Statement from Dr. Shank
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
One of the pieces of the new Idaho school accountability system is a parent survey. This survey asks for your opinion on various topics to help measure how our schools are doing to meet their needs.
Access the survey HERE. Then, choose your child's school from the drop-down menu.
The survey should take between five and ten minutes to complete and your answers are anonymous. You can submit your survey until March 31, 2020.
Thank you for participating in the survey. If you have any questions, contact your school principal.
Welcome to Raft River Elementary School!Raft River Elementary School is a rural school located in Southern Idaho surrounded by pristine mountains and picturesque farm land. Our administrators and teachers strive to work diligently to make Raft River Elementary School the best it can be. Each day we seek to work hand in hand with parents for the betterment of each student. Raft River Elementary School serves approximately 200 students.Feel free to roam our website and see what is happening atRaft River Elementary!