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CHS Graduation Information and FAQs

  • CHS Graduation will be LIVE STREAMED on FACEBOOK and BROADCASTED ON 106.9. FM

    CHS Graduation is Live Streamed: Facebook LIVE STREAM LINK 

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    Please see the map below for how to enter the fairgrounds with your graduate for our CHS graduation.

    Graduation Map Directions

     Graduation Q and A:
    Coeur d’ Alene  High School submitted a plan that was approved by the Health District, Our Board of Trustees and in accordance with the Governor’s orders to have a Drive-in graduation.  The following responses are in accordance with the approved plan and aligned with our Governor’s orders.
    Will my senior have their picture taken at graduation?
    YES! After they walk across the stage, a professional photographer has been hired to capture the special moment. Please stay in your car, we have it covered. 
    Can we bring people in the back of a pick-up truck in sun chairs?
    No. Guests must be inside a vehicle to enter the event.   If you are inside a vehicle it will not be considered part of the gathering.  We must watch numbers of people outside and ensure they do not exceed 50.  Any person outside is considered a part of the gathering. We have cut the numbers of dignitaries and staff to ensure we stay under the number of 50.
    Can we bring two cars?  So sorry, but no. This has to do with safety, the number of cars and the room available.  See previous emails sent to seniors and parents that address “The Why”.
    Can I bring a convertible with the top down?  This would be considered part of the outdoor gathering so, no.  Guests must remain in their vehicle.
    Can I run up to the stage to take pictures?    No. Please do not.  We will have a photographer at the stage to capture your student receiving their diploma.  Picture ordering information is contained in this message. We ask that you stay in your cars. You will receive a thumb drive with a recording of the entire ceremony.
    Can we reschedule for a later date when large gatherings are allowed?   We have seniors who would not be able to attend if we did. Graduation often takes 6-9 months to plan. To have moved the date would have taken board approval and many families would have been impacted by the change. Region 1 High Schools went in together to rent the video walls and sound equipment for June 3, 4, 5 and 6 only.
    Why can the seniors gather at Silverwood but not on the football field?  The Silverwood party put on by the Parents of the Class of 2020 is not a School District event. The parent group   postponed their event so it takes place in a different phase of Governor Little’s Rebound Idaho.  Silverwood, as a business, is under different restrictions than Idaho Public Schools.
    Will the parking lot be treated to reduce dust at the fairgrounds?   The fairgrounds will not be sprayed to reduce dust.
    Do graduates really have to wear dress shoes? Please wear comfortable shoes. Seniors will be walking through a large grassy field.
    Will all Board Members be present?   Two will be onstage. The others will be viewing from the parking lot or live streaming from home. To reduce the gathering numbers, we have reduced the board members and dignitaries on stage by quite a bit.
    Is the ceremony pre-recorded like a drive-in movie? No. You are driving in to an event. We have pre-recorded some aspects of the ceremony but speeches are LIVE, names will be read LIVE, the National Anthem will be LIVE as well as the Alma Mater. For safety reasons, we ask that you remain parked until you are released by fairground attendants at the conclusion of the ceremony. 
    Will there bathrooms available?  Yes. There will be a few portable restrooms commonly known as porta-potties available on site.
    How will my student receive their diploma?   An usher will come by your car to excuse the seniors. They will wait in line socially distanced. After their row is excused and their name is announced, they will walk across the stage in cap and gown and will receive their diploma cover by our Board Chair and Board vice Chair.   Board members will use gloves and will be socially distanced from the student.  Diplomas certificates with graduate’s names will be available on Monday, June 22 at CHS for pick up


We are so proud of our Seniors! Vikings 2020!

Senior 2020 Memory Boards

A message to our seniors from Governor Brad Little

New Student Registration Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Our boundaries have recently changed, please refer to the website to verify your address in the attendance zone finder.

    If you live in the Coeur d'Alene High School Zone, please email Lori at to start the registration process. Please email your name, address, student name and grade and let us know if you have the ability to download and scan documents or if we need to mail them to you.

    Please note that in order to register your student, we will need the following information:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Immunization Record
    • Proof of Residency (Utility bill or lease)
    • Copy of Parent / Guardian Driver's License
    • Transcript (if student has already attended high school)
    • Copy of IEP or 504 if applicable.

    After we have all the required documentation, we will register your student and make an appointment to meet with a CHS counselor to request classes for next year.

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  • Parents Please Help Us Verify...

    In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 4, 2019? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 10061 or for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

    • We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic condition.
    • We are living in a motel/hotel because other housing is unattainable.
    • We are living in a domestic violence shelter.
    • We are living in transitional housing.
    • We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.
    • We are living in a car, trailer or campground.
    • We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.
    • I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.

    In Need of School Supplies?

    **FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES**  Thanks to donations from local businesses and our Home on the Homefront team, backpacks, and school supplies are available this year for those in need. To request supplies, contact the CHS front office sometime between August 27 and the first day of school, September 4. Questions? Call the district office at 208-664-8241 or email

    CHS Coeur Closet

    Read About Our Amazing Coeur Closet! Thanks, Paula and Polly for all you do for our students

    Fall Sports Begin in Early August

    Be sure to register your student-athlete at and turn all required paperwork into the Activities Office no later than June 18th! Please see attached CHS Activities Parent Information sheet for details.



  • QPR stands for questions, persuade, refer and is the CPR of suicide prevention. FREE SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING:

    We invite our families, staff, students and community members to join us for free QPR suicide prevention training. New training dates will be posted as available. No training dates scheduled at this time.



    Here is a handout with helpful information about the grief process. 

    Are you or someone you know in immediate crisis?

    Learn the warning signs, here:

    CALL 800-273-TALK (8255), the National Suicide Prevention Hotline OR CALL 208-398-4357, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline OR TEXT the Crisis Text Line, a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. TEXT 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

    CALL THE Idaho Mental Health Services Crisis Line for Children: 208-769-1406

    YOU ALSO CAN CALL the Northern Idaho Crisis Center at 208-625-4884. The Crisis Center helps people 18 and older who are having a mental health crisis. The Crisis Center is a joint project between the Panhandle Health District, Kootenai Health and Heritage Health. The center is free, safe, private, and voluntary.

  • Welcome to Coeur d’Alene High School!

    This is a school that embraces innovation while also honoring and celebrating the tradition of excellence that has long defined what it means to be a Viking.

    Everything we do at Coeur d’Alene High is centered around what is best for our students and preparing each student for career and college success. As a school, we want to create partnerships with students, parents and our community that will allow Coeur d'Alene High to be the best possible place for students to learn.

    As a CHS graduate, I’m honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing staff, and I’m excited to get to know the students as we work together for their future success!


    Libbi Barrett, Principal

    Once A Viking, Always A Viking!

    About Coeur d’Alene High School

    Coeur d'Alene High School continues to create a positive, caring and safe learning community that establishes a sense of ownership shared by all stakeholders.  We value and hold ourselves accountable for positive and enthusiastic behaviors and attitudes each day.

    Our administrative team is here to serve you this year. Libbi Barrett, Principal and Bill White Assistant Principal and Mike Randles Activities Director/Assistant Principal.

    The ultimate goal at Coeur d'Alene High School is to provide the highest quality education to our students.  We will aim for learners to reach their full potential academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Instruction will be purposeful; it will differentiate to meet the needs of all students; regular feedback will be given to all participants.

    The single most important priority of Coeur d'Alene High School is our students. The school community works cooperatively together for the greater good of everyone involved.

    Even though it is still summer, we are excited to get the year started.  We have already begun discussing our goals for the upcoming school year. Two of the goals we are adamant about are:

    1. Relationships.  We are committed to building strong Viking relationships with our students, families, and our community.
    2. Communication.  Our team believes open communication is vital to having healthy relationships.  We welcome you to contact us at any time to discuss your needs and/or concerns. In addition, we will be sending out brief emails on a regular basis to let you know of upcoming events and to recognize groups and individuals.

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School Contacts

  • Main Office: 208-667-4507 

    Activities: 208-667-4500 

    Attendance: 208-765-6409 

    Counseling: 208-667-4509 

    Kitchen Svs: 208-763-0854

    Main Fax: 208-664-5785 

    Registrar: 208-769-0704 

    Registrar Fax: 208-664-9110 

    Drama Tickets: 208-769-2999

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