COVID-19 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines For America


When will teachers be instructing students?

Beginning Monday, April 13th, Vallivue School District will roll out teacher-directed learning. Vallivue School District will share logistics for teacher-directed learning by Friday, April 10th.  Please be assured that teacher-directed learning will offer both online and offline packet options for students.

 

Will students with special needs be provided education?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSER) have communicated that schools may not be able to provide all services in the same manner as they have been during this national emergency. With parents as our partners, we will make our best effort to ensure that all students are learning during this time. Special Education case managers will be communicating with families on how meetings will be scheduled to meet eligibility and IEP timelines.

 

How can I communicate with my child’s teacher?

The best method for communication with your child’s teacher is through email. The staff directory and email address can be accessed on the vallivue.org site under each school’s webpage.

 

Can a parent/guardian or student get into the building to obtain school supplies?

At this time, the buildings are closed to all visitors, parents, guardians, and students. Vallivue is discussing safe methods for the distribution of supplies in the future.

 

How can I pick up my child’s medication at school?

Health Services staff will be calling parents to schedule pick-up of medications the first week back after Spring Break. If you need your child’s medication before being contacted, please email julie.douty@vallivue.org or call the District Office at (208) 454-0445.

 

When will school buildings open again?

The timing of reopening school buildings will be based on careful consideration of recommendations from the local governing bodies as well as the administrative review of what is best for the health and safety of Vallivue students and staff.

 

Are staff members allowed into the buildings?

Staff members may be allowed in the building per the schedule set forth by the building administrator. All employees are expected to follow the General Employee Guidelines for Building Entry.

 

Is the District Office open?

District Office personnel are available to take phone calls on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at (208) 454-0445.

 

Are all spring sports canceled?

The IHSAA has canceled all activities through April 5th; however, it is anticipated that the restriction will remain in place for an extended time based on the Governor's orders. If spring activities are reinstated, families will be notified through the activity directors. 

 

Will graduation be canceled?

It is not known how graduation ceremonies will be conducted based on the current pandemic. We will continue to monitor guidelines set forth by the local and national authorities regarding group gatherings. Discussions are occurring on how to recognize the accomplishments of graduating seniors should current restrictions remain in place.

 

Has ISAT testing been canceled?

Yes, the state has canceled or waived ISAT testing, Senior Projects, and the SAT as a requirement for graduation.

 

Will the school year be extended?

Current plans are to follow the 19-20 calendar approved by the school board and to complete the school year on time. 

 

Are the playgrounds open?

In keeping with the CDC guidelines, the playground equipment at all Vallivue school locations will be closed. The tracks, tennis courts and grassy areas will remain open for use. Visitors are encouraged to practice proper hygiene and observe the CDC's minimum social distancing recommendation of six feet between people to prevent the spread of the virus. Vallivue supports that providing open spaces for safe recreation is vital to promote health provided precautions are honored. 

 

Where do I access the food program for free breakfast and lunch?

Beginning Monday, March 30th, a Grab-And-Go lunch, and Next-Day breakfast will be available for all children under the age of 18. These meals will be provided free of charge and available for pick up at Vallivue High School, Sage Valley Middle School, Lakevue, Skyway, West Canyon, and Birch Elementary Schools from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Families should stay in their cars and drive-thru as meals will be served curbside. Walk-ups are also welcome and will have a separate line. Meals should not be eaten on site. Unfortunately, meals are not available for adults. Please access this feeding site locator for other meal locations in the Treasure Valley.

 

What if my child has special food accommodations?

If your child has a medical condition or is disabled and requires a special meal or accommodation and you are planning to pick up meals from a Vallivue site, please contact Child Nutrition Services in advance at shauna.campbell@vallivue.org or call (208) 454-9614. In order to receive food substitutions, a USDA form must be completed by your medical provider or be on file with Vallivue Child Nutrition Services. For safety purposes, if your child has food allergies and needs accommodation, please accompany the child to the distribution site and check the meal before consumption. At the distribution site, parents will need to ask for the pre-arranged meal accommodation.

 

Prevention Strategies

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.
  • Wash hands often.

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Children may exhibit mild symptoms: fever, runny nose, and cough and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.