Borah Elementary

Borah Lions ROAR!

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

Upcoming Events

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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!
    The first PTO meeting for the 2018-2019 school year will be Tuesday, September 4th in the Library! See you there!


  • Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

    First Day of School

    The 2018-19 School Year starts on Tuesday, September 4. Our school will reopen on August 16. 

    NEW Student Registration

    New student registration is Thursday, August 16 from 12 pm to 6 pm.

    Online Verification

    This summer, between July 16 through August 24, parents of returning student are strongly encouraged to complete the online verification process. This process reduces paperwork and provides teachers with the most current contact information available for your student and helps school administrators plan classroom assignments for the upcoming school year.

    Instructions are available. Please note the verification link will not appear in Skyward until July 15. If you need assistance, email Dawn Cordes at

    Open House Event

    Join us for our Back-to-School Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 29 from 4 pm - 6 pm

     2018-19 Supply Lists & Calendar

    Download our School Supply Lists  l   Download the 2018-19 Parent Calendar

    Free & Reduced Meals for 2018-19

    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.

    School PLUS Childcare Program at 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.


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!

    Summer is here!

    Check out what's happening at Borah!

    • Coeur d'Alene Summer Meals, June 13 - August 17
      • Meals Served Monday through Friday
        • Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am
        • Lunch 11:00am-12:30pm

    More information can be found on the Coeur d'Alene School District Nutrition Services Page. Click this link to open more information in a new window. 

    • CdA Reads - Keeping kids in books all summer! 
      • Rotating School Sites - 
      • Weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm
        • BORAH hosts CdA Reads on June 20th! We'll see you there!

    More information can be found on the Coeur d'Alene School District Summer Literacy Program Page. Click this link to open more information in a new window.

    CDA Reads Summer Program

    Keep your kids in books, all summer long!

    CdA Reads Image - What are you reading this summer?

    Open more information in a new window.

    2018-2019 School Supply List

    Click to view the supply list in a new window.

    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

    Spring is here! Find your safest routes to get to school!

    Safe Routes to School Brochure

Important Information

  • 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 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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  • New Parent Calendar

    Download 2017-18 School Year Parent Calendar (PDF)

    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:

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