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January Newsletter

posted Dec 30, 2015, 9:48 AM by Kelly Trudeau   [ updated Jan 2, 2016, 5:40 PM ]

Special Points of Interest: 

  • January 7 - First day back to school from winter break
  • January 11-15 - Report to Parents sent via email
  • January 14 - School Board Meeting, 6:00PM Cherry Lane Auditorium
  • January 18 - Human Rights Day, No School
  • January 24-31 - National School Choice Week
  • January 27 - Day at the Capitol, School Choice Celebration
  • February 6 - 100th Day of School Pancake Feed, 9:00-11:00 Cherry Lane Cafeteria
  • February 11 - School Board Meeting, 6:00PM Cherry Lane Auditorium
  • February 12 - High School Dance, 7:00PM Tech Lane Auditorium
  • February 13 - Father-Daughter Dance, 7:00PM Cherry Lane Auditorium
  • February 17 - Class Group and Personality Picutures
Happy New Year!

Report to Parents
Your child('s) grades will be reported to you via the email address we have on file through Power School the week of January 11. 

Applications for 2016-17 School Year
If you have a child you would like to attend Compass for the first time next year (any grade) you will need to complete a Lottery Application by March 17 at 2pm. Applications will be on the website at: or in the school office.  The school lottery will be held April 21 at 12:00.

School Tours
Beginning on January 26th, school tours will be taking place for parents interested in entering their children in the lottery for the 2016-2017 school year. Space is limited so we ask that you please contact the office to reserve a spot on a tour.
Grades K-5 please call 855-2802
Grades 7-9 please call 888-5847

Inclement Weather
Delayed openings and school-day cancellations are generally announced by 6:00 a.m. via our emergency broadcast system and local media outlets. Parent's/Guardian's will receive an automated phone message and email with details regarding school closure or delay. It is the parents/guardians responsibility to keep their personal contact information up to date with the school in order to receive these announcements. 

Booster News
Middle School Boys basketball tryouts will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 5:30-7:00 and Friday, Jan. 8 from 4:00-5:30 at the Cherry Lane campus.

Upcoming home game basketball schedule:

Jan. 15 - Boys & Girls High School game vs. Victory Charter boys JV 4:30/ Girls Var 6:00/ Boys Var 7:30
Jan. 19 - Boys & Girls High School game vs. Liberty Charter boys JV 4:30/ Girls Var 6:00/ Boys Var 7:30
Jan. 26 - Boys Middle School vs. Notus at 4:30
Jan. 27 - Boys & Girls High School game vs. Idaho City boys JV 4:30/ Girls Var 6:00 (girls senior night)/ Boys Var 7:30 Come support our senior girls in their last home game!

During the high school home games in January come watch some of our very own elementary classes play exhibition games during half time. 

The spring fundraiser for athletic player to earn the $50 pay to play fundraiser fee will be a raffle. Watch for further details to come soon via your athlete.

Mark your calendar for the next general booster meeting on Feb. 16 at 6:30 at the Cherry Lane Campus cafeteria.
Student Drop Off
Please help student drop off to run smoothly by having students ready to unload once your vehicle is parallel and stopped in the unloading zone. This means coats, hats, gloves, backpacks on and hugs and kisses completed.                             At the secondary campus, if your student has a large project to unload, please park rather than unloading in the quick drop off zone. 

Elementary Lost and Found
Please check the school's Facebook page for pictures of lost student belongings at the elementary building.

Student Safety
With so many new students attending Compass at the beginning of this school year, the administration has been lenient regarding parents/guardians walking students into the building to their classroom(s) each day.
​Now that we are halfway through the year, ​hopefully your children are feeling familiar and comfortable enough with the school to make it to their classroom(s) on their own from the parent drop-off line​ or from the front of the school.​ If you must walk your student into the playground area or building, please stop at the school office first in order to get a visitor’s badge. Our staff will be looking for adults with visitor badges once an adult enters the playground area and/or a building. Thank you for your help in this matter, our goal is to keep ALL students safe!

National School Choice Week
January 24-31 is National School Choice Week. It is a great time to be a kid with so many choices in education. These choices make a parent's job more difficult as it requires researching the right "fit" for each child in the family. However, I think we can all appreciate the fact that the days of "one size fits all" education are gone. Help celebrate school choice by visiting

On January 27th, our 8th grade students will be visiting the State Capitol to celebrate school choice on the capitol steps, tour the capitol and visit with legislators. Last year, our 3rd and 4th grade students participated in Day at the Capitol. If you visit the website link above, you will see some of our Compass students holding the school choice banner.