Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools

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School Closure, Weather & Alert Information

 
Schools may be closed for weather, road conditions, or other safety issues. 
 
When severe weather or road conditions are the issue, our district’s Transportation Director 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.  
 
The safety of our students and staff is most important in our decision-making process. For more information regarding wind chill and air quality 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.  
 
 

TEXT, EMAIL & PHONE VIA BLACKBOARD EAS

Blackboard is our new emergency notification system (EAS) that will notify you via text, phone, or email message in the event of an emergency. The best way to ensure you receive all relevant notifications and alerts regarding school closures, safety issues, and other emergencies, is update your information in Blackboard.
At the beginning of the year, new and returning parents/guardians received Blackboard account authentication and access information, including a user-ID and password. Contact us at 208-664-8241 ext 1073 or email info@cdaschools.org if you did not receive the email, or need help accessing your account.

DISTRICT WEBSITE

Closures, critical updates, and other district-wide notifications will be posted on the district website (bookmark www.cdaschools.org) as available. The information will appear on the homepage of the website.

DISTRICT FACEBOOK PAGE  

Facebook is an easy and efficient way to keep up-to-date on all closures and critical district events. Because of the nature of social media, Facebook 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, follow CdASchools on Facebook.

CLOSURE  HOTLINE

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.

TV / RADIO 

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 K102 will broadcast/stream school closures.
 

Outdoor Recess & Cold Weather

  • Is it too cold?

    When there are single digit temperatures (by location), outdoor recess will be canceled. Temperatures are calculated using the NWS Windchill Chart at left. Additionally, the principal at each school has the discretion to cancel outdoor recess for any weather.

    We urge parents to help all school staff ensure children are properly attired. Winter gear includes jacket, gloves, hats, scarves and often snow pants.

    Any families who need help providing winter gear for their students should contact their school counselor or a District Office's Hope of the Homefront coordinator at 664-8241.

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