Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


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General Info:

  • Join our Winter Attendance Challenge campaign!

    Attendance Matters!

    With the winter holidays nearing quickly, we want to stress the importance of sending your student to school every day possible.

    Every year in our schools absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holidays as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It has been proven that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is true for all students — kindergarten through high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

    Last year alone, for the five school days just before winter break NINE of our district's 16 schools had an absence rate of over 5% every single day —a few as high as 10 and 11%.

    We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families out of town, but keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back.

    Winter Attendance Challenge 

    As a fun incentive, we challenge our students (and their families) to make attendance in December and January a priority!

    We will be giving away incentive gifts across the district, randomly drawn at each school from the rolls of students who have perfect attendance (with no tardies!) for the week before [Dec 11-15] and after [Jan 2-5] Winter Break. Gifts vary by school:

    • Elementary Schools: One lucky (1) student at each elementary school will win an iPad
    • Middle Schools: Four (4) lucky students will win a $25 gift card [Domino's Pizza, Dutch Bros or Regal Cinemas]
    • High Schools: Four (4) lucky students will win a $25 gift card [Taco Bell, Subway or Dutch Bros]

    Help us convey the message that attendance matters this winter and the rest of the 2017-18 school year!


     READYROSIE is a FREE dynamic resource for parents & mentors!

    Do you have a child age 0 to 3rd grade? If so, you need Ready Rosie! ReadyRosie offers quick and easy weekly literacy and numeracy activities to do with your child modeled on video in English or Spanish. Once you sign up FOR THIS free SERVICE, ReadyRosie will send you three messages a week, including tips and videos, modeling games and conversations that will help your child be successful in school.  Learn more now!

    Below: Katie Semko, kindergarten teacher at Skyway Elementary, explains the benefits of this resource.

    Sign up for Emergency Texty Alerts now! Stay Connected:

    ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR TEXT ALERTS? If you have a student enrolled in one of our schools, take a moment over the summer to ensure you have opted-in for emergency text alerts from our district [To receive you must have "opted-in sometime in the last 10 months]. Currently, these alerts are used during the school year to notify you quickly in the event of any emergency or time-sensitive situation. TO OPT-IN: Email your cell number to or call 208-664-8241 x1073.

    ARE YOU A COMMUNITY MEMBER, LOCAL BUSINESS OR SCHOOL PARTNER? Now you can sign up for text alert as well! Sign up to opt-in to receive "community alerts" for snow day messages, updates on issues that may affect traffic or safety in your neighborhood. Sign up now by school.


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In the News:

  • New School Pushed Kids Outside to Learn

    Bill Rutherford’s life experiences make him the perfect candidate to launch an innovative school... [Click title to read more]

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  • There's No Place Like Sorensen

    A tornado of talent has touched down at Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities. Since the beginning of the school year, the entire student body... [Click title to read more]

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  • Right Back Where They Started

    Time, money and a lack of land available for purchase are pushing Coeur d’Alene school officials to take a harder look at the Hayden Lake Elementary site for a new building. [Click title for more]

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  • North Idaho School Adds Chickens

    October 30, 2017: The students in a North Idaho classroom will not be cooped up this winter. Northwest Expedition Academy elementary school in Hayden, Idaho received 12 chickens ... [Click title for more]

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  • A Colorful Lesson in French

    October 26, 2017: Ashley Linford filled in little pictures with her crayons, making sure the one labeled "jaune" was yellow and "vert" was green. “It’s good,” she said with a shy smile. "I’m learning the colors in French." [Click title for more]

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  • CHS Students Take a Stand Against Bullying

    October 25, 2017: “Stand up for what’s right for the school and we’re trying to get rid of what bullying is,” Parker Drechsel said. Drechsel was one of several Coeur d’Alene High School students that approached Principal Troy Schuller ... [Click title for more]

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  • School APProval: Giving Parents Tools to Keep...

    October 19, 2017: After a series of threats at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene, the school district is giving parents the tools necessary to keep up with their kids social media use. [Click title for more]

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  • More Students Triggers Levies in Schools Districts

    Septrember 9, 2017: Student attendance is on the rise at Kootenai County’s three largest school districts and emergency levy funding was approved Friday in two districts to accommodate that growth. [Click title for more]

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  • Language Lift for Little Ones

    August 30, 2017: The school is the fifth location in the state, and the first in North Idaho, to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. [Click title for more]

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  • A Deeper Dive into the Go-On Rates

    August 31, 2017: The Coeur d’Alene School District had one of the state’s highest college “go-on” rates in 2016. But Trina Caudle already has her eyes on the next round of numbers. She hopes the district’s new college and career counselors will ... [Click title for more]

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  • When Life Gives You Lemons...

    September 1, 2017: She’s just 6 years old, but Amiah Van Hill is on a campaign to sweeten up a sour situation, and it’s working. [Click title for more]

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  • Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is committed to making our websites accessible to all members of the community, including those with disabilities. We encourage you to share your experiences regarding the accessibility of our websites.

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