LPOSD has moved to a distant learning model through MONDAY, April 20th due to COVID-19. 
Buildings will be closed.

The District Office will be closed March 26th - April 5th for Spring Break. 
April 6th- April 15th our office will be closed due to Governor Little’s Stay-Home Order.
During this time if you need to contact this office please call 208-263-2184. 

Effective Friday, March 20th FREE sack lunches are available to 18 year and under in age individuals at the following 4 sites. The eligible 18 year and under individuals must be physically present to pick up a sack lunch, by Federal Law. Weekday's Only. 
  • Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School 11 am- 1 pm PST
  • Kootenai Elementary School 11 am-1 pm PST
  • Farmin Stidwell Elementary School 11 am- 1 pm PST
  • Southside Elementary School 11 am- 1 pm PST

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The health, safety and well-being of our students, families and community is our highest priority. Based on information shared in a collaborative multi-agency meeting which included Panhandle Health, the LPOSD school board and administrative staff, have decided to move to a distance-learning model providing alternative instruction for our students. The dates for the alternative instruction will be starting Tuesday March 17th through Friday March 27th. This will entail closing the schools to students, but having available staff provide alternative methods of instruction. We want to do our part in reducing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and make it easier for people to take the time they need to care for themselves or their families in the event they are directly affected by this disease. The last day of Spring Break is Sunday April 5th, we will examine the health level of our community to determine if we need to continue with alternative methods of instruction or return to our normal practice at this time.

Students will be asked to remain at home and only our staff members will be asked to report to work on the dates March 17th through March 27th. We will use the first two days (March 17th and 18th) to prepare for alternative methods of instruction. This may include online work, developing work packets for parents to pick up, or a hybrid of both. Please keep in mind that instruction will not be of the same caliber as the face to face model of instruction. The dates and times to pick up learning packets at perspective schools will be communicated to families from the school.

Both certified and classified staff will be expected to report to work unless they are sick, caring for a sick family member, or self-quarantining themselves. Our Food and Nutrition Services is working closely with the State Department of Education to develop a grab-n-go meal plan. We will communicate final plans in the next few days.

Despite our efforts to keep extracurricular activities open, it is no longer possible to do so with the closure of our schools. At this time, LPOSD is suspending all extracurricular activities, including practices. LPOSD facilities will be closed. All large events are also canceled until further notice.

I recognize that this is challenging and will continue to monitor new developments and adjust as necessary. Please email your child’s teacher, school administrator, or myself during this next week if you have further questions. We will continue to update you on information regarding the closure as we get closer to April 5th. Thank you for being understanding. We all want what is best for our students, families and community during this difficult time.


Tom Albertson M.Ed, Ed. S.