Caldwell School District Update

Monthly newsletter from Superintendent Shalene French

January / February 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Board puts supplemental levy on Tuesday, March 10 ballot
  • Time to connect for Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 10-14!
  • State satisfaction survey coming to your email inbox in February
  • CHS robotics team continues to excel
  • CHS debate speech and debate team competes
  • Syringa competed in Future City contest
  • Mission focused: Our students will be literate: A look at why we do the Caldwell Writing Assessment
Information on the Caldwell School District March 20, 2020 Supplemental Levy Election

Board puts supplemental levy on Tuesday, March 10 ballot

Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees approved placing a $4.1 million supplemental levy on the March 10 ballot. Supplemental levies are limited to just two years and then must be renewed or replaced in order to continue. We're fortunate in Caldwell that our Board has refinanced and paid off debt, which has allowed us to drop the amount of property taxes collected for bonds, and it will allow for an increase in the supplemental levy without increasing the overall tax burden. We have more information on our website and the video above.


We are grateful to the Caldwell patrons for supporting a supplemental levy for schools for 50 years.


Please mark your calendar and plan on voting on March 10.

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Time to connect for Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 10-14!

We're looking forward to Parent Teacher Conferences the week of February 10 through February 14. It's a great opportunity to connect with teachers about your student(s)' progress. The schedule is posted online on the district's website.


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State satisfaction survey coming to your email inbox in February

As part of the state's accountability system for schools, each year parents are given an opportunity to answer questions about their child's school. This information is then shared on a state "Report Card." Survey results are also provided to schools and districts to guide their improvement efforts.

Because the state is sponsoring this survey, our schools are dropping a different survey we ask parents to take.

We encourage you to look for the state survey in your email inbox and take a few minutes to complete it. We will also survey students and staff as part of this accountability measure.

Mission focused: Our students will be literate

Every Caldwell student takes the Caldwell Writing Assessment. I interviewed our staff to find out how this assessment helps inform instruction as we strive to reach our goal "every student is literate." Take a look!
Caldwell Writing Assessment 2020

Important dates

Feb. 10 - Caldwell School Board meeting
Feb. 10- 14 Parent Teacher Conferences - check with school for details.
Feb. 14 - No school students

Feb. 17 - No school Presidents' Day
March 9 - Caldwell School Board meeting

March 12 - End of third quarter

March 23-27 - Spring Break

Read the School Board Report!

The Board Report recaps what happened at the monthly school board meeting.

Superintendent N. Shalene French

Committed to Caldwell School District's mission, vision, and values to ensure equity and access for all students.