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!
Please take a moment to read the updated exclusion from school guidelines.
As of August 5, 2021 - CDC update: Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K–12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
Ongoing: CDC recommends those who have been in close contact (six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone who has COVID-19 stay home for 10 days after last contact with a person who has COVID-19. At this time, Southwest District Health is supporting CDC’s recommendation to stay home/self-isolate for 10 days after last contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
To learn more about how the district is reacting to these updated guidelines, please see our Exclusion from School Guidelines.
Parents, Family, and Community Members,
We were hopeful that COVID-19 would be in our rearview mirror for this school year, but it is not and it appears it will be sticking around for a while. Our board-approved plan for response has been to shift to online learning when we have positive cases and high levels of close contact in our school population. We do this to "pump the brakes" on the spread of COVID in an attempt to keep our students in school as much as possible. We have heard from our community that they do not want mandates regarding masks and vaccinations. We hear you! We support you! Unless Governor Little issues a statewide mandate, we plan to continue to support your wishes. Please read the entire response to COVID-19 update from Superintendent Shumway.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, please read the press release from the FDA's website.
The Bruneau - Grand View School District maintains the goal of a 'typical' re-entry into the school year as students return back to school this fall. Our goal is to have as typical of a re-entry as we're able to, based on requirements/'recommendations' from District Health (SWDH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor's Office, and our State Board of Education (ISBE). Please see the entire fall 2021–2022 re-entry plan.
I was born in Grand Junction Colorado and grew up on a small farm where I learned about tending gardens, orchards, and a variety of pets and production animals. My first paid jobs were irrigation, clearing fields of hay bales, and delivering a small-town newspaper. In my teen years, my father moved us to Wyoming where he owned two NAPA Auto Parts stores. I learned how to do inventory, stock shelves, help customers, and deliver parts. Summertime continued to be a time for me to work on some local ranches where I branded, vaccinated, castrated, and doctored up many cattle on the range. Sports were fun and a good learning experience as I played football, basketball, and competed on the track team as a thrower. My first college experience was at Rick’s College in Rexburg. Since then I have earned degrees from the University of Wyoming (BA), Grand Canyon (MA), and BYU (Ph.D.).
I have been married to the lovely and brilliant Audra Shumway for 31 years and we have 5 children. Audra has worked a variety of jobs but currently serves as an elementary librarian. Our oldest son, Kyler, is a psychologist in Austin Texas. He earned his Ph.D. from George Fox University. Our next, Ashley, earned her BFA from BYU and lives in Pocatello. She is mom to a beautiful and talented 2-year-old daughter and a son on the way. Our next daughter, Hailey, earned her BA from BYU-I and works in San Antonio Texas as a counselor, business manager, and nanny. Our last daughter, Jessica, is getting married in June and will continue her university studies at Utah Valley University in teacher education. Kade is our last and graduated from Declo High School this year. He will be serving a church mission for the next two years and then plans to attend BYU-I.
I entered into the education profession in 1992 as a social studies teacher in St. Anthony at South Fremont Jr High. After a few years, I accepted a position in Preston where I worked at PHS as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and interim administrator. After 15 years, I accepted principal positions in Cottonwood at Prairie High School and then Melba jr/sr high school in Melba. After seven years I was presented with an opportunity to return to the university to pursue a goal of mine, to earn a Ph.D. The three-year program allowed me to work with excellent university professors on research projects, professional development for multiple districts, as well as the opportunity to work for the Utah State Department of Education on two major research projects. After graduating I accepted an opportunity to serve with at-risk students and the team of faculty and staff at Cassia Alternative High School. This past spring, I was again presented with an opportunity to learn and lead in a community that feels a lot like home. I look forward to getting to know the Bruneau-Grand View community and serving with the excellent administration, faculty, and staff of our schools. My door is always open, or if you prefer, I like to visit over the fence, at the water trough, the gym, the rodeo stands, or out of the truck window.
Dr. Todd Shumway