Welcome to Borah Elementary School in
beautiful Coeur d'Alene!
I take great pride and joy in welcoming you to the 2016-17 school year. It is exciting to be part of a community of great students, parents, and teachers at Borah Elementary!
Borah Elementary prides itself in being a “Community of Learners” where our students, parents, and staff look for opportunities to be learners in our daily lives. We are committed to high academic expectations, mutual respect, and social responsibility.
The staff at Borah has high expectations for all of our students. We have even higher expectations for ourselves. This year we will continue to dedicate our focus on improving student learning for all of our students. We will continue to work hard as our staff collaborates to discuss the strategies that they will implement in their classrooms to meet the needs of our students. We will improve student learning through improved instruction of aligned curriculum which is guided by data collection and assessment. We have intervention plans in place for students who struggle in certain areas as well as being committed to finding each student’s skill level and taking them forward in their learning.
Please read the Borah Elementary Handbook of Rules and Expectations and review with your child. We hope that this will assist in explaining our program and answer questions you may have about our procedures.
Your child’s learning is too important for us not to be concerned with their behavior. Our program is a strong, proactive/positive approach to discipline that emphasizes care and nurturing for all students founded on the principles of defining expectations, positive interactions, modeling, and a high degree of staff involvement.
As the site administrator, I believe that in order to be successful, we need to partner with you, the families of our students. We need your support as we ask students to practice reading, writing, and mathematics at home. Throughout the year, I will continue to meet and talk with many of you, as well as to learn about your children and family.
Please provide the school with current home and work telephone numbers so that we may reach you when necessary. If there is anything I can do to help or provide answers to questions you may have, please let me know.
We appreciate your continued support. We invite you to visit Borah to be a part of our programs and activities, and to become a part of our “Community of Learners”. Thank you for sharing your children with us. They are the reason that we are here.
Rick Kline, Principal