Central Cass

Mid-Year Newsletter 2019-20

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 2019-20 school year!


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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Important 2020 Dates:

  • January 6th- School Resumes
  • January 10th- End of Quarter 2
  • January 20th- No School (Staff Professional Development)
  • February 17th- EARLY OUT 1:30 pm (Parent-Teacher Conference 2-8:00 pm)
  • February 20th- End of Trimester 2
  • February 21st- No School
  • February 27th & 28th - 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 6th- No School (Storm Day)
  • March 19th- End of Quarter 3
  • March 20th- No School (Storm Day)
  • April 10th & 13th- No School (April 13th Storm Day)
  • May 22nd- Last day of School
  • May 24th- 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!

Schedules

Remember to check out the quick link on our website for schedules, early dismissals, late starts, arrival times, and lunchtimes. The link is found on our homepage and also under the Parents and Community Tab. Click HERE to view it now.

Parent Guide to ESSA State and Local Report Cards

Dear Parent/Guardian,


North Dakota launched a new website last year designed to help communities across the state to access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Insights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including:

• Test Scores

• Graduation Rates

• English Language Progress

• Student Attendance


Insights, or more commonly referred to as the “Dashboard,” is part of North Dakota’s accountability system. It was one of the next steps in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and placed the focus on equity for all students.

As a team, we want to work together to continue to improve the educational programs at Central Cass Public School.

To find out more information about Central Cass Public Schools, visit our school website

(https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/) under the About Us section, then Central Cass Insight or click HERE.

If you have questions about this information, please contact the school.


Thank you,

Central Cass Administration

Central Cass Accountability Snapshot

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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.


PLEASE NOTE: When school is two hours late the building will also open two hours late. Students may not be in the building while there is no one available to supervise.

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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Registration is now open for our Regular Ed Pre-Kindergarten Program. It will remain open until full and will be offered by a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes will be limited to 12 students.

NOTE: Applications will 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!

Please call 701-347-5353, email or stop up at the school if you have any questions and see our website for more details and to register!
https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/Page/534

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Gearing Up for Kindergarten

Central Cass is accepting applications for students who will turn five before August 1, 2020, 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. The deadline to register will be January 15, 2020, and is limited to the first 75 students. Thank you!
https://www.central-cass.k12.nd.us/GearingUp

After School Program

We begin accepting spots for our After School Program for the 2020-2021 School Year. See our flyer below for more information.
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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.

Outdoor Learning Spaces

At Central Cass, we believe that by exposing our students to a wide array of learning environments and opportunities to explore we are helping develop critical thinkers, good communicators, and great collaborators. With this thought process in mind, we have started to map out our outdoor learning spaces around our Central Cass campus. Several of our zones are still in the planning process but many are completed and ready for student and community use. Check out our attached map and let us know if you have any questions.
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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 $718,775 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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Also, mark your calendars for the Young Musicians Festival on February 29th, ExtravaBANDza on May 12th, and the Variety Show on May 14th.

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

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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 10 Year Feature Teachers/Staff

Our 15 Year Feature Teachers/Staff

Our 20 Year Feature Teachers/Staff

OUR 25 YEAR FEATURE TEACHERS/Staff

Our 30 Year Feature Teachers/Staff

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