2020-2021 DES School Information
School is set to begin August 24th at 8:20 a.m. Please refer to this Back to School at a Glance document for full details.
- 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.
- Friday will be teacher/staff work days
- There will be no more Monday early release
- The new LUNCH schedule can be found here.
2020-2021 School Year
School Trustees have reviewed and discussed how to address their priority to get students back to school in our current risk category. Board members and central office officials have previously stated their commitment to provide some form of in-person instruction.
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.”
Dr. Shank has repeated the desire to get students back into school, “ we will have school unless we are told we cannot.”
We have heightened safety and cleaning measures in place and are positioning to work through new operating procedures. We need the community to help us in our efforts to stay open. Student learning and overall safety are our priorities.
SPARKS After School Program
Monday thru Thursday 3:05 - 6:00
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
School Supply List
The grade level school supply list is a quick link on this page.
If your student is in 5th Grade, you will need to click on the more tab at the bottom right to get to that list.
Idaho Releases Report Cards for Schools
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 or click on the link above under Resources.
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