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 Grace Jordan - "Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders"
 
School Announcements
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.
Veteran's Day Assembly

Parents and community members joined us on Wednesday, November 12th, as our music department performed to honor local veterans. Students and staff at Grace Jordan were excited for this event, and we were honored to pay tribute to the sacrifice made by these wonderful men and women. Through music and pictures, we paused to say thanks for all that our veterans have done to ensure our freedom.
Borah High Cross Country Hosts Elementary Cross Country Meet!

GRACE JORDAN STUDENTS SHINE AT†1st ANNUAL BORAH HIGH SCHOOL

†FUTURE LION FUN RUN

Grace Jordan students recently joined students from throughout the Borah Quadrant to participate in the 1st Annual Borah High School Future Lion Fun Run. The event was well attended, with over 300 students participating! Students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade ran a 1/2 mile while those who are in 4th through 6th grade ran a full mile. Borah High School's Cross Country team, along with their fantastic coach, Tim Severa, did a phenomenal job of organizing this event for elementary students. In fact, the Borah runners even led the younger students through the course by running out in front. We look forward to continuing our participation in the future. Special thanks to Mr. Severa and his team! † †
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Thank you Boise Fire Dept. for the Fire Safety Presentation to Grace Jordan Students!


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