Rambler Family Newsletter

January 11 - 15


In this newsletter you will find:
  • Information about Hearing & Vision Screening
  • The Coronavirus School Data report link
  • An invitation to become a substitute teacher
  • A school calendar
  • Information about second semester scheduling for grades 8+
  • Report Card information
  • and more...



Students at Cascade Schools take the NWEA MAP test 3 times a year, the MAP test is a test that measure growth over time. We use the MAP test to set goals, make action plans, check to ensure that our plans are working as far as student learning, and to identify how to help learners better. The Math and English tests are not used to determine grade levels.

We will be analyzing the data as a staff on Friday, January 22nd. If you are interested in seeing your child's data, please contact your classroom, math, or English teachers.

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Did you know that your child's vision can change throughout their development and may be the cause of struggles with learning?

Our very own Nurse Swanson will be conducting vision screening for all elementary students and hearing screening for K and 2nd grade students this week.

If you do NOT want your Elementary student's vision screened, please email Nurse Swanson christine@cascadeschools.org, or call the office to give Dorothy the message.

If you DO want your child screened but they are not in elementary school, also contact Nurse Swanson or Dorothy and they will make arrangements to complete the screening.


It is hard to believe that our school year is nearly half way done.

We are preparing student schedules for all students grades 6+ and will have them ready for student/parent preview by Monday, January 18. This will allow for changes to be made prior to January 21, the last day of the first semester. One the semester starts, students grades 6+ have 5 school days to make changes without penalty. After the 5 days is passed, a class change will result in a "Fail" on the transcript and will negatively impact the GPA.

1st semester report cards will be generated Friday, January 29 and will be ready to be sent home the following week for all grade levels K-12.

Have you ever considered being a substitute teacher?

We are in need of Substitute teachers now more than ever.

We have a great group of substitute teachers at the moment and we recognize that subs are the reason why we can keep our doors open and our kids learning throughout a school year.

Please reach out to Kristina Rowley (kristina@cascadeschools.org) if you have any questions or click the link below.


As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school year. We are pleased to announce that we have established a new yearbook club with an adviser and staff that are working hard on the 20/21 yearbook. This year we are celebrating 100 years of graduating seniors from Cascade High School. Couple that with an unprecedented year in learning, and that makes this yearbook a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unpredictable school years of all time. The yearbook will include all grades, Preschool - Seniors!

Since copies are limited and state COVID phases/CDH categories change often, we ask that you please order your yearbook as soon as possible. Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option www.jostensyearbooks.com. You will select "Cascade Schools" when ordering online. You can also purchase your copy through Miss Dorothy at the High School Office.

From now through the end of December, yearbooks are $40 each. The price goes up in January, so order yours today!

Weekly CoronaVirus Data School Report

Click here to go to the report

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Cascade School District

"Engaging every student every day in character development and rigorous education."