2021 Goode Motor Teacher of the Year
Goode Motor is excited to give one of our teachers $1000. Please nominate who they think deserves the title Teacher of the Year. The polls close on the 14th of May.
This award will be presented on May 24th @ 8:30am.
Three ways to submit the nomination form:
- Direct Link > https://www.goodeford.com/2021-teacher-of-the-year-nominations.html
- Facebook > Goode Motor Ford (@GOODEMOTOR)> click on link in post
- Go to Goodeford.com > About Us > Vote for the High Schools Teacher of the Year
Sora Sweet Reads Summer Reading Program
The libraries in the Cassia County School District are gearing up for summer break. While summer presents an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine, we want our students to continue to find ways to read while away from the classroom.
We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student’s mind than through reading?
Starting May 5 and running until August 20, 2021, the Sora Sweet Reads program will offer a collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will be prominently displayed in Sora for quick and easy unlimited access. You can explore the title offerings and learn more about the program here.
Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school district. Students can simply log in using their school Gmail address and password and instantly access tens of thousands of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Get started today here or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS.
Our library name is Cassia County School District. Students should also add the IDEA by ICfL (The State of Idaho Library) and the LIBRI Systems, Inc. (The Burley, Rupert, and Jerome Public Libraries) Libraries to their app. The can also borrow books from these collections.
Questions? Contact your school librarian or David Cole at email@example.com.
BHS Greenhouse Grand Opening
15% off all product - No Online Sales
Friday, April 30 – 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday, May 1 – 8am – 5:30pm
Hours Open - Through the Month of May
Mon.-Thurs.: 2:15pm – 5:30pm
(during class time)
Julie's Clothes for Kids Book Drive
New Books Needed
Books to be distributed in conjunction with JULIE'S CLOTHES FOR KIDS--in memory of Julie Breshears--providing school clothes and educational resources for children in need.
Books should be appropriate for students grades K thru 8
Drop-off books by May 15th to:
- Young Buick GMC
- Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge
- Young Power Sports
The Mini-Cassia Event will take place on August 13, 2021 and is brought to you by Young Caring For Our Young, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization
Click HERE for more information.
Ebooks and Audiobooks for Everyone!
All Cassia students, faculty, and staff now have free access to checkout and place holds on books and audiobooks from the Burley, Rupert, and Jerome Public Libraries through the Sora Reading App by adding the Libri Systems Library to your App.
See this flyer for instructions.
See your school librarian if you need help.
IACRAO 2021 Higher Education Tours
The Idaho Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers will present the 2021 Spring Tours via Zoom Presentations during the week of February 22-26.
Each session lasts 30 minutes and will include every College and University in the state of Idaho. A schedule of presentation times--during mornings, afternoons, and evenings--is available by following this link to the Spring Higher Education Tour 2021 Webpage.
BHS Student Selected to Honor Orchestra
Paul Pugh, a Junior at Burley High School, has been selected for the 2021 All Northwest Honor Orchestra. All Northwest, a prestigious honor, takes place every three years and is accessible via auditioned recording. Paul began practicing in June 2020, submitted his recording in November, and was notified of his selection to the orchedstra in January.
All Northwest was scheduled for February 2021 in Spokane, Washington. Due to Covid, the students will not get to perform as an orchestra. The students selected from Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska will receive a plaque and a certificate.
Being one of 40 cello players selected across five states is a great honor for Paul, who wishes to thank his private teachers Mrs. Deana Christiansen Of Burley Junior High and Dr. Eleanor Cox of Idaho State University, Pocatello.
[Photo by Margi Winn, Winn's Imagery]
Updated A-B Day Calendar
This district has decided to change the A-B schedule for November and December. The updated calendar linked to below was approved by the Board of Trustees to have an alternating A-B schedule for the remainder of the first semester. The A-B schedule for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year might be looked at again, during the November Board Meeting.
Breakfast & Lunch Served on Fridays
Cassia County School kitchens are open to feed students from 10:30-12:30. Parents can pick up children’s food during these times. They will get breakfast and lunch for the day. Please note, the student’s eligibility category for free, reduced, and paid will still be required, so please tell the lunch ladies the name of the student you are picking up for.
Students need to be enrolled in a class, online learners do not qualify unless they are dually enrolled in a class in Cassia Schools.
Kitchen Locations: 10:30am-12:30pm every Friday
- Raft River elementary
- Oakley Elementary
- Albion Elementary
- Declo Elementary
- All Schools in Burley except Cassia High School. CHS will be delivered at Burley Jr High School
2020-2021 BHS School Information
School is set to begin August 24th at 8:15 a.m. Please refer to this Back to School at a Glance document for full details.
- The new bell schedule can be found here.
- Masks are highly encouraged but not required.
For at least the first semester, all Cassia Schools will have a four day schedule with students Mon-Thurs only.
When Should I Stay Home?
The district leadership has created a graphic to help parents determine when they should consider keeping their children home and when they should consider having them return to school. Both English and Spanish versions of the charts are available for downloading below.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Call 911 for an immediate emergency
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Contact the Hotline if you or someone you know is in crisis or emotional distress. The Hotline is available 24/7, TEXT support is available Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to Midnight, but CHAT support is currently unavailable due to COVID-19.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. It is available to everyone, is free, and is confidential.
Student CONNECT Program
Connect is a resource to help address a broad range of personal difficulties that may be causing distress. This benefit is free to any Cassia student grades K-12.
Free Online Reading Materials
The closure of our school libraries has made it difficult for students to access enough books, specifically fiction. The District Librarian has created a blog to provide information on free online reading materials.
Access the blog here: https://www.cassiaschools.org/Page/6638
Changes to District Breakfast Program
Cassia School District will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for any and all students HOWEVER, FREE breakfast will NO LONGER BE OFFERED to ALL students (K-12) at Cassia Schools. The breakfast and lunch programs are provided through federal programs and the ability to offer free meals is based on socioeconomic factors of the community. Improved economic conditions have changed our calculation in the federal programs and eliminated our eligibility.
The district will continue to offer healthy meals to any and all students during the day, but will return to the former system of collecting applications for free and reduced meals and only provide free or reduced meals to those students who qualify as determined by the application process.
All families, regardless of economic status, are encouraged to complete the application.
Changes impact all free breakfasts and lunches at Cassia High School.
Please see the documents below or contact your school for more information.
Idaho K-12 Report Card
The State Department of Education’s revamped K-12 Report Card is available online, providing a user-friendly way for parents, educators and others to access information about schools and districts throughout the state. Part of the state’s new accountability system, the new site provides information about multiple student performance indicators, offering context in addition to the data.
You can access the report card online at idahoschools.org.
Download Our New AppAccessing our website and connecting to our schools just got a WHOLE LOT EASIER. We have a NEW APP! Search for "Cassia School District" or "CSD 151" and start the download!
BHS School Events
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM District Track @ Jerome
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM District Track @ Jerome
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday Make Up
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BHS Choir Concert
May 19, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Band Concert
May 20, 2021