Human Growth and Development
Human Growth and Development will be taught each year during 5th and 6th grade. Topics include puberty, reproductive system and HIV/AIDS.
Families are invited to attend one of two identical presentations to learn about the health standards, activities and resources that will be used to teach each of the topics, and the opt-out process. Please see details below.
Those who are unable to attend the district presentations may review the lessons posted by clicking here. Due to copyright restrictions, we are required to post the links to the entire lessons as they were developed by F.L.A.S.H. Please know that some components of the lessons (example: homework-related activities for integrated learning and family homework) will not be taught.
The lessons and resources are also available for review from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or by appointment) at Teaching and Learning Services at the district office. A video that will be used for the lessons is available for viewing at the district presentation and at Teaching and Learning. Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to upload the video to our website.
Building Student Resiliency
Here's a great article on how parents can help support their child's budding resiliency--an essential skill needed in order to navigate their world with confidence and meaning. Sometimes, out of deep empathy and the desire to prevent our children from suffering or experiencing hardship, adults (parents and teachers alike) will want to "step in" and solve a child's problems themselves without more properly mentoring or coaching the child to navigate those waters themselves. This isn't meant to say we let the child "sink or swim" all on their own. Rather, this different approach provides the child with opportunities to experience key learning, through difficulty, that will benefit them greatly in their futures. We hope you enjoy the article. How to support your child at school without being a helicopter parent.
We have uploaded a new November 2018 newsletter. Please click here to view and download our Thunderbird newsletters and learn more.
In our school community, we are passionate about meeting all learners where they are in service of each realizing their innate and extraordinary human potential. This is our great work! Care to join us?
SEL Lives at Cascade View
As part of our mission of "teaching to the heart as well as the mind," our students are learning important Social and Emotional Learning concepts. If you haven't already, ask your child about the Zones of Regulation, their Brain in the Palm of Their Hand (and what "flipping their lids" means), and some mindfulness tools and strategies they are learning to improve their ability to regulate their emotions.
Towards Becoming a Compassionate School
Cascade View is joining three other schools in the Snohomish School District as part of a county-wide grant facilitating the implementation of trauma-informed school practices to better support our students at school. This two year collaboration with county coordinators and instructors will center on a data-informed approach to enhance our systemic and classroom instructional and intervention practices sensitive to all students but also to our students who come to us with multiple adverse childhood experiences (or trauma). More information will be sent to our school community in the months to come. We are excited about this new endeavor and are looking forward to evolving what we do to better meet our WHY!