White Pine Tracks

Tara Coe - Principal

Winter  2017

Principal’s Corner

by: Tara Coe

   We are so excited to be back to school for the new year!  I hope everyone had a chance to relax and have fun.  It is now winter time, which means cold weather.  Please be sure that your child has a winter hat, gloves or mittens, a winter coat and appropriate shoes to be outside.  If you are in need of any of those items, please contact the school and we will help you get winter ready.  

   Our PTO has several fun events scheduled for families this winter.  Watch for announcements to go home letting you know when they are happening.  Thank you again to all for all the support you provide White Pine and the students there.

BSD Notification

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Winter Events


January 8 - Return to School

January 15 - No School

January 19 - Early Release

 ***End of Semester

January 25 - Spelling Bee

January 26 - Movie Night

***Report Cards go Home

January 31 - Class Pictures

February 19 - Presidents Day

February 22 - STEM Night

March 8 - Kinder Registration

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WINTER Community Education Classes

 Whether you're a parent, student, patron or staff member, you are invited to register NOW for Boise School District's Winter Community Education classes. We are excited to offer you nearly 300 personal enrichment courses, many of them new & affordable lifelong learning classes that are sure to enrich your life!  We have classes for all ages!  Hurry, courses fill quickly! Enroll online at www.boiselearns.org 

For more than 45 years, Boise School District's Community ED program has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning.

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STUDENT THREAT ASSESSMENT

PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION

Dear Parents and Guardians,

   Boise Independent School District is committed to creating and maintaining school

environments in which the emotional and physical safety of students, staff, parents and

others is a priority. Schools cannot ignore any threat of violence. When threat making

behaviors occur schools initiate a process called Threat Assessment.

   Each school has a threat assessment team that is multidisciplinary. The team will include an administrator, school psychologist and school counselor; in certain situations the team may be expanded to include a social worker, teacher, school nurse and school resource officer (SRO).

What is a Threat?

   A threat is an expression of intent to do harm or act out violently against someone or

something. Threats may come in many forms, such as verbal, written, drawn, posted on the internet (social media) or made by gesture.    

   If your child comes home and reports a perceived threat, please notify the school administration immediately or call 343-COPS.

The Threat Assessment Process

When schools learn of threat making behaviors, administration will activate the Threat Assessment Process. Once this has been activated, interviews may be held with the student(s), the threat maker, parents and staff to determine the level of risk and to develop an appropriate response to the incident. Based on level of threat a Safety Intervention plan may be developed with the threat assessment team and shared with parents of the student that made the threats.

  To ensure the physical and emotional safety of everyone, it is important for all parties to

engage in the process. The threat assessment process will take place to ensure a safe and caring learning environment for all.

   Should you have further questions about the threat assessment process, please contact your building principal.