Thank you to our amazing community for supporting our students and families!
Hope on the Homefront is here to support your children. The District 271 McKinney-Vento Homeless Program works to remove the barriers to education which students in precarious housing often face. This webpage is available to provide information for educators, parents and students and assist in finding the help they need.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 states (paraphrased for understanding):Students who are living in emergency, temporary and/or transitional housing situations have the right to the same public education (including preschool) that other children are provided.State agencies are required to make it easier for students living in unstable housing situations to enroll in and benefit from school.A student cannot be denied enrollment in school simply because he/she is living in emergency, temporary and/or transitional housing situations.Students who are precariously housed will be given the same educational materials and services that other students receive.Click HERE for more information!
The Coeur d'Alene Public Schools and Second Harvest began a partnership in 2010.
The Coeur d'Alene Backpack Program is a local division of the national Backpack Program created through Feeding America, and Second Harvest supplies food to the nearly 300 students in the Coeur d'Alene school district who benefit from the program. Humphreys said it is typically given to low-income students on Thursday or Friday each week to make sure they get plenty to eat over the weekend.
Another partnership is our School Food Pantries. These pantries are open to the public although students and their families are the target. Parents can pick their children up after school and at the same time pick up food items.
Learn more about Second Harvert, here: www.2-harvest.org
School Food Pantries:
Coeur d'Alene Assembly Church
Across from Borah Elementary
2200 N 7th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Open on Thursdays from 2:30-4 pm
Coeur d’Alene High School
5530 N. 4th Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Open on the third and fourth Fridays of each month
Boys & Girls Club
A partnership between the Coeur d'Alene School District and Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County has resulted in a clubhouse on the grounds of Lakes Magnet Middle School, right in an area of a growing need. Boys & Girls Club provides significant services and support for children in our community, and their goal is to provide services and programs to kids where they live - to have neighborhood-based facilities where kids can learn, grow and dream. The partnership is a win for all involved — but especially a win for the children of our community.
The program serves students at Lakes Magnet Middle School, Sorensen, Borah, Bryan, Fernan, Winton, and across the district.
Learn more about programs and activities offered by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County at www.northidahobgc.org or by calling (208) 457-9089.
Coeur d'Alene Public Schools has a partnership with Safe Passage (violence prevention center) to provide Healthy Relationships presentations as part of our Health classes (7th and 10th). We also partner with Safe Passage to implement Green Dot (bystander intervantion approach to reduce violence) in our high schools.
Click HERE for more info.
Safe Routes to Schools
Safe Routes to School is a national program sustained by parents, schools, community members and local, state and federal governments that make efforts to improve the health of kids by encouraging students K-8 to walk and bike to school. Projects include improved crossings, sidewalks, etc. as well as education and encouragement programs.
Coeur d'Alene Public Schools has sucessfully worked with Safe Routes to Schools since 2007 to better walkways and bike paths for students. Program partnerships formed and strengthened include the city, police department, Idaho Department of Transportation, the Coeur d’Alene Pedestrian/Bicycle committee, Panhandle Health District 1, as well as volunteers from each school, the Chamber of Commerce and the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation.
More info can be found here: www.saferoutesinfo.org.