Two Options for BCSD Students
  • Two Options for BCSD Students 

     

    All returning students must complete the online registration for the 2020-21 school year. There are two options for attending Blaine County School District (BCSD) schools this year:  

     

    1) Attend school in person as much as possible

    2) Attend school online at all times  

     

    The model for attending school in person will change as the events in our community change.  

    • All students could be in school at one time, or 
    • Half of the students could attend on a given day while the other half of students learn from home, or
    • All students could be learning from home. 

    This model allows for students to be with peers as much as possible and works well for students who learn best face-to-face or with frequent support and feedback from the teacher. 

     

    The model for attending school online at all times means full time BCSD students are enrolled in classes with the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance.  Students enrolled in IDLA remain enrolled at their BCSD school and will receive school newsletters and other updates on school happenings. Interested students must enroll through and commit to IDLA classes for either a full semester or a full year. This model reduces the number of transitions a student may have to make as safety precautions in our community change. This model works well for students who are self starters and can regulate their own learning or have significant support at home.  Learn more about IDLA offerings for elementary students here

     

    School Choice Offerings

    School in Person As Much As Possible 

    Online Learning All Semester or All Year 

    Elementary courses begin September 14. Courses for grades 7 to 12 start either on August 24 or September 14 depending on the course. 

    Students will be enrolled as a full time BCSD student. 

    Students will be enrolled as a full time BCSD student. 

    Students will be in the classroom with their teacher and peers as much as possible. 

    Students will be learning from home through Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA)

    Students will attend school based on the current rate of COVID spread in the community at the time. This means that the model under which school is held (all students, half students, at home) will change as the health conditions in our community change. 

    Students will remain in the online learning mode throughout the semester or year and will not need to change models based on the health of our community 

    Students will start classes September 8 

    Students will start classes August 24 

    Elementary students will primarily focus on literacy and math. Other subjects areas will also be incorporated. 

    Elementary students (K-6) will participate in literacy and math only with IDLA. 

    Students will receive instruction from BCSD teachers who are licensed to teach the content. 

    Students will receive instruction from IDLA teachers who are licensed to teach the content. 

    Students qualifying for additional services such as Special Education, 504 accommodations, GATE, or English Language Development will receive services. 

    Students qualifying for additional services of special education and/or 504 accommodations will continue to receive services based on their plan.

    Students must wear a cloth face covering while at school or school events.*

    Students do not have to wear a cloth face covering while at home.

    Students may participate in extracurricular activities if available. 

    Students may participate in extracurricular activities if available and wearing a cloth face covering. 

    No enrollment/tuition fees for Blaine County residents. 

    No enrollment/tuition fees for the regular course schedule for Blaine County residents.