Current School Year Announcements
Hybrid Instruction PreK-2 starts Oct 12
Cascade School District has been approved by the Chelan Douglas Health District to begin Hybrid Instruction (part remote/part in-person) for grades PreK-2 beginning Monday, Oct 12th. Families who have students at Kodiak Cubs, Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School and Beaver Valley will receive information regarding this directly from their schools. In order to keep students and staff safe, we will follow health precautions including filling out the daily health screening questions prior to boarding a bus or arriving at school (through Qualtrics email, text or paper - if you have questions regarding this, contact your school office), staying home when sick, washing hands, wearing face coverings, small group sizes and maintaining social distancing. If you missed the family zoom Q&A on Oct 6th, please visit PD's webpage for links to view the recording.
As we plan to come back, parents who do not wish their elementary student to come onsite to school no matter the schedule MUST communicate this with their child's school.
In addition, the open coaching period for high school athletics in groups of five (outdoors) and limited community use of school grounds begins Mon., Oct 5th.
Masking up, washing hands, and practicing social distancing has given us great results and the infection rate is dropping!
We are very grateful to all of our Cascade families. We know that Continuous Learning 2.0 requires a lot from parents, and we want to let you know how much we appreciate you.
USDA has allowed us to provide meals for free (until end of December 2020) to all Cascade students who want them at the following times and locations. Please be aware that sometimes bus drivers are dropping students off before they arrive at the location, so there may be slight delays upon occasion.
Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School, Peshastin
Beaver Valley School, Plain
Blewett Fire Station, Blewett (Valley Hi)
Cascade High School, Leavenworth
Dryden Softball Field Park, Dryden
Free & Reduced Meal Applications
Please take the time to see if you qualify for free and/or reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year. The USDA provided free "grab and go" meals that have been provided (see schedule above) from the start of school - will end at the end of December 2020. If you have an approved application in place, as we come back to school, your student's free and reduced meal pricing will be in place for the remainder of the school year.
Broadband Speed Survey
The Washington State Department of Commerce is conducting a broadband access and speed survey. It would be very helpful if every family participated in this survey so that the state can have an accurate measure of the availability and lack thereof of broadband in our district. You can either participate in the speed test or you can enter an address with no available service. Please see: https://www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-statewide-broadband-act/speedtestsurvey/.
If your child needs technology support, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org from their school email or a school device. If you are a parent of a student in grades 3-12, and you are getting too many Canvas notifications, you can click a link at a bottom of a message called Update your Notification Settings. That will help you manage how many notifications you are getting.
Mental Health Support
We know that this time is difficult for many people. Our school counselors are working remotely and are available. Students or parents (on behalf of the student) can email the individual counselor directly to set up contact. In addition, teens who need support can call or text 1-866-TEENLINK (1-866-833-6546). Other resources include the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255); Mental Health Crisis Line (509)662-7105 or (800)852-2923; and the Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741. Aisha Houghton, Clinical Social Worker from Cascade Medical Center, is available at (509)881-9463.