“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
― Anne Bradstreet
With the extraordinarily challenging winter conditions, schools have been closed several days this year.
State code requires that Idaho schools be in session for a set number of instructional hours. This varies by grade level. Payette School District is carefully planned to provide more instructional time than State code requires.
This allows some flexibility when school closure is necessary.
In order to meet the State instructional requirements, it is necessary to modify our 2016-17 calendar as follows:
Effective Monday, January 30:
ALL SCHOOLS – Add 1 full instructional day, Friday, April 14, 2017
WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Add 10 minutes instructional time per day; school will begin at 8:20
PAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL – Add 14 minutes instructional time per day; school will begin at 8:05 and will conclude at 3:15
I appreciate the time and effort of the many individuals who participated in this decision-making process.
Our dedicated teachers have expressed enthusiasm to have students back in class. We continue to hope for a mild finish to winter and look forward to uninterrupted learning days.
I hope that as the weather outside continues to be cold that you and your children continue to have a warm and positive school year experience. Please do not hesitate to contact administrators if you have any additional questions.
Payette School District Superintendent
Payette County Office of Emergency Management Begins Preliminary Damage Assessment
Payette County – The Payette County Office of Emergency Management is requesting assistance from residents and businesses in Payette County who have suffered damage to their property during the December and January of this year as a result of the near record snow falls that we have had in this area.
Citizens and businesses can assist the county by downloading and filling out the Damage Assessment form and then emailing this form along with any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Forms can also be delivered to the Payette County Treasurer’s Office in person or by mail.
1130 3rd Avenue North
Payette, Idaho 83661
Damage may include not only the roof and structure collapses, but also the financial cost paid to remove snow from structures to prevent a collapse of the structure.
The form is located at the following link: https://ioem.idaho.gov/Pages/Operations/DisasterAssistance/PDF/IA%20Field%20Form.pdf
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