School Announcements

  • Returning Student Online Registration

    Returning Student Online Registration will open to Parents/Guardians on August 3rd for 2020-2021 School Year. You will be receiving an email August 3rd with login information to register your student. Registration must be completed by August 17th to ensure your student is enrolled in classes. If you do not receive an email on August 3rd or are unable to login please contact Alyssa Rodriguez by email rodralys@cassiaschools.org or Pam Teeter at teepam@cassiaschools.org.


     

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  • 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.


     

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  • Questions Regarding the Start of School

    There are many questions regarding the start of school. Dr. Shank recently stated that "the priority is to get students back to school". A district reopening committee is meeting July 14 to discuss specifics regarding school operations. Once decisions are made, we will communicate with students and families should there be special considerations or accommodations for returning. 

    School priorities are consistent from year to year; support high levels of learning and protect students and staff.

     


     

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  • Registration

    "Back to School" spelled in scrabble tiles

    We are almost ready to begin a new school year! All students planning to attend classes starting on August 24th, need to register. 

    Registration is August 10-11 from 8:00 - 3:30. Returning students register online - computers are available at CHS if needed.
    New students need to register in person at CHS.

    All students will need to complete a school lunch form and ensure that they have current and updated immunization records on file with the school.

    If you have questions or concerns, please stop by the Cassia High School office at 1010 W 17th St. in Burley or call 208-878-6690.

     

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  • Urgent Care Sports Physicals Special August 2020

    Urgent Care Clinic Manager Sean Christensen is excited to announce that a few local Urgent Cares are doing their Sports Physical Special again this year. The cost for a Sports Physical is only $10.00, and Urgent Care will donate the $10.00 back to each school's athletic department.

    This year, due to the current Covid-19 situation, they have decided to only do this special in August, but with extended days. Instead of just doing this special for the first week of the month, they will be doing this Sports Physical Special the entire month of August! This will help students and their families and also our schools.

    No appointments are necessary. Students can walk in anytime during regular clinic hours to receive this special. This will be at all three clinics: Urgent Care of Twin Falls, Urgent Care of Jerome, and Riverview Urgent Care in Burley.

    Clinic hours from August 1st through August 31st are as follows:

    • Twin Falls: Mon-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Burley: Mon-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Jerome: Mon-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Please share this information. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Christensen directly at: seanuctf@gmail.com.


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  • Suicide Prevention Resources

    Law Enforcement

    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.

    1-208-398-4357

    1-208-398-HELP

    Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

    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.

    1-800-273-8255

    1-800-273-TALK

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Talk to Someone Now

    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.

    1-800-926-9619

    Cassia County School District: CONNECT Program


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  • Mini-Cassia Food Pantry & Distribution Sites

    Here is a list of food pantry and food distribution sites in the Mini-Cassia area that are partnered with The Idaho Foodbank.


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  • 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


     

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  • Emergency School Closure Food Plan

    The district is providing free meals for children 18 and under. Please follow this link for more information.


     

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  • Talking to Children About COVID-19

    A Resource for Parents from the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses.

    Read the Parent Resource Here


     

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  • The Right Way to Wash Your Hands

    Frequent hand-washing can keep you from getting sick from viral and bacterial infections, including the coronavirus. Following these simple tips will help you eliminate germs.

    Watch The Video

     


     

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  • Idaho Mastery Education

     

    Cassia High School is excited to announce our Mastery Education Program. Please click on the link below for more information about what is happening at our school. 

    Idaho Mastery Education Information

     


     

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  • 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.

     

     

     


     

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  • New Student Enrollment

    All students must apply for admission to Cassia High School. In order to enroll, please complete the following steps:

    • Come by the school office to pick up a registration packet
    • Schedule an admission interview
      • All students must participate in an admission interview conducted by CHS faculty and staff.
      • Parents or guardians are welcome to accompany students to their interview.
      • Make sure to review the Student Handbook and Dress Code.
    • Receive admission decision
      • After the interview, students will either be accepted immediately, placed on a waitlist, or denied admission.
      • If students are placed on a waitlist, they may begin work on credit recovery and independent study courses until a new block starts or a place becomes available.
      • See the Block Calendar for start dates. 

    Students that reside outside of Cassia School District must complete an Out-of-District Transfer Request form. 

    Contact the principal Dr. Shumway, school secretary Mrs. Castillo, or school counselor Ms. Gochnour, with questions or for more information. 

     


     

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  • Idaho State Department of Education School Report Card

    State of Idaho Department of Education Logo 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 https://idahoschools.org/schools/0990.

     


     

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Welcome

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    Welcome to Cassia High School! 

     

    Cassia High School is the Cassia County School District alternative school, serving approximately 135 students from all junior and senior high schools in our district. We are a school of awesome students and amazing staff!  

     

    Our school mission statement is:  NO EXCUSES! SUCCESS BEGINS HERE!  

     

    We take this mission statement to heart; promoting success in education, character, and life.  Some things we as a student body and staff are especially proud of include our advisory and character education program where we promote service in our school and our community.  Our students donate hundreds of hours each year to the community in service.  Please contact us if you know of a project that our school could possibly help with and we will do our best to see that it happens! 

     

    We are proud of our professional dress code.  Students wear khaki slacks and black school polo shirts.  We dress for success at CHS!

     

    If regular high school isn't working for you - we invite you to come and learn more about Cassia High School.  We are always looking for students who value their education, want an opportunity to earn it, and are willing to go to work. We will work hard to make it happen, will help you achieve your goals, and like to have a good time in the process. Every year we have an amazing graduation ceremony honoring our graduates who have realized the value of their education and the opportunities they have earned. We invite you to come and see what we have going on at CHS.

     

    We are the proud Cougars of Cassia High School!

     

    Todd Shumway, PhD

    Principal

    (208) 878-6690

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