Family Newsletter

May 17 - 21


In this newsletter you will find:
  • End of year Events Calendar
  • Graduation ceremony announcement
  • Jr. High Orientation information
  • Celebrations of Student Data
  • Senior class upcoming events for families to know about
  • The Coronavirus School Data report link
  • Preschools Programming for next school year (Child Find)
  • Breakfast & lunch menus for May
  • Celebration of K-3 Achievement
  • Thank you to St. Luke's
  • and more...

Graduation is ON!!!

We will hold our Class of 2021 Graduation ceremony at Kelly's Whitewater Park again this year.

5/29/21 @ 1:00pm

We currently have no limitations on numbers of attendees. We would love it if you would come and join us in celebrating the class of 2021!

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Coming up...



  • 14-15 - District Track Meet

  • 18 - Senior Class Highway Clean up - 2:30pm - Legion Hall (Fundraiser for Sr. Trip)

  • 19 - Jr High Track Banquet - 6pm - Armstrong Park

  • 19 - Kindergarten-2nd grade Field Trip @ Zoo Boise

  • 19 - Jr High Orientation for 5th graders - 8-10am

  • 20 - State Send off & Yearbook Signing party (grades 6+) - GREY BELL SCHEDULE

  • 21-22 - State Track Meet

  • 24-26 - Jr High Volleyball Camp

  • 25-28 - MAP testing (K-10)

  • 24-25 Senior Trip - Seniors are gone

  • 24 - ISAT Celebration day - 12-3pm - Baseball fields

  • 27 - Spring Concert - K-12 - (Elem call: 5:30pm start: 6pm)(Jr/Sr call: 6:30 start: 7pm)

  • 28 - Senior Walk of Fame - 8:15am - North to South Hallways

  • 28 - Graduation Practice - 1:30pm @ KWP

  • 28 - Senior Assembly & Rock Paper Scissor Tournament - GREY BELL SCHEDULE (Assembly at 2:31pm)

  • 29 - Graduation at 1pm @ KWP

  • 31 - No School - Memorial Day


  • 28/1 - Final Exams

  • 2 - Kindergarten Graduation - 1pm

  • 2 - Last Day of School for students - Early Release at 1:30pm

  • 3 - Last day of school for Staff - Data Celebration and end of year wrap up/check out

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Scholarships Calendar

Click here to see upcoming scholarships, deadlines, and the information needed to complete each one.

Face Coverings Wanted

If you have found yourself with more reusable face coverings than you ever imagined (or maybe just more than you could possibly need), please send them into school to Nurse Swanson. We will be laundering them appropriately for re-use.
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Congratulations New FFA Officers

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Jr High Orientation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The orientation will take place during the school day and will include the following pieces:

General welcome message from Mrs. Stevenson & Mr. Blaser

  • Student handbook (Mrs. Stevenson)

  • Courses (Mrs. Swanson)

School tour and locker demonstration/practice (Mrs. Swanson)

Go to the FFA Classroom until the end of the class period to meet assigned 6th grader and shadow them to the next class (Art).

Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Athletics & extracurricular opportunities (Mr. Lee)

Parents are welcome to attend, please contact Mr. Lavin (5th grade teacher) to notify that you will be attending.

Elementary Lost & Found

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Senior Class Events:

Highway Cleanup:

We are participating in the highway clean up as a service project because Midas Gold supported us financially for our senior trip. All senior students are expected to participate. Students should meet at Cascade American Legion at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18th with work gloves and appropriate clothing to do the job. We will also be participating in another service project that will include placing hay on the spring and helping to remove trees from the upper end of the runway in thanks for Midas Gold's support; this later project will be done during our senior trip.

Senior Walk of Fame:

This is the ceremonious "Final Walk Down the Halls of Cascade Schools." Family is invited to attend. The Walk of fame will start close to 8:15am on 5/28/21.

Senior Trip Requirements:

Students have been given weekly reminders since mid- April and all students have access to their grades on PowerSchool. We have been pulling weekly grades and doing our best to track students who are at risk due to attendance as well. Students who are at risk due to attendance have been given opportunities to make up their time with Mrs. Stevenson. All grades must be passing (including IDLA& Edgenuity) by Friday, May 21.

Senior Trip:

Itinerary for Mackay Bar Outfitters and Guest Ranch

Joni & Buck Dewey, Owners


May 23rd, 7:15 a.m.

Students to meet at the school on Sunday, May 23rd at 7:15 a.m. so that we can have administration and/or Valley County Sheriff Dept. check through student bags before loading the vehicles to go to Vinegar Creek Boat Ramp.

7:45/8:00 a.m.--Depart for Vinegar Creek Boat Ramp

11:15/30 a.m.--unload bags for pickup by Mackay Bar Outfitters

12:00 noon--pickup at Vinegar Creek for Mackay Bar Outfitters Ranch

2:00 pm - Unload and get settled in rooms (might have to make two runs to Vinegar Creek to get all luggage …. Depending on how high water levels are)

3-5pm – Completion of 2-hours of service just after their arrival to the ranch. Their service project will include placing hay on the spring and helping to remove trees from the upper end of the runway

6:30 – Dinner served in lodge and out on patio for chaperones

Monday 5/24:

9 – breakfast

10-5 Jet Boat tour on up river with a To-go lunch

6:30 – Dinner served in lodge and out on patio for chaperones

Tuesday 5/25:

9 – breakfast

10-10:30 load boats

10:45 – Load boats to head back down river arriving at noon.

12:00/noon--Meet school bus to load and return to Cascade

3:00/3:15 p.m.--expected to return to Cascade School

Student and Chaperone Expectations/Spectator Conduct for Co-Curricular Events:

Any person, including an adult, who behaves in an unsportsmanlike manner during an athletic or co-curricular event may be ejected from the event the person is attending and/or denied admission to school events for up to a year, after a Board hearing. Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but most certainly are not limited to:

1. using vulgar or obscene language or gestures;

2. possessing or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or illegal substance;

3. possessing a weapon;

4. fighting or otherwise striking or threatening another person;

5. failing to obey the instructions of a security officer or school district employee; and

6. engaging in any activity which is illegal or disruptive of the educational process.


Practice 5/28/21 @ 1:30pm

Report to KWP for the ceremony @ 12:15pm

  • Graduate must follow school dress code rules
  • no limitations to number of allowable guests for graduates.

Last day of School is June 2

Elementary Celebration

We want to share the great news --- The Elementary classes came in at an average of 80% proficient. This is a huge celebration and we are so proud of the students and staff!

Thank you to:

  • Families for trusting us with your children, our programs, and processes.
  • Mrs. Weirum and Mrs. Guest for continued dedication to providing the highest quality instruction possible.
  • Mrs. Anthony and Mrs. Updegraff for providing rich re-teaching opportunities for all kids that need it.
  • Cascade School Board for supporting the continuous improvement initiatives put in place by school Administration.
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Child Find Ages 3+

What is Project Child Find?

An effort coordinated by your local school system and the Exceptional Children Division, State Department of Public Instruction, to:

  • Locate and identify children and youth ages birth through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services.
  • Inform parents and/or guardians of the services available from their local school system and other state and community agencies.

Who Are the Children?

Children and youth who have been diagnosed or are suspected to have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from a regular school program without special assistance.

What Help is Available?

  • A complete evaluation and, if appropriate,
  • An Individualized Education Program for children with a disability beginning at age three,
  • An Individual Family Service Plan for each child with a disability birth through 2, or
  • A referral to other agencies when needed.

Cascade Schools will be hosting this event for the Community of Cascade on August 11 - please sign up for an appointment.

Thank You St. Luke's

Thank you for the grant to assist Cascade School District with purchasing Nursing supplies for our K-12 students. We appreciate the partnership!
Weekly CoronaVirus Data School Report

Click here to go to the report

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Cascade School District

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