Caldwell School District Update
From Superintendent Dr. N. Shalene French
Meet the Teacher Night
We invite you to join us for Meet the Teacher and Back to School Night events. We are looking forward to the upcoming school year and hope you will join us in celebrating this exciting time of year.
- Caldwell High School - Cougarpalooza, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Canyon Springs High School - Back to School Night, Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- Jefferson Middle School - Back to School Ice Cream Social, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:00pm to 6:45pm. *Students may come and get their preliminary schedules, tour the school, and leave with an ice cream treat.
- Syringa Middle School - Back to School Night, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
- Lewis & Clark Elementary School - Meet the Teacher Night, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Lincoln Elementary School - Back to School Night, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Sacajawea Elementary School - Meet the Teacher, Friday, August 12, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Washington Elementary School - Meet the Teacher, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- Wilson Elementary School - Meet the Teacher, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
- Van Buren Elementary School - Meet the Teacher, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Owen Does Good
Every year the Teichert family chooses a service project in honor of their son Owen, who passed away in infancy. This year, the Teichert family selected the new Washington Kindergarten teachers, Ashley Turner and Leona Sandoval, for their service project. Volunteers from Owen Does Good delivered and organized classroom supplies for the new teachers.
"I think that is the nature of this project, these people are learning about our son and his legacy, and we are able to give back to the community during the process," said Kathryn Teichert.
Spotlight on Caldwell Welding Program
Caldwell High School students Gage Schleicher, Stone Stills, and Wyatt Felton represented Caldwell in the National SkillsUSA welding competition held in Atlanta, Georgia last month. Through the coaching and support of their welding instructor, Mr. Ivak Cooper, the team came in eleventh out of the 40 high school teams competing.
Gage, Stone, and Wyatt prepared for the event by establishing a rigorous practice schedule. They spent many hours collaborating, problem solving, designing, and completing welding tasks in preparation for the competition.
The team has expressed how they "can't wait until next year, and they want to win it all!"
We are very grateful for Mr. Cooper and proud of Gage, Stone, and Wyatt!
Recognizing that schools are the primary source of meals and nutrition for many students in our community, Maylee and Keira are hoping to lay a foundation for system change that will lead to increased access to healthy foods and a better understanding of proper hydration practices.
Maylee and Keira are supported by local University of Idaho Extension staff and the Well Connected Communities National Health Initiative. They look forward to sharing their project with other students, district staff, and community members.
First Day of School: Monday, August 15
We are excited to see you on Monday, August 15, 2022. Please click here to view the upcoming school calendar.
*To view your child's high school or middle school schedule for the upcoming school year, log into your Skyward Parent Portal. Once you are logged in, click on the SCHEDULE tab on the left-hand side of the webpage to view their schedule.
BE READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is only a few days away. Make sure you are ready by getting your school supplies NOW. Click here to view the school supply list for all K-5 students.
*The high school supply lists are very specific to the classes. The supply lists will be available after school starts and students have their schedules.
BUS ROUTE CHANGES
Caldwell Transportation Company (CTC) has been conducting an in-depth review of routing from last season and found many routes and students stops can be consolidated and/or streamlined. CTC is looking at every possible avenue to make the 2022-2023 school year as successful as possible for everyone.
Parents, please be sure to check Skyward for new student stops, times, and bus numbers. As always, we appreciate the supportive working relationship we enjoy with our schools, parents, and community. We are looking forward to another great year!
There is nothing more important to Caldwell School District than the safety and health of our students, our staff, and their families. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across Canyon County, it is very likely your child may come into close contact with a COVID-19 positive case. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow our District COVID-19 Plan.
Our main goal is to keep schools open and to keep students attending.
We encourage you to learn more at CDC Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools.
COVID-19 DECISION TREE
WE ARE HIRING!
Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Caldwell School District has a number of open positions.
If you know someone who would be a good fit for any of these positions, please encourage them to apply online at www.caldwellschools.org.
We provide substitute teacher training through STEDI.org.
Looking for something fun to do? Below are a few upcoming community events happening in Caldwell. To find out about more events happening in Caldwell visit the City of Caldwell Community Events Calendar.
Early Learning Collaborative
Come join the fun and all the festivities on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Griffiths Park from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This event is in partnership with 2C Kids Succeed.
Caldwell Night Rodeo
The 98th Annual Caldwell Night Rodeo will be held August 16-20, 2022. Arena gates open at 5:30pm with the Pro Rodeo beginning at 7:45pm.
WICAP Youth BBQ
Celebrate youth in Canyon County and learn more about WICAP with free food and games on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, starting at 12:00pm at Memorial Park.