News and Updates


The regularly scheduled Board meeting has been moved to the third Monday, July 17, 2017.



On June 12, 2017 the Cascade School District Board of Education will be asked to approve the adoption of a K-5 curriculum (Safer, Smarter Kids) to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 856:  Sex Abuse Prevention Instruction.  While Cascade currently has curriculum in place in grades 6-12, we do not have curriculum to address this requirement at the elementary level.

In July of 2015, the Oregon Legislature passed SB 856 which requires schools provide child sexual abuse prevention instruction kindergarten through grade 12. 

The requirements of SB 856 include the following:

  • ·         A minimum of 4 instructional sessions (equal to or greater than a standard class period) of sex abuse prevention instruction per year for grades kindergarten through 12.
  • ·         Sexual abuse instruction is integrated and part of required district comprehensive sexuality education plan and is aligned with state standards.
  • ·         Instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and is not shame or fear based.
  • ·         Instruction is culturally inclusive and is responsive to students including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • ·         A parental involvement component to inform parents about child sexual abuse topics.
  • ·         A professional training component for administrators, teachers and other school personnel.
  • ·         An evaluation component with measurable outcomes.
  • ·         Trauma informed instruction and services.

You may view the Safer, Smarter Kids website and sample videos by clicking on the following link:

Safer, Smarter Kids

 If you have any questions about this curriculum, you may contact Dawn Moorefield, Director of Human Resources and Instructional Services at



The Cascade Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school calendar.  The calendar is subject to change depending upon inclement weather during the school year.  Here is the link 2017-18 School Calendar or you may access it on the right side of the website page under Calendars.




Each year the district is required to notify the public of our compliance with Division 22 Assurances.  The information contained in this article, the annual report, helps to fulfill the standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools as set forth in OAR Chapter 581, Division 22.

Oregon State Report Cards for 2015-16             

Each year the district is responsible for notifying our parents of the grade level given to us by the State of Oregon.  Follow the link to see how your school measures up.



Cascade High School Continues to Excel Academically

In this link, Cascade High School was named in the top 6 schools with similar demographics for excelling at keeping freshmen on track.  The article continues on to highlight the high school dropout rate and quotes Mr. Thatcher, High School Principal, on what he thinks makes our school so great.


Oregon English Language Learner Report

Cascade School District is required to report this information to the public each year.  Please see the link below to review financial information for English language learner programs and the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program. The report provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents. 

Oregon English Language Learner Report


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