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Covid 19 Update

We are closely monitoring the evolving situation and are following the guidance and recommendations from the following sources:

The health and well-being of all Watersprings families is our main priority. We created this page so that our families may have all communications and updates in one place.

April 17 Update

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a number of decisions that have had significant impact upon Idaho schools. Earlier this month, the Idaho State Board of Education issued a directive that schools remain under a "soft closure" through the end of the school year with the caveat that certain schools may be able to consider re-entry should certain criteria be met. On April 16, the State Board of Education specified the criteria by which schools may consider re-entry. In addition, on April 15, Governor Little extended the statewide stay-at-home order to April 30th.

On Wednesday, the D93 Board of Trustees met and approved a motion to remain under the current "soft closure" through the end of the school year.

This morning, the Idaho High School Activities Association Board of Directors announced that all spring sport and activity seasons and all state tournaments are cancelled. This decision was based on guidelines established by Governor Little, the Idaho State Board of Education, as well as feedback from schools and districts throughout the state. Decisions pertaining to summer sports and activities have not yet been made.

In light of Governor Little's extended stay-at-home order, in addition to the Idaho State Board of Education's directive that schools remain under a "soft closure" through the end of the school year and, following suit with the decision rendered by Bonneville County School District 93, Watersprings School will extend its "soft closure" and continue online learning through the end of the school year (May 21st).

We know that this transition has been a challenge for students and families alike, and we are honored to partner with you in this adventure of online learning. We are so thankful for your overwhelming support.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist your family in any way.

Praying for you and your family,

Watersprings Administration

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

March 24 Update

Yesterday afternoon, the Idaho State Board of Education directed all public school districts and charter schools to immediately implement a “soft closure” of all classroom facilities through April 20th. A short time ago, District 93’s School Board approved this directive for its schools as did the Watersprings School Board and Administration of Watersprings School. As defined by the State Board of Education, a “soft closure” stipulates that students are not permitted to be physically in classrooms or on campus for a specified period of time. That being said, the education of our students remains our top priority in addition to their health and safety.

At this time, next Monday and Tuesday (March 30th and 31 st) have been designated to be Teacher Workdays with our goal of then moving instruction to distance learning for our students through April 20th. The final days of school for the 2019-2020 school year will remain the same (May 21st for middle school/high school students and May 22nd for elementary students).

Additional information will be forthcoming early next week; however, please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you or your family in the interim.

We wish you a restful and healthy remainder of your Spring Break as we keep our eyes fixed upon the One whose throne is in heaven,

Watersprings School Administration

As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:16-17

March 19 Update

Dear Parents,

Good afternoon! Thank you for your flexibility and understanding this week as we have endeavored to make wise decisions with the safety of our students in mind.

This afternoon District 93 announced that classes will not resume until Wednesday, April 1st following the guidance of the President, our governor and our local health agencies. In turn, the administration of Watersprings School has opted to follow suit. Monday and Tuesday (March 30 th and 31st) will be a Teacher Workday for our faculty with classes resuming on Wednesday, April 1st. For your convenience, daycare will be available starting Monday, March 30 th. Recognizing that this is a very fluid situation, we will continue to keep you informed of any changes to these plans.

If there is anything we can do to assist you in the days ahead, please do not hesitate to reach out to either Mrs. King ( kking@watersprings.net) or Mrs. Putnam ( wputnam@watersprings.net) via email. We pray a restful and relaxing Spring Break for our faculty and families alike and look forward to seeing each of you again soon.

Trusting in the One who works all things together for good,

Watersprings School Administration

For more information regarding the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, please click here.

March 16 Update

In light of today’s recommendations by President Trump and in conjunction with this evening’s decision by District 93, Watersprings School will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17th through Spring Break.

Parents are asked to keep their children at home tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17th); however, the elementary school and preschool will remain open tomorrow for those families who need time to secure childcare for their children (grades 5 and below). While teachers will be focused upon developing learning activities for their students for the next few days, our aides will be able to provide enrichment activities for these students.

At this point, we plan to resume classes following Spring Break; however, this decision will be based upon the guidance of the Eastern Idaho Public Health and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

We implore you to follow the CDC guidelines and those of our local health agencies with regards to social gatherings as well as with regards to travel during this time. Closing school will have little impact on impeding the spread of the disease if students continue to meet socially.

Additional information will be sent out tomorrow with regards to the pick up of textbooks, learning packets, etc. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Ultimately, we rest knowing the One who is in control of all things.