It appears that despite best efforts, school will continue to remain closed tomorrow, October 20th, 2020. West Ada School District sent parents the following email:

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

District Administration has been working with the West Ada Education Association to ensure that school can happen on Tuesday. Currently, we have 440 teachers who have called in sick for tomorrow. We are sadly unable to safely hold school tomorrow due to supervision concerns. This includes students enrolled in Virtual School House, and students who would have been learning remotely. We are continuing to work with the West Ada Education Association to find solutions to their concerns so we can hold school Wednesday.

I can only imagine how parents and students alike are feeling at this time. I know my kid has been excited to go to school if only for a sense of normalcy. Settling into a routine has been difficult for our entire family with the ever changing schedule. Unfortunately there isn't much we can do except keep up with the updates.

For those concerned about meals during this time, the email continues:

Free meals are available to students from 10:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at many school locations. You must order before 7 a.m. using the form available on this webpage (https://www.westada.org/FreeMeals) to guarantee a meal is available for you.

This is such a frustrating time for everyone. My hope is that we can all continue to be kind to one another as we navigate this crappy normal that's befallen us. Let's stay safe, stay kind, and keep our spirits high.