Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


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

Message from Superintendent Cook:

  • Families and Community Members:

    Please take a moment to read this message from Superintendent Cook concerning the vandalism/hate speech this summer at Lake City High School. 

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  • Join us for a Classified Job Fair on August 22. Click image for more info.

    Online Verification Dates

    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. 

    New Students

    Find dates for new student registration dates, student registration requirements and more on our New Student page.

    High School Class Registration

    Get information about high school class registration dates and info on the homepage of your school website. Visit the LCHS, CHS or Venture now.  

    School Supply Lists *

    * Coeur d'Alene High School does not use a school supply list


    Thanks to Tools2School and other local businesses and non-profit donations, backpacks, and school supplies will again be available this year for those in need. To request supplies, contact the front office or counselor at your school sometime between August 27 and the first day of school, September 4. 

    Immunization Reminders

    Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

    Panhandle Health District offers FREE, walk-in Immunization Clinics for students at its office, 8500 N. Atlas Road, in Hayden. No appointment necessary; bring immunization record and insurance card if insured. During summer, back-to-school clinics will be held on the dates below. For more info, visit

      Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 16, 23 & 30 and Sept. 6 & 13.

    Vaccinations While You Shop

    Did you know that if you are shopping at a superstore retailer, you may be able to get your child’s vaccinations at the walk-up Pharmacy Counter with no appointment! Ages and availability vary by store — see the pharmacist for details.

    A Full Set of School Vaccinations Includes:

    • (5) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
    • (2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
    • (4) Polio
    • (3) Hepatitis B
    • (2) Varicella (Chickenpox)
    • (2) Hepatitis A
    • (1) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) – after 6th Grade
    • (1) Meningococcal – after 6th Grade

    Back to School Tip — from your school nurse

    Help your student stay hydrated! Add a WATER BOTTLE to your 2018-19 school shopping list.

    School Bus Routes

    Routes, stops and schedules for all schools are now available from our Transportation Department.

    Open House Events


    Atlas:  8/29 from 5:30-6:30pm [Meet & Greet Open House]
    Borah:  8/29 from 4-6 pm [Back-to-School Extravaganza: Meet & Greet Open House]
    Bryan: 8/29 from 4-6 pm [Meet & Greet]
    Dalton: 8/29 from 4-5:30 pm [Family Spaghetti Dinner/Meet & Greet Open House
    Fernan: 8/29 from 4-5:30pm [Meet & Greet Open House]
    Hayden Meadows: 8/29 from 4-6 pm [Meet & Greet Open House]
    Northwest Expedition: 8/29 from 4-5:30 pm [Meet & Greet Open House]
    Ramsey: 8/29 from 4-5:30 pm [Meet & Greet Open House]
    Skyway: 8/29 from 4-5:30 pm [Meet & Greet Open House]
    Sorensen: 8/29 from 4-5:30pm [Meet & Greet]
    Winton: 8/29 from 4-5:30pm [Meet & Greet]


    Canfield 6th Gr. Parents: 8/28 from 4:30-6:30 pm [Open House for Parents]
    Canfield 6th Gr. Students: 8/29 from 12 noon-2 pm [Student Orientation]
    Canfield 7 & 8 Gr. Parents: 8/29 from 4:30-6:30 pm [Open House for Parents]
    Lakes 7 & 8 Gr. Families: 8/28 from 3:30-6:30 pm [Open House & Back to School BBQ]
    Lakes 6 Gr. Families: 8/29 from 3:30-6:30 pm [Orientation, Open House & Back to School BBQ]
    Woodland 6th Gr.: 8/29 from 4:30-6:30 pm [6th Grade Orientation]
    Woodland 7 & 8 Gr.: 8/28 from 5-6:30 pm [7 & 8 Open House]


    Coeur d'Alene 9th Gr. & New Students: 8/28 from 4:30-6 pm [Freshman/New Student Orientation/BBQ]
    Coeur d'Alene ALL: 8/28 from 6-7:30 pm [Open House]
    Lake City ALL: 8/29 from 4-6:30 pm [Open House/Reception & Cake]
    Lake City 9th Gr. & New Students: 8/29 5-6pm [Orientation-Gymnasium]
    Venture ALL: 8/28 12 noon-6 pm [Open House/BBQ/Registration/Orientation]


Superintendent's Letter

  • Superintendent Steve Cook “Welcome to Coeur d'Alene Public Schools!” I have both heard that statement from many and expressed that sentiment to many in my new role as Superintendent of CdA Schools. I am very humbled, honored, and excited to be a part of this amazing school district!

    Let my first act as the Superintendent of CdA Schools be officially welcoming you and your student to our district. We aim to provide an amazing, fulfilling, and relevant education for your student – one that prepares your student for whatever path they choose, and one that does so on a level that makes them highly competitive in a world-wide job market! At CdA Schools, we value challenging and enriching educational experiences, one that every student feels true ownership of, and one where every family feels proud of their student’s success.

    I am committed to three things: A deep and intentional focus on a coherent learning experience for all students; high expectations for all; and to educating the whole child to prepare them to participate and lead in a society that has enormous expectations waiting for our students. Whether your student seeks to one day be challenged in career and technical education, advanced placement coursework, or both – please look to take advantage of all that we can provide to meet your student’s needs and expectations. 

    As we continue to build upon this learning community, please partner with us to support all of our students as we endeavor to provide every child with opportunities to enrich their learning and create life-changing impact. By working together, we can create a world full of opportunities for our kids. 

    I have much to learn about the Coeur d'Alene Community and I am excited to have started that process, so feel welcomed to help me with that journey by reaching out!  Please do not hesitate to contact me here at the school district office!


    With much gratitude,

    Dr. Steven Cook

    Superintendent of Schools



  • Jennifer Brumley named Trustee for Zone 4

    Jennifer Brumley

    The Board of Trustees for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools voted Tuesday to appoint Jennifer Brumley to fill the vacancy for the Zone 4 seat on the school board.

    Brumley will serve the balance of the term of Dave Eubanks, who stepped down from the board in July. She was one of three applicants for the position interviewed by the Trustees during a special board meeting Tuesday evening.

    “All three were very strong candidates for this position,” Board Chairman Casey Morrisroe said. “Jennifer Brumley demonstrated a keen understanding of the role of Trustees and broad knowledge of our community and school system. She will serve our families, students and school staff well.”

    Brumley said her top three objectives as Trustee will be to develop and adopt a 10-year plan for land acquisition to build another elementary school as well as new middle and high schools; to plan and implement bonds to have the funding necessary to build schools and develop the needed infrastructure for those schools over the next 10 years; and to develop a strategy to increase test scores on the state assessments and the SAT.

    “I believe in serving the community that has served me so well,” Brumley said. “I want to give back to a school district that has enhanced my life and is an integral part and foundation of my children’s education.”

    Brumley is a family law attorney and partner with Amendola Doty & Brumley, PLLC. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and a teaching certificate in speech and journalism. She earned her law degree in 1998 from the University of Idaho School of Law.

    She serves on the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy board of directors and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra board, and is president-elect of Coeur d’Alene Sunrise Rotary. Brumley also has served on the Long Range Planning Committee for the Coeur d’Alene School Board.

    Brumley’s father was a school administrator and her mother was a health teacher in the Coeur d’Alene district. She graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1992. She is married and has two children enrolled in the district. 

    #CdaReads Summer K-3 Literacy Program

    June 18 - August 8 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10 AM – 12 Noon - Location varies

    These are free events for any K-3 student in our district

    This community-wide reading celebration supports the elements of good reading instruction throughout the summer months. As simple as it sounds, reading books can reverse the summer slide in literacy skills. Our K-3rd-grade readers are invited to 2 hours of summer excitement and adventure every Monday and Wednesday with #CdAReads! Kids will enjoy music, games, and fun with friends and reading mentors. Each kid will receive a free #CdAReads t-shirt, and receive THREE free books and lunch at each visit.

    Read more about this program — 


    Free Summer Meals for Kids

    June 13th through August 17th 

    Any child age 1 through 18 can eat breakfast and lunch for free Monday through Friday between June 13 and August 17 at one of the four schools below. Breakfast will be served from 8 am - 9 am and lunch from 11 am - 12:30 pm. Adults can eat, too, for just $2.50 at breakfast and $3.75 at lunch.

    • Borah Elementary, 632 E. Borah Ave., CdA
    • Ramsey Magnet School of Science, 1351 W. Kathleen, CdA
    • Northwest Expedition Academy (NExA), 9650 N. Government Way, Hayden
    • Lakes Middle School, 930 N. 15th Street, CdA

    Read more about the Free Summer Meals program — 


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