Schools may be closed 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 cancel school—in most cases by 5 a.m.
Once we decide to close school, internal and external communications will be sent as soon as possible. You can expect to receive a message or text from us if we are closed — but not if we are open —unless there are extenuating circumstances.
The safety of our students and staff is most important in our decision-making process. For more information about factors affecting snow closure decisions, or to review wind chill or air quality guidelines with regard to school closures, see the links at left.
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.