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 Grace Jordan - "Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders"
 
School Announcements
Culture Night a Success!
Grace Jordan's 7th Annual Culture Night Potluck was a great success! This phenomenal event was the result of collaborative efforts by BPEL, BPAT, and the PTO. We had standing room only with more than 350 people in attendance. The delicious food represented cultures from all over the world. Donations from Goodwood BBQ, Andrade's, Pizza Hut, and On The Border supplemented the food brought by participants. Faculty, staff, and students performed Irish Jigs and Reels and a traditional Japanese song. Students from West Junior High and BSU brought us the sounds and sights of American Jazz, Mexican Folk Dancing, and Nepali Traditional Dancing. Thanks go out to the many people who contributed to this celebration of Grace Jordan's, and our nation's, cultural diversity.
West Jr. High School Choir Visits Grace Jordan
The choir from West Junior High School recently visited Grace Jordan and performed for students. Wow, what an amazing job by these talented musicians! Their performance involved group performances, a cappella, solos, duets, instrumental music as well as vocal excellence. In addition to the musical treat, choir students encouraged Grace Jordan's 6th graders to get involved in after school activities when they attend junior high next school year. We are so grateful for the tremendous performance as well as the powerful message.
Grace Jordan Students Participate in the Annual YMCA Chrismtas Run
Approximately 70 students, family, and staff members from Grace Jordan Elementary turned out to participate in the annual YMCA Christmas Run. The Girls with Grace and Jaguar Joggers have been practicing twice each week for several months leading up to the race. Everyone was excited for this culminating activity and enjoyed the run in spite of the rain. Both groups will take a few weeks to rest before beginning practice once again to build up to another run in the Spring. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the fun.
Winter Weather Conditions
††† Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, the Boise School Districtís 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 city≠wide 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

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 snow fall 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? †Representativesfromtransportation 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 to local radio and television stations to spread the word. We will also email parents, send a text message, and post closure information at www.boiseschools.org and on our Twitter account @BSDEducation. To sign≠up for the Districtís emergency text messaging service text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. You can also view a short video further explaining our Inclement Weather Procedures by going to www.boiseschools.org, clicking on the Our Schools tab and then click on the Emergencies tab.
Thank you Boise Fire Dept. for the Fire Safety Presentation to Grace Jordan Students!


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