Schools may be closed, or a delayed start may be announced, for weather, road conditions or other safety issues.
When severe weather or road conditions are the issue, our district will assess our neighborhoods, roadways and driving conditions before dawn, taking into account current and immediate weather forecasts. The Superintendent will use that information to decide if we close or delay school—in most cases by 5 a.m.
Once we decide to close or delay the start of school, communications will be sent to our District families and staff as soon as possible. You can expect to receive an email message or text from us if we are closed, unless there are extenuating circumstances. We only announce when we have a closure or a delayed start; we do not issue messages that we are open as scheduled.
The safety of our students and staff is most important in our decision-making process. For more information about factors affecting closure decisions, or to review wind chill or air quality guidelines with regard to school closures, see the links at left.
How to learn about a closure or delayed start
Stay connected and informed about school closures and alerts by using one or more of the resources below:
MOBILE APP — In the event of an emergency, we will push information directly to you via our new mobile app. The app will also allow you to access all things school-related in one spot, like: schedules, attendance, lunch balance, bus routes, calendars, special events and more! Download this free mobile app by searching “Coeur d’Alene Public Schools” in the App Store or Google Play store.
TEXT & EMAIL via BLACKBOARD — Blackboard is our emergency notification system that will notify you via text and email message in the event of a school closure or other emergency. The best way to ensure you receive all relevant notifications and alerts regarding school closures, safety issues and other emergencies, is to update the third phone number listed in your Skyward contact information. Take a moment to log in and review.
WEBSITE — Closures, critical updates and other district-wide notifications will be posted on the district website (bookmark www.cdaschools.org) as available. The info will be posted on the homepage and will often appear as a pop-up alert on all school websites.
FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM — Social media is an easy and efficient way to keep up on all closures and critical district events. Because of the nature of social media, users will receive more timely updates and information than parents using any of the other information methods alone. Remember that posts or alerts from other users are NOT to be considered official sources. Only posts by “CdASchools” should be considered official district information. For updates, connect with us at “CdASchools.”
PHONE — The district's closure hotline is available to those who may not have reliable internet access and is an effective way to check the status of closures. The Coeur d’Alene Public Schools Closure Hotline is 208-667-0784.
RADIO, TV — The school district will notify local TV and radio stations in the event of a school closure or delay. KREM 2, KXLY 4, KHQ 6 and radio stations KPBX Public Radio, KVNI 1080 and KXLY Radio will broadcast/stream school closures.