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Dr. N. Shalene French updates families once a month after the Regular School Board meeting or as needed to ensure families are kept informed. 

 

Below are the topics covered in the newsletters during the 2023-24 School Year. Click the link to read the full newsletter.

 

June 17, 2024

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Changes for the 2024-2025 School Year
  • Advanced Opportunity Summer School
  • 6th Annual Latino Fest - Boise & Caldwell's Mariachi Program
  • First Generation College Student Dayna Buitron of Caldwell Earns Top Scholarship
  • Reading Corps Tutor
  • Safety Update
  • Parent Information
  • Community Events

 

May 17, 2024

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • CHS Class of 2024 Honors Reception
  • Canyon Springs Accolades
  • Middle School Spotlight
  • Wilson Living History Wax Museum
  • Newcomer Mentorship Program
  • Supplemental Levy Renewal Election
  • Advanced Opportunity Summer School
  • Safety Update
  • Parent Information
  • Community Events 

 

April 12, 2024

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent 
  • Caldwell High School Celebrating 105 Years of Accreditation
  • Caldwell Middle School Science Field Trip
  • Wagons Ho
  • Spotlight on Cradle for the Cure
  • Supplemental Levy Renewal
  • Safety Update 
  • Parent Information
  • Community Events

 

March 15, 2024

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Spotlight on Student Enrichment 
  • Academic Bowl Teams
  • PAWstive Playground
  • Safety Update
  • Parent Information
  • Community Events

 

February 16, 2024 

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • February is CTE Month
  • Middle School Spotlight: Mariachi Program
  • Elementary Spotlight: Legacy Program
  • Safety Update
  • Screenagers Movie Night
  • Grant Opportunity Available for Young Artists
  • Public Schools Week 2024
  • Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Applications Due March 1

 

January 12, 2024

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • CTE Spotlight: Pharmacy Tech Program
  • Elementary Spotlight: Wilson Elementary Digital News Club
  • Middle School Spotlight: Cougars Shine at District Wrestling Tournament
  • Get Ready for ACCESS for English Learners Testing
  • Safety Update
  • Parent Information
  • Screenagers Movie Night

 

December 15, 2023

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Newsflash for Parents
  • Generous Donations
  • Acts of Service
  • Facility Improvements
  • Monthly Student Safety Tip
  • KNOW Vape
  • College & Career Update

 

November 17, 2023

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Mr. Chad Maxton is Idaho's K-6 STEM Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Council
  • Spotlight on Fall Sports
  • Newsflash for Parents
  • Monthly Student Safety Tip
  • Introduction on How to Use PowerSchool
  • College and Career Update
  • Learn More About Better FAFSA

 

October 13, 2023

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • CHS Drama
  • CHS Marching Band
  • Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit
  • Boys Soccer Beast Bishop Keel for District Title
  • National School Bus Safety Week
  • Crosswalk Safety Survey
  • Community Schools
  • Idaho LAUNCH
  • REMINDER: Upcoming School Board Election Nov. 7
  • Prevention and Control of Respiratory Illness in School

 

September 15, 2023

en español

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Remembering 9/11
  • Levy Rate Reduced...Again
  • Facility Improvements
  • Every Day Attendance Campaign
  • Supporting Your Child's Special Education Needs
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • Health Services Notification
  • Review the Parents' Guide to FERPA from the U.S. Department of Education 

 

August 15, 2023

en español

  • First Day of School
  • Message from the Superintendent 
  • Spotlight on Caldwell Graduates 
  • Back-to-school Routine Tips and Tricks from TeacherLists
  • School Supplies
  • School Bus Safety
  • Help Idaho State Agencies Distribute Accurate Information on PANDAS/PANS to Idaho Families
  • City of Caldwell Construction Projects

 

Back to School Information

en español

  • In-person Registration
  • Online Registration
  • Meet the Teacher & Back to School Nights
  • Immunizations/Vaccinations Information
  • City of Caldwell Construction Projects
  • 2023-2024 District Calendar
  • School Supplies

Dr. N. Shalene French updates families once a month after the Regular School Board meeting or as needed to ensure families are kept informed. 

 

Below are the topics covered in the newsletters during the 2022-23 School Year. Click the link to read the full newsletter.

 
  • Message from the Superintendent
  • 2023 Summer Graduate
  • Spotlight on Caldwell High School Fabrication Team
  • Migrant Summer School
  • Be ready for the first day of school
  • Community Eligibility Provision 
  • Summer Maintenance Projects
  • Community Events
 
  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Advanced Opportunity Summer School
  • Math and Science Summer Institute 
  • Parent Resources
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid Due June 30
  • Keep Kids Reading Through the Summer
  • Families Can Explore Post K-12 Options With Next Steps Idaho
  • Free Summer Meals
 
  • Message from the Superintendent
  • CHS Class of 2023 Honors Reception 
  • Summer Bridge Academy 
  • Welcoming Heather Ehlschide 
  • Community Schools
  • Farmworker Appreciation 
  • Wilson Elementary Digital News Club
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations 
  • 2023-2024 School Calendar
 
  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Caldwell High School Student Council Receives National Award
  • Advanced Opportunities Summer Program
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Generous Donation
  • Spotlight on Early Learning
  • Caldwell Teacher Receives VFW's Top Award
  • PBS Kids for Parents
  • Global Youth Service Days 
 
  • Message from the Superintendent 
  • 2023-2024 School Calendar
  • 2023-2024 School Start Times
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Parent Engagement Survey
  • Talk About Writing Day
  • Adult English Language Classes
  • Van Buren's PTO Selected by the IEA for the Friend of Education Award
  • American Sign Language Resources
  • Spotlight on Caldwell Wrestling 
 
  • Congratulations to Cougar Cheer
  • STARBASE Idaho
  • New CTE Program Coming to Caldwell High School
  • Choral Showcase
  • School Resource Officer Appreciation Day
  • Student Achievement 
 
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary School Earned 'Top Performer' Recognition on State's Most Recent Report Card
  • Two Caldwell High School Alumni Featured in award-winning book series
  • Caldwell Youth Forum
  • School Start Time Survey
  • Thank you to Caldwell Lions Club
  • Legacy Program
  • Get Ready for ACCESS for English Learners testing
  • Crosswalk Safety Information
 
 
  • 5th Grade Orchestra
  • Blizzard Week
  • What is Phonemic Awareness?
  • Crosswalk Safety Information
  • Eat Together Idaho
  • School Transportation Survey
  • Student Information System
  • Cold and Flu Information
 
December 6, 2022
  • As we head into the winter months, this is a quick reminder that cold and flu season is upon us. It is important we work together to keep our children safe and healthy. Viruses/Common colds spread easily among children in schools. Click here for ways to help reduce the spread of viruses. 
 
  • Honoring our Veterans
  • Spotlight on Fall Sports
  • Highlight our Fine Arts
  • Latinos in Action Course
  • Community Schools
  • Crosswalk Safety
  • Viral video of SRO dancing at Caldwell High School Homecoming Dance
  • Toys for Tots Information
 
October 18, 2022
  • The Paqui One Chip Challenge is a social media challenge promoted by Paqui, a tortilla chip company. Paqui sells small containers, each containing once spicy chip and the label "One Chip Challenge".  Click here for more information.
 
  • Spotlight on TRIO
  • Doctor for a Day
  • Mystery Science
  • Caldwell Student selected as a member of State Superintendent Ybarra's Student Advisory Council
  • The Legacy Program is back in Caldwell
  • Caldwell Youth Forum
  • Congratulations to Caldwell High School Boys Soccer
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
 
  • Homecoming 2022
  • #EveryDayMatters Attendance Campaign
  • Summer Board Retreat
  • Strategic Plan
  • Spotlight on our School Resource Officer
  • Empowering Parents Grant
  • Home Internet Resources
  • Community Information
 
August 17,2022
  • Welcome Back
  • Every Day Matters (Attendance Campaign) 
  • School Safety
  • Strategic Plan
 
  • Meet the Teacher Night
  • Owen Does Good
  • Spotlight on Caldwell Welding Program
  • True Leaders
  • 2022-2023 School Calendar
  • School Supplies
  • Bus Route Changes
  • COVID-19 Information
  • COVID-19 Decision Tree
 
  • In-person Registration
  • Meet the Teacher Night
  • Bus Route Changes
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Secondary Class Schedules
  • School Supplies
  • 2022-2023 School Calendar 

Superintendent N. Shalene French updates families once a month after the school board meetings or as needed to ensure families are kept informed. 

 

Below are the topics covered in the newsletters during the 2021-22 School Year. Click the link to read the full newsletter.

 
  • Meet the Teacher/Visit School Nights Monday, Tuesday
  • Wednesday's First Day of School is Early Release Day
  • What's for breakfast & lunch?
  • Where's the bus stop?
  • COVID Operations Plan
  • Caldwell Online Academy is enrolling
 
  • Spotlight on Elementary Math, Science, and Reading
  • Idaho Community Grant to support Early Learning for Caldwell School District
  • Caldwell Student selected as a member of Superintendent Ybarra's Student Advisory Council
  • Boys & Girls Club coming to Caldwell Schools
 
  • Spotlight on Caldwell School District's Career Technical Education Programs 
  • Internet Access Programs Available for Families
  • Parent Teacher Communication
  • Boys & Girls Club still accepting kids for after school program
  • Trustees vote to extend mask requirement
  • REMINDER: Upcoming School Board Election Nov. 2
  • Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Soccer Teams!
 
  • Honoring Our Veterans!
  • Spotlight on Canyon Springs Student Ambassadors
  • Caldwell High School Trio Upward Bound Program honored at State Capitol
  • Caldwell High School Students Earn $60,000 Scholarship
  • Classroom Spotlight - Jefferson Middle School
  • Board votes to recommend masks
  • Highlight our Fall Sport Athletes!
 
  • Canyon Springs math teacher wins Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching
  • Celebrate Computer Science Everywhere!
  • Annual Shop with a Cop Event
  • Caldwell Online Academy Preschool
  • Toolbox Project
  • Internet Safety Tips
 
  • Honoring Damian Arguell, Caldwell's first Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Everyday Leadership Program
  • Capturing Caldwell
  • Spotlight on our Winter Sports
  • Get Ready for ACCESS for English Learners testing!
  • Updated CDC Guidance 
  • Testing and Masking Information
 
  • STARBASE Idaho Program
  • Spanish Students Excel
  • Supplemental Levy Renewal
  • Joselyn Gutierrez awarded $1,000 Scholarship
  • Spotlight on our Career Technical Educational Programs
  • Freshman Registration
  • What is the Big I.D.E.A? (Idaho Digital E-Book Alliance
  • Nominate a Caldwell School District Teach for Idaho Teacher of the Year
  • Mask Information Update
 
  • Spotlight on Community Engagement
  • 2C Kids Week
  • Caldwell High School Student Council Shines at IASC Conference 
  • Governor Little Signs Empowering Parents Grant Bill into Law at Sacajawea Elementary 
  • Jefferson Middle School wins Academic Bowl Championships - Caldwell middle schools sweep competition
  • Highlights from our Winter Sports Season
  • Summer Bridge Academy 
  • Parent Engagement Survey
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Thank you Caldwell for supporting the Supplemental Levy
 
  • Latinos in Action
  • Explore Oregon Science Field Trip
  • Students Giving Back
  • Spotlight on Caldwell High School's Fabrication Team
  • Celebrating Caldwell FFA
  • Caldwell High School Greenhouse Sale
  • In-person Kindergarten Registration will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • Summer Reading Celebration 
  • Celebrating the Week of the Young Child
 
  • Caldwell Online Academy Student Author
  • 2022 Special Olympics Field Day
  • CHS Class of 2022 Honors Reception
  • Advanced Learning Program
  • Innovative Educator - Librarian Cheryl Griebenow
  • Summer Reading Celebration 
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
  • Addressing Youth E-Cigarette Use and Vaping in Schools
  • 2022 - 2023 School Calendar
 
  • Celebrating the Class of 2022
  • Spotlight on Lincoln Hunt
  • 2022 Civic Engagement Scholarship Winners
  • Free Summer Meal Information 
  • Keep kids reading through school library, Community Events
  • Community Information
  • School Board Appreciation Month
  • Vaccination Reminder
  • Community Events
 
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  • LEDA Scholar
  • 2022 Summer Graduates
  • Migrant Summer School
  • Summer GLAD Training
  • First of School: Monday, August 15
  • Be ready for the first day of school
  • Grab and go breakfast and lunch is back in Caldwell
  • Community Eligibility Provision
  • Addressing Youth E-Cigarette Use and Vaping in Schools
  • View and Comment on K-6 grade Health Videos
2020-21 School Year Superintendent Newsletters 
 
Superintendent N. Shalene French updates families once a month after the school board meetings or as needed to ensure families are kept informed. 
 
Below are the topics covered in the newsletters during the 2020-21 School Year click the link to read the full newsletter. 
 
  • Summer bridge programs offer nontraditional learning times
  • Keep kids reading through school library, community events
  • Free summer meals available at four schools
  • Mask policy shifts from required to recommended
  • Expanding community schools next year
  • Good news about our schools & students
  • COVID vaccines available for children age 12 and older
 
 
  • Celebrating our students' achievements
  • Details on CHS, CSHS graduations
  • Speaking of graduation, CHS will increase the credits required starting with the Class of 2025
  • Meet the new Van Buren Principal
  • Have you moved? Please update your address by May 21 in Skyward to ensure benefit card reaches you
  • New benefit provides discounts for internet service
 
  • Have you moved? Please update your address by May 21 in Skyward to ensure P-EBT benefit card reaches you
 
  • Last day of school change: Switch to in person
  • Update on next school year: Fall registration dates set Partnering to support our adolescents
  • Melissa Langan to serve as Chief Academic Officer
  • Important dates!
  • May 11 deadline to apply for open school board position
  • Plans to finish this year, summer opportunities & next year!
  • We're offering new summer learning opportunities
  • Please update your family's information in Skyward
  • First day of school for students is Aug. 18 for next year
  • Exploring start time change; not year round schedule
  • May 11 deadline to apply for open school board position
  • Special activities returning with safety protocols
  • Preparing for four days in person starting March 29
  • Options for families with concerns about returning to more in person learning
  • What to expect when students return after spring break
  • Looking for applicants for open school board position
  • Middle, high school schedules change after spring break
  • Elementary school schedules will change after Spring Break; Secondary schools schedules will stay in hybrid (See March 2 Newsletter for update on secondary schools)
  • Thank you for taking our survey about the schedule
  • Community partnership will expand WIFI access for our elementary students
  • Free meals available curbside at our schools
  • Great Starts: Preschool, kindergarten sign ups 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at every elementary school
  • Welcome to Peaceful Park!
  • Black TOP MC donates to TEAM program
  • Scout spruces up Jefferson tennis courts
  • No school Monday, Feb. 15 Presidents' Day
  • We're hiring & Caldwell Transportation Company is, too
  • Looking forward to seeing our students in person next week!
  • January is School Board appreciation month
  • Join us! We're hiring
  • Good news from our schools
  • Expanding home spectators at sports
  • Congratulations to Van Buren's Kelly Garey
  • Congratulations Caldwell High School's Samantha Lepiane
  • Thank you Kathy Neufield
  • Starting new year in remote, shifting to hybrid Jan. 19
  • Limited openings in Caldwell Online Academy
  • If you travel out of United States, you will need to quarantine
  • Good news about our schools and students
  • Map of Wi-Fi Access areas
  • Tech Support for Students, Parents
  • How to access Google files without internet
  • How to access Otis a free training resource
  • Returning to remote learning after Thanksgiving break
  • Please help reduce the spread of COVID
  • Thanksgiving and COVID-19
  • Staying in hybrid until Thanksgiving Break
  • Knowing what we know now, how should we handle instruction moving forward?
  • Working to expand our substitute pool
  • Offering support if you want to apply for funds for families
  • Families of Seniors: Please take advantage of our support for applying for college financial aid
  • We're open - now let's stay open with every one able to attend!
  • Caldwell have you seen the news
  • Board approves changes to October calendar; Parent Teacher Conferences go virtual
  • Free meals for students during the hybrid schedule
  • A reminder about school immunizations
  • Strong Families, Strong Students Grant Opportunity
  • Our plan to return to in person learning Sept. 28 & 29
  • Why change from remote learning to blended learning or a hybrid model?
  • What is blended learning or hybrid model?
  • Face coverings required for students in schools
  • What to do if your student becomes ill
  • Please do NOT send your child to school when others in the home are COVID positive
  • Please update student immunizations
  • Quick tips to get ready for school next week!
  • Are you concerned about your students’ progress?
  • Looking for your child’s bus stop?
  • Special one-time payment to Caldwell families
  • Our plan to return to in person learning
  • Caldwell School District families qualifying for free- or reduced-priced meals last spring qualify for benefit
  • Upgrade to Warren "Moke" Strong Sports Complex
  • New greenhouse at Caldwell High School
  • How to access Google files without internet
  • How to access Otis a free training resource
  • "What is Patriotism to Me?" Essay contest
  • Update on technology Issues
  • Part 1: Teacher preparation for 2020-21 / Parte 1: Preparación del maestro para 2020-21
  • Part 2: What parents can expect / Parte 2: Qué pueden esperar los padres
  • Starting school in remote learning
  • Delayed start of school; switch to blended learning
  • When will secondary A/B and elementary morning/afternoon schedules be available?
  • Next week's registration activities
  • Online only option sign up deadline Thursday, Aug. 6
  • Cloth face coverings are required for school
  • Tips for families getting ready for school
  • Superintendent French & Chairman Pesina provide more detail on items in this newsletter in this video update