Covid-19 Response - Updated 9/18/20, 10:00 AM

Stakeholders, Parents, and Community Members,

Our leadership team met yesterday afternoon (09/17/20) to discuss the next step as outlined in the plan adopted by our Board on August 11th. The leadership team examined the most recent COVID facts, analyzed the data provided through the district health websites, CDC, and consultation with Medical professionals, statewide, to come to our conclusion to proceed with the next step in the plan. We have agreed as a leadership team to proceed with the following schedule to open up the ISDB campus:

  • September 28th - D/HH preschool-elementary (up to 5th graders) will return to in person education.
  • October 5th - All BVI students will return to in person education. (Cottage Students will travel October 4th)
  • October 12th - The rest of our D/HH students will return (Middle School/High School)

All students and staff (those who can put on and take off masks unassisted) will be required to wear PPE within the CDC recommendations

Because we serve the entire state, we recognize the responsibility of transporting kids from areas that may have higher COVID rates than others. We take very seriously the recommendations outlined by the Governor, State Board of Education, State Board of Education, and the Department of Health and Welfare. As a result, we are proceeding cautiously through our reopening plan.

Lastly, we have many parents, students, staff, and teachers who have wanted us open and in person for a while. I, personally, really miss those little faces on campus, but I still feel that we have made the right decision in progressing the way that we are. I welcome any input or feedback you might have. Thank you again for all of your support.

Be Well, Be Safe, We got this!!!

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student with poster reading me plus white cane equals independence

The Department of the Blind/ Visually Impaired staff and students united to celebrate White Cane day in October. They carried their posters during a walk along Main Street in Gooding, to build the awareness of the general public about White canes and their use within the Blind /Visually Impaired population.

International White Cane Safety Day helps increase awareness across the globe about important safety considerations when encountering people using canes.

  • The white cane signifies that the pedestrian using it is blind or visually impaired.
  • The white cane alerts motorists of the need to exercise special caution and provide the user the right of way.
  • The white cane symbolizes the independence, confidence and skills of the person who is using it.