Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Gratitude Report 2020

Fall 2020

Dear Cascades Academy Families and Friends,

It is with a full heart that I write to you today to share Cascades Academy’s 2020 Gratitude Report. Every day I am reminded of the ways your gifts of time, talent, and treasure have positively impacted the students and faculty of Cascades Academy. We are blessed with the opportunity to get to know our students in a deep and meaningful way, to fill them with knowledge and the tools to think critically about their world, and to witness their remarkable growth on all levels day after day. They have these opportunities thanks to you, our wide array of supporters and friends. Through your gifts, the priceless experience of a Cascades Academy education is possible.

It will come as no surprise that our incredible faculty, staff, and students met the challenges of the last half of the 2019-20 school year with grace, flexibility, and resilience. We are now a few weeks into the start of another historic year - with grades PK-3 on campus every day while 4th-12th graders work virtually and meet once a week on campus for two hours at a time. I can honestly say that I never could have imagined a school year such as this one (or last!), and yet I am so grateful to be navigating it with these students, faculty, staff, families, and trustees. Collectively, we embody our school-wide theme of unity in our connection to each other and our commitment to education.

Thank you for your dedication to this special school and for being part of our CACO family. I hope you will take a moment to watch the short video from me above.

With deep appreciation,

Julie Amberg
Head of School