• District News - September 2017


    Dina was named Washington State Science Teachers Association Teacher of the Year over the summer! Dina's work on behalf of students in Cascade and throughout the state make this award well deserved. She worked on many OSPI science committees, is a Science Fellow, collaborated with teachers to implement science standards and provided guidance to Wenatchee River Institute on their education programs.  

    The 5th grade students at Osborn consistently score at the highest levels on the state assessment.  This is a team effort that Dina has helped to support and lead throughout the system.  Congratulations Mrs Ashcraft!!!


    We had a smooth beginning to our 2017-18 school year.  Thank you to all staff for your efforts in making our first few days of school a success!  

    We invite you to visit each of our school websites and get familiar with the information that we provide there for each of the schools.

    Spend some time logging into Family Access (under Quick Links) and verify/update ALL of your students info in our database.  

    You can register for sports in the data verification area, pay for ASB cards, sports fees, and school meals.  You can apply for free/reduced breakfast/lunch in family access too (done annually). Or you can go to Nutrition Services and use the fillable forms, sign and print them and then turn them in to school offices.

    The calendars/sourcebooks that we create each year are ready and in all buildings.  This calendar has late starts (moved to a 2 hr late start this year), beginning of year openhouse information for each school and other important information.  


    Tennis Courts
    The grand opening of the new Kodiak Courts was celebrated with a small gathering of Cascade tennis players and staff early the morning of August 7, 2017.
    After a speech given by Superintendent, Bill Motsenbocker, we were honored to have Cascade Tennis players conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the six new courts. Afterwards, the students and staff enjoyed being the first to play a round of tennis on the new structure.  These courts are strictly for tennis and pickleball (all six are lined for pickleball) and are open from 7 am until dusk.  Lights were not in the budget this time around, but we were able to run conduit and electrical for lights in the future.  

    The Cascade Youth Summer Tennis Program that occurred August 14-17 for youths in grades 3-8 was a huge success!  A lot of kids learning some great skills with Mr. H. 

    Alpine Lakes Elementary is moving steadily forward on time and on budget.  The block section on the left of the photo is the mult-purpose room and cafeteria.  The two-story academic wing is on the right in the photo and will contain the classrooms and library.  The administrative office, staff room, conference rooms, and teacher work space will be on the main floor just to the right of the multi-purpose room.  Alpine Lakes is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 for grades 3-5.  For more information, please visit our Construction pages.

    Alpine Lakes Elementary


    The Cascade High School  (see photo below) construction and modernization project is on time and budget with a final completion expected in winter of the 2018-19 school year.  This is a phased project with occupation of portions of the new school happening at scheduled times.  This allows students to continue to utilize the school and not be placed in portables during construction. For more information, please visit our Construction pages

    Cascade High School


    If your address or phone number(s) change you can go online and update your information beginning August 1st.  Located under Quick Links on the right side of this page, click on Family Access and log in.  The parent/guardian then clicks on the "Student Data Verification" (upper left) in family access for each of their currently enrolled students.  This is where you update or verify your mailing address, phone numbers, emails, etc.  You can also fill out the FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION ON LINE HERE!!  

    Once you fill out information for one of your students and complete the step, the relevant information automatically populates into your other students.  Complete all of the steps (green check mark shows) and finish.  Free and Reduced lunch application information will then appear under "food service" on this same family access area.  Once the application is approved or declined, you will see it appear on "food service" tab, upper right side under "applications".

    Our families now have the ability to pay for fees (any sports participation fees, ASB cards, yearbooks, and food services, etc) online through family access!  You can do this anytime.  There is a $1.75 convenience fee per “cart”.  

    1. Family access can be found on the district website at www.cascadesd.org, right side under “Quick Links”
    2. Log in (get your login and password from your school building office if you don’t have it).
    3. All of your children should appear on one page. You can purchase for all of your children here.
    4. On the left side, click “Fee Management”.
    5. This should bring up the fee management page.  Click “add a fee” at your students account.
    6. At the bottom of the page you can choose the fee(s) that you would like to add – VERY IMPORTANT – click on DISPLAY FEES and check ALL OF THE BOXES, then SAVE.  This brings up ALL sports for the year.  Add as many as are applicable or that you wish to pay at this time.  Hit the back button at top right and you will see these fees then populate under your students’name.  Then go to your next student and do the same steps.  There is a family sports fee cap of $200 per family for CHS & IRMS - the system will automatically adjust when your purchase is over $200.
    7. Once you have finished adding all the fees to all of your students (including food service).  Now click “make a payment”. At this screen you update the payment amount for fees and you can also make a payment for food services (make sure you use “update payment amount” on each of these for each student). At any time if you make a mistake you can “empty the cart”.  Once you have finished with updating the amounts – you will then end up at the screen asking you to Update the cart (you will see a total line next to this button).
    8. At this point, you should have all amounts ready (fees and food service) to go for all of your students.  Click the button at the top “Pay with Vendor”.

    9.  If you have already made a previous payment on line (food service) – all of your credit card and account information will be in the system and you just click through to the end.  If not, you will need to type in and create an account along with a credit/debit card you wish to use (don’t forget an email too so the program can email a receipt to you).  
    Online Athletic Registration is now available for high school and middle school athletes.    

    Family ID


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