Gem Prep: Meridian Reopening and COVID Response
Gem Prep is deeply committed to the safety of our scholars and staff. Our mission is to protect the well-being of those we care about through appropriate planning and precautions. These measures are designed to balance the need for a consistent, rigorous education with the need for protecting the safety of Gem Prep scholars and staff.
- School will begin on August 17th for all Gem Prep students.
- Due to the current category level of Red (3), Gem Prep: Meridian will start school ONLINE on August 17th for all scholars rather than on the hybrid schedule. This decision was made with the guidance of the local health district and in alignment with the decisions made by West Ada School District and Boise School District.
- We plan to remain fully online until Sept. 8, 2020. We will re-evaluate the status as we get closer to Sept. 8, 2020.
- Online learning will follow the school calendar that has been set in place for the year. Please keep a copy for your reference. GPM 2020-2021 School Calendar Students will be required to attend daily virtual lessons with their classroom teacher. Failure to attend and complete assigned tasks will result in unexcused absences on their attendance record. More information on your scholar’s classroom schedule will be shared as it is available.
- Gem Prep will continue to communicate with parents via SchoolMint before school begins and will post ongoing communications to the website. Once school begins, Gem Prep will communicate using Class Dojo for elementary students and Remind for secondary students - instructions for connecting to these apps will be sent out at the beginning of school.
- CDC and local district health guidelines for staff and student safety will be followed.
- Our Gem Prep reopening plan will change over time as circumstances change or as additional information becomes available.
- Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
- Parent Letter - Gem Prep School Schedules for the 2020-2021 School Year
- Regular Calendar - Regular School Schedule 2020-2021
- Hybrid Calendar - Hybrid School Schedule 2020-2021
- Hybrid/Online Visualization - Gem Prep Hybrid/Online Schedule Visualization
- Regional Health District Contact Information - https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/health/healthdistricts/tabid/97/default.aspx
- Idaho.gov Coronavirus Website for Education - https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/resources-for-schools/
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html