A new program from the Federal Communications Commission will be providing discounts to families for internet services and a one-time discount for purchases of laptops or tablets.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
You can learn more here: https://www.fcc.gov/
We have been informed of changes in eligibility thresholds for families to qualify for child care support that will allow more families to qualify for this resource.
Please share this information widely!
- Job Openings:
- Jr/Sr High School Special Ed Paraprofessional
- Starts Immediately
- Full Time
- No benefits
- Approximately 8 hours a day when school is in session.
- Remainder of school year
- Pay rate
- $9.15 per hour
- Will have opportunity to apply for a full-time position for the next school year
- Jr/Sr High School Special Ed Paraprofessional
- District Technology Coordinator
- We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter and with good problem solving and communication skills who is willing to learn and oversee all aspects of our IT hardware and network.
- Training starts immediately and goes through the end of June 2021
- Training pay rate
- $12.50 to $15.00 per hour depending on knowledge, experience, and skill set
- Will take over as the District Technology Coordinator the First of July, 2021
- Depending on knowledge, experience, and skill set
- Part Time (potential for fulltime by picking up additional duties)
- Hours per week
- No Benefits
- Hours per week
- Training pay rate
Equipment and Networks
- Assist in short- and long-range planning of resource requirements
- Oversee procedures for technology-related budgeting
- Install, modify, upgrade, and repair all technological devices, both hardware and software, including contacting appropriate service contractor when applicable as well as repairing and replacing defective mechanical or electrical parts
- Observe and identify current or potential problems within technological systems
- Repair hardware and software and recommend solutions to technical problems
- Keep electronic records on equipment, including inventories and maintenance records, system usage, and repair parts
- Recommend system modifications and necessary user training to extend the life of existing systems
- Administer the district’s networks, plan for network extension, and implement and maintain an operational network
- Administer the network user population, adding, maintaining, and restricting user accounts as needed, and monitor network usage
- Administer access to the internet
- Reduce risk of exposure to offensive material, and monitor and filter access to the internet to appropriate sites
- Maintain and upgrade users’ access to the internet
- Administer district e-mail accounts
- Add or upgrade user information as necessary, monitor account usage, and maintain e-mail connection to the internet
- Identify, write, and manage technology grants (E-Rate)
- Provide leadership in the development of district policies related to the use of instructional technology, computer software, and online services
- Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
- Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
- Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
- Seek assistance should emergencies arise
- Represent the school district in a positive manner
- Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
- Perform other duties as assigned
- General knowledge of operating systems, software, hardware, and networks preferred.
Attention- A Letter from the Superintendent
Re: Stage Two Restrictions
At a special board meeting our Board agreed to follow the “Idaho Rebounds Stage 2” restrictions. Including
limiting spectators to our home games. We have been notified by our county sheriff’s office that they would not be enforcing the attendance limit. Our Board made it clear, at this meeting, that we (District/Schools) are not the enforcers of these “Stage 2” restrictions either. We will not get into a verbal or physical altercation with anyone who is not on our approved spectator list. We will post the “Stage 2” restrictions and possible consequences for anyone who enters uninvited.
Salmon River School District
Guidelines for 2020 Sports Events
The Salmon River School District (JSD 243) has put in place protective measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, JSD 243 cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending activities on the campuses of JSD 243 could increase your risk and your child’s risk of contracting COVID-19. All visitors voluntarily assume the risk that they may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending activities on JSD 243 Campuses.
- In the event that any person, including: athletes, coaches, fans or support staff is feeling ill or has a fever, it is required that the individual not attend activities at Salmon River Schools.
- Salmon River will do a simple health screening of all players and coaches, including temperature checks, before arriving at opponents’ facilities. We encourage our visitors to also screen their players and coaches before arriving at our facilities.
- We encourage all visiting teams to arrive dressed in game uniforms but locker rooms or class rooms will be available for each team.
- Student athletes will provide their own hydration source and will not share. Salmon River Schools will not provide water bottles, water tanks, and/or jugs.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided at various convenient locations for teams and fans.
- Children must be under adult supervision at all times – they will not be permitted to play in the lobby area, on the gymnasium floor or elsewhere; before, during or after games.
- Masks are permitted, but not required by the Salmon River School District.
- We encourage all fans and spectators to maintain and follow all social distancing guidelines.
- We encourage fans to bring exact change for admission to help eliminate exchange of money.
Adults/students without activity cards $6:00, HS students with activity card/Elem students $4:00, senior citizens over 55 $1.00, children under 5-free.
- We will have separate entrance and exit flow-paths for home teams/fans and visitor teams/fans which will be marked for each facility.
- Coaches and support staff will sanitize equipment and facilities on a daily basis.
Salmon River athletics will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and modify all plans and guidelines based on the State of Idaho’s Rebound plan and the IHSAA and NFHS guidelines.
**Currently (1/5/21) we are also operating under the Stage 2 guidelines, including limiting the number of spectators to 10 or less. Please see the Stage 2 Letter from Superintendent Doramus for additional information**
December 16, 2020
Due to a positive COVID-19 test by a staff member of the middle/high school and a number of boy’s and girl’s athletes who are showing cold like symptoms we have decided to suspend both the boy’s and girl’s programs until after Christmas at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. No students have tested positive at this time.
As always, if your child is not feeling well please, keep them home.
Dear parents, staff, and community members:
We received notification today that a middle/high school teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family.
There is nothing more important to district than the safety and health of our students, our staff, and their families. We are working directly with county health officials to address this situation. They have recommended we share the following with you: We received notification that one of our middle/high school teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. The Director of North Central Health Department and I discussed potential options to address this positive test. It was determined that there is minimal risk to the student’s classmates at this time. With only 1 ½ days of school before Christmas break no students or staff will be quarantined besides the teacher and their child. Rather we will continue to closely monitor the health of our students and staff and take appropriate actions as needed. You can help us by keeping your child home if they are ill. We will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures.
COVID-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. As more cases are being confirmed across the state, including in our community, we must be vigilant. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.
The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Stay at home when you are sick.
- Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between
you and other people.
- Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot social distance.
Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community members. It is important to remember that children are greatly influenced by the reactions of adults when facing difficult circumstances. I encourage everyone to remain calm and to be empathic and respectful to those affected.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of district.