Central Cass

Mid-Year Newsletter 2018-19

Happy New Year from Central Cass

We hope you had a great holiday break and are ready as we approach the second half of the 2018-19 school year! We have been adjusting to the completion of the building project and are now busy putting everything to use the way it was intended to be. Our students, parents, staff, and patrons have gone above and beyond being accommodating with the building challenges we had the last two years and for that, we are very grateful! We are loving our new space that helps provide students with an innovative environment and endless opportunities.


Please take time to review our digital newsletter below for more information as we move into the new year and as always, please contact us with any questions!

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As part of the building project, Central Cass worked with MeTEOR Education for the purchasing of all of our new furnishings. We were excited to be showcased in their newest promotional video. We hope you enjoy a look into our new "normal" as seen through the eyes of MeTEOR Education.

https://youtu.be/PiCv1uPDXfk
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Important 2019 Dates:

  • January 3rd- School Resumes
  • January 16-18 - High School Semester 1 Finals
  • January 21st- No School (Staff Professional Development)
  • January 22nd - Start of Semester 2
  • February 15th- No School (Storm Day)
  • February 18th- No School (Staff Professional Development)
  • March 1st- No School (Storm Day)
  • March 7th & 8th - Kindergarten Screening (No kindergarten these days. . . watch for more info soon on how to sign up for a screening time for your upcoming Kindergarteners!)
  • March 15th- No School (Storm Day)
  • April 5th- EARLY OUT 1:30 pm (Parent Teacher Conference 2-8:00 pm)
  • April 19th & 22nd- No School
  • May 27th- No School
  • May 31st- Last day of School
  • June 2nd- Graduation

The school calendar is available on the school's website:

https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/calendar


See our tutorial on how to sync your calendar with our Activities Calendars:

Click here for the tutorial!

Storm Delays and Cancellations

Check our website and Facebook page for the most current weather information. As soon as we have sent out any alerts, we will let the news stations know. Note in the past, news stations have misinformed our patrons by getting "Central Cass, Central Valley, and Northern Cass" confused, so the most accurate information will always be on our website and FB page.


Because we are mainly a rural school district we do not take closing school lightly but always try to keep the best interests of our students and staff in mind, working closely with the Cass County Sheriff's Office and other local schools to make our final decisions. As you know, in North Dakota, the conditions change not only by the hour but by the minute and we try to take that into consideration. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we make those difficult decisions to stay open or to close our school in the future.

PowerSchool

Make sure you know your login for PowerSchool to see your child's class assignments, grades throughout the year, and to stay connected. See our POWERSCHOOL WEBSITE TAB for tutorials on the downloading the PowerSchool app and other details if you need help with your account. Note: when using the app on your smartphone we do not have a district code, rather you need to enter in the URL: https://central-cass.ps.state.nd.us Directions are on the PowerSchool link above.
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We are excited to announce that in the Fall of 2019, Central Cass Public School Board has given final approval for a one section, 5-day a week full day tuition-based preschool program. We would like to thank the administrative support and school board for funding early childhood education. We will be opening registration on January 15, 2019, at 6:00 pm and will close when our numbers are at capacity. See our flyer below and website for more information https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/preschool.


Applications will also be accepted for families who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch with a reduction in tuition. Please stop in the main office to pick up a Free and Reduced application and for more information!

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Gearing Up for Kindergarten

Central Cass is accepting applications for students who will turn five before August 1, 2019, for our Gearing Up for Kindergarten class. This free program will include:
• Parent and Child Group Activities
• Separate Child Activities
• Separate Parent Sessions.
View the website for more details and to sign up. Deadline to register will be January 15, 2019, and is limited to the first 75 students. Thank you!
https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/GearingUp

Breakfast and Lunch

Central Cass offers a breakfast program for all grades from 7:30 am to 8:25 am. Please see our website lunch and breakfast fees page regarding pricing details. Please remember to keep your lunch accounts up to date. To help make things more convenient checkout our e-funds for schools option to pay online.

STUDENT DROP OFF/PICK UP & PARKING

We have only three entry points into the school. Elementary on the west, Middle School/High School on the south, and an event entrance on the east.


Elementary students should not be dropped off until after 7:30 am as supervision will not be available and the elementary building will not be accessible.

Absentee Form

Remember we have created an online form as an option to a phone call to notify our school if your child is going to be absent. It is located on the main page of our website. Click here to bookmark the form if you would like. After submitting the form the office staff will alert your child's teachers of his/her absence. Please reference the ATTENDANCE & ABSENCES tab on our student handbooks, located on our website under the "Schools" tab for more detailed information on the North Dakota law and our policy requirements on attendance.
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Dollars for Scholars

Central Cass students are eligible and should begin their application for Central Cass Dollars for Scholars Scholarships; http://www.centralcass.dollarsforscholars.org


Central Cass Dollars for Scholars was established in 1990 to provide scholarship assistance to Central Cass high school students who want to pursue their education beyond high school. Since its inception, the Central Cass Dollars for Scholars chapter has awarded approximately $574,000 in scholarships to Central Cass students.

More Scholarship Opportunties

Check out the page Mrs. Ziegelmann has put together with all the other latest scholarship information! Please contact her with any questions!

https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/Page/120

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Mark your calendars for the Young Musicians Festival on February 23rd, ExtravaBANDza on May 13th, and the Variety Show on May 16th.

Check us out on Youtube as many of the home games and matches will be streamed live! Search: Central Cass Wrestling & Central Cass Basketball

Save the date!

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FEATURE TEACHER/STAFF

We have been celebrating our teachers and support staff that have made it to the 5-year mark and then move up to the years of 10/15/20/25 and so on by 5's. Be sure to congratulate them for their years of service! We are proud to have them on our team!


(Click the pictures to read more about them!)

Our 5 Year Feature Teachers/Staff

Our 10 Year Feature Teachers

Our 15 Year Feature Teachers

Our 20 Year Feature Teachers

Our 30 Year Feature Teachers/Staff

Our 35 Year Feature Teacher

Contact Us

Please call us at 701-347-5352 or see our Staff Directory if you have any questions!

Thank you!