD: Frigid temperatures are more serious than snow when making school closure decisions. On bitterly cold days our concern is for students walking to school. Extremely cold weather also impairs our ability to get busses running, which causes delays in pickup routes, delays which are much more dangerous to riders because of the low temperatures.

ICE: Ice is our most dangerous winter weather condition. Freezing rain and/or refreezing of melted snow make our roads, streets and sidewalks extremely treacherous for pedestrians, and vehicles. Icy conditions may force us to close, even if it appears that no other dangerous conditions exist.

How is the decision made to close or not to close school? Representatives from transportation agencies, the weather bureau, the highway district, city and county law enforcement agencies, and school administrators, including the Superintendent, check the roads and monitor information throughout the night and early morning hours. We confer by telephone early in the morning to reach a decision.

If school will be closed, we will communicate in a number of ways to spread the word. In addition to notifying local radio and television news stations, we will send text & email messages to parents/guardians, send an emergency alert via the District’s mobile app, post closure information at, on each school’s website, and on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts. Parents/guardians can sign-up to receive emergency text messages by texting “Y” or “YES” to the number 67587. Non-parents (e.g., other family members, staff, news media, etc.) can also receive emergency text alerts via the Boise School District's mobile app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store). For more information, please visit our Inclement Weather Procedures on our Emergency webpage.

Wahooz Free Pass

Remember this coming home in October? Your student can get a free day pass by just exercising.

As you complete a 1/2 hour of exercise, color in a STAR at the start line.

After each 1/2 hour of exercise follow the path and color in the stars until you reach the Finish Line.

SUBMIT the log sheet to the PE teacher anytime starting now and right after THANKSGIVING BREAK. Clearly complete the bottom with your students name and teacher name. The PE teacher will then submit them to get you a free Wahooz Pass. To print the chart, CLICK HERE.

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