It's official, all schools in the Boise School District say they will not re-open for the rest of the 2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to an article in the Idaho Statesman, students will continue online learning and meals will be provided, but all buildings will be closed.

The decision was made during a virtual board meeting , which also determined they will postpone in person graduations until the week of July 20th. For those seniors aching to graduate, a virtual graduation will be held in May, but it's crazy to think that when these kids left school in March, they had no idea they would not be coming back

To the heartbreak of many kids, this also means an end to all spring sports.

Starting Monday, the district will ramp up online classes and each ay will have a focus such as English or Math.

Students will probably rejoice at the fact that the assignments they receive will not count against their grades, but they can instead boost them.

As a parent, I have been frustrated that similarly, West Ada's assignments will not be new material, but rather for review.

West Ada School District starts online learning on Monday, April 13th, and even my kids are excited to start having more of an agenda again.

One thing is for sure, the COVID-19 has made us all grateful for the little things, and when the world returns to normalcy, hopefully we won't take these little things for granted.

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