Updates For New Horizon Center School Year 2020-21

Last Updated: 1/5/2021 3:52 PM

*NEW UPDATE FOR 1/4/2020 

ATTENTION NEW HORIZON STUDENTS! Our fully remote day will now be Fridays. Google Meet attendance is required for attendance that day. Each class will be 45 minutes long and work will be completed while in class.  The following are the times for each hour on Fridays: 

1st Hour: 10:00 am 

2nd Hour: 10:45 am

3rd Hour: 11:30 am

Again, attendance is mandatory via Google Meet.  Please visit https://sites.google.com/sd25.us/nhhs/home
to see assignments and Google Classroom codes.


Hi parents and students,

Welcome back to school! This is year is shaping up to be another year for the books. In order to maintain a simple process for students to navigate their classes this year, we've added google sites . There are links to all of the sites from the main page. Each class has a “Week at a Glance” that you will be able to access for information on that particular week's curriculum and assignments. Please let us know if you have any questions.

New Horizon High School: https://sites.google.com/sd25.us/nhhs/home

Kinport Academy: https://sites.google.com/sd25.us/kms/home

Love you all,



*NEW UPDATE FOR 8/21/2020 

 As of August 11, 2020, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District approved a Hybrid Learning Model, which can be found at (2020-21 School Start Plan). This plan follows the direction given from Southeast Idaho Public Health to ensure your safety amidst the current COVID-19 Pandemic


NHC Expectations and Guidelines 20/21 School Year

(Adherence to these guidelines is a requirement in order to attend school)

Hybrid Schedule

Group A- Last name A-K attends school in person Monday and Thursday, attends remotely Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Group B- Last name L-Z attends school in person Tuesday and Friday, attends remotely Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

*Kinport Learners have been assigned days they are not assigned alphabetically

*Turning Point learners will attend every day



Required at all times in the school building-including at lunch and in passing

Face coverings must follow New Horizon dress code policy

One cloth mask will be provided to each Learner (upon request)

Please wash your mask frequently

May be removed at quick intervals while eating or drinking in the lunchroom (no eating in the classroom)

May be removed only during outside breaks

-must remain 6 feet away from other individuals while mask is removed

-breaks and times are determined by the teacher


Physical Distancing

-Space yourself 3 feet away from other people in passing

-gathering in hallways

-Use directional arrows to pass from one classroom to another

-Seating charts are required in every classroom for contact tracing purposes

-Desks, chairs, and tables will be disinfected in between all class periods

-Physical distancing will be required in line at lunch as well as while seated

-Marks on the floor and tables will indicate appropriate spacing

-There will be no sharing of food, snacks, drinks or any personal or school supplies


Supplies Needed (Due to COVID 19 these supplies will not be provided) 



Pencil Pouch


Earbuds or Headphones

Personal Hand Sanitizer


No Lockers

Learners will be provided with a mesh bag

No other bags will be allowed into the school

Phones must remain in the mesh bag at all times while in the classroom

The bag will remain under the desks while learners are in class

Coats will be hung on the back of learner’s chair and off the floor 



Mandatory 5-day weekly attendance

-Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu are Synchronous 

Synchronous learning refers to all types of learning in which learner(s) and instructor(s) are in the same place, at the same time, in order for learning to take place. This includes in-person classes, live online meetings when the whole class or smaller groups get together.

-Fridayday is Asynchronous

Asynchronous Learning The term is most commonly applied to various forms of digital and online learning in which learners learn from instruction—such as prerecorded video lessons or learning tasks that learners complete on their own—that is not being delivered in person or in real-time.

Learners are required to login to google meet during regular class hours when not physically present in the classroom. Learners who are quarantined or sick will be required to remain current with classwork through the use of Google Classroom and continue to login to Google Meet unless excused from instruction by their physician. School norms (dress code, no vaping, profanity, etc.) must be adhered to while attending class via Google Meet.

On Wednesdays, all teachers will be available in the afternoon to meet individually with learners on google meet and via text or phone call. Instruction and classwork will be available on google classroom.



No longer Pass/No Credit. Standard NHC grading practice is Mastery-Based. 

4=A, 3=B, 2=C, 1=F


Google Classroom

Learners are responsible for using google classroom to complete assignments and access materials. 


Weekly Communication

Teachers will make a weekly plan available electronically for parents and learners to know what tasks are assigned and due each day.



Each Learner will have a Chromebook checked out to them. A lost or damaged Chromebook will be charged to the learner. Chromebook must be brought to school each day fully charged to use in class. 



Learners will need to maintain physical distancing both in-line waiting to get food and while at tables eating. Masks must be worn at all times, however, they may be removed only when eating or drinking.

Lunch for remote/online learners Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs will be available at 11:40 AM 

Friday lunch will be available at 11:40 AM. These will be grab and go meals.

On the days learners are not at school they can get lunch from their high school or from NHC. Contact that school for lunch times and how to pickup lunch.


Before School 

Breakfast will be served at regular breakfast time for all learners. Physical distancing is required as well as masks.


Visit www.SD25.us for more information about district policies and procedures. 


Idaho COVID19 Behavioral Distress Hotline- 1(888) 330-3010

Amy Prescott, Principal (prescoam@sd25.us)

Keith Ottley, Vice Principal (ottleke@sd25.us)

Tanner Saxton, Counselor (saxtonta@sd25.us)

Karen Nielson, Social Worker/Counselor (nielsoka@sd25.us)

Melissa Ely, School Secretary (elyme@sd25.us)

New Horizon High School Schedule

A Day Students

Monday & Wednesday – In Person at NHHS

Tuesday & Thursday – Login Live via Google Meet

1st Hour – 9:00AM If it is your online day, login live to 1st hour from home

2nd Hour – 11:29AM If it is your online day, login live to 2nd hour from home

3rd hour – 1:28PM If it is your online day, login live to 3rd hour from home

B Day Students

Monday & Wednesday – Login Live via Google Meet

Tuesday & Thursday – In Person at NHHS

1st Hour – 9:00AM If it is your online day, login live to 1st hour from home

2nd Hour – 11:29AM If it is your online day, login live to 2nd hour from home

3rd hour – 1:28PM If it is your online day, login live to 3rd hour from home


Friday is the same for all students A & B. Attendance online is mandatory. Each class will be 45 minutes long and work will be completed while in class. The times are:

1st Hour: 10:00 am 

2nd Hour: 10:45 am

3rd Hour: 11:30 am



Kinport Academy Schedule

All Kinport students attend four days a week, with Friday being a remote learning day.

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class period – you must remain logged in until your teacher excuses you.

Your teacher will give you the Google Classroom Codes during your registration appointment.

You can login to Google Meet via your chromebook through Google Classroom (the link to Google Meet is embedded in Google Classroom).


The PCSD 25 Help Desk is open Monday through Friday.

You can call (208) 235-3219 if you need any technical assistance.