Rambler Family Newsletter

Week of November 16

Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/27 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


In this newsletter you will find:

  • Information about how to access State Relief funds that can assist you with learning needs for your learners.
  • Winter Sports information & updates
  • Nurse Swanson's most current newsletter
  • The Coronavirus School Data report link
  • An invitation to become a substitute teacher
  • A school calendar
  • and more...

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.


Funding is Available to

Support Your Child's Learning Needs

Idaho families are facing many challenges as they are forced to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances in their children’s education because of COVID-19. Funding is now available to help Idaho children, including Cascade School District children, whose education has been impacted by COVID-19. Through the Strong Families, Strong Students program Idaho families are provided access to grant funds to help with their students learning.

Strong Families, Strong Students

Is a program funded by Idaho’s Coronavirus Relief Funds, which provides Idaho students access to grant dollars that can be used to purchase educational goods and services that their families decide their students need.

Who can apply?

If you are a parent or guardian of an Idaho public, private, parochial, student(s) in grades K 12— impacted by a COVID-19-related full or partial Idaho school closure or the parent or guardian of a home schooled student who experienced a COVID-19-related employment disruption— you can apply for these funds.

Eligible Families can:

  • Receive a credit for $1,500 per child or up to $3,500 per family.
  • Purchase computers and technology, pay for internet access, instructional materials, fees for courses, tutoring services and educational services and therapies through approved vendors available through the on-line marketplace.
  • Seek reimbursement for eligible education expenses paid for between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.
  • Once the account is created, monies are deposited into a digital wallet and available to be spent through the current school year.
  • When you apply please have evidence of your child’s, or children’s, public or private school enrollment and a copy of your 2019 tax return.
  • If you home school, please have a proof of residence available when you apply.


Enrollment will be open from October 21, 2020 to December 15, 2020. Awards will be issued first on economic need and then on a first come first serve basis. All dollars must be allocated to families no later than December 31, 2020. However, families have until June 30 to spend their money once it is in their digital wallet.

Review FAQ

Learn More and Apply at:


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The matrix above shows Cascade School's response whenever a State Stage or Central District Health (CDH) category changes. The colors in the middle of the chart represent what part of our plan we will follow. For example, if we are in Stage 3 as a State and category Red-open from CDH, then the School Board will decide the plan. If the State is in Stage 2 and CDH is in Red-Open, then Cascade Schools will follow the Yellow plan.
Remote Learning Program

Click here for more information


Winter Sports Update: IHSAA has released rules and guidelines for beginning Winter Sports Seasons. At this time, schools are ALL currently updating their protocols. Our primary goal is to keep athletes safe while they compete. We hope to have a unified Long Pin 1A D2 policy for spectators that meets the IHSAA and Health Department guidelines very soon. In the meantime, we are also prepping our new streaming service that will allow spectators to watch all home events live via any streaming device through the NFHS Network. We would prefer to have live spectators, but please be prepared for the possibility of extremely limited or even NO spectators. The details of events change daily right now, so please check MaxPreps.com for up to date schedules and pay attention to upcoming newsletters for additional information. We will keep you informed as best we can.

Girls HS Basketball began 11/2/20

Boys HS Basketball begins 11/13/20

JH Boys & Girls Basketball begins the week of January 4th (TBD).

Weekly CoronaVirus Data School Report

Click here to go to the report

Cascade School District

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