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  • 2022-2023 Idaho Battle of the Books

    It's like sports but with books!

    Idaho Battle of the Books, or IBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program open to all Idaho students in grades 4-12. IBOB is meant to:

    • expose students to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints
    • encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading
    • share the love of reading with students who have not yet discovered that for themselves
    • broaden reading interests
    • increase reading comprehension
    • promote academic excellence
    • promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students

    Lists of books are chosen, and questions are written, for each grade level division; elementary (grades 4-6), middle/junior high (grades 6-9) and high school (grades 9-12). Students read the books, discuss them, and then compete in teams of four students to correctly answer questions based on the books in a quiz show format. Levels of competition begin at the school or local library level, and continue into regional and state competitions.

    Teams are currently being created for the middle/junior high division at Burley Junior High School (grades 7-8) and Declo Junior High School (grade 6). If you are interested in participating at your school, contact your school librarian or reading teacher. Librarians or teachers with questions can contact Cindy Young at BJHS or find more information and the lists of books at the IBOB Website: idahobattleofthebooks.org

    Copies of the 2022-2023 Middle/Junior High titles have been added to our Sora collection and are listed here:

    • Fever 1793 – Laurie Halse Anderson
    • The Blackbird Girls – Anne Blankman
    • The Rig – Joe Ducie
    • It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel – Firoozeh Dumas
    • Starfish – Lisa Fipps
    • The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice – John Flanagan
    • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Dan Gemeinhart
    • When Stars are Scattered – Victoria Jamieson
    • OCDaniel – Wesley King
    • Bloom – Kenneth Oppel
    • Pony – R.J. Palacio
    • The Someday Birds – Sally J. Pla
    • Peak – Roland Smith
    • Loot – Jude Watson
    • Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
    • Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede

    Download a flyer with titles and covers here


     

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  • Sora Sweet Reads Summer Reading Resources

    All of Cassia County School District is 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 learn 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?

    Running from May 4 to August 17, 2022, the Sora Sweet Reads program offers 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: https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/.

    Sora provides a quick and easy way to access digital book titles from our school. Students can log in using their school gmail and instantly access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Get started today at https://soraapp.com or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS. Our Sora library is named Cassia County School District.

    Do you have questions or need more information? Contact your school librarian.


     

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  • Immunization Days

    South Central Public Health will be holding two immunization days for school required immunizations, one at the Twin Falls Office and one at the Heyburn office. These will be walk in clinics and are for high school juniors and seniors, but all school immunizations for any age will be available.

    Please share this information. These clinics are a great way to help protect children on summer vacation and take one task off of your back to school to-do list in the fall.  Please contact any of the SCPH offices with questions or for additional information.  See the attached 2021-22 Guide to School Immunizations from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

    Heyburn South Central Public Health
    Friday, May 6, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    485 22nd Street
    208-678-8221

    Twin Falls South Central Public Health
    Monday, May 9, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    1020 Washington St. N
    208-737-5966


     

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  • Free Online Math Tutoring

    From the Founder of Khan Academy, comes free online tutoring with peers. Join a global community for small-group, free tutoring sessions on Zoom in SAT Prep and math from Pre-algebra to Calculus at schoolhouse.world

     


     

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  • There's An App For Us!

    In case you haven't downloaded it yet, here is information about our CJSD 151 App. It is how we can best communicate with you!

    Use the links or the QR code below to add it so you can...

    • View news stories
    • View calendar information
    • View sports scores
    • Access school and staff information
    • Receive important alerts

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  • SchoolPulse Logo

     

    Cassia County School District is working to meet the needs of our children in a number of ways. These unprecedented times have caused us to look for additional tools that keep students connected to positive messages of hope and resilience. Strong emotional health helps all students reach their potential as caring, contributing and responsible friends, family members, coworkers and citizens. Our district seeks to support students and families in comprehensive ways.

    For students in grades 7-12, we have partnered with SchoolPulse to support encouragement through weekly inspirational messages that come to your child and you, if you opt in, through text messages. The messages provide skills for coping with daily challenges and promote productive skills for communication and relationships. This tool is intended to strengthen a student's built-in support system along with encouraging personal resilience.

    This program is optional and is only accessed if someone opts in. There are no passwords or logins and it is free. Phone numbers and responses are completely confidential and anonymous and will not be used or shared for any reason.

    Students, families, and teachers, are dealing with a broad range of personal difficulties that may be causing distress and some issues take more time and more specific help. The district continues to encourage students and families to reach out to our school counselors or utilize our Connect program (1-800-926-9619), when needed. SchoolPulse is a complement to other resources for students and families. The district encourages you to utilize your benefits through the district's EAP.

    If you have specific questions, please contact your school counselor.

    Students and parents can opt-in starting October 8. To subscribe, text DECLOHS to 78573 and your child (and you) will immediately gain access to positive content.


     

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  • New Books in The Sora Reading App

    The librarians throughout the district have been working to add the newest and most requested titles to the Sora Reading App. New titles and additional copies of titles with many holds on them are added every Friday.

    Here is a list of the 50 ebook and 20 audiobook titles added during the month of September.


     

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  • Safety is one of our district's top priorities. Tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issues you're concerned about can be reported through our SAFE SCHOOL ALERT system.

    Every report that is recieved through the SAFE SCHOOL ALERT system is immediately reported to our school administration so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And,tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.

    If you have information about a threat to our safety, or the safety of an individual, do your part and report it!

    If You See Something Say Something

     


     

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  • New Student Enrollment

     

    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 Mrs. Allen, school secretary Mrs. Taylor, or school counselor Ms. Slade with questions or for more information. 

     


     

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  • 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.


     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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