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Cascade High School Identified as Underperforming

posted Aug 16, 2018, 1:48 PM by Chris Hinze   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 10:48 AM ]

Cascade Jr/Sr High School identified by SDE for Comprehensive Support and Improvement Underperforming (CSI Up):

What does that mean for our school and our community? The State of Idaho’s new educational accountability system, approved by the U.S. Department of Education, was developed by the State Department of Education and State Board of Education over the past several years working with stakeholder groups. The system was designed to:

1. Identify schools with low achievement and low or no growth in achievement, and those with graduation rates below 67 percent; 
2. Recognize schools for top performance and reaching goals; 
3. Provide Idahoans with a dashboard of key performance indicators of our public schools.

Cascade Jr/Sr High School was identified only in the area of low growth in achievement (The first part of #1 above) 

What is the purpose of this identification from the SDE? “The accountability system is designed to identify the schools where the biggest needs are, and now it is up to all of us to work proactively with local stakeholders on improvement plans,” said Dr. Linda Clark, president of the State Board of Education. “This isn’t about taking a heavy-handed approach. It is about building partnerships and gaining local support and trust so that we can use these federal funds to really make a difference for the students and for these schools.

What criteria was used in identifying Cascade Jr/Sr High School?  Identification is based on the performance of schools on four academic indicators, and one school quality/student success indicator was reviewed. Using a composite of the performance indicators, the lowest performing schools were identified. Where data was insufficient because of school size, a qualitative review of existing data was used to review school performance.

The Cascade school staff is committed to the improvement process over the next 3 years as it renews its Mission to high levels of achievement for all students and places focus on gaining community support and trust.

Click here for more information about the report.

First Day of School - Monday, August 27th

posted Aug 14, 2018, 7:21 AM by Chris Hinze

Bus riders - please note that buses will run 10 minutes earlier this year to accommodate the earlier start time of 8:00 am for the 18-19 school year.

Cascade School District Preschool Screening - August 28, 29 and 30

posted Aug 7, 2018, 11:28 AM by Chris Hinze   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 11:29 AM ]

Cascade School District will be holding screenings for preschool age children on August 28th and 29th, 30th 2018.  This screening is for all children who are 3, 4, or 5 years of age and not enrolled in Kindergarten. 

These screenings look at areas of child development in order to evaluate the need for enrollment in the Special Needs Preschool that is offered by the district.  Appointments need to be made through the school office which can be reached at 208-630-6057.  Each appointment will be about half an hour and parents need to stay on premises with their child.  

The Cascade School District Preschool is a developmental preschool for three, four, and five-year-olds.  Children must demonstrate delays in one or more of five developmental categories.  A full-time Early Childhood Special Education certified teacher and support staff will determine eligibility according to public law.  Screenings to determine eligibility are advertised and are also provided at any parent request.  Developmentally appropriate curriculum will be provided to help each child improve skills in receptive/expressive language, cognitive abilities, gross/fine motor functioning, social/emotional development or self-help functioning.

Registration for 18-19 School Year

posted Jul 24, 2018, 2:17 PM by Chris Hinze

Registration runs from 8:30 to 4 pm daily during registration week starting on August 6th. Please try to come in during your scheduled registration time. If you have multiple children to register, we will flex around your schedule. New students should be sure to bring along immunization records and a birth certificate.
  • Monday, August 6th: Grades 5, 6 and 12
  • Tuesday, August 7th: Grades 3, 4 and 11
  • Wednesday, August 8th: Grades K, 1, 2 and 10
  • Thursday, August 9th: Grades 7, 8 and 9.

Join the Rambler Rainbow Run!

posted Jul 24, 2018, 8:44 AM by Chris Hinze

On Saturday, August 18th at 10am, the Cascade Ramblers Volleyball team is putting on a fun, non-competitive 5 K walk/run at Kelly's Whitewater Park. Participants will get doused in colorful chalk as they make their way through the course. Please sign up here.

Central Idaho Counseling is offering respite care for qualifying children under the age of 18.

posted May 3, 2018, 7:18 AM by Chris Hinze   [ updated May 10, 2018, 11:07 AM ]

For more information, please view the flyer by opening this news item and clicking on this link.

Free and Reduced Lunch Info

posted Feb 22, 2018, 11:50 AM by Chris Hinze   [ updated Jul 27, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

It is never too late to apply for free or reduced lunch. Open this news item to see the Income Eligibility Guideline and the Application for Free and Reduced Lunch (Word, PDF).

2016 Wellness Policy Assessment

posted Dec 12, 2016, 10:22 AM by Chris Hinze

Please open this news item and click here to view our latest Wellness Policy Assessment from the Idaho State Department of Education.

Child Find Program for Identifying and Providing Special Education Services for Ages 3 - 21

posted Aug 4, 2016, 7:54 AM by Chris Hinze   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 11:25 AM ]

The School District, in cooperation with parents and nonpublic school

agencies, engages in Child Find services throughout the school year. Child Find activities are conducted (1) to create public awareness of special education programs, (2) to advise the public that students who qualify for services have the right to a free appropriate public education and confidentiality protections, and (3) to alert community residents that a process exists for identifying and serving children with disabilities from the age of 3 through the semester in which they turn 21.

If you know of a child who is 3 through 21 years of age who may have individual needs that result from disabilities or developmental delays, and who is not enrolled in a school program, please contact Crystal Rosen, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, at 208-630-6057 Ext. 2140 or the school district office at 208-630-6057.

These children may have difficulty walking, talking, hearing, or learning, or may display behaviors that appear different from other children their age.

If you are part of a community agency or civic group that would like more information about educating children with disabilities, or would like pamphlets to distribute to members, please call the school office or one of the above phone numbers.

Change in Night Time Residency

posted Jan 12, 2015, 12:46 PM by Bev Davenport   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 8:00 AM ]

If your family or student has had a change in residency to one of the following:
     *In a Shelter
     *With more than one family in a house or apartment
     *In a motel, car or campsite
     *With friends or family members (other than parent or guardian)
Please complete the Residency Determination form to help determine if you are eligible for assistance through the McKinney-Vento Act. The completed form found below can be returned to Bev Davenport, Counselor.

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