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Has your residency changed since September 6, 2022? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Post Falls School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, Dawn Mackesy at 208-773-3541 or dawn.mackesy@sd273.com for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

Parents,

In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Post Falls School District 273 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 6, 2022? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Post Falls School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, Dawn Mackesy at 208-773-3541 or dawn.mackesy@sd273.com for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

 ·     We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic condition.

·     We are living at a motel / hotel because other housing is unattainable.

·     We are living in a domestic violence shelter.

·     We are living in transitional housing.

·     We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.

·     We are living in a car, trailer or campground.

·     We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to 

live.

·     I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.

As you are aware, on occasion it is necessary to cancel school because of inclement North Idaho winter weather. Typically icy conditions, not snow, present a problem. We also have the option of a 2-hour late start when it appears the weather could improve enough to safely open school for students and staff members later in the morning. Starting school later will also provide city and county road crews with more time to clear roadways, parking lots and sidewalks. The decision to keep school open, close, or delay the start by 2 hours is made in the early morning hours and announced no later than 5:30AM.

The Post Falls School District has joined the School Messenger emergency notification system. The system allows the district to communicate via SMS text messages to parents regarding important matters such as a school lockdown, school closure (weather or otherwise) or other issues that affect their students.

To receive school notifications, you must opt in to School Messenger and your student's school must have your current cell number entered in their system.

Please follow the steps below to opt in:
**Send a text message to 67587 with "Y" or "Yes” in the body of the text.
**You will receive a confirmation text reply that you are registered with School Messenger.