Fernan Contacts/Hours

"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
- George Halas
Mission Statement:
Fernan Elementary, as a purposeful community, is dedicated to educating all students to their maximum potential while emphasizing social responsibility in a positive climate.

PrincipalBill Rutherford

Office Manager: Michelle Olson

Office Assistant:

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

School Hours:
Mon: 9:55 am - 3:30 pm
Tues - Fri: 8:55 am-3:30 pm

Phone: 208-664-2659

Fax: 208-769-2923

Fernan News



  • Successful elementary students usually display respect for themselves, adults, peers and equipment. It is important that the child is nice to others and refrains from being mean. Also, successful students respect their teacher and pay attention to what the teacher is saying and asking them to do.


  • Good elementary students are well-behaved and follow directions. These students obey all the school rules and the school's character traits or guidelines. They are not a distraction in class for themselves, others or the teacher.


Desire to Learn

  • Successful young students have a desire to learn. They take an interest in their own learning and explore topics on their own. During a lesson, students who have a desire to learn are paying attention and are actively engaged in the lesson. Also, these students often ask and answer questions. Sometimes students who liked a lesson will seek out more information pertaining to the topic during her own free time by looking for books or asking other adults about the topic.



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+ Nondiscrimination Notice

The Coeur d’Alene School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in any educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance or in employment practices. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquiries regarding compliance with this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the Director of Special Services or Director of Human Resources at the District Administrative Center, 1400 N. Northwood Center Ct., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814-2472, (208) 664-8241.