Cashmere Middle School

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    Special Education Covid-19 Closure Impacts

    Please click HERE to view information from the Cashmere School District's Federal Programs Director, Lisa Avila, on how the Covid-19 closure is impacting our Special Education Services.

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  • March 31, 2020

    Chieftain Families,

    As we continue on this journey of learning how to negotiate school while not being in school, I want to assure you that our teachers will continue to communicate weekly learning activities with students/families. The great news, this is a new requirement from the state, but the Cashmere School District Staff have already been doing this for almost 3 weeks.  

    For CMS this looks like:

    • Weekly e-mail and/or Google Classroom assignments from teachers with suggested activities for each grade level.
    • Many but not all teachers are hosting Zoom meetings to offer instruction and to check in with classes.
    • Please don’t hesitate to email your student’s teacher if you have any questions. We miss seeing our students each day and look forward to connecting with you each week via e-mail.

    Spring Break

    We will be honoring our previously scheduled Spring Break, April 6-10.  Normally, Spring Break would be a time that schools would not offer supplemental work but since this year is more than just a little different our staff will be emailing out possible Spring Break activities. Keep an eye out for an email before the end of this week.

    Meal Services

    Distribution of food through our bus routes and pick up WILL continue through Spring Break (4/6 - 4/10). Same times, same place!

    Virtual Spirit Week

    This week CMS is hosting a Virtual Spirit Week. Include #chieftainspiritathome when posting so we know you participated. 

    • Monday – Christmas in March
    • Tuesday – School work with your pet (real or stuffed)
    • Wednesday – Workout Wednesday
    • Thursday – College Sports Gear
    • Friday – Show your Chieftain Pride!

    Wishing you and your family safety and health,

    Sara C. Graves Principal Cashmere Middle School sgraves@cashmere.wednet.edu

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    31 de marzo de 2020

     

    Familias Chieftan,

     

    A medida que continuamos con este paso de aprender a negociar la escuela sin estar en la escuela, quiero asegurarles que nuestros maestros continuarán comunicando actividades de aprendizaje semanales con los estudiantes/familias. La gran noticia es que este es un nuevo requisito del estado, pero el personal del Distrito Escolar de Cashmere ya lo ha estado haciendo durante casi 3 semanas.

     

    Para CMS esto se ve así:

     

    • Correo electrónico semanal y/o tareas a través de Google Classroom de maestros con actividades sugeridas para cada nivel de grado.
    • Muchos, pero no todos los maestros, organizan reuniones de Zoom para ofrecer instrucción y ponerse en contacto con las clases.
    • No dude en enviar un correo electrónico al maestro de su hijo si tiene alguna pregunta. Extrañamos a nuestros estudiantes todos los días y esperamos conectarnos con usted cada semana por correo electrónico.

     

    Vacaciones de primavera

    Vamos a honrar nuestras vacaciones de primavera programadas previamente, del 6 al 10 de abril. Normalmente, las vacaciones de primavera serían un momento en que las escuelas no ofrecerían trabajo suplementario, pero dado que este año es más que un poco diferente, nuestro personal enviará por correo electrónico posibles actividades de vacaciones de primavera. Esté atento a un correo electrónico antes del final de esta semana.

     

    Servicios de comidas

    La distribución de alimentos a través de nuestras rutas de autobús y la opción de recoger las comidas continuará durante las vacaciones de primavera (4/6 - 4/10). ¡Las mismas horas, el mismo lugar!

     

    Semana del espíritu virtual

    Esta semana, CMS está organizando una semana de espíritu virtual. Incluyan #chieftainspiritathome al publicar para saber que han participado.

    • lunes – Navidad en Marzo
    • martes – Trabajo escolar con su mascota (real o de peluche)
    • miércoles – Miércoles de Ejercicio
    • jueves – Vestuario/Equipo Deportivo Universitario
    • viernes – ¡Muestra tu Orgullo de Chieftan!

     

    Deseándoles a usted y a su familia seguridad y salud,

     

    Sara C. Graves

    Directora

    Escuela Secundaria de Cashmere

    sgraves@cashmere.wednet.edu

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    AT HOME SPIRIT WEEK!!

    STARTS MARCH 30th

    Spirit Week

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  • March 24, 2020

     

    Cashmere Chieftain Families,

     

    In the past week our staff has worked incredibly hard to get extended learning opportunities ready for students.  Each day seems to bring a new or different set of recommendations or guidance which is also keeping us on our toes.  Thank you for being patient with us as we worked through the unknown and new expectations of this unusual time.

     

    The CMS office will be closed starting tomorrow at 3PM until after Spring Break.  Our phones are being forwarded and will continue to be answered during normal business hours. 

     

    Meal delivery and pick up is happening Monday through Friday for any person living in Cashmere between the ages of 0-18. If you would like to sign-up for services, please call our office 509-782-2001.

    There are two options for receiving meals:

    • Curbside Pick-Up at Vale Elementary from 10-11AM.
    • Drop-off at bus stops. Our buses are running their 2-hour late start schedule. Please have students bring a box or bag to the drop off site so staff members can place the meal in the box while still maintaining a safe social distance.

     

    CMS teachers will be phone calling parents once a week to check-in on their students. We do miss our Chieftains terribly.  If you have questions or concerns, you can always ask during those weekly calls.

     

    CMS is offering extended learning opportunities to our students.  These may include activities to engage in learning opportunities during the school closure.  These activities are not meant to replace instruction that typically takes place in a classroom, nor are they intended to be a substitute for in-person learning.  The resources are intended to support families in keeping children engaged and practicing skills previously learned.  Although some work may be labeled by week, they can be completed at any time, in any order. Many of our student can access these activities via google classroom.  Packets can be picked up in the CMS foyer between 8AM – 3PM today and tomorrow, after that our building will be closed until after Spring Break.

     

    Missing my Chieftains,

     

     

     

    Sara C. Graves

    Principal

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    23 de Marzo 2020

     

    Familias de Cashmere Chieftains,

     

    La semana pasada, nuestro personal ha trabajado increíblemente duro para preparar las oportunidades de aprendizaje extendido para los estudiantes. Cada día trae un conjunto nuevo o diferente de recomendaciones u orientación que también nos mantiene alerta. Gracias por ser paciente con nosotros mientras trabajamos a través de las nuevas y desconocidas expectativas de este momento inusual.

     

    La oficina de CMS estará cerrada empezando a las 3PM el 25 marzo hasta el fin de la vacación de la primavera. Todavía recibiremos las llamadas por teléfono y serán contestados durante las horas de negocio normales.

     

    La entrega y recogida de comidas se realiza de lunes a viernes para cualquier persona que viva en Cashmere entre las edades de 0-18. Si desea a los servicios, llame a nuestra oficina al 509-782-2001.

    Hay dos opciones para recibir comidas:

    • Recogida en la acera enfrente de Vale Elementary de 10-11 a.m.
    • Dejar en las paradas de autobús. Nuestros autobuses están ejecutando su horario de inicio tardío de 2 horas. Pídales a los estudiantes que traigan una caja o una bolsa al lugar de entrega para que los miembros del personal puedan colocar la comida en la caja mientras mantienen una distancia social segura.

     

    Los maestros de CMS llamarán a los padres una vez cada semana para chequear en sus estudiantes. Extrañamos terriblemente a nuestros Chieftains. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, siempre puede preguntar durante esas llamadas semanales.

     

    CMS ofrece oportunidades extendidas de aprendizaje a nuestros estudiantes. Estos pueden incluir actividades para participar en oportunidades de aprendizaje durante el tiempo que la escuela está cerrada. Estas actividades no intentan a reemplazar la instrucción que generalmente se lleva a cabo en un salón de clase, ni intentan ser un sustituto del aprendizaje en persona. Los recursos intentan ayudar a las familias a mantener a los niños comprometidos y practicar las habilidades previamente aprendidas. Aunque algunos trabajos pueden ser etiquetados por semana o día específica, se pueden completar en cualquier momento, en cualquier orden. Muchos de nuestros estudiantes pueden accesar a estas actividades a través de sus clases en Google. Los paquetes se pueden recoger y entregar en el vestíbulo del CMS entre las 8AM - 3 p.m. de lunes a viernes.

     

    Extrañando a mis Chieftains,

     

     

    Sara C. Graves

    Principal

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    FREE MEAL DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

    Beginning Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 24th, the Cashmere School District will be offering breakfast and lunch grab-n-go meals. Free meals will be served to all children, aged 18 and under (both enrolled and not enrolled within the Cashmere School District). Meal distribution will be provided via our bus route transportation. We will be operating on the 2-hour delayed start schedule. We will also distribute meals, curbside at the front of Vale Elementary, in the bus lane, from 10:00 -11:00 am. If you are interested in participating in this free meal distribution program, please contact your child’s school.

     

    DISTRIBUCION DE COMIDAS GRATUITAS

    Comenzando el jueves, 19 de marzo hasta el viernes, 24 de abril, el Distrito Escolar de Cashmere estará ofreciendo desayunos y almuerzos tipo “grab-n-go”/tomar y llevar.  Se servirán comidas gratuitas a todos los menores de 18 años (inscritos y no inscritos en el Distrito Escolar de Cashmere).  La distribución de comidas será proveída a través de nuestra ruta de autobuses.  Estaremos operando con el horario de inicio tardío de dos horas.  También distribuiremos comidas, al frente de la Escuela Vale, en la zona de los autobuses, de las 10:00-11:00 am.  Si está interesado en participar en este programa de distribución de comidas gratis, comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo.

     

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    MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL SARA GRAVES

    3/17/20

    Please click on the link below to see the update from the principal.

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    Parent Letter-Spanish

     

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  • Books

    MESSAGE FROM MRS. MILNE

    Chieftains:  I created an instagram account so we can share book reviews, pictures, updates, and reading suggestions. Please join to keep our readers connected.  Follow @cmslibrary_milne

    **Also you should be able to take A.R. tests (Accelerated Reader) at home now.

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  • Child Care for Health Care Workers and First Responders

    We are developing a plan to coordinate childcare for health care workers and first responders during the school closure.  If you work in the medical field, EMS(ambulance), fire department, or police department and are not able to find adequate childcare, please contact Rhett Morgan at rmorgan@cashmere.wednet.edu or (509)782-2211.  

     

    Cuidado de Niños Para Trabajadores de Salud y Personal de Primera Respuesta

    Estamos desarrollando un plan para coordinar el cuidado de niños para los trabajadores de atención médica y personal primeros en responder durante el cierre de la escuela.  Si trabaja en el campo médico, EMS (ambulancia), departamento de bomberos o departamento de policía y no puede encontrar cuidado de niños adecuado, comuníquese con Rhett Morgan al rmorgan@cashmere.wednet.edu o al (509) 782-2211.

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  • UPDATED MARCH 13, 2020

    Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members –

    At 1:30 pm this afternoon, Governor Inslee issued an executive order closing all public and private schools in an effort to effectively slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The Cashmere School District will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17th through at least April 24th, 2020.

    This decision is certainly not something we take lightly, and we haven’t had much time to process all that the closure entails.  With this unprecedented closure of schools, there is much to consider such as:

    • How might we continue working together to provide learning experiences outside of the school?
    • How might we continue to provide food service/meals for our children?
    • How might we work with our community partners to continue to provide child care for medical professionals and working families?

    Administration and staff are working collaboratively to answer these questions and so many more.  While we do not have all the answers right now, I can assure you that the Cashmere School District staff and administration are committed to continuing to provide quality services for our students and families during this very difficult time.

    We will be working throughout the weekend and early next week to formulate more detailed plans.  The Cashmere School District will be sending out frequent updates as more information becomes available. 

    We are so grateful for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through these challenging times and unchartered territory.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school or the Cashmere District Office (509) 782-3355 should you have any additional questions.

    With respect,

     

    Glenn Johnson, Superintendent

    Cashmere School District

     

    ACTUALIZADO EL 13 DE MARZO, 2020

    Estimados Padres, Personal y Miembros de la Comunidad –

    A la 1:30 pm esta tarde, el Gobernador Inslee emitió una orden ejecutiva para el cierre de todas las escuelas públicas y privadas en un esfuerzo a efectivamente reducir la propagación del virus COVID-19.  El Distrito Escolar de Cashmere cerrará comenzando el martes, 17 de marzo hasta por lo menos el 24 de abril, 2020.

    Esta decisión no es algo que tomamos a la ligera, y no hemos tenido mucho tiempo para procesar todo lo que implica el cierre.  Con este cierre de las escuelas sin precedentes, hay mucho que considerar como lo siguiente:

    • ¿Cómo podríamos seguir trabajando juntos para proveer experiencias de aprendizaje afuera de la escuela?
    • ¿Cómo podríamos seguir proporcionando servicio de comida/alimentos para nuestros estudiantes?
    • ¿Cómo podríamos trabajar con nuestros socios de la comunidad para continuar proporcionando cuidado de niños para nuestros profesionales médicos y familias trabajadoras?

    El equipo administrativo y el personal están trabajando en colaboración para responder a estas preguntas y muchas más.  Aunque no tenemos todas las respuestas en este momento, le puedo asegurar que el personal y equipo administrativo del Distrito Escolar de Cashmere están comprometidos a continuar proporcionando servicios de calidad para nuestros estudiantes y familias durante este momento tan difícil.

    Estaremos trabajando durante el fin de semana y principios de la semana que entra para formular planes más detallados.  El Distrito Escolar de Cashmere estará mandando actualizaciones frecuentes a medida que hay más información disponible.

    Estamos muy agradecidos por su paciencia y comprensión en lo que continuamos trabajando a través de estos tiempos desafiantes y territorio desconocido.  Por favor no dude en contactar a la escuela de su hijo o a la Oficina del Distrito Escolar de Cashmere (509) 782-3355 si tiene preguntas adicionales.

    Con Respeto,

     

    Glenn Johnson, Superintendente

    Distrito Escolar de Cashmere

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    MARCH 13, 2020 12:20 PM 

    Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members –

     

    Yesterday, Governor Inslee and State School Superintendent Reykdal made an unprecedented announcement that they were cancelling school in three western Washington counties, impacting 43 school districts and over 600,000 students.   The Cashmere School District continues to work collaboratively with health professionals and government officials to help reduce the spread and effect of COVID-19.  The recent information and recommendations that we have received have led to some very difficult but necessary decisions.  The purpose of this letter is to update you on the steps our district is taking.

     

    Effective from March 13th through April 12th, the following precautions are now in place:

     

    • Cancellation of all Events/Athletics/Field Trips/Staff Travel: This includes all field trips, staff travel, extra-curricular and athletic contests.  Outdoor athletic practices will continue as planned as will “staff-led” before/after school activities such as clubs, tutorials, etc.

     

    • Limiting Non-Essential Contact: All school campuses will be closed to volunteers, visitors and guest speakers.  This precautionary measure includes not entering school buildings when picking up and dropping off kids.  Parents will continue to be allowed to visit schools for essential business only.

     

    • Community Facility Use: We are suspending community use of our indoor facilities.  District staff are contacting individuals and organizations who have reserved our facilities to inform them of these cancellations.

     

    • Medically Vulnerable Staff and Students: Staff with compromised immune systems who choose not to come to work or school must provide a release from a physician and request time off through normal leave procedures.  Students with compromised health issues that are not attending school during this time frame will be exempt from truancy procedures.  Note:  these students must follow the pre-approved absence process in order for these absences to be excused.   As long as school is in session, students will need to plan with their teachers to stay current with assignments per our usual practices when a student is absent.

     

    • Too Sick for School: If your child is not feeling well, do not send him/her to school.  If your child is kept home or sent home with a fever, cough/cold symptoms and has shortness of breath, the current guideline is to keep him/her home for 72 hours after the fever breaks and he/she is symptom free.  For all other illnesses, per district policy, the return time to school remains 24 hours.  This applies to staff members as well.

     

    Please be aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly developing situation, and we will continue to inform you when changes are made that impact students, staff, families and the community at-large.  In regards to school closure, our schools will remain open unless we are directed by local health officials or State government to close.  That said, it is important for the school district and families to proactively plan for this possibility.  We strongly encourage you to engage in discussions with family members, friends, etc. regarding childcare options in the event of a school closure.  Our staff and administration have been actively discussing what services we might be able to provide to students and families in the event of a prolonged closure of schools including:

     

    • Instructional support for students including on-line possibilities.
    • Meals for students who depend on breakfast and lunch from our food service program.
    • Childcare for children of health care workers, first responders and some of our most at-risk students whose families cannot find childcare.

     

    Like you, I worry about the anxiety and stress this event may cause for our students.  Children of all ages will need to see us modeling a sense of hope and optimism.  I urge you to consider the following for younger children support:

     

    • Answer questions when they ask, but don’t offer more information than they request
    • Model and practice good hygiene together
    • Help them be proactive in cleaning and sanitizing their own spaces
    • Keep their regular schedules and routines as much as possible
    • Limit exposure to media (television, social media)

     

    The health and well-being of our students, staff and community continues to be our number one priority.  Currently, we have no known cases of COVID-19 among students or staff in Cashmere.  We will continue to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation and are committed to keeping you updated.

     

    I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding during these challenging and unprecedented times as we work together to mitigate the spread and effects of the virus. If you have questions, please contact your student’s school or the district office at (509) 782-3355.  For additional updates, please visit our website at www.cashmere.wednet.edu.

     

    Glenn Johnson, Superintendent

    Cashmere School District

     

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  • Click on the link below to see the CORONAVIRUS updated letter:

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    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    Wednesday, March 11th, Update

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    The health, safety, and well-being of our students and our community are of paramount importance to the Cashmere School District. In response to this growing health concern, the Cashmere School District has made the decision to enact several new safety measures to balance the recommendations from Chelan County Health District with continuing regular operations of our schools to reduce the risks to our learning community. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus to our region, the Chelan-Douglas Health District has advised schools and other organizations to avoid bringing groups of people together and to consider postponing public events and gatherings. Therefore, effective immediately, we have cancelled and/or postponed all indoor sports, events, and meetings involving the public held inside school District facilities. The cancellation will be in effect through April 3rd at which time we will re-assess the situation. Outdoor events (including athletics) will not be affected by this cancelation. We will continue to monitor the situation as information is made available.

    This cancellation/postponement impacts:

    • Athletic and extracurricular indoor competitions

    • All non-school organized indoor activities and gatherings

    • Public meetings scheduled in school facilities

    • Public events and functions (dances, plays, concerts, festivals)

    • Community user groups (youth sports organizations, churches, non-profits)

    We recognize the inconvenience and impact that this decision has on the community, however, this action will contribute significantly to the region-wide effort to mitigate social contact and minimize the spread of the illness. These steps align with precautions being implemented by our neighboring districts and continue to support normal school day operations, per Public Health recommendations.

    While the information on COVID-19 is changing day-to-day, our schools will remain open unless directed otherwise. We are working directly with state, regional, and local epidemiologists, doctors, and other public health officials to make the most informed decision for our students, staff, families, and the community. Currently, the Department of Health is not recommending that schools proactively close, and we need to do our best to remain open for students to continue learning. We are taking steps to ensure that our school facilities are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. We have also taken proactive measures to minimize the spreading of germs and are continuing to encourage students and staff to regularly wash their hands with soap and water throughout the day.

    We believe the Cashmere School District plays an important role in limiting the spread of this virus, and this is the best decision in light of COVID-19 information we have available to us at this time. More information is available on the District’s COVID-19 updates page www.cashmere.wednet.edu.

     

    Glenn Johnson, Superintendent

    Cashmere School District

     

    miércoles, 11 de marzo

    Estimados Padres, Personal, y Miembros de la Comunidad,

    La salud, seguridad, y bien estar de nuestros estudiantes y nuestra comunidad son la importancia primordial del Distrito Escolar de Cashmere. En respuesta a este creciente problema de salud, el Distrito Escolar de Cashmere ha tomado la decisión de establecer varios métodos nuevos de seguridad para balancear las recomendaciones del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Chelan con continuar operaciones regulares de nuestras escuelas para reducir los riesgos a nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje. Debido a la propagación del virus COVID-19 en nuestra región, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Chelan ha aconsejado a las escuelas y otras organizaciones que eviten reunir a grupos de personas y que consideren posponer eventos públicos y reuniones. Por lo tanto, efectivo inmediatamente, hemos cancelado y/o pospuesto todos los deportes interiores, eventos, y juntas que involucran el público y se llevan a cabo en instalaciones del Distrito interiores. La cancelación será efectiva hasta el 3 de abril y en ese momento volveremos a evaluar la situación. Eventos al aire libre (incluyendo deportivos) no serán afectados por esta cancelación. Continuaremos vigilando la situación a medida que esté disponible la información.

    Esta cancelación/posponimiento impacta:

    • Prácticas y competencias atléticas y extracurriculares en interiores
    • Todas las actividades y reuniones interiores no escolares
    • Reuniones públicas programadas en las instalaciones escolares
    • Eventos públicos y funciones (bailes, obras, conciertos, festivales)
    • Grupos de usuarios comunitarios (organizaciones de deportes juveniles, iglesias, organizaciones sin fines de lucro)

    Reconocemos la inconveniencia e impacto que esta decisión tiene en la comunidad, sin embargo, esta acción contribuirá significativamente a los esfuerzos de toda la región para mitigar contacto social y reducir la propagación de la enfermedad. Estos pasos alinean con precauciones implementadas por nuestros distritos vecinos y continúan apoyando las operaciones normales del día escolar, según las recomendaciones de la Salud Publica.

    Mientras que la información sobre COVID-19 está cambiando día a día, nuestras escuelas permanecerán abiertas a menos que se indique lo contrario. Estamos trabajando directamente con epidemiólogos, médicos y otros funcionarios de salud pública estatales, regionales y locales para tomar la decisión más informada para nuestros estudiantes, personal, familias y la comunidad. Actualmente, el Departamento de Salud no está recomendado que las escuelas cierren de manera proactiva, y debemos hacer todo los posible para permanecer abiertos para que los estudiantes continúen con su aprendizaje. Estamos tomando medidas para asegurar que nuestras instalaciones escolares se limpien y sean desinfectadas a fondo regularmente. También hemos tomado medidas proactivas para reducir la propagación de gérmenes y seguimos alentando a los estudiantes y personal para lavarse las manos regularmente con agua y jabón durante el día.

    Creemos que el Distrito Escolar de Cashmere juega un papel importante en limitar la propagación de este virus, y esta es la mejor decisión en base a la información de COVID-19 que tenemos disponible en este momento. Hay más información disponible en la página de avisos COVID-19 del Distrito www.cashmere.wednet.edu.

    Glenn Johnson, Superintendente

    Distrito Escolar de Cashmere

     

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  • Novel Coronavirus Update

    March 3, 2020

    Dear Families,

    We have been receiving information from the Washington State Department of Health and the North Central Educational Service District about the Novel Coronavirus.  Cashmere School District is also collaborating with Cashmere Medical Center in case of a possible future outbreak. There is no reason to be overly alarmed, but it is also good to be prepared.

    The symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is spread in a similar way as the flu, such as coughing and sneezing. Kids tend to have a less severe disease. It is a serious public health threat and the overall strategy is to reduce the spread of the virus. To reduce risk, we are asking for students to stay home when they are sick, avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash their hands regularly, avoid touching their face, and cover their coughs and sneezes. One additional recommendation is to use Clorox hydrogen peroxide for disinfection purposes in your home. Handwashing is better than using hand sanitizer, but if you use hand sanitizer, it is recommended that you use one with at least 60% alcohol.

    Although there are some new cases in King County, at this time, they are not recommending cancelation or avoidance of mass public gatherings for healthy individuals. However, they are recommending enhanced precautions, which means washing hands, avoiding people who are sick, and not attending these gatherings if you are sick. They also said that you might want to err on the side of caution if you are immune compromised or vulnerable and avoid mass public gatherings.

    With mid-winter break starting this week, district maintenance, custodial and transportation staff will be able to complete a “deep clean” of all facilities and buses to further reduce risk.   Depending on how the illness continues to spread and how it could impact our school district, there may be some additional mitigation strategies in the future.

    You can get more information from the Washington State Department of Health at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus and the Center for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. You may also be interested in planning resources at https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcpr%2Fareyouprepared%2Findex.htm. Also, here is a link to frequently asked questions and answers about the Coronavirus Disease-2019 and Children: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html.

    If you have additional questions, please reach out to our school nurse Amber Varrelman at avarrelman@cashmere.wednet.edu.  We will keep you updated as we receive additional information.

     

    Sincerely,

    Glenn Johnson

    Superintendent

     

    3 de Marzo, 2020

    Estimadas Familias,

    Hemos estado recibiendo información del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington y el Distrito de Servicio Educativo de Central Norte sobre el Novel Coronavirus.  El Distrito Escolar de Cashmere también está colaborando con el Centro Medico de Cashmere en caso de un posible broto en el futuro.  No hay razón para estar excesivamente alarmado, pero es bueno estar preparados.

    Los síntomas del Novel Coronavirus son fiebre, toz, y falta de respiración.  Es trasmitido de una manera similar al flu, como tosiendo y estornudando.  Los niños tienden a tener una enfermedad menos severa.  Es una seria amenaza para la salud pública y la estrategia en general es reducir el contagio del virus.  Para reducir el riesgo, estamos pidiendo que los estudiantes se queden en casa cuando están enfermos, evitar contacto cercano con gente que está enferma, lavarse las manos con regularidad, evitar tocarse la cara, y cubrir su toz y estornudos.  Una recomendación adicional es usar Clorox de peróxido de hidrógeno para desinfectar en su casa.  Lavarse las manos es mejor que usar desinfectante de manos, pero si usa desinfectante de manos, es recomendado que use uno con por lo menos 60% alcohol.

    Aunque hay algunos nuevos casos en el Condado de King, en este momento, no están recomendando cancelación o evitación de reuniones públicas masivas para individuos sanos.  Sin embargo, están recomendando precauciones aumentadas, que quiere decir lavarse las manos, evitar el contacto con gente que está enferma, y no asistir estas reuniones si está enfermo.  También han dicho que quizás quiera tomar precaución adicional si usted es inmune comprometido o vulnerable y evite las reuniones públicas.

    Con el descanso de medio-inverno que empieza esta semana, personal del departamento de mantenimiento, departamento de limpieza y departamento de transportación del Distrito Escolar de Cashmere podrán completar una “limpieza profunda” de todos los edificios y autobuses para reducir aún más el riesgo.  Dependiendo de cómo la enfermedad continúa propagándose y como puede impactar a nuestro distrito escolar, puede haber estrategias adicionales de mitigación en el futuro.

    Usted puede leer más información del Departamento de Salud del Washington en el sitio

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus y en el Centro para Control de Enfermedad https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  También puede estar interesado en los recursos de planificación en el siguiente sitio https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcpr%2Fareyouprepared%2Findex.htm.  También, aquí está un enlace para preguntas hechas frecuentemente y respuestas sobre la Enfermedad Coronavirus-19 y niños: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html.

    Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra enfermera del distrito Amber Varrelman al correo avarrelman@cashmere.wednet.edu.  Los mantendremos informados con la información más actualizada en cuanto recibamos información adicional.

     

    Atentamente,

    Glenn Johnson

    Superintendente

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  • Chieftain

    HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

    CHIEFTAIN TIMES

    The News Club has been working hard on the first edition of the school newspaper.  Please click on the link below to read the lastest edition!

     

    1st Edition Chieftain Times

    2nd Edition Chieftain Times

    3rd Edition Chieftain Times

     

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  • 6th Grade Camp

    6th Grade Camp

    Information for Parents

    April 14th 6:30 to 7:30

    Habra' inte'rprete para hispano hablantes.

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  • Cold/Flu

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  • Tree Ring

     

    To create your two pages on your personalized yearbook, please click on the following link:

    Yearbook

     

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    Blue Card

    2019-2020 BLUE CARDS 

    Support CMS activities! Buy a $15 Blue Card! On sale now the middle school office!  Get great deals and they support local businesses!  

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  • Cashmere School Clinic

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  • Apple

    CMS

    Click below on the link for the supply list at CMS.

    2019-2020 Supply List

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  • Sports

    CMS SPORTS PHYSICAL FORM

    Please click on the link below for the sports physical form if your student plans on turning out for athletics at CMS.  It can also be found under the "Athletics" tab.

     

    CSD SPORTS PHYSICAL FORM

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    New Student Online Enrollment is Here!!!

    Click here for NEW Guardian Skyward access

    Click here if you already have Skyward access

     

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  • Computer

    PARENT/STUDENT TECHNOLOGY HANDBOOK

    Please click on the link below to see the CSD Student/Parent Technology Handbook.

    Parent/Student Technology Handbook

    Spanish Parent/Student Technology Hanbook

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  • star

    GIVE OUR STAFF A STAR!!!!

    Help us recognize our outstanding CMS staff with a Chieftain Staff Star! Please click on the link below, and tell us what makes this staff member so excellent. He/she will be recognized in front of their colleagues and with a shiny star hanging in our hallways.   

    STAFF STAR ONLINE FORM

     

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  • doctor

    ATTENDANCE POLICIES

    If a student is absent from school for any reason, a parent must call the office EACH DAY 782-2001 (ext. 1) BY 9:00 am, or send a note on the day of return stating the reason and date(s) the student was absent.

     After 12 absences, parent will no longer be allowed to excuse their student.  The accepted excused absence will be from a doctor, court official, dentist, etc. or it will be considered Unexcused/Truant.

    If you are absent for any medical or counseling appointment, please bring a note or have it faxed to (509) 782-2547 from your healthcare provider. The absence will not count against your attendance with a health care provider note.

    Any absence NOT DUE to illness requires a written note from a parent/guardian and must be pre-approved by the principal, 24 hours before absence.

    If your student has an appointment, please send a note with your student in the morning for the office staff. This will help with classroom interruptions.

    ABSENCES NOT CLEARED WITHIN 48 HOURS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNEXCUSED/TRUANT

     

    POLÍTICAS DE ASISTENCIA

     

    Si un estudiante está ausente de la escuela por cualquier razón, un padre debe llamar a la oficina cada día 782-2001 (ext. 1) o enviar una nota en el día de devolución indicando el motivo y fecha (s) el estudiante estuvo ausente.

    Después de 12 faltas, padres ya no podrán excusar su estudiante. La ausencia justificada aceptada será de un médico, funcionario de la corte, dentista, etcetera.

    Si usted está ausente para cualquier médico o cita de consejería, favor de traer una nota o por fax al (509) 782-2547 de su proveedor de atención médica. La ausencia no contará contra su atención con una nota de la asistencia médica.

    Cualquier ausencia no debida a enfermedad requiere una nota por escrito de un padre o tutor y debe ser aprobado previamente por el director, 24 horas antes de la ausencia.

    Si su hijo tiene una cita, por favor envíe una nota con su hijo en la mañana por el personal de oficina. Esto le ayudará con las interrupciones de la clase.

    AUSENCIAS NO AUTORIZADAS DENTRO DE LAS 48 HORAS SERÁN CONSIDERADAS SIN EXCUSA/AUSENTE

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  • FOOD ALERGY REMINDER:

    Parents: When bringing food to the middle school please refer to the "Approved Snack List" found under "Quick Links."  All food brought to CMS, that is headed to classrooms, needs to be checked by Mrs. Varrelman, the school nurse.  Thanks!!

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  • Cashmere School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

    El Distrito Escolar de Cashmere no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados.  El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación:

    Title IX Coordinator – Scott Brown, 329 Tigner Rd, Cashmere (509) 782-2914 sbrown@cashmere.wednet.edu

    Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator – Glenn Johnson, 210 S Division, Cashmere (509) 782-3355 gjohnson@cashmere.wednet.edu

    Section 504/ADA Coordinator - Lisa Avila, 101 Pioneer Ave, Cashmere, (509) 782-2710 lavila@cashmere.wednet.edu

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  • “Notification of Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)"

     

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

     

    Parents or eligible students have the following rights in regards to student education records:

     

    • The right to inspect and review the student’s education record.  District Procedure 3231 (Student Records) specifies the process for the inspection and review of student education records.

     

    • The right to request amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading.  Parents or eligible students who wish to request that the District amend their child’s or their education record should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

     

    • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official typically includes a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the School Board. A school official may also include a person or company with whom Spokane Public Schools has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

     

    • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

     

    • The right to information about who to contact to seek access or amendment of education records.

     

    Directory Information: Federal law allows a school district to identify certain items as “directory information” that may be publicly released without permission of parents or eligible students upon the condition that the parent or eligible student be notified annually of the school's intention to release such information and be provided the opportunity to indicate that such information is not to be released without prior consent.  Cashmere School District identifies “directory information” as the student's name, photograph, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, diplomas and awards received and the most recent previous school attended.  Directory information shall not be released for commercial reasons.  Any parent or eligible student who does not consent to the school’s release of their student’s directory information must provide written notice to the school.  Please contact office staff at your student’s school to obtain additional information on how and when you may provide this notice.”

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  • El Acto de Privacidad y Derechos Académicos (FERPA)
    El acto de Privacidad y Derechos Academicos (FERPA) es una ley federal que protege la privacidad de los records educacionales de los estudiantes. La ley se aplica a todas las escuelas que recibe fondos por las programas del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. FERPA le da ciertos derechos para los padres de familia en relación con los records educativos de sus estudiantes. Estos derechos luego se transfiere al estudiante cuando cumplen 18 años o asisten a una escuela después de completar el nivel de preparatoria. Si el estudiante recibe la transferencia de los derechos, todavía se consideran como estudiantes protegidos por estos derechos.
    -Los padres o estudiantes que reciben la transferencia de los derechos tienen la capacidad de revisar los records educacionales que son mantenidos por la escuela. Aparte de razones en que los padres o estudiantes que reciben los derechos no son capaces de ver los records por distancia, las escuelas no son obligados a proporcionar copias de los records. Las escuelas que proporcionan estas copias de records educacionales tienen el derecho de cobrar para imprimirlo.
    -Los padres o estudiantes que reciben la transferencia de los derechos tienen la capacidad de peticionar que las escuelas cambian los records en caso de que hay un error. Si la escuela decide no cambiar el record, los padres o estudiantes que reciben los derechos a pedir un audiencia formal en el corte. Después de la audiencia formal, si la escuela decide no cambiar el record, los padres o estudiantes que reciben los derechos tienen permiso añadir los cambios en que originalmente pidieron la petición.
    Las escuelas pueden revelar información como los nombres de los estudiantes, dirección de hogar, numero de teléfono, fecha de nacimiento, reconocimientos, y records de asistencia. En estos casos, las escuelas tienen que notificar los padres y estudiantes de la revelación de este información con anticipación para que los padres y estudiantes pueden pedir que no publican este información. Las escuelas tienen que notificar a los padres y estudiantes cada año de sus derechos por (FERPA). La forma en como la escuela notifica los padres sera dirigido por la escuela.

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