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!
Food Service Director Jessica Medrano, recently applied for a federal grant through the CARES Act to cover all student meals (lunch and breakfast) for the remainder of our 2020–2021 school year and the grant was awarded to us today. This means that starting Wednesday, October 14, all BGV students will eat school lunch (and breakfast) free of charge for the remainder of the 2020–2021 school year.
Additionally, Governor Little's administration developed the Strong Families, Strong Students program to provide Idaho students access to grant dollars they can use to purchase educational goods and services during this time of crisis. If you are a parent or guardian of an Idaho public student(s) in grades K–12 and impacted by COVID-19, you can apply for these funds.
We invite you to read through Superintendent Cantrell's October 13 letter for the full details on both programs.
Due to coronavirus stage 3 restrictions, we will hold all Bruneau Elementary, Grand View Elementary, and Rimrock holiday concerts virtually. We will be recording the students’ performances in the music classroom during the second week of December, and we will share digital files of the completed videos with students and families on Tuesday, December 15.
If we are in stage 4 by Thanksgiving break (November 20, 2020) we will hold concerts live in person. If we do have in-person concerts, Bruneau Elementary’s will be on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rimrock auditorium, Grand View Elementary’s will be on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rimrock auditorium, and the Rimrock band concert will be on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Rimrock.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during these uncertain times.
Due to the significant spread of COVID, Idaho is now rolled back to stage 2, statewide. As a result, we will not be able to allow fans at BGV sporting events. Only athletes, coaches, administration on duty, and the personnel required to run the game(s) (clock, etc.) will be in the gym during athletic events for the foreseeable future.
We are actively working on installing a camera in the Rimrock gymnasium that will allow fans to watch all games, live, through the NFHS Network - we’ve ordered the equipment and we’re awaiting delivery. We will keep you updated as to when this service will be available, with a projected completion date of mid-December. In the meantime, we will be broadcasting all junior high and high school home games live on the Bruneau Grand View District's Facebook page.
As reported in the news, pharmacies at Albertsons and Safeway are offering free at-home test kits for students. Albertsons is now offering testing for all teachers, school staff, and students regardless of insurance status through the Albertsons agreement. Please read through this COVID testing update from Superintendent Cantrell for additional information, including a link to the testing voucher.