Hello, Cascades Elementary parents and students. I hope this letter finds you all doing well and excited for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. I and the staff at Cascades Elementary have all missed your children and can't wait for the year to begin. There are going to be some challenges that we will face this year but we are ready for anything that comes our way and please rest assured that we have a plan to make this year a great one! We are prepared to help your child learn at the highest level possible and protect them in every facet of the school day. For the upcoming school year, JPS will be using the “Flipped Classroom” model for instruction. Students will be provided with technology to take home every day. Y5-2 will receive an iPad and grades 3-12 will receive a Chromebook. Instruction will be provided five days a week online. Two days a week students will receive in-person individual instruction with their subject area teachers and in small groups to reach mastery. This provides JPS with the flexibility to meet the individual needs of students, to step forward into a full-time face-to-face as well as a step backward into a full-time at-home instruction as directed by State and local officials. All JPS will be starting at the Phase 4 category which means that masks and social distancing will be part of everyone in the building's day. These precautions are to protect you, your children, and all staff. We want everyone to be safe. Please, when possible talk to your children about the reason for the precautions and explain what social distancing means as well as what it looks like. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need some help in understanding it so that you can give your child the facts. We will get through this because we are Viking Strong! I would also like to update you on some changes for Cascade Elementary 2020-21 school year. First, we no longer have Frost Elementary as a title. We are preparing for the new building next year so w
PICTURE DAY AT CASCADES
Picture Day will be at Cascades on Mon., November 9 (Cohort A), Weds., November 11 (Online - Cohort C), and Fri., November 13 (Cohort B). They will be here from 9am - 2pm each day. Picture packet forms are going home with the students soon, and you can either order your pictures online or return the picture packet with your student. Please note that every student will have their picture taken whether they order a packet or not.
Students on Monday and Friday will have their pictures taken during the school day. Students on Wednesday (online) may come in anytime between 9 and 2. They should come to the back of the school and enter by the cafeteria. Pictures will be in the gym, and there will be staff there to guide you.
MOBILE DENTIST AT CASCADES
Mobile Dentist will be at Cascades to see students on November 5, 6, 9 and 10 during the school day. Students must have the signed permission slip before they can be seen. Forms went home with students, and there are more in the office. Please contact the office if you need additional information.
NEW UPDATED JPS APP
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