School Announcements

  • It’s HERE!!
    Beginning October 1st ALL visitors will get to show a valid Government ID when coming into the school. Don’t forget to grab it!!

    Welcome Visitors

    Please Report directly to the main office.

    In order to better protect our students, visitors and staff. visitors will be required to show a valid, government-issued ID. Thank you for your cooperation.

    For more information Click Here

     

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  • Back to school at a glance


     

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  • Cassia School Trustees met Thursday, August 13, 2020 to discuss district placement in the COVID- 19 transmission categories as determined by South Central Public Health. Trustees reviewed and discussed potential responses as the county was placed in the orange category: moderate community spread with an alternate plan required. This is the yellow category according the school district reopening plan. 

    Trustees unanimously approved a four day school week for students (Monday-Thursday) with Friday as a work/professional training day for teachers and staff. 

    Monday will no longer be an early release day.  

     

     

    Cassia School Trustees met Thursday, August 13, 2020 to discuss district placement in the COVID- 19 transmission categories as determined by South Central Public Health. Category placement is the role and responsibility of local public health districts. The educational response is the role and responsibility of school trustees.

    Trustees reviewed and discussed potential responses as the school district was placed in the orange category: moderate community spread with an alternate plan required. Public health’s orange category is comparable to the yellow category in the district’s re-opening plan.

    Trustees discussed the options for educational delivery working from documents provided by public health. Board members and central office officials have previously stated their commitment to provide some form of in-person instruction leading up to the August 24th start.  From a second motion made by board member, Jeff Rasmussen, the Board unanimously voted to support a 4 day, in-person school start, with Friday as the non-student day. Teachers will use Friday as a workday for professional development and training.

    Vice Chair, Heber Loughmiller, commented on the need to “provide some certainty about school starting to our staff and community.”

    Dr. Shank presented information specific to Cassia regarding current risk levels and overall contributing factors including hospital capacity, community spread, rates of confirmed cases and positive tests per 10K people. Superintendent Shank will receive weekly data reports from public health and the Board will actively monitor conditions in schools.

    Board members discussed the importance of safety, particularly for faculty and staff. Although not required, the Board is highly encouraging masks.  Trustee Darin Moon emphasized that decisions were not political statements. “Following guidelines and recommendations puts us all in a safer position.”

     

    Fiscal manager Chris James noted that acquiring preventative equipment and supplies had been an ongoing effort. In addition to limited resources, many supplies were simply hard to get. Recent purchases for hand sanitizer stations carried a price tag of $30,000 alone and the district had been purchasing PPE and thermometers since late spring.

    Comparing the pandemic to a monster in the lives of children, Moon stated that he could not “discount that this is a disaster for children causing increased educational gaps, furthering the literacy problems, increasing emotional health needs and suicide. I choose for children to be fully engaged in the school setting.”

     

    School Administrators will direct operational aspects in their schools with guidance from the district and state re-opening plans. For specific information please visit school websites or contact the local school. The Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on August 20th.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Story Time with Mrs. Sneddon


     

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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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  • Sending Love to the White Pine Students 

     


     

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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.

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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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  • 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.

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    Accessing 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!

    Picture of new APP

    App QR code


     

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Welcome

  •  Welcome back!  We are excited to start school on Monday, August 24.  At this time, the students will be in the building Monday through Thursday each week from 8:15 to 3:00.  Friday will be an extra cleaning day at the schools.  The staff will be doing professional development, PLC work, and planning for the next week on that day.

     
    We support the School Board's strong recommendation to wear masks at school, however, masks are not mandatory.  Our teachers will be reviewing safety measures with our students, such as, how to wash hands and social distancing.  We have made changes to our lunch schedule to allow for fewer students in our lunchroom at one time.  
     
    Please watch your children for signs of illness and keep them home if  they aren't feeling well.  We do ask that you call the school to notify us if your child will be gone.
     
    We'll see you soon!

     


     

     
     
     

     

     

     
     
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