Last Updated: 1/5/2021 4:44 PM


Dear GAP families,

As you may know, beginning November 16, the Post Falls School District will hold classes face-to-face 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday with Friday as a remote learning day.  As such, this changes the operations for GAP. If your child requires care 4 days a week, that is now available.

While school is out on Friday, GAP will be open at West Ridge and Treaty Rock Elementary. This will be limited to 50 students at each site to allow for social distancing. All other protocols listed below will be in place. If you need Friday GAP childcare, a sign up sheet and information can be found further down the page on this website.

A new pricing sheet is available on the right-hand side of the GAP website. You can continue with your current schedule (and pricing), but if you require a change such as moving to 4 days per week, please notify the staff at your GAP site. If you have pricing questions, please contact the GAP office at 208-773-5010 or email or

Below is a general guide for operations within GAP during this new orange level of operation.



James Shepard

GAP Director



Level of Operation: Beginning Monday, November 16th, the Post Falls School District will hold classes face-to-face 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday with Friday as a remote learning day.  The Board of Trustees approved a pilot of the district’s new operational plan at the board meeting November 9th.  The plan will be reviewed at the board meeting on December 14. PFSD leadership has rewritten a draft operational plan to reflect new “orange” and “red” levels of operation.   Late start Mondays are suspended for the rest of the school year regardless of the color of operation, and facemasks are strongly recommended.  To view a draft of the new operational plan click here.


  • Children attend GAP at normal times.

  • Masks are strongly recommended. 

  • Scheduled cleaning in the GAP classrooms during the school day at appropriate times.

  • Handwashing integrated throughout the day.

  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the school building and within the GAP classrooms. 

  • Social distancing will be implemented when possible and reasonable.

  • Limited use of shared supplies. 

  • GAP will coordinate with other local agencies such as Panhandle Health and other state authorities overseeing childcare facilities.

  • Parents will monitor their students' health, ensuring students stay home if they are sick or showing symptoms. 

Friday GAP sign up for students that attend West Ridge, Seltice or Mullan Trail.

Friday GAP sign up for students that attend Ponderosa, Prairie View, Greensferry or Treaty Rock.


GAP is now taking online payments! 

If you have already established a Skyward Family Access password, making payments to your GAP student’s account is fast, easy, and convenient.

Payments are due by the 10th of each month.  You can access the online payment system conveniently via computer, or mobile device at

This real time payment option makes paying for your student’s GAP account worry free, and the auto replenish option allows for recurring payments that save you time.  

If you have any problems with your password or further questions, please contact your student’s school secretary.

The GAP Program
P.O. Box 40
Post Falls, ID 83877
James Shepard



Free Breakfast and Lunch

We are excited to announce effective immediately, all students will be offered free breakfast and lunch through the end of December or until USDA funds are fully exhausted.

School meals can help your family make the transition back to school a little bit easier, and our staff are eager and prepared to offer daily nutritious meals.

Additionally, on remote learning days, we will be offering free Grab and Go meals.  Please click on the button below for information on locations and times.  You can also use the link to preorder your child’s Grab and Go meal.

Please take full advantage of this free nutritious option for your child(ren). 

For those families who have not already submitted a Free/Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-2021 school year, we encourage you to do so. For all families, we will resume our normal operations and charges after this offer is exhausted or expires.


GAP – Before and After School Childcare is available in all of the Post Falls School District’s Elementary Schools sites during the normal school calendar and some SOGO days (School Out, GAP Open). 

If you would like to enroll your child in GAP, please download the registration forms. Please complete the registration form and mail it in with the one time per school year registration fee, first month’s fee, and a copy of your child’s current immunization record prior to August 24th, 2020. *Please note we will not process your application without your child’s immunization records*   We also will accept registrations throughout the school year.

The Gap Program is a sustainable program which is funded, supported, and maintained by parent fees. GAP accepts eligible ICCP recipients and children can start upon approval from ICCP. We are an Idaho State licensed childcare provider.

For more information please email the GAP Program Director, James Shepard @ 

GAP is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If your child is enrolled with GAP, they are welcome to come over before or after their orientation and stay for their childcare.

Greensferry Elementary 208-773-5071 (Room 111)
Mullan Trail Elementary 208-777-8251 (in the back of gym)

Seltice will be at Mullan Trail GAP.
Ponderosa Elementary 208-777-8233 (portable adjacent)
Prairie View Elementary 208-777-3041 (Room 405)
West Ridge Elementary 208-457-1764 (Room 113)
Treaty Rock Elementary  208-619-1478 (Room 111)