Welcome to Borah!
Welcome to Borah, where every story matters!
Borah Elementary School is located off of 4th Street in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! Our school serves over 350 students Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Borah Lions ROAR!
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2019-20 District Handbook
The District Handbook for parents and students is now available! Click HERE to open the district handbook in a new window.
NEW Drop-Off & Pick-Up Information!
This is a friendly reminder about our NEW drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Students who are eating breakfast are welcome in at 8:30 on Tuesday through Friday, and 9:30 on Mondays (late start). Students here for breakfast should enter through the front doors by the main office and proceed directly to the cafeteria. All other students should be dropped off between 8:45 and 8:55 on Tuesday through Friday, and 9:45 to 9:55 on Mondays. Curb-side drop-off is through the south gates along McFarland St; kindergarten and first grade students will go directly to their classrooms through doors from the playground. 2nd through 5th graders will be on the intermediate playground (basketball courts to the field). Students will enter together as a class at 8:55 (9:55 on Mondays) and the tardy bell rings at 9:00 (10:00 on Mondays).
Pick-up of all kindergarten and first grade students is directly outside each classroom door at 3:30. Students may not leave unaccompanied. Older siblings may walk across the playground to arrive at the classroom doors to pick up K-1 students. All second through fifth grade students will exit through the south gate (McFarland St.) at 3:30. Thank you for helping us keep our students supervised and safe.
2019-20 Borah School Meals
Your children may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches and breakfasts. Families that have previously qualified will need to reapply each year. Download the application or get more information on the School Nutrition Services department webpage.
For families sending money with students to pay for lunch, please make checks payable to Borah Food Services. Thank you!
School Plus @ Borah
School PLUS is a reliable, quality, licensed before and after school childcare program offered in our school and schools across our district. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin August 1.
Visit the School PLUS page for more details and registration information.
The 2019-2020 Parent Calendar is here!
The dates have been set for the 2019-2020 school year. Download a calendar to see the dates for the first and last days or school, winter and summer breaks, parent-teacher conferences and more! When planning vacation dates for nexct year, please remember that each and every day counts. The days before and after a holiday or long weekend are important, too.
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Nighttime Residency Notification
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, 2018? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Suicide Prevention Resources for Families:
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 Panhandle Health District, Kootenai Health and Heritage Health. The center is free, safe, private, and voluntary.
Guidance for Families:
If your student exhibits any of the warning signs, don’t be afraid to ask if they have thought about suicide or if someone is hurting them. Raising the issue of suicide does not increase the risk or plant the idea. On the contrary, it creates the opportunity to offer help.
Ask your child if they think any of their friends or classmates exhibit warning signs. Talk with them about how to seek help for their friend or classmate. Guide them on how to respond when they see or hear any of the warning signs.
Listen to your children’s comments without judgment. Doing so requires that you fully concentrate, understand, respond, and then remember what is being said. Put your own agenda aside.
Get help from a school-employed or community-based mental health professional if you are concerned for your child’s safety or the safety of one of their peers.
This can be a difficult time for many students, especially for those who are already at risk of suicide and harmful behaviors. Talk to your child early and often. Learn the warning signs, here: jasonfoundation.com/youth-suicide/warning-signs.
2019-2020 Bell Schedule
**Monday is late start. Doors open for breakfast at 9:30, soft start 9:45, and tardy bell at 10. Dismissal remains at 3:30.**
8:30 - Doors open for BREAKFAST ONLY
8:45 - Community Building Soft Start - All Students 2-5th go to the intermediate playground, K-1 go directly to classrooms
9:00 - Tardy Bell
3:30 - Dismissal