Welcome to Bruneau-Grand View!

At Bruneau-Grand View Joint School District, we want to see “Every Child Learning.” Located in the southwestern corner of Idaho, our small, tight-knit community is dedicated to the success of every child. Involved parents, caring citizens, and high-achieving students are just a few of the ingredients in our recipe to success.

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A Message From Our Superintendent

October 19, 2021

If You Are Sick, Please Stay Home

Dear BGV Parents, Community Members, and Friends,

Our district has been working for the past month to develop a policy that will meet the needs of the community and the schools to keep our doors open, to keep students and staff safe and healthy, and to keep control over personal choices in the hands of individuals.

The school board approved the first reading of the amended Contagious Diseases Policy 3520 to include language that places the responsibility for personal health choices in the hands of parents or guardians of students. We are committed to working with our community to meet the needs of families and educational staff. In this process we had students, parents, and BGV staff provide input on what they felt was most important. Overall, the emphasis focused on people being able to have maximum freedom to choose, while respecting the perspectives and needs of others. We believe we have found a sound pathway that supports that desire.

First, we need parents to keep students home if they are sick. We will work with you to help your student stay caught up, but we want to stop our students from feeling like they are missing out or falling behind when they stay home. We have excellent teachers and staff who will help when you contact them and make a plan to support your child. If students come to class sick, we have authorized our staff to send them to the office for a health check. We will check their temperature, ask questions about how they are feeling, and call home to see if they are on any medications or have other explanations. Our administrators or designated representatives are authorized to send students home if they are exhibiting symptoms of sickness. Again, we will work with you to support your student, but we want them healthy when they return. Once symptoms are gone, we would like students to return to school. Please let us know if your student is on any medication if you feel it is important for us to know.

Finally, if we have more than 20% of our students out due to illness, we will close the school and go to online learning for one day to allow for clinic visits, for rest and recovery, and to do a cleaning of the building. It will be very important for you to make sure your child gets the work assigned for that day completed so their learning momentum does not stall. If we close for student illness no athletic practices or games can occur, and no clubs or extracurricular activities will be allowed. If we close due to staff illness, all athletics and extracurricular activities can continue. If your son or daughter is an athlete and becomes sick, please keep them home so that the team won't run the risk of forfeiture.

This has been a lengthy communication, but we want to assure you that we are hearing you and value your input. We will continue to make hand sanitizer, clean facilities, soap and hot water in the bathrooms, and other personal protective equipment available to anyone who asks for it. You have many options available to you to get you and your family through these COVID-19, cold, and flu seasons.

Thank you for being part of a great community and for caring about each other.

Superintendent Shumway