Borah Elementary

Borah Lions ROAR!

We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

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2018-2019 Bell Schedule

  • Welcome!

    **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 - Soft Start - All Students may go to library or classrooms

    9:00 - Tardy Bell

    3:30 - Dismissal

Borah Tip Line

  • You can report any threats you see or hear using our TIP LIne.

    Report a threat easily, quickly, and anonymously using our new TIP LINE —

PTO Meetings

  • PTO meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month in the Library. We hope you choose to join us this year! Thank you PTO for all you do for Borah!
     
     

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!


    A Message from the Principal 

    Find out what's happening this month with a message from our principal, Kristina Davenport, and share in our excitement for the upcoming school year!

    Click HERE to open our monthly newsletter in a new window.


    Drop-Off & Pick-Up Information - NEW 2018-2019

    This is a friendly reminder about our drop-off and pick-up times and 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 Thursday, and 9:45 to 9:55 on Mondays. Curb-side drop-off is through the south gate along McFarland St; students can go directly to their classrooms or library at this time. Students should arrive in their classrooms before the tardy bell rings at 9:00 (10:00 on Mondays), to begin their wonderful day of learning on-time.

    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.


    2018-2019 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!


    Cross Country Information

    The Borah Cross Country team (Grades 2 - 5th) begins practice on Monday, September 10! Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:30-4:15. Please see Mrs. Nixon for more information!

    Meet Schedule:

    September 19 - Dual Meet @ Bryan Elementary

    September 26 - Borah Home Meet @ Borah

    October 4 - District Meet @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds


    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 2018-19 school year will begin August 1.  

    Visit the School PLUS page for more details and registration information.


    It's Here! 2018-19 Parent Calendar

    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.

    2018 - 2019 Parent Calendar


    Find your safest routes to get to school!

    Safe Routes to School Brochure

Important Information

  • Nighttime Residency Notification

    Parents,

    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 jcurb@cdaschools.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 another family due to economic conditions.
    • We are living in a motel/hotel because another 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.

     

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  • 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 Children208-769-1406

    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.

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