Dear Cascade Mountaineer Families,
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! We are getting everything ready for the new year and are extremely excited to meet or see all of you again.
Cascade kick-off (registration) is on August 27th. PLEASE come at the designated times for your child's last name.Check your registration packet for your designated time.It will make the registration go quickly and you should be able to get everything done within an hour. If you cannot make it on the 27rd, you may come in anytime before school starts to get your child's schedule and pay for their ID card, agenda book, yearbook, PE clothes and register them for athletics. Many of these fees can be paid for online, as you will see in the registration packet. This should speed the process up significantly. This is also the day students will get their iPads. All students will be given cases for free is you purchase the $30 insurance. This is highly recommended. Please bring in the AUP (acceptable use policy) that will be mailed separately.
If you are out school shopping for clothes, we wanted to inform you of a few dress code expectations to keep in mind. We hope you understand that the expectations are only to keep students dressing for success and to keep distractions to a minimum. All students must have a shirt with at least a 2- finger width shoulder strap or sleeve. All skirts, dresses and shorts must be no shorter than the child's fingertips when put to their sides. (This is usually around a 3-inch inseam).
If you are a new 6th grader at Cascade, we have a wonderful day planned for you on August 31th from 8:00-12:30 with our newly elected 8th grade WEB leaders .Every middle school in Bend has a program called "WEB" (Where Everyone Belongs). Our 8th grade WEB leaders are planning a day where they show the 6th graders the school, play some fun games, give insight on important things Cascade students need to know, and just be there as a mentor so that when students walk in the doors on the first day of school, they feel more confident and excited about all the ins and outs of Cascade. Please make sure your child is at Cascade by 7:45 a.m. The program will end at 12:30 pm and we will be providing a BBQ free of charge for all students.
If you are a new student to Cascade coming in as a 7th or 8th grader, we will have a new student orientation on August 27rd @ 9:00 am. It will last approximately one hour and we will give new students, tours and answer questions they may have.
Get ready for fall sports! We will offer cross-country to everyone (grades 6,7,8) and football and volleyball to 7th and 8th graders. Bend Parks and Recreation offers football and volleyball to all 6th graders. All sports will start the first week of school and athletic packets will be available at our kickoff on August 27th. The cost for a sport is $40.00. If you are unable to pay this fee, please consult with our athletic secretary to ask about a scholarship. Check out our athletic page at http://www.bend.k12.or.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=2211 for current information. All registration for sports can be done online.
Open house will be on September 3rd from 5:00-6:30. You will learn about our grading policy, new schedule, activities and more. Please plan on coming at 5:00 as there will be rotations for each topic.
Have a superb rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you on September 9th for your first day of school!