Bruneau-Grand View School District News
In a small community like ours, area schools are often the center of the neighborhood. It’s where children and families alike gather for the betterment of the community. To that end, we have many family-friendly events and programs planned throughout the year. We also like to publicize the accomplishments of our students and staff. Stop by often to find out all the latest!
Bennett Mountain Alternative High School and Hacker Middle School closed early on Thursday, December 13 due to threats of violence against the school. Other schools in their district remained open but engaged in a lockdown situation. Please take a moment to read through this letter to parents regarding the perimeter lockdown.
Winter break is right around the corner! Mark your calendars from December 24 through January 6 for winter break. We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful time off!
We are happy to announce our wonderful winter concert will be here soon! Join us on December 18 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a great evening of performances. We hope to see you there!
Since as far back as October, Grand View students have been hard at work learning songs and lines for this year's Christmas play. In Is Santa Smarter, Santa and his elves realize that they will run out of gas money and can only make it to Grand View, Idaho to deliver presents! Thankfully, one of the elves gets Santa on a game show where you must answer questions, but can get help from local students. With the help of several 4th and 5th graders, students quiz Santa on Christmas trivia. There are large sections of dialogue that the students learned in their free time, which alternate with chorus parts in catchy songs that relate to each question. Will he succeed, or will the Grand View Elementary helpers need to rescue him? We invite you to find out on December 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rimrock Auditorium. Call time for the students is 6 p.m. at Rimrock. Please wear something Christmas!
Deciding whether to delay or close school when the weather gets bad, sets into motion a careful and deliberative process that begins with the earliest predictions of bad weather. As soon as we receive information that a storm is on the way, we begin monitoring the forecast by the National Weather Service and other meteorological sources. Our goal is to make the safest possible decision for our students and staff. For all information about snow days/delayed starts, please view our snow days newsletter.
Children should dress appropriately for the weather each day. Children are expected to go outside except during extremely cold days (10 degrees or colder). Children need to have fresh air and exercise as a part of their school day. Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed. All children will go outside for fresh air and a classroom break. If they are well enough to attend school, they will join all other classmates outside.
If we cancel school due to inclement weather, we will notify families via all-call and the school's closure will be posted on this website.
As part of our comprehensive crisis response plan, BGV staff received training in the A.L.I.C.E. system this past fall. A.L.I.C.E. training provides preparation and planning for individuals and organizations on how to proactively respond to the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter. We invite you to read more about the A.L.I.C.E. process and training in this letter to all BGV parents.
On November 7, Rimrock had its second annual College and Career Resources Fair. All students grades six through twelve participated. Vendors set booths up around the gym, and students walked around to talk to employers and to learn about colleges and jobs. To read more about this event as well as other news, please view Rimrock's December 2018 newsletter.
With the departure of Mrs. Hall, we’re short a driver for our Bruneau Route. BGV runs four daily routes (with four drivers) along with regular activity trips throughout the week.
Mr. John Aquiso will be subbing the daily BES route while we search for a driver. However, when our athletes travel, Mr. Aquiso is our athletics driver. When our athletes travel, we’re short one of the two drivers we need to run our Bruneau routes.
As a result of being short one driver when our athletes travel, we’re combining BES routes in order to maintain bus transportation for BES routes. Unfortunately, this means that our routes will be late on these occasions.
For more information, please view our busing update.
We would like to send out a big thank you to IDFY for coming to Grand View Elementary on Thursday, October 25 to share skits they had prepared, helping with the Red Ribbon walk, and for playing games with the students afterwards.
We would also like to send another huge thank you to the businesses around Grand View for letting us walk through with the Red Ribbon. Thank you to:
- Integrity Factoring
- City Hall
- Post Office
- Snake River Cafe
- Water District