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Grace Jordan Students Participate in Elks Hoop Shoot Contest
Grace Jordan students recently participated in the annual Elks Hoop Shooting contest. Students are required to shoot 25 free throws to see who can make the most shots. Winners from each age group will now move on to participate in the next round at Borah High School. Grace Jordan's winners include:

Girls 8-9 - Emily Robinson
Boys 8-9 - Tristan Padilla
Girls 10-11 - Kaitlyn Davis
Boys 10-11 - Carter Rayborn
​Girls 12-13 - Madison Trammell
Boys 12-13 - Jayden Taylor


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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