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 poses with scarecrow

The ISDB staff for the Blind and Visually impaired took their students to visit a nearby Pumpkin Patch in October. The Crismore’s Pumpkin Patch in Buhl welcomed the ISDB group on a sunny Fall day. The students walked through the pumpkin patch to search for their special pumpkin to bring back to school. In addition, many of the students romped and explored the corn maze, and had their pictures taken on the hay stacks with the scarecrow!

The trip was capped off with lunch in the Buhl City Park, before returning to school with their pumpkins in hand! At school the teachers used the pumpkins for some exploratory activities—carving pumpkins (with lots of help!), feeling and removing the seeds, and roasting the seeds in the oven.