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Education Notebook: Schools get out weather word

The snow has arrived and with the recent storms, blizzards and continuing winter weather conditions, North Idaho schools are prepared for emergency school closures.

In the Coeur d’Alene School District, information can be found by calling the district hotline at (208) 667-0784. The number will be updated by 6 a.m. each day.

In the Post Falls School District, school closures will be posted on the district website,, by 6 a.m. daily.

The Lakeland School District closures will be broadcast on local radio stations: KVNI 1080 AM, KCDA 103 FM, KXLY 920 AM, KXLY 100 FM, KGA 1510 AM and KDRK 94 FM, after 6:30 a.m. each day.

To find out closures in the Lake Pend Oreille School District, call the emergency school closure hotline at (208) 263-2312.

Snow day school closures will be broadcast on television stations, including KREM 2, KXLY 4 and KHQ 6.

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy will post closures on local radio and television stations, television station websites and Twitter after 5 a.m. on school days.

Ramsey students gathering books

The students at Ramsey Magnet School of Science are getting into the spirit of holiday giving and helping others with the fourth annual children’s book drive.

The students will be taking part in Kids Helping Kids at Borders bookstore, 450 W. Wilbur Ave., on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. Ramsey students will be asking visitors to buy books for children in need in Kootenai County. Books purchased at the event will be donated to the Books for Tots drive. The books will be distributed to area children for Christmas by the local chapter of Toys for Tots.

During the book drive, firefighters from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department will read stories to kids at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at raineyc@
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