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Owyhee-Harbor School is committed to creating a safe, collaborative community where every student is valued as an individual. Every student can and will learn, every student will be challenged to excel, and every student will experience success everyday.

Upcoming Events
School Announcements
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration is
Thursday, March 12th 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Owyhee†

If you live in our attendance area and have an incoming kindergartner, please plan to come and bring your child as well as his/her birth certificate and immunization records with you. If you live outside of our attendance area, you should attend kindergarten registration at your home school. †
6th Grade Fundraiser
6th Grade Horsethief Candy Fundraiser
The 6th graders went on a field trip, and it was really neat, but now we have a problem, we just canít make ends meet. We want the upcoming 6th graders to enjoy this treat, so we want to sell you something sweet. Please come and buy some candy so the upcoming 6th graders can go on a field trip to Horsetheif Reservoir! We will have stands open Wednesday and Friday after school. Please help us raise the $900 we need! Candy apple suckers, laffy taffy, you name it! Just come on down and we will get you the candy that you need. The cost is only 25-50 cents. So bring your quarters to get a sweet treat.
School Yearbook
P.T.O. Yearbook Project
This year PTO will be putting together a yearbook. We will be†sending all of the information home soon on how you can order yours. The book will contain memories of Teachers and classmates.
You wonít want to miss this great†memento.†
School Closure
MEMORANDUM TO: Principals, Supervisors, Parents
Dr. Don Coberly Superintendent of Schools November 10, 2014
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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.

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