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!
The dates have been set for the 2018-19 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.
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 5, 2017? 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. 1061or email@example.com for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.
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.
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.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Spring! It seems the spring weather has finally arrived. Everyone seems pretty happy to see the sunshine. Thank you for reviewing the school dress code policy with your children. We are happy to report that our spring academic achievement testing is in full swing. The students and teachers are working diligently to complete these. Continuing to encourage enough sleep and a healthy diet is appreciated and will go a long way toward helping our students to focus during these tests. Just a heads up that during the day on 5/18, there will be a memorial service for a veteran at the church directly south of us, Mountain Lake Bible Church. Therefore, there will be a 21-gun salute; the church has notified us as well as the local law enforcement to ensure we communicate with our students, families, and staff so nobody is alarmed. They have also requested that any parents or guardians who utilize their parking lot after school pick up their children, please park on the west side of the lot and leave the closer spots for their elderly patrons. The PTO meeting for May has been cancelled. Please reach out to them if you have any questions. We hope you have a marvelous May!