Schools may be closed because of weather, road conditions, or other safety issues. When severe weather or road conditions are the issue, our district will access neighborhoods, roadways and driving conditions before dawn, taking into account current and immediate weather forecasts. The Superintendent will use that information to make a decision to close or delay the start time for school - in most cases by 5 AM. The safety of our students and staff is the most important consideration in our decision-making process.
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:
TEXT & EMAIL
- Our emergency notification system will notify you by text and/or email message about a school closure or emergency. The best way to ensure you receive notifications and alerts regarding safety issues is to make sure a current cell phone number is listed in your Skyward Family Access account settings. Take a moment to log in and review: skywards.cdaschools.org/
MOBILE APP - In the event of an emergency, we may push information directly to you via our mobile app. Look for updates under “Notifications.” Download this free mobile app by searching “Coeur d’Alene Public Schools” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- 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 pop-up alerts on school websites.
FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM - Social media is an easy and efficient way to keep up on closures and critical 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 stations in the event of a school closure or delay. KREM 2, KXLY 4, KHQ 6 and other news outlets will broadcast or post school closure/updates.